Planning Your Trip to Negril

One of the most popular resort towns in Jamaica is Negril located about three hours west of Ocho Rios and a 90-minute drive from Montego Bay on the western coast of the country. Often nicknamed the “capital of casual”, Negril has a very relaxed “island” vibe that is ideal for relaxing on a sugar sand beach, hiking through its scenic unspoiled nature, or dancing the night away to the native rhythms of Jamaica.

Below are some great tips to help you make the most of your vacation in Negril:

Relax Under the Sun

There’s a reason why the beach and sea landscape of Negril is one of the most photographed scenes in the world. Start at the Seven Mile Beach, famed for its shimmering sapphire water, pure white sand, and relaxed atmosphere. From there, head to the Half Moon Beach that features more intimate white sandy beaches that are ideal for snorkeling and swimming.


If you’re in the mood for something with more adrenaline, try your luck at climbing the seaside cliffs in Negril or indulging in some cliff diving from the top. If you just want to watch others attempt these activities, head to Rick’s Cafe on the West End Road.

Plenty of fun in the sun activities can be found at Sunset at the Palms. Enjoy all of our inclusive non-motorized watersports, such as kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling.

If you’re ready for some land activities, Sunset at the Palms is a great place to learn how to make a Jamaican cocktail or take a cooking class to A Cooking Class on the Beachlearn more about the delicious cuisines of Jamaica. Be sure to inquire for Shorty, the resident gardener, who can give you a guided nature walk through the resort.

You can arrange for exciting trips all over Jamaica at our guest services desk. Activities include canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, golfing, and river rafting. After a long day exploring the best of what Jamaica has to offer, return to Sunset at the Palms, and rehydrate your skin at Ginger Lily Spa.  Then, indulge in a refreshing soak in the poolside hot tub or sip on a freshly-made cocktail at the swim-up bar.


A vacation to this part of the world wouldn’t be complete without listening to some reggae. If you’re a devotee of this unique blend of Caribbean rhythms and African heritage, be sure to visit the tomb of Winston Hubert McIntosh, more famously known as the artist Peter Tosh.

There’s plenty of action in the area although most guests generally turn to the resort for entertainment on their vacation. If you’re seeking greater thrills, head to Norman Manley Boulevard, the biggest road in the area.

If you’re looking for additional information on how to make the most of your Jamaican vacation, be sure to visit the official tourist site for travel tips. The site includes a list of restaurants, activities.


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