“Gorgeous, colourful rooms - plus an exceptional restaurant and rum bar - on an extraordinary cliffside location just outside Negril; a true heaven for couples”
There's an unpretentious, homemade feel here, and nothing is too slick or formulaic. There's a range of accommodation to suit all needs: see our Rates page for a full listing.
We stayed in Bird Nest, a massive first-floor 1-Bed Ocean View Suite with drop-dead ocean vistas. It gave us the feeling of being holed up on an island in Thailand thanks to its cheery yellow walls and floors, green batik bedspread, woven cane lampshades, handcrafted pots and cups. The bathroom had a huge shower and tub, with plenty of Blue Mountain Aromatics oils and products.
Other than our room, the best sea views can be found in Butterfly and Sea Turtle (both 1-Bed Ocean View Suites), Moon Shadow (a 2-Bed Ocean View Cottage) and Sundancer (a 2-Bed Ocean Front Cottage). One Drop, a 1-Bed Partial Ocean View Cottage, is closest to the ocean and has an outdoor shower.
A cosy favourite with honeymooners is 1-Bed Ocean View Cottage Stardust, the furthest away from the other buildings and near the lighthouse.
Deluxe Villa Clandestino is a separate 3-bed villa, plus adjoining 1-bed annexe, set within lush jungle on The Caves property - it is very popular with families as all ages are welcome here. It comes complete with a private pool and BBQ, plus guests have full use of the hotel’s facilities. If booked on an all-inclusive basis, a private butler is also included.
Food is seasonal and local and although meal are included in room rate, this doesn’t feel like an all-you-can-eat affair. There’s a choice of 2 or 3 options for all courses, which are read out to you, and it's actually very relaxing to not have to agonise over menus; order the 'Combo' for a sample of entrees at dinner.
Breakfast and lunch are taken in the gazebo. Try the local fruit plate - a delicious collection of mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, and naseberry. Lunch is a delicious series of salads and grilled fish or chicken.
Dinner is taken in the Evening Dining Room, which on a warm night is actually under the stars. Start with a Cliffhanger (Appleton Gold Rum, ginger and watermelon juice) - a great addition to any sunset. Expect classy Caribbean fare: we had split pea soup, ackee, mixed salad, and mains of grilled chicken and curry conch. Afterwards, you can try one of the specialist rums on offer in the Blackwell Rum Bar hidden in the limestone cliff, or head to The Sands for a cocktail.
For the ultimate intimate dinner you can also request private dining in one of the two caves. Totter down the breakneck coral staircase and you will discover your very own private cave, crammed with twinkling tea lights - it’s achingly romantic.
If you're staying in the Deluxe Villa and not opting for the all-inclusive package (rates on request), the hotel can take you to the supermarket or take a grocery order and charge it to the room. A number of the suites and cottages have kitchenettes, too, but these are only really suited to preparing snacks.
Due to the precarious nature of the setting (open drops into the sea, plenty of steep steps) children under 16 are not permitted in the main resort. However, all ages are welcome in the self-contained Deluxe Villa.
Teens (over 12)
Set in half an acre of jungle gardens (just a few minutes' walk from the main resort), the Deluxe Villa is the only accommodation that welcomes families. Sleeping up to 8 people, the villa has 3 bedrooms, plus a 1-bedroom annexe, as well as a full kitchen, a private pool and private parking. Note that children staying here are not permitted elsewhere in the resort (e.g. the bar, restaurant, etc).
Children staying at the Deluxe Villa are not permitted to go elsewhere in the resort (e.g. the bar or restaurant area).