Let there be Rockhouse

The Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica, has been awarded Green Globe Certification for its sustainable operation and management, and recognized for its outstanding community contribution.

Rockhouse is renowned in Jamaica for its commitment to the local community of Negril. Green Globe acknowledges Rockhouse’s extraordinary social contributions to local education via the Rockhouse Foundation. In the past year, this foundation has extended its contribution to education with the design and construction of a new library for the Negril community. The library is located adjacent to the Negril All Age and Basic Schools, sites of prior capital projects by the foundation.

Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council.

Rockhouse is a boutique hotel stretching across the cliffs of Pristine Cove in Negril. The resort, nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, boasts a 60-foot cliff-top horizon pool and an award winning restaurant set on a balcony suspended directly over the water. Thatched roofed villas with private sun-bathing decks perch on the cliff’s edge, and throughout the property, ladders and stairs carved into the rock lead down to easy water access for swimming and snorkelling on the reef.

The hotel has an interesting history – when its first room was built in 1972, it was one of the first hotels on Negril’s cliffs. Early guests included Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. In 1994, the property was purchased by a group of Australians who continue to reinvest in its evolution and expansion. Today, Rockhouse is consistently ranked as one of the top resorts of the Caribbean.

The objective of the hotel, as embodied in its values, is to create a balance between all the parties interested in its success: the guests, the staff, the environment, the community.

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