You know you’ve discovered paradise the minute you step onto the picture-perfect Rockhouse Hotel property in Negril, Jamaica. Nestled in eight acres of lush foliage and colorful gardens, you’ll be captivated by luxurious cliffside bungalows overlooking a brilliant-blue ocean. Throw in a few celebrity spottings, a collection of fine dining restaurants and an ocean-facing infinity pool and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a memorable beach vacation.
1. Rockhouse Hotel: A Celebrity-Laden Vacation Destination
With a rich history that dates back to 1972, the Rockhouse hotel has seen the likes of many familiar faces, including Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. It’s considered one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, with Rita Ora, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski all recently paying visits to the hotel. Even Meghan Markle claimed it was her favorite “chill out spot” before her royal life began.
2. Luxurious Rooms & Villas at Rockhouse Hotel
Perched high atop the cliffs of Negril’s West End, the hotel’s famed 34 bungalows are built from timber, stone and thatch. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, you’ll find utmost privacy as you enjoy modern conveniences like air-conditioning, fully stocked mini bars and WiFi in addition to its most lavish amenity, a spacious terrace with ocean views.
3. Rockhouse Spa
What would a luxury vacation be without a pampering spa day? Rockhouse Hotel has you got you covered with its award-winning spa, offering body treatments using local ingredients like Caribbean brown sugar, ginger, honey, mango and shea butter. The cherry on top? Treatments are offered in an idyllic Caribbean setting in cliff-edge cabanas.
4. Rockhouse Hotel’s Award-Winning Restaurants
Please your palette at any one of the three restaurants found at Rockhouse Hotel, from the internationally celebrated Rockhouse Restaurant to the decadent Jamaican flavors showcased at Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. Feeling the heat? Cool off with freshly squeezed watermelon juice and coconut water served straight from the shell at the hotel’s organic juice bar.
5. Rockhouse Hotel’s Ocean-Facing Infinity Pool
Dotted with plush loungers and umbrellas, the hotel’s infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up the Caribbean sunshine. When you’ve worked an appetite, enjoy jerk chicken, sandwiches and burgers from the casual poolside grill or kick back with a tropical cocktail from the bar.
6. Snorkeling Adventures at Rockhouse Hotel
The hotel’s Pristine Cove is the perfect spot for snorkeling, where you can climb down stairs that lead from the cliff’s edge straight from your bungalow. Don your mask and flippers and discover an underwater world of dwarf tube sponges, vibrant coral heads and colorful reef fish.
7. On-Site & Off-Site Excursions
You can play at Rockhouse like no other hotel. Daily yoga classes and weekly classes in cooking, painting, zumba and more allow you to take the most of vacation without leaving the property. When you’re ready to explore the island, hotel concierge arranges trips to Jamaica’s most captivating natural wonders. Dig your toes in the famous Seven Mile Beach, watch a sunset over the cliffs at the iconic Rick’s Cafe or swing from the cliffs into the sparkling turquoise pool of water at Blue Hole springs.
8. Awe-Inspiring Weddings at Rockhouse Hotel
After taking one look at Rockhouse Hotel Jamaica there’s no doubt you could have the wedding of your wildest dreams here—just imagine getting married at a cliff edge or sunset deck! The hotel ensures the most exclusive wedding arrangements by only allowing one per week and a maximum of 20 per year. The onsite Weddings Manager ‘Lici’ Eastwood takes care to ensure you’re wedding is nothing short of a fairytale.