Activities in Negril

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On a scale from easy-going and laid back to major tourist trap, Negril falls somewhere between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay – more resort zone than Ocho, but much less busy than MoBay.  For many, this is the perfect balance and tourists find it easy to plan days of activity around those that are spent purely relaxing on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach.

A snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour is highly recommended in Negril thanks to the crystalline nature of the water, but you can easily go it alone and swim around with a view of your feet and all of the marine life in between your face and the sand.  Sightseeing will generally bring you to a tour of the Appleton Rum Estate or to Martha Bray River, and if you are the adventurous sort, stop by Rick's Cafe and dive off the cliff into the waters below. 

Interestingly, nightlife may just be this town's main attraction.  The streets are lined with hip bars and open-air dance clubs where you can spend your nights listening to live music and partying with locals. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

The roads of Negril can be a little rough, making bicycles and scooters an option for reccommended for experienced riders only. Still, the many shops in the area make these mobile vehicles convenient options.

If you are considering seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will encounter a variety of different places that can help make it happen. Go to this page which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you need additional details.


Couples Swept Away Diving

 Caverns, caves, and a vibrant marine life abound, allowing divers to enjoy a magical underwater experience just offshore of Negril.

There are 12 dive services and at least 5 different dive sites in the area. Those wanting to find out more concerning diving in this area, can do so by following this link.


Negril is just east of some of the best fishing spots in all of Jamaica. From this city, you will have no problem finding a charter that will take you out for a day of fishing.

Like fishing? There are a pair of charter operators that operate in this area. Click on this link to find our page dedicated to this topic.


Jamaica Golf

Want to play some golf on vacation? Negril isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Negril Hills Golf Club. In addition, you can take advantage of this page if you want to get more specifics about golfing throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Take a minute to read the table just below to read more about local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Negril
Name Phone Location
Island Charter Co. (876) 430-0596 Central Negril
Sea Shell Charters (876) 875-4167 Orange Bay, 6.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril
Sunbaby Glass Bottom Boat (876) 485-4023 0.5 mi. North of Central Negril

If you're interested in learning about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


If you're vacationing with some folks who enjoy window shopping they might enjoy browsing a few of the 60 retail shops in the area. Click this link to find our page dedicated to shopping in Negril and nearby.


Abba Jahnehoy Place

Plan on also spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of Negril. Nature enthusiasts frequently have a good time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Anyone needing to obtain more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

The following chart has a few details concerning a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Negril
Name Type Phone Location
Blue Mahoe Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 459-2222 Central Negril
Champion Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 377-4793 The vicinity of Negril
Chicken's Magic Bus Tour Travel and Tour Operators (876) 378-3348 The vicinity of Negril
De Music Buzz Travel and Tour Operators (876) 521-1278 0.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril
Explorer Jamaica Transportation & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 Central Negril
Grandison's Tours & Rental Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-4614 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Grand Pineapple Beach Negril Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-4408 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Sandy Bay Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 957-5100 Central Negril
Kingsley's Take Care Tours and Transport Travel and Tour Operators (876) 885-1383 The vicinity of Negril
Sexy Rexy's Tours Travel and Tour Operators (876) 445-3740 1.7 mi. South West of Central Negril


If you love snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Negril. Follow this link to find our page dedicated to local snorkeling opportunities.


Enjoying a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 6 spas that operate in this area. For a better look at places to relax in this area navigate to this page.


Couples Swept Away

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 12 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Negril
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa Central Negril 4 check check
Couples Swept Away Central Negril 10 check check
Riu Tropical Bay 5.1 mi. North of Central Negril 2 check
Hedonism II Central Negril 6 check check
Breezes Negril Resort 5.8 mi. North of Central Negril 2 check
Riu Negril Club All Inclusive Central Negril 2 check
Sandals Negril Central Negril 2 check check
Couples Negril Central Negril 4 check
Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Central Negril 2 check
Samsara Hotel 1.3 mi. West of Central Negril 1 check check

For instance, Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Details concerning some other activities are listed in the following table.

Other Activities In Negril
Name Type Phone Location
Kool Runnings Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park (876) 957-5400 Central Negril
Mountain View Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Site (876) 957-3783 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Premium Parasailing Parasailing Service (876) 957-3928 Central Negril
Sun Divers Watersports Snorkeling Tour Operator (876) 957-4503 0 mi. North of Central Negril

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