It was previously thought that only people who really enjoyed being harassed by dudes selling CDs, beads, and marijuana while walking down the beach made good candidates to visit Negril, but now people who enjoy luxurious cave hotels should head there too, thanks to The Caves.
This oceanfront oasis is built into the limestone cliffs of the scenic West End area, and offers all the comforts of home, if your home happens to be ripe with some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and dolphin watching in the Caribbean. Yeah, son: primo dolphin watching.
Caves is a paramount option whether you're looking to relax or get romantic, with twelve exclusive accommodations made up of cozy one- and two-bedroom cottages, one of which happens to be a 3500sqft luxury villa nestled in the jungle.
Sip on the resort's signature Appleton/watermelon juice/ginger Cliffhanger cocktail and enjoy authentic Jamaican jerk barbeque in an oceanfront gazebo, or take down a five-courser in the main dining room.
And speaking of sips, imbibe on even more postprandial rum bevvies at The Blackwell Rum Bar, which was naturally-created from two limestone grottos that overlook the ocean. Just don't drink so much you make the BBQ look less jerk by comparison.
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