If you're looking to relax along long white-sand beaches and calm turquoise waters, Negril is the vacation spot for you. About 1.5 hours west of Montego Bay, Negril is a great place to unwind and soak up the sun. Popular resorts in Negril include the Riu Palace Tropical Bay and the Sandals Negril. Negril is a great place for couples to relax and take in the laid back Jamaican lifestyle.
If you're looking for a carefree, cool and party atmosphere, you'll find it in Negril. This is an ultimate beach destination with mesmerising cliffs and miles of white sand. The bow-shaped town hugs Seven Mile Beach, the longest continuous stretch of powdery shore in Jamaica. Many beaches are clothing optional.
Negril is the most western town of the country with high cliffs and white-sand beaches edged by palm forests. The town is also a port. Away from the coast you will find long stretches of wetlands with exotic birds and crocodiles.
Although more mainstream now, Negril still is impregnated with the free hippie spirit since the sixties. Some places are simply not for families like the infamous Hedonism II resort. It can be a real party place with bacchanalia, raunchy bars and ganga. Do remember that drug possession and consumption is illegal.
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 4 hours
Montreal: Approximately 6 hours
Calgary: Approximately 6 hours
Vancouver: Approximately 6 hours 30 minutes
Currency: Jamaican Dollar. U.S. currency widely accepted.
Climate:Average temperatures varying from 25C to 28C. Afternoon showers are frequent but short and refreshing.
Electricity: 110 V, 50Hz. Hotels often have 220 V. Same as Canada and the U.S.
A valid passport recommended for Canadian citizens but a certified birth certificate and government issues photo id accepted. Roundtrip or onward ticket required. All other nationalities please consult a vacation specialist or the Jamaican consulate. Passports are highly recommended.
The departure tax of around JA$1,000, per person, is usually included on your plane ticket but if not added it will be payable at the airport, please verify. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents.