Things to do in Negril Jamaica

Negril is known as the capital of cool and the main thing to do in Negril Jamaica is chill out on the seven mile beach.

However, if you want to get away from the beach, there are a number of attractions in Negril.  The excursions in Negril are quite varied and offer a myriad of activities for everyone.

Our list of “What to do in Negril Jamaica”


Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is one of the best places to go in Negril Jamaica.  Imagine miles of powder white sand with the sky blue sea.

Seven mile Beach is a great place to go people watching.  There are numerous bars and restaurants along the beach.

Sunset Cruise

Negril is famous for its gorgeous sunsets and the sunset cruises are one of the best attractions in Negril.   One of the best places to watch the sunset is Ricks Café.

Ricks Café is also one of the most popular attractions in Negril Jamaica.  Ricks Café’s claim to fame is not only the gorgeous sunsets but the chance to watch the cliff divers.

If you are feeling brave you can go cliff diving.  You can take a sunset cruise tour along the Negril coastline that culminates at Ricks Café.

Zip lining in Negril Jamaica

There is a zip line that runs over YS Falls so if you plan to visit YS Falls you can also go zip lining.  If you want to go to a zip line attraction that is closer to Negril you can visit the Jamwest Motorsports & Adventure Park.

Pelican Bar

You have to take a 1 ½ hour ride from Negril and a boat ride to get there but it is well worth a visit.  Pelican Bari is one of the most unique bars in Jamaica.  It is located on a sand bar around 1 ½ kilometres offshore.

YS Falls

YS Falls is around two hours from Negril.  This is beautiful seven tiered waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfall attractions in Jamaica.

This Negril Jamaica excursion should definitely be on your bucket list of things to do in Negril.  There are a number of Negril tours that combine YS Falls attractions with Black River Safari and the Appleton Rum Tour.

Appleton Rum Tour

The Appleton Rum tour at the rum factory is another great Negril excursion.  Appleton rum is Jamaica’s premier rum brand.

This rum tour enables you to see the beautiful Jamaican countryside.  You can learn about the rum making process and sample some rum on your tour.

Dolphin Cove

The Lucea location of Dolphin Cove is located around 40 minutes from Negril.  Dolphin Cove is one of the best things to do in Negril with kids.

They not only have swimming with the Dolphins but you can interact with the stingrays, pet the camels, and watch the shark show.

Mayfield Falls Jamaica

Mayfield Falls is one of the best natural attractions in Jamaica.  This attraction is located in the hills of Westmoreland around 1 ½ hours from Negril.

Mayfields falls has over 9 natural Jacuzzis and 21 natural pools.  It is a great place to visit and enjoy the Jamaican Countryside.

Black River Safari

Black River Safari is located on the south coast of Jamaica around 2 hours from Negril.   Take a boat up the longest river in Jamaica Black River and view some of the Jamaican wildlife.

Zimbali Mountain Cooking Studio

The ride to get there is an adventure.  Zimbali is located around 40 minutes from Negril in the hills of Westmoreland.  This is a unique and wonderful experience.  Enjoy farm fresh food in an exotic location.

Negril Golf course

The Negril golf course is in close proximity to most hotels in Negril.  This is a 18 hole par 72 course measuring 6,333 yards.   This hilly course has a unique layout.

Horseback riding in the Ocean

Have you always wanted to go Horseback riding in the ocean?  Chukka in Sandy Bay is one of the Best places to visit in Negril Jamaica if you want to go horseback riding in the sea.

You will start your adventure by riding in Jamaica’s backcountry.  Your tour will culminate with a bareback ride into the warm Caribbean Sea.

4 x4 Off Road Safari

Take a ride on the wild side and explore the beautiful countryside of Jamaica.  Explore scenic mountain terrain, local communities and forests.

Barneys Hummingbird Garden

Watch and feed hummingbirds in a private garden in Negril and see a great variety of tropical flowers and trees.

One Love Pub Crawl

Get out of your hotel and explore.  The One Love Pub crawl allows you to visit a series of local bars. Each stop will have the perfect island feel.

Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach is located around 20 minutes from Negril.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas and be at one with nature.

Snorkeling, great food and drinks what more could you ask for.  There is also bamboo rafting, Kayaking, Sunrise Cruises and Private Boat excursions available.

Blue Hole Mineral Spring

The Blue Hole Mineral Spring is located about 30 minutes from Negril.  Enjoy the thrill of jumping off a cliff to swim in the Blue Hole water.

The Blue Hole is reputed to have therapeutic properties.  There is a swimming pool on property that contains the same mineral water.  There is also a bar, grill, cabana and volleyball court.

Booby Cay

This small island just off the coast of Seven mile is a great place to go snorkelling or simply to have a lobster lunch.

Stanleys Deep Sea Fishing

Stanleys is owned and operated by Captain Stanley Carvalho and family.  You can go on full day charters,  ¾ day charters or half day charters.

Scuba diving and PADI certifications are offered.  You can also take sunet cruises and snorkelling trips.

Scuba Diving

Most tourists see the beauty of Jamaica above the water.  Why not experience the beauty underneath the water.  Negril has some of the best diving in Jamaica and is one of the best Negril Activities .

Watersports Galore

The main attraction in Negril is the seven mile beach so there are a large variety of water sports readily available via your hotel or the various independent tourist operators on the beach.

You can go Parasailing, Windsurfing, Jet skiing, Glass Bottom Boats, Sailing and Catamaran Cruises.

West End Cliffs

Negril is divided into two sections the cliff section and the beach sections.  Explore the numerous bars and restaurants along the cliff side.  Don’t forget to check out the sunset at Ricks Café.

Long Bay Beach Jamaica

Sometimes called Cosmos Beach because of the famous Cosmos Seafood Restaurant is a great alternative to Seven Mile Beach.

This beach is a short taxi ride from Seven mile beach and is fun alternative to Seven Mile Beach since you won’t encounter any vendors and hustlers.  This is a private beach so there is a small entry fee.

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