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Rockhouse Negril Jamaica
by Kesha Stewart, May 2017

Can you picture a mystical architectural creation crafted to fit in with the surrounding landscape. With lush gardens and a flight of stairs carved in a cliff and descending into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea allowing you to snorkel in the company of beautiful tropical fish.

Let your taste buds absorb the flavours of Jamaican cuisine or if you prefer, sip a tropical concoction or go green with an organic treat from the juice bar. Imagine this buffet of delights with tasteful add-ons in one place. Where can you find this? 

 Ahhh! The “Rockhouse”, in Negril Jamaica. 


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Is this a newly developed property? Good question. “Definitely not since it was established in 1972 and changed owners in 1994 when it was purchased by a group from “Down Under”.  

Wouldn’t you just love to be one of the brain cells of the one who conjured up this “harmonious and respectful insertion” into the landscape of the renowned Negril Resort Town? I sure would.  Jean-Henri Morin, according to the hotel’s official website, has overseen the architectural development of Rockhouse since 1994.

He performed a most incredible marriage between architecture and the environment, a marriage solemnized not only in design but also in the way the hotel operates. Even the food here is organic, grown on the property in its gardens.

This guarantees that whether you are an environmental enthusiast or a health conscious individual, you will feel right at home at the Rockhouse Negril. 

To visit the Rockhouse is to thread in the footsteps of celebrities such as Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Rockhouse Negril Rocks!

  1. is Green Globe Certified
  2. strives to achieve the best environmental practices in all aspects of its operations.
  3. established the Negril Area Green Globe Quiz, an annual environmental awareness competition for schools.
  4. utilizes local timber and thatch in their construction. Local timber is prominently used by craftsmen in making furniture and home construction Thatch was a main feature of Taino and African home construction
  5. underwrites the administrative expenses of the Rockhouse Foundation, so all donations can directly support its projects.

    & FOUNDATION ROCKS
  6. invested at least USD 3 million into modernizing and transforming at least five (5) schools.
  7. complete renovation and expansion of the Negril Community Library. 
  8. aims to build the areas first Special Needs Early Childhood School in the region's capital, Savannah-la- Mar .

Rocking Amenities

  • eight acres of lush jungle-like tropical gardens
  • 34 air conditioned rooms built from timber, stone & thatch with a queen sized bed plus a fully stocked mini-bar
  • breathtaking natural landscape.
  • property-wide WiFi.
  • painting classes, yoga classes & meditative tours; yoga pavilion overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
  • Rockhouse Restaurant, Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar, and the Pool Grill & Bar, as well as a fresh juice bar.

Rocking Awards

  • Consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the Caribbean
  • 2016 World Travel Awards for "Caribbean's Leading Boutique Hotel”.
  • #5 Hotel in the Caribbean for 2016 by Trip Advisor
  • Best Destination Wedding Venues in the World by the The Knot.
  • "1000 Places to See Before You Die" Patricia Schult's.
  • Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Award for its work in community building through the Rockhouse Foundation.

See that? The Rockhouse Negril could not be more perfect for your vacation, especially if you are seeking something beyond the ordinary.

Now get rocking at the Rockhouse Negril Resort :-)
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For even more information, visit their website at Rockhouse.com

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