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“Beautiful retreat”
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The Caves
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
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“Beautiful retreat”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

I have been accumulating Aveda points for over 5 years to take this trip and it was well worth it! It is a small, very quaint resort. The people, the food, the scenery were all amazing!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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caves-management, General Manager at The Caves, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Dear tg81,

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We of course continue to encourage and host our Aveda guests and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our unique property so much!

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon again...

One Love,

The Management and staff of The Caves
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

My girlfriend arranged a caves dinner for my 30st birthday in The Caves hotel. This is probably one of the most romantic dinner spots ever - well, at least in Jamaica! The table is located in a small cave almost on sea level and it is full of candles. The atmosphere with the sound of the sea is amazing! The food is ok at best but for Jamaican standards also rather good - the prize is rather high for the Reggae island. Nevertheless, if you plan any special occasion while staying on the island, caves dinner in The Caves is highly recommended but only if it is for two - more people don't fit the stone table! One remark for gentlemen: bring an extra shirt because it is super humid down in the cave. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We stayed at The Caves for three nights after six nights at the Iberostar with a group of nearly 50. My husband and I moved to The Caves for a few days of quiet relaxation, and couldn't have been happier. Though we had some transport issues, we didn't book that through the hotel and it was no fault of theirs.

We arrived hot and hungry, and they promptly gave us a cold towel, a drink and led us to lunch. We then got our room (Macka Tree), which was just gorgeous and spacious. We only used the AC at night (and definitely used the mosquito net, if for no other reason than it made me feel like a princess).

The food is fantastic, and you should never feel bad asking for more/seconds or a combination! Paul, the lifeguard/activities guy, is awesome, as is the rest of the staff. Paul's available to do activities with the guests every day, though we only did a couple of cliff jumps and that was it.

The property is well-maintained, and we found ourselfs on a different ledge/cliff each day to sunbathe, which was really fun. It's definitely a quiet, secluded vibe (we were in bed by 10pm each night!) but that's absolutely what we wanted after six crazy nights at a mega-resort.

I don't like to repeat trips, but if I did - I would come back to The Caves.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Walton Hills, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

What an experience...from the beauty all around, sunny days and faces, the gorgeous water and snorkeling with Paul :) Truly a slice of heaven. I would recommend this resort to anyone who wants to experience a trip of a lifetime. Mother and daughter trip with wonderful memories to last a lifetime!! Thank you Aveda Pure Privilege Program!!!

Room Tip: Stayed in One Drop which did have an air conditioning unit, if you want to use it. Has an outdoor sh...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

For a first trip in Jamaica we chose The Caves and Goldeneye for a 2 center stay, staying 3 nights at the Caves.
Firstly- I would recommend booking direct with Island Outpost. This reservation team was excellent, well-informed, amenable, and when some of the details on arrival were slightly different to what we agreed - there was no dispute and they got all this sorted immediately.
For the price, we were a little startled at first- there is definitely a shabby chic element to this hotel- if you come looking for immediate hot water on demand or luxurious rooms this would not be for you. But the rooms are pretty, island bohemian and most look over the most glorious crystalline seas.
The positioning of the hotel is unique- with 30ft, 20ft and smaller jumps from the hotel cliffs depending on your courage or how many dirty bananas you drink...
The food was nice- not fabulous, but nice, and there are just 2 choices each evening unless you check with chef in advance. There is no menu for dinner or lunch, just what is prepared. The most special feature of meals was the service- always jolly, engaging staff, and absolute perfect positioning in the rooftop restaurant or on the secluded gazebo/cave tables that can be specially set (Gents pay attention, good brownie point opportunity!!).
A nice touch is the free minibar with sun lotions, and a bottle of rum, vodka and wines.
The resort really grew on us. The staff were a lot of fun and helped contribute to a blowout local bday event. Very fun!

Room Tip: Mackatree was a great room!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Caves

Property: The Caves
Address: Light House Road | P.O. Box 3113, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#2 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#4 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#5 Spa Hotel in Negril
Price range (per night): ₹ 29,199 - ₹ 55,491
Hotel Class:4 star — The Caves 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caves sits along the limestone cliffs of the West End of Negril, right next to the famous Negril Lighthouse in Jamaica. Although situated only a few miles away from the bustling town center, this private enclave is a world apart. Eleven handcrafted wood and stone thatched-roof cottages, plus a 4-bedroom fully self-contained luxury villa, are interwoven between ten acres of lush vegetation and naturally formed volcanic caves. Quaint stone pathways wind through the limestone cliffs dotted with palm, sea grape and dogwood trees overlooking the Caribbean Sea. An arrangement of coral stairs and walkways lead to sundecks with uninterrupted views of the sea and sky, and grottos with turquoise water pools and fossilized marine life. A tropical reef system comes right up to the edge of the cliff, perfect for snorkeling. Guests can climb down ladders into the sea or take a leap from several “jump points,” the highest of which is 30 feet! An intimate, private and unique resort, The Caves is perfect for romance and relaxation.The Caves generally does not accept children under 16 years old. Exceptions must be cleared with the hotel management. ... more   less 
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The Caves Hotel Negril
Caves Hotel Negril
The Caves Resort Negril
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