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
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
Love, love, love this resort! Beautiful rooms that are on the water your own hut & private outdoor shower. Beautiful wedding, beautiful setting, great restaurants and bars. You will love this resort try to make it there!
I booked Kenny's Tours to get us from the airport to Rockhouse and once we arrived at the property, we were immediately greeted. Our bags were handled while we checked in. We were offered a complimentary Rum Punch or Fruit Punch while were were escorted to our room. We went to the Rockhouse Restaurant for dinner and were treated to some of the best food that I have had in a long time. I had some of the best pork chops that I have had in my life. The next morning, the staff is greeting us and calling us by our names. We never had a bad bite of food, the drinks were not weak or watered down, the staff was very friendly and attentive. The rooms were clean and spacious. The only thing about the room was there was not a tv. Other than that, Rockhouse Hotel is a MUST SEE. We were in need of some down time, so we never left the property. They offered cooking classes, painting classes, stand up paddle boards if you were interested in doing something or you could just sit and soak up the sun, breeze and the view. And if you are lucky, you will spot dolphins cruising the area just off the pool.
From the moment you step off the airport charter you are made to feel very welcome at the Rockhouse.
The entire complex is a site to behold. Spectacular views and cozy grass hut rooms that add to the experience.
The food is excellent and features traditional Jamaican dishes along with back home dishes with a local twist. My favorite dishes were any one of the fish and seafood selections. The jerk sausage available at breakfast was absolutely perfect, and would satisfy any sausage lover. The fresh smoothies and juices are amazing, and definitely something everyone should experience.
Thank you for the awesome hospitality, Rockhouse team. We will be back.
We were staying at a nearby hotel on the cliffs and were recommended to try Rockhouse for dinner. We had such a good dinner the first night that we went back the next! The food was Jamaican with a difference. The coconut shrimp were delicious, and the 'old time synting' (seafood in a creamy sauce) wonderful. We finished with the Blue Mountain coffee crème brûlée. Good service and a great view down into the cove within the property capped a lovely evening. The next night it was raining, so we had to sit inside the dining area, but this was fun too. Highly recommended.
Everything about this place is magical. Truly a memorable trip that we cant wait to return to. Perfect place to relax and be pampered by an incredible staff. First class all the way as we didn't want to leave.