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Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

Washington, D.C
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Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

We're looking to stay in Negril for a week in March and are trying to choose between Nirvana and Charela. Any differences in how updated the room are, noise level, value, beach chairs/shade, security, or anything else of note? Any cons of either we should be aware of? THANKS!

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Grand Haven...
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1. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

I can't speak to Nirvana but Charela has a beautiful beach. Plenty of sun and shade. A nice wide and deep streach kept in beautiful condition. Very close to beach bars and restaurants. Not sure when the room were last refreshed but they have nice payios and balcanys.

Edited: 19 February 2018, 17:58
Negril, Jamaica
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2. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

Charela Inn has a Restaurant and Pool and entertainment

Washington, DC
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3. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn


Camrose, Canada
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4. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

Charela's rooms (at least seaview) would be more updated. The two best hotel beaches, Charela would have more guests and a lot more service. Chair drink and food service on beach. Quite different experiences. Charela's restaurant is very good, a bit on pricey side for dinner (5 course meals available). Nirvana, you'd be serving yourself or going out to neighbouring bars/restaurants.

Los Angeles...
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5. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

Nirvana is 25 years overdue for a remodel. Both properties are completely different in what they offer. Nirvana is a self cater property, though some rooms do include 1 cooked meal a day, though you have to do the shopping yourself. No bar or restaurant on property, so you will have to make your own meals or go elsewhere. The beach to visitor ratio at Nirvana is second to none, and they also have an amazing staff. It is about as laid back a place you can find on 7 mile.

Negril, Jamaica
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6. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

You're not really comparing apples to apples with these two properties. If you haven't checked yet with Lonnie at Nirvana, there may not be much of a choice, Nirvana may already be booked up. We were not able to get a room there, at least not the one we wanted for our trip next week and we inquired back in September of 2017. But if you could stay at Nirvana, that would be my choice. The rooms are super clean, very well kept, I personally don't care that they are outdated as long as everything is clean and in working order, which every one of their rooms are kept in tip top working order! Their staff is absolutely the best! Sandra is there to help you with any planning you may need; food, drinks, excursions, taxi, massage, anything! The beach is amazing! Never fight for a chair or any shady spots to relax. We walk to most restaurants from this property whether it's beachside or roadside, dinner on the cliffs is a $10 RT taxi ride. We prefer to mix our own drinks and there is a full sized fridge in the room which can hold a case of Redstripe along with several 2 liters of soda and 4 bottles of rum...and we still had room for some food! I really can't say enough about Nirvana, we can't wait to go back!

Smithtown, New York
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7. Re: Nirvana on the Beach or Charela Inn

It depends on what you're looking for. Charela has a bar, restaurant and a pool. Both have great beach, but if staying in the beach Veranda at Nirvana, you're lounge is literally 50 feet from your doorstep. f you want quiet, private and spacious beach, it's Nirvana.

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