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Destination Overview

When it comes to a romantic honeymoon destination that blends quiet relaxation with exhilarating activities, Negril is heaven on earth for lovebirds. Located on Jamaica’s western coast, the town of Negril is beloved for its relaxed vibes, romantic focus, and unparalleled natural beauty. White sand beaches, pristine waterfalls, and towering cliffs merely scratch the surface of what this Jamaican honeymoon has to offer couples like private pool suites – the ultimate honeymoon getaway.

The town is predominantly split between Seven Mile Beach, known for its long stretches of sand, surf, and luxury resorts, and the West End, the locale of both breathtaking cliffs and beloved restaurants and nightlife destinations.

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About Negril

Most Romantic Spot in Negril

The romantic oasis that is Seven Mile Beach is the town’s signature destination. The beach is stunningly beautiful with fine sands that seamlessly integrate with turquoise waters for an unrivaled tropical paradise. One of the favorite local “secrets” is that the beach is actually five miles long, but with its sands seeming to disappear into the horizon, you’ll agree that it almost feels infinite!

During the day, the beach—which is populated by Negril’s all-inclusive luxury resorts—is the prime spot for taking in some sunshine and enjoying a swim in the gentle, warm waters. When the sun begins to set, however, the beach is elevated to one of the most romantic places on earth. As couples gaze out at the setting sun with its brilliant palette of yellows, reds and oranges, it’s impossible to not be overwhelmed by a deep love for each other in these fairy tale-like surroundings.

More Romantic Things to Do in Negril

Even though Negril is among the relaxation capitals of the world, there is plenty to see and do beyond the beaches.

  • For a quiet, romantic afternoon picnic, consider heading to Booby Cay Island. The island is named for the local booby bird, and couples will no doubt understand why the birds return each year to nest in this idyllic location.
  • For lovers of flora and fauna, book an excursion to Barney’s Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica, a lush botanical garden where tropical hummingbirds and endless varieties of exotic plants can be enjoyed in their natural habitat.
  • Don’t forget a visit to the historic Negril Lighthouse that was built in 1894 and remains an iconic structure. It’s absolutely mesmerizing near sunset!

All-Inclusive Resorts in Negril

A romantic honeymoon straight out of your fantasies begins with spectacular accommodations, and Negril has its fair share of luxury resorts. The sheer scope of room selections is boundless in Negril, with charming ocean cliff villas, intimate hideaway rooms, and the privacy of adults-only resorts. There are dozens of resorts and boutique hotels to choose from between the West End and Seven Mile Beach, all with unique accommodations for a passionate experience that can be customized to your personal desires.

Honeymooners who want to leave their cares behind (especially after the stress of wedding planning) will love Negril’s selection of luxury all-inclusive resorts. Romantic accommodations, world class dining, top-shelf cocktails, ground transfers, and exhilarating excursions are all included in one easy-to-book package! Romantic extras like a candlelit dinner on the beach or a relaxing couples massage will round out your perfect, stress-free honeymoon experience.

Here are some of our favorite all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in Negril:

  • Perhaps you want full butler service as well as the ability to step right out of your room and into the soft Caribbean sands? Sandals Negril‘s spectacular beachfront walkout butler suites will allow you to indulge in all your island fantasies. You’ll have exclusive access to world-class dining, such as Bayside Restaurant, which serves international cuisine amid magnificent views of the Caribbean that are absolutely breathtaking at sunset.
  • At Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma you’ll be able to stay right on the warm sands of Seven Mile Beach. For an especially sensuous experience, book a romantic beachside couples massage, complete with strawberries and champagne. Enjoy a breezy oceanfront view at Ackee, one of the resort’s many restaurants that specialize in Caribbean favorites like Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish.
  • Looking to swim right up to your room from a gorgeous azure pool? Royalton Negril has you covered with their fun and flirty swim-up suites. Fabulous sunsets included! Whether you’re exploring the flavors of the West Indies at Calypso, indulging in the C/X Culinary Experience, or visiting Scoops for gelato on your way to the beach, Royalton’s array of delicious cuisine will have you covered.

Expert Tip: Keep in mind that there are several resorts in Negril that offer clothing-optional or fully nude resort areas, pools, and sections of beach. If this is your thing, go for it! But if it’s not, make sure you do your research before booking your resort.

Activities and Attractions in Negril

After enjoying the amenities at your resort of choice, you’ll be eager to explore all that Negril has to offer. Thankfully, this includes something for adventure seekers and beach lovers alike!

  • With two awe-inspiring waterfalls and 21 cascades, Mayfield Falls has to be seen to be believed. The lush foliage around the falls and exotic species provide the perfect setting for fantastic honeymoon photos.
  • Those looking for a post-wedding adrenaline rush will not want to pass up on the opportunity to scuba dive in the Caribbean with Dream Team Divers, hop in a two-seat dune buggy for a one-of-a-kind tour with Jamwest, or leap together from a 100-foot-high precipice on Negril Cliffs.
  • Animal lovers will treasure the opportunity for a scenic horseback ride along the extensive private trails of Reggae Horseback Riding and Tours. This romantic outing concludes with a ride along a peaceful private beach.
  • Golfers will find that the mixture of challenging courses and picturesque vistas makes Negril Hills Golf Club one of the country’s most memorable courses.
  • At the conclusion of another dreamlike day, you’ll likely want to stretch out with an ice-cold Red Stripe or rum punch in hand on Seven Mile Beach. Or head to Long Bay, a favorite nightlife spot that brings the club atmosphere right up to the ocean.
  • Both Seven Mile Beach and Long Bay run alongside Norman Manley Boulevard, which offers delightful boutique shops and live entertainment.
  • Rick’s Cafe, along Norman Manley Boulevard, is a renowned nightlife hub which includes a 35-foot cliff that is immensely popular for superhero-esque leaps before sunset.

Once the sun begins to set on another day in paradise, a candlelit dinner at one of the private resort restaurants or a local dining spot serves as the perfect capstone to the most romantic trip imaginable.

Negril Restaurants & Local Cuisine

Superb Jamaican cuisine is fully accessible throughout Negril, so the only question will be what kind of dining experience you and your loved one desire.

The restaurants along Seven Mile Beach offer award-winning dishes with spectacular views, both night and day. Sip a refreshing cocktail while enjoying delectable Jamaican cuisine at sunset, or go for a Caribbean twist on international favorites. Honeymooners are sure to discover some new favorites among Negril’s world-class dining options.

Some of our Seven Mile Beach favorites are:

  • Fireman’s Lobster Pit on Norman Manley Boulevard for some of the most succulent lobster you’ll ever eat.
  • Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre for life-changing jerk chicken dishes.

These restaurants, perched upon phenomenal cliffs in the West End, provide a bit more intimacy for newlyweds with their attentive service and unbelievable views:

  • Elevated on a natural ledge several stories above the ocean is where you’ll find Xtabi, a West End favorite that serves up Jamaican versions of favorites like cordon bleu and lobster scampi.
  • Ever had Italian Jamaican cuisine? Ciao Jamaica is also located on the Negril Cliffs and has a menu packed with unique combinations like jerk chicken alfredo, stir fry spaghetti, and Rasta pasta.
  • If you’re feeling extra adventurous, head to Zimbali’s Mountain Cooking Studio in nearby Grange Hill, which is regularly ranked among the best dining experiences in the country, with chefs preparing an authentic five-course meal right in front of couples’ eyes.

Traveling to Negril

Weather in Negril
It’s always the right time for a romantic honeymoon in Negril thanks to Jamaica’s mild weather. The country rarely sees temperatures below 72 degrees in January or above 90 in July, and it is the particularly warm winter months that make this time of year peak travel season. Couples will find some of the best travel deals during the summer months, but be sure to keep the rainy season in mind, which generally takes place from June through November.

COVID-19 Considerations
Currently, Jamaica requires all travelers to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test, and many resorts offer testing services to meet any requirements needed to fly home. These stipulations change often so make sure to check into current requirements well before you go. Your travel advisor is a great resource for this kind of information!

Flights to Negril
Negril is accessible by two major airports: Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay and Norman Manley Airport (KIN) in Kingston. Travelers typically choose the far closer Sangster International Airport, which is only about 50 miles northeast of Negril and serviced primarily by JetBlue, American Airlines, and Delta. A number of U.S. cities even have non-stop flights to the country, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, and Orlando.

Ground Transfers
Some resorts include shuttles to and from the airport for stress-free transfers. Others can assist in arranging transportation, so make sure to ask about your options when you book your room. A rental car can also be secured with ease from the airport. Plus, with a rental car, you and your sweetheart will have freedom of movement to explore some of the area’s off-the-beaten-path adventure spots. There are plenty of taxis that service Negril as well, and two choices, route taxis and private transfers, offer options for every kind of travel. Route taxis are typically cheaper, but you might have to do a lighthearted negotiation to get one for the going rate of a few U.S. dollars per trip.

Jamaican Culture & Considerations

English speakers will feel right at home in Negril as the dominant language in the country is Jamaican Patois. This might sound daunting at first, but it’s simply an English-based creole language that incorporates West African influences. Within minutes of arriving in Negril, couples will find themselves picking up phrases from the engaged locals like “a wah dis?” (what is this?) and “a how much fi dis?” (what is the price?).

The relaxed atmosphere of Negril certainly makes it a prime destination for reveling in the joys of starting a new life together, though couples will still want to be mindful of their surroundings and arrange transportation ahead of time if leaving the resort areas or enjoying the nightlife scene. The country has its share of enthusiastic locals that sell their wares on the beach and offer private tourism services, but if you’re not interested, all it takes is a polite but firm decline before carrying on with your day.


Also worth keeping in mind is that Jamaicans typically don’t tip or work for tips, though tipping of 10-15% is common and appreciated in tourist-centric areas. While some all-inclusive resorts go so far as to implement a “no tipping” policy, if you’ve opted for a butler suite at your resort you will want to tip your butlers for all their hard work (trust us, it’s well worth the splurge!).

Negril is an ideal setting for cherishing time with your life partner, so be sure to take advantage of its rich culture through the food, music, and natural beauty of this unique Caribbean paradise. The experience will bring you even closer together!

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