Negril Journals

Jammin (or not) in Jamaica

A July 2002 trip to Negril by LBN

Quote: An entirely contradictory mix of beauty, kitsch and difficulty - could be relaxing, at least, but not a gay friendly destination.

Jammin (or not) in Jamaica

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Overview

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We stayed at the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, recently renovated by Australian owners. Of all the places we visited, this was by far the best. The Rockhouse is a very hip, modern, colorful, rustic-like resort on the West End of Negril with extremely friendly staff and a relatively small number of guests. Compared to other hotels in Negril, prices are also quite affordable, but I would suggest booking early during tourist season. The pool, a new saltwater flat pool at the edge of the Negril cliffs, is worth hours of languishing time, as are the ladders reaching down the cliffs (they aren't tall cliffs, no worries) for easy snorkeling access. High recommendation for this place - it made this trip wor...Read More

Rockhouse Restaurant

Restaurant | "Rockhouse Restaurant"

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The Rockhouse is worth a trip just for the restaurant. An outdoor restaurant overlooking the cliffs (you can actually see the fish below you), the view and location are spectacular and the cuisine doesn't take away from it. The food is a take on traditional Jamaican cuisine, gorgeously prepared and with a couple of vegetarian options. During Happy Hour (I think between 5 and 7?) cocktails (also excellent) are 2 for 1. The Rockhouse webpage (www.rockhousehotel.com) has a good photo of the restaurant.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2002

Rockhouse Restaurant
Rockhouse Hotel
Negril, Jamaica

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This can be a lot of fun. Negotiate with the operators before you go - I would recommend finding operators that are connected to hotels, as they are more likely to be licensed (or insured?). We went with two other people and took turns parasailing, which was a lot less scary than it sounds and a great way to see the island from a different perspective. Each of us were probably up in the air between 10 and 20 minutes.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2002

Parasailing and Other Watersports Activities
Along the beach
Negril, Jamaica