Having not been to Jamaica for the past 10 years I was ecstatic to have had the pleasure of staying on this gorgeous property on the West End of Negril on our recent trip. We stayed at the Cave House for 6 days in late November and felt like we had the entire property to ourselves. The lush landscaping insured both solitude and silence and the house was perched directly over the water so the sound of waves lapping against the cliffs serenaded us every night. Whether we were snorkeling in the ocean or sipping a red stripe on the patio we never felted crowded or bothered. Safe and gated with a cobbled courtyard and lush grounds the property was gorgeous.
The rustic but spotless Cave House was an incredibly peaceful, romantic experience for my girlfriend and I. Louvered windows allowed the delightful sea breeze to drift through the house and myriad fans were available to insure we never felt too warm. The beds were firm and comfortable, linens soft, and little thoughts like a large fridge and silverwear were available if needed. House keeping was unobtrusive and excellent. The other staff was incredibly pleasant and knowledgeable and always ready to help with any issue or question. The Great House had all the little pleasures you could want like free wifi and a lending library of books as well as board games. Breakfast was delicious and the chef was always willing to accommodate special requests. The owners were incredibly friendly and unobtrusive.
We loved this property and plan on returning to it next time we return to Jamaica. However I will say it is important to understand that this is a "rustic chic" type property, no phone or tv's in the rooms and free roaming geckos abound. To me that is what makes this property such a gem and a tropical escape. But be aware it is most definitely not a Holiday Inn and the owners and staff work amazingly hard to create a peaceful tropical refuge for vacationers to get away from it all.
The only other disclaimer I can think of is that while several great restaurants are within a 5 minute walk you would want to take a route taxi or shuttle to reach a greater choice of dining options. Do yourself a favor and take the time to try this hidden gem of a property, I just hope it doesn't become so well known I can't book a room next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Citronella Hotel Negril
- Citronella Resort Negril