Negril Jamaica on the western coast of the island and Montego
Bay on the northern coast are simliar in that they are both Jamaican
resort towns, but that is where the similarities end. For
those who may like golf, Montego Bay may be a good choice. But
not to discount Negril, the Negril Hills Golf Couse is also a
great place for a round of golf in the Jamaican sun.
There are a variety of packages available for any Jamaica vacation,
wether you choose to visit Negril, Montego bay, or even Kingston
on the Eastern end of the island. All places offer great honeymoon
and wedding packages, great beach villas, as well as many all-inclusive
resorts. All of these town offer great attractions, with
Montego Bay offering some of the most diverse, but none offer
such incredible and beautiful beaches as Negril.
Negril has always been known for it's laid back attitude, and
one example of this is the fact that Negril is home to the only
legally sanctioned nude beach on the island. Negril offers many
different types of accommodations, including everything cozy beach
villas at the water's edge, to large, crowded all-inclusive resorts.
Negril Beach is dotted by numerous restaurants, small and large,
that offer local Jamaican cuisine - a treat that you aren't likely
to find in a large all-inclusive resort.
Some of the world's best scuba diving and snorkeling lies just
off of Negril Beach. The many reefs that lie beneath Negrils warm
blue waters draw tremendous amounts of colorful fish and other
marine creatures. These in turn draw a tremendous amount of visitors
who come to enjoy diving, snorkeling, watersports and the myriad
of other activities that Jamaica's Negril Beach has to offer.
Negril became popular in the 1960's when many americans and canadians
were drawn to it's peaceful and sunny beaches. Negril began to
receive a great amount of attention in the 1990's, when the numerous
large resorts that were drawn to Negril began to feature it's
beauty and attractions in their advertisments.
When many people think of Jamaica, they instinctively think of
Marijuana, or Ganja as it is known in Jamaica. Contrary to popular
belief, Ganja is illegal in Jamaica, however this does nothing
to diminish it's popularity. Many of the locals still smoke it
openly, but this is not recommended to tourists, who may find
themselves in a heap of trouble if they attempt this activity
in the same bold fashion as the locals.
Negril offers plenty of delicious food for the locals and travelers
alike. Fruit and vegetables grow plentifully in Negril, with many
types likely being completey unknown to visitors. Most of this
locally grown produce is reletively inexpensive, and about as
fresh as can be. On the contrary, inported produce is likely to
be much more expensive than the local varieties. Eating at the
many restaurants along Negril Beach is a great way to sample some
of the local food, and when you do get a taste of Jamaica's unique
food and culture, you can be sure that you'll carry the memories
for a lifetime.