Moon Author's Review
Whistling Bird Restaurant & Cottages (from US$98/140 low/high season) has been operated by proprietor Jim Boydston since 1978, when Negril's tourism boom was in its infancy. The property consists of 12 cottages with a total of 20 rooms spread over lush tropical gardens. The rainforest-like setting attracts many birds, including Jamaica's national bird, the red-billed streamertail. The cottages have simple, tasteful rooms with an open layout, the larger ones villa-sized at 4\6 rooms. Half the rooms have air-conditioning, with TV available on request. Whistling Bird has an excellent restaurant that prides itself on its "fancy Jamaican" cooking, offering five-course gourmet dinners (US$35). A variety of packages are available, with a significant proportion of guests opting for the all-inclusive option at US$125\189 per person daily. Whistling Bird is a popular setting for weddings, retreats, and corporate meetings.