The Caves Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Caves is as honeymoon-perfect as it gets: just 11 spacious, private cottages; no guests under 17; all-inclusive food made to order; a drop-dead gorgeous cliffside setting; and a friendly, ultra-attentive staff, all set to a seductive reggae soundtrack. Perks include a private Jacuzzi for sunset viewing, and romantic candlelight dinners for two inside a cave.
Tensing Pen Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Located along Negril’s stunning West End Cliffs, Tensing Pen features just 15 thatched-roof cottages tucked among its secluded property. With low-season rates starting at just $140/night, the resort’s upscale Caribbean décor, friendly, personalized service, and gorgeous setting make it an unbeatable steal. Some rooms lack air conditioning and none have TVs, but every cottage comes equipped with a wonderful veranda, and live entertainment is a short walk away at Rick’s Café or Mi Yard.
Sunset at the Palms Rating: 4.0 Pearls
With just 65 rooms, this Negril resort is one of Jamaica’s most intimate all-inclusives. All rooms are located in romantic treehouses with massive private balconies and daybeds, and the dark, Bali-style décor and luxurious slate bathrooms are perfect for couples. Dinner is served by candlelight, and the resort’s chef is renowned for his inventive cuisine. On the down side, the resort is across the street from its private beach. But this makes its gorgeous, lushly-landscaped grounds extra private and perfect for intimate strolls.