Discover Hidden Treasures of Jamaica
Negril Beach is the most pristine and beautiful beach on Jamaicas
coast, and prides itself on that fact. Negril Beach is located
appropriately in the city of Negril, known throughout island for
having the most laid-back and relaxing atmosphere in Jamaica.
Negril Beach has become home to many westerners seeking to escape
the fast paced lifestyle in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Even without a large economy, life in negril is not difficult
for most locals. Great fishing around Negril Beach plays a large
part in supporting the people of Negril, and in recent decades,
tourism has stepped up to play a large part as well.
The landscape of Negril Beach is unique and extremely beautiful.
Negril is one of the most recently developed parts of Jamaica,
becoming popularized by those westerners who came to Negril to
seek a more simple lifestyle.
But going back even further, before Jamaica's history as a colonial
posession, the very first residents of Jamaica were an Indian
people called the Tainos The Tainos arrived in Jamaica somewhere
around 700 AD, and were highly skilled in fishing, pottery, carving,
weaving, boat building, and farming. The Tainos had a thriving
culture unitl the arrival of old-world conquerers, such as Christopher
Columbus late in the fifteenth century.There are still some remanants
of the Tainos' culture scattered throughout Jamaica, mostly consisting
of small artifacts such as pottery and arrowheads.
The Tainos culture came to a rapid end when the Spanish arrived
and enslaved the native population. Most of the Tainos perished
in captivity. A very small number of them had managed to escape
to other parts of the region, such as Florida, where there are
very small communities that still exist today. Unfortunately,
most of the flourishing culture that the Tainos had created was
lost to history and violence due to the conquest of the new world.
Jamaica today is quite different from the Jamaica of the Tainos,
but despite their loss, Jamaica has developed a new and thriving
culture all it's own. Much of the income that Jamaica enjoys today
comes from the tourism industry. The city of Negril plays a large
part in this industry, attracting thousands of visitors from all
reaches of the globe every year. Negril beach today is dotted
with Jamaican Villas and restaurants, where locals and travelers
alike enjoy Jamaica's unique and delicious cuisine.
Renting a villa in jamaica is a great way to get to know this
island's unique culture. Negril today is home to many large resorts,
but patrons of these resorts are not able to experience the true
nature of Jamaica the way you would be able to were you to stay
in a Jamaica Villa.
Come to Jamaica and get a taste of this island's storied history.
learn about the cultures that came before, and where this island
culture is moving towards as time moves forward. There is a villa
in Jamaica just waiting for you.