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Welcome To Negril Jamaica
The Capital Of Casual!

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sunset in negril jamaicaThe sunset in Negril Jamaica

For decades vacationers have made Negril, Jamaica their favourite destination of travel. Negril is another of the (and perhaps the) most famous places in Jamaica. It is located across parts of two of our parishes, Westmoreland and Hanover.

It has become the choice destination for couples who have come to enjoy the freedom it has to offer, and families have enjoyed its beauty, fun activities and casual atmosphere.


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Negril is conveniently located about 2 hours (50 miles) from the Donald Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, the closest international airport to Negril.

The name "Negril" is a shortened version of "Negrillo" as it was originally named by the Spanish in 1494. The fascinating history of Negril is filled with everything from pirates to celebrities.

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The western coastline contains the island's finest beaches, stretching for more than six kilometres along a sandbar at Negril. It is known as the "7-Mile Beach".

For years, Negril's 7 Mile Beach, has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world by many travel magazines.

The weather in Negril is perfect and provides the perfect setting to explore the town and its neighbouring communities. 

Rick's Café is a great place to watch the cliff jumpers or become a cliff jumper yourself. Rick's is considered one of the 1,000 places to go before you die!

lady doing cliff jumping in negrilVisitors Cliff Jumping in Negril
cliff jumping in negril jamaicaCliff Jumping at Ricks Cafe in Negril Jamaica

Negril is also known and remembered for its nude swimming and sunbathing on the beach which is identified by signs which say "Swimsuits Optional". Clothing optional resorts also cater to those who want an au naturale vacation.

In the last few years, there has been major development along the 7 Mile Beach with the construction of over 25 new accommodations including resorts, villas and guest houses. Some of the more popular hotels and resorts in Negril include:

rockhouse hotel in Negril JamaicaRockhouse Negril

And speaking of Rockhouse, one of the best restaurants in Negril, The Rockhouse restaurant is located at this resort. Being the casual town that it is, there are many little cafes and breakfast spots to choose from throughout the town. If you are searching for vegan options, they are available just the same.

But, back to the hotels. There are indeed many other little gems along the beach, including:

The list doesn’t stop there, being one of Jamaica’s tourist hotspots, there are hotels, villas, Airbnbs, guesthouses and resorts in abundance.

I know you might be worried that they are all expensive, luxurious accommodations but Negril also caters to vacations on a budget.

Negril is a great deal of fun and has a bit of everything for both couples and families.

Now that we’ve gotten room and board out the way, what will you be able to do there? The answer is plenty!

Some of the major attractions and notable places in and around the Negril area include:

  • The Lighthouse
  • The Booby Cay
  • The Cliffs at West End
  • The Kool Runnings WaterPark
  • The World Famous Ricks Café
  • The Royal Palm Reserve
  • The Hummingbird Garden
  • Peter Tosh's Monument (At Belmont)
  • JamWest Adventure Park
  • The Blue Hole Mineral Bath & Hotel, and of course...
  • The beautiful 7 Mile Beach!

You will never run out of tours and things to do in Negril.

Negril is bursting at the seems with adventures, restaurants and many other exciting activities. But if relaxation is all you need you can do it too. Negril caters to it all!

Video! The Beauty Of Negril, by Monica Walton (Click To Watch)

Pictures From Negril - Contributed by Visitors, like you.

Negril Jamaica - AnneMarie Porvencher-and-friends [Photo: AnneMarie Porvencher and Friends In Negril] Negril Jamaica - negril_jamaica_sunset_photo_melissa-woolley [Photo: Negril Sunset by Mellisa W.] Negril Jamaica - sunset [Photo: Sunset At Rick's Cafe In Negril.] Negril Jamaica - sunset-at-ricks-cafe-in-negril-jamaica

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References & Sources For Negril Jamaica

  1. Negril, Jamaica - Paradise, https://www.my-island-jamaica.com/negril-jamaica-paradise.html
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