Rondel is quintessentially Jamaican...friendly, fun, fabulous and funky.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by a traveler from on February 7, 2011

We do not like all-inclusives: too expensive, too sterile and not enough opportunity to talk to the people, taste the mouth watering variety of fresh fish prepared in countless delicious ways (my favorites: escovitched red snapper and king fish in brown stew.) in open air restaurants all along the beach. Eating every night at an all inclusive also precludes one's opportunity to support the street merchants who use old steel barrels to make homemade grills for cooking jerk chicken, goat and fish all along the Norman Manley Blvd or to dance by the light of the moon to the live reggae that flows from all the open air beach front dance halls! So, Rondel Village at Negril Beach is my cup of tea! It is smack dab in the middle of all the goings on! I've stayed on the Garden side which offers the most economical accommodations and is across the road from the magnificently gorgeous 7 mile beach. After you cross the road the short (less than 5 min.) walk through the hotel property to the beach is lovely. The grounds are profuse with tropical flora and all the sweet scents that accompany these plants. The huts on the Garden side are a little more difficult to keep clean as they are built right on the sand; but with the exception of tiny ants often spotted on the bathroom floors, the rooms are kept immaculate and decorated with fresh tropical flowers every day. Each hut has it's own front porch with a table and chairs. The porches are quite private as they are surrounded by high growing native plants. We upgraded this year and stayed in a 'superior room ' on the beach side. We were on the 3rd floor, which is the highest level. Our balcony looked over the several white wooden buildings and stairways and balconies and a lovely pool, all of which are arranged so cleverly and appealingly to use the space to its best advantage. When I gazed over the property from my balcony it reminded me of an Escher print...different angles leading the eye on a wild goose chase to figure out whe
Rondel Village
Norman Manley Blvd
Negril, Jamaica

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