Niagara Falls, Ontario
May 22, 2004
Seastar Inn is a family operated secluded romantic Inn, in the culturally rich west end of Negril.
It's owned and operated by Chris and Francine Twomey.
Chris is from Winnipeg, Canada; but has lived in Jamaica since the late 80's until buying the land and building Seastar a few short years ago.
Francine is from the Island.
Together they have created a paradise unmatched in Negril for value, comfort and home-like surroundings.
First of all, it's a small property.
Only a dozen suites in four separate buildings; all of them recently constructed in the Caribbean Inn style.
Each suite is 450 square feet and features full dining table and chairs, powerful air conditioning, 40 channel cable TV, full four-piece bath with lots of hot water, wet bar, coffee maker with coffee and fixings supplied, full balcony or veranda with handmade sailcloth hammock.
Upper suites feature a nice island style bed and a couch.
Lower suites offer two beds.
The rooms overlook a beautiful botanical garden like grounds manicured daily by Francine and her grounds-keeping staff.
You'll marvel at the variety of plants, trees, birds, even orchids.
Seastar has a big freshwater pool with swim up bar, custom build 11-person jacuzzi with waterfall, an elevated dining room, and a full service bar.
There is also a store on site.
The chef "Baker" is a veteran of larger hotels in Montego Bay and elsewhere.
His "Big Plate" food is some of the best we have ever tasted and my wife and I are very fussy.
Prices are fair.
Also reasonable is the two-for-one happy hour where you can get anything from a rum and ting to a Sex on the Cliffs, mixed by handsome bartender Wilton or his accomplice Clarol.,P>
Seastar is like having your own private villa without the extraordinary price.
Seastar is a remarkable experience.
Security is excellent.
Seastar is about 400 yards from the main west end road.
At the end of the road there is a great store for rum, mix, snacks, and so on.
There is a free cooked breakfast every morning.
If you want to go to Negril's famous 7 Mile beach, simply tell Chris or Francine and they will call the Margaritaville Shuttle bus.
Seastar Inn is a great base to explore the west end area as well.
It's only a few hundred yards from the famous Ricks Cafe and the cliff divers, the famous lighthouse, interesting restaurants and resorts, and the cliffs for snorkeling and ocean swimming.
You'll feel at home at Seastar Inn and your bank account will thank you as well.
The website is www.seastarinn.com and everything on it is true.
From journal Two weeks in paradise