looking in Negril

Old Aug 8th, 2005, 10:43 AM
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looking in Negril

I usually go to Negril every winter, for the past few I've been staying at the Rockhouse (I love it) a couple of times I've taken my daughter whe is an adult however this coming winter my wife and me will be taking my daughter and a new addition who will be one year old. The Rockhouse doesn't allow children under 12, so I'm left to find a place that is laid back, off the beaten path but on the waters edge. Not a compound like beaches. Any suggestions?
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Old Aug 8th, 2005, 11:21 AM
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I had posted this info before but it might be of interest to you. We stayed at Beaches Negril & I know what you mean about wanting something less commercial. Our guide was Soloman Kerr & his wife suggested that we check out the Negril Beach Club Condos. They had friends stay there in a two bedroom unit with their teenage son and said it was great....everyone shared the living room (with TV) and kitchen, of course, but each had their own bedrooms and bathroom, and each bedroom had its own patio and entrance, so they didn't wake each other up coming and going.

The Negril Beach Club Condos are airconditioned & come with ceiling fans as well, and patio doors that slide open...so especially if you were on the second floor, you could use just the natural breezes if you like. There is a pool and a jaccuzzi on the premises, and a water sports shop is on the beach right next to you. The condos do have an all-inclusive plan, but I really wouldn't recommend it * there are so MANY places to choose for food in Negril. You can also arrange to have someone come in and cook for you...maybe once a day? Every other day? If you write to them, deal with Jean Gaynaire, she is the manager and an absolutely WONDERFUL woman! She will definitely see to it that you get what you want.

You are within easy walking distance of all the beach clubs at night, so you'll save a lot on taxi fare.

If the pictures or prices at NBCC doesn't seem like what you're looking for, try looking into Rondell Village, or Beach House Villas. Both of these places have kitchens...Rondell has jaccuzzis in some of the units I believe. Rondell is further down the beach, but still walkable if you want to go out at night and don't mind the mile or so walk to the clubs. Or taxis abound, so you can go that route too.

Hope this gives you a few ideas. I wasn't sure if you wanted to be in the cliff area or on the beach.
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Old Aug 8th, 2005, 11:38 AM
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Highly recommend Riu Negril. Gorgeous hotel, beautiful beach, excellent service.

Great resort for children.
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Old Aug 8th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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Hmmm.. well, I love Tensing Pen but I dont think right for a one year old!

The Charela Inn is nice. It's probably one of the nicest Inns on the beach. Nice little pool. Nice food. Not too cheap (by Jamaican standards). Central location with lots of stuff close for food.

There also Little Bay??

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Old Aug 8th, 2005, 07:47 PM
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Corey..you have made me start considering Rockhouse instead of Idle Awhile. Do you know how far it is to 7 mile beach from the Rockhouse?And how much it would cost with Kenny the taxi service that he provides for RH?
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Old Aug 8th, 2005, 09:56 PM
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Corey, we prefer the cliffs also, but have stayed at Cocolapalm with our kids. The beach is a good size (even post Ivan) with sea grape trees for shade, and it's not as busy as the beaches closer to town. Very kid friendly. Bring some beach toys and your grandchild will have a great time!
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Old Aug 10th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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Cliffs with a one yer old is about the most UNrelaxing thing I can think of.

I'd consider Rondel Village, Nirvana, Idle Awhile, Whistling Bird - all on the beach, all smaller properties with lots of charm, definitely not compound-like at all.
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I second the suggestion for Coco La Palm - great location, 2 pools - neither really large but very few people use them and there is shade around one of them for a break from the sun. There is also shade on the beach so the toddler can nap on the beach. The staff is great and it is within walking distance of plenty of good restaurants - the restaurant there is okay and the beach bar is great for snacks and lunch.
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