The Luxury of Privacy
For most people, luxury means opulence and extravagance, but without privacy, it is meaningless. At Llantrissant, privacy is our unadorned luxury.
The Year in Review
2023 has been a momentuous year – from record breaking tempertures around the globe, to the greatest of inhumanities. Nevertheless, on a spec of land in the middle of a gentle Caribbean sea, a special property continues to offer its refuge from the tumultuous world at large – Llantrissant, a misspelled Welsh place name, still evokes mystery and charm behind its long walls and gated entrance.
Charting the Course
Who could have known that a simple act of placing a puppy on a kayak on his first day on the property would influence him for the rest of his life?
With any historical property, there is always an imperative to maintain its ambiance so as not to detract from the sense of the time that it evokes. However, certain amenities are essential to its operation, none less than its bathrooms. We have recently upgraded two of the bathrooms by removing their bathtubs and replacing them with walk-in showers.
Gone are the shower curtains and in their place, free-standing glass panels.
Behind The Scenes
Gone are the days when a visitor could rent a spare bed in a local Negril home for $5 per night or dine out at a local restaurant and have a meal for a similar price. Since then the reputation of Negril’s laidback lifestyle and crystal clear waters has attracted the construction of all-inclusive hotels with thousands of more rooms. As a consequence, the water supply to the area has come under stress as it has to most of the island.
For this reason, we have recently installed a 1,000 gallon water tank to add to the 400 gallon tank that we already had to ensure that everyone can take a shower, the toilets can flush, meals cooked and the laundry get done in case the water pressure drops off. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen very often but we are not taking any chances for when it does.
Bottled Water Service
It has been more than a year since we installed our reverse osmosis system and a recent test for total dissolved solids (TDS) showed that the water contained only 32 parts per million (ppm) which is well below the unfiltered level of >150 ppm. We will continue to use the TDS meter to determine when to replace the filters. The purified water can be served both flat and fizzed in stoppered bottles that will remain chilled in the refrigerator.
Under the Lights
The property remains an attractive venue for weddings and events. The addition of a string lighting configuration on the seawall just adds to the magic of the place.
The overall lighting on the property not only provides security but promotes that special glow of a welcoming ambiance.
Availability for the 2024 Peak Season
Thanks to the loyalty of our repeat guests and referrals, the end of 2023 and early 2024 has provided us with our highest occupancy rates since prior to the pandemic. Nevertheless, our calendar is still wide-open for much of February and March. Repeat guests will enjoy a 5% discount and 5% for direct booking through our website. We will also waive the weekend surcharge for reservations that are less than seven nights, but this can only be obtained by calling us directly so that we can apply those discounts. We will also provide a 5% discount to any prospective guest who has been referred by our former guests. We want to remain Negril’s best-kept secret but not ‘too’ secret.
The New Year
|As we finish up 2023, we are certainly hoping for a more peaceful New Year and one that is healthier overall for mankind and the environment. We welcome the news of a stable economic climate, one in which all can enjoy and thrive. We, at Llantrissant, wish you the best for the New Year.