The five star experience started even before we boarded our flight. Ms. Carmen and her team were amazing from the very start. We were concerned with how we were going to get from the airport to the Villas (90 minutes away) and Ms. Carmen organized our travel with Mr. Erdley, sweet man with van with more than enough room for my sister and I to ride comfortably.
Check-in: To say this was a smooth process would be an understatement. They greeted us like family when we arrived. Renee gave us a tour of the entire property and I was so impressed. In all my travels I've never had anyone leave the office to give me a personal tour! At most, you get a map and a set of keys haha.
Room: I booked a king-size bed so that happened to put me in room 6 which is further from the entrance and closer to the pool/Jacuzzi area. My room was always comfortable. In addition to the king bed, my room featured a rainforest shower head, double vanities, a little breakfast nook, and a kitchen with gas stove, microwave, plateware, cups, and flatware. My back porch had two lawn chairs and a swing. It was super relaxing to sit out there the one evening it rained.
Amenities: The pool is beautiful but without a lot of sun beating down on the water the pool was too cold for me to swim (personal preference). The jacuzzi however, was my best friend :). Being the only guests on the property at times meant we'd get the pool area all to ourselves. There's a bar but I only saw someone making drinks one day out of the 7 that I was there. The best part of everything was the caves. It's indescribable so I won't even try. It's just incredibly breathtaking. We even got a full-body one hour massage in the caves. It was so relaxing.
Location: It's located in the cliffs so it's kind of far but there were a number of restaurants, bars, and stores in walking distance (or a quick cab ride away). For example, tourist trap Rick's Cafe is located just across the road.
Getting around: Speaking of cabs, I would say 99% of the time we were moving throughout Jamaica, we were with a private driver that either Ms. Carmen or Marlon, the security manager, arranged for us. Private cabs (staying local) are pretty inexpensive $2-3pp. Long distance travel to/from the airport or full-day tours ranged between $40-$80pp, respectively. But we always felt safe. Speaking of safety...
Security: There is 24 hours security on the property and that was very comforting. I'm a city girl, so I'm not accustomed to the peace and quiet and darkness haha. I, however, always felt safe at Villas Sur Mer. Marlon even gave my sister and I a tour of the seaside villa. Grab 10-12 of your best friends and book it! He also suggested a few decent restaurants for us to try.
Housekeeping: So kind and swift. Our rooms were serviced every other day and that was probably more than I even needed.
Excursions: Ms.Carmen helped us book each of our excursions and she even helped us find food some nights. She was such a sweet woman, who made us feel like we were in a home away from home.
I think that's everything. I really enjoyed my stay! If I ever return to Negril, I'll definitely be a returning guest.
The wves hitting against the rocks were very calming. The sunset views from the deck were amazing, 10/10 would recommend. Huge entertaining area for the six bedroom villa with its own private pool and jacuzzi.
Villas Sur Mer,
Thank you to everyone that helped us, talked with us and made our stay as great as it could be.
Emily and Dylan from Maine
The people at Villas Sur Merare friendly, respectful and fun. We met a manger, Carmen, who has a great sense of hospitality and decorative style. We also met some great employees, Williams - security guru, Rushane - bartender extraordinaire and fabulous housekeepers that do a wonderful job making you feel welcome and cared for. We booked a one bedroom for three nights and were upgraded to a two bedroom. Beautiful rooms. The kitchen area was great, letting us feel at home. Sipping coffee in the morning on our porch or having a Red Stripe by the pool, it was all so relaxing a fun. The pool and hot tub area has very inviting, comfy lounge and floating lounge furniture.
The restaurant across the street has a filling Jamaican breakfast and a proper view of the ocean.
I highly recommend staying here and I would definitely go back to visit.
So I travel to Negril a lot. It’s my happy place! This time we moved around the city and stayed at a few places. Of course I began at the beach! But for my husband birthday I wanted so place could reconnect. It was beautiful, peaceful and tranquility. We had villa #8. A little rustically charming tree house nestled in a tropical garden. It was simply sweet and reminded me of all the beauty we are surrounded by in Negril.
Ok, if you want to party it’s steps away from Ricks cafe. You walk out of the from gate walk less than one minute your at Ricks! This hotel have a bar it no food. You do have a kitchen in your room. We opted for local foods at T-birds on the cliff( this place is across the street from Ricks good, close, easy and affordable). The other gem we found was wake and bake cafe! Wait this place is perfect for keeping you relaxed all day one coconut cake or milkshake or brownies or eat everything lol.
When you leave the villa gate make a left walk 3 mins you can’t miss it!
Ok getting back to Villa Sur Mer. I exhale just thinking about the level of relaxation. I will be back but next time I am bringing a few friends a taking the 6 bedroom across the street! We all need spoiling and celebrating at some point and that the place to do it.
we had a great time at villa sur mer with our young kiddos (ages 1 & 3) the rooms are wonderful!! this is a very clean, updated, safe, and BEAUTIFUL spot! We took advantage of the baby sitting service and our kids LOVED the sitter. And at only $10 an hour, you can’t beat that. We were able to take advantage of Ricks cafe, which is literally right across the street, without the babies for a day! We stayed in Jamaica (hopping around the island) for a total of 3 weeks in February, Villas Sur Mer was probably the “easiest” place for our family, because it very similar to an American-like hotel. All the normal amenities that you would see back in the states, plus GORGEOUS LUSH greenery, a sweet lagoon style pool, and they even have a cave you can walk down to see some serious ocean waves (definitely NOT for the kiddos, though lol) Everyone that worked there was incredibly friendly and helpful! They let us borrow snorkel equipment for a day free of charge. I loved the room! We stayed in a two bedroom villa. The beds were super comfortable, and they had free WiFi. You could hook up to Netflix/Hulu to watch movies on either of the two TVs. And I loved the hammock and the swing!! This is an awesome spot ! Can’t wait to return!