Overview Negril

Visiting Negril

Situated at the west end of the Jamaican island, the charmingly underdeveloped Negril boasts a legendary beach, beautiful wildlife and excellent accommodations, making it a popular destination for beach bums and snow birds alike.

Seven Mile Beach is Negril’s claim to fame - a four-mile stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise blue waters. Most of Negril’s best resorts are situated on Seven Mile Beach, as are its many restaurants, bars and open-air cafes. Seven Mile can get packed with sunbathers and vendors hawking beer, water and ganja, so many regulars escape to Long Bay Beach Park at the northern end of Negril Beach, or the isolated Bloody Bay Beach, just beyond Long Bay.

Ocean-centric recreation abounds here, from the many glass-bottom boat snorkel tours to the plentiful fishing charters which help visitors land aquatic monsters like blue marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna. Family-friendly recreation is widely available as well, including the popular Kool Runnings Water Park, packed with slides and rides like the Jamaica Bobsled, the Green... Read More
Situated at the west end of the Jamaican island, the charmingly underdeveloped Negril boasts a legendary beach, beautiful wildlife and excellent accommodations, making it a popular destination for beach bums and snow birds alike.

Seven Mile Beach is Negril’s claim to fame - a four-mile stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise blue waters. Most of Negril’s best resorts are situated on Seven Mile Beach, as are its many restaurants, bars and open-air cafes. Seven Mile can get packed with sunbathers and vendors hawking beer, water and ganja, so many regulars escape to Long Bay Beach Park at the northern end of Negril Beach, or the isolated Bloody Bay Beach, just beyond Long Bay.

Ocean-centric recreation abounds here, from the many glass-bottom boat snorkel tours to the plentiful fishing charters which help visitors land aquatic monsters like blue marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna. Family-friendly recreation is widely available as well, including the popular Kool Runnings Water Park, packed with slides and rides like the Jamaica Bobsled, the Green Grotto and the Sly Mongoose.

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Stories and Tips Negril

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Eating at the RIU ClubHotel– A Full-Contact Sport

Written by Carmen on 22 Feb, 2005

The RIU Club Hotel Negril is an all-inclusive resort on a private beach in Negril. The first question that almost everyone has about an all-inclusive is "How’s the food?" So here’s the skinny on the RIU. The RIU Club Hotel has a buffet (Green Island) for…Read More


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Jamaica - Weathering Wilma

Written by BrettinJaco on 21 Nov, 2005

Our plane landed in Montego Bay on Thursday October 20th, just as the sun broke through the clouds for the first time in a few days. Hurricane Wilma formed off the west coast of Jamaica earlier that week, then slowly moved across the Caribbean to…Read More


Negril, Jamaica

Written by jahparadise on 22 Sep, 2005

My first encounter with Negril, Jamaica, was in 2000, when I stayed at Grande Lido Resort for my honeymoon. This resort is quite lovely and located near Bloody Bay, sort of apart from the rest of the 7 Mile Beach area. My stay…Read More


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Black River and YS Fallas

Written by britgirl7 on 13 Apr, 2005

This was a day trip that we booked from our hotel reception and included a boat tour of the Black River--lunch at a beach bar and a trip to the Y.S. Falls. We heard these were less touristy than the Dunn’s River Falls--and with other events,…Read More


Secrets Behind the

Written by Shmack on 22 May, 2002

--> For the most part, the debauchery that is associated with this island was brought by MTV, and his cohorts, the greeks. It is without a doubt that after getting liquored up, girls looking for their small screen debut will stare down from the…Read More


And You Thought It Was Your Typical

Written by Shmack on 22 May, 2002

--> As mentioned in the overview, the laid back attitude of Jamaica was my biggest difficulty. Writing a travel journal on Jamaica is extremely challenging because a lot of opportunities are based on chance. For example, the proprietors of a day trip service…Read More


Jerk Seasoning--what now?

Written by Love the Beach on 24 Oct, 2000

Once you get home with your jerk seasoning, use the following recipe to create your own unique barbecues: 2 heaping T. jerk paste 2 T. soy sauce 4 T. lime juice 1 T. rice vinegar 1 T. honey Place in large ziplock bag with cut up chicken or country-style pork ribs.…Read More


General Jamaica – Bring Your Patience

Written by Carmen on 22 Feb, 2005

Everything in Jamaica moves at a different pace than the rest of the world. “Jamaica mon, no problem” is what any Jamaican will tell you if you start to revert back to your impatient ways. It’s pretty hard to get into this state of mind…Read More


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Daddy Coo...the alternative tour

Written by britgirl7 on 14 Apr, 2005

We were introduced to Daddy Coo by people at the hotel who knew of him. However, as I came to find out, EVERYONE in Negril knows Daddy Coo, who is something of a local celebrity, so it should be easy for you to track him…Read More


Mo. Bay....NO WAY

Written by britgirl7 on 13 Apr, 2005

Before going to Jamaica, I had this picture in my head of this perfect little beach that I would see photos of as a kid. It turns out this beach was the Dr. Caves beach in Montego Bay. On booking this holiday, we had been…Read More


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