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 feeling the wind in your hair, you will find 8 rental agencies that can help. To read a more detailed discussion of this topic, visit this article about options for renting a bike or scooter.


Negril Diving

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

There are 13 dive services and at least 5 different dive sites to choose from. Make your way to this article dedicated to diving opportunities in this area if you're seeking more facts.


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.

If you like to fish you will be happy to know there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. Click on this link to see our page regarding this topic.


Jamaica Golf

If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you should know that Negril isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. Nevertheless, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Negril Hills Golf Club. To find out more about golfing throughout Jamaica, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Negril Sailing and Boating

The chart below has some details concerning local providers that can help you spend some time 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'd like to read about charter operators and local marinas read this page.


If you have some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they can "discover" some of the area's 60 retail stores. If you're interested in learning about shopping in Negril and nearby, you can do so by clicking on this link.


Abba Jahnehoy Place

Plan on also spending some time experiencing the sights and sounds of life in Negril. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Anyone who needs to obtain more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found directly 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


Negril Snorkeling

If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Negril. To get more information on snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.


Negril Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 10 spas that operate in this area. To get more information about places to relax in this area click here.


Couples Swept Away

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more about 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 instance, Couples Swept Away offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Kool Runnings Waterpark

You can look through the following table to read about 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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