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Destination: Negril

Destination: Negril

As famous for its seven-mile stretch of white sand beach as it is for the cliffs that jut out above the bright blue waters on its west end, Negril, despite the amount of visitors it attracts, remains by and large the capital of casual. Although close enough to the north coast to access a variety of attractions, here the order of the day is simple: Hang out at the beach until the sunsets, dance barefoot under the stars, listen to live reggae.

KOOL RUNNINGS ADVENTURE PARK

In the laid back every day that is the Negril vibe, sometimes the kids need a little adrenaline rush, even the grown up ones. If you aren’t staying at a family all-inclusive resort, this adventure park is a great way to fill your day with fun, laughter with a good night’s sleep for the entire family at the end of the day.

www.koolrunnings.com

COSMO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

An iconic dining experience in the middle of the famous 7 mile stretch of white sand beach, Cosmo’s has been a landmark part of Negril from the town’s earliest days and the lobster, curried conch and other authentic Jamaican dishes are still just as delicious. Time it right to enjoy a cold Red Stripe as you take in the stunning sunset on the beach.

www.jamaicajim.com/cosmos

IDLE AWHILE


A trio of boutique hotels on the coast of the sun kissed western town offers a blissful stay on the beach, the cliffs or tucked away in a private oceanfront villa that will entirely capture the essence of the perfect

Jamaican vacation. Each location boasts exceptional personal service in a relaxed and carefree idyllic setting.

www.idleawhile.com

JAMWEST ADVENTURE PARK


What started out as a Speedway has grown to an entire complex built just for fun. “Arrive and drive” as you hit the circuit in a race car and then keep the adrenaline running high as you actually Race Zip your friends on parallel ziplines or speed down an extreme water slide to plunge into the pool below. There is also a mineral bath and a spot to enjoy a delicious meal before partaking in many of the other activities available at the Park.

www.jamwest.com

RICK’S CAFE


It was one of the first attractions that drew visitors away from the 7-mile beach to the cliff side of Negril. This bar grew from the small, sleepy spot to watch a spectacular sunset in 1974, to a vibrant exciting party spot where people somersault or jump off cliffs before partying to live music into the night. After watching the spectacular sunset of course.

www.rickscafejamaica.com

BLOODY BAY BEACH


Negril is famous for its 7-mile beach (which is only 4 miles long!), known in days gone by as the ultimate  laid back beach destination. Nowadays, although the water is as  beautiful as ever and the sweet smell of ganja still drifts through the air, if you're looking for something a little less crowded, head to Bloody Bay and hang with the locals instead.

Get Here:

Boulevard near the Negril Aerodome. Turn onto the side road at Breezes Grand Resort and Spa, and follow it right to the sand.

 

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