The Caves Hotel
What We Love
- The all-inclusive rate covers three meals daily, unlimited drinks (including alcohol) and non-motorized sports, so you won’t have to lift a finger, even to sign a bill
- Having a mini-snack of home-baked banana cake and Jamaican coffee on the cabin’s private veranda
- Outdoor showers
- Each room can have stacks of reggae CDs, available upon request
- Full-body massages in the petite Aveda spa ocean-view bungalow
What To Know
- Rooms don’t have TVs (though the hotel can accommodation those who are desperate)
- Grown-ups only; kids 16 and under have to stay at home
- The mosquitoes can be lethal after dark — be sure to close the net at night
- Rise early to bag the prime real estate, as the best sun loungers are often snatched up early
- A/C units in all rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
After you’ve zoomed past the sprawling, jam-packed super-resorts that line Negril’s main road, pulling into the Caves feels like stumbling on a secret oasis. Just 12 thatched cabins and one villa, spread over 10 acres of craggy limestone cliff, and nothing to do but swim, sunbathe and order another glass of rum-and-ting. Step off your sun lounger and leap 20 feet down into the sea below, have candlelit suppers inside secret caves, and wind down in the Aveda spa as hummingbirds flit overhead. In fact, of all the swoon-inducing Island Outpost properties (there are four in all), we think the Caves is the most in-your-face romantic. Be sure to pack a stack of books: there’s no TV.
In the Area
Local hangout Rick’s Café (just a few minutes away) has been serving up ice-cold Red Stripes to sunburned tourists since the ’70s. Brave souls can jump its 35-foot platform straight into the sea. When only a stretch of white sand will do, Negril’s famous Seven-Mile Beach is just down the road, and fun stuff like parasailing and deep sea fishing excursions can be set up from there. The island goes into street party mode during the not-to-be-missed yearly reggae and soca festival, the Bacchanal Jamaica (February 10 to April 15). If staying within resort boundaries is more your speed, you can still grab a free kayak and snorkel gear at the hotel and explore the nearby reefs. Expect to spot sea horses, eagle rays and, if you’re lucky, a green sea turtle.
How to Get There
Ill start off by saying what a dream
From the moment they open the gates to this Resort was all smiles and welcoming demeanors.
I'll start off with the service being five stars out of five only experience service like this one other times and that was on a Princess cruise ship and even then I will have to place this place above that one reason is because if you ask for something not only will they get that specific something they will give you recommendations as a local and 100% of the time we went with their recommendation and they did not disappoint.
Cleanliness: They're all over it when it comes to tapping for breakfast lunch and dinner dining room always had everything that needed the staff was unbelievable.
The food: this is what going to make this place so memorable what is the food I myself come from a family award-winning chefs graduated from top rated culinary schools in California let's just say I'm a real stickler for taste. Everything I taste it and I mean everything down to a regular omelette blew my taste buds away.
Views: the views are beautiful Landscaping is perfect I love how they make you feel like you're in a rainforest until you come out to the cliffs.
Closing: I highly recommend this place we love it and plan on going back next year.
This place will put the spark back in your relationship. Totally meant for couples very exclusive and unassuming. The only gripe I have is that obnoxious music blaring across from famous Rick's into the late afternoon.
Very underrated resort! My wife and I have returned to Jamaica to celebrate our anniversary and we truly love this beautiful hotel. From the food to the drinks and the very great staff ... travelled to Jamaica for the first time with friends in August but the wife wanted to experience it all so she chose the caves... I'm just loving the romantic vibe!!