The Caves, Negril
|Light House Road, Negril, JAMAICA.|
Description: The CavesThe Caves Hotel in Negril, is an organic interpretation of romance. Designed by Greer-Ann and Bertram Saulter, each of its 10 handcrafted cottages is planted in a garden on the edge of the sea. It's the perfect choice for guests who value spirituality, privacy, romance and verdant beauty. Its two seafront acres hide many secrets, sundecks and nooks, even grottos in the cliff itself. One of these grottos is designed for dining, lit with candles and strewn with flowers. The Aveda Mini-Spa looks out to deep blue water and the high-ceilinged cottages are made of wood and stone and are roofed in thatch. The rooms at the Caves are cozy and romantic, airy and spacious and designed with verandas and other elements such as outdoor showers that enhance a sense of openness.
Type of rooms: The CavesEvery room at The Caves is unique and bursting with character, charm and heartstopping coastal views. Sitting atop some of the most spectacular sea caves in the world, our 12 custom-designed cliffside cottages act as artful hideaways with all the coziness of home.
One Bedroom Garden View Cottage: Inspired for lovers only, Two Birds is a haven nestled among the trees. Get cozy in the queen-size bed as you listen to birdsong outside the window, the gentle rustle of palm trees and the calming call of the sea. Louvered windows provide both privacy and vibrant views of the landscape while the low-hanging wicker lighting accenting a love seat creates a mood of tropical mystique.
One bedroom partial Ocean View Cottage: Dip into bliss for a personal refresher or a couples' retreat. One Drop is one of the first cottages to be built on the Negril property, and is reminiscent of the original "Teepee" accommodations where bohemian attitude is balanced by luxurious interiors. There is a queen-size bed, private outdoor shower and a window settee, ideal for reading, indulging in an afternoon nap or enjoying another one of those breathtaking sunset.
One Bedroom Lower Ocean View Suite: These large studio-style rooms are perfectly situated to capture the light shifting from sunrise to sunset. Each studio has a lovely front verandah, perfect for star gazing and for taking in the stunning views of the dramatic limestone cliffs and the ocean 40 feet below.
One Bedroom Ocean View Cottage: As resonant as its name, Stardust, this heavenly cottage is located at the edge of the property for maximum privacy. Wake up to the sunrise and sleep with the doors wide open to the sweet music of the waves. There is a first-floor kitchen and living area - with an irresistible daybed - that opens on to the most perfect patio. Upstairs, you'll find a bedroom with wicker accents creating a warm, mellow vibe. Since it is located next to The Sands, you may hear the occasional sound system playing during cocktail hour, which only makes for the perfect excuse to join in and catch the vibe.
One Bedroom Upper Ocean View Suite: The property features ten one bedroom suites. The handcrafted wood furnishings, batik fabrics, outdoor showers and native artwork add just the right balance of tropical elegance with a playful nod to bohemian chic. Both accessible and private, each cottage is a personal oasis with a soothing spirit and an authentically Jamaican soul.
One Bedroom Blue Hole View Suite: Reinvent romance at this charming Negril, Jamaica cottage named after one of the most beautiful sights on the property. The airy, pale blue bedroom features a plush king-size bed, a living area with a beautiful stained glass window, a writing desk and a unique bathroom. The highlight, of course, is the enclosed verandah with comfortable bamboo chairs that opens directly onto the Blue Hole - a natural opening in a cave leading to the glistening sea below. Go ahead and dive in or take in the lullaby folds of the waves. Either way, you're guaranteed a memorable experience.
Two Bedroom Ocean View Cottage: This comfortable pied-a-terre - originally built for Island Outpost founder Chris Blackwell - is the spot for entertaining and hosting. The main floor's spacious kitchen area and wraparound bar are complemented by a delightful breakfast booth and built-in banquets where you can absorb and enjoy the island vibes. After all, the lush canvas of nature is everywhere around you. There's also a cozy bedroom with a queen-size bed and an adjoining bathroom with an outdoor shower. The upper-level bedroom features a king-size bed, while moon and star carved filigree add to the overall mystique. Small paintings by local artists peppering the walls read like a delicate patchwork of island life. The connecting balcony sits right over the sea - a place where bliss and pure harmony reside side by side.
Two Bedroom Ocean Front Cottage: Soak up the sweet life in this beautifully situated room with a curved layout that keeps close to its namesake. Bask in views from morning to evening of the gentle sunlight making glistening trails across the water. The large kitchen area, with plush built-in settees, is great for entertaining or enjoying a spoil-worthy dinner for two. The first-floor bedroom with a queen-size bed has an adjoining bathroom with an outdoor shower and colorful hand-carved furniture. The second-story master bedroom is a relaxing oasis complete with king-size bed, a teardrop stained glass window, a writing desk, a comfortable couch and an airy bathroom highlighting its spacious, octagonal design. The secret surprise is the large upper deck terrace with an unparalleled view straight up the coast that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Clandestino Private Villa: Enter an instant fairytale in this Grand Villa housed in a lush tropical setting. The 3,500 sq. foot wood, stone and thatched-roofed home is located on a half acre of naturally landscaped gardens, with radiant plant life, cut-stone walkways, and a private parking area. The perfect accommodation for groups or families, Clandestino offers the utmost privacy while maintaining close access to The Caves. A two-minute walk will lead you to The Sands, The Caves' cliff-top bar, where lively vibes infuse the day and heady tunes heat up the night. Clandestino guests have the option of fully inclusive or accommodation-only rates. Fully inclusive guests will also have access to all other areas of The Caves' property, including the Swimming Pool, Private Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Aveda Spa, two Dining Gazebos and several other swim access and sunning areas.
Additional information: The Caves
In order to maintain the intimacy of the resort, only children age 16 and up are permitted.
Before booking, verify the costs, current prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest in accordance with hotel policy.
Number of rooms: 12
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: Opened 1997Credit cards accepted: Amex, Mastercard, Visa.
How to get here:
The Caves is located on the Lighthouse Road in the West End of Negril, a resort town in western Jamaica.
The nearest commercial airport is Montego Bay, served by major airlines like American Airlines, Air Jamaica, British Airways.
Transfers to Negril Aerodrome can be arranged
The Caves is 11/2-hour car ride from the airport, and transportation with professional personnel can be arranged directly with the property.
The Caves is one hour by car from Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and 15 minutes from the Negril Aerodrome.
Ground transfers from Negril are complimentary. Ground transfers from Montego Bay are available.
GPS Coordinates: 18° 15' 2.66'' N 78° 21' 39.81'' W
Nearest airport: Donald Sangster Airport - 1 hr.