Skylark /ˈskīˌlärk/ (verb): Jamaican slang; to laze about, idle, goof off, lollygag, dilly-dally, tarry, behave in an irresponsible manner, to ne’er-do-well, mischief make, engage in shenanigans, tomfooleries, loaf.
Please visit us and do exactly this!
The sister property to Negril’s legendary clifftop Rockhouse Hotel, Skylark is situated on Negril’s famous “Seven Mile” white sand beach, facing due west towards spectacular nightly sunsets. The Skylark is located approximately five miles from Rockhouse
The Skylark experience is designed to promote social interaction between fellow travelers and the surrounding community. Skylark is the perfect last minute jaunt to recharge your batteries creatively and physically. Environmental and philanthropic elements organically and inextricably connect the property to the community in which it resides.
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Imagining the Jamaican version of a hip, Havana heyday-era bohemian beach resort swim club, the Skylark Negril Beach Resort draws on inspirations from tropical mid century, modern design, and the vibrant visual vocabulary of Jamaica and it’s vast musical culture. Skylark fosters relaxation and inspires social encounters and creativity. Travelers receive an “instant insider” experience, making guests feel “local on arrival”. Friendly and connected staff offering highly bespoke and local personal travel experiences. The sound track is an ever-present, ultra-educated mix of Jamaican music spanning the decades.
The Skylark Negril Beach Resort incorporates modern simplicity spiced with world-travel inspired flavor. Exteriors feature creative re-purposing of common Jamaican materials, colors, themes, and building supplies. Wood grains and a streamlined form and minimalistic approach create the canvas for vibrant dashes of color and culture. The design concepts conjure a seasoned traveler’s Jamaican beach pad, a respite from regular life where one can re-center, reflect, re-focus, and become re-inspired.
Skylark promotes a culture of “giving back” to Jamaica and actively supports the Rockhouse Foundation. Established by the Skylark owners over a decade ago the Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the great people who teach them. With over US$4 million invested in transforming six local public schools and libraries the Foundation impacts the lives of thousands of children and their families everyday. Skylark, Rockhouse, and the owners underwrite all the administrative expenses of the Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, so every cent of every donation directly supports the Foundation’s ongoing work.
Skylark promotes a culture of “giving back” to Jamaica and actively supports the Rockhouse Foundation. Established by the Skylark owners over a decade ago the Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the great people who teach them. With over US$4 million invested in transforming six local public schools and libraries the foundation impacts the lives of thousands of children and their families everyday. Skylark, Rockhouse, and the owners underwrite all the administrative expenses of the Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, so every cent of every donation supports the projects.
This beachfront resort is situated directly on the white sands and tranquil, crystal-clear waters of Negril’s famed Seven Mile Beach.
Skylark is a twenty-eight room, stylishly designed property, speaking to a varying range of engaged explorers, cultural nomads, young creatives, and seasoned veteran Jamaica-philes. It’s fun atmosphere spotlights, honors and heavily engages our guests in Jamaica’s rich cultural history.
Each room is air-conditioned and includes a king-size bed, fully stocked mini-bar, telephone, and complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi. Most rooms at Skylark are able to comfortably accommodate more than two people. Our reservationists are eager to assist you in finding the room arrangements that will best suit your travel needs.
Skylark Negril Beach Resort is excited to open its new pop-up restaurant from Chef Andre Fowles. Chef Fowles, winner of the Jamaica Observer Food Awards coveted “Chef of the Year” 2016 and a two time Food Network “Chopped” champion, has for the past three years led the culinary team at Miss Lily’s Caribbean restaurant in NYC.
Andre is now in residence at Skylark which is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We invite you to enjoy our beachside bar and outdoor jerk smoke house and grill. After sunset, enjoy a bit of “skylarking” with bites and tropical libations featuring nightly DJs spinning the latest in reggae and dancehall.
Skylark presents a lively, progressive, and perfectly curated tropical grill-based food & beverage program. The centerpiece is our on-display jerk smoke house and BBQ grilling station. Enjoy smoked and seasoned chicken, pork, and fish straight off the grill, served with all of the classic fixings of “yard” cuisine.
The menu also features other traditional Jamaican home cooking fare such as curried goat, oxtail and whole fish.
Join us for nightly entertainment and dancing filled with technicolor and dancehall-inspired visuals and sounds courtesy of renowned local and international DJs, complemented by strong tropical libations featuring our bar’s vast selection of the Caribbean’s finest rums.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dancing, 8am till midnight.
Skylark takes a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness, with a Skylark Spa, an energetic temple overlooking the tropical gardens.
Our international spa consultant, Linda Hall is a guru of holistic spa therapy with 30+ years of experience in the UK, Asia, US and the Caribbean. Linda works with our certified therapists to stay current on the latest techniques, treatments, equipment and products. Linda created the award winning Rockhouse Spa over a decade ago . The Skylark Spa utilizes Linda’s bespoke product line, the Caribbean Essentials Spa Collection. featuring all natural Caribbean-made products and treatments.
Spa treatment options can be broadened with a day trip up to the Rockhouse Spa which features beauty and wet treatments including scrubs, wraps and bathhouse rituals.
Swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters of Negril beach are amongst the most popular pastimes at Skylark. Take a short boat trip out to the reef, into the snorkel-perfect water where there are abundant clusters of dwarf tube sponges, vibrant coral heads and a variety of colorful reef fish.
At Skylark we are curating a vast assortment of activities. Our weekly scheduled classes include cooking, painting, meditative tours, daily yoga practice at the Rockhouse, and our Rockhouse Foundation Community tour. Also available at our cliff-side sister property are Caribbean dance and interval training at the fitness center. For activities at Rockhouse, our complimentary shuttle will transport you. In addition we encourage guests to enjoy the many cultural treasures of Jamaica and offer a full menu of suggested off-premise excursions including cascading natural waterfalls and mineral baths; jungle canopy zip-lining; and many other fun day-trips ranging from exhilarating to educational and, more often than not, both.
Whether you are planning an intimate sunset ceremony or an elaborate weekend affair filling the entire hotel with friends and family, our exceptional wedding team will create a memorable occasion tailored just for you. We provide an experienced personal wedding planner and will take care of every detail. The hotel features a dedicated all weather function space that seats up to 70 guests and is available for weddings, rehearsal dinners and group events.
At Skylark, we limit the number of weddings to a maximum of one per week and normally require a full hotel book out to ensure that we deliver a wonderful experience and have the privacy and dedicated support required for your big day. Please book well in advance.