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 like the idea of seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will encounter a variety of different businesses that can help make it happen. To read our page about renting a bike or scooter, click this link.


Negril Diving

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

You'll find 12 dive services and at least 5 good dive sites to choose from. Follow this link to read our guide to diving opportunities in this area.


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.

Enjoy fishing? You'll be pleased to learn there are 3 charter fishing services located in this area. Anyone who needs to get more information about fishing in this area can do so on this page.


Jamaica Golf

If you're a golf fanatic you may already know that Negril isn't overloaded with golf greens. However, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Negril Hills Golf Club. Anyone needing to find out more concerning golfing throughout Jamaica can do so by clicking on this link.

Sailing and Boating

Negril Sailing and Boating

Check out this table for a listing of firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Negril
Name Phone Location
Island Charter Co. (876) 878-2287 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 want to read about charter operators and local marinas read this page.


If there are some folks who enjoy shopping in your group, they can "discover" some of the area's 60 retail stores. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Negril and nearby, go to this page.


Abba Jahnehoy Place

Another great activity is spending some time enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Negril. Those visitors who enjoy being outside are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Click this link to view our extended discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen in the chart below.

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
Juju Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 789-4309 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 are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Negril. To read our complete page about local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 10 different spas in this area. Make your way to this extended discussion which is all about spas in the area if you want to get more specifics.


Couples Swept Away

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Negril
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Couples Swept Away Central Negril 10 check
Riu Tropical Bay 5.1 mi. North of Central Negril 2 check
Hedonism II Central Negril -- check check
Sandals Negril Central Negril 2 check check
Couples Negril Central Negril -- check
Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Central Negril -- check
Riu Negril Club All Inclusive Central Negril 2 check
Samsara Hotel 1.3 mi. West of Central Negril 1 check check
The Oasis Resort 1.3 mi. South West of Central Negril 2 check
Point Village Resort Central Negril 6

For example, Couples Swept Away offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Kool Runnings Waterpark

The following table summarizes a few details regarding other activities.

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

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