by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Firefly is composed of a number of different suites, cabins and multi-bedroom cottages, all lining the beach in Negril. All accommodations feature either a full kitchen or a kitchenette, a veranda or balcony, air conditioning, mini-refrigerators and televisions. Cottages have direct access to the beach.
The beach is equipped with loungers for guest use and is shaded by mangrove trees. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens and offers a chance to see some of the birds and plants that are native to the island. There is a restaurant onsite that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a beach bar that hosts a number of seasonal events including weekly beach parties and winter bonfires. Room service is available. There is also a gym and a small spa with a hot tub and an area for massages on the beach. Parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Onsite dining
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
If you want a resort type place, ths is not for you. I stayed in the hummingbird room wit my sister, Nov. 4-9. Our room was lovely, had air conditioning, and an ocean view. I wish there had been outlets in the bathroom, and a box of kleenexes somewhere. It was my first time in Jamaica, my sister's 10th. I was expecting the "peddlers", but holy moly, those guys were persistent, and they like to hang out on the property because as one of them stated, 'we know we won't get kicked off the property, since there isn't security.' I won't go back to Firefly again, specifically because of that particular dude. Note to staff, if you want to know who it was, he was the Rasta man wearing white every day.
The cottage we stayed in had everything we needed for an amazing week on the beach. We had 2 air conditioned bedrooms, a living room, 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchenette and 2 balconies! The restaurant was closed for the season while we stayed, but that was no problem because directly next door on the beach there is a lovely bar and restaurant. The location is perfect. Their section of beach is nice, well maintained and offers good chairs and shady trees. They are approximately around the centre of the 7 mile beach so you are within walking distance to anywhere on the beach you’d like to visit. The rooms and cottages are located directly on the beach side, but they are just private enough being tucked away behind beautiful gardens. The gardener obviously cares about his work, it’s a beautiful garden! All of the housekeeping staff were very friendly and attentive and quickly responded to any requests we had. My only complaint is that I couldn’t afford to stay there for the full two weeks of my vacation. I would definitely choose Firefly again for my temporary beach home!