Negril, Jamaica lies at the island’s westernmost point. The beach here is popular and stretches for several kilometers in a perfect vacation setting. It is here that many of the island’s tourists spend their time lazing on the beach by day and partying by night to reggae bands. Accommodation to suit all budgets line the length of this beautiful beach, ranging from simple ‘Rasta’ huts to exclusive resorts.
As early as the 16th century, pirates were frequenting this part of Jamaica. In fact the legendary John “Calico Jack” Rakham and Anne Bonny were captured here. Since the nineteen-eighties however, tourism has really taken off and although you won’t have the beach all to yourself, there is plenty of room for everyone. Additionally, the infrastructure now provides a very enjoyable and comfortable experience for Negril’s guests.
The beach itself is the main attraction here and many never leave the sand, enjoying the calm turquoise waters and white sand lined with the ubiquitous coconut palms. But those who wish to do more than work on their tan can enjoy a variety of water sports including jet skiing, banana boat rides and kayaking. There are also off shore trips including scuba diving, while golf and horseback riding are options on land. As a matter of fact, there are lots of things to do in Negril, Jamaica.
At the southern end of the beach there is a small river estuary and south of here a rocky headland provides a different landscape with some picturesque cliffs. The small town of Negril is located here, with tourist services – although your hotel and tour operators along the beach are able to serve your needs. Renting scooters to explore this part and even the lighthouse on this western-most point of Jamaica is a good idea.
Negril, Jamaica is all about enjoyment and by night it comes alive. You simply have to wander along the beach and take your pick of numerous seafood restaurants and bars boasting some excellent live reggae. A large variety of food, including local dishes, can be washed down with a variety of local beverages.
Getting to Negril from Montego Bay’s Donald Sangster International Airport is straightforward, with transfer available from the terminal for a ride of about ninety minutes. Your hotel in Negril can also arrange this, and car hire is also provided at the airport if you intend to explore the island yourself.
Whenever you’re thinking of visiting Jamaica, Negril is a wonderful destination to consider. Who knows, you may end up spending your Jamaica vacation here!