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Negril, Jamaica the “Capital of Casual”

Negril Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica is about an hour and 15 minutes from Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.    The drive from Montego Bay brings you along the coast with many small villages like Lucea.  The scenery is beautiful.  You will see a wide array of typical Jamaican homes as well as million dollar villas to small boutique hotels to large luxury resorts.  In Jamaica they drive on the left side of the road, not the “wrong” side of the road as we say here in the states and watch out for of the many goats grazing along the road sides.

Negril is nick named the “capital of casual” due to the laid back lifestyle of its residents.  In Negril no building can be taller than the tallest palm tree and another note on Jamaica it has the most churches per square mile of any other Caribbean Island.  There are two areas in Negril, seven mile beach and the West End Cliffs which is on Bloody Bay.  In the seven mile beach area you can literally walk the whole stretch of seven miles of beach.  Along the way there are many restaurants, shops, hotels and resorts.  When you get thirsty stop in and have a Red Stripe Jamaican beer.  When visiting the West End Cliffs, be sure to stop in at Rick’s Café a great bar and restaurant along the cliffs.  At Rick’s you can watch cliff divers or take a leap into ocean yourself.  The highest platform is at 35 feet but only the very experienced attempt this dive.

In Negril there are many hotels, small and large to choose from, that fit any type of vacation to any budget.  I visited many resorts while I was there and in the next blogs I will give you some reviews of my favorites.  If you are thinking of a trip to Negril, Jamaica, call or email me and I can help you plan your Jamaican escape.

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