Top 5 spots to watch sunset in Jamaica

Top 5 spots to watch sunset in Jamaica

Finding the perfect spot to watch the sunset in Jamaica can create one of your most magical memories.

While on your vacation or honeymoon in Jamaica, sunset gazing is a romantic ‘must-do’ activity.

It is one of the easiest ways to relax and allow the softness of romance to take over.

And if you want to capture the experience on camera, try to get to the best spot as early as 5 pm.

Depending on where you are on the island or the time of year, the Jamaican sunset can be experienced between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

Experience the magic of the Jamaican sunset at these 5 places in Jamaica.

Strawberry Hill 
offers one of the most panoramic views of Kingston.

Get lost in the view across the plains, over the harbor, and all the way to the airport.

This hotel, with a 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 center, 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.

Tel: (876) 944-8400

Pelican Bar

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.

Rockhouse Hotel

The pristine cove cliffs in Negril are 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.

Tel: (876) 618-1533 / (876) 957-4373

Rick’s Cafe

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.

But it just keeps returning with better ways to end a fun-filled day sipping a signature Jamaican drink while watching the sky catch fire.

Tel: (876) 957-0380

Longboarder Bar

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.

This is 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 the sounds of a DJ or live music or just the sounds of nature as the sun slowly sinks into the sea.

Tel: (876) 427-0408

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