PARADISE FOUND: The Westmoreland-based property has achieved global recognition.
AFAR Magazine, one of the top travel mags in the business, recently put together their first-ever Stay List, a compendium of the Best New Hotels in the World, “extraordinary places that connect with their destinations and the people who live there.”
The Skylark Negril Beach Resort (skylarknegril.com) made the list, which is comprised of 27 new global hotspots for travellers.
“The appeal of this beach-side resort in the Jamaican town of Negril is reflected in its name, which in island slang means ‘to laze about.’ The retreat is the ideal place to do just that,” raves the magazine, whose network of editors, staffers and contributors personally vetted each of the hotels on the uber-exclusive list.
The visitors say they couldn’t get enough of Skylark’s “relaxed beach bungalow feel that attracts an artsy, social crowd,” the property’s “colourful bedrooms, set around a palm-shaded courtyard” and the “white-and-blue canopied beach chairs on Jamaica’s iconic Seven Mile Beach.”
Skylark is the only Caribbean entry on the list. And it’s in excellent company, alongside such fabulous hotels as The Lindis (New Zealand), Ryse (Seoul, South Korea), Montage Los Cabos (Mexico), Paramount House Hotel (Australia), Isla Palenque (Panama), Heckfield Place (England) and Hotel Lutetia (Paris, France).