About the hotel

Blue skies, bright nights, evocative moments. The Caves is a handcrafted utopia that combines all the natural glamour of Negril, Jamaica with a modern, metropolitan attitude. This natural preserve turned traveler’s nirvana is located just minutes from Negril’s stunning 7­mile white sand beachfront where adventure and enchantment are yours for the taking. Blending authentic island charm with laid­back luxury, The Caves is the ultimate getaway for relaxation, revitalization and pure romance. The Caves features 12 idyllic cliffside cottages, a grand villa, 2 dining gazebos, private caves and the signature Blackwell Rum Bar. There’s also a Spa, jacuzzi, sauna, private hot tub and salt­water swimming pool, all just within steps of the glittering sapphire sea.

  • A unique escape featuring cliffside cottages and private caves.
  • Discover the signature Blackwell Rum Bar
  • Perfect for water sports with a water sports director and cliff diving expert

At a glance
Adults Only


Every room at the caves is unique – and bursting with character, charm and heart­stopping coastal views. Sitting atop some of the most spectacular sea caves in the world, our 12 custom-designed cliffside cottages act as artful hideaways with all the coziness of home.

One Bedroom Lower Ocean View Suite

These large studio-style rooms are perfectly situated to capture the light shifting from sunrise to sunset. Each studio has a lovely front verandah, perfect for star gazing and for taking in the stunning views of the dramatic limestone cliffs and the ocean 40 feet below.

  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Air conditioning, mosquito nets & fans
  • Mini bars with local drinks and snacks
  • Outdoor showers
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Royal Hut bathrobes

One Bedroom Blue Hole View Suite

Reinvent romance at this charming Negril, Jamaica cottage named after one of the most beautiful sights on the property. The airy, pale blue bedroom features a plush king-size bed, a living area with a beautiful stained glass window, a writing desk and a unique bathroom. The highlight, of course, is the enclosed verandah with comfortable bamboo chairs that opens directly onto the Blue Hole – a natural opening in a cave leading to the glistening sea below. Go ahead and dive in or take in the lullaby folds of the waves. Either way, you’re guaranteed a memorable experience.

One Bedroom Upper Ocean View Suite

The property features ten one bedroom suites. The handcrafted wood furnishings, batik fabrics, outdoor showers and native artwork add just the right balance of tropical elegance with a playful nod to bohemian chic. Both accessible and private, each cottage is a personal oasis with a soothing spirit and an authentically Jamaican soul.

One Bedroom Partial Ocean View Cottage

Dip into bliss for a personal refresher or a couples’ retreat. One Drop is one of the first cottages to be built on the Negril property, and is reminiscent of the original “Teepee” accommodations where bohemian attitude is balanced by luxurious interiors.

There is a queen-size bed, private outdoor shower and a window settee, ideal for reading, indulging in an afternoon nap or enjoying another one of those breathtaking sunset.

One Bedroom Garden View Cottage

Inspired for lovers only, Two Birds is a haven nestled among the trees.

Get cozy in the queen-size bed as you listen to birdsong outside the window, the gentle rustle of palm trees and the calming call of the sea.

Louvered windows provide both privacy and vibrant views of the landscape while the low-hanging wicker lighting accenting a love seat creates a mood of tropical mystique.

Two Bedroom Ocean View Cottage

This comfortable pied-a-terre – originally built for Island Outpost founder Chris Blackwell – is the spot for entertaining and hosting. The main floor’s spacious kitchen area and wraparound bar are complemented by a delightful breakfast booth and built-in banquets where you can absorb and enjoy the island vibes. After all, the lush canvas of nature is everywhere around you.

There’s also a cozy bedroom with a queen-size bed and an adjoining bathroom with an outdoor shower. The upper-level bedroom features a king-size bed, while moon and star carved filigree add to the overall mystique. Small paintings by local artists peppering the walls read like a delicate patchwork of island life. The connecting balcony sits right over the sea – a place where bliss and pure harmony reside side by side.


Two Bedroom Ocean Front Cottage

Soak up the sweet life in this beautifully situated room with a curved layout that keeps close to its namesake. Bask in views from morning to evening of the gentle sunlight making glistening trails across the water. The large kitchen area, with plush built-in settees, is great for entertaining or enjoying a spoil-worthy dinner for two. The first-floor bedroom with a queen-size bed has an adjoining bathroom with an outdoor shower and colorful hand-carved furniture. The second-story master bedroom is a relaxing oasis complete with king-size bed, a teardrop stained glass window, a writing desk, a comfortable couch and an airy bathroom highlighting its spacious, octagonal design. The secret surprise is the large upper deck terrace with an unparalleled view straight up the coast that stretches as far as the eye can see.


This is wholesome home cooking at its very finest! A variety of sumptuous dishes prepared using fresh local produce are served up daily, from authentic jamaican ‘jerk’ barbeques to magnificent candlelit 5-course affairs.

The Dining Room

With attitude and flavor to spare, the main dining room is the heart and soul of the caves. Tasteful bamboo furnishings and daybeds give this space a mood of laid-back island charm, while surrounding louvered windows offer a cinematic panorama of the indigenous natural landscape. A large painting of bob marley with guitar in hand announces a 24-hour, well-stocked bar for you to enjoy drinks and tasty homemade treats throughout the day and night.

The Gazebo

Set in an alfresco thatched roof pavilion, and crowned by the island outpost flag, breakfast has never tasted quite like this. Enjoy fresh banana pancakes, made-to-order omelettes and daily special jamaican breakfasts such as steamed callaloo with scotch bonnet pepper, ackee & saltfish and delicious fried dumplings or bammy. Freshly squeezed orange and watermelon juice, as well as thirst-quenching smoothies, always hit the spot.

Private Dining

Indulge your every desire in one of two private cave dining options, moonbeam and seastar, where a five-course meal rewrites the book of romance. Imagine being tucked into a cave strewn with pink bougainvillea petals and illuminated by dozens of flickering candles with a private table just for two – not to mention a front row seat by the sea. This is your time to relax, while making sure that all of your appetites are fully satisfied. Negril dining never felt so good.

The Sands

Set on the edge of the property, the sands in negril at the caves is the coolest spot to be almost any night of the week. The large, blue-tiled bar with inset stonework and wicker accents provides a relaxing daytime retreat with a pristine seaside view and comfy lounge chairs for endless sessions of sunning and chilling. Things heat up at night, especially on wednesday and saturday evenings when it opens to the public and jerk chicken is prepared on-site for a dose of true island living.

Blackwell Rum Bar

What better place to enjoy a glass than at the most coveted nightspot at the caves, the blackwell rum bar? You enter this ocean hideaway by taking a coral staircase down to the water’s edge, cross a wooden footbridge and arrive at the secret cave. The walls are the actual volcanic cliffs with candles nestled amongst the limestone nooks. As you sip your cocktail, enjoy watching the moon dance over the waves as the night begins to weave its magic.


  • Currency exchange
  • Room service
  • Shops on site
  • Outdoor pool
  • Lush gardens
  • Bicycles
  • Spa and wellness centre


Water Sports & On-Site Activities

If you are looking for water sports, our awesome caves water sports director and cliff diving expert will guide you on a snorkelling expedition around and even through the natural caves. The crowning gem could be a visit from a school of dolphins that are the best swimming partners on the island…

The Sands Bar

Set on the edge of the property, the sands is the coolest spot to be almost any night of the week. The large, blue-tiled bar with inset stonework and wicker accents provides a relaxing daytime retreat with a pristine seaside view and comfy lounge chairs for endless sessions of sunning and chilling. Things heat up at night, especially on wednesday and saturday evenings when it opens to the public and jerk chicken is prepared on-site for a dose of true island living..

The Gift Shop

The caves’ jamaica gift shop carries all the necessary essentials plus a curated selection of hand-painted textiles, sarongs, beach bags, branded caves clothing and of course blackwell rum. Signature memorabilia such as reggae and mento cds, custom-made jewelry and busha browne’s very addictive jerk sauce are a great way to bring a special slice of jamaica back home to share.


Negril has a vibrant live music and nightlife scene to be enjoyed almost every day of the week. Roots bamboo beach Live entertainment on wednesday nights. Bourbon beach Live entertainment on monday, thursday and saturday nights. Seastar inn Live band and drum show on saturday nights. Jungle night club Ladies night on thursday and all-inclusive on saturday nights. Magaritaville All-inclusive on saturday night

Welcome to The Caves Spa

Rated as one of the Top Five Jamaican Spas by Ocean Magazine, The Caves’ Aveda Amenity Spa offers a selection of treatments that promote the kind of healing that resonates long after your stay. Our in-house therapists will cater to your every need and spoil you with our trademark Jamaican brown sugar body scrub – a hands-down favorite – that will leave your skin feeling as soft as a newborn’s.

This Negril Jamaica Spa is a sanctuary will relax you even before your treatment begins. Our philosophy focuses on restoring the body to its natural balance based on the Aveda system of utilizing pure flower and plant essences. You can arrange for a treatment in a shaded cabana, a candle-lit cave or outdoors under the replenishing island sun.

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