Straddling Jamaica's gorgeous western coastal strip in Negril, this immaculate golden sand beach gets its name from the length of its sandy landscapes which is roughly 11 kilometers (7 miles). The beach is a vacationer's paradise, lined with charming palm groves, conspicuous rock formations, and swanky sea-facing resorts. Riddled with spotless waterfronts, the beach's edges are tailor-made for romantic walks as the sun sets slowly on Negril's most picturesque setting.
A pristine stretch of blue on the west side of the city, Bloody Bay offers breath-taking views and a refreshing getaway. One of the many golden sand beaches in the city, this is the perfect spot to soak up the island sun and bask in its cool, tropical breeze. Gather the family, drive down to the beach, stretch out a blanket and enjoy a relaxing, seaside picnic, or take a refreshing dip in the cool waters.
Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden Jamaica is a must for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers. A great way to witness the charming, little birds in their habitat, this 1000 square meter (0.24 acre) garden is a true oasis of the city. Filled with arrays of colorful flowers, the garden is home to over five species of hummingbirds, the tiniest being the Vervain. A true visual bliss, here visitors are also allowed to feed the birds. Meandering paths take you through the park while knowledgeable guides educate visitors about the habitat.
Nestled in a quiet spot between Orange Bay and Green Island, Half Moon Beach provides a tranquil escape from the bustle of other popular beaches. This hidden gem with its shimmering coast and soft sandy stretches spells ultimate relaxation, and the fact that it stands uninterrupted by the cacophony of vendors makes it even more wonderful. Rent a cabin on this private beach, lounge on a hammock, or order up a plate of lobsters and jerk kitchen from what is perhaps the only restaurant on the beach. Lay back and soak up the sun, reveling in the dreaminess of it all. Those who like to be up and about can rent snorkeling gear from one of the shops on the beach and snorkel away to their heart's content.
One of the most picturesque sites in the city, Negril Cliffs are the result of years of erosion caused due to tidal currents. Situated on the west coast of the city, this truly is a sight to behold, with the pristine turquoise Caribbean sea and the craggy cliffs painting a calming portrait. Stop by, gaze into the horizon, or just bathe in the tranquility of the island while you're in the beautiful city of Negril.
With its cascading waters and shimmering pools, Mayfield Falls are a spectacular sight to behold. A spellbinding spectacle amidst the verdant landscape, the falls are a collection of 21 individual cascades. Water-proof shoes an swimwear are a must if you want to wade through the pools, bathe in the pristine waters and clamber up the falls for a fresh perspective on the surrounds. Guided tours of the falls are available and a great choice, especially if you are not familiar with the area. Although relatively easy, the trail is fairly steep at certain points so those unused to physical exertion may find the path challenging.
A part of the Negril Great Morass, Royal Palm Reserve spans across 1214 hectares (300 acres). Surrounded by verdant expanses as far as your vision extends, this reserve is nothing less than a spa for your eyes. It's home to towering palm trees and there are well-paved paths for visitors to soak in the foliage. Several endemic species revel in the wilderness, these range from exotic birds to protected animals. Royal Palm Reserve is also home to the Cotton Tree Lake where fishing is permitted on certain occasions. A museum is also a part of the reserve; nature enthusiasts and birding fanatics can get ample of information related to the habitat here.
The Jamaican waters are home to several fascinating wonders, and one such mesmerizing attraction is The Throne Room. A dive site beckoning thrill seekers and avid divers, its deepest trench is about 21 meters (68 feet). The Throne Room is surrounded by exotic fishes, corals and caverns, but it's most famous of the orange elephant ear sponge found here. The sheer size of the demosponge makes it appear like a throne, hence the name bestowed upon this site. The dive gets you acquainted with barracudas, eels and stings rays before you exit the waters from another end of the reef.
An experience of a lifetime, Stanley's Deep Sea Fishing is a must for anyone visiting Negril. Managed by a team of knowledgeable guides, the fishing trips organized by Stanley's include a pickup from you respective hotels in Negril. Depending on the availability of time and your budget, you can opt for a half, 3/4 or full day private charter. The guides on board lay the fishing lines for you, and as fishes get hooked on the bait visitors on the charter can take turns pulling the catch out of the waters. Throughout your journey, you can witness birds reveling over the ocean and dolphins can also be spotted. Your tour package is inclusive of fishing equipment.