Why We Recommend It:
The Caves is a beautifully small and intimate, adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Negril, Jamaica. The accommodation consists of handcrafted, thatched-roof cottages and suites scattered around lush gardens just steps away from dramatic seaside cliffs and caves.
It’s a unique place and is so small that it feels more like an extended stay at a (incredibly well-off!) friend’s vacation home than an all-inclusive resort.
It’s very easy to get to know your fellow guests, should you choose to – you can also just as easily keep your privacy – and the staff are very welcoming, as well as being thoroughly professional.
Rooms & Suites:
Each cottage and suite is uniquely designed and decorated, but all seem to have a rustic, boho-chic vibe with handcrafted furniture and interesting artwork.
Amenities include private outdoor showers, some of which are situated right at the edge of the cliffs, open-air verandas with equally stunning ocean views, spacious indoor lounges, and in some cases private plunge pools.
Room categories include one and two-bedroom cottages, smaller, entry-level double rooms, and a huge, very plush villa – The Clandestino Villa.
It has two bedrooms, one with a spa bath, a large lounge, a kitchen, laundry facilities, terraces with barbecue facilities, a private pool, and butler service throughout your stay.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
The Caves Resort is relatively small and so can’t offer a broad range of dining options. What they do have is excellent.
The resort’s signature restaurant is the very elegant Blackwell Rum Bar, which showcases Jamaican & Caribbean cuisine.
It’s a popular spot for a romantic meal, with outdoor seating and a very scenic, intimate setting. They have a great range of quality drinks all-inclusive here too.
More casual dining, and drinks, can be found at The Sands, their beachside restaurant that serves up classic Jamaican dishes and fresh seafood.
The resort has two scenic swimming pools and a spa that offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.
There is also a good, well-equipped fitness center here, open 24 hours a day.
The resort offers guests a range of water sports all-inclusive, including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
Other activities include yoga classes, cooking classes, and plenty of off-site excursions and activities such as cliff jumping and scuba diving for an extra charge.
While the resort itself is somewhat isolated, there are nearby attractions – the Seven Mile Beach, the Negril Lighthouse, and the Kool Runnings Waterpark are all in the area.
The resort staff can arrange transportation to these locations as well as plenty of other tours and excursions.
Some Guest Reviews:
“The Caves was a wonderful setting to relax and unwind. We stayed in a second floor room without a balcony, but the ocean view out of the large window was so perfect I didn’t miss having one. The room was spacious and comfortable. The swimming was excellent and unlike anything I have experienced before. Deep water comes all the way to the cliffs, the waves are very gentle, and there are two caves that you can swim into. The water is clear and in early November, comfortably warm…..”
“Gorgeous property in Negril. The hotel is a gem in Negril, located cliffside and close to the Lighthouse. It’s important to note for those that aren’t familiar with the landscape of the area, that there is no beach. The hotel is built above caves and into the cliffs of the shore. It’s truly a unique and magical experience….”