Jamaica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

NegrilJamaica

This town has gorgeous beaches, a lighthouse, a boulevard, cliff jumps, wildlife in the wetlands and nightlife, great ingredients for a diverse vacation.

Negril is a small resort town with a lighthouse on the westernmost point of Jamaica. During the day the historic town is sleepy and because it is surrounded by cliffs and wetlands full of birds and crocodiles, it is a great place for nature lovers. The main attraction, however, is the stunning white beach with boulevards, cliffs and clubs along the shoreline. This is where you’ll want to be at night.

Start your day with a walk along popular Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the gorgeous white sand and shallow, clear water and wade in for a snorkel to see stingrays. Watch the cliff jumpers as you sip a cocktail at the café above Pirate’s cove.

Take photos of the 1894 lighthouse, which you can tour for a small fee, and take in the ocean views from there. To learn more about the local slavery history, visit the small Hanover Museum in old police barracks on the north side of town.

Browse in the boutique stores that line the Norman Manley Boulevard and dine in local cafés and restaurants that spill out onto the beach. Visit the Negril Craft Markets for souvenirs.

On the other side of the beach, tour the Great Morass and spot one of the islands endangered species, the Jamaican crocodile. Keen bird watchers should head to the Royal Palm Reserve, a wetland reserve. Walk the boardwalks and spot a stunning array of birds, including Jamaican woodpecker, ospreys, sea hawks, egrets, and the endangered Jamaican black parakeets.

After sunset, take in smooth beachside jazz, join a One Love Pub Crawl, or sit back in a folkloric dinner party along Seven Mile Beach.

The resort town of Negril in Westmoreland is small and best explored on foot or by taxi. It is less than 2 hours from the International Airport in Montego Bay. If you are staying at an all-inclusive resort, then the airport transfers will often be included in your stay.

Where to stay in Negril

West End which includes a house and general coastal views

West End

4/5Very Good!(308 area reviews)

West End is a destination visitors seek out for is beaches, abundant dining options, and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Negril Lighthouse or Throne Room while you're exploring the neighborhood.

West End

Top Hotels in Negril

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is $238 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is within a 5-minute walk of Bloody Bay and Bloody Bay Beach. Seven Mile Beach and Kool Runnings Water Park are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (272 reviews)

"I had an amazing stay at the Royalton for my birthday from the start to finish! The lady at check in Younique was amazing & our butler Oshane made sure everything was perfect for my birthday. Even though it’s corona time I felt safe & still enjoyed every moment of my stay. The steakhouse was my favorite ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Royalton Negril Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Azul Beach Resort Negril, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma
Azul Beach Resort Negril, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma
5 out of 5
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Westmoreland
The price is $347 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is just steps from Kool Runnings Water Park and Seven Mile Beach. Bloody Bay and Bloody Bay Beach are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"Azul resort was great! I have not one complaint. The resort, activites, food, rooms eveything was top notch. And let me not forget about the staff. They go above and beyond to ensure your vacation is perfect; always friendly, helpful and courteous. I will definitely be staying here whenever I go ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Azul Beach Resort Negril, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma
RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Norman Manley Boulevard, Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Westmoreland

Nestled on the beach, this Negril property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bloody Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach, and Booby Cay. Kool Runnings Water Park and Time Square ...

4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Would definitely staybat this establishment again and would recommend to all my friends and family."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Negril

Seven Mile Beach
Image for Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach

4.5/5(959 reviews)

With beach parties, Caribbean food, reggae, shady palm trees and pristine blue water, this is the perfect place to experience tropical Jamaica in style.

Bloody Bay Beach
Image for Bloody Bay Beach

Bloody Bay Beach

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Bloody Bay Beach, a popular beach in Negril. Amble around this romantic area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Negril Lighthouse
Image for Negril Lighthouse

Negril Lighthouse

4/5(198 reviews)

At the most western cape of Jamaica look out over the Caribbean Sea where pirates once roamed and Europeans fought over the possession of this fertile island. 

Bloody Bay
Image for Bloody Bay

Bloody Bay

4.5/5(346 reviews)

Explore Bloody Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in Negril, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its lively bars.

Half Moon Beach
Image for Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach

4/5(89 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Half Moon Beach during your travels in Green Island? Wander the seaside and parks while you're in the area.

Booby Cay
Image for Booby Cay

Booby Cay

4/5(61 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Booby Cay, a lovely green space in Negril. Amble around this romantic area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Negril

Cool Running's Cruise to Dunn's River Falls with Lunch & Open Bar
Image for Cool Running's Cruise to Dunn's River Falls with Lunch & Open Bar

Cool Running's Cruise to Dunn's River Falls with Lunch & Open Bar

$104
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Horseback Beach Ride & Swim
Image for Horseback Beach Ride & Swim

Horseback Beach Ride & Swim

$89
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Chukka's Good Hope Ultimate Park Pass
Image for Chukka's Good Hope Ultimate Park Pass

Chukka's Good Hope Ultimate Park Pass

$169
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Luminous Lagoon Experience with Rum Punch & Transportation
Image for Luminous Lagoon Experience with Rum Punch & Transportation

Luminous Lagoon Experience with Rum Punch & Transportation

$60
Per adult
Dunn's River Falls & Ocho Rios Tour
Image for Dunn's River Falls & Ocho Rios Tour

Dunn's River Falls & Ocho Rios Tour

$55
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Negril & Ricks Cafe Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Image for Negril & Ricks Cafe Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Negril & Ricks Cafe Sunset Catamaran Cruise

$60
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Negril

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
752
5 - Excellent 61.48814390842191%
4 - Good
380
4 - Good 31.07113654946852%
3 - Okay
71
3 - Okay 5.8053965658217495%
2 - Disappointing
12
2 - Disappointing 0.9811937857726901%
1 - Terrible
8
1 - Terrible 0.6541291905151267%

5/5 - Excellent

HK

Apr 3, 2020

Beautiful water, beaches and people!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Jamaica is both beautiful and ugly from the filth and dilapidated buildings. The service is very lazy. No one gets in a hurry to serve you and no one smiles and seem bothered when you you ask for something.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

It's great for relaxation! If you want to relax and have a good time Negril is the place for you.

3/5 - Okay

Christopher

Mar 23, 2020

Not really much bang for your buck. Tours have become really expensive. However if you like very laid back vibes and just mingling with locals it is worth a few days. I would love to experience more of the real Jamaica. Not cheap place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

We went on a catamaran sunset cruise which included snorkeling--very nice; we went to barneys hummingbird and flower sanctuary in the west end too; the owner is very nice but eccentric...we enjoyed it. We took a glass bottom boat ride.

5/5 - Excellent

Camillee

Mar 18, 2020

Wonderful trip overall

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Negril

Image for Find the best beach winter escapes to get away from the cold and enjoy sun and surf during your winter break.

Find the best beach winter escapes to get away from the cold and enjoy sun and surf during your winter break.

Find the best beach winter escapes to get away from the cold and enjoy sun and surf during your winter break.

Cities near Negril

Westmoreland featuring general coastal views and rugged coastline

Savanna la Mar

Other places like Negril