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#2 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Negril
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Tucked in the beautiful west end of Negril, Tingalaya's Retreat is Jamaica's best kept secret. Founded in 2010, Tingalaya's has evolved into a luxurious, down-to-earth oasis. With 4.5 acres, 1.5 of which are on the beautiful Negril seaside, we have enough space to host nineteen guests while maintaining a feeling of intimacy, privacy, and tranquility. Authentic Jamaican breakfasts are prepared for you every morning. Other meals can be prepared for you upon request. Our guests have full use of our gourmet kitchen and dining areas allowing them to experience the joy of shopping, cooking and living in a foreign country. Take in the beauty of our tropical gardens from the shade of your veranda or enjoy just wandering the grounds. Enter our seaside through a garden of flowers, almond trees, and cacti. Hammocks swing easily in the soft sea breeze, shaded by tall trees or hidden in private groves. Follow a path to the private beach and ocean filled pool, where waves roll in and out, refreshing the water as you soak under a breathtaking sunset. Build a bonfire and watch as the day turns to an awe-inspiring night under a star filled sky. We are close enough to town to enjoy restaurants, take in the nightlife, and wander Negril's Seven Mile beach, yet far enough from the crowds to enjoy complete privacy in your own slice of paradise. Tingalaya's is an ideal location for larger family groups, weddings, retreats and other special events. We have a yoga platform on the seaside and an enclosed Yoga pavilion on the garden side of the property. Our accommodations are both eclectic and elegant. Each cottage holds it's own special charm, with art and accents from around the world. Come experience it for yourself and let Tingalaya's Retreat be your ultimate private beach house in the Caribbean.
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Amilia S wrote a review Dec. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions2 helpful votes
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I came to Negril for vacation few times ,Tingalaya’s retreat is always a pleasant place to stay , beside the nice view , their rooms are fantastic, very comfortable and stylish , plus the service is very friendly, warm , make me feel like home ! They make breakfast for you whenever you are ready ! I strongly recommend this place !
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Glamourphiles wrote a review Sep. 2020
Brooklyn, New York3 contributions
In desperation, after checking in to a hotel room directly across the street from Rick's Cafe that smelled like feces, my husband and I called Tingalaya's Retreat in the middle of the night, begging for a last-minute reservation during their busy season (Christmas holiday). It was well after business hours when we called and a lovely woman answered, patiently listened to our nightmare situation, and kindly, yet hesitantly (because of her service standard) offered us a room that had yet to be "turned over" yet. This was in the time before 'Rona (Dec. 2019) and we were honeymooning. When we arrived at Tingalay's Retreat, even in the pitch-black middle of the night, we had stumbled on something special. Sophia or Maria (can't remember which one) had put fresh sheets on the bed & provided her towels. It had literally been 20 minutes between when we'd called and arrived & they'd hustled to get the room together. When we woke up, we meandered around the grounds, walked across the tiny, dirt road to discover the secret, oceanfront garden where more bungalows, a gazebo & private (sea-salt pool) were. After exploring the grounds, we sat down to freshly prepared, authentically Jamaican breakfast (that can be made to order with notice the day before) with the other guests and even the owner who engaged with all the guests in the morning. As a Jamaican American, I was really confused & bothered by all the other B&B non-Jamaican dining offerings. While staying at Tinagalya's, we were offered breakfast which was included within our rate & could request dinner if we did so by the morning. In terms of concierge, the women that fed us, also connected us with trusted vendors for day trips who were not egregiously priced. We rented mopeds for the time we were there and traveled far & wide on adventures. My only reason for not giving this TR a full five stars is that the "hot water situation". During our stay, hot or even warm water was scarce and the common & only complaint amongst guest. Because everything else was so nice, it was almost as if no one wanted to say anything, but when one hinted at it the floodgates of truth opened up and it seemed that everyone felt the same & that wa the only caveat of TR. Although this is not a Jamaican owned boutique, contrary to other places we stayed, it was obvious that the staff didn't feel undervalued or mistreated because of the genuine level of service they offered. Once they realized that the hot water was not an isolated issue, the men of the crew cute down the trees that were blocking the solar panels that were meant to heat the water. There was an issue and everyone worked expeditiously to resolve the matter and were apologetic. Tinagalay's staff, ambience and authentic vibe are why we reccommended our NY friends to stay there & why, after visiting, they chose to make it their wedding venue. When staying at TR, be sure to tip the staff directly & WELL because without them, the place would not be what it is. Their energy amplifies the ambience that the owner (an American man from DC) created & caused us to overlook any inconveniences like the lack of hot water or occasional mosquito. TR is less like a hotel and definitely a retreat that is equal parts romantic & equal parts restful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: There are oceanfront, smaller bungalows & across the road are larger bungalows.
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Matt M wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This retreat is a little slice of heaven! Skip the crowded resorts and spend your time in this relaxing retreat. The scenery is top notch. The staff treats you like family and they are very helpful with any needs you may have. You will not be disappointed! 10 out of 5 stars!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JASHDOM, Manager at Tingalaya's Retreat
Responded Mar. 9, 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your future visit. Warmest regards from the staff at Tingalayas!
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Heather wrote a review Jan. 2020
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This was an amazing trip at a beautiful serene resort. Tingalayas was a small, intimate, quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Negril. Set in the west end of Negril along the cliffs, this lush retreat was the perfect getaway for me and my husband. The ocean fed pool was amazing and the breakfast was one of the highlights of our trip. All fresh fruit, some grown right on the property. The staff were all very helpful, friendly and amazing. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner while he was there and he went out of his way to make our stay special. We especially liked our tour of the gardens and the Meringa Tea! If you want a nice, quiet vacation spot set in a tropical garden right on the sea, this is your place. I have travelled all over, including Negril before, and it was so nice not to be at an all inclusive with the big crowds and loud music. We really enjoyed going off to get our dinner and day trips to the beach, then come home to this perfect place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JASHDOM, Manager at Tingalaya's Retreat
Responded Jan. 26, 2020
Dear Heather, thank you for taking the time to write us a review; much appreciated. We enjoyed having you as our guest and absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best, Tingalayas Retreat
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kram5161 wrote a review Apr. 2019
North East, Pennsylvania61 contributions39 helpful votes
I almost hate to give this amazing place a fabulous review because we want to keep it all to ourselves. This is a beautiful place. A place of peace and a place to enjoy the gorgeous island of Jamaica how it was meant to be experienced. The quietness and intimacy of this boutique "hotel" is perfect for what we were looking for. However I would be remiss in not mentioning the amazing staff. Tingalaya's is what it is because of the people who work here. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms spotless, the breakfasts sublime. We came as a guests and felt like family when we left. We felt a true sense of loss when we could not start our day seeing Sophia, Maria, Boss, Winston, Kevin and of course Jube. What an amazing bunch of people! We will be back to experience this special place again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Apr. 29, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and with other travelers. We are thrilled to learn that you loved our property and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Warmest regards, Tingalayas Retreat
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Rikus K wrote a review Jan. 2019
Groningen, The Netherlands6 contributions10 helpful votes
If you like nature, rooms are beautifully decorated, great local meals, nice gardens, and a swimmingpool at the ocean. This is a great place. The staff is very helpful, the american owner a great host and guide. Of you don 't like overcrowded tourist facilities, this is the place to be.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JASHDOM, Manager at Tingalaya's Retreat
Responded Jan. 5, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us here on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your review and glad to hear that you enjoyed our property. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again in the near future. Happy New Year from all of us at Tingalayas Retreat!
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Russell A wrote a review Dec. 2018
Elkton, Maryland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Away from the maddening Negril all inclusive scene on the 7 mile beach. Very nice staff in a luxurious garden setting that includes cliff access to the ocean. Breakfast available and other meals need to be arranged. If you don't have a car you'll need to take a taxi..we used Neville most of the time. as walking at night can be precarious...roads are dark and narrow. Near to Rick's Cafe a must see but rather touristy but they have good music and near to Murphy's and Three Dives for authentic Jamaican...Ivans next to Ricks was great too.. no air conditioning or TVs and that was fine with me..not an all inclusive remember. Great staff Maria, Jupie, Kevin and Neville our driver were kind, gentle and extremely accommodating.Oh, they have dogs that roam so if you are irked by animals don't go. Relax mon it's Jamaica
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Caitlyn_1980 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Toronto, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at Tingalaya's this past August and what an experience it was. The grounds are so beautiful and lush, and the ocean and pool are absolutely breathtaking. This is not your generic all-inclusive experience - it is SO much better. It is so beautiful and relaxing and you definitely get a taste of the real Negril. The room was also beautiful and very clean. The staff are some of the nicest people ever. They are so friendly and accommodating and take such great care. I highly recommend staying on the property one evening for dinner and having Maria's amazing Jamaican cooking. Breakfast comes included and is also incredible. Highly recommend visiting this very special place.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from JASHDOM, Manager at Tingalaya's Retreat
Responded Oct. 3, 2018
Hi Caitlyn. Thank you for staying with us! It was our pleasure hosting you and your group. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Looking forward to your next visit. Sending you warm hugs from Negril, Tingalayas Retreat Staff.
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Cece T wrote a review Oct. 2018
Toronto, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
The moment you arrive at Tingalaya's, you truly feel like you've gotten away. The cliffside retreat is the perfect off-the-beaten path escape. The staff are both friendly and accommodating, available anytime for guidance or a good chat. My room was clean and beautifully adorned with antiques and artwork. A ten minute cab ride to beach, I loved how I could get anywhere but was away from all the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile. Breakfast was a standout. Made fresh to order, and locally forged from the grounds, I ate so well I usually went without lunch. The pool area is gorgeous and unlike anything I've ever experienced in Jamaica. Relaxing and refreshing, it's a place where you can truly break from the every day. Highly recommended for those looking to experience Negril in a new light.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay on the north side of the property. Great rooms and a little quieter.
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Responded Oct. 3, 2018
Hi Cece. Thank you for staying with us! It was our pleasure hosting you and your group. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Looking forward to your next visit. Sending you warm hugs from Negril, Tingalayas Retreat Staff.
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ATN_4 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at Tingalaya's resort in July 2018. It was my first international solo trip therefore safety was important. I chose the resort because it was small, gated, and had staff on site. The cottage was very cute and clean. I was the only guests there until my last day. I really felt as though I had my own oasis. Staff: The staff was wonderful. I felt completely safe. Maria cooked a delicious breakfast and dinner for me nightly. There are dogs on the property as added secruity. I'm a dog owner so their presence was fine with me. They are trained not to bother the guests so they usually just walked right past me. The ocean fed pool was nice. There was the option to get into the ocean. Although I am a good swimmer the idea of the cliffs and the strong waves deterred me. The atmosphere created by the waves crashing against the rocks is amazing for relaxation. The resort arranged yoga and a massage. I thoroughly enjoyed both of the experiences. I would return again solo.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Responded Oct. 3, 2018
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us! It was our pleasure hosting you. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope you return in the near future. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Sending you warm hugs from Negril, Tingalayas Retreat Staff.
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US$143 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaWestmoreland ParishNegril
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tingalaya's Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Tingalaya's Retreat?
Nearby attractions include One Love Bus Bar Crawl (2.6 km), Original Mayfield Falls Jamaica (3.3 km), and Seven Mile Beach (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tingalaya's Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Tingalaya's Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tingalaya's Retreat?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tingalaya's Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flag City, Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre, and The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tingalaya's Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tingalaya's Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.