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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(876) 459-2222||Central Negril|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(876) 377-4793||The vicinity of Negril|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(876) 378-3348||The vicinity of Negril|
|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|
|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|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(876) 885-1383||The vicinity of Negril|
|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.
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.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa||Central Negril||4|
|Couples Swept Away||Central Negril||10|
|Riu Tropical Bay||5.1 mi. North of Central Negril||2|
|Hedonism II||Central Negril||6|
|Breezes Negril Resort||5.8 mi. North of Central Negril||2|
|Riu Negril Club All Inclusive||Central Negril||2|
|Sandals Negril||Central Negril||2|
|Couples Negril||Central Negril||4|
|Beaches Negril Resort and Spa||Central Negril||2|
|Samsara Hotel||1.3 mi. West of Central Negril||1|
For instance, Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Details concerning some other activities are listed in the following table.
|Kool Runnings Waterpark||Amusement/Theme Park||(876) 957-5400||Central Negril|
|Horseback Riding Site||(876) 957-3783||Negril Beach Hotel Zone|
|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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