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 thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find 8 places that can help you. To visit our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, use this link.


Negril 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. Readers can find out more about diving in this area, can do so by clicking here.


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 to fish? There are a pair of charter fishing companies operating in this area. Click to check out our page dedicated to this topic.


Jamaica Golf

If you or someone in your group enjoys playing golf you may already know that Negril isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. Still, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Negril Hills Golf Club. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this page, about golf courses throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

Negril Sailing and Boating

Check the following table to read more about firms that can help you enjoy some time on the 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 marinas and charter operators go to this page.


If there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that there are more than 60 retail stores to browse in this area. To navigate to our complete page about shopping in and around Negril, visit this page.


Abba Jahnehoy Place

Another great activity is spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of Negril. Nature enthusiasts will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Those needing to get more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so on this page.

Be sure to look at the following table for more information about a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

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 enjoy underwater beauty there's good news -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Negril. Anyone needing to learn more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 10 spas that operate in this area. Those wanting to learn more concerning this topic can do so here.


Couples Swept Away

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name 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

The table right below provides 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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