Negril Tourist Attractions
Seven mi /11.2k of white sand beach hugs the Caribbean at Negril, a laid-back town on Jamaica's western edge. 52 mi/84km west of Montego Bay, Negril maintains the sleepy tropical charm that first attracted travelers in the 1960's. Clothing-optional sunbathing is part of the relaxed attitude.Negril offers craft markets and duty-free shopping. Golf, tennis and horseback riding are available. Boats sail to Booby Cay, where the rare, blue-footed booby breeds and occasional canoe trips venture into the Great Morass swampland, a protected natural area where royal palms, exotic birds and crocodiles thrive. Several local companies offer numerous water-sports. With its remarkable coral reefs and calm, clear waters, Negril is a diver's favorite.Negril's hotels are no taller than an average palm tree, due to efforts to limit development and protect natural resources, including the area's offshore reefs.
The Great Morass, a protected area where visitors encounter towering Royal Palms, exotic birds and crocodiles, stretches 10mi/16k from the South Negril River to Orange Bay.The Morass is home to the 351ac/140ha Royal Palm Preserve which serves as protection for the largest stand of Jamaican Royal Palms in the world. Villagers will take you on a two-hour tour of the swamp.
Booby Cay, breeding area for the Blue-Footed Booby is a draw for birders and photographers. The Cay offers a variety of water activities and is a popular spot for picnics.
Anancy Fun Park
Miniature golf, go-carts, carousels plus natural amusements such as hiking trails and fishing are featured at Anancy Fun Park in Negril.
Long Bay near Negril is one of Jamaica's best beaches with 5mi/8km of sand with hotels and beach bars.