The Essence of Relaxation
Negril, the Capital of Casual, is the epitome of relaxation. The island's westernmost town is a haven for beach lovers, famous for beautiful sunsets, a 7-mile stretch of bright white sandy beach, and picturesque cliffs overlooking the azure blue waters. This is the place for you to come and soothe your soul. Enjoy the slow pace of life here with the freshest seafood caught daily and the most amazing beachside sunsets you’ll ever see. With its famous Seven Mile Beach, adorned with powdery white sand and lined with swaying palm trees, Negril is a beach lover's paradise that beckons you to unwind and soak up the sun.
Reggae Rafting at Lethe is an experience not to be missed. Take a leisurely trip down the calm, rippling waters of the Great River in a 30-foot handcrafted bamboo raft piloted by Chukka's skilled raft captains and come back to your best self. While enjoying the cool waters and lush scenery, enjoy for a limestone foot-rub while immersing yourself in the history of the land.
Now that you are good and relaxed, come back to lively!
Take in a brilliant Negril sunset then turn up the vibes at Rick's Café or indulge in the resort area's vibrant nightlife with the rhythms of reggae music at beach parties or hold a vibe at the Jungle Night Club. In the summer, Dream Weekend, one of our signature events, takes over Negril with parties that never seem to stop. Come back to the vibe that comes alive in Jamaica!
Get to know Negril
Facts about Negril
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Expect great food, good prices, lots of dancing, new friends and plenty of laughs.
5. 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
Charming guesthouses, villas, all-inclusive resorts, adults-only hotels, and interesting accommodations await you here. Many of Negril’s best places to stay line the shores, affording you quick beach access and amazing views from your room. From the backpacker to the indulgent, there are accommodations to suit the needs of every type of traveler.
On the cliffside of Negril are many luxury boutique hotels, ideal for a romantic getaway, destination wedding, or honeymoon. This is the quiet side of Negril, away from the busy beaches and hectic nightlife. The cliffs are surrounded by lush gardens and a zenlike ambiance to accompany your spectacular sunset views.
Down on the beach, you’ll find a wider variety of hotels. Even with the varying options, a great number of Negril resorts are all-inclusive or at the very least, breakfast inclusive, giving you one less thing to think about. Take a leisurely walk along the beach to find an array of restaurants, beach bars, glass-bottom boats offering snorkeling and sunset cruises, and all sorts of talented musicians enticing you to sway to the notes of their chosen instrument.
Things to Do in Negril
Don’t be fooled by the easy pace of life here, there are lots of exciting things to do in Negril. In the daytime, choose from a number of water activities like frolicking at Mayfield Falls or exploring the colorful underwater life with Dream Team Divers. There’s plenty of coral reefs and sea creatures that beginners and experienced divers will adore.
Find adventure atop an ATV, 4x4, or in an exotic race car, or perhaps interact with the magical animal world at a number of exciting Negril locations. Take a day and simply relax in the beauty that is the beach here. Find a quiet spot under a palm tree or hit a beach bar swinging with lively music, fun cocktails, and great food.
There are also some wondrous historical sights to see in Negril. Go exploring to discover spots once used by legendary pirates and sugar cane workers, now home to adorable fishing villages and hidden river adventures.
Venture off to dine at any of the many restaurants in Negril. You can spend an evening at a balmy outdoor restaurant serving the finest Italian delicacies or share an intimate meal in the candlelit caves by the sea.
Stop at a tiny neighborhood dig dishing up spicy local favorites or enjoy your meal right on the beach. Get ready to party the night away as the tables make way for the dancefloor and the DJ takes over at some spots. The young and young at heart all love Negril for its enrapturing vibe.
Learn more about Negril with these interesting facts that’ll help you make the most of your time here.