Jamaica’s Incredible Negril Beach
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Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. With a population of only 6,900 people, Negril, Jamaica is a small but widely dispersed beach resort town located across parts of two Jamaican parishes. It’s about75 minutes from Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay.
The western coastline of Jamaica contains the island’s finest beaches. You’ll find white powdery sand, clear turquoise water, luscious environment, and spectacular sunsets. Negril Beach Resort is one of Jamaica’s most prized vacation destinations.
Situated on the south side of the island nation, Negril has been dubbed by many travel magazines and blogs as the “seven mile beach” and, while the actual length of the beach is less than 7 miles, its large size will still leave visitors in awe.
When it comes to accommodation, there is a wide range of room prices and services in Negril. The northern end of the beach is home to large inclusive resorts. This portion is quite developed, and is equipped with modern facilities, and specialty restaurants. One particular resort in Negril, called Beaches Resort, is quite popular among families because of its outstanding facilities.
Within the resort, you can also find pools, a spa treatment center, a game garage, a teen center called Trench Town, a supervised kid’s camp, and a water park aptly named Pirate Island. However, if you are more drawn to undeveloped natural beauty, then stay at the southern end of the beach, which is more populated by small family-operated hotels along with vendor stalls and shops.
Negril Beach’s clear, calm water has no high tides or big waves, so it is ideal for you to have a refreshing swim at any time. However, if you are looking for some more action, you won’t be disappointed. Negril offers water sports and activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, banana boat riding and even hydro biking and so much more! Hop on a boat and go for a tour around the Caribbean waters.
Take a boat tour. You can also take the opportunity to snorkel around the rich coral reef and marine life areas. There are also snorkeling opportunities on shore, particularly on the low cliffs situated on the southernmost section of the beach. The water under these old cliffs house centuries old coral reefs.
Staying wet is not only way to have fun around the beach. You can also be busy playing tennis, shuffleboard, table tennis, mini golf and billiards, which are offered by resorts in the area.
Negril Beach is widely known for being the ultimate stage for an amazing sunset, and Rick’s Cafè seem to be the place to be witness it. Locals and tourists flock to this cafè during the setting of the sun – which has become quite a tradition. This is mostly due to the fact that the cafè sits on a high and dramatic cliff, providing for a grand view of a beautiful romantic sunset.
The nightlife around Negril is very much active and thriving. The beach area is within walking distance to clubs, bars, shops, seaside eateries and craft markets. These are perfect places to observe the day to day activities of the locals and tourists, and actually meet some new friends and have a blast joining in.
Negril is accessible from Montego Bay, where the international airport is located. There are a number of shuttle vans that can offer you a ride straight to the beach town from the airport. Exploring the town and the beach sections are quite easy due to the presence of affordable route taxis, which go through these areas on a daily basis.