Caribbean

A Kiss by the Beach

written by | Posted on June 1st, 2010

the caves No, The Caves isn’t for everyone. Couples who stay in Negril, Jamaica, give up long stretches of shoreline for craggy cliffs, and rely on fans and sea breezes instead of electric air conditioners in their rooms. But for the right kind of laid-back couple seeking a unique getaway, there’s no place better. Accommodations here come in the form of round, sea-facing cottages decorated in colorful, eclectic style. From there, they can look out to the cliffs, equally majestic as any beach in the Caribbean, with amenities like a jacuzzi at the edge of the stone and a saltwater swimming pool. But it’s those namesake caves where the romance really comes to light. Inside one, a private hot tub for two; inside another, a fully furnished dining room for private, candlelit dinners surrounded by rose petals and the gently lapping waves. Those two require reservations; for a spur-of-the-moment cave experience, couples can head to the rum and cigar bar inside yet another limestone grotto, complete with cozy, candlelit tables and a wide selection of the Caribbean’s favorite liquor. The adventure continues outside the resort with romantic activities including horseback riding in the ocean, cruising by boat to a nearby beach, and dancing the night away to live music at nearby Rick’s Cafe. The Caves’ 5-night Honeymoon package includes one couple’s massage, one breakfast in bed for two and one candlelit dinner inside its famous caves. Rates start at $3,190 per room.