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The Rockhouse

  • Where:
  • Why:Vacation
  • When:Christmas & New Year 2012-2013
  • Who:Me & My Girlfriend
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The Rockhouse When the sea gets rough, waves smash against the rocks and splash up high in the air and into the pool. It looks amazing!

When the sea gets rough, waves smash against the rocks and splash up high in the air and into the pool. It looks amazing!

The Rockhouse View from the hotel restaurant. Each villa has its <br data-src=

View from the hotel restaurant. Each villa has its
own little rock by the water to chill on.

The Rockhouse Our room. Definitely the only one to book if the villas are taken. <br data-src=

Our room. Definitely the only one to book if the villas are taken.
It has the best view and most privacy of the entire property.

The Rockhouse Our balcony.

Our balcony.

The Rockhouse Our bed.

Our bed.

The Rockhouse ...and the great view from our bed.

...and the great view from our bed.

The Rockhouse Amazing sunset view from our room every evening.

Amazing sunset view from our room every evening.

The Rockhouse Pool bar...serving typical Caribbean cocktails...piña colada ole...

Pool bar...serving typical Caribbean cocktails...piña colada ole...

The Rockhouse Lush gardens on the property.

Lush gardens on the property.

The Rockhouse The brand new Spa Pavilion at Rockhouse is an organic, temple-like structure surrounded by lush gardens and compliments the cliff-edge treatment cabanas. There's also a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean.

The brand new Spa Pavilion at Rockhouse is an organic, temple-like structure surrounded by lush gardens and compliments the cliff-edge treatment cabanas. There's also a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean.

The Rockhouse Pool area.

Pool area.

The Rockhouse A view of the villas.

A view of the villas.

Highs & Lows

  • The Spa on the property for a super relaxing treatment.

  • 7:30am yoga class every morning outside by the pool.

  • The Rockhouse foundation! Through its efforts the Rockhouse foundation was able to fully renovate and expand the Negril all-age Public School and Library. The Rockhouse foundation and Hotel have invested over $1m in these projects and associated support programs.

  • It's an hour and a half long drive from the airport and about $80 when using their car service, though safety is worth the money. All the drivers are very friendly, and if you're lucky you learn a bit of Jamaican history along the way.

  • The bar and restaurant close quite early, but maybe that's a good thing.

  • Wifi is not always working or only works in certain areas of the property. It didn't work in our room. But...also a good thing.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Low key and easy going.

  • Location

    5-10 minutes from the center of town. 10 minutes from 7-mile Beach.

  • Rooms

    20 Villas & 14 Rooms

  • Music

    Great Jamaican music.

  • Year Opened

    First room was built in 1972. It was purchased in 1994 by a group of Australians who own and maintain it today.

  • Health & Wellness

    There's a beautiful spa in the midst of its own little jungle.

  • Restaurant

    Simple and delicious. The second restaurant called Pushcart features Traditional Jamaican cuisine...amazing!!! Love the bushman’s stew and the jerk chicken!

  • Bar

    Simple.

  • Children

    Only on special occasions when the hotel allows.

  • Price

    Very reasonable.

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