Best Way to Spend a Day in Negril
Negril is a perfectly great place to stay for weeks, months or even the rest of your life! In this post we cover what we think is the best way to spend a day in Negril.
7 mile beach transitions abruptly to sea side cliffs which is known for amazing sunsets. Negril has developed quite a bit since it was discovered as a sleepy hippie hangout in the 1960’s. Today it remains an eclectic mix of hotels, inns, bars, restaurants and shops. Below is a insider’s take on the best way to spend a day in Negril:
- Best Breakfast in Negril
- Best Place Hangout on the Beach
- 7 mile beach
- Where to paddle board on 7 mile beach
- Snorkeling on the reef
- Watching the sunset on the West End
- The best spot for dinner in Negril
- Negril Nightlife and Music Options
Read on below or jump to the Map of destinations.
Excellent service, Great Coffee, Seasonal, Authentic & European Bakery
The Patio at Chalera combines a great location and ambiance with a solid breakfast service. The majority of diners are also European guests of the hotel. Enjoy a pot of Blue Mountain Coffee 30 paces from the Caribbean among flowering vines and palms.
Sun Beach Bar
great location, service, food, drink . . . perfect spot to stroll the beach
Service and location make Sun Beach Bar an awesome choice for enjoyed a day at the beach. The clientele is independent travelers many of whom have been traveling to Negril for many years. The staff is happy to arrange lounge chairs for patrons. Be sure to check out the full bar and super comfortable swing chairs. Make Sun Bear Bar « home base » for your day at the beach.
At your leisure
The staff at Sun Beach will stow any of your personal items behind the bar. Walk in the surf while scanning the beachscape for anything of interest, Mason’s wood craving west of Charlera are worth a look. Seasonal fruits, aloe rubs and cold red stripes available.
Rick’s Cafe or LTU
10 minute cab
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Murphy’s West End
10 minute cab
Murphy’s is consistently reviewed as 1 best restaurant in Negril to many savvy repeat traveler. The food is authentic and traditional with a creative but substantive flair. Insider tip: Ask for the chef’s recommendation or any specials based on seasonality and availability.
10 minute cab
West End Recommendations
Camp Cabarita’s mountain, fresh water retreat make’s Negril feel like a lot of hustle and bustle, but a beach day is a perfect way to get the salt water fix that many eco travelers desire. Camp guested usually take a guided day tour of Negril. If you are arriving to or leaving Negril from another location you will want to familiarize yourself with the landmarks below. The « Round About » or traffic circle is the end of the 7 mile beach and beginning of the West End cliffs.