Ocean Cliff Hotel is truly what dreams are made of. This gorgeous property perched on the cliffs of Jamaica’s Negril coast makes for the ultimate Caribbean getaway – whether you’re a group of friends wanting to base yourself somewhere awesome to explore Jamaica, a couple looking for a romantic trip or a couple searching for that perfect place to tie the knot.
Booking this accommodation out for your intimate wedding is a fantastic idea because you will have access to 18 spectacular stone cottages where your friends and family will stay in comfort and peace. Food served at the Blue Mahoe Restaurant is exquisite and there will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy like swimming in the sea, snorkeling and massages.
Wedding packages don’t get much better than at Ocean Cliff Hotel. You can choose from a range of options like the Ocean Package (up to 15 guests), Cliff Package (up to 20 guests), Pavilion Package (up to 50 guests) or Sunset Package (based on full property rental for at least two nights). Couples can also renew their vowels which is another special experience.
Luxury is a given at Ocean Cliff Hotel – from private transport, to champagne and chocolate on arrival. But perhaps the most charming aspect is the staff who bring that warm and soulful Jamaican touch to everything. Not only will you feel like you’ve been transported to your own little magical island, but you will feel part of the Jamaican culture too.
5 Must-Do Experiences at Ocean Cliff Hotel
Everyone knows that you don’t come to beautiful resorts/hotels just to stay in your room the whole time. Your room becomes even more of a sanctuary and place for relaxation once you’ve gone out and experienced a few of the best activities on offer at the property (and outside of the property as well).
This is where Ocean Cliff Hotel comes into its own. The hotel offers six main experiences that everyone will love: yoga, snorkeling, spa, restaurant & bar, cooking classes and weddings. If you’re not coming to get married then the main experiences drop down to five. Below I will give a little bit of an overview of what to expect with each one and why they are so amazing:
1. Take a Yoga Class at the Open-Air Ocean Spa
Meet your yoga instructor: Rosa Young. She will teach you all the tips to nail your yoga. Even if this is your first time trying the practice, you will still love being outside by the sea and meditating – allowing your mind to become calm and controlling your breath to create a peaceful state. Everyone from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners are welcome.
2. Go Snorkeling off the Beautiful Negril Cliffs
Negril is one of the best places to go snorkeling in Jamaica and staying at the Ocean Cliff Hotel means you will be located at the right spot for this. The hotel will provide you with all the gear you need. So you will be able to swim off and explore until your heart’s content. Along the way crystal clear waters, amazing coral reefs, colorful fish, jellyfish and urchins await.
3. Relax and Unwind at the Ocean Cliff Hotel Spa
After you’ve seen a bit of sun and gone swimming you will want to relax and unwind – and the Ocean Spa allows you to do just that! Stroll along their jungle pathway to the open-air Spa Pavilion and spoil yourself with an incredible massage therapy. Listen to the sound of the ocean, smell the healing oils, close your eyes and let the tension drift away from your body.
4. Enjoy Meals & Drinks at the Blue Mahoe Restaurant
The Blue Mahoe Restaurant offers stunning international and Jamaican cuisine that will leave you wanting more every time! Grab a couple of drinks before golden hour and watch the sunset over the sea. Ingredients at the restaurant are sourced locally and the establishment champions a “farm-to-table” concept. All dietary preferences are catered for here.
5. Join a Caribbean Cooking Class at Blue Mahoe
Cooking classes at the Blue Mahoe Restaurant make for a unique way to spend the day at the hotel. In these classes you will learn from renowned chefs who will guide you through the process of how to cook a world-class meal, from start to finish. Of course, a few bottles of wine will be opened to help get the creative cooking juices flowing! Highly recommended.
Incredible Cottages of Ocean Cliff Hotel
There are four types of cottages to choose from at Ocean Cliff Hotel. The premier room is the Bridal Suite which comes at $260 USD per night. This is the suite you want to book if you’re searching for a romantic getaway with your partner – you will have access to a private balcony for drinks and relaxing, lovely ocean views and a comfortable king size bed!
The next option is a Seaside Handcrafted Stone Cottage. This cottage is $220 USD per night and has an open-air balcony to enjoy the Negril sunsets. Again, this accommodation is ideal for couples who want a luxury escape but perhaps want to save a bit of their budget for other activities.
The last two cottages are the Rooftop Handcrafted Stone Cottages ($200 USD per night) and Garden Handcrafted Stone Cottages ($160 USD per night). Which one you choose will all depend on things like your preferences, budget and who you are traveling with. But if money isn’t a problem, then go for the Bridal Suite! You won’t regret it.
Exploring Negril Outside of the Hotel
Another phenomenal aspect about staying at the Ocean Cliff Hotel is that you’re located right in Negril – and this is not only one of the best spots in Jamaica but one of the best spots in all of the Caribbean. No matter what type of adventure you like – from beach days to trekking, cliff-jumping and waterfall hunting – you will find something that tickles your fancy.
Once you’ve experienced everything the hotel has to offer, you can venture out to immerse in the best activities in Negril. And once you’ve done that, the rest of Jamaica awaits. So what are the best things to do in Negril? Here are a couple of suggestions to add to your Negril travel itinerary:
- Visit the beautiful YS Falls
- Go parasailing on the Negril water
- Take a day trip to Booby Cay Island
- Walk along the Negril Seven Mile Beach
- Book the Ocho Rios Blue Hole and lunch tour
- Hire stand-up paddleboards and go exploring
- Join a glass bottom boat tour of the Negril coast
- Head out to the epic floating tiki bar – Tiki Pon Da Sea
- Find a local restaurant in Negril with live reggae music
- Explore other waterfalls like Mayfield Falls and Dunn’s River Falls.
A trip to Jamaica also isn’t complete without seeing Kingston and Port Antonio, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, visiting the Bob Marley Museum, taking a rum tour, floating down the Martha Brae River, and discovering more beaches. There is so much to see and do in Jamaica, so why not spend a good couple of weeks here based at Ocean Cliff Hotel (of course)?!
Need to Know Before you Go
The main thing to be conscious of before booking your stay at Ocean Cliff Hotel is the protocols around the pandemic. You should know that the staff at the hotel are trained to follow all relevant health guidelines and measures put in place by the Jamaican government. So expect to occasionally see staff wearing masks and temperature checks.
Guests only need to wear masks in public spaces and this won’t be required at the restaurant (so you can eat in peace enjoying your meals watching the sunset). And don’t let these measures put you off – the hotel remains as intimate, romantic and beautiful as ever. Hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon and everything can get back to normal.
In conclusion, hotels don’t get any better than the Ocean Cliff Hotel. The cottages, ambience, food, amenities and facilities here are all superb and these things will take your holiday to the next level. Stay in one of the most beautiful settings in the Caribbean and venture into Negril and further beyond into the heart of Jamaica to experience the essence of this country.
If you have any questions about Ocean Cliff Hotel or would like some more information, feel free to get in touch with the friendly reception team at [email protected]. For all new hotel and wedding bookings, contact [email protected]. Make sure to follow on Instagram at @oceancliffhotelja for inspiration and photos of this beautiful spot.