Best hotels and hostels in Negril & West Coast

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    Cliff Hotel

    This secluded 5-star offering in the West End is both tasteful and intimate, with only 22 rooms and villas, each decked out in calming pastels and dark woods, with plenty of natural lights and unobstructed ocean views. A terrific restaurant, swim-up bar, award-winning spa and saltwater pool are among the perks. Adults only.

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    Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel

    One of Jamaica's finest hotels comprises 18 wonderfully appealing, handcrafted stone cottages, nestled amid lush vegetation and overlooking the cliffside. They're fronted by liberally scattered sun loungers from which to admire the view and a clifftop pool. Service is exemplary, and much thought has gone into the handcrafted furniture. Perks include an excellent restaurant and a variety of pampering packages.

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    Rockhouse

    One of the West End’s most beautiful and well-run hotels, with luxury thatched rondavels (African huts) built of pine and stone, plus studio apartments that dramatically cling to the cliffside above a small cove. Decor is basic yet romantic, with net-draped four-poster beds and strong Caribbean colors. Catwalks lead over the rocks to an open-sided dining pavilion overhanging the ocean.

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    Caves

    One of the finest boutique hotels in Jamaica, and one beloved of the Hollywood elite (some of whom are helicoptered in), the Caves offers handcrafted, individually styled, wood-and-thatch cottages set in lush gardens above cave-riddled cliffs. Rooms feature exquisite hand-carved furniture, batik fabrics and one-of-a-kind art; many have alfresco showers. Two-night minimum.

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    Judy House Cottages & Rooms

    This lush tropical garden on a hill above the West End guards two tiny, self-contained cottages with kitchen, plus three singles and two dorms, all with shared bathroom and kitchen access, aimed at backpackers. English owner Sue is a mine of candid info, the honesty bar and the friendly discourse are refreshing, and the hammocks in the garden are… zzzzzz.

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    Conrod's Negril Guesthouse

    This simple West End guesthouse distinguishes itself with the hospitality of its owners – Conrod and his mother – and the simple, spotless, fan-cooled rooms that are just a couple of minutes' walk from the cliffs.

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    Couples Swept Away

    Widely recognized as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world, this adults-only gem is pretty damn magnificent. Pathways coil through an 8-hectare botanical rush-hour of ferns and heliconias to the suites, which are housed in two-story villas and boast terra-cotta tile floors, deep-red hardwoods and vast louvered windows. It also boasts the island’s best-equipped sports and fitness facility. The whole energy of the rooms screams ‘billionaire scion of a wealthy Caribbean family,’ and there’s probably a few of those types lounging around. Maybe they’re in the immaculately hip on-site bars and nightclubs, which wouldn’t be out of place in London, Berlin and New York. Free golf at Negril Hills Golf Club is included.

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    Tensing Pen

    This tranquil option with thatched cottages has a stunning setting, with a narrow bridge above a cove. Most cottages are ‘pillar houses’ – an architectural style associated with the West End – perched above the coral cliffs and set in natural gardens. All have exquisite bamboo and hardwood details, but are completely glassed in – it's all air-con and no sea breezes.

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    Westender Inn

    About as far south as you can get in the West End without leaving Negril, the Westender Inn lets you play out your fantasy of romantic seclusion, with swimming spots just off the rocks and a range of lodgings – from simple garden cottages to wood-paneled, individually decorated suites.

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    Hedonism II

    Famous for its risqué attitude and weekly lingerie parties (and notorious for its sheer tackiness), this adults-only resort has 280 rooms and suites and a lot of parties going on. There are two fine beaches – one for nudes and the other for ‘prudes’ – a rock-climbing wall, an ice-skating rink and, of course, a disco (inset with glass-bottomed Jacuzzi in the roof). Guests include many more single males than females, and thus a third female in a group stays free. What’s that? Oh, of course the ceilings are mirrored.

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    Charela Inn

    Creating an individual style amid the ubiquitous beach resorts, Charela has the feel of a Spanish hacienda with large comfortable rooms (some with king beds) built around an attractive courtyard embellished with a perfectly round swimming pool. The whole establishment sits on a hassle-free, fern-shrouded slice of Negril beach and is championed for its Jamaican-French fusion restaurant Le Vendôme.

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    Sunset at the Palms

    This ecoconscious resort drips jungle atmosphere with its all-hardwood, Thai-style cabins raised on stilts amid lush grounds full of croaking tree frogs. The decor? Earth-tones mixed up with African crafts, crisp white sheets, antique-style cabinets and tables, and Asian accents. Facilities include a fitness center, tennis court plus games room, Jacuzzi, swim-up bar and romantic restaurant serving top-notch fusion cuisine.

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    Beaches Negril

    A Sandals all-inclusive resort, this one is primarily aimed at families. It loosely resembles a castle, with thick limestone walls, wrought-iron furniture and lanterns, plus seven restaurants speckled on-site. There are 215 rooms, including 39 junior-suite buildings in quasi-Spanish hacienda style. It has a gigantic pool and lots of facilities for kids. Guests get access to Sandals Negril.

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    Grand Lido Negril

    Boasting Mediterranean flair, the spacious, tastefully furnished suites and split-level junior suites (some with whirlpool) are spread through lush gardens, which feature three 24-hour bars with Jacuzzis. A full range of water sports is offered, as are cruises aboard M/Y Zien, a 147ft motor yacht that was a wedding gift to Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly from Aristotle Onassis.

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    Kuyaba

    With considerable style, this tasteful, family-run hotel offers six quaint, rustic wooden cabins with filigree trim, each done up in bright Caribbean colors. The cottages are nice enough, but the real draws are the deluxe rooms and suite with king-sized bed, upstairs in a handsome stone-and-timber house tastefully decorated with terra-cotta floors and modern design touches.

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    Catcha Falling Star

    In inimitable West End style, these pleasant fan-cooled cottages – including several with two bedrooms – sit on the cliffs. Each is named for an astrological sign and the rooms do have the genuine variety of the zodiac; some peek into gardens abloom with tropical flowers, while others lip out on to the blue-on-blue vista of ocean. Breakfast is delivered to your veranda.

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    Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa

    At this couples-only resort there is a huge pool with swim-up bar abuzz with happy guests. Rooms come in six categories, including honeymoon suites in cottages with Edwardian decoration, swim-up suites where your front porch is your pool deck, and classily furnished apartments with four-poster beds where the entire wall gives way to grand windows and views of the ocean.

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    Jackie’s on the Reef

    This tranquil option is 4km south of the lighthouse. Run by hospitable Jackie, it operates as a wellness haven focusing on spiritual renewal. A natural stone ‘temple’ is divided into four rooms, each with two handmade wooden beds and an outdoor shower and bathroom. We love the cottage with a vast circular window overlooking the sea. Yoga and half-board included.

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    Banana Shout

    Occupying a particularly choice bit of clifftop turf, these cheerful green and orange cabins are perched over the sea in offbeat and homey seclusion. Tastefully decorated with Jamaican and Haitian art, they’re unique and charmingly idiosyncratic, even for the West End. Step outside to a dramatic stairway descending to a sea cave with sundeck and freshwater shower.

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    Rondel Village

    Rondel is a charmer. Rooms encased in beautiful white chalets are set off with sharp purple accents and are surrounded by snaking swimming pools and verdant foliage. Eschewing big-resort ambitions, it is the epitome of Negrilian calm – relaxed, hassle-free and filled with all the ingredients for a week enjoyed doing absolutely nothing. Service is exemplary.