Just got back yesterday from our BEST vacation ever! We stayed at Nirvana, again, and this trip exceeded all others. The staff, I just can't say enough nice things about everyone. It was truly amazing!
Our trip started with Breezy picking us up at the airport. (Even with a pre-arranged pick-up at the airport, Club Mobay was so very much worth it!!) Nicely tinted windows and great air conditioning make the car a mini-oasis in the heat! We stopped at Mega Mart for my first time. It was perfect - they do have everything - lots of imports as well as Jamaican brands - everything you could want.
We stayed in the upper veranda suite and it was everything and more. A small kitchen area with a full apartment fridge and freezer - large enough to hold our assorted fruit juices, bottled water, and of course the Red Stripes.
Having grown up in a large 4 season house on the beach, the furniture was exactly as I expect and want - bamboo. There were two nice chairs and ottomans inside, great for reading at night. But the best part was the veranda. We were out on that from 7 in the morning till late into the night. The veranda suites are less than 50 feet from the water...the view...well there are no words that begin to describe the feeling you get when you stand there...it takes your breath away and every trouble or worry is gone. This is home! This is my happy place!
Every day, Errol puts out chairs and side tables for every guest at Nirvana - spread out on the beach - sun or shade, depending on your preference. If you moved your chairs, he would remember your 'new' location for the next day. We always felt like we were on our own private beach.
The best part of the day on the beach is the morning. I was up and out in the water by 7:30 each day - snorkeling straight out from the beach. Nirvana is located far enough away from 'those big commercial' resorts that mornings are still quiet and peaceful.
But enough about the beach and the ocean, Nirvana is perfect for a vacation starting point. Nirvana offers a variety of accommodations in beautiful natural well cared for tropical gardens with a HUGE beach including plenty of palms and shade trees. No restaurants or bars on the property means that the only people on the property are staff and guests. Food and beverage as well as many activities can be found just steps from the property.
Nirvana lets everyone build their own vacation. The 'gotta keep doing things' crowd have more than enough in Jamaica to keep busy and those of us who are especially susceptible to sand gravity can enjoy the splendor that mother nature has bestowed to Negril in the form of the most picture perfect beach imaginable.
Housekeeping staff were quick, efficient, and practically invisible. On the one and only overcast day, we stepped out for a morning swim, and by the time we were back, the suite was cleaned and we had all new fresh towels.
Management was always available and checked with us several times to see how we were doing and checking to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Everyone was so great and nice, we really did feel like we were family. We can't wait to go back - the sooner the better.
So many beach-walkers stopped and took pictures of Nirvana - everyone knows paradise when they see it! Nirvana is paradise, found!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located directly on Negril Beach,JAMAICA... Nirvana is not just another hotel, it is a special place where guests have space in an intimate & unique beachfront property with that famous old-style Negril ambiance, privacy & security making it the perfect choice for couples, singles, families or groups who have been searching for a special NEGRIL laid back un-commercial JAMAICAN beachfront vacation. We are a terrific value, you can rent one unit, several units or the whole property. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nirvana On The Beach Hotel Negril
- Nirvana On The Beach Negril