Located in Negril, Jamaica, and inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s mantra, “a house should be of the land, not on the land,” the Rockhouse Hotel & Spa (@rockhousehotel) has an architecturally rich design. With thatched roofs covering spaces constructed from timber and cut stone, the property features bungalows that stand on former active volcano grounds, which look over the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The hotel hosts 40 rooms, not just in bungalows but also in a main building that encases Caribbean-style interiors, local wood furnishings, and, with cognizance of the tropical climate, overhead ceiling fans provide a cool-down from the warm air that is so quintessential to Jamaica. With a blueprint that reflects the sea and nature, guests can expect not only cliff-edged suites and treatment spaces — the on-site spa is to die for (it’s a two-time winner of The World Travel Award for Best Spa in Jamaica) — but also an exquisite dining area on a deck suspended above “Pristine Cove.” Sunsets here are imitable, as you can imagine.
With a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, the hotel is a Green Globe Certified property, which sees minimized usage of natural resources, air emissions, and hazardous materials. Eco-conscious guests will be relieved to hear about the Solar hot water, low voltage lighting, and continued practice of rainwater harvesting.