Skylark Negril Beach Resort

Skylark Negril Beach Resort
Photo Credit Michael Condran

The Skylark Negril Beach Resort, sister property to the Rockhouse Hotel, has arrived along Jamaica’s famed Seven Mile Beach. At the threshold of 220 feet of pristine beachfront, the hotel evokes retro glamor reminiscent of the bohemian beach life of the 1960s and ’70s in Negril’s West End.

The vibrant, natural palette of Jamaica is interpreted through a modern graphic lens with architectural elements like whitewashed concrete, geometric breezeblocks, and natural wood grains. Vintage travel prints and splashes of color also punctuate the environment with a sense of place against a minimalist backdrop. Various design movements are referenced across the project, with decorative details such as Art Deco-style bamboo paneling, midcentury furnishings, Italian modernist outdoor furniture, and Memphis-style graphic patterns. Additional inspiration for the design is drawn from the island’s colorful residences, signage, and stones.

Each of the 28 accommodations feature an aqua marine palette indicative of the property’s proximity to the sea, while varying shades of green reflect the hotel’s lush native vegetation. In addition to 26 studio rooms, which are equipped with terraces overlooking lush greenery, two Ocean View Studio suites are housed onsite with private, furnished balconies. Amenities include the hotel spa, while the New York City-based F&B space Miss Lily’s will arrive onsite next month with designs from the restaurant’s creative director, Serge Becker. Upon completion, the restaurant will feature bold colors and vibrant patterns as well as vintage-style booths and sunny décor.

Thanks to HospitalityDesign.com!

Montego Bay Hotel Updates for October 2018

Excellence Oyster BayMontego Bay, Jamaica hotel updates! October 2018.

  • Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa is managed by Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa is one of the biggest players in the Jamaica hotel scene these days, especially following the recent announcement that Playa and Hilton will be expanding their alliance in Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • Hilton Rose Hall is set to undergo extensive renovations.
  • The villas at Half Moon have been relaunched as the Rose Hall Villas, effectively Jamaica’s newest villa resort.
  • Playa Hotels and Resorts has plans to open a Panama Jack resort by 2020
  • Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean are planning renovations
  • Half Moon is currently undergoing a $75 million renovation
  • Excellence Oyster Bay opened its doors on June 1, the first resort for Excellence Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica. The new all-inclusive, adults-only Excellence Oyster Bay has 315 suites ranging from 800 to 1,400 square feet. There are also eight restaurants and 10 bars throughout the resort, as well as a fitness center and the Excellence Club, which is a higher level of stay with suites and private check-in.
  • Crissa Hotels will be launching the S Hotel Jamaica in Montego Bay later this fall. Overlooking Doctor’s Cave beach, the trendy S Hotel is bringing a touch of South Beach to Jamaica, said Christopher Issa, the owner of the property.
  • Hard Rock Hotel chain will break ground later this year for an 1100 room property in Montego Bay

Credits: Read the full article from Travel Weekly here.

Also see: Photos: Excellence Oyster Bay
Also see: Excellence Oyster Bay: Adults Only All Inclusive

Excellence Oyster Bay: adults only all inclusive

Excellence Oyster Bay

Check out our photos from Excellence Oyster Bay, Falmouth, Jamaica. Adults only, all inclusive. Just opened June 2018!

Also see: Excellence Oyster Bay property map
Also see: Excellence Oyster Bay fact sheet
Also see: Excellence Oyster Bay brochure

Sunset at the Palms Negril Adults Only All Inclusive

Sunset at the Palms Negril Suite
Sunset at the Palms Negril Jamaica beach

Learned today about Sunset at the Palms, an adults only all inclusive in Negril, Jamaica. The Sunset at the Palms offers a number of unique features.

• VIP Arrival Service, provided by Club Mobay to fast track guests through immigration and customs
• All inclusive-adults only
• Unique tree house style accommodations
• Lush tropical gardens
• Private beach club
• 4 restaurants and 3 bars
• Gift shop, photo shop, full service spa
• Live entertainment nightly
• Gym and tennis court

Also see: Sunset at the Palms Video
Also see: Sunset at the Palms Fact Sheet (pdf)

Is Marijuana Legal in Jamaica?

No. In 2015, Jamaica decriminalized possession up to two ounces as a now ticketable infraction, but it remains illegal.

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