My husband surprised me with this trip for our 16th wedding anniversary. He told me on the flight that he wasn't excited about going to Jamaica, but was excited about where we were staying. This place is amazing! We stayed for 3 nights and could have stayed another night or two easily! He was a little afraid that we might get bored since it's so laid back, but we didn't at all. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Morning swims, afternoon naps, amazingly delicious (and inexpensive meals, $40 max dinner bill.) incredibly friendly staff, fun and relaxing happy hour by the pool. This place was perfect in every way. We aren't the type for big crowds and we enjoy feeling more secluded. This place was perfect for us and would recommend it to anyone needing a nice and relaxing vacation. We never left the property the entire time, nor did we ever feel the need to. This place has everything you could want or need.
Although this is not an all-inclusive place, anything ordered or purchased was just signed for and put our room bill. We then paid in full at the end of our stay. This was very convenient to not have to worry about carrying anything with you.
My husband can't sleep without a television but did fine. He actually admitted to never missing it! Internet worked fine in our villa and on our porch. The villa had air conditioning but we froze the first night because we left it on. We learned to turn it on when we came in for the night and then turn it off just before bed. The fan over the bed was all we needed at that point.
One review mentioned the ladder and deep water to be a little intimidating. I am not a strong swimmer and I do get paranoid in deep ocean water, but never felt that here. Most coral was far enough away that unless you chose to swim that closely, you would not find yourself scratched up or trapped over any. The water was very calm and clear. It was just beautiful!
Please go here! You will not be disappointed with anything! It's such an amazing place. We're already saving up for our next trip back!
Oh and Kenny's cab is great to take to and from the airport! We didn't do an excursion this trip but plan to the next time. They'll pick you up from your ladder. Yes, pretty amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockhouse is a boutique hotel stretching across the cliffs of Pristine Cove. Nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, thatched roofed villas are perched on the water's edge. Guests swim in the sixty foot horizon pool or take the stairs carved into the rock down to the cove for snorkeling on the reef. Home to two award winning restaurants - the Rockhouse Restaurant & Bar and the Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. The renowned Rockhouse Spa has a philosophy that is a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness. Spa treatments are undertaken "on-the-rocks" in the cliff-edge Massage Cabana or at the eight room garden spa. Yoga classes are offered daily overlooking the sea.Consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, the Rockhouse won the Caribbean's Leading Boutique Hotel 2014 and Jamaica's Leading Spa 2014 at the World Travel Awards. In addition, the Rockhouse was also voted the No. 1 "Best Value Hotel in the Caribbean" in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Value Awards" and included in Conde Naste Traveler's Readers Choice list of "Best in the World". ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rockhouse Hotel Negril
- Rock House Jamaica
- Rockhouse Jamaica
- Rockhouse Hotel Jamaica