Negril Attractions

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Home to what is often ranked as one of the top beaches in the world, it is hard to keep Jamaica's tourists out of Negril.  Those who travel such a great distance to see what Seven Mile Beach is all about should make plans to see more of the area as well.  Here, they will find themselves in the presence of attractions that include plantation ruins, an operating rum factory, and yes, a few casinos as well. 

Beaches

Negril's Seven Mile Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for those who are so inclined. You can click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that beach.

If you love snorkeling, a place worth considering is Seven Mile Beach. This butterscotch 20-acre beach is hugged by a bow-shaped town, and is the longest continuous stretch of powdery beach on Jamaica. You can spot the beach's majestic cliffs further up the shore, and there's a lighthouse at the end of the beach.

Attractions Map

Another top pick for snorkelers is Rhodes Hall Beach. This small beach rests on Samuel's Bay National Marine Park and is flanked by huge, all inclusive resorts. They sit on the sidelines of the beach itself and don't subtract from its pristine beauty.

Bloody Bay: Legend has it that Bloody Bay got its name after a particularly bloody pirate battle took place her, but today you'll find more tourists on these shores than buccaneers. Because a large number of resorts edge out the beach, many people believe that sections of the beach are owned by the resort that sits in front of it.

Negril and the surrounding areas have many other beach choices. Visit this extended discussion if you'd like to find some more information.

Museums

Abba Jahnehoy Place

In case you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Negril.

A museum you might enjoy is Abba Jahnehoy Place, Also known as the "Rastafarian Experience," this property helps to expose visitor to the Rastafarian culture and touches on subjects such as spirituality, dreadlocks, eating habits, literature, music, crafts, and more.

The table right below enables you to learn a few details regarding a museum in the area.

Museums In Negril
Name Phone Location Island
Abba Jahnehoy Place (876) 578-9578 The vicinity of Negril Jamaica

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will enjoy some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Negril
Name Type Location Island
Negril Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Negril Jamaica

Natural Attractions

Barney's Hummingbird Garden

Barney's Hummingbird Garden is one of the outdoor attractions that's worth a visit. Explore a beautifully flourishing and well-maintained tropical garden that promotes all that is naturally beautiful about Jamaica, all the while interacting with friendly and busy hummingbirds.

Discovery Falls is another attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. Founded in 2009, this exhilarating experience has allowed guests to view the beautiful island of Jamaica from above as they zip through the trees on a safe and fun zip-line tour.

Negril offers many other choices. To read more about natural attractions in Negril, read this article.

Casinos

Jamaica Casinos

Feeling lucky? Travelers wanting to test their luck will find several places to do so in and near the area.

RIU Tropical Bay Game Room, which is part of Riu Tropical Bay, is located in Negril. This casino is small, but has a surprisingly large number of slot machines. There is an ATM available in the game room, but it has a$6(USD) charge to withdraw cash.

The chart right below lists more information about the gaming choices in and near Negril.

Gambling In and Around Negril
Name Type Located At Phone Location
Grand Palladium Casino Casino Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa (876) 619-0000 18.1 mi. Northeast of Central Negril
Jungle Negril Slot Machine Arcade -- (876) 957-4005 1.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade Riu Tropical Bay (876) 957-5900 5.1 mi. North of Central Negril
 

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