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10 Reasons Vacationers Return to Rondel Village Beach Resort for Their Winter Getaway

Nestled along the 7-Mile Beach is our oasis-like resort, Rondel Village, and it’s unlike any other you’ll find in Negril, Jamaica. Our exclusive, villa-resort offers our guests privacy and tranquility while staying in our spacious, elegant accommodations that are situated amidst lush tropical gardens.  

Sound like paradise? We think so. And so do many of our visitors and guests; they prove that to us by returning to our warm-weather resort time and again. What brings so many tourists back to us year after year? Continue reading to get an understanding of the captivating allure of Rondel Village.

Impeccable Hospitality

Guests at Rondel Village quickly learn they’re much more than temporary visitors at our resort, they’re also part of the extensive Rondel Village family! For over 30 years our top-notch hospitality services have exceeded our guest’s expectations, leading many to return to our piece of paradise for a second, third, or even tenth time.


“Had another great stay at rondel village. Housekeeping staff is excellent (we had Donna), but all of them are friendly. We feel like we are going home when the staff sees us; then takes the time to ask how we have been and welcomes us back. Always like catching up with Delroy at the bar, best bartender on the beach.

We really like the villas and have booked for next April again. First class operation”.

~Vangove, TripAdvisor Review, Sept2019

Dinner with a View

Our restaurant and bar, located just steps off of our white-sandy beaches, nourishes both the body and the soul. Fuel your senses with the spectacular ocean views in the dining lounge and indulge your tastebuds with locally inspired dishes prepared by our exceptional chefs. A dining experience that’s guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings, and bring you back for more!

Rondel Village Outdoor Dining Room

Indulgent Spa Treatments

A Negril vacation isn’t complete without a relaxing day at a premier spa! Many of our returning guests are known topedicure with blossom petals repeatedly take advantage of our amazing spa services, located on-site at The Village Spa. Our modern, luxurious, spa and salon help guests maximize their vacation relaxation while enhancing physical wellness.

Blog: 6 Reasons You Need a Spa Treatment


in Abundance

Many couples have chosen to say, “I do” at Rondel Village, so it’s not surprising we often have previous wedding guests vacationing together in one of our villa’s or beach-front suites. Romance and Rondel Village just seem to naturally go hand in hand! Couples that began their journey together on Jamaica’s romantic west coast are some of our most loyal guests.

Interested in an Eco-Friendly wedding? Learn how to plan one here.

Waterfalls and Scenic Pools

Breathtaking scenery and waterfalls are one of the reasons so many tourists are drawn to the tropical island of Jamaica each year and, also why so many choose to return. Guests staying in Negril, at Rondel Village, can easily access some of the island’s best natural sights. Tours to unforgettable local gems can be arranged with assistance from the front desk staff upon arrival or at any point during your stay.

Waterfall in Jamaica with lush vegetation

World-Class Rum

Rum, a sweet, amber-hued spirit that’s appreciated around the globe has impressive roots in Jamaica. Close to Negril is Appleton Estate, Jamaica’s highly reputed and oldest rum production facility. Rum connoisseurs and casual spirit drinkers who prefer the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship of Jamaican rum, return to the source whenever possible.

Sustainable Tourism

Many of our guests want to see the world while protecting the planet, so they choose to make Rondel Village their destination of choice. Managing our resort using exceptional sustainability practices allows us to serve our visitors without compromising the environment. Our commitment to sustainability has earned us the Travelife Gold Award. Travelife is an international standard used in the tourism industry to promotes and encourages sustainable resource management.

Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

Jamaica’s 7-Mile Beach is on our doorstep. A world-class, picture-perfect beach with white sand, turquoise waters, sunset over caribbean waterand kept warm with heat from the Caribbean sun cannot be found elsewhere in the world! Rondel Village is a dream destination for sun lovers and beach-goers. Once they’ve felt Jamaican sand between their toes, there is no way to keep them from coming back!


to Swoon Over

Sunsets on the west coast of Jamaica are the best in the world! Spectacular shades of pink, orange, and red put on a dazzling show every day at sunset. Ticket and admission to the Caribbean spectacular included with every reservation made at Rondel Village.

Experience the Allure for Yourself

Does first-class hospitality, picture-perfect sunsets and scenery, delicious food, drinks, and cultural excursions sound like an experience you would return for? Find out for yourself! It’s time to book your winter getaway to Jamaica. Want more information before booking? Contact the exceptional staff at Rondel Village here.


Rondel Village is a premier resort destination favored by Jamaica’s vacationers for over thirty years. A family-run business, Rondel Village is the perfect location for experiencing the beauty, culture, and friendly people of Negril, Jamaica. 

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pristine beach

Why Sustainable Tourism Makes Sense

Much of the tourism industry around the world, and certainly in the Caribbean, relies on beautiful, pristine environments and clean water to attract visitors. Who, after all, wants to get away from it all and go stay in a polluted garbage dump? And yet,  the hospitality industry is very energy intensive, and often polluting —think of all the food waste, the single-use plastics, the need for multiple loads of laundry and the essential swimming pools. All together, hospitality industries add more than their share to world pollution.

In fact, food waste accounts for about 35% of all food purchased by a hotel. The typical tourist generates more than 1 kg of waste every day and generally uses more water than local residents, as they expect amenities such as swimming pools, lush gardens and golf courses. This can have serious consequences in developing countries and places where water availability is scarce.

Additionally, coastal areas need to content with the pollution from cruise ships as well. Indeed, studies have shown cruise ships dispose of a staggering 150,000 gallons of sewage into the ocean per weak. This wasteful disregard for the environment impacts the tourist industry by damaging coral reefs, both through pollution and activities such as snorkeling or diving in these sensitive ecosystems. This is why sustainable tourism is the best way forward.

What is Sustainable Tourism?

Sustainable tourism is an integrated approach to sustainability that aims to decrease the tourism industry’s negative impact on the environment and local culture. A sustainable approach to tourism aims to increase the industry’s positive impact for local development and employment – all while providing an excellent experience for visitors.

Providing Service While Being Environmentally Conscious

Travellife Gold Award Sustainability in Tourism

At Rondel, Village our Environmental Management System ensures that all our operations adhere to our strict environmental standards while maintaining visitor and staff satisfaction, excellent relations with the community, and our financial viability.

Our goal is to provide a stellar experience for our customers and fulfill their desire for comfort and convenience, while reducing our negative impact on the environment. Some resorts may give sustainability lip service; we live by it. We respect our guests while also respecting our environment, employees, local culture and strive to reduce consumption and waste. 

As recognition of our commitment to environmental sustainability we’re proud to have won the Travel Gold Award  for Sustainability in Tourism for 2016-18 among other awards. We have implemented sound environmental practices in the management of our hotel since 1998 and are strong proponents of sustainable tourism as we demonstrate through our sustainability program.  It just makes sense for everybody and the environment as well — both in the short and long term.

Small and Big Actions Sustainable Add Up

Sustainable tourism takes commitment but is really a series of choices when a lot of small and bigger actions add up. It’s something as small as making use of the backside of printed paper for note-taking. It’s choosing to install tinted UPVC windows. Bigger choices are investing in rainwater harvesting and solar water heating. It’s installing sophisticated low water consumption toilets and inverter A/C units which use 50% less electricity. The products we choose to use in our hotel are all “environmentally friendly”, in terms of content, packaging, and ease of recycling and disposal.  We buy local wherever possible, operating our own greenhouse to supplement the food we buy from local farmers and fishermen. It all makes a difference.

Commitment to Sustainability by Staff, Guests and Partners

Rondel Village greenhouse

A look at the bell peppers growing in our on-site greenhouse. We source locally whenever we can.

We train our staff and encourage participation as part of our sustainability efforts — and this includes educating our guests as well. Our environment policy is prominently displayed and attendants explain the proper use of the air conditioning and other services and amenities to our guests. We also support local initiatives. For example, we are an active member of Negril Environmental and Protection Trust, among other environmentally-friendly associations.

Through all these actions we hope to preserve the beauty of Jamaica, increase the quality of life for her people, and deliver an exceptional experience for her visitors – for generations to come.

Rondel Village’s Sustainable Practices

Read more about our sustainable practices. You are, of course, welcome to visit Rondel Village and experience our sustainable practices in person.