We had the extreme pleasure of staying here for our best friends wedding at the end of April. And I'll just throw this right out there: your first experience at a resort is interacting with the staff, and these people have got it right! We were greeted, after a long journey from Mo-Bay by Mini-bus, with Rum Punches and a much needed bathroom, ;) Richard was sitting at the front desk and we instantly recognized his infectious smile from other Trip Advisor reviewers' photos. (And let me also say, Richard is the MAN at Moon Dance Cliffs, wearing more "hats" than I could ever imagine wearing myself.) Richard introduced us to Kenroy, our personal butler who bore a striking resemblance to T.I., with "mirrored aviators" on his face. He took our bags and escorted us to the 5 bedroom Midnight Cove Villa. Upon entering the villa it felt like we were walking into an episode of MTV Cribs. Beautiful furniture and finishes, with luxury appointments abound. A fully stocked bar sat in all it's opulence overlooking the centerpiece of the great room, a 9-foot pool table.
Within the first half hour of walking the grounds we were addressed by name by at least 6 or 7 staff, who we had not even met. I have to say this was a first, being at a resort which goes to such great lengths of preparation for their guests. Everything around us, from the open-air bar areas to the network of swimming pools to the superbly landscaped grounds, glistened under a sky of deepest azure. There were literally dozens of different flowers, and trees with unusual looking fruit hanging from their branches. We stayed there under the all-inclusive plan which I highly recommend springing for at Moon Dance. This way, the only items you ever need to carry with you are a room key and a drink, which were pretty much my only possessions during most of the stay.
The only thing that could match the ambiance and comforts of the resort, was the amazing food. Out every gastronomic experience I've had, this was the most drastically different and unique. Standard breakfast fare were accompanied by new and interesting dishes like Callaloo (a spinach-like green), Ackee and Saltfish (the national dish of Jamaica), and these interesting little pastries called Johnny Cakes. And if you are a meat connoisseur, the various forms were all represented in delicious preparations: Jerk Chicken and Pork, Curried Goat, and incredibly fresh seafood. For our "veggie" and "veggie/meat-eater" friends, the Rasta Pasta was an outstanding vegetarian option as well.
When it came time for Wedding activities, Moon Dance did not disappoint. It felt truly special for everyone that was in attendance. Intimate and romantic with too many smiles around to count. Almost every member of the resort team seemed to be involved in the various aspects of the wedding, and all did so with the sweetest of demeanor's.
Our time in this place was truly special to the point that it was very difficult to leave and I have every intention of going back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the dramatic cliffs of Negril, Moon Dance Cliffs is a luxury resort and spa. Room choices include Caribbean View Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms, Executive One-Bedroom Suites, Prime Minister Two-Bedroom Suites, and 4 Royal Villas. Moon Dance Cliffs has 2 restaurants, 3 bars, the world class Kamala spa, a 5,000+ square foot pool complex, and a plethora of other activities. Our friendly staff is available to you throughout your stay; from the concierge and the manager to the lifeguards and bartenders. With a 1:2 staff to guest ratio, the service at Moon Dance Cliffs is unmatched.Situated on the dramatic cliffs of Negril, Jamaica Moon Dance Cliffs is a luxury boutique resort and spa. Room choices include Caribbean View Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms, Executive One-Bedroom Suites, Prime Minister Two-Bedroom Suites, and 4 Royal Villas. All rooms are air-conditioned, with verandahs, spectacular views of the Caribbean and many have private, outdoor Jacuzzis. The Royal Villas at Moon Dance Cliffs are located throughout the grounds of the resort. Ranging from one to five bedrooms, all the villas offer dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea from atop the cliffs. Each villa has the option of being staffed with a butler, who acts as a personal concierge. With full access to all the resort has to offer, the Royal Villas at Moon Dance Cliffs offer an unbeatable experience. With two restaurants and three bars to choose from, Moon Dance Cliffs offers dining options for whatever you’re in the mood for. Annie’s Restaurant is fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere; an open air restaurant set at the very edge of the ocean, the sunset view from Annie’s is unmatched. A menu of fresh seafood, traditional Jamaican dishes, pastas, steaks, and homemade desserts is complimented by an extensive array of fine wines and cocktails. The Sports Bar offers casual dining with a full menu and an exciting array of cocktails and beverages. With satellite TVs, darts, a pool table, Nintendo Wii®, and other games, The Sports Bar will entertain you day or night. The Pool Bar offers snacks, our signature Moon Dance cocktails, and other beverages whether you’re in the pool or just lounging by it. With beautiful views wherever you look and the friendliest staff in the Caribbean, Moon Dance Cliffs offers a relaxing, indulgent getaway. All-Inclusive and Accommodations Only rates are both available. Please inquire for nightly rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moon Dance Cliffs Negril