4.5
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What We Love

  • The hotel’s charitable arm, which invests in local libraries and schools
  • Jaw-dropping sunsets—the resort is at Jamaica’s westernmost point
  • Climbing down the ladders into the cove for a quick dip
  • Outdoor morning yoga classes with a sea view

What To Know

  • Waterfront cottages have their own terraces and the best views
  • No guests under 12 years old are permitted
  • Standard rooms don’t come with outdoor showers
  • Free WiFi
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Overview

Laidback-luxe cliffside boutique on Negril's West End, with 34 thatch-and-tiber rooms, an infinity pool, and ladders leading down into turquoise waters

The Lowdown

Rockhouse—the clue’s in the name—makes a stellar effort to integrate itself into the landscape, incorporating local building materials like stone, wood, and thatch. And the landscape itself does the rest of the work: glorious sunsets, clear waters, and volcanic rock make a true island paradise. Local ingredients also go into the luscious products used at the spa: Caribbean brown sugar, ginger, honey, mango, shea butter, and cinnamon are just a few of the things you’ll be smoothed by and pummeled with. The resort has several restaurants. While the Rockhouse is best for romantic, Caribbean-themed dinners, we love feeling virtuous during the day at the juice bar, where freshly squeezed watermelon juice and coconut water are served straight from the shell, and where you can sample Caribbean rums on offer at the bar when the sun starts to dip.

In the Area

Guests at Rockhouse tend to spend most of their time lounging in their rooms, hanging by the infinity pool, swimming or snorkeling in the ocean below, or going for massages in the spa. Staff can arrange day trips to white sand beaches like the so-called Seven Mile Beach (it’s not quite that long), which can be nice if you’re craving some sand. If you’re looking for more nightlife or a change of gastronomic scenery, there are several other hotels within walking distance, plus two recommended restaurants with sunset views over the cliffs: Ivan’s and Rick’s Café.

How to Get There

Rockhouse Hotel
West End Road
Negril, Jamaica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1214 Reviews
Fantastic
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have stayed at Rockhouse a few times and are already booked to return again. The hotel staff is friendly and fun . The walking tour and the school tour are two of my favorite activities. The property is in excellent condition

What an amazing place
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience will be unforgettable. The staff and the ambiance was absolutely amazing! I came to Negril to celebrate my boyfriend’s bday week and I felt like I was celebrating my own. The people were lovely and the vibe was on point. If you’re looking for a place that is exclusive with outstanding customer service, this is the place to go. If you do decide to go make sure you connect with Gossett, who is the bar manager. He will take great care of you and recommend some great spots to check out. We will be coming back all because of this place.

Love love love the Rockhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to stay at the Rockhouse. We’ve stayed as a couple and w our teenage kids. Doesn’t get any better. People are super friendly. Resort employs makes you feel safe and secure. Lots entertainment.

Great in the daytime but nights were terrible.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, the people were so happy and relaxed, loved the location however we could not sleep. We stayed in room 5 which is close to the gym/ Pushcart area. Every night the wild dogs would howl ALL NIGHT LONG! Just when you thought you could fall asleep they would start up again. I would suggest having a sound machine or maybe they need to work on better sound proofing of the rooms. I would advise avoiding the rooms near the busy street . The cost of the room plus all service fees ( around $600 per night) you would expect a good nights sleep, very disappointing. Enjoy the gorgeous views during the day!

Hotel nice enough but $$$$$$
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I’ve never been to Jamaica thought it would be a nice get away. The hotel was nice enough but VERY $$$$ for what you get. Very long Scary dangerous ride from MBay. I definitely recommend the mobay experience if you are planning a trip, expedited thru security , customs ect ect. So anyway the hotel was nice land beautiful but most hotels have snorkeling ect and paddle boards included in the 700.00 a night fee right? Not this place everything was $$$$$ and the STAFF was RUDE! The drinks are average 8 to 10 dollars but they are half the size here in usa maybe 4 oz ? The whole country is scary and dangerous if your a tourist!!! We almost got robbed at the atm in the middle of the day in the town center. Trash EVERYWHERE 😕VERY DIRTY NOT SAFE PLEASE IF you are considering going and spending good money on a relaxing trip GO ELSEWHERE. If you like just staying at resort and not venturing out then fine but I would suggest Bahamas or Virgin Islands over Jamaica, its a very unsafe and Expensive place to visit. Definitely a beautiful natural environment but there is much too animosity there not rastafarians as you would think. Very disappointed