When searching for a hotel in the Negril area, I researched many different hotels by reading the Trip Advisor reviews. I chose Citronella because of the unanimously positive reviews that it received. I admit that I can be a bit of a princess, and love a Ritz Carlton more than your average traveller. However, I did NOT want a cookie cutter all inclusive hotel experience on Seven Mile beach. We wanted privacy, charm and killer views. That is exactly what Citronella delivers. Collette is the chef and she is simply amazing! We sampled other local restaurants as it's fun to do so, but her cuisine beat the others (LTU, Tensing Pen, Catch A falling Star to name a few) hands down. She will literally cook you what ever you would like to have for dinner with advance notice in the morning. Trevor is delightful and helpful as well. We are here July 20-27. I was a little worried about mosquitos, thundersorms, high heat at this time of the year so I'll address that for the other "princesses". It is hot, but it has not been a problem as there are lovely ocean breezes as you are right above the water. There have been 2 showers while we have been here which passed through quickly. No Mosquitos that I have noticed. Perhaps the ceiling fans have discouraged that. I love my air-conditioning, but I have slept just fine without it. It's wonderful to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean pounding against the cliffs. We were in Cave House and in my opinion,(not having stayed in another cottage mind you) it is the most private and has the best vantage point. Lots of windows on all sides to let in the light and fresh air. It has a lovely shaded porch with a hammock and lots of seating. The outdoor shower on the steps leading to the sea was a big plus. Terrific water pressure and very private. an added bonus was the beautiful coral reef which is right underneath the ladder to get into the ocean. I would have jumped into the sea if I had to, but with a snorkel mask and fins on, I preferred not. The water is SO clear here, much more so than in Bermuda I found. Wonderful snorkeling can and if you are a diver, you Will love it here. We went to Seven Mile beach for the day and enjoyed the outing. It is a beautiful beach no doubt. However, there is nothing to look at when snorkeling as there is no coral reef there. We definitely plan to return to Citronella!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ***Update 2017*** Citronella is currently under new ownership and is being beautifully renovated. We will begin taking new reservations on December 1, 2017. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you, Mangament. 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 50 ft 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