- Stairs and ladders along cliffs edge offer easy access to Pristine Cove
- Eco-friendly hotel built to mesh with nature using natural materials
- Daily yoga classes
- Quiet and peaceful atmosphere with mainly adults
A celebrity-favorite boutique hotel perched right in the cliffs of Negril with accommodations as breathtaking as the nature they blend with.
A dazzling boutique hotel made up of mosaic-tiled huts sitting right in the cliff’s edge over turquoise water that’s just begging you to dive in. Green Globe Certified, this ecofriendly retreat is built with natural materials and made to blend in with the surrounding nature, meaning right outside your room you can climb into azure-blue Pristine Cove for a swim or snorkel. All 34 rooms have a queen-size bed, safe, WiFi and, most importantly, no TVs. Rockhouse Hotel is a Jamaica vacation for the nature-lover-at-heart that appreciates luxury. The Premium Villas and Villas sit right on the cliffs facing the sunset with personal sound systems so you can jam to reggae to your heart’s content, while the Garden Villas, Studios and Standards have private outdoor showers, garden-seating areas and garden or water views.
If the views here don’t make you fall in love, the food will—the restaurants here are three of Jamaica’s most popular. Rockhouse Restaurant is a fine-dining experience overlooking Pristine Cove with Caribbean cuisine. Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar offers a traditional Jamaican dining experience—move to the live music as you order up Jamaican classics like jerk chicken and curried goat then wash it all down with a delicious rum. The Pool Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy a sumptuous cocktail, eat a burger and watch the sunset, but if you’re in the mood for something more rejuvenating, pop by the Juice Bar for a fresh juice made using produce from the on-site organic garden.
Rockhouse’s on-site spa received the World Travel Award for best spa in Jamaica, twice. Using all-natural Caribbean-made products, the holistic-therapy spa team takes you to a place of complete weightlessness. Similarly, the daily Iyengar Hatha-style yoga classes will bring you to a peaceful state that fully allows you to embrace your vacation. For daily activities, you have the most beautiful cove right outside your door—which you can rent snorkel gear for at the Pool Bar—and weekly classes in cooking, painting, Zumba, African drumming and more. To learn about the hotel’s charitable efforts, take the Rockhouse Foundation Community Tour where you’ll learn how the Foundation is improving education for kids in Negril—it’s donated more than $4 million.
Finally, destination wedding planners love this hotel. It’s strict “one wedding per week” policy, with a max of 20 per year gives couples the attention and exclusivity they deserve on their big day. The Weddings Manager “Lici” Eastwood will work with you to create your dream wedding set in the cliffs of Negril.
When you’re ready for some beach therapy, head to world-famous Seven Mile Beach or Longbay Beach Park for powdery-white sand, turquoise water and amenities galore. The natural offerings in Jamaica are unparalleled with multiple waterfalls, rivers and mountains all accessible. Visit Mayfield Falls, YS Falls or Blue Hole Mineral Spring for an exciting day full of beauty or head to Negril Hills Golf Club for an easygoing time on the green.
When your appetite sets in, head to Negril favorite Rick’s Cafe for a bite to eat and refreshing dive off the cliffs. There’s even a sunset catamaran cruise with unlimited drinks and reggae that parks right outside Rick’s Cafe, offering the same fiery sunset views. If Rick’s Cafe wasn’t enough local flair for you, take a boat out to the floating structure of Floyd’s Pelican Bar for a chilled Red Stripe beer and 360-degree ocean views.