Things to do in Negril Jamaica

Our top picks for the best things to do in Negril Jamaica

Buzzing nightlife, beautiful beaches, fun-filled watersports and friendly locals – Negril, Jamaica, has something for every type of holidaymaker. Time spent in Negril will be a time that is unforgettable. With so much on offer it can be hard to choose what to fill your days and nights with – which is why we have put together this list of the best things to do in Negril Jamaica.

Catamaran Sunset Cruise

If you don’t see a Jamaican sunset during your trip then you really have missed out! Take a catamaran cruise and watch the beautiful sunset from the deck while you sip on some rum punch. Jump into the azure waters to cool off and enjoy the views that surround you. The best part? Your cruise will be entertained by a local musician – just him and his guitar. A perfect way to end a day in the Caribbean sun, this really is one of the best things to do in Negril Jamaica.


A playground for adults, Margaritaville is the ideal place for those that want to let their hair down with a day of margarita sampling and beach fun. Start your day off by kicking back and relaxing in your private beachside cabana. Cool off in the sea and watch the comings and goings on seven mile beach. After that it’s time to hit the bar and restaurant where you can sample all types of margaritas and tasty dishes, such as ‘Jerk BBQ Pork Tacos’ or ‘Coconut Shrimp’.

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Watersports – things to do in Negril Jamaica

Negril really is a watersport lover’s dream! Kayaking, paddleboards, sailing, snorkelling, waterskiing, windsurfing – you really will be spoilt for choice! Want to take your love of the water to the next level? Why not get your PADI Scuba Diving Certification and have something to show to your friends when you return home? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, for a small fee you can become certified – a great skill to take home with you.

Ricks Café

Situated on a Cliffside along Negril’s famous ‘West End’, Ricks Café is a well-known Jamaican haunt where tourists and locals frequent. Its enviable location means that Ricks offers the perfect vantage point from which to take in a Jamaican sunset. Another highlight is the cliff jumpers – the highest cliff here is about 35 feet. Daring locals will take to the cliffs and dive into the clear waters below with impressive skill. Feeling brave? Take the plunge yourself and you can expect cheers from the crowds of tourists and locals that gather to watch!

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Seven Mile Beach

Unsurprisingly, Jamaica is home to what has been consistently voted as one of the world’s best beaches – Seven Mile Beach in Negril. Lined by resorts and hotels, this stretch of beach is also frequented by many locals who spend their days entertaining tourists with their musical talents or selling their crafts. Travel south along the beach and the hotels and resorts will start to disappear and you will begin to see more local vendors and shops. Walking along these warm white sands is the perfect way to experience local culture and meet the local people.

Planning a holiday to Negril? Choose to stay at Couples Swept Away or Couples Negril and you can enjoy all of these wonderful sights and activities as part of your all-inclusive package. Do you have something to add to the list? Tweet us @couplesuk and let us know!