Blue Cave Castle
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Loved Blue Cave
We stayed in the Penthouse at blue cave and loved it. The view was amazing and the sounds of the waves crashing against the cliffs were fantastic to wake up to. The grounds were beautiful and we loved our morning coffee. Snorkelling was also a lot of fun, as was exploring the surrounding area. Both Bill and Pirate were very nice and helpful.
The way Negril should be experienced
My wife and I just returned from Negril having spent 14 days at the Blue Cave Castle. I've been to Negril on numerous occassions but have never stayed on the cliffs. The Castle was everything we wanted and more.The views are spectactulor and the rooms,though not fancy, are nice and a terrific bargain. We were able to snorkel almost every day right from our location and I would suggest bringing your own equiptment. There are several affordable resturants within walking distance or a short cab ride that offer both Jamaican and American food. I recommend Choices and Ragga Muffin. For a relaxing vacation, you can't beat the Castle.
Incredible for the price
We were in awe of our location and view on the cliffs. My husband and I had a huge balcony(the penthouse balcony) all to ourselves as there was noone staying in the penthouse. We paid $40. a night and got a $500. a night view and location. The manager, Bill and, Pirate the public relations guy(I think) were both very nice. The entire experience was soooo laid back. It was exactly what you would dream a Jamaican vacation would be!! The only drawback was the cliff road the castle is on is a hair raising experience to say the least and when walking on it, say a prayer.
Was an awesome experience
We visited the castle with 25 friends in July, we absolutely loved it!!!! We loved having Jamaican coffee ready for us in the mornings!!!!
The owner and employees were very friendly and treated us like family!
We loved the privacy and peacefulness, but loved being able to walk right outside of the gate and walk to shopping, dining, etc........Great food very close from the really reasonable Jenny's to the very expensive resort dining....What a view!!!! Can't say enough nice things about it!!!!
Do the castle
My wife, as of 10/21/03, stayed at Blue Cave Castle and had the greatest experince of our lives! We went there with 12 of our closest friends and family. Blue Cave, with the help of Weddings by Isabelle, put on the wedding of our dreams.
I saw the previous review and would like to tell you what Negril, Blue Cave, Choices, and the people are REALLY about!
Choices is a little place on the road which makes wonderful food at reasonable prices. My wife and I had two fried chicken dinners, with several Red Stripe ;-) all under $20us. The 1st night we were there a couple of people went there for dinner and had Ox tails and raved about it. They brought back a "chicken pasta" which isn't on the menu. The chef made it special for them! They even made it special for me at the begining of thier lunch hour on our last day there! The breakfast was good, as well as inexpensive. Since I'm on food, Try Kool Browns across the street from Blue Cave. It's a convience store with a resturaunt uptairs. Go in and ask Devin for a pizza. We loved it so much we had 3 over 2 days and even bought one for Blue Cave's cleaning staff!
Just Natural up the road, was a great breakfast experience. The Jamaican Breakfast, Freach Toast with honey, eggs, ect. was all wonderful.
Off the beaten path, Red Dragon. The best Jerk pork on the island as well as wonderful people!
Now, back to Blue Cave. It is just as advertised. Yes, we had Gecko in our room and he was a cute little guy who was never "crawling on you at night". Like I said we had 12 other guest, and NO ONE said they had "little lizzards" crawling on them at night! Belive me, I would have heard about it!!!!! We all had "hot water, no "musty pillows", or "musty beds".
I know that everyone has different taste in hotels or areas in which to vacation. If you REALLY want to experience the REAL Negril, the real people (in the castle walls as well as outside the walls), and the real food of Negril, STAY AT BLUE CAVE CASTLE. My wife and I are already planning to return, with a bigger group I'm sure, for our 1st anniversery. Susan, Ed, Bill, Elmer, Rose and her son, Pet, Kay, and the rest of the staff at Blue Cave, thank you from the bottom of our hearts and see you next year. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
Dont do the castle
well we just returned from the castle.let me tell you.dont bother! the castle is not the place to go. we thought we could save a couple of bucks by going here but found it to be very expensive.we went though $300.00 us in just 1 day! when we arrived we went for a quick bite to eat. we were told just down the street was a good little resturant(chioces).well had 2 eggs each with chicken mixed in and 1 red stipe.the check.....$25.00us. it didnt get any better. we were ripped off at there jerk fest that nite. $22 us to get in....(was supposed to be $3.00 us. dinner was another ripoff 1 jerk chicken 2 diet cokes (agian nice little local.resturant!) $30.00 us. $20.00 to get there.$15.00 to get back! like i said we went here thinking that hey we could save some bucks but the people there all took advantage of us.
weve been to several places in central america,mexico,and other islands and never had locals take so much advantage of us.
we found that the same happened to others at the castle. we didnt stay to take anymore abuse and headed back to finish our vacation in the florida keys.had a great time and never once were taken for a ride.
last but not least.the castle was not very special.stayed the 1 night in the tower room.it was not as charming as described.bed was mildewd also pillows. shower no hot water.toilet ran on and on .and if you like little lizards crawling on you at nite you will also like the open air part of the room.shutters that dont close,and drain holes in floor to let water drain, let everything in from lizards to mositoes.
all and all a terrible place to stay.almost forgot to let you know of how many times we were approached about getting one rolled for us! on the grounds by the staff and off the property.
Can't beat it
After a dozen stays in Jamaica this is the best. No tv, no ac, no problem. You may think you need them but you don't. The song of the ocean and the refreshing breezes are ample. Safety and privacy are paramount and the sunsets are second to none. The prices are great and the staff is friendly. I can go on...
Blue Cave Castle
My husband & I just returned from 8 days at the Blue Cave Castle in Negril. We stayed in the Penthouse and it was just dreamy! This was our 4th trip to Jamaica, the last 3 times we stayed in Montego Bay, with just day trips to Negril. We will ALWAYS stay in Negril from now on. If you're looking to dine on the best lobsters, try Byrons ... outdoor hut where he cooks the lobsters on a grill.
The blue cave castle is a must. I have been going for seven years and every where I have stayed at nothing competes with the castle. I stayed in room 8 I believe it is a private stair case on the other side of castle than the tower room. This was a deluxe room but was huge had a huge sliding door onto a balcony. If you like being in a quite hotel away from the tourist beach zone. This place is close to everything but feels like you are in a secure palace of your own. Next time I go I am staying in the penthouse it was taken already when I satyed last. Awsome time there very private no hassle by anyone.
Blue Cave is awesome
My husband and I stayed at the Castle in April of 2002. We stayed in the Penthouse room and loved it. This place has so much charater. We had enough room for 30 people. There is 3 decks that go with the Penthouse. The view is one of the best in Negril and very private. We all over tanned for many hours on our deck. It is in a nice location on the cliffs and there are many places to eat within walking distance. Catching a cab to the beach is no problem and it is a nice walk to the Hi-Lo. I would stay at the Castle again but would have to have the Penthouse:)
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