Country Country Beach Cottages
What We Love
- A brand-new suite at a beach-cottage resort on famous Seven Mile Beach, with breakfastLounging on Seven Mile Beach, Negril’s gorgeous stretch of sandy coastline
- Enjoying fresh Caribbean fare and, of course, a fruity drink at nearby Margaritaville
- Staying in a suite, with an easy walk to the property’s own restaurant
What To Know
- The banana pancakes are a must-order for breakfast
- Suites have a dining area, separate living room and a fully equipped kitchenette
- Internet is spotty except for in the WiFi lounge
Its name may connote the countryside, twice, but make no mistake: Country Country Beach Cottages is all about the beach. Specifically, Seven Mile Beach, where the property is located. Negril’s most famous attraction makes a stunning setting for these tropical abodes, all of which themselves are located among tropical gardens, on the beach side. From your front door, you’re just a short footpath away from the sun, sand and Caribbean Sea.
And that’s where this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner really shines. The weather is nearly always beautiful, and those generous seven miles – well, six and a third, if we’re being literal – mean that there’s a towel-sized space with your name all over it. Fit in as much sunbathing as time allows, grab a Jamaican bite at the restaurant, or try a catamaran cruise, to the beats of reggae. All that’s missing is the perfect fruity cocktail – good thing that Country Country’s also three doors from Margaritaville.
Your new One-Bedroom suite is complete with a dining area and separate living room with a fully equipped kitchenette, including a sink, a microwave, a refrigerator and storage. You’ll also have a bedroom with seating and a bamboo king bed, plus a full bathroom that houses a walk-in shower. Extra touches include a sleeper sofa and large TV.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Country Peppa’s Bar and Grill. The first emphasizes Jamaican favorites and old classics, the second, light bites (think fresh wraps and salads) and the third, whatever delightful special the chef has cooked up that day. Care for a fruity drink? If you can’t find one at the bar or at one of the myriad neighborhood watering holes to strike your fancy, Margaritaville is just three doors down from the hotel.
Set in western Jamaica, Negril is a classic Caribbean beach town that’s best known for housing Seven Mile Beach, which is exactly what it says (well, almost – it technically measures just over six miles). As a guest at Country Country, you’ll be right on this shoreline, not to mention three doors down from famous Margaritaville. Tons of other restaurants and bars are in the area, as well, if you need some more choice in the way of purveyors of fruity drinks, or would rather eat, or jam out to some reggae music. Water sports are also readily available on certain parts of the beach, including parasailing and scuba diving.
How to Get There
Comfy bed, freezing cold ac, nice hot shower once maintenance had fixed it. No complaints at all for the price. Spent the weekend there while friends visited Negril and it was an ideal base. Staff in the main were very friendly, the food was simple but good. Would return.
Stayed for several nights early in July. We had one room for myself and my wife and another for our grown children. The hotel grounds are really beautiful and nicely maintained. The staff were always out and about sweeping, tidying up, etc. The entire place is not that large either, so walking from the lobby to anywhere on the grounds is only a couple minutes.The pool is small, but perfect. it was never busy and nice to have for that dip after the beach or before bedtime. I had eyeballed Country Country for several years, but they originally did not have the pool. So kudos!!!
The rooms were nice and spacious and quite comfortable. Considering that it was a very hot time of year, the A/C units were incredibly efficient as well as the ceiling fans. The beds are firm, but we like that and slept quite well. The bathrooms were well appointed as well. All of the rooms also have nice little porches or sitting areas just outside if you want a place to enjoy your coffee, cocktail,etc.
The staff were really great, understanding and helpful. Although my wife and my initial cottage was adorable, we thought it might be nice to move to another spot on the grounds, if possible. The staff informed us that if we could stay put for the first couple nights, they could move us to another room. Not only did they do that, they upgraded us to a larger suite almost at the beachfront. It was awesome!
The included breakfast was very good at the restaurant. You have a nice variety of choices, including the classic Jamaican breakfast, which is always delicious. And yes, there pancakes are pretty tasty as well. Just be prepared to sit for a while. Some mornings took a bit longer. Lunch options were also quite tasty, although we only had that a couple times.
The beach is fantastic! Never crowded. Always a place to put your stuff, and they typically have a security person nearby. But other than the pesky ganja vendors, we never found they were needed. They could use more umbrellas though.
Make sure to eat at Best of the West Jerk Chicken. It truly is. And the locals love it too! We also really enjoyed Sun Beach, a short walk along the beach. Great menu with many options. They do a great job with fish, and you can eat with your toes in the sand.
So, for the cons;
I think they miss out by not having a more extensive dinner menu. With such lovely grounds and quiet, laid back vibe, they could bring in more folks looking for a nice alternative, or possibly keep more guests from wandering away every evening.
Although the rooms are really comfortable, it is a real shame that the only window coverings are the wooden plantation shutters. They are crazy efficient for blocking out light, so it once morning comes again, you have now idea when its light, cloudy, sunny, etc. In the evenings and early morning it would be wonderful to open up the windows for the fresh air and natural light, but in a matter of minutes without any screens, the nasty little skeeters find their way in.
A special shout out to the lovely Zelma (Max says hi!) and Teka at the front desk. Andre at the bar, and Rohan the driver extraordinaire. Thank you so much for making our stay so special.
We would absolutely recommend staying at Country Country, and certainly will plan on doing so again.
You can expect music from 7am to 23pm. Hotel is charming. Room 514 has the best and only sea view.. BUT is very noisy due to MargaritaVille and other bands. Bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. But the hotel is much more charming than surrounding ALL in ones