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Moon Dance Cliffs
Ranked #49 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Gabriola Island, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“One of Negril's Best”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

This hotel is great. The room was the biggest I have ever stayed in with King bed, 10 foot high ceilings, a wonderful bathroom, and a huge private terrace overlooking the pool and cliffs. Everything about the resort was great. We headed down to Annies, their cliff side restaurant and were very please by the excellent quality of the food and the modest prices.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We stayed in the Poinciana one bedroom Villa from Jan 13th to the 22nd.

If you are able to book this room, you will not be disappointed (the pictures on the website do not do it justice). From the moment we walked in with special touches we knew it was going to be a unique stay (and those special touches didn’t end after check in). In our opinion, Poinciana is probably the best room on the property; but all accommodations looked great (we got to look inside most of the other villas). Our room was huge overlooking the ocean (highlight of every night was watching the sunset from our private patio).

First off, we must mention the best part of the vacation. Titanya, our private butler was outstanding. If there is an “employee of the month” award she would be a candidate every month. We were not really looking forward to having a butler, we just wanted to sit back and relax. It didn’t take long for Titanya to grow on us; she was the cheerful person we looked forward to seeing first thing in the morning and the last person to ensure we had an evening planned at the end of her day (she did not leave until she was satisfied we were “ok”). She had a knack of being there when we needed her but gave us space to have our alone romantic time. She was a huge part of the reason our vacation stay was so wonderful.

The grounds to the resort are absolutely breathtaking and although we both love the beach and have always done destinations with a beach, we truly did not miss not having one at the cliffs (the cliffs was a great change). Our original plan was to leave the resort every 2nd day and go to 7-mile beach – needless to say, we only went to the beach once! Although we did plan some trips off the resort for the day/dinner, our main interest was staying at the resort to enjoy what we had right there – our villa, an amazing pool, outdoor gym, tanning by the cliffs, and just a short walk to the “bakery” for homemade Jamaican patties.

The food at the resort was the best value in all of Negril. Food quality was as good as any other restaurant in the area but the price was actually a little cheaper (especially if you take into consideration cab fair). I think we tried most items on the menu, and didn’t have a bad dish. The Jerk items were very hot and spicy but definitely bearable if you washed it down with a cold Red Stripe. All Jamaican items were delicious. The surprise on the menu was the “steak”, we live in Alberta, Canada and are used to high quality Beef. Never thought a “steak” in Jamaica would compare to our Alberta beef, but it was tender, juicy, thick and full of flavor. We were usually served by Tamara, Tracey or Rayon; who always greeted us by name (not sure how they do that!). They were genuinely friendly and willing to please and get to know us during our stay. We now what Rayon was referencing when he said the “Best was in the West” – it’s Moon Dance Resort on the Western Part of Negril! These are just a few of the employees at Moon Dance, we do not want to single anyone out because every employee scheduled during our stay came up to us to introduce themselves and have a chat (including Managers, Richard and Richard). Our private romantic dinner in the cave was a highlight… Guys, if you want to score major points with your Miss/Mrs, do yourself a favor and book at least one of these during your stay. BTW, all the resort rooms are just steps away from the both restaurants.

The resort was on the small side, total max occupancy is well below 100 guests. When we were there, we counted more staff than guests, this is a huge plus when it comes to feeling pampered on Vacation. We were in Jamaica (Ochos Rios) twice and stayed at Couples both times and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere (200 guests). There was no comparison with this trip – we felt like we had booked the resort for ourselves!

This was to be our 3rd and last trip to Jamaica, but we now find ourselves thinking about our trip back to Jamaica in 2013!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

We were blown away by the beauty and tranquility of the resort. We stayed in the 5 bedroom villa with a group of friends. The villa was fantastic and very roomy with the vaulted ceilings. Each bedroom has its own veranda and huge bathrooms. The staff was excellent! Carrie Ann took care of our every need. Ralston entertained us at the pool bar and pours an excellent drink. Johnnie Walker served us all of our meals with a smile and great humor. The resort is quiet and has a secluded feel which is so refreshing. If you are in the mood for a more lively atmosphere there are plenty of great places nearby to explore. We loved jumping off the "cliffs" each day and having happy hour by the pool or seaside and watching the breath-taking sunsets. We will be back!

Room Tip: We stayed with 4 other couples and highly recommend the 5 bedroom villa. We each had our own spaciou...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Our son & new daughter in law were married there. Was treated like royalty by the whole staff.
From the shuttle from the airport to the tropical punch at the resort. Everyone with a smile. We had a butler named Titanya, absolutely amazing. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for you. Richard Gordon may our families feel just like we were his family. The wedding was amazing and they jumped into gear when it started to rain. They never missed a step in relocating the wedding. Any location they would have moved us to would have been fantastic. I could write a book on our experience, but I'm sure I would still leave something and someone out. Thank you everyone for a memorable time. We have been to Jamaica before but no place could stand up to Moon Dance Cliffs.

Room Tip: We had the crystal dawn villa. Absolutely beautiful with a king bed facing the ocean
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

What a beautiful resort. We rented the 5 bedroom villa with 4 other couples and had one of our best vacations. On the cliffs with our own jumping in spot (to practice for the jump at Rick's Cafe), this resort has a lot to offer. Food was good. Drinks were great. Prices were reasonable. Staff was awesome. The views at sunset were a great way to prepare for the evening. Off the beaten path, it is a great spot for a quiet vacation or an awesome destination to travel to with your own party. The Villa was clean with a spectacular layout. Each bedroom was set up as its own hotel room with TV, full baths and private balcony. The common area was spacious. What they call a mini-bar, we call a full size bar. Highly recommend this resort!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

I booked this trip through sniqueaway to celebrate my husband's birthday. We upgraded to a deluxe room with a jacuzzi on the balcony, which we used every night. We arranged transport to/ from airport through hotel and had great drivers both ways. The resort was lovely, and our room spacious and clean. Loved the creatively arranged towels with flowers but would have liked more drawer space for clothes or a suitcase stand. Richard and staff were amazing, we can't thank them enough for arranging a dinner after hours and a special treat for my husband's bday. Ralston at the pool bar mixed a mean drink and Rayon explained cricket to us one night. Had fantastic massages in an outdoor cabana by the pool. This was the relaxing vaca we had been dreaming of. Yes, the location is a little off the beaten path but that was balanced by a sense of tranquility and quiet not found anywhere else in negril. Great jerk chicken and grilled snapper- the best we had anywhere. This was a lovely first time in Jamaica and we know we will return.

  • Stayed January 2012
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

I went here with my bride for the first leg of our honeymoon. We had a great time. It was a little strange for a day and a half as we were the only couple there, but having said that, the staff was extremely attentive to our needs. They were friendly and willing to share with us some of the Jamaican culture. Had a minor issue with our room on the first day, but again the staff was quick to correct the problem

Only thing that we would suggest is to have a more varied menu as after 4 days, things got a bit repeative, maybe a different type of special everyday.

Hope to be able to return one day!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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