This small collection of private bungalows and studios is set on two shady beachfront acres of tropical gardens bang in the center of Negril’s Seven Mile Beach. The rustic cottages each have two or three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, lots of louvered windows to let in the breezes, a dining/living porch, and small but fully equipped kitchens where the maid doubles as your private cook (you provide the groceries).

This is a place of simple pleasures: Hammocks strung between the palm trees, a gazebo with Wi-Fi, a couple of kayaks for guest use, a charcoal grill in the picnic area, and—most important—lodgings mere steps from the beach. There are no TVs or telephones (except in the owner’s villa), and only one of the cottages has air-conditioning (there is A/C in the studios and suites, and in the bedroom of the owner’s villa). The lovely veranda suites—and the beachfront owner’s villa—come with four-poster canopy beds.