by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Located just across the street from Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, Pure Garden Resort offers affordable, well-equipped accommodations. All of the spacious rooms are air conditioned and have cable television and views of the resort’s lush tropical gardens. Guests can choose from rooms with or without kitchenettes. Most rooms have balconies or porches. Children under the age of 12 stay free.
The property has a large swimming pool with a palm-tree-lined sun deck, a restaurant serving Jamaican cuisine and a lounge and bar serving both local and international beers and spirits.
The hotel is a short walk to Bourbon Beach and the Times Square shopping mall. There’s also a convenience store just next door. Restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and many other attractions including the Royal Palm Reserve, Nine Mile (the birthplace of Bob Marley) and YS Falls are all nearby. Tour and excursion assistance is available. Parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Convenient location
- Onsite dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
It's true that low season in Jamaica means that you find really low quality service and buildings in need of maintenance. Pure garden is not different. Price was low so expectations weren't too high either, but for a weekend out it couldn't be too bad.
Resort need some serious maintenance. Pool was filthy, couldn't be used, and parts needed repair.
Restaurant on site for breakfast was not operating, and noone told us anything about it.
Room was clean enough but we had only 2 towels for 3 ppl... Asked for more, got only a big towel, no hand or face towel.
Reception not very informative. Asked about the "private beach", got sent to a beach that doesn't belong to the resort so you have to pay extra.
Position is good though, right on the 7 miles beach and close to restaurants and a duty free shopping area. Good enough for 1 night, wouldn't stay any longer.
This was my second time staying at Pure Garden. The first time I stayed in January 2018 and it was absolutely amazing, however this time was below average in regards to the actual room. I checked in and was greeted by the AMAZING front desk staff who showed me to my room. I get settled in and sat on the bed because I had a long day of travel. I noticed I was not alone on my bed. There were ants crawling all over both beds in the room, and up and down the walls behind the beds. I went to the front desk and simply asked for bug spray and the kind lady came and sprayed for me and then left the can with me in case there were more that I saw. The spray helped a little and I believed I was going to be able to make it through the night. However, the same night the toilet started making a crazy noise as if it were breaking, the shower was barely functioning, and the water was cold. The final straw was waking up to ants swarming in the kitchen. I went to the front desk the next day and asked if my room could be changed and it was immediately changed. The next room had ants as well but not as bad as the first room so it was manageable, but again severe water pressure issues in this room to the point we ended up just taking the whole shower head off and let the water run out the pipe, and still cold to lukewarm water. I did not have one hot shower there my entire visit. I really do not want to give up on this hotel because I had NONE of these issues the first time I was there. All of the staff from the front desk to the housekeepers are beautiful people inside and out. But these rooms need attention :(