How to Spend 1 Day in Negril
With a long stretch of sugary white sand against the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Negril has all you need for a relaxing day on the beach. There’s plenty to do for those who prefer more active vacations, too. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy 24 hours in this resort destination on Jamaica’s west end.
Morning: Fun in the sun
Hit Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, a postcard-perfect piece of the island, to stake out a spot for sunbathing or get the day started with a swim. Go parasailing or snorkeling; try Bliss Bodyboarding; or explore the beach on horseback. For something more festive, take a catamaran party cruise to nearby destinations such as Floyd’s Pelican Bar.
Afternoon: Jamaican adventures
If you’re not one to sit on a beach chair and read a book all day, head out on an adventure in Jamaica’s natural splendors. All-terrain vehicle tours through lush mangroves, over dirt trails, and along remote beaches provide an adrenaline rush on the ground, while zipline tours offer sky-high thrills in the jungle. Or, just cool off at Kool Runnings Water Park.
Night: Eating, drinking, and cruising
Seven Mile Beach faces straight west, making it the ideal place for sunset viewing, preferably with a drink in hand. If you’d rather be out on the water, opt for a sunset cruise to Rick’s Café, a much-loved watering hole perched atop coastal cliffs that spring breakers love to jump off. Or, head to the Luminous Lagoon on Jamaica’s north shore for a nighttime boat ride across the dark water, where shimmering microorganisms create a natural glow. For something totally different, learn about Caribbean cuisine during a dinner experience at Zimbali Mountain Cooking Studio, inland from Negril.