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Negril in a Haze

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A September 2005 trip to Negril by ext212

Rockhouse Hotel Photo, Negril, Jamaica More Photos
Quote: We had an extra day off from work because of Labor Day, so we decided to hop on a plane and end our 2005 summer in Negril, Jamaica. It was a no-problem-mon weekend, all right. The 3 days went by in a haze, and that wasn't just ganja.

Rockhouse Hotel

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Hotel

Rockhouse Hotel Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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Rockhouse Hotel was recommended to us by a friend who spent the previous Labor Day weekend there. I checked out the other websites for the surrounding hotels, and Rockhouse's was definitely the best designed. I'm very partial to pretty websites, so it was an easy decision to make. Rockhouse stretches across the cliffs of Pristine Cove on the West End Road of Negril. The "backyard" boasts a swimming pool on the highest point of the cliff. It reminded me of a hip-hop video set in Miami. During our three-day lazy stay, we thought Diddy would show up with bottles of Cristal while we lounged on one of the chairs equipped w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

Rockhouse Hotel
WEST END ROAD
Negril, Jamaica
876-957-4373

Rockhouse Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Rockhouse Restaurant"

Rockhouse Restaurant Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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Rockhouse also runs a restaurant and a café next to their hotel. Their menu is very simple while celebrating the essence of Jamaican cuisine. For a Saturday night dinner, we called a few hours ahead of time to book a table for two at 8:30pm. When we showed up, we were directed to our table by the outdoor balcony right away. Some couples had to wait at the bar and we assumed it was because they didn't call to make reservations. We like our food but are not as easily impressed with anything fried. Still, we enjoyed the conch fritter starter and especially loved the jambalaya, a Cajun-Creolan version of paella, or a stew of mixed seafood meats with tomatoes and onions. The portions are more ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

Rockhouse Restaurant
Rockhouse Hotel
Negril, Jamaica

LTU Pub

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Restaurant

LTU Pub Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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Our second day in Negril, we mustered the strength to leave the Rockhouse Hotel and walk to the lighthouse at the end of the West End cliffs. Cabs constantly honked their horns to take us there because the Jamaicans couldn't believe we were walking so much under the striking sun. On our way back from the lighthouse, we stopped by the LTU Pub and Restaurant to have lunch. Our order took longer than we expected, but when we were finally served, the food tasted like it was all made from scratch. The fish sandwich was moist and perfectly tender. The fries that came with it were hot and crisp. My chicken skewers were tasty. I took the liberty in pouring the jerk sauce all over my rice and the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

LTU Pub
Norman Maney Boulevard
Negril, Jamaica

The Hungry Lion

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Restaurant | "Hungry Lion"

The Hungry Lion Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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The most celebrated restaurant on West End Road is Hungry Lion, an alfresco dining spot a walk away from Rockhouse Hotel. The hotel staff even recommends it as their favorite place to dine if they do not eat at their restaurant. Menus change daily, depending on what's offered in the market, and that's why the offerings are minimal. The crab backs were delicious--crab meat with a jig of citrus served in their shells. They had quesadillas on the menu the night we visited, and they were stuffed with black beans, served with salsa and the Jamaican tomato and onion jambalaya sauce. Hungry Lion is a cool spot for those who want to get away from the live reggae and Rastafarian music....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

The Hungry Lion
West End Road
Negril, Jamaica
876/957-4486

Rick's Cafe

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Attraction

Rick's Cafe Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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Famous for being battered during the hurricane of 2004, my friend was elated when I told her that we visited Rick's Cafe and that it looked like it had forgotten about the damage the hurricane caused. Rick's is spacious and sits on the cliff, just like almost everything else in the West End of Negril. Jamaican locals climb the trees and dive off the cliffs to show off to the tourists and earn some change. The sunset views are superb; match that with the live reggae music, and you have a completely chill Jamaican night. I went to the bar to order a drink and requested the bartender's specialty drink. W...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 15, 2005

Rick's Cafe
West End Road
Negril, Jamaica
(876) 957-0380