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“Absolutely the best honeymoon!”
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Moon Dance Cliffs
Ranked #49 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Absolutely the best honeymoon!”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Both Moon Dance Cliffs and the Villas are AMAZING.

This is our second time together in Negril, we had visited the Cliffs the first time but for the honeymoon we wanted to experience both the beach and the cliffs. Moon Dance was accommodating and we booked both the Honeymoon Suite on the Cliffs and the private Villa on the Beach.

We could go on and on about how great EVERYTHING was at Moon Dance, but then we’d be writing till our 10th anniversary so here are the highlights:

Rooms/Hotel: Huge rooms with high ceilings and cold air conditioning, spa bathrooms, the nicest amenities and every view is picturesque.

Pool/Beach: It’s like a scene out of a luxury travel magazine. Private pool at Villas overlooking the ocean, winding pool at Cliffs with views of the ocean from everywhere and a swim-up bar with the best bartenders Johnny & Andre (Rum & Ting!) Perk…private hot tubs and lots of private pool side lounge chairs.

Food: Pancakes for breakfast (coconut and banana!) and lobster, shrimp and fresh fish for dinner every night. Need we say more!?! Best food we had the whole time on the island was at Moon Dance. Oh yeah, you can go to the restaurant but we enjoyed many of our dinners private, overlooking the ocean from the Poinciana Villa veranda.

Service: We think what sets Moon Dance apart from other vacations is the people. From the moment we were greeted by a private shuttle at the airport (Scandal rocks!) to having to say good-bye–they were all so sincere, attentive and available at any time for anything we needed. Big shout outs and love to Richard, Warren and Titanya, Angie, Christine, Courtney at the Cliffs and Oneika, Sarge and Jonathan at the Villas. I know we are leaving so many names out, so thank you to everyone.

We did venture out for dinner to a couple other hotels but every time agreed Moon Dance was the best. It also has the most beautiful gazebo with sunset in the background that provides the most breathtaking backdrop for a private dinner or wedding ceremony.

An amazing vacation from the rum drinks to get the party started to the private candlelight dinner in the cave. Thank you Moon Dance!

Room Tip: All the rooms are incredible. Worth it to go in with friends or splurge on a villa with a private bu...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday in Negril at Moon Dance Cliffs and cannot wait to go back. We were in the Crystal Dawn Villa, which was beautiful, with a wait staff that was exceptional. It is a small property which adds to it's charm and makes individual attention the norm. The grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained. We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

My husband and I stayed here in June for our 10th anniversary. The place is on the far West End. You will be using a taxi if you want to leave the resort. Seeing that is the case, one should familiarize oneself with how taxis work in Jamaica before traveling there. We were caught a bit off guard.
Back to the resort...Although it was basically a monsoon throughout our stay, the trip was not a wash thanks to the lovely people at Moon Dance Cliffs.
Our room was quite large, very comfortable and clean. If it hadn't been raining, we wouldn't have noticed it, as we would've been swimming up to the pool bar and cliff diving, but we would've liked to have been able to order movies/TV shows on the TV.
The exercise equipment is under cover, but outdoors. One would have to wake up pretty early to beat the heat; but who comes to Jamaica to workout anyway?
Speaking of which, the barstaff was lovely. Try the "No Problem" a yummy cocktail whose main component is rum. The also make a great Dirty Banana. Be warned, they go down a treat!
The restaurant served the best Traditional Jamaican breakfast I've ever tried -lots of codfish and fresh veggie festival! The fried dumplings are delish! As for dinner options, from the Jerk Pork to the Curried Shrimp, everything we tried- we loved.
We had a great time and highly recommend paying a visit to Moon Dance Cliffs!

Room Tip: Caribbean view room follows through on its promise.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

We literally starting writing this review and got sidetracked attempting to find a time to go back. We stayed 6 nights all-inclusive at Moon Dance Cliffs in a 1 bedroom executive suite for our honeymoon in late July 2011, and loved every minute. The accommodations were excellent and the service was even better. The staff were very attentive and polite, always upbeat, and made the stay absolutely outstanding. They went out of their way to take care of our every want or need through the week.

The food was delicious, whether it was breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and by the end of the week, we had to request to meet the chef who had provided so well for us during our stay. Both the main restaurant as well as the sports bar are outdoors, so be sure to bring along bug spray.

Our travel agent provided us a list of excursions to check out while in Negril, and the staff at the main desk were kind enough to set everything up for us, including transportation, for both of the experiences we chose (Dolphin Experience at Dolphin Cove and snorkeling at Margaritaville). We enjoyed ourselves on these excursions, but were more than ready to get back to the resort by the time they were over.

The atmosphere was generally quiet, with the occassional wedding throughout the week. Although the resort is small, we never had a hard time finding a spot to be away from the crowd. Typically, the wedding receptions (which took place down at the main restaurant) weren't a bother, although one night the music was loud enough to rattle our room windows, which made sleeping a bit difficult.

Our only other issue over the course of the week was with trying to get our jacuzzi working correctly and consistently. The first night it bubbled, but was a bit cold for our liking. Later in the week, we requested for the temperature to be turned up, and after having to have the pump replaced, the water was a little too warm to stay in for very long. Our last night, we were excited to use it one last time, but as soon as it started up, it died out again. The staff really did all that they could to get it going for us, but to no avail, which was a little disappointing being our last night.

Speaking of the staff doing all that they could, we have to give mention to the resort manager, Richard, who was nearly always visible and available to help with any of our needs. He was a pleasure to work with, pleasant to talk with, and appeared to be an extremely hard worker. We would also like to specifically mention Tamara, Clyde, Johnny, Andre, Douglas, Angie, Herman and Tracy (and there are probably others that we've forgotten) for their kind service throughout the week. We couldn't ask for better care during our stay.

We truly had an amazing time at Moon Dance and hope to visit again!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a destination wedding. We loved every second of it. At first we were surprised that there was no beach to sun on, but we got over that the very first time that we jumped off the cliffs into the water. It was great seeing so much wildlife (crabs, sting ray, fish, etc) and opposed to strangers. It was so seculded my bf actually talked me into naked cliff jumping ;-) The food, albeit a bit pricy, is really good (try the jerk chicken!). The pool is huge and has this nice little lazy river thing. The service was great they had the most beautiful wedding that I have ever attended. The hotel put together a boat excursion for us too which aside from the wedding was the highlight. And do try the dirty bananas---you will be hooked. The rooms are super nice and bigger than most first apartments. The room had a fridge which was great because we kept refilling our water bottles with tap water (no icky tummies at all!) and always had cold water after spending the day in the sun. I loved this place.

Room Tip: they all face the ocean so no worries there!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was extremely attentive and the whole experience was an exclusive one. First the resort is small and located on the best part of the island, so you will enjoy that there are no crowds. The pictures of the rooms on the website, don't do rooms justice because you probably can't see the majesty of the mahogany wooden doors and windows that open up to let in the breeze and the great ocean view of the sun setting on the ocean..which I believe you can see from every room there with their huge private patios. The place is full of wonderful scenic views so I can see why it is the ideal place to get married.

Room Tip: You will want to purchase your transfers in advance Monday thru Friday from the resort because they...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Forty or so of us came here for a "destination wedding" . Many of us stayed longer as we could not get back to the states because of hurricaine Irene. It was a perfect place for a wedding-- the beautiful grounds, the white gazebo, with the sea behind it, the magnificent sunset framing the couple---it was something none of us will forget. Here's the thing for me, all was kept inpeccably clean, the food was great, the tiered pool where folks could sit on stools that were at a bar wonderfully refreshing---but the thing that most impressed me was how wonderful the staff was. No matter what the challange (and with so many of us with cancelled planes, there were challanges) we were treated with grace, with kindness, all quick to help in any way. I had a wonderful time here and I will remember it always and recommend it highly!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Moon Dance Cliffs
Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Negril
#20 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the dramatic cliffs of Negril, Moon Dance Cliffs is a luxury resort and spa. Room choices include Caribbean View Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms, Executive One-Bedroom Suites, Prime Minister Two-Bedroom Suites, and 4 Royal Villas. Moon Dance Cliffs has 2 restaurants, 3 bars, the world class Kamala spa, a 5,000+ square foot pool complex, and a plethora of other activities. Our friendly staff is available to you throughout your stay; from the concierge and the manager to the lifeguards and bartenders. With a 1:2 staff to guest ratio, the service at Moon Dance Cliffs is unmatched.Situated on the dramatic cliffs of Negril, Jamaica Moon Dance Cliffs is a luxury boutique resort and spa. Room choices include Caribbean View Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms, Executive One-Bedroom Suites, Prime Minister Two-Bedroom Suites, and 4 Royal Villas. All rooms are air-conditioned, with verandahs, spectacular views of the Caribbean and many have private, outdoor Jacuzzis. The Royal Villas at Moon Dance Cliffs are located throughout the grounds of the resort. Ranging from one to five bedrooms, all the villas offer dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea from atop the cliffs. Each villa has the option of being staffed with a butler, who acts as a personal concierge. With full access to all the resort has to offer, the Royal Villas at Moon Dance Cliffs offer an unbeatable experience. With two restaurants and three bars to choose from, Moon Dance Cliffs offers dining options for whatever you’re in the mood for. Annie’s Restaurant is fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere; an open air restaurant set at the very edge of the ocean, the sunset view from Annie’s is unmatched. A menu of fresh seafood, traditional Jamaican dishes, pastas, steaks, and homemade desserts is complimented by an extensive array of fine wines and cocktails. The Sports Bar offers casual dining with a full menu and an exciting array of cocktails and beverages. With satellite TVs, darts, a pool table, Nintendo Wii®, and other games, The Sports Bar will entertain you day or night. The Pool Bar offers snacks, our signature Moon Dance cocktails, and other beverages whether you’re in the pool or just lounging by it. With beautiful views wherever you look and the friendliest staff in the Caribbean, Moon Dance Cliffs offers a relaxing, indulgent getaway. All-Inclusive and Accommodations Only rates are both available. Please inquire for nightly rates. ... more   less 
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