Negril is one of Jamaica’s popular vacation spots that interestingly exists in two parishes on the west coast (Hanover and Westmoreland).
This article comprises of hotels in either parish and seeks to cater to different types of hotels, for different types of vacationers to enjoy.
1. Beaches Negril
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Beaches Negril has a strong reputation of providing a laidback vacation that caters to the entire family. With Negril’s Seven Mile Beach in your backyard, you’ll have watersports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding or Pirates Island Water Park to fill your days. There are just as many land activities; arcade games, sports and organized tours with Caribbean Adventure tours. For something more adult, after you’ve left the kids to their fun, there is always the Red Lane Spa for a day of head to toe rejuvenation. With 16 deluxe room categories and 9 first-class restaurants for a different dining experience every night (and then some) it’s easy to consider a Beaches vacation. I’ll be the first to admit the price is on the steep side (never mind how steep) but is worth the splurge if you can afford it.
2. Couples Swept Away & Couples Negril
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The most important detail about these hotels are in the name; they are Couples hotels for couples’ vacations. Therefore, no kids and no crowding just a tranquil and intimate environment meant to foster relaxation and romance. In keeping with that theme, everything is couple centered. In the hotel, activities range from golfing, scuba diving, water sports, tennis, catamaran cruising and spa days, but there is always a chance to explore Negril and Jamaica, which are open to your enjoyment. Relish a fine dining experience at a variety of bars, grills, restaurants, and cafés for anything you want at any time of day. The accommodations set the tone for your entire trip, and Couples Negril doesn’t disappoint with different suites depending on your view choice of garden, beach or verandah. And if that weren’t enough to scream romantic getaway, Couples also plays host to weddings and the following honeymoons.
3. Hideaway at Royalton Negril
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Having a second adults-only hotel isn’t saying that children aren’t great. But sometimes, you do need a vacation that’s not centered around yours or anybody’s children. Royalton Negril is already luxury but imagine kid-free luxury. Enjoy gourmet food, white sandy beaches, and hors-d’oeuvres by the pool without having to worry about what the little ones are up to. You will have access to Royalton’s Infinity Pool, beach bar (and accompanying wait staff), 8 restaurants and 9 bars that range from exclusive clubs to lounges. And there is always chances to have fun and come out refreshed and reenergized; the Royal Spa that treats you like Royalty with face and body treatments or intense gym sessions for yoga, Pilates, Zumba and general fitness. And finally, a mixture of land and water sports and accommodations that start at luxury and end at paradise. Splurge on a vacation to indulge in your own happiness.
4. Riu Negril
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At Riu Negril the most poignant feature is being able to overlook Bloody Bay Beach from the private balcony in your room. All inclusive and all luxury, you will be able to experience the luxury that is available to the entire family. Be drawn into the beach you get to see first thing in the morning and the promise of scuba diving, kayaking, and windsurfing. Or a trip to the Renova Spa, a full-service beauty and wellness center, after you’ve dropped the kids at the RiuLand Kids’ Club. Then finish your day with a meal at one of Riu’s five restaurants of a different cuisine. And then start all over tomorrow.
5. White Sands Negril
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White Sands Negril is definitely the black sheep of this list, as it’s much quainter than the resorts that have been offered on this list. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t still get the vacation you’re looking for. Accommodations range between villas, rooms, and apartments with a choice of garden or beach view. And the hotel is in proximity to activities in the city, as well as on the property itself. You’ll always have an opportunity to go out and interact. Visit restaurants, bars, and shows within walking distance. But you can always stay in, enjoy a cocktail and food at Indies 957 and the pool by the garden. It’s more toned down here but a great time awaits you just the same.