The Rock House Hotel = Paradise

Happy with a Red Stripe RHH Day 1

So yesterday (after launching Love Life and Lollipops that is) my husband, Richie, and I embarked on our first solo vacation since our honeymoon!  We arrived here in Negril, Jamaica late yesterday afternoon and are still ooing and aahing about how absolutely amazing this place is. We were lucky enough to be able to snag a (shockingly affordable) villa (read: luxury thatch hut with all the bells and whistles of hotel accommodations) here at The Rock House Hotel.  I seriously can’t say enough about how amazingly serene, friendly, and relaxing it is here.  The entire hotel was built up from the caves and cliffs of the Caribbean Ocean.  Here pictures speak louder than words, so feel free to daydream a bit through my pics and those on the hotel’s site (  And while you’re there, take a peek through the hotel’s history and environmental commitment initiatives.  It’s so amazing to be able to go away, get pampered and sun soaked, all while knowing that the establishment providing you with all this wonderfulness is devoted to preserving our beautiful earth as much as you are

Here are a few practices Rock House has incorporated:

  • The use of compact florescent bulbs
  • Solar hot water systems for all guest rooms
  • Water saving toilets, faucets, and shower heads
  • The use of A/C cut off switches in guest rooms to minimize cooling in empty rooms
  • The use of hand dryers in public bathrooms in place of paper towels
  • Guttering, piping, and capture tanks installed for rainwater use
  • Chipping, shredding, and composting all organic garden waste to make mulch
  • Recycling paper, cardboard, glass, and oil
  • Purchasing that favors biodegradable and local products
  • Low energy equipment selection and preventative maintenance
  • Minimizing use of plastic bags to collect and transport linen or waste
  • Recycling old plants and making cuttings to propagate seedlings
  • The use of hand tools rather than powered tools to work gardens
  • Communicating electronically rather than in writing where possible

Um, how cool?!?  Plus, they source as much of their food locally and organically and they’ve been super accommodating with our vegan diet.

We love love love it here and are super thankful and blessed to be in such a special place.  I’m off to sink into a lounge chair with my kindle and an iced tea…