Nirvana on the Beach
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After being away from my husband for three and a half months, we decided to take a four day weekend in Negro, Jamaica.
When you go to Bar-B-Barn you are not just a guest, you are part of a family; home away from home, singles, couples and family alike. Being a family run hotel that has been in operation for over twenty years, I know what it is to look for that personalized ...
... pristine waters and earned his badge of honor. He crossed an item off his bucket list that wasn't on there to begin with. Needless to say, it was added then crossed off.
We dined at the beautiful Rockhouse Resort for lunch. Their jerk mayonnaise was addictive! When Kyle's fries were finished, he dipped my string beans and carrots into the mayonnaise. I think he just really wanted an excuse to ...
... once for breakfast and once for dinner.
At 12:30 they had a parade on the promenade. I’m not really into parades but I did want to see what one would be like in the ship. If you like parades it would probably be a good experience. For dinner we did formal night and tried the fisherman’s plate that I’ve heard so much about. We also split the prime rib. Both were really good. We ...
... his fault.
Dinner was good, and after dinner we went to Neptune's bar and had scotch, rum and who know what else. We people watched and laughed, and then we started chatting with a nice couple from NC. They told us all about the membership programs and booking the next vacation while still here. We said we'd check it out.
Then it was back to the room to relax, and we planned to get up early to enjoy our last ...
... massage, which was great, and it started to rain. Then I went back to the room, and we drank and ordered snacks for the balcony. I continued to read my book and Elly wrote (I still want the book acknowledgment for finding batteries for her keyboard). We also tried to figure out the Monty Hall Problem after I read it in the book I was reading. We sang along to country music on the radio and watched another ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nirvana on the Beach Negril
Disagreeing with lyonzion
I am writing in disagreement to the lyon-zion person. I think he was definitely 'masking' an ulterior motive for writing such a negative view in such a 'calm' way. I've been to Nirvana at least ten times and have never known the staff to be unhappy with their jobs or with the Gottlieb's. We always chat to the staff and I've never heard a negative remark. After going there for many years, I'm SURE I'd be able to tell if the staff seemed unhappy. Nirvana has many return visitors and none of us would be going back if the staff were unhappy, since assuredly it would trickle down to the visitors. Nirvana is a fabulous place to stay if you want to experience Negril as it was meant to be experienced...peaceful vibes, beautiful grounds, happy people!
Everyone went out of their way to take good care of me and my friends from the drivers to the women who cooked our food to the grounds staff.
Baney was especially gracious and protective of us and we really appreciated his guidance.
I can't say enough about my experience at Nirvana and I have told all my friends.
Nirvana is my first choice on the beach in Negril
I like to consider Nirvana my little piece of heaven on earth (or Negril in this case) that I have the great joy of visiting once a year. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff the best, the location awesome and the cottages have everything I could possibly need for a great vacation in the Caribbean. NO PHONES, NO TV's, just relaxation. Lie down in one of the garden hammocks and listen to the birds. Sit under a tree and watch the doctor bird visit. Been going there since the late 80's and if I'm staying on the beach it is the only place I consider staying at!! The best.
Rest and Relaxation
Rest and Relaxation. Nirvana is a great place to stay. While somewhat rustic, which is part of the charm, the cottages are always neat and clean. The staff are wonderful and accomodating. The grounds are a beautiful tropical forest. Wonderful place to stay!
Great Times in Nirvana, Negril Beach
My family has spent four or five vacations at Nirvana, on Negril Beach with the Gottliebs. Before our son was born, my wife and I spent some great winter weeks on the Beach, enjoying the hospitality of the very homey accomodations at Nirvana. When our son, was three, four and five years old we continued to spend parts of our winters at Nirvana. We would certainly recommend the place to couples and families with children. In fact we are looking forward to another winter trip to Nirvana for winter of 04-05.
The Frajndlich Family
Nirvana-refuge on the beach.
I take in Nirvana when I need a break from my regular place in Negril. They are a nice refuge from the hussle and bussle of this quirky little town.
No hassles with the higglers, friendly staff, no through traffic disturbing my nap on the canvas swing chairs.
The cottages are clean, quiet. Lonnie and Stan are the best when it comes to customer care.
Great place to relax and enjoy life
Every time I return to Nirvana my family is not only reluctant to leave...but once home, they never stop telling their friends about the great time they have had and how well they were treated by the courteous staff and owners.
Heaven on Earth
My family and I have been returning to Nirvana for years and wouldn't think of staying anywhere different. The employees, their drivers and owners themselves have always been helpful, honest and reliable. The gardens, grounds and beach area are consistently maintained and the women who clean, cook and do laundry are above the average in my opinion. My son and his three friends just returned last week from a spring break vacation at Nirvana. Lonnie (owner) and I have been planning this trip for the boys for several months. She was very reassuring having grown children herself and assurred me that they would be in good hands as it was a first solo trip for all of them. Upon return the boys talked incessently about how terrific the staff was and how they felt taken care of. The staff washed their clothes, kept their cabin clean and cooked. They went above and beyond to ensure that the boys visit was most pleasant. I will be forever grateful and look forward to a return trip.
Trouble in Paradise
Nirvana has changed in recent times, unfortunately not for the better.
After a really nice trip 2 years ago, we returned to find a wholesale change in the primary staff and their attitude exuding an air of unhappiness. Certain truths came to light, such as the fact that the staff tip that is collected up front is only actually given to the staff every 5-6 months so your tip may never actually find it into the hands of those who worked so hard for it. Maybe the hope is the owners, shrewd New Yorkers who already take advtantage of an impoverished third world work force, to wait for yet more staff turnover so those funds can be pocketed. Clearly the maids working in their thread bare clothing could benefit from timely payment. The hotel management could benefit from a lesson or two in customer relations and hospitality management. Needless to say for my next trip I will look among the many other choices on the beach or even better on the cliffs of Negril.