Natural Attractions in Negril

Photo credit: © Allison E. Marino

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 want to enjoy part of your vacation outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has two interesting nature preserves available.

Negril Watershed Protection Area is a popular nature preserve found in southern Negril. 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 moment to read the following table to read more about nature preserves.

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


Although most vacationers come for the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is Joseph's Cave. It is found in southwestern Negril.

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Barney's Hummingbird Garden

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

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Barney's Hummingbird Garden, which is located in 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 in the following chart.

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 idea of experiencing life on a tropical plantation sounds like fun, you should visit Rhodes Hall Plantation. A horseback tour around Rhodes Hall Plantation takes you to the interior of the property where there are plants indigenous to the island, a fish pond, a mangrove and crocodile reserve, and ends up on the beach.

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

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these in Negril are shown 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

Keep in mind that you can find other attraction types available too. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, read this article.


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