THE VIBES NICE
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 offer 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 draws inspiration from the naturally vibrant color palette of Jamaica, channeled through a modern, graphic lens. Architectural elements such as whitewashed concrete, geometric breezeblock, and natural wood grains create the minimalist canvas for elegant dashes of Jamaican heritage and musical culture, vintage travel prints and vivid splashes of color.
The property’s design is defined by an authentic sense of place — from aqua marine guest room doors that convey the hotel’s proximity to the Caribbean Sea, to various shades of greens reflecting the property’s lush native vegetation, to accent pieces showcasing the island’s signature ackee fruit’s bright red color. Additional inspiration for the color palette and wall prints are taken from the vibrant houses, painted stone, and signage found throughout Negril’s West End.
Skylark features a buzz-generating and constantly rotating programming of iconic Jamaican recording artists and selectors; exhibitions and installations of noteworthy visual artists; and performances by renowned international talent.
Guests are also provided with a Skylark “Roots & Culture Passport,” encouraging them to take full advantage of everything the property and surrounding community has to offer. The vast range of recreational pursuits include beach activities on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach (swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, glass bottom boating, parasailing), painting classes, meditative tours and more.
Skylark promotes a culture of giving back to Jamaica and actively supports the Rockhouse Foundation. Established by the Rockhouse and 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 each donation directly supports the projects.