We arrived late on June 1st. Our flight from Orlando, Florida was delayed due to the Air France 427 that disappeared early that morning. We were patient and Air Jamaica was more than accommodating. The best part!: David was there when we arrived! He drove us straight to Nirvana. Even though we were late, our cottage was ready! Errol made sure we were settled in for the night. Our first impression was" RUSTIC"! Our first daylight impression was GREAT! If you require A/C or " exceptional first class accommodations, Nirvana is not for you! This is authentic Jamaica! David helped us with our shopping and was available at our request. Errol was our security -- it seemed day and night -- but we were always comfortable! Errol even awaited our return when we walked on the beach to dinner before sunset! Moses, who also kept the grounds immaculate!, greeted us when we returned after sunset. PLEASE know that several of the local restaurants provide "to and from" transportation -- you just have to check. I will do separate reviews on the restaurants we visited, but Kuyaba and Island Twist were at the top of our list. We also did Charela, but weren't quite as pleased as we were with the others. Here's the scoop: Kuyaba provides "to and from" transportation, Island Twist is just 4 properties down from Nirvana -- great for breakfast, lunch or dinner (shrimp scampi is over the top with garlic -- if you like garlic, was the best of all! Charela is good and just a few doors north of Nirvana, a bit over-priced, don't bother for lunch; dessert and coffee were good, service was just OK. Kuyaba beat all -- dinner twice -- conch stew was, whew!, the best, Snapper with callaloo was also quite tasty! Otherwise, kick back and enjoy every moment. Errol and Moses will be sure you aren't harrassed by the beacj vendors and will protect your beach stuff, even to the point of taking it inside while you are taking that wonderful walk on the beach. Margaritaville is a 15-minute walk to the north if you're into the huge party scene. Nirvana, on the other hand, does families or solos without a problem. You do need to know that there were several ginja transactions and users. The nudity, however, was very minimal -- on 2 topless ladies during our 6-day stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located on Negril Beach, Nirvana is 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 island-style laid back un-commercial Caribbean 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