The Caves Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Composed of 11 colorful gingerbread cottages, this uniquely stylish adults-only (17-plus) eco-boutique hotel by swank hoteliers Island Outpost is tucked away beside lush garden paths and dramatic seaside cliffs -- where sunning spots are divided among private platforms. Doing away with in-room TVs, the Caves brings romance in the form of outdoor showers, private candlelit dinners inside a cave, fresh cuisine, private Jacuzzi sessions, and some of the friendliest, most attentive service in Jamaica.
Rockhouse Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The lush, laid-back Rockhouse features gourmet dining, morning yoga, a premium spa, and a jaw-dropping infinity pool poised over a cliff's edge, overlooking some of Jamaica's most beautiful sunsets. The eco-friendly buildings designed by Jean-Henri Morin organically emerge from volcanic rock cliffs, and duets of loungers are set 40 feet above the ocean. For even more intimate seclusion, book a private, thatch-roofed villa.
Sunset at the Palms Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Of the 86 rooms at the Palms, 65 are in a series of stilted bungalows with 365-degree views of the lush gardens -- it's a far cry from most other Negril all-inclusive hotels. Rooms are dark and romantic, with large, multi-head showers in gorgeous slate bathrooms. Dinner is served by candlelight, and a singer with an acoustic guitar plays mellow tunes.