The low limestone cliffs of Negril’s West End are riddled with caves, and this ten-acre resort about 600 yards past Rick’s Cafe makes better use of them than any other West End resort. You can arrange for an intimate dinner at a table for two in one candlelit grotto (or a clifftop table, or an ocean-view gazebo. You get a set menu with a choice between two mains, but it is usually excellent Jamaican food). Another cave has a private hot tub for two. Blackwell Rum Bar occupies one of the property’s limestone sea caverns, and serves (for free!) the namesake rum bottled by Island Outpost owner Chris Blackwell (most famous for starting Island Records, which helped make U2 and Bob Marley household names).
- Reid Bramblett