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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

Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland
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The price is CA $391 per night from May 17 to May 17
Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is within a 5-minute walk of Bloody Bay and Bloody Bay Beach. Seven Mile Beach and Kool Runnings Water Park are also ...
3.9/5Good! (560 reviews)
"Super friendly staff!! Rogelio was a very friendly and helpful manager! We enjoy all the amenities. We traveled with our 3 years old son and he had a blast ! They have everything you can imagine for adults and entertainment every day. We really had a great experience in this resort and in the island! ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Hideaway at Royalton Negril - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Hideaway at Royalton Negril - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Orange Bay, Negril, Hanover
The price is CA $425 per night from May 31 to May 31
Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is within a 5-minute walk of Bloody Bay and Bloody Bay Beach. Seven Mile Beach and Kool Runnings Water Park are also ...
3.9/5Good! (215 reviews)
"Beautiful resort. We had a ton of fun. The dinner service was slow at the steak house, but everything else was great."

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

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Couples Negril All Inclusive
Couples Negril All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland
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Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is within a 5-minute walk of Bloody Bay Beach and Bloody Bay. Seven Mile Beach and Kool Runnings Water Park are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)
"Such a beautiful resort and home like. Staff goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect! Everyone was so nice and helpful anytime you needed help. Food was delicious and drinks as well, we had so much fun doing the water activities and the guys over there were excellent in helping and teaching ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Couples Negril 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.
Negril Beach Club
Negril Beach Club
3 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is CA $51 per night from May 14 to May 14
Nestled on the beach, this Negril aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Time Square Mall and Seven Mile Beach. Throne Room and Negril Hills Golf Club are also ...
3.2/5 (598 reviews)
"Nice property with bar and restaurant. Not enough lounge chairs on the beach to accommodate everyone. And no one is ever in the lobby for check outs ot check ins. I had to go searching for Nadine whom is nice and helpful but noy easily found."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Negril Beach Club
Villas Sur Mer
Villas Sur Mer
4 out of 5
West End Road, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is CA $170 per night from May 15 to May 15
Located in West End, this villa is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Negril Lighthouse and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Throne Room. Seven Mile Beach and Time Square Mall are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"Beautiful quiet and lovely stay. Carmen was amazing and helped confirm our transport/grab dinner during lockdown and was simply a wonderful person."

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Villas Sur Mer
Beach House Condos Negril
Beach House Condos Negril
3.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril
The price is CA $170 per night from May 14 to May 14
Nestled on the beach, this Negril aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Time Square Mall and Seven Mile Beach. Throne Room is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"The property with the lush clean landcaping and building layout within the landscaping"

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2020

Beach House Condos Negril
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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Reviews of Negril

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5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 1, 2020

I go every year so it's like my second home!

5/5 - Excellent

Bella

Mar 23, 2020

The best beach in my world. 7 miles all unrestricted.

4/5 - Good

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Mar 3, 2020

Get to know and respect the people who live here, it's much more fun, convenient and much more entertaining....albeit, a little more expensive.....but worth it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 23, 2020

it was the quietist I have ever heard or seen, the SOE is obviously working , we have always loved Negril and will always go there year after year ;-)

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

Negril beach needs to control the vendors more but this is still a great vacation spot.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

We love Negril that wasn't our first time we used to stay at Travellers Resort Beach Hotel

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