Posted 17-Feb-2016 on Hotels
Negril, Jamaica is spectacular and beautiful, but it is third world. food sucks. whether u eat out or buy groceries. there is nothing to buy in the stores except for the predictable variety of souvenirs for tourists. I was not able to find a digital-camera or a decent book to buy and read. middle ages. the weather is great. the water is perfect. the view is great. and the price is right. Unfortunately, the scene is dull and disgusting. most tourists are elderly, fat, white and out-of-shape. American mid-westerners and Canadians. many of them go back to Negril, twice a year for the past 20-30 yrs. obviously people with zero curiosity. most of them smoke pot and drink booze from morning to night and do not bother to leave the beach / hotel area and see the country. do not expect to "enjoy the view" on the beach. you will not have to get in the water to do "whale-watching". The locals are usually cool and funny but many harass tourists for business. it goes beyond polite salesmanship. I did not feel threatened, though, or in danger at all anywhere during day or night.