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... hot and cold water, shower and bath, Cable television, double, single and queen size beds and private balcony/patio. When you go and visit to Bar-B-Barn you are not just a guest, you are part of a family; home away from home, singles, couples and family alike. Being a family run hotel that has been in operation for over twenty years.It will be a great experience for every member of the family. ...
I was born and raised in Jamaica but this was my first time to Negril! It was absolutely amazing. Negril is definitely for lovers. The first unavoidable thing was the 7 miles of pristine beaches that seemed to go on forever sporting its several shades of blue. The water was just breathtaking. the temperature you ask? It was permanently set to PERFECT. The powdery sand was the perfect exfoliant for your ...
... to see the show tonight but skipped it because we were pretty tired. Tonight was formal night. We dressed up because I really wanted to try the fisherman’s plate I kept hearing about that is always offered on the second formal night. It was good. We each got one and then split the prime rib. I’m glad we split the second entrée because it was also good and the fisherman’s plate wasn’t that ...
... of the restaurant, but a third of the way into the meal, they started setting up these large tables for a French group who were really loud. So we ask if we could move to a table away from them and closer to the water (it had stopped raining and we had already asked if they could raise the curtains). We needed up at the same table where we had lunch. Our waiter was so apologetic for the noisy group even though it ...
... looking at, so I went down to him, he grabbed me by the hand, maneuvered me under the reef, and then I saw it! I immediately started squeezing his hand to say, "ok, enough!!!"
We did two dives, both excellent. Then we returned around noon. I met up with Elly and we had lunch at Neptune's. We watched a wedding couple have their pictures taken in what looked to be very uncomfortable positions.
After lunch, I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Caves Negril
We decided to vacation at The Caves because of the outstanding reviews we read on this site. We stayed for three nights and four days. The Caves is very unique. As previous readers posted, it is definitely not for everyone. We loved the privacy...there were only six other people at the hotel with us. Our room, Sea Turtle, was great! The view was amazing. Dining in the cave was fantastic. The Caves is definitely the most romantic place.
I am an employee of a pretty reputable tour operator and have been extremely fortunate to have visited many gorgeous and unique resorts throughout the Caribbean. I have had the pleasure of enjoying the paradise called The Caves. It is my opinion that the Caves is truly a one of a kind resort . The concept "all inclusive" comes vividly to life at this resort, this is most evident when it comes to their dining package, the menu is absolutely marvelous and it is arranged around your personal preferences and tastes. The property consists of 12 Cottages each uniquely designed and decorated all facing the azure blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is located on the west end of the island so the vistas are best enjoyed in the evenings as the sun gently caresses the water before it submerges itself beyond the horizon. The hotel also boasts a very secluded and romantic dining spot just for two. Its located in a small cave just above water live on the side of the cliff. This is one of those things you just have to see to believe. I do agree with many of the other people who have written reviews on this property on point that you really must enjoy the company of the person with whom you are traveling to truly appreciate the euphoric qualities of The Caves.
My wife and I recently returned from our honeymoon at the Caves, and we could not have been more delighted! I used to live in southeast asia, and am used to trekking from village to village and sleeping in barns and huts. My wife on the other hand grew up visiting 5 star resorts with her family and was a little pickier about where we would sleep.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I suprised my wife with a 5 day trip to the caves, sans kiddies. I did this with some trepidation, as she was a Carribbean vet, and previously lived in St. Maarten, although had no experience with jamaica. The little info I was able to dig up on the Caves convinced me this would work. We left our then home in sub-freezing Detroit, just as the first shots of the Iraq war broke out, and never looked back. The privacy of the place, the serenity of our room (bird's nest, which, while not my first choice based on online research, is one that we would return to again and again), and the laid back atmosphere were all perfect. We were not, for the most part, interested in socializing, and the mix of people and privacy gave you the opportunity to pick your spots and mingle with the others, while not feeling forced to do so. We both loved the fact that you sign waivers upon arrival....goes with the whole feeling of doing whatever you want...feel like jumping off a cliff--go ahead. The fact that the big jump is about two steps from the carved-out of stone breakfast/lunch table was great....finish a few sips of your watermelon-ginger juice, take two steps to the right, and adios....off a cliff. Throughout our whole time there, we had only one meal that was less than fantastic (and I'm not saying it was bad--just so/so). The staff were at all times gracious and thoughtful, without being intrusive. The lobster dinner in the cave was out of this world--sounded a bit corny to me, but came together like a perfect symphony. Make sure you jump off all of the cliffs, especially the blue hole. While the hot tub sounds corny as well, reserve it for a sunset and have them put a pitcher of margaritas down there, it's worth it. We only left the gates once, for some necessities, and felt no need to leave again. That was the other amazing thing--we spent pretty much 5 solid days there and never felt bored....just bliss....and losing ourselves in the moment. what was going on in the outside world? war?
The quintessential honeymoon
What can I say that hasn't already been said here?
My wife and I were looking for the quintessential honeymoon - a quiet tropical paradise where we'd be pampered but not bothered, that was luxurious without being snooty, and all-inclusive without being all-inclusive in a tacky buffet sort of way.
Impossible to find? Almost. But we found it here. Like all the other reviewers, I feel like it's almost too good of a secret to give away.
But there you go. This place rocks. Just make sure you go with someone you -really- like, because The Caves was made for lovers.
Lovely and Amazing
This was just a wonderful trip from start to finish. I can't recommend The Caves enough. If you want exclusive, relaxed elegance, than this is the place for you. Do treat yourself to a massage at the spa--the therapists are the real deal. The staff is friendly and literally tend to your every need. The food is excellent. It's impossible to stay at The Caves and not return relaxed and renewed.
I almost hesitate to write about this resort because it's an unspoiled well kept secret. Everything about The Caves -the staff, food, rooms, views and so many little touches that make this a special place. This is a resort that makes you forget about the outside world within minutes of your arrival. We can't wait to go back.
There is a very good reason that you don't see too many reviews on this property. Like me, most people that go there want to keep it empty. If you are looking for a party, or are not with someone that you are in love with, don't go. This place is not for you. It is a place for relaxation, renewing, and focus. Not the type of place if you can't stand the person sitting on the opposite side of the table. My wife and I have traveled to many places and none have been as special as this.
Paradise for the Bohemian
The Caves is an amazing escape. The units sit up on a cliff...and at any moment you can jump off these clifts into the pure blue water below. There are all kinds of interesting and hidden nooks for you to sneak into. Explore the property...you will not be disappointed. The Caves is like staying at a good friends house. The staff is extremely friendly and willing to serve your every need. What do you want The Caves can provide. The only way to go is all-inclusive...the food is different every night and you can have anything you want for breakfast. If you do not visit THe Caves you will miss a truely unique experience (stay in the butterfly room)!!