With holidays to Negril you’ll get to enjoy the very best of what Jamaica has to offer – tropical white sands, coral reefs, and beach bars that swing to a reggae beat.
Think pristine, white-powder sand gently graduating into a pale turquoise sea and you’ve conjured up an image of one of Negril’s perfect beaches. In fact, a Cruise & Stay holiday here is like stepping into a postcard paradise.
West coast utopia
On the west coast of Jamaica, Negril was thrust into the tourism spotlight in the 1970s, when hippies descended on this tip of Jamaica in search of relaxation and unrivalled sunsets. The inaccurately named Seven Mile Beach – it’s actually four miles long – is still a big draw with its fine sand, clear water, coral reefs, shady palms and a soundtrack of reggae beats from the nearby bars and restaurants.
Bountiful natural beauty
Jamaica’s beauty extends beyond its exceptional beaches to its colourful rainforests. Why not seek out some of the beautiful hummingbirds that live among the island's trees, or take a bamboo raft down the river and see the stunning landscapes from the water? If you want to get active before – or after – your cruise, saddle up for a horseback tour of the area, or take to the local waters and try to spot some dolphins.
Rick’s Café, perched on a clifftop in Negril since 1974, is a Jamaican icon. Here, you can dine on steak and seafood and watch local show-offs do their best to impress, leaping 10 meters from the clifftop into the sea below. It’s a great lunch spot, but visit early evening for a superb view of the sun setting over dinner if you haven’t managed to tear yourself away from the beach all day – sunset gatherings here are something of an island tradition.
Dance, dance, dance
Jamaica does a lot of thing right: jerk shacks, music, rum… sprinters. But revelry is up there among things that Jamaicans know best, too. Negril is party central, so be sure to spend a night getting those hips swinging to reggae and hip hop beats, and groove from one beach bar to the next. For the ultimate Cruise & Stay break, hunt down the waterfront clubs for an unforgettable party experience.
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