When your ship arrives in Montego Bay, meet your
guide at the port and board your air-conditioned coach or minibus for your
shore excursion to Negril. After the 1.5-hour drive along Jamaica’s beautiful
north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea
harbour, arrive at Negril’s famous beach, a 7-mile (11-km) stretch of
sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water.
This friendly former fishing-village-turned-beach-resort town has managed to retain its rustic charm despite the rise in tourism over the last few decades.
Negril's 7-mile stretch of beaches has been voted
one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world by several travel
magazines. Enjoy spectacular views on your drive out to the coast while your
tour guide shares fascinating facts about Jamaica and points out places of
interest along the way. Upon arrival, you will have approximately 2 hours to
enjoy the sandy white beaches your way: take a swim in the warm Caribbean
waters, join in one of the many optional water sports such as kayaking or
parasailing, or just stretch out on the sand and work on your tan.
From there you will head to Rick's Cafe, a famous
bar and restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike. Pull out your
camera to capture stunning panoramic views then watch in amazement as divers
jump off a 100-foot platform into the shimmering turquoise waters below. Let
their performance inspire you to do your own 33-foot cliff dive nearby (hint:
try to land on your feet). If time permits you can do a little shopping before
your return trip back to the cruise ship terminal at Montego Bay. Be sure to
bring swim wear and a beach towel.
Please Note: Restaurants will be available for
lunch (at your own expense). Remember to bring your swimwear, sunscreen and
Also known as Seven Mile Beach, Negril Beach is one of Jamaica's most beautiful stretches of white sand and aqua sea and graces the list of the Caribbean's best beaches. The beach extends from Bloody Bay to Long Bay and the Negril Cliffs south of town. Tucked within groves of coconut palms, resorts fringe the shore here, from large all-inclusive resorts to smaller boutique properties. Water sports abound, and snorkelers will find schools of fish swimming in the clear waters. Be prepared for persistent hawkers prowling the beach.
South of the beach, the Negril Cliffs rise above the coral-fringed coast and provide a popular perch for sunset views and cliff jumping. Some of Negril's most luxurious resorts lie along the cliffs, including The Caves and The Cliff Hotel.
Ricks Cafe Negril
seen a sunset. But have you ever experienced watching the sun set at one the best locations in the world? While warm tropical breezes engulf you? While songs from the legendary Bob Marley play live filling your ear with sweet melodies? We didnâ� think so.
Rick is known for having an unrivalled view of the sunset in Jamaica. Set in the West End atop a 35-foot high cliff, it is also known for a heart-throbbing, exhilarating cliff jumping!
The cliff side was originally owned by a local doctor who was the son of the first Governor-General of the newly independent Jamaica. However, Rick Cafe was founded until 1974 by Richard Hershman. At this time Negril was a sleepy fishing village with few establishments, electricity, telephone or running water It was however, always known for the wonderful SevenMile Beach. Rickâ€™s Cafe added another breath-taking attraction and became the first public bar and restaurant in the area that possessed such a magnificent view of the sunset.