In 1965, the place that we now call Kuyaba was a very different place. In those days, Negril was a still a sleepy little town with a handful of inhabitants and lots of uncleared land.
It was in that same year that an ambitious young Jamaican named Israel Williams used purse winnings from the famous racehorse "None-Such" (which he bred) to purchase a 'patch of jungle 'in Negril, Jamaica. "None-Such" went on to become a legend in regional horse racing and every year the Caymannas Polo Club presents The "None-Such" Award to honor excellence among thoroughbreds and their breeders.
'The Beach' not yet called Sea Gem (or Kuyaba) was strictly for his family who visited mostly on Sundays. Visits were the labour of love removing 2 mountains of conch shells deposited by generations of fisherman.
Also removed was a forest of unfriendly thorning plants called Nichol (cucomakka) which climbed up to 50 feet high . there was no electricity nor water, not many locals but tons of fireflies, sandflies, and mosquitos.
Nevertheless the Williams loved the clear blue water and white powder sand which made it a special place over the decades.
Rustic Cottages: Simple wooden cottages provide the simplistic charm of old negril. Located Steps away from the beach. All rooms have kitchenette, porches, air conditioning, and fans. Perfect for the seasoned traveler, or for one looking for an alternative inexpensive vacation.
Double occupancy only.
Summer Rate: $56.00 U.S. per night
Winter Rate: $70.00 U.S. per night
Rustic Cottages with Kitchenette: Simple wooden cottages provide the simplistic charm of old negril. Located Steps away from the beach. All rooms have porches, air conditioning, and fans. Perfect for the seasoned traveler, or for one looking for an alternative inexpensive vacation.
Four persons only.
Summer Rate: $64.00 U.S. per night
Winter Rate: $77.00 U.S. per night
Deluxe Rooms: Kuyaba's newest rooms have clay-tiles floors, French doors and windows, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Private/semi-private verandas with a hammock chair, nestled amongst our vast tropical jungle-like gardens. Steps from the beach. Rooms have 2 double or 2 queen sized beds.
Summer Rate: $77.00 U.S. per night
Winter Rate: $97.00 U.S. per night
Honey Moon Suite: Kuyaba's most private and romantic room. Clay-tiled floors, air conditioning, ceiling fans, television, King-sized bed. French doors open out to a large balcony in the treetops. A must for newlyweds or someone with discriminating tastes.
Summer Rate: $85.00 U.S. per night
Winter Rate: $106.00 U.S. per night