Negril Journals

No Problem in Negril, Mon

A March 2006 trip to Negril by Aya

White Sands Negril Photo, Negril, Jamaica More Photos
Quote: This was a Spring Break trip, but we managed to avoid the Spring Break crowd at times (even though we had fun going to Spring Break parties too). Jamaica was a very laid back place and the people were really friendly.

No Problem in Negril, Mon

Overview

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The highlight of my stay in Jamaica was probably the road trip to the Black River. We met a local guy at Rick's Cafe who took us to a lot of places, and he was the one who drove us to St. Elizabeth. The drive there was nice because the scenery was beautiful. On our way back, we stopped over at Lover's Leap and Pelican Bar; the sunset and starlit sky were both amazing.Quick Tips: Apparently it isn't very safe to walk on the beach at night. I actually didn't do it so I don't know if that's true. If you are a group of just girls, be prepared to be harassed everywhere you go, especially at night. But don't be rude to everyone—some people mean well and it's nice to talk to some of them. A l...Read More

White Sands Negril

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "White Sands"

White Sands Negril Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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See http://whitesandsnegril.com/index.html. White Sands is a very basic but adequate guesthouse, especially if you don't intend on staying in your room for long. I stayed in a standard room for a couple of nights; we had a fairly spacious room with A/C. The shower pressure wasn't that great, but other than that, it was a nice room. It wasn't right by the beach, but all we had to do was walk across the road. The beach-side rooms tend to be a little noisier because of the music and people on the beach. I stayed at the one-bedroom apartment right by the beach for a few nights and really liked it. There are three single beds in the living room and one queen-size bed in the room. There is one kitchen an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 28, 2006

White Sands Negril
Norman Manley Blvd, PO Box 60
Negril, Jamaica
(876) 957-4291

3 Dives

Restaurant | "Three Dives"

3 Dives Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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We waited more than an hour for our food, but we didn't care in the end because it was so good! We all ordered jerk chicken (you can choose to have half or a quarter of a chicken), but they also had lobster and curried goat, chicken, fish, etc. The jerk chicken was so tender and it was by far the best one I had in Jamaica. It was so flavorful and the spices were blended right into the chicken meat. I ordered a quarter, and it came with callaloo and rice and peas (beans). And the toilet was surprisingly clean...There was a bonfire by the cliff, which definitely made it a romantic setting. The place itself looks quite shabby, but I didn't find it dirty or anything. A lot of people were eating there, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2006

3 Dives
Norman Maney Boulevard
Negril, Jamaica

Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant and Bar"

Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar Photo, Kingston, Jamaica
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We went to eat here after a local guy recommended it. There seemed to be a good mix of locals and tourists. You can sit on a table, on the beach, by the bar, or in the Polynesian looking hut. The service was fast and the waiters were generally friendly.They had the usual conch dishes (like conch fritter, conch soup, curried conch), lobster, fish (snapper and cod), and of course, jerked chicken, and curried goat. We ordered fish sticks and stuffed crab backs for our appetizer, and they were both good. The sauce that came with the fish sticks was especially good (full of spices).For the main course, I ordered jerk chicken. It was good (but not as good as the one at Three Dives) and it came with ex...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 28, 2006

Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Norman Manley Blvd
Negril, Westmoreland
+1 876 957 4330; +1

Black River Safari Ride

Attraction | "Black River"

Black River Safari Ride Photo, Negril, Jamaica
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There were five of us, and we got a boat all to ourselves. Other boats were full (maybe around 30 people), but that might be because they were a tour group.The river guide will tell you a lot about the crocodiles and mangroves. The river looks black, but the water is really clear and you can even drink it! I tried and it tasted fine. The crocodiles are territorial animals so they are usually spotted at the same places most of the time. We saw four crocodiles in total. They are really calm and laid back—not aggressive at all. We even threw some chicken into the water and they just slowly came to eat it instead of snapping away.The mangroves are beautiful and some are very old. The boat ride was so ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2006

Black River Safari Ride
Near Negril
Negril, Jamaica