The Rockhouse Hotel, just outside of Negril, Jamaica may be the country’s premier boutique hotel. With rooms ranging from “artsy” standard rooms starting at a reasonable 125USD to extravagant luxury suites with open views of the water at 250USD, Rock View provides both a hidden getaway and a luxury destination at the same time. Settled on the jagged cliffs of the Caribbean Sea, the Rock View Hotel features some incredible views and some tranquil blue water coves that beg to be swam. If you’re looking for luxury and comfort, but want to escape the crowds of the 500-plus room all-inclusive resorts then Rockhouse is probably the place for you. A spa, cozy rooms, a couple great restaurants and swimming pool-like waters, what else could you ask for in a hotel.

As a backpacker who focuses on budget and adventure travel I laughed a little bit as the others on the tour of the hotel used the words cheap and affordable when reading the prices listed. For my usual 40-45 dollar a day budget this place would blow my budget to bits. That being said, if I had the money, this would be the exact type of place that I would stay. The all-inclusive hotels are great, but within their confines you really don’t have an experience that is unique to that location. At the Rockhouse Hotel waking up to the view of calm turquoise waters, and then climbing down for a swim in them, is a sensation that cannot be replicated. ┬áBoth exotic and chic the Rockhouse Hotel can’t help but stir romantic thoughts in even the most solo of travellers.

Below I have posted a couple of photos from the hotel, for more on the hotel you can visit their website for more information by clicking here.

Rockhouse Hotel

Near the Pool Area

Rockhouse Hotel

A storm on the horizon

Rockhouse Hotel Patio

The patio area of one of the rooms

Rockhouse Hotel water

From the patio down to the water

Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica

Beautiful view

Rockhouse Hotel Restaurant

The view from the restaurant

Rockhouse Hotel Coast

The patios of the hotel along the water

Rockhouse Hotel Sailboat

A sailboat passes the hotel at sunset

Rockhouse Hotel Loungers

Not a bad place to lounge!

Rockhouse Hotel Water

How amazing is that water? Great place for a swim.

Rockhouse Hotel Sunset

The hotel at sunset, an amazing scene

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