Jamaica's Vacation Destinations: Negril

01 Apr

Jamaica's Vacation Destinations: Negril 

Negril Beach and the Negril Cliffs 

From the "Seven Mile Beach" to the Negril Cliffs, Negril is one of Jamaica's most popular vacation destinations. The long white sandy beaches with turquoise waters lined with coconut palms call to the tranquil spirit in us all. While the famous Negril Cliffs beckon to the adventurous nature lovers of the world. 

When visitors arrive in Montego Bay, they will take the hour and fifteen-minute drive down the coastal highway to Negril, located on the island's south side. Once you have settled into your room, the choices are endless about what to plan for the days you are there. Spending time playing on the beach and relaxing under the sun, and the evenings dancing to the sounds of reggae under the moon, you can't go wrong in Negril. 

Negril's Seven Mile Beach 

Stretching from Bloody Bay to Long Bay, this family-friendly beach is undoubtedly one of the best in the Caribbean. Lined with coconut palms, luxurious resorts, and boutique properties, there is accommodation for travelers' pickiest. 

Along with vast options for your stay, there is plenty to do in the Negril Beach area. For the active vacationer, try the water sports available along with the most popular snorkeling. Swimmers will see tiny jellyfish, urchins, conch shells, and schools of fish swimming alongside in the beautiful crystal clear water. 

Negril Cliffs 

Towering nearly 40 feet high above the beaches, rise the dramatic Negril Cliffs. The cliffs are the perfect opportunity to practice your photography, as the contrast of stone, foliage, and water texture and color makes for a stunning shoot. As the sun begins to set, be sure to grab a seat and capture the breathtaking sunsets at Negril Cliffs. 

For the adventurous, there are endless possibilities at the Cliffs. Most popular, visitors and locals alike jump from the cliffs for an exciting thrill and a splash. Just want to watch? That's alright, you can pull up a seat, listen to the music, and have a bite at Rick's Café. 

A Vacationers' Paradise with Plenty for All 

There is so much fun to be had and beauty to behold in Negril; you will simply have to see it for yourself. Want a taste of the islands to complete your visit? For the culinary artist in us all, you won't be disappointed by Negril's top dishes. 

Culinary Delights 

Negril's Jamaican cuisine is heavily influenced by the African, East Indian, Chinese, Spanish and British cultures. This mixture is evident in the delightful dishes offered by locals as well as at the resorts. The national dish is Ackee and Saltfish. Ackee is a fruit that looks a bit like scrambled eggs served with saltfish for a truly Jamaican culinary immersion. Be sure to taste each of the dishes unique to the islands. 

  • Ackee with Saltfish 
  • Jerk Chicken 
  • Curried Goat 
  • Cho-Cho and callaloo fish 

Add the fresh fruits of mango and papaya, along with the heat of the bonnet pepper and other delights from the pimento tree. So, throw on your flip-flops and listen to the sounds of the islands as you dine in casual bliss. 

More Sites in Negril 

Additionally, here are a few of the additional sights to be sure and check out on your trip to Negril. 

  1. Negril's Lighthouse 
  2. Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden 
  3. Dunn's River Falls and Park 
  4. Negril Hills Golf Club 
  5. Kool Runnings Waterpark 
  6. Blue Hole Mineral Spring 
  7. Mayfield Falls 
  8. Xtabi 
  9. Roaring River Park and Cave 

There are ATV tours, horseback riding, 4x4 safari rides, scuba diving, music, dining, and more. No matter your choice, Negril is packed with thrill and relaxation for every member of the family. 

CITED: Yahoo.com, Planetware.com, and beaches.com 


Sunni Baerwalde