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Destination Overview

On the western coast of Jamaica is where you’ll find Negril, which has rightfully been called one of the most relaxing honeymoon destinations on earth. Known for its pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and lush jungle foliage, the town has plenty to offer honeymooners seeking relaxed, natural settings and a bohemian, yet sophisticated lifestyle with a young look and feel. Casual and welcoming, the destination offers all the comforts of home but with all of the hallmarks that Jamaica is known for.

Your stay will begin at your accommodations, which are vast and varied in order to accommodate all desires and lifestyles. From all-inclusive resorts and adults-only hotels, to endearing guesthouses and lovely villas, a stay in Negril can be completely customized for the ultimate romantic getaway. Honeymooners seeking luxury boutique hotels and the utmost privacy will find that the cliffside of Negril is a lovers’ paradise. The beach is where the majority of the all-inclusive and adults-only resorts are, and is a perfect option for those seeking a mix of sunshine and adventure.

Things might seem quite in Negril, but that doesn’t mean that activities are in short supply. From a fascinating dive into the Carribean with Dream Team Divers to an afternoon of thrills with Chukka Caribbean Adventures at Mayfield Falls, the seemingly-untouched nature is always waiting to be enjoyed. If you’re looking for a bit of high-octane excitement, an ATV experience at Jam West Motorsports & Adventure Park or one of the many local tour companies provides a truly unique way to take in the sights. And this just scratches the surface. Sail through the sky behind a speedboat, climb up the 103 stairs to the top of the Negril Lighthouse, duck through The Caves, experience local life on Norman Manley Boulevard, or just lie back on the sand at Seven Mile Beach with a cold Red Stripe beer or rum punch.

Whether you enjoyed an adventure-filled afternoon or kicked back for some rest and relaxation, Negril’s gorgeous sunset and extensive dining options are the perfect capstone to any day. At Seven Mile Beach you’ll be able to enjoy spicy jerk chicken at Best in the West and delectable seafood at Arthur’s Beach Bar. Or head to the West End for The Lodge Restaurant, Rockhouse Restaurant, Rick’s Cafe, and Just Natural Veggie & Seafood Restaurant, just to name a few. Negril is the perfect place for young-at-heart couples who want to combine total tranquility with heart-pumping fun and excitement.

About Negril

At a Glance

At a Glance

  • Negril’s most famous stretch of sand is Seven Mile Beach. Modern development has brought a large number of hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs to the shoreline, which is also known as Negril Beach and Long Beach. Honeymooners from around the world have been seeking out Seven Mile Beach for years to enjoy the warm sun, soft sand, and perfect aquamarine waters.
  • In addition to Seven Mile Beach, Long Bay is another one of Negril’s most popular beaches. It is a favorite for the expressions of culture, white sands, and evening dance parties that pump out tunes from nearby nightclubs along the shore.
  • The origins of Negril’s name date back to the late 1400s with the arrival of the Spanish. As “Negrillo” means “little black ones,” it’s believed that the name either refers to the black eels that are found along the coast or the area’s black cliffs to the south.
  • Though one of Jamaica’s more laid-back destinations, the nightlife scene in Negril is certainly one where you’ll feel the true rhythm of the country. After taking in the unbelievable sunset that the town is known for, head out to one of the area’s acclaimed spots on Norman Manley Boulevard for cold drinks and authentic reggae performances.
  • One of the area’s most famous features, the seaside Negril Cliffs are a fantastic place to stay, swim, grab a bite, or watch cliff divers leap from the highest points of a 100-foot-high precipice.

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

  • GETTING THERE: The closest airport to Negril is Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, which is conveniently one of the leading entry points to the island. Negril is about an hour-and-a-half trip to the west from the airport, so the best option is to arrange for a rental vehicle at the airport for the trip, although taxis and car service are available.
  • GETTING AROUND: The best attractions and activities are relatively near each other in Negril, though a rental vehicle is the best way to get around. Many of the town’s resorts offer convenient shuttles to the best destinations, and cabs are also an option for heading into Negril Village or the West End.
  • WHEN TO GO: The winter months are peak travel season in Jamaica due to the mild nature of the weather, though temperatures throughout the country remain remarkably steady throughout the year. Some of the best travel deals can be found during the summer months, but be sure to keep hurricane season (June through November with a peak in August and September) in mind when making plans. Regardless of the season you choose to travel, you’ll be able to enjoy the region’s picturesque beaches, magnificent waterfalls, and boundless outdoor activities.
  • WEATHER: Negril, like all of Jamaica, enjoys some of the most beautiful weather in the Caribbean. Expect temperatures in the 70s or low-80s in January and mid-80s in July with little variation. The region averages at least 225 hours of sunshine each month and receives a majority of its precipitation during hurricane season.



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