Negril, on Jamaica’s west coast, has morphed from a sparsely populated fishing village to the island’s most popular fun-in-the-sun city. Negril’s laid-back vibe harkens back to when it was popularized by hippies in the 1960s. Since then, development has continued to build up the town. and today Negril maintains its reputation as the most chilled-out corner of Jamaica. The Spanish named the bay in Negril “Punta Negrilla,” referring to the ink-black conger eels that used to live in the rivers.
Negril is the epitome of relaxation and famous for beautiful sunsets, a 7-mile stretch of bright white sandy beach, and picturesque cliffs overlooking the emerald green sea. In the daytime, choose from a number of water activities like frolicking at Mayfield Falls or exploring the colorful underwater life with Dream Team Divers. Seven Mile Beach is home to an array of hotels and resorts. The rocky bluffs overlooking the sea provide grandstand seats to awesome sunsets.
The town runs from the lighthouse in West End to Bloody Bay in Hanover. Negril’s West End features several clubs, and nightlife is active, particularly during spring break. There is a variety of places for dining in Negril, including small establishments that specialize in local fare. The higher-end properties, located at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach, often feature fine dining as an option. Many international restaurants are located inside the all-inclusive properties and can be accessed by non guests.