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Negril is one of Jamaica's smaller holiday resorts. It is made up of two different parishes of Jamaica (Westmoreland and Hanover). Negril is just over an hours drive from the extremely bustling city of Montego Bay, which is why it is often chosen for being one of the most versatile placed to stay in the heart of Jamaican holiday resorts. It tends to offer all of the relaxation needed in a holiday as well as being just a short distance away from all of Jamaica's vibrancy that many also like to experience. Within Negril lays seven whole miles of beach and has actually become world known for how truly picture perfect they are. Built here are holiday makers catered hotels, and some offering almost a private beach house experience, as with some you may find yourself walking onto the beaches sands as soon as you step out from the hotel's reception.

In Negril you will find many typical Jamaican dishes such as jerk chicken and pork, curried goat, patties, stews, fresh sea food and rice dishes. You will also notice a handful of Latin American inspired dishes here too. The majority of restaurants in Negril are small and family owned, or privately owned which make them very unique, homely and welcoming. Drinks served up in Negril are a mixture of cocktails, beers soft drinks and coffee.

The most popular thing to do in Negril is to simply enjoy its beaches, including the '7 Mile Long Beach', 'Bloody Bay' and 'Half Moon Beach'. Other activities held here are also very ocean related too. You could visit the 'Negril Cliffs' which are high cliffs that offer amazing views of the sea. (These cliffs were also featured in one of the James Bond films). One other natural hotspot is the 'Blue Hole Mineral Spring' which is a small hole of water around a fascinating mineral spring that tourists are able to swim and dive into to take full advantage of this cave-like swimming pool. Try visiting the Negril lighthouse, driving around in style in one of Negril's 'Gary's Jamaican Taxis' as well as the 'Koll Runnings Water Park' where you will find over 9 rapid water rides suitable for the whole family.

Location of Negril

Key Facts

  • Language: Jamaican English
  • Currency: Jamaican Dollar
  • Time Difference from UK: -5
  • Flight time: London: 9-10 hours
  • When to go: Year-Round