JAMAICA – NEGRIL
For years the Negril’s seven mile beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines.The north end of the beach is where most of the large, all-inclusive resorts are located, and to the south are the smaller, family-run boutique hotels. These two areas give the Negril area a large variety of rooms, services and prices.
South of the main Negril beach area is West End Road, known as the “cliffs”, which is lined with resorts that offer more privacy. These areas offer easy access to waters great for snorkeling and diving, with jumping points reaching more than 40 feet (12 m) high. Rick’s Cafe is a place to watch the cliff jumpers. They are incredible to watch. Gorgeous sunsets are just one of the extras that you can enjoy in Negril. From most locations the view is fantastic.
The fact that Negril is still underdeveloped remains a significant factor in its charm. The unspoiled, untamed and unforgettable Negril- Jamaica’s jewel in the crown where the open 7 mile beach entices you to walk, to swim, to play… and to make friends. The rugged cliff side on the West End will burst into fire at sunset in the many bars and restaurants, while the peaceful afternoons show off the many caves and diving areas.
Getting around in Negril is an easy thing. Walk about as the atmosphere is relaxed and meeting people is part of the experience. Just remember driving is on the left side in JA, so you must walk on your right (same side of the road) in order to see traffic coming towards you. The taxis are inexpensive and plentiful so if walking is not your pleasure then grab a taxi (always negotiate your fare before riding) and get about seeing the sights.
Please remember that the only legal taxis have red license plates. They are legally licensed and insured to carry paying passenger.