on November 16, 2006
Negril is a quiet tourist town located on the west coast of my beautiful island. This July we took the approximately hour and a half drive from Montego Bay to Rick's Cafe so that my husband and his friends could go cliff jumping...I'm a scaredy cat so I just took the pictures. This was my first time to Ricks' Cafe and I must say I was impressed. There was no admissions fee to enter (which can be done either by land or by sea), and as you entered there stood the cliff, a full 33 feet high above the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea. A life guard was present at the jump site where he instructed each jumper how to align themselves for minimum pain and zero injury. 33 feet might sound like nothing, but, going up there and looking down into the water with the rock face just beneath is quite intimidating. There were also some local children on an adjoining cliff doing somersaults and going over the edge of the cliff while on their hands. They were amazing, and they encouraged the tourists to pay them some money for them to perform their stunts. Once you're done with the diving, have something to eat at the restaurant on the property. We just had some appetizers, but it was great! A little expensive, but, how can you put money on having a meal with friends while watching the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. The restaurant was newly rebuilt after the recent hurricanes ravaged the country, so it was beautiful, laid back with your choice of bar top tables, regular tables, and even sofas to congregate around. At night it appears that they have a live show where you can listen to some great local music in the cool night breeze. Definitely a great way to end the evening.
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