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The Caves Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This beatuful place has breathtaking views in a quaint setting, with authentic island feel. Was surrounded by a warm friendly staff and clean safe surroundings fulled with total relaxation. Need to be a bit adventurous with the topography. Steep steps to crystal turquoise waters are well worth it.

The Caves is an intimate, quirky, unpretentious gem of a resort that allows its guests to feel completely at home. We stayed for four nights in Blue Dolphin (lower level ocean view) and were charmed from the moment we arrived. The entire staff is warm and welcoming and happy to help you, without ever being overly intrusive. The food was wonderful. Banana pancakes were a favorite. So was the jerk chicken and all seafood dishes we tried. Menu items are limited here but they change daily and none disappointed. The private sunning nooks, gorgeous water (cliff jumping was a rush) and the special cocktail of the day were just what we needed to unwind and decompress. Be aware that catamarans carrying guests from other resorts will occasionally drop anchor close to one of the caves in the late afternoon, but they don't stay long. Get to know Paul and have him take you on a snorkeling tour around the caves. You won't regret it. We also booked a private cave dinner one night. What a memorable experience! A bit pricey, but for us it was worth it. If you're looking for a huge party scene and a cookie cutter resort, this isn't for you. But if you're searching for tranquility, warm hospitality and a resort with a unique and friendly vibe, then welcome home to The Caves.

Romantic, candlelit dining in a cave -- who can pass that up? Apparently, someone with claustrophobia! Before I booked this place for dinner, I had seen several photos of beautiful tables set up right along the water, in a cave with high ceilings. Looked fantastic. When we got there, we were taken into a dark, small, enclosed cave. There was zero airflow and it was really hot. It was still beautiful - candles, the sounds of waves crashing in - but entirely uncomfortable. I had to keep leaving the cave to get air. I would love to do it again in the other cave! I guess there are three. As far as food & service, it was all good! They even had a birthday cake with candles for my husband.

I could go on and on about the unusual and delightful physical and architectural properties of this resort -- the cliffs, the absence of beach, the caves, the meandering staircases up and around, and of course the exquisite luscious blue waters. For people going to Jamaica and wanting to be on the water but not with the sunscreen slathered mobs laying on the beach, the Caves is a perfect retreat. With only 12 rooms in about 10 bungalows spread across the length of the resort, guests have privacy and quiet, but can socialize with others at the dining areas should they wish. The staff is unbelievably generous. Always ready to bring you refreshments wherever you might be on the property. Paul will take you on a personal snorkel whenever you'd like. When we had a medical situation, the manager was available calling nurses and doctors, and assisting us all along the way. The food comes fresh from the owners' farm in the hills. The food is superb (but not sophisticated continental cooking -- primarily delicious local cuisine.) This is not a luxury Ritz Carleton experience -- if that is what you are looking for. It is casual, warm, welcoming, quiet, and spatially special beyond your wildest imaginations. only two minor discomforts -- for some reason our shower water was never hot and because it is all inclusive, including liquor, there were a couple of people who were louder than I would have preferred.

Just returned from an incredible week here celebrating my wife’s 50th. Beautiful spot that is an engineering marvel, reminiscent of the historic Polignano a Mare in Italy. So many quaint, quiet relaxing places to lounge. Food was excellent, always something unique on the menu and the staff is always willing to make something off menu should you so wish. Other couples are respectful of your privacy are very engaging and fun with once you approach for a conversation. Great mix of couples from their late 20s - early 60s, from the States and UK. Rooms were rustic but very clean and comfortable with nice beds, we actually enjoyed them a lot more than we thought we would. Stayed in Two Birds, garden side with a very private outside shower which was different from any other room we have ever been in. The Caves staff went out of their way to make my wife’s birthday special with chocolates left in our room and a candlelit dinner in the cave ending in a personalized birthday cake, candles and all and Glynn singing happy birthday. Couldn’t ask for more. Special thank you to Glynn, Elvis, Jamoin, Orean, Paul, our lovely room attendant and the always smiling greens keeper, and everyone else whose name we have missed, each of whom went out of their way making sure you were having a wonderful time, RESPECT! Even more than the spectacular facility and wonderful food, it is the long tenured team of very genuine professionals that sets The Caves apart. A lot better value than some of the large heavily advertised super resorts. Easy to see why some of the couples we met there were on a return visit. If you are looking to get away to the Caribbean as a couple and have good mobility, do yourself a favor and book now!

Great trip. The staff is wonderful, attentive and you will want for nothing. You won't find a better place to unplug and relax. The food was fantastic also. If you visit make sure to snorkel and kayak to get a feel of the area.

We had a nice time at the Caves and there are many wonderful features about this hotel. The first being the lovely staff and the second being the stunning location. It is a very peaceful place. There are a few drawbacks that we experienced. The major one being the challenging physical layout of the resort. I was pretty nervous accessing the stairs to the bar, hot tub and sea. No railings and steep steps. The water was choppy so I couldn't access the water. The pool is small and no substitute for the sea. However we turned this around by venturing out and seeing more of the island. The staff set us up with a terrific taxi driver who took us around Negril and even to the south side of Jamaica. The hot tub, rum bar and cave dinner were slightly uncomfortable because the caves themselves are hot and muggy. Housekeeping was very good. We loved our room and the complimentary selection of CDs. The other guests were very standoffish. A simple "good morning" or "hi" would have gone a long way. All in all we are glad we stayed here but for us once is enough.

Went here for our 10 year wedding anniversary and loved it. Drinks and food were great. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Go here to unplug and recharge. The resort is quiet and not lots of guests. All the rooms are uniquely different. Perfect for couples! Would recommend and definitely will be back.

I’d love to give this place a 5 star as it’s staff and service level is 5stars, unfortunately the food can use a boost. Massages at the spa are out of this world - two wonderful ladies have the best hands. Paul the life guard brings such warmth to the place - great guide for snorkel kayaking and fishing

What can I say, The Caves are just stunning. You can be as social or as unsocial as you like. Plenty of hideaway places. Excellent food,turquoise water, very helpful staff who do all to help you relax. For a more adventure, try cliff jumping, snorkeling or diving. It was a shame that we only got a hut with a garden view but most of the others look right over paradise. We were hoping for some evening entertainment but had to venture out most evenings.

144 One Love Drive Negril Westmoreland

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in West End within a 5-minute walk of Negril Lighthouse, The Caves Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Negril Cliffs. This 4-star resort welcomes guests with 12 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Throne Room and Time Square Mall.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The Caves Hotel's 12 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests staying at The Caves Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 90 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and free use of bicycles.

Room options

Clandestino Villa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 8

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Partial Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 717 reviews