February 12, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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The Caves in Negril, Jamaica
If you think “all-inclusive Jamaica vacation” and “bespoke experience” are mutually exclusive, welcome to The Caves. Built into honeycomb cliffs that drop off into the Caribbean Sea, a dozen colorful wooden cottages are nestled among 10 acres of lush vegetation, making for a secluded retreat that’s increasingly rare in Negril. Sidle up to a candlelit table carved into a limestone grotto at the Blackwell Rum Bar and dine on gourmet home cooking under the stars – this is beach living at its best.
In traditional Negril fashion, dive off the cliffs into the turquoise water below. Find a warm rock to bask in the sun. Go kayaking along the shore, taking a swim to keep company with colorful tropical fish. Cool off with a Cliffhanger watermelon juice and rum cocktail. Watch for dolphins from a high vantage point as the sun sets. Dine on rock shrimp in coconut sauce in an oceanfront gazebo, followed by a scoop of homemade mango sorbet.
Location of The Caves
Nearest Airport: MBJ
Amenities for The Caves
- 13 Rooms & Villa
- Individually Appointed Rooms
- Saltwater Swimming Pool
- Chauffeur Service
- Cliff Diving
- Whale Watching
- Montego Bay to Negril Tour
- Stanley's Deep Sea Fishing Tours
- The Blue Mountain Coffee Trail
- A Day at Pantrapant
- Bob Marley Trod
- White Water River Rafting
- Wedding Planning Services
Reviews for The Caves
Celebrated my birthday in the Caves private dining area was the most amazing experience we had ever had Glenn was our waiter and was on point in time everything was beautiful the food was delicious we definitely book this again! You should book ahead and pay the deposit! We didnâ€™t stay here but had dinner. Dinner included everything even had two bottles of champagne and a couple of glasses at bar prior to dinner starting! Truly awesome experience! Highly recommended!
We returned to Negril for our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We had spent our honeymoon as hippies camped out on 7 Mile beach. There were no hotels in Negril back then. We certainly were shocked to see the development in Negril but the locals are still as nice as they were 45 years ago. The Caves is truly one of the best hotels in the world. It location is stunning and the caves are a snorkler's pleasure. The resort is small but all inclusive and we had two exceptionally romantic dinners....one at the Sands and the other in the Cave. Oran lit our cave dinner with probably 50 or more candles and we watched pencil fish swim around in the candle lit cave. The food is excellent....some of the best traditional Caribbean food we've sampled. The service is amazing. This is an arty boutique luxury hotel....very special.
indmomBequia - Bequia
The Caves is the ultimate place to lay back and relax. They take care of your every need in true Jamaican style. The service, food and drinks are fantastic. Plus you never feel that the place is crowded. They were totally booked during our stay, but due to the layout, it never felt crowded. What a great place!
SoonerRaven - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
My experience here at The Caves was truly amazing and one of a kind. The atmosphere was very relaxing, laid back and "Stress Free Zone" feel. My boyfriend and I had never been to a place quite like this one. Our room was named "Stardust" and it was by far the best cottage on the resort due to it's charming design and private location on the resort, far enough from the others. The king size bed was something from the movies, had a large sheer linen fabric over draping the bed. The balcony view was absolutely extraordinary to say the least. It also had a small kitchen, living room area, along with a private patio sitting area over looking the beautiful ocean of Negril. The staff, I mean every single staff member were incredible, they were beyond accommodating and friendly, making us feel like family there. I also took advantage of the spa services, and let me say, it was by far the best female massage therapist i've ever had!!! Her name was Michelle or Melissa, those two names always get me, but trust me they know her and she comes highly recommend. Leon was top notch and his fellow colleagues were just as amazing. Jamoy, was one of my favorites, he kept us smiling and was also polite. Paul, was just so adorable and very sweet, he made us feel right at home, and there is Zoom, he made our dinners enjoyable and entertaining with his charming personality and let me not forget about Orean, who was also very charming and accommodating with every need we had! We had the best vacation ever and I am counting down the days till we return to a place we can call home!!! I could go on and on and on, but I hope you get a good idea of how magical, happy and relaxing this place is. Did I mention the food was AMAZING....All of it!!!! Thank you to the chefs and cooks for always taking our orders with a great big smile!!!! One Love, Bebe & Fatih Onel
Both of us had recently retired, and we looked for somewhere special to go. I had seen some pictures of The Caves in a travel newsletter, and knew right away this was the place! It did NOT disappoint! Accommodations: Very nice. The Caves is a boutique hotel, not a large resort. Most guest cottages have a single main room with a nice bed equipped with mosquito netting, a decently-stocked minibar and small refrigerator, a small desk with two chairs, and a single desk/vanity. The bathroom is sufficient with a good deep tub with shower. A very good thing is that the electrical outlets are the same as in the US--we needed no electrical plug adapters for the various battery chargers and the like that we brought. Note that the rooms do not have TV nor do they have radio, but a CD player and some CDs are provided. Free Wifi is available throughout the resort. Facilities: There is one small salt-water pool, large enough for 2-3 people to lounge on floats, and a hot tub beside it. Lounge chairs, like much of The Caves, are set up in areas geared to pairs. There is one large-screen TV located in the dinner dining room area, though I never saw anyone watching it. There is also a special alcove with a two-person spa tub that has a nice view of the water, arrangements for which can be made at additional cost. Food: There is one area that hosts breakfast and lunch, with most of the tables under cover. Another area hosts dinner; while there is a larger table downstairs undercover, most tables are under the stars on a large deck with excellent views of the water. The food was very good, served quickly. Meals are included in the price, but there is no buffet. Each meal generally has a choice of two different items, but allowances can be made for diners who prefer not to sample the Jamaican-style choices. For example, I had a Jamaican ackee-and-saltfish breakfast which was excellent â€“ but a more American bacon-and-eggs breakfast is available. The fried plantains were fantastic! For dinner, we enjoyed dishes ranging from jerk pork to curried conch to grilled red snapper, which were all excellent. In addition, the portions are large â€“ I love buffets, but I did not miss them. Food service is only at certain hours: 7:30-10:00 am for breakfast, 12:30-2:30 for lunch, and 7:30-9:30 for dinner. However, you can get a sandwich sent to your room. Starting in the latter part of the morning, beef, chicken, and vegetable Jamaican patties are available, which I love. The Caves also offers packages for special candle-lit dinners in cliff-side cave rooms with excellent views of the ocean. Good strong coffee is available, and my travelmate was very pleased to have a good selection of teas served in a proper teapot. Alcohol: There are two bars, co-located with the meal areas. The Caves has a decent selection of wines â€“ including a quite decent prosecco -- spirits, and liqueurs, with Red Stripe the beer of choice. Alcohol is included in the price. There are times when a bar might be staffed, but thatâ€™s no problem at all. The Caves encourages guests to step behind the counter and serve themselves if and when that occurs â€“ very convenient! The two bars offer a selection of snacks, such as plantain chips and Oreos, for those poor guests suffering from snack attacks. Dress code: None that we heard of, or could see. Breakfast and lunch tended to be very casual affairs, and dress at dinner varied from t-shirts and shorts to collared shirts and skirts. Outside Entertainment: None. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the club next door, The Sands, was open, and Rickâ€™s CafĂ© is a short walk away. If other entertainment is desired, a short taxi ride into town is all it takes. There are other attractions fairly close by, such as ziplining, Yâ€™s Falls, and Mayfield Falls, for which arrangements can easily be made. Beach: There is no beach. The Caves is situated in and on the cliffs south of Negril. Exit from the water is only by means of ladders; entrance into the water is either by those same ladders, or by jumping or diving off special areas designated for that purpose. The ladders are of tubular construction, with no special flattened steps, so they can be a bit difficult to use. The height above the water of these areas varied from 4 feet or so (where the ladders are) to 10 feet, 18 feet, 20 feet, and 30 feet. A special 22-foot jump into the Blue Hole is also possible. A decent level of mobility is required in order to enjoy the water. If a beach experience is desired, The Caves will make arrangements for travel to one of the resorts on Seven Mile Beach. Activities: Yoga sessions are held twice a week. Beach Activities (free): Snorkeling equipment is available for use. Snorkeling is actually quite good, with schools of gar, tangs, sergeant-majors, and many other fish in the area. Skates, lionfish, and barracuda can also be seen. Water visibility starts out excellent in the morning, but does tend to diminish as the day goes on. Wave action can vary considerably â€“ there were times when the water was quite calm, and there were other times when the waves made climbing the ladders a dicey experience. Caution is required at these times. Beach/Water Activities (paid): Diving excursions and excursions involving watercraft can be arranged, all off-site. Shopping: There is a small on-site gift shop with souvenirs and a few necessities. Walking to Negril to get to better shopping is not an option except for the adventurous â€“ the roads are narrow with often no real sidewalk area for pedestrians. It is, though, a short taxi ride into town. Weddings: The cave dining areas can serve as beautiful venues for weddings, but note that they are not sufficient to handle a large number of wedding guests. Service: With so few guests, service was very personalized â€” it was wonderful! Special requests made by guests were handled quickly and happily.
BillKoster - Silver Spring, Maryland