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West End Road, Negril Jamaica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 86 in Negril
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Winner of Travel+Leisure World Top 100 Hotels 2021, 2020 and 2019, and Top 25 Caribbean Hotels 2021, 2020 and 2019! Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica, in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. Free daily continental breakfast. A/C and mini-fridge in all rooms except 3 Pillars (ceiling and floor fans). 2 and 3 bedroom villas available for large groups and families. Contact us directly to book the best rooms and best rates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Zoe W wrote a review Jun 15
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Mark from Zimbali recommended this place, we went for lunch and was very taken with the resort. Felt a relaxing getaway, the pool and sunbathing area spacious and intimate due to the layout and the structure being cliff side. Cocktails were fantastic, food was wonderful. Our party had a selection from the menu and all shared, we were all very happy with the service and food. A lovely warm place to eat and drink, plus a very romantic hideaway. Thank you Tensing Pens ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 1 week ago
We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your visit to Tensing Pen. It is definitely a relaxing getaway for the soul and spirit, we are happy you felt the love here. It’s nice of Mark, owner of Zimbali, to recommend Tensing Pen, as we also love and recommend Zimbali to our guests as a unique farm-to-table experience too. Safe travels. One Love!
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Marzo Barz wrote a review Jun 12
2 contributions
Came by for a tour of the resort, Jade from Front Office did an amazing job of giving that tour. She was very friendly, warm, and informative. I haven't stayed here yet and I would legit recommend this place to anyone inquiring 10/10. Love the integration of nature with the whole resort, love the doggos even though one was cranky because I woke her (sorry). Overall a great experience. Day passes are also available and fairly priced !
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Don't interrupt a sleeping dog 😭
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Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely words! It’s kind of you to review just the glimpse you got while touring with Jade. We hope to welcome you here some day. One Love!
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Tara wrote a review Jun 10
Raleigh, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
I've looked at getting to Tensing Pen for a while and am so thrilled I finally made it to this beautiful, relaxing, enchanting resort! From the moment I arrived I felt completely at home and ready to book a return trip. The sea was rough most of the time we were there but Tensing Pen offered so many places to relax and just soak up all the beauty. We were able to jump off the bridge - a must if you visit - on the last full day. The staff is gracious and kind and interactive with guests and you feel more like family. There are stashes of books and games for relaxing fun. All sorts of Negril activities either short walks or cab rides from the resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Get an ocean view room!
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Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 1 week ago
We are grateful for your kind reviews. Yes, even of a day of rough seas, tensing pen is shaven of respite and relaxation for the soul. We hope to have you with us again, in good health. One Love!
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merrileediaz wrote a review Jun 4
nj11 contributions
I am so happy I bookmarked Tensing Penn when I read about them in Condé Nast awhile ago. When my husband and I were looking for a last minute getaway for our anniversary they fit the bill perfectly based on what I read and they didn't disappoint. Our room (South House 2) was clean, well appointed and had a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. The food was very good as was the service, The spa services have a short list of options but are located in an open air hut overlooking the ocean which I happen to love and I had the best massage I've ever had by a lovely masseuse named Maxcine. I went back for a second one before I left :) The property is home to 3 large dogs which we enjoyed very much They visit when you are eating and sunbathing but they don't beg for food. They are very well behaved. They ended up liking us a little extra one night and we had all three of them sleeping in our bed. The front desk was kind enough to come get them for us. There are no phones or televisions in the rooms. I communicated with the front desk via What's App daily and they always replied immediately. They brought me an extra lounge chair, I made dinner reservations, ordered taxis, booked day trips, made the massage appointments through the app. I never had to wait for a response. Note there is no room service or other service by the pool etc but it didn't bother me at all. The bar and restaurant are so close by and I brought a small coffee maker with me for my morning brew on the balcony. I didn't miss it. Also no beach, everything is built into the cliffs and is spectacular watching people jump into the water from the cliffs. Thanks again to all the staff. Everyone we encountered was lovely. All the best, Merrilee & Cesar
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: We were in South House 2. We loved it. Great view!
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Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Merrilee and Cesar, we are so happy you chose to spend your honeymoon with us! Thank you for leaving us this great review. We hope to see you again at Tensing Pen, in good health. One Love!
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Ruth p wrote a review May 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom45 contributions39 helpful votes
Beautiful meal for a 50th birthday. Group of 23 visited. Easy to book, staff very good. Food was lovely and place was amazing. Would definitely come back to stay here. Great place. Drinks were very good quality but expensive. Food was very good quality but quite reasonable.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Accessibility more difficult due to rocks etc but great trip in all Worth a visit
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Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ruth, it was a pleasure hosting you and your group, happy and blessed birthday! We look forward to having you with us in the future! One Love
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nancsign5 wrote a review Apr 2022
cleveland ohio14 contributions13 helpful votes
I have lost count, but I think this April 2022 trip was our 15th visit to Tensing Pen.We missed last year, due to Covid and, like everyone everywhere, our mental health needed a boost which we knew the resort would provide. As soon as we arrived, we felt restored and rejuvenated. The beauty of the place overwhelms me each and every time we arrive and it truly feels like being welcomed home. The lodge at TP is my favorite place to have breakfast overlooking the beautiful blue sea. Fresh fruit and pastries and that incredible coffee! Actually, every single meal is not only delicious but served with that view and the warmth of the servers and chefs. The staff is always gracious and friendly throughout the entire property. This was our first time going in April rather than February and it was a bit more rainy then we are used to. However, the cozy cottages with the covered porches are the perfect place to enjoy a tropical rain shower. We are already looking forward to next year.....
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Each room is unique and all are beautiful. Depends on needs( some have AC, some have stairs) and...
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Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded Apr 21, 2022
Dear Nancy and Bill, What a pleasure to have had you with us after such a long absence. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, even though you have been coming for so long! It's always such a blessing and a pleasure to have return guests as wonderful and caring as yourselves. We are grateful for your loyalty and hope to see you again next year, in good health.
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Cynthia L wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
From the amazing accommodations, Spectacular staff and out of this world views and sunsets, there is no better place than this! If you love dogs, bring treats for Tensing, Obi and Zuri, the huge and docile Rhodesian Ridgebacks who will be your best friends for treats and a rub. Calene, the sweet and efficient coffee and breakfast waitress who starts our day, to Palmer, Razor, Rooster, Crystal and ALL the staff who work tired to make the resort beautiful and guests’ desires realities. Dining is a whole other exquisite experience with specials each night that tantalize and taunt the taste buds.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Tensing Pen, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded Mar 31, 2022
Dear Cynthia, Well you leave us speechless! Thank you so much for this lovely review. Your kind words will help others experience the true warmth of Jamaican hospitality when they read it and discover Tensing Pen. Hope to see you again, in good health and spirit. One Love, from all of us at Tensing Pen
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SOPHIA K wrote a review Mar 2022
Manhasset 5 contributions
I just got back from a week at this exquisite boutique hotel on the cliffs of Negril. It’s an amazing place.. beautiful setting amongst tropical gardens with breathtaking sunsets. Imagine how it feels to get the best massage you’ve ever had by either Georgia Maxcine or Pamela and then to go back to the lodge where Razor makes you the best dirty banana you’ve ever had while the sky is turning scarlet. The feeling of relaxation and peacefulness prevails the entire time you are there due to the entire staff from the minute you are greeted by the lovely women at the front desk, the hospitality from the entire wait staff and the morning greetings from the gardeners while you are having coffee on your terrace. The rooms are kept spotless and fresh from the housekeeping staff and anything you may need is taken care of immediately. My friends and I love coming here every year meeting new friends and seeing old friends that also return year after year. Sophie K Long Island New York
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Anne-Marie P, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Dear Sophia, It was an immense pleasure having you “and the girls” yet again this year. We are humbled and honored by your loyalty and yearly visits! Thank you for your kind words about our amazing staff. We wish you a great year ahead, till we see all 3 of you again next year. One Love from all of us at Tensing Pen
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Anna M wrote a review Feb 2022
Baltimore, Maryland22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Tensing Pen the first night of our honeymoon and can’t wait to return! One night was not enough at this beautiful resort! The grounds are immaculate and the service is top notch! I was too nervous to jump off the bridge this time around, but will try again in November! Thank you for a great start to our Jamaican honeymoon!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Vincent’s glass bottom boat is a great excursion! They pick you up right at the bottom of the...
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Response from Anne-Marie P, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Dear Ann, It was lovely having you with us. Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review, after your honeymoon. Hopefully you will jump off the Bridge next time! Till then, stay healthy and well. One Love
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Lawrence Rizzo wrote a review Feb 2022
Buffalo, New York8 contributions12 helpful votes
Just returned from a week "working vacation" in Negril / Tensing Pen. I don't know how else to say it but this place (repeat visitor) just MELTS me and makes time almost seem to slow down. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bed/bedding is well above average. The views (I always choose an elevated room) are just out of this world and every evening, I'd almost couldn't wait to go to bed as listening to the ocean waves as you are lying in bed is absolutely THERAPEUTIC. Last and certainly not least, the staff here are excellent with a wonderful balance of friendliness and professionalism.... still sad that the masks are hiding all the warm Jamaican smiles. If you enjoy absolute serenity, top-notch service and amenities... LOOK NO FURTHER!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Anne-Marie P, Marketing at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Dear Larry, Thank you for your great review! We all know you did a bit more than nothing, like working sometimes, but hey, st least you got to do it in the oasis of relaxation that a Tensing Pen is ;) It was a pleasure having you with us again and we wish you all the best till we see you again next year. One Love
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tensing Pen Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tensing Pen Resort?
Nearby attractions include One Love Bus Bar Crawl (0.3 miles), Rick's Cafe (0.2 miles), and Negril Lighthouse (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tensing Pen Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tensing Pen Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre, The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel, and Ivan's Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tensing Pen Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tensing Pen Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tensing Pen Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tensing Pen Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.