As I sit here looking out my window at 3 inches of snow, I can hardly believe it was only 24 hours ago I was sitting on the porch of the Cave House overlooking the sea listening to the waves lap against the cliffs! No cookie-cutter resort here, just clean, comfortable accommodations and all the privacy you desire. The Jamaican-style cottages, with their louvered windows and thatched roofs are authentic and the Citronella "gated community" is safe and always has staff onsite to assist you in anything you need. No, WiFi is not available in the cottages, but is just a few steps away in the Great House. Think of it as a "governor" for your connectivity in order to get disconnected for awhile. I have to mention our housekeepers, Millie and Ann Marie. Millie, in particular, took care of me when I didn't feel well, checking on me and truly caring. She is a special soul, indeed, and left a mark on my heart. Adrian, Cathy, thank you for the special attention directing us for all we needed.
Just within walking distance are a variety of restaurants, both tourist and local, and the Negril Lighthouse is within walking distance as well. Rick's Cafe, although a popular tourist attraction, with taxi's and buses of people arriving daily to watch the cliff jumpers, was not our favorite aspect of our experience. Being right across the cove from them, the music was a nightly serenade. Fortunately, though, it ended by 9 or so and we adapted. All in all, we had a great time and would highly recommend Citronella to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Citronella Hotel Negril
- Citronella Resort Negril