My mother and I stayed at Kuyaba Negril during 4th of July holiday for a few days. Roshell (front desk representative and host), Shawn, and other staff were very pleasant and professional. The bed was comfortable, in my opinion, because I need more a firm bed for slight back issues. The mosquitos can be a bit much if you are not prepared. Roshell was nice enough to offer us coils you light to keep the Mosquitos at bay, which did help considerably. We also purchased a can of bug spray at the Times Square shopping center, store #10 (great store by the way and the owner is wonderful! he offers everything you need at better prices than the other stores).
One thing I will say is the rooms need to be upgraded...there are no phones and the doors are glass with a chain lock and regular turn lock on the knob. Although we were not concerned about our safety or being robbed, it would be nice if the doors were more secure from theft. We always locked our luggage in the morning before leaving the room every day. Can be a bit of a hassle, but worth it to avoid temptation of theft.
Every day we left a tip for the housekeeper...$3 to $5 US dollars. She never had much to do but clean the bathroom, because we left the beds neat and the room in general.
Also, please be aware that Legends hotel next door will not allow you to lounge on their beach chairs in front of their property. You have to lounge on the Kuyaba side. I had a HORRIFIC altercation with the "security guard" (non-uniformed mind you), Michael Brydston, for Legends. I will not go in to detail, but let's say that his actions were extremely traumatizing, unprofessional, and threatening. I had to make a police report against him. The manager, Ms. Marva, of Kuyaba spoke with him as well as an officer and that diffused the situation, but made the remainder of the stay uncomfortable, but not intolerable.
After that horrible incident, I/we would still consider returning for another vacation at Kuyaba, because the staff and the food, are wonderful. The rates are incomparable too!! Definitely worth a try and if you don't like it, don't return.
Cheers and blessings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Negril's famous & beautiful seven mile white sand beach, Kuyaba is a family owned & operated boutique, beach hotel with a tropical island vibe that you won't find anywhere else. Set on a lush, tropical property surrounded by exotic plants, flowers & different varieties of palm trees, Kuyaba gives the true feeling of an island vacation. Kuyaba's architecture looks rustic on the outside but has a clean & modern heartbeat within the rooms offering all the comforts of home & then some. Featuring an on-property, beachside, restaurant & bar with an outstanding view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuyaba Hotel Negril
- Kuyaba Resort Negril