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What to see in Negril

Negril Attractions

Negril is a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts: you can kayak out into the protected wilderness of the Great Morass to see crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat; go horse riding on the beach and through the jungle at Rhodes Hall Plantation; scuba dive or snorkel the beautiful coral reefs and caves along Negril's coast; or enjoy some extreme cliff-diving into the clear ocean water, a very popular activity with both locals and visitors.

There are also excursions into the surrounding countryside, like a daytrip to Mayfield Falls, a natural water park where you can swim in the pools formed by 22 cascades. For lovely views of Negril's coastline, climb the lighthouse on West End Road - it was built in 1894 and is open to visitors every day.

On the more untouched South Coast, visitors can explore the history of the region's rum production at the Appleton Estate or even enjoy a boat safari along the Black River, stopping along the way at YS Falls. The centre of the region is Mandeville, founded in 1816 and home to the country's oldest golf course.

There is a reason, however, that this adventurer's paradise is called the 'Capital of Casual'. The most popular attraction in Negril is the famous Seven Mile Beach, where turquoise water and white sands create a paradise for lazy hedonists as well as active thrill-seekers. The Reggae Marathon held annually in December sees runners taking over Seven Mile Beach, but most of the time it's the territory of happy and relaxed tourists.

Mayfield Falls

The 22 mini-cascades and numerous swimming holes that make up the Mayfield Falls in the low-lying Dolphin Head Mountains make a memorable day trip from Negril. Tours offer guided…

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Rhodes Hall Plantation

The beautiful estate of Rhodes Hall Plantation lies a short distance east of Negril. Guided horseback excursions give a glimpse of the magic and mystery of the Jamaican countryside.…

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Seven Mile Beach

The reason for Negril's recent boom as a tourist destination is centred on this seven mile (11km) stretch of beautiful shoreline, dotted with palm trees and carpeted with pristine…

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South Coast

The south of Jamaica is the most unspoilt part of this lovely Caribbean island. It's here that many say the true heart of the nation still beats, relatively untouched by the tourism…

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