The Cliff Hotel
What it is
A private 22-suite, 4-villa retreat on a seafront bluff with an airy spa, yoga pavilion, three topshelf bars, and a restaurant helmed by star chefs.
What it isn't
Lacking a thing. Amenities include an immaculate al fresco saltwater pool on the ocean; zippy free wifi; loaner watercraft and snorkeling gear; yoga classes, and so much more.
What we think
One heart, one love…for The Cliff Hotel. This Jamaican resort is nothing less than exquisite, thanks to peerless service and luxe architecture and design that puts the focus on the turquoise sea. Guest rooms are all suites or villas, and fittingly ginormous (starting at a whopping 480 square feet). Each one is tricked out as if to welcome Bond, James Bond, with private verandas complete with a hammock chair overlooking the water; marble-lined bathrooms with double vanities and a walk-in shower; 350 thread count sheets on the Sealy Posturepedic King Beds; and doting service, including daily housekeeping and turn-down. For a honeymoon (or second honeymoon)-worthy stay, we love the One Bedroom Suite; it’s 720 square feet of bliss, including a canopy bed swaddled in dreamy mosquito netting and a separate living and dining room perfect for hosting cocktail hour. Very Bond.
You're here because
You like to check in and tune out, and the hotel offers an all-inclusive option. Plus, the menus designed by locally beloved chefs and restaurateurs Cindy Hutson and Delius Shirley are the stuff Jamaican dreams are made of; don’t miss the local smoked marlin carpaccio.
You already feel brand new after a day on the soft sand, but still hitting the spa for a re-set. Your to-do list? A volcanic Jamaican stone massage and local coconut cocoon treatment….heaven.
Restaurants & Bars
Zest - A mouthwatering fusion of authentic Caribbean spice blends and innovative flavor combinations that keep you coming back for more, it’s the perfect balance of amazing world cuisine, impeccable service and captivating views.
Zest Bar - With a chic interior that extends into an expansive clifftop terrace, you can either sip a refreshingly light bottle of wine surrounded by hanging lights, with the sound of the Caribbean sea as your backdrop, or get cozy inside surrounded by a mellow vibe that promises great conversation and even greater company.
Swim Up Bar - If you don’t want to get out of the pool (and really why should you?), then backstroke over to our sunken Swim-Up bar. Grab an underwater stool and choose from any number of exotic frozen blends. Might we suggest a cooling blend of rum therapy, by way of a frozen “‘Dirty Banana.”
Cliff Deck Bar - Offering some of the best, sunset views on the island, The Cliff Deck bar is the perfect outdoor spot to watch Island life go by.
Perched on a five acre bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, less than two hours from Sangster International Airport (and yes, staffers are happy to arrange your transfers).