Negril

Travel Guide
Negril showing rugged coastline and tropical scenes
This town has gorgeous beaches, a lighthouse, a boulevard, cliff jumps, wildlife in the wetlands and nightlife, great ingredients for a diverse vacation.

Negril is a small resort town with a lighthouse on the westernmost point of Jamaica. During the day the historic town is sleepy and because it is surrounded by cliffs and wetlands full of birds and crocodiles, it is a great place for nature lovers. The main attraction, however, is the stunning white beach with boulevards, cliffs and clubs along the shoreline. This is where you’ll want to be at night.

Start your day with a walk along popular Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the gorgeous white sand and shallow, clear water and wade in for a snorkel to see stingrays. Watch the cliff jumpers as you sip a cocktail at the café above Pirate’s cove.

Take photos of the 1894 lighthouse, which you can tour for a small fee, and take in the ocean views from there. To learn more about the local slavery history, visit the small Hanover Museum in old police barracks on the north side of town.

Browse in the boutique stores that line the Norman Manley Boulevard and dine in local cafés and restaurants that spill out onto the beach. Visit the Negril Craft Markets for souvenirs.

On the other side of the beach, tour the Great Morass and spot one of the islands endangered species, the Jamaican crocodile. Keen bird watchers should head to the Royal Palm Reserve, a wetland reserve. Walk the boardwalks and spot a stunning array of birds, including Jamaican woodpecker, ospreys, sea hawks, egrets, and the endangered Jamaican black parakeets. 

After sunset, take in smooth beachside jazz, join a One Love Pub Crawl, or sit back in a folkloric dinner party along Seven Mile Beach.

The resort town of Negril in Westmoreland is small and best explored on foot or by taxi. It is less than 2 hours from the International Airport in Montego Bay. If you are staying at an all-inclusive resort, then the airport transfers will often be included in your stay. 

Where to stay in Negril

Travellers Beach Resort
Travellers Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, PO Box 2575, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is CA $178 per night from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10
CA $178
per night
Feb. 9 - Feb. 10
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Negril. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,015 reviews)
"Staff and resort very nice."

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2023

Travellers Beach Resort
Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $932 per night from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1
CA $932
per night
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Negril. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (933 reviews)
"Every staff member I encountered was friendly and approachable, happily answering questions and genuinely wanting to get to know you and share stories"

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2023

Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Westmoreland
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Negril. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,033 reviews)
"Nice service beautiful beaches"

Reviewed on Feb. 6, 2023

RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villas Sur Mer
Villas Sur Mer
4 out of 5
West End Road, Negril, Westmoreland
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly villa in Negril. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (98 reviews)
"I had a lovely stay at Villas Sur Mer. I went alone and felt totally safe the whole time. I loved being able to walk to local restaurants and sites, and that I could swim in the ocean (while staying on the land side that was more quiet). Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2023

Villas Sur Mer
Sand and Blue Seas
Sand and Blue Seas
3 out of 5
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Westmoreland Parish
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Negril. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Negril Watershed Environmental Protection ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (47 reviews)
"I liked the location. I was expecting a full stove with oven, but settled for a hot plate"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

Sand and Blue Seas
Idle Awhile Villas
Idle Awhile Villas
4 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Negril. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Our villa was beyond our expectations for our family of 13!"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2022

Idle Awhile Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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