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Paradise!
You can meet your favorite star on the beach!
This little studio has one of the most amazing views on property!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Negril, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica

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Kelly M
Norcross, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peaceful Paradise was just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
4
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Christopher and Bettie were great! This place was just what we were looking for and we will definitely be back!
We were there during a very slow time and it was like we had the property to ourselves. Many times we were literally the only ones at the beach. We went to the pool once and we were the only ones there as well.
The apartment is what I expected from the reviews. It was small but functional. We did a lot of cooking of simple meals and one day hired the cook and maid that the owners recommended for a nice lobster lunch. She cooked lunch, cleaned, and did our laundry. The kitchen is small and does not have an oven. But, if you plan expecting that, you should be fine. The hotplate and microwave work fine. The fridge is a mini fridge so don't buy too much food at once. It had ice trays but was a little slow to freeze them. We bought 4 live lobsters from one of the fisherman walking the beach. When Christopher took us to the grocery we also stopped by a market for fresh fruit. It was the best mango we've ever tasted!
The balcony had a great view and it is literally 30 yards from the water. The owners took us to the store during the week as promised. We used the cellphone a few times as well. The taxi driver they arranged went without any problems.
We spent most of our time at the beach and it was nice to have a couple of floats provided.
We did go to Rick's Cafe one night for a beautiful sunset and also went to a couple of local restaurants on the beach. We normally just found a taxi on the street. I have heard some comment that the taxi was only a dollar. We did pay anywhere from $5-$10 (US) for the both of us but for the distance I still thought it was a good deal.
As for the beaches, they have some areas that have a lot of sea life. We used the masks to snorkel a couple of times. The water was so clear you could see everything. You might want to bring some water shoes to protect your feet. We saw big starfish, huge schools of little fish, sea urchins, and sting rays.
This place is right in the middle of many all inclusive resorts. We were grateful that we did not stay at one because we both would have pigged out every night. To us, this was a great price in a beautiful place.

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Liked best: The location was the best!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RajniMart...
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magic happened here”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
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This place was beautiful! The bed was clean and comfortable! My bathroom was my favorite place because of the sink! My boyfriend loved three view of the island across from our room and Chris and Betty were the best hosts that I could ever dream of! Our fridge had lost power and our beers were losing its cool but Chris and Betty went out of their way to accommodate us and its very rare nowadays to get great customer service like that! The second room was awesome as well. Our host stood in communication with us and updated us with any news and changes in the area so we were better prepared to face what Negril had to offer! We would definitely come back most likely next year! Thank you so much for the memories. Really hoping to be back in room 205!

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Onemnmlov...
Long Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place to stay and Betty and Chris are fantastic people and excellent hosts”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
7
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Pros: peaceful, a/c if it gets too hot, beautiful views, great snorkeling right off beach, awesome bed but Betty said she is going to change it?, lots of friut trees on premises that one can pick if ripe.

Cons: mosquitos, some roaches in apt after what smelled like they sprayed outside (which I have experienced in ALL tropical places), a bunch of rogue taxi drivers on road to highway trying to charge a lot of money

Tips: get the mosquito candles and vapes mosquito spray right away, walk over to the craft market across the highway and eat beautiful local food for cheap, walk to the highway and catch the route taxis for a buck or two ( depending on how far you want to go), set up tours and ride to airport through Betty

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Liked best: The bed was awesome (betty said she was going to change it?)
Liked least: Mosquitos and other bugs (to be expected in tropical places)
Travelling group: Solo
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JessicaE1...
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bohemian Paradise”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
5
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The room is so lovely and the view and location are unbeatable!
While the amenities are not what you would describe as luxurious the private beaches and flower filled gardens and magnificent rock pools more than make up for it. We walked along seven mile beach and went up to the cliffs but we always looked forward to coming back to our spot where it was quiet and peaceful.) Stock up well at the main grocery store upon arrival on essentials like water and beer and coffee and snacks.(pick up or bring basic condiments like salt & pepper too) For basics like beer, water, ice (and yummy beef patties) the gas station is a 10-15 minute walk down the road ( a safe big road in comparison to the rest of Negril!The kitchen is very basic but we made eggs and bacon (they could use a new frying pan) and sandwich wraps from a delicious roast jerk chicken we bought at the main grocery store. One dinner we bought grilled lobster from the Fireman at Our Past Time and brought it home to have with pasta on our balcony. Amazing!
Best food we was at 3 Dives. Great deal and a real honest Jamaican vibe. The best jerk chicken and nice cold beers!
Thanks Betty and Chris we had an incredible vacation and look forward to returning one day soon!

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Liked best: The location and the room with a view!
Liked least: The pool washrooms were not in acceptable condition.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Allison A
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect location, amazing view”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
6
people found this review helpful

I have stayed at this location twice and both times my expectations were beyond exceeded. The hosts are very friendly and accomadating to make your vacation enjoyable. They were easy to reach and quick to respond to your needs. The views from the studio are amazing and just a few steps to the beach. There was plenty to do near the Point Village area with great activities and food options within walking distance. Additional local restaurants and bars were also just a short cab ride away and major resorts right next door. The studio was very clean and properly taken care of. WiFi is provided and has worked perfect each time. The studio is very comfortable and cozy. I will definetly recommend staying here and look forward to coming back during my next stay in Jamaica.

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Your age range 25-34
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