This was the most relaxing, wonderful vacation I've ever been on. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the staff were warm and welcoming from the start. We stayed at Stardust, which we loved because it was secluded and had an amazing view. I don't even know how to start with this place. The soups were amazing, the breakfast was so good, and the dinners were just so delicious, too. I loved the laid back atmosphere and the size of the resort. We weren't bothered to buy anything or to do anything we didn't want to do.
As others have said, take advantage of the snorkeling with Paul as early as possible and do a cave dinner! We also had a dinner at the "white table" our last night and it was so nice.
We ventured out one day and took a short walk near Rick's but that wasn't really necessary.
I did yoga twice with Rosa and she also taught an extra pilates class. I recommend those, as it's nice to get a little exercise in while you're in paradise!
The only thing I'd tell people is not to expect luxurious bathrooms. Our shower had very low water pressure, but that's something we can overlook.
And, do cliff jumping!! The blue cave was my favorite. Be sure to get your cameras ready to shoot the jumps.
We cannot wait to return in a couple years. It was our only time in Jamaica and we really don't need to try anywhere else. This is our place.
Big thanks to Paul, Fiona and Randall. Great service!
- 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