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Things to Do in and Around Negril
COME AND PLAY
There are many craft markets, shops, and local crafts all within
a short distance from the Villas in Jamaica. If sports are your
thing, you'll find volleyball and tennis courts within walking
distance. Water sports are not to missed when in Negril, and
Negril's warm waters invite you to try snorkeling and scuba,
as well as many other exciting aquatic activities.
On Negril's northern coast, Bloody Bay is a popular attraction
that can be reached by a network of unmaintained roads branching
from the highway that runs along the north end of the island.
Pirates were drawn to Bloody Bay from all over the Caribbean in
the 1700's. A well known pirate by the name of Jack Rackam, also
known as Calico Jack is known to have spent much time in Bloody
Bay. Rackam is known more for his association with two female
pirates than for his own exploits.
In 1720, Rackham and his cohorts were finally captured by the
English, who had grwon tired of their plundering of British vessels.
Bloody Bay gets it's name from the former times when whalers would
butcher their catches in the bay.
A popular destinations for water sports enthusiasts, Booby Cay
is a very small island that sits just off shore from Negril Jamaica.
Booby Cay does has a claim to fame, since many scenes from Jules
Verne's popular film "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea"
were filmed on the small island. Booby Cay gets it's name from
the booby bird, which is a type of tern that returns to the island
each year to breed and lay their eggs in the once safe environment
of the off-shore sanctuary. Booby eggs were once seen as a food
item for islanders, and as a result of years of egg hunting the
eggs are rarely seen, and the birds are natuarly following suit.
The Arawaks Indians coined the term "Booby" for the
birds, which means crazy. They probably received such a name since
the birds had no natural fear of humans, therfore became easy
food items themselves.
When you have an itch to get out of your Jamaican Villa and take
a drive up into the hilly country outside of Negril and you'll
find yourself in a place that seems to have been forgotten by
time itself. Only about 45 minutes from Negril Mayfield Falls
has become a popular place for what the locals refer to as "Falls
Walking". Falls Walking is just what it sounds like, walking
straight up the rocks within the falls. Along the way you'll find
yourself in a variety of large and small pools in which one can
swim and bathe, or just hang out and have a good time.
The setting for this exciting adventure is old virgin rainforest,
which surprisingly features an open air restaurant constructed
of bamboo at the base off the falls.
Negril Lighthouse is a popular landmark that lies on the western
edge of Negril's coastline. Situated at over 100 feet above sea
level, the lighthouse rises to a height of 66'.
Roaring River is an unspoiled natural area that lies near Petersfield,
close to the Shewsbury Estate. The site features springs that
rise up from the earth to merge with a local river, and is a mecca
for nature lovers.
THE BLUE HOLE
A high concentration of Uranium are said to give the Blue hole
it's color, as well as it's name. A half-day trip can take you
to see this attraction, though dropping ground water levels have
greatly reduced the depth of the water in the Blue Hole.
WHITEHALL GREAT HOUSE
A great place to visit by horseback, the Whitehall Greathouse
is an old plantation mansion on the former property of the Whitehall
Family. As recently as 1985 the mansion was reduced to ruins by
fire, but still offers incredible views of Negril's coast, and
remains a popular attraction.
WEST END CLIFFS
A short Taxi ride from your Jamaican Villa will take you to the
West End Cliffs, on Negril's Southern coast. The cliffs are a
popular location for cliff diving, and also for having a bite
to eat and a drink in the bars and restaurants that sit atop the
Near the "Bamboo Highway" you'll find "YS"
Falls. YS Falls is located on a privately owned farm , but still
plays host to thousands of visitors every year.
After a trip through some of Jamaica's Rural areas, you'll arrive
at the farm, where you'll be shuttled to the falls by way of a
trailer-toting tractor. The Falls have a number of different pools
as they descend down the rocks. Swimming is permitted in some
of the pools and not in others, so check with the guides that
will accompany the tour groups. There are rope swings for the
adventurous, and stairways for those who wish to keep dry as they
ascend the falls.
Negril Hills Golf Club
The Negril Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole course that lies a short
five miles from the Villas in Negril. Consisting of over 20 acres
of hills, The Negril Hills Golf Club looks over Negril Bay, offering
spectaular views. Since many travelers do not wish to bring golf
clubs on an international flight, golf clubs and accessories are
offered for rental upon arrival. The course follows the natural
topography of the land, which provides a challenging but moderately
difficult experience which includes the natural beauty of Jamaica,
rivaling the beauty of any course throughout the world.
If you would like details about The Negril Hills Golf
Couse, please call 1-876-957-4638 after you have arrived at your
villa in Jamaica. If you would like, the office can arrange your
trip to the course.
18 Hole Rates
GREEN FEES $57.50
CART FEE $34.50
CADDIE FEE $14.00
CLUB RENTALS $18.00
9 Hole Rates
GREEN FEES $28.75
CART FEE $17.25
CADDIE FEE $14.00
CLUB RENTALS $18.00
Tennis courts are available for use a only a short drive from
your Negril Villa. Please inquire about arranging a trip at the
Negril Beach is home to Wild Thing Water Sports, where you'll
be able to rent jet skis at an hourly rate. Wild Thing Water Sports
also offers many other types of activites for the aquatic adventurer.
GLASS BOTTOM REEF TRIP
Negril's waters are home to some of the most spectacular reefs
in the Caribbean, and since Negril's waters are so clear, you'll
have no problem seeing the myriad of marine life that inhabit
these waters. A glass bottom boat tour can easily be arranged
with only short prior notice, and is sure to offer incredible
views of what lies hidden beneath Negril's beautiful turquoise
JET SKI/ WAVE RUNNER
Jet ski rentals can be arranged almost any time of day, and for
a very reasonable hourly rate.
WATER BANANA RIDE
For a wild and wet time, take a water bannana ride pulled behind
a jet ski! Tons of fun for kids as well as adults!
See Negril from high above the beach...a parasailing ride is sure
to give you a view and an experience you'll always remember!
There's no waterskiing experience like the one you'll have in
Negril's calm, warming waters. A wonderful place for beginners
to try out their sea-legs, or for experienced skiers to let loose!
The price for 30 minutes is $30.00, and departs anytime.
MORNING SNORKEL LUNCH CRUISE
When visiting Negril the Moring Snorkel Lunch Cruise is not to
be missed. A 45 foot Trimaran will bear you hence as you enjoy
the scenic beauty of Negril. The Trimaran offers an open bar with
beer, hard, and soft drinks. Snorkeling eqipment is also provided.
The price starts at $35.00 and departs at 10:30am.
CLOTHES OPTIONAL CRUISE
Ever feel like letting it all hang down?...the Clothing optional
cruise around Negril is a great way to get in touch with your
hedonistic side. Drinks and food are offered, as well as snorkeling...
in the buff.
Get away to Booby Cay on an Island Picnic. Enjoy luch and snorkel
along the reefs of the island. An open bar with beer, hard and
soft drinks offered on board, as well as great music. A great
trip for everyone in the family.
Prices begin at $38.00, and the trip lasts for four hours. Departs
at 10:30am on sunday, tuesday, wednesday and friday.
An afternoon spent fishing is a great way to spend some time in
the sun, as well as to reel in some island cuisine. $400.00 US
dollars will get you a boat for four people, with a guide to take
you to the best fishing spots in Negril's plentiful waters. Departs
at 6;00am, and 2:30 pm, and lasts for four hours.