Visitors are constantly drawn to Negril's Seven Mile Beach of white sand and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Jamaica. Opening onto a tranquil lagoon protected from the Caribbean by a coral reef, this great area is set against a backdrop of sea grapes and coconut palms.
On the arid western tip of Jamaica, visitors are drawn to white Seven Mile Beach and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Jamaica. Opening onto a tranquil lagoon protected by a coral reef, the beach here is set against a backdrop of sea grapes and coconut palms. The low-rise resorts blend gracefully into the flat, sandy landscape.
There are really two Negrils. The West End is the site of modest cottages and character-filled local restaurants. The other Negril is on the East End, along the road from Montego Bay; the best hotels line this panoramic beachfront. The town center itself offers little of interest.
Which One's For You: Negril Or Mo Bay?--Negril, especially during the past two decades, has become the most serious touristic competitor to Montego Bay. These two resorts are markedly different in what they offer: Despite some new first-class hotels opening up, Negril is not anywhere near the same league as Montego when it comes to posh hostelries.
For the serious golfer, Mo Bay wins again; it offers some of the finest courses in the Caribbean. And for those who view sightseeing as part of their holiday, Montego Bay offers the most diversified attractions in Jamaica; Negril, other than its beaches, is not blessed with great sights.
What does Negril offer, then? There is no more laid-back place in all the Caribbean for sunning by day and "sinning" when darkness comes. For those who want to literally hang out, Negril also offers the only officially sanctioned nude beach in all Jamaica. Negril is a sensual, fun-loving Eden where you can find shelter in everything from a Rastafarian hut to an overcrowded Jacuzzi where fellow guests might all be naked.
For some reason, Negril is also becoming increasingly attractive as a family destination.
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