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Welcome to Negril

Negril entices visitors with its stunning Seven Mile Beach, which actually only stretches across 4 miles of Jamaica’s westernmost shores. (But it’s gorgeous, so we’ll forgive the misnomer.) Guided half- and full-day tours let you experience the island’s tropics by foot, horseback, cruise, ATV, and zipline, with something for every level of adventurer. Tour the West End area of Negril’s steep cliffs to observe the dramatic, crashing turquoise waves and fiery Caribbean sunset. Take a food tour of Negril to get a taste of the region’s freshly caught fish, famous jerk chicken, and the Jamaican patty (a pastry filled with seasoned beef). Cruise the coast on a daytime tour from Rick’s Café, and sail on a luxury catamaran with an experienced crew, then snorkel among live coral reefs and schools of tropical fish as reggae music plays on board. Water sports’ lovers will want to book a jungle river tube tour to get on top of the crashing waters, or an ATV tour to ride through Sandy Bay, past farming villages and citrus groves. Add on a traditional Jamaican lunch to complete your day. Day trips from Negril lead you to dramatic YS Falls for swimming. Alternatively, grab a seat on a pontoon boat on the Black River; join a trek up Dunn’s River Falls; or tour Nine Mile, Bob Marley’s childhood home.

Top 10 attractions in Negril

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Blue Hole

Blue Hole

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The Blue Hole—alternatively known as the Cool Blue Hole, Secret Falls, or Island Gully—is a natural limestone sinkhole near Ocho Rios. A deep cavern within the tropical mountains of Jamaica, the Blue Hole gets its name from the deep azure hue of the water. Travelers visit to swim, cliff dive, and make their way through the lush rain forest to Secret Falls.More
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Rick's Café

Rick's Café

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High on the cliffs outside Negril, Rick’s Cafe is one of Jamaica’s most enduring institutions. Negril was a sleepy fishing village when Rick’s opened in 1974, and travelers and locals alike still make a pilgrimage to the restaurant and bar for strong cocktails, tasty Jamaican dishes, death-defying cliff divers, and sunset viewing parties.More
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Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach

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Swaying palm trees, gentle azure waves, and dazzling white sands make Negril’s Seven Mile Beach a postcard-pretty classic. With a nearly permanent spot on myriad “best beaches in the world” lists, you won’t be alone in paradise—but with miles of beach and nearly every water sport available, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.More
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Black River

Black River

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The Black River is one of the longest rivers in Jamaica, flowing west for 33 miles (53 kilometers) until emptying into the Caribbean Sea near Negril. Travelers explore the river and its energetic YS Falls on inflatable tubes, canoes, or kayaks surrounded by lush green jungle and mangroves.More
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Negril Cliffs

Negril Cliffs

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Rising above the turquoise Caribbean Sea just outside Negril, these gorgeous craggy cliffs define the beauty of Jamaica’s western coast. Away from the large resorts in the north, the cliffs are a base for snorkeling and partying at bars as well as the spot’s most famous activity—diving 40 feet (12 meters) into the deep, clear water below.More
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Negril Lighthouse

Negril Lighthouse

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Lighting up the westernmost point of Jamaica, Negril Lighthouse has been guiding ships away from the craggy promontory below since 1894. The landmark stands sentinel at 65 feet (20 meters), and is a popular attraction for travelers yearning for a panoramic bird’s-eye view of Negril’s gorgeous coastline and the endless sea.More
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Rio Bueno

Rio Bueno

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Reportedly the place where Christopher Columbus first set foot on Jamaican soil, Rio Bueno is a small village east of Montego Bay. People come to the area to take part in water sports on the river.More
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Bloody Bay

Bloody Bay

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Along the west coast of Jamaica, where the crystal azure Caribbean Sea is gentle and warm, this beautiful white sand beach vibrates with the laid-back party buzz of nearby Negril. Locals and travelers alike come to this beach for water sports and a friendly social scene.More
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Rhodes Hall Plantation

Rhodes Hall Plantation

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Rhodes Hall Plantation is a magnificent 18th-century estate and working fruit plantation on the coast near Negril. The beautiful and diverse terrains allow for myriad nature-based activities: explore the grounds on horseback, hike among thick banana groves and coconut palms, sunbathe on private beaches, and spot crocodiles in the mangroves.More
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Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath

Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath

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Located just inland from the more remote southwest coast of Jamaica, the 100-year-old Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath is a perfect destination for travelers seeking intimate, local places off the tourist trail. Even if you don’t have sore muscles to soothe, soaking in these warm healing waters are sure to get you into the proper island rhythm.More
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Recent reviews from experiences in Negril

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Great experience
Jennifer_N, Jun 2022
YS Falls, Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour or Pelican Bar (Choose 3)
We stayed in Negril, and we had originally booked a tour to ochos ríos/dunn’s falls.
star-5
Coolest Bar Crawl Ever… Bring a Swimsuit!
Olivia_L, May 2022
One Love Bus Bar Crawl
Such a cool way to see Negril!
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Fun experience and met travelers from all over the world
Judi_Y, May 2022
One Love Bus Bar Crawl
This was great to visit spots we otherwise never would have known about.
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Great tour, long drive from Negril
merpjr85, Apr 2022
YS Falls plus Black River Safari Guided Tour with Lunch & Admission from Negril
YSFalls is absolutely beautiful.
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Dunn's River Falls
Leza_G, Feb 2022
Dunn's Falls, Bob Marley's Nine Mile, and Optional Mystic Lagoon with Transport
Dunn's River Falls are a beautiful natural attraction and therefore can be very busy so don't think you will have a lot of time to enjoy the climb - it is quite a quick experience - but I would say definitely worth it!
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Dunn’s Falls/Nine Mile from Negril
Carlos_C, Jan 2022
Dunn's Falls, Bob Marley's Nine Mile, and Optional Mystic Lagoon with Transport
My family did the Dunn’s Falls/Nine Mile package.
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Cedrick Made the Day! Appleton Estate, YS Falls, Pelican Bar.
Paul_W, Oct 2021
YS Falls, Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour or Pelican Bar (Choose 3)
Falls, and the Pelican Bar on our day.
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Dunn’s River Falls day trip from Negril
Corey_S, Jul 2021
Dunns River Falls
The Falls were magical.
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Jonelle_T, May 2021
Ricks Cafe + Shopping
we had simply asked to go to KFC and find some jerk pork and he really delivered, added in a waterfall stop/tour that was amazing and really entertained us the whole journey!!!
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I usually don’t review but...
Tanaya_B, Apr 2021
Blue Hole & Dunn's River Falls with Lunch from Grand Palladium and Negril
once there you’re spend another 45min - 1 hour claiming the falls (the river guide said the rock is 940 ft not 600 ft as advised)..
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Great experience
Rayann_M, Feb 2021
ATV Tour to Salmon Point from Negril
Even gave us more places to visit in Negril,took our pictures, very personable and told us about himself it was great to see Jamaican hospitality.
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Great day out with a good guide.
Jonathan_G, Mar 2020
YS Falls Private Full-Day Adventure Tour with Pickup
The trip lasts about an hour and you get to see some crocs, mangrove swamps and some interesting wildlife.
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Awesome experience and totally worth it!
Katie C, May 2019
YS Falls and The Pelican Bar Adventure Tour from Negril
It is cheaper to book this tour through Viator than through your hotel (also, the fees to get into YS Falls and boat ride to Pelican are included).
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Great day with Adrian
April_B, Oct 2018
Private Negril Sightseeing Tour with Rick Cafe Cliff Diving
We didn't want to spend so much time on the beach and we did want to see a lot of the "real" Negril.
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I had a really good time on this...
Thomas D, Jul 2017
Small-Group Reggae Horseback Riding in Negril
An ostrich -- the last thing I expected to see in Jamaica.
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Adrian was a fantastic tour guide...
Darius D, Apr 2018
Blue Hole & Secret Falls Private Tour with Entrance Fees
While the water clarity at the Blue Hole wasn't the best due to recent rains, it was still an amazing experience enjoying the waterfalls.
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Awesome bus tour, a must do when visiting Negril
Jesenia_D, Feb 2021
One Love Bus Bar Crawl
I highly recommend this bus tour if you’re looking to visit less touristy areas of Negril and get a real feel for the community.
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This tour was great. We had a done a...
Dustin_S, Oct 2017
Private Negril Sightseeing Tour with Rick Cafe Cliff Diving
He told us about the well known families who owned some of the gorgeous mansions we saw, and we got to see an authentic side of Negril, away from the tourist hot spots.
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We stayed in Negril so we had a...
barbara v, Mar 2017
Dunn's Falls, Bob Marley's Nine Mile, and Optional Mystic Lagoon with Transport
It's an all day event if you stay in Negril and you do the river falls and Bob Marley tour but WORTH IT!!
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Driver was awesome! Drive from...
Shane F, Jun 2015
Dunn's Falls, Bob Marley's Nine Mile, and Optional Mystic Lagoon with Transport
Full day of fun at the falls and Bob Marley's tour was awesome and a once in a lifetime experience.
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All about Negril

Currency
Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Time Zone
EST (UTC -5)
Country Code
+1-876
Language(s)
English
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