Negril, Pure Niceness!

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It’s Travel Tuesday!

Once a fishing village, Negril has evolved into a tourism mecca.

Can you believe that it was only in the 1950’s that Negril was opened to tourists? Before that, Jamaicans knew it as a place with a lighthouse to guide ships.

It is said that the first visitors in droves to Negril were the ‘Hippies’ of the 1970s.  And if you’ve been to Negril, you wouldn’t be surprised because Negril has a very special vibe – very laid back, warm and friendly.

Internationally, Negril is known for its beautiful seven miles of white sand beach – perhaps unparalleled in beauty in the Caribbean.  And today, you can find hotels, villas, restaurants, attractions, shopping and nightlife on this one strip that is Norman Manley Boulevard.  You’ll notice that no structure is more than two stories high. That’s by law! But if you want to get married in the nude, that’s entirely possible.

To explore only the beach would be missing out.  The other side of Negril is the ‘rustic’ West End with cliffs to jump from and caves to explore. And of course, no visit would be complete without watching a famous Negril sunset.

Negril is, as Jamaicans would say, ‘pure niceness’.