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What to know in Negril

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Not only does Negril have some of the most amazing beaches in the world, but also the best parties. Here are a couple of things to know; from facts to handy tips, what clothes to pack and what you shouldn’t leave without seeing.


Negril - What to Know

Region: Negril

Facts about Negril

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  • Negril, a shortened version of "Negrillo", meaning 'little black ones', was named by the Spanish in 1494. There are two theories as to how it got its name: Firstly, the black cliffs south of the village, and secondly, the large amount of black eels along Negril's coast.
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  • Negril's beach has been rated one of the top ten beaches in the world, so bring your sunscreen, a good book, and get ready for hours of rest and relaxation.
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  • Negril is famous for its nightlife scene, so pack a few extra evening outfits and head to the Norman Manley Boulevard. Let our reggae beats keep you dancing all night long.
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  • Expect great food, good prices, lots of dancing, new friends and plenty of laughs.
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  • The Sweet Spice Restaurant located in Negril is considered to be a family favorite by both locals and visitors alike. For both take-out or sit-down feasts, give this seafood joint with a twist, a go.