THINGS TO DO IN NEGRIL, JAMICA
The laid-back beach town of Negril is one of our favorites in the world. Whether you’re a beach bum or an adventurer, there’s no shortage of great things to do in Negril Jamaica. Located on the far western tip of Jamaica, Negril has stretches of long white sand beaches and also rocky cliffs, both surrounded by clear calm waters. Negril was our first international trip together and we’ve been back a total of 5 times so far, and even got married there. We know what to do in Negril and we know you’ll love it as much as we do.
1. WALK SEVEN MILE BEACH
Seven Mile Beach is often listed as one of the best beaches in the world, as it should be. There are many beaches in the world where you can walk on the white sand for MILES and MILES. There are hotels on Seven Mile Beach for everyone’s budget. Some may argue it’s not actually seven miles but more like four, but who’s counting?
2. WATCH THE SUNSET
Negril sunsets are the best sunsets in the Caribbean. Every night just head down to the beach for the free show. Remember to stick around a few minutes after the sunsets as the colors continue to change. If you’re on a honeymoon in Jamaica there is nothing more romantic than the sunset on the beach.
3. CRUISE SUNSET CATAMARAN
If you are up for a crazy sloppy fun time jump on the cruise catamaran that sets sail to Rick’s cafe. It’s totally worth the go with an open bar for 3 hours with plenty of rum punches & Red Stripe beers. We’ve personally done this cruise twice and it has always been a blast. It’s advised to book in advance.
4. THE ONE LOVE BUS BAR CRAWL
Jump on the One Love Bus bar crawl for the craziest but yet amazing thing to do in Negril. Lenbert a Negril native bought a bus and pimped out as a reggae but bringing guests to local bars on the West End of Negril for FREE. Email Lenbert in advance and he’ll pick you up right at your hotel and you’ll be joined by other party-goers looking for a good time. You’ll visit some local bars and some amazing ones located right on the cliffs a great spot to be for sunset.
5. THE PELICAN BAR JAMAICA
Catch a ride out to the coolest bar in the world. Located about a half mile from shore is the world famous Floyd's Pelican Bar. Made of sticks and palm-thatched roof, the bar is simply awesome. Grab a cold Red Stripe from Floyd the bar owner and chill for the afternoon at this one of a kind place.
6. YS FALLS
About 1.5 hours south of Negril is the beautiful YS Falls. A series of tiered waterfalls gently cascade over stone ledges with small swimming pools below. There is a zip line the traverses the falls and a rope swing for those looking for more excitement. Water shoes aren’t required but would make your visit more comfortable. A little bit further is the famous Dunn’s River Falls.
Get high in Negril, but not how you were thinking. A parasailing tour of the beach in Negril is one of the top things to do while in Jamaica. Even if you aren’t a fan of heights the parachutes are still fun to watch as they glide up and down the beach.
8. DUNN’S RIVER FALLS
Often Regarded as one one of Jamaica’s top waterfalls, Dunns is around a 3-hour drive from Negril. Just outside of Ocho Rios is a great spot for adventure lovers. Put on a pair of water shoes and you can make your way up the set of terraced falls all the way to the top. Most people spend around 45-minutes to an hour playing around in the pools and climbing their way to the top. Guides are strongly suggested and at times required to pass the length of the falls.