We recently returned from a week stay in Jamaica, with 2 nights at The Caves. We spent time in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril and The Caves stay was the highlight of our trip. Next trip to Jamaica will include more time in Negril and The Caves. As you'll read time and again, the views on the cliffs are amazing. We were in The Bird's Nest, which was a 2nd floor room with a view out over the water. It was very central to the eating locations, the pool, hot tub, and hammock area. The room was plenty spacious and the bed was the most comfortable I think I've ever slept in. The property is big enough that you can have all the privacy you want, there are plenty of places for you to tuck yourself away. It's also small enough that you can get to know some of the other visitiors while you're there since there are only a limited number of cottages. Around sundown, we'd meet others at the pool to have a few drinks and watch the sunsets.
If you stay here, try the different cliff jumps, also jump into the Blue Hole. Go snorkeling with Paul, he showed us all kinds of marine life (octopus, eels, stingrays, lobsters, and various fish) and even some bats in the bat cave we went through. The rest of the staff were very courteous, very prompt and extremely helpful with any request. Shout out to Oran, Randall, and Glen at the bars!
The food at each meal was great, ask for the combo if you like both choices. First time ever having goat, but it was really tasty. We did not experience the cave dinner, but am sure it is awesome since we walked by the location a couple times. Explore the entire property while there. We had dinner outside both evenings, once with a live reggae band playing.
The only negative we had (and it probably bugged my wife more than me) was the shower pressure was not that great. The water even completely stopped a couple times when she was in there. It could have been that everyone was taking showers at the same time around dinner, but don't let this little item keep you from staying here.
We highly recommend this place if you're staying in Negril and we'll definitely stay again next time in Jamaica!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Caves Hotel Negril
- Caves Hotel Negril
- The Caves Resort Negril
- Caves Jamaica
- Caves Negril