Located a quarter of a mile out to sea, Floyd’s legendary Pelican Bar has acquired the note worthy reputation of being one of the coolest bars in the world. Based on a dream he had, Floyd Forbes constructed his bar on stilts bit-by-bit, naming it after the pelicans he found on the sand bank nearby. True to its simplicity, the bar offers up cold (bottled) drinks, a rowdy game of dominoes with local fishermen and ample space on various decks to watch the stunning south coast sunset. Most local fishermen will carry guests to Pelican Bar just ask at your accommodations for details.
Offering one of the most panoramic views of Kingston, across the plains, over the harbour and all the way to the airport, Strawberry Hill’s bar and restaurant is a great place to enjoy the glow of a golden sunset over Jamaica’s busiest, grittiest city. Approximately half an hour from the city centre, this former coffee plantation turned boutique hotel falls within music mogul Chris Blackwell’s collection of properties. Come for a drink, stay for the night – Strawberry Hill is also a great gateway to the Blue and John Crow Mountain Ranges.
Along the pristine cove cliffs in Negril is where you’ll find the Rockhouse Hotel. A relaxed yet distinguished sense of luxury awaits at what has been cited as the Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel by the World Travel Awards. There is also no shortage of amenities found at this 8-acre paradise, where you will be treated to magical sunsets in an eco-conscious environment.
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The cliffs of Negril at the westernmost part of the island boast spectacular sunsets, and nowhere has a reputation for it quite like Rick’s. This world famous spot, which started out as a sleepy bar in 1974, has been devastated by more than one hurricane and just keeps returning with better ways to end a fun filled day sipping a signature Jamaican drink while watching the sky catch fire.
This off the beaten path chill spot is in a fairly undiscovered part of Jamaica and just a quick drive from the hustle and bustle of Kingston. A drive past crashing waves with chalky white cliffs in the distance, brings you to this roots spot in Roselle, St. Thomas, where you can spend the day surfing and eating delicious food. Sit under the spreading branches of a tree and sip a cold beer to sounds of a dj or live music or just the sounds of nature as the sun slowly sinks into the sea.