Rockhouse Negril Resort
Beyond The Ordinary
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
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.
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
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!
- is Green Globe Certified
- strives to achieve the best
environmental practices in all aspects of its operations.
- established the Negril Area
Green Globe Quiz, an annual environmental awareness competition for schools.
- 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
- underwrites the administrative expenses of the Rockhouse Foundation, so all donations can directly support its projects.
& FOUNDATION ROCKS
- invested at least USD
3 million into modernizing and transforming at least five (5) schools.
- complete renovation and
expansion of the Negril Community Library.
- aims to build the areas first Special Needs Early Childhood School in the region's capital,
Savannah-la- Mar .
- 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.
- Consistently ranked one of the top resorts in
- 2016 World Travel Awards for "Caribbean's
Leading Boutique Hotel”.
- #5 Hotel in the Caribbean for 2016 by Trip
- Best Destination Wedding Venues in the World by
the The Knot.
- "1000 Places to See Before You Die"
- 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 :-)
Visit our Booking Page and search for the best dates at Rock house.
For even more information, visit their website at Rockhouse.com
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