Come Visit Negril’s Attractions!
Nothing says paradise like white-sand beaches, turquoise-blue waters and the beat of the steel drum bands that await you in Negril, Jamaica. To make the most of your vacation in this lush, tropical destination, consider these top five attractions (and our insider scoop) during your stay.
1.Seven Mile Beach
Touted as the nicest beach in Jamaica, Negril Beach boasts a relaxing place to enjoy the surf and sand, all day long, full of local flavor. You never have to leave the beach if you don’t want to, as local vendors will come to you to showcase their wares—from coconuts and lobster to flip-flops and wood carvings. If the sea is more your speed, you can take to the aquamarine waters by boat with a variety of water sports available. Or meander along the white beach sands that stretch for seven miles, stopping for a bite to eat at one of the beachfront cafes along your way.
2. Negril Lighthouse
Built in 1894, the solar-powered lighthouse is located on the western-most point of Jamaica on the cliff overlooking Negril. A little known secret to getting inside the tower is to ask the caretaker who lives next door. The 103 step climb to the top is worth the spectacular views and photo opportunities from this highest point on the coastline.
3. Elvis World of Art & Craft Negril
A visit to Negril isn’t complete without checking out the hand-carved wood pieces made by local artisan, Elvis Morris, at his shop located next to the Blue Cave Castle. Pick up your souvenirs of a Rasta man or Jamaican mama, toy drums, crocodiles, and lions, among many others. Or just browse and chat. He ships world-wide—just ask. Don’t be afraid to negotiate although be warned—these local artisans are shrewd.
4. Negril Sunset
Located on the West end of the island, Negril is perfectly situated for the best sunsets of the area. Grab your camera and cap off a perfect sun-soaked day by taking in the views on Seven Mile Beach. You won’t want to miss this romantic moment. Or you may choose to take in the breathtaking sights from any of the ocean view cliffs, especially our pick: Rick’s Cafe.
5. Rick’s Cafe
At the end of the day, there’s no place like Rick’s, perched on the cliffs overlooking turquoise blue waters. Sit back and relax to the light, airy beat of the steel drum band while taking in the views at your table of choice by the edge. You’ll be entertained by cliff jumpers, professional divers, and reggae musicians while you sample the tasty seafood and local favorites. Here the locals mix in with our guests, enjoying rum-filled cocktails and dancing on the sand into the candle-lit evening. The perfect way to unwind. Don’t forget to check out Rick’s gift shop to pick up a souvenir.