|Since many prospective guests have wondered why we don’t have air conditioning at Llantrissant I have included the photo below that was taken at 7:00 AM.
|August 2, 2021 at Llantrissant
|This photograph of the humidity/temperature sensor was taken around 7AM on August 2, 2021 showing that the temperature was 73°F or 23°C. This was no aberration. For almost the entire month of July and early August, the early mornings were in the mid-70s which meant that with ceiling fans blowing directly downward onto the beds, the perceived temperature was actually lower and required that a bedspread be pulled over oneself. You will note that the humidity was 88% which was the result of the summer rains that are typical for a subtropical climate. However, with the sea breezes and ceiling fans, it contributed to a cooling rather than a muggy effect. The open architecture of the house is complemented by its ceiling fans that promote airflow through the louvered windows and wide-open doors. Such airiness unites the interior with the external environment. This has made it possible to avoid the negative consequences that air conditioning is having on climate change.
Since Jamaica is in the Tropic of Cancer, it is considerably milder than the equatorial tropical zone. In particular, Negril is facing west which not only makes for spectacular sunsets but also for less overall rainfall. Oftentimes, rains from across the bay never reach the West End which makes it somewhat arid.
Llantrissant itself is located on a small peninsula facing northwardly into the Caribbean Sea which means that it picks up sea breezes from all directions. And, the magnificent canopy provided by our centuries-old cotton trees makes Llantrissant one of the coolest places to be.
|Sunny in Negril, raining in Hanover.
Thanksgiving in Negril.
There are still some open dates available for the remainder of this year, including the week of Thanksgiving. We are all so weary of the pandemic, but take advantage of the special discounts available for the remainder of this year.Weddings and Receptions
|The word Llantrissant means “a place where lovers meet” and we believe that there is a magic here that can only enhance any wedding and reception. Our reservation model is shifting away from week-long stays in order to accommodate events. This means that there will only be a two-night minimum stay for events to provide for the setup and take-down processes. Also, we have eliminated the Saturday check-in and check-out, hence there is more flexibility to make your plans.
Social Media Contributions.
Obviously, it has been pretty rough over the past year and a half. Nevertheless, we have kept the property staffed on a 24/7 basis. We are all hoping for the best but hope alone is not the answer. For any and all of you who have stayed at Llantrissant, we would appreciate it if you post your comments and photographs on Trip Advisor, Instagram at beach_cliff, FaceBook at Llantrissant Beachcliff Villa or Llantrissant Villa. and Twitter @beachcliffvilla.
The Jamaican government has been doing a terrific job with limited resources. The latest statistics show that there have been a total of 63,831 cases and 1,431 deaths islandwide. Most of our staff has been vaccinated and/or are waiting to get vaccinated. We are following the guidelines by wearing masks, keeping socially distant when possible, and using hand sanitizers. Curfews are strictly adhered to which means that our staff may have to leave the property earlier than usual but not until the evening meal has been prepared.
History in the Making
On July 25, 2021 an article about Llantrissant appeared in the Sunday Gleaner. Although it was a very complimentary piece the author neglected to address the fact that a historical wooden house needs constant maintenance. Sometimes when a door scrapes on the floor it is because of the gradual shifting of the Earth and the simple remedy is to take the door off its hinges and plane the bottom. However, at other times, a greater effort and material is needed to shore up the structure of the house to realign door jams.
Hopefully, 2022 will be a brighter and safer year than it has been over the past year and a half. The vaccination program in the US seems to be working but we still have a long way to go. Please stay safe so that you can visit us in the coming year.
All The best,
Craig, Cherry and the Staff.