Natural Attractions in Negril

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Negril has a diverse landscape.  Although it is a popular resort town, there are also plenty of natural sites to be explored.   Most are located along the coast, or have something to do with water, but there are also a few city parks that offer a great place to stop for a picnic and be surrounded by green space. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Attractions Map

Do you like spending time under the open sky? You might be pleased to know the area has some nature preserves available.

Royal Palm Reserve is a great nature preserve located in Negril. Get a sense of the natural side of Jamaica by taking a day to spend at the Royal Palm Reserve.

Adventurers wanting to locate a another great natural attraction will be interested in seeing opportunities like Negril Watershed Protection Area. This area of the island was set aside for the preservation of a tropical environment and visitors often hike through for a view of the Great Morass.

Take a minute to read the following chart for more information about your options.

Nature Preserves and Hiking In Negril
Name Type Location
Crocodile Reserve & Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril
Negril Watershed Protection Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Negril
Royal Palm Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Negril


Although most people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Joseph's Cave. It is found within southwestern Negril.

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Blue Hole Mineral Spring

Visitors can also spend some time in one of the many parks, as well as a botanical garden in and around Negril.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Barney's Hummingbird Garden, which is found within Negril. 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.

A second popular attraction in this category is Discovery Falls. Included in your entrance fee is the zip-line, view of Negril from the mountainside, and a chance to relax in the natural spring fed lagoon and waterfall. The zipline suspends you 40 feet above ground and travels across 1000 feet through the jungle.

The parks and gardens available are shown right below.

Parks and Gardens In and Around Negril
Name Type Location
Barney's Hummingbird Garden Botanical Garden 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Negril
Blue Hole Mineral Spring Park 5.1 mi. Southeast of Central Negril
Discovery Falls Park Sheffield, 2.6 mi. East of Central Negril
Long Bay Beach Park Park Central Negril
Watson Taylor Park Park 16.9 mi. Northeast of Central Negril
Whoopie's Hammock Park Park 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Negril


If the concept of experiencing life on a tropical plantation sounds intriguing, you really should consider visiting Rhodes Hall Plantation. Rhodes Hall Plantation, set just outside of Negril, is a working plantation best known for the on-site resort and restaurants, but also for the popular horseback tours of the property.

Plantations In Negril
Name Type Location Island
Rhodes Hall Plantation Plantation 8.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril Jamaica

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Negril can be seen right below.

Land Formations In Negril
Name Type Location Island
Bloody Bay Bay 5.2 mi. North of Central Negril Jamaica
Negril Reef Reef Central Negril Jamaica
Orange Bay Bay 6.7 mi. North of Central Negril Jamaica
Rockhouse Cove None, 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Negril None
Samuel's Bay Bay 7.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Negril Jamaica
The Cliffs Other Natural Formation 1.8 mi. South West of Central Negril Jamaica

Luckily, you can find some other types of attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Negril, visit this page.


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