Rockhouse is a boutique hotel stretching across the cliffs of Pristine Cove in Negril. The resort, nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, boasts a 60-foot cliff-top horizon pool and an award winning restaurant set on a balcony suspended directly over the water. Thatched roofed villas with private sun-bathing decks perch on the cliff's edge, and throughout the property, ladders and stairs carved into the rock lead down to easy water access for swimming and snorkeling on the reef.
A newly constructed Spa, has a philosophy that is a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness. Spa treatments are undertaken "on-the-rocks" in the cliff-edge Massage Cabana, at the Caribbean Drench hut, inside the eight room garden spa, or can be arranged in the privacy of your guest room. Yoga classes are offered daily in the recently built yoga room.
Rockhouse is consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the Caribbean. In 2010 it is nominated for three World Travel Awards including best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean for the sixth consecutive year. The Rockhouse is included in the January 2010 list of the "Top 20 Caribbean Resorts" by Travel + Leisure in their "T+L 500 World's Best Hotels", and Conde Nast Traveler's in their November 2009 list of the "Best in the World". Patricia Schults names Rockhouse as one of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die" in her New York Times Best Selling Book, and Kay Showker features Rockhouse in her book "The 100 Best Resorts in the Caribbean." Rockhouse is a member of Design Hotels, an international lifestyle brand synonymous with distinctive architecture and interior design, balanced with functionality and exceptional service.
The hotel is located on the cliffs, two and a half miles west of Negril town on Negril's West End Road. The hotel is sited on the western most point of Jamaica – the best spot for sunsets. The closest major international airport is Montego Bay, just over an hour away.
The objective of the hotel is to responsibly and sustainably balance the interests of all the parties: giving the guests an amazing vacation, making our team partners in the success, taking care of the environment, while putting back into the community through the Rockhouse Foundation.
Interview with Travel + Leisure's Nilou Motamed on NBC's The Today Show
"Jamaica is one of my favorite destinations in the world and the Rockhouse is one of my absolute favorite hotels. When you go there you have this incredible, cliff top experience. This is the kind of place that you take your shoes off as soon as you walk in and never put them back on. This is definitely one of those great gems. But whether you're taking a dip in the great infinity pool or you're watching the stunning sunsets with a Red Stripe in hand–this is a place I would recommend to anyone."
Conde Nast Traveller, "Winter Sun Special - Jamaica"
"Close to Negril, Pristine Cove is quite an address to live up to, but Rockhouse Hotel fuses sensitively with the rocky landscape."
Sherman's Travel Magazine "Top 10 Caribbean Islands for 2010: Jamaica"
"Offering one of the best lodging deals in the Caribbean, Negril's Rockhouse presents 34 thatch-roofed units and a new spa in a terrific cliffside setting."
Skywritings Magazine, Air Jamaica's Inflight Magazine
"Look beyond the great design, the glorious sunset view, the charming service and cleansing sea breeze... you'll see the world in a better light and you'll find one of Jamaica's most relaxed and authentic experiences."
The Guardian UK, "On the Outside"
"Relaxed and insanely chilled I finally understood why nothing is a problem... with reggae playing in the background whilst the ocean laps against the rocks below, the Rockhouse is as unpretentious as you could wish a place to be."