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 seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find a few rental agencies that can help you. Click on this link to find our article about bike and scooter rentals.


Negril Diving

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

There are 10 dive operators and at least 5 good dive sites in the area. For a more thorough discussion of scuba diving in this area go to this page.


Winter Fresh Fishing and Tours

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 your group enjoys fishing you will be happy to discover there are a few charter fishing services located in this area. To see our page about deep sea fishing, go to this page.


Jamaica Golf

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? Negril isn't quite a golfer's paradise, but there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Negril Hills Golf Club. If you're interested, find more details concerning golf courses throughout Jamaica can do so by following this link.

Sailing and Boating

Negril Sailing and Boating

The following chart enables you to learn some details regarding area 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
Mike's Glass Bottom Boat (876) 847-7699 Central Negril
Sea Shell Charters (876) 875-4167 Orange Bay, 6.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril

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


If there are some people who love to shop in your group, they might be interested to know that at least 32 retailers are located in this area. Click on this link to read our extended discussion of shopping in Negril.


Abba Jahnehoy Place

You might want to set aside some time for enjoying the sights and sounds of life in Negril. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To read our detailed guide to attractions, go to this page.

The table below shows some details regarding a firm that will 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
Dudley's Big Ship Taxi & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 772-8759 0.7 mi. North of Central Negril
Explorer Jamaica Transportation & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 767-9993 Central Negril
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 enjoy sightseeing underwater there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Negril. Use this link to view our page about local snorkeling opportunities.


Negril Spas

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 10 different spas in this area. You can go to this extended discussion dedicated to spas in the area if you'd like to find additional information.


Couples Swept Away

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read 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
Sandals Negril Central Negril 2 check check
Couples Negril Central Negril -- check
Hedonism II Central Negril -- check 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 chart directly below summarizes some key facts regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Negril
Name Type Phone Location
Kool Runnings Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park (876) 957-5400 Central Negril
Premium Parasailing Parasailing Service (876) 957-3928 Central Negril

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