Jamaica's Negril: Travelzoo beach vacation guide
Negril is one of Jamaica’s most beautiful beach destinations: popular with honeymooners but also families, the town is best known for Negril Beach (also known as Seven Mile Beach) as well as the spectacular sunsets.
Travelzoo Tip: The beaches sit in Negril Marine Park, overseen a Coral Reef Preservation Society to preserve the waters and the coral reefs.
We love that Seven Mile Beach is backed by cliffs and is full of rocky coves and hidden bays. Go for a sunset catamaran cruise and watch the sun melt into the horizon.
Travelzoo Tip: Seven Mile Beach is actually only four miles long, but it’s four miles of sun, sand, and sea.
Government regulations keep buildings below a certain height, which makes Negril the ideal destination for Travelzoo members looking for a laid bad vibe with quaint bungalows, panoramic ocean views, and adrenaline rushing activities like cliff diving off the famous Negril Cliffs. Another popular named destination is Rick’s Café, located right on the cliff edge on the western point of the island. Watch the wild and adventurous jump off the cliffs into the waters below.
Plan a visit to Half Moon Beach on Green Island, which is quieter and peaceful than the iconic Seven Mile Beach.
Travelzoo Tip: Take a boat from Half Moon Beach to Calico Jack’s, located on a nearby island for a quick and tasty meal.
Or plan a visit to Bloody Bay, located just north of Seven Mile Beach with calm, clear waters and palm and sea grape trees providing shelter from the sun. The reefs run a little closer to the shore, providing get snorkeling opportunities, making it a great destination for novice snorkelers.
Other popular activities for travelers include visiting waterfalls: some of the country’s most famous waterfalls are a quick drive from Negril. Visit Dunn’s River Falls or Mayfields Falls. Located just 25 minutes southeast of Negril is Blue Hold Mineral Spring, with waters that are said to hold therapeutic properties.