Negril Lighthouse

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Negril Lighthouse

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At the most western cape of Jamaica look out over the Caribbean Sea where pirates once roamed and Europeans fought over the possession of this fertile island.

Water splashes over the rocks at the base of this picturesque lighthouse just off the westernmost point of Jamaica. The signalling tower is Negril’s most prominent landmark.

Negril Lighthouse stands on grassy parkland and is the highest structure in the parish. Built in 1894 by Frenchmen, it has a prism originally made in Paris. The building is designed to guide ships and sail boats past the promontory on the western tip of the island. The light now runs on solar power.

If the keeper is there, inquire about getting a tour. This requires a small donation, but is certainly worth it for the historical objects that await inside and the views from the top.

After climbing the 103 steps, you will find old documents and lighting equipment and more keepsakes of a bygone era. Hear about the dramas that enfolded in the seas around the lighthouse and the role the building itself has played in local history. Finally, take in the panoramic views across the horizon from 65 feet (20 meters).

Once back down, pack your bathers and snorkeling gear and cool off by jumping in the pool formed by the rocks below the lighthouse. Note that the tides can be strong, so take care.

It is the golden skies at sunset that present the best photo opportunity, so stay a while longer or come back here late in the day to enjoy the most striking view over the cape from the elevated grounds. Get your camera ready and capture the transformation of warm colors in the sky.

Once the sun has gone down, or even during the day, have a drink at the nearby cliff café, one of the most popular spots for socializing.

Negril Lighthouse’s opening hours change depending on the season and the schedule of the keeper, so call ahead to make sure you can enter. To get there, you can walk from the town center, or take a taxi. The road is unpaved.

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3.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $173 per night from May 24 to May 25
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The Cliff Hotel
4.5 out of 5
West End Road, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is CA $354 per night from May 24 to May 25
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