3 Best Sights in Negril, Jamaica

Blue Hole Mineral Spring

Fodor's choice

At this mineral spring about 20 minutes from Negril, near the community of Little Bay, you can jump 22 feet off a cliff or climb down a ladder to swim in the hole's icy water. Mud around the water's edge is said to be good for your skin, and the water itself is reputed to have therapeutic properties. For those who cannot jump or climb, water is pumped into a swimming pool at the surface. A bar and grill, a volleyball court, and a motel complete the property. You can also tour a marijuana farm nearby. Take a chartered taxi from Negril, or call to organize a pickup.

Negril, Jamaica
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Rate Includes: $20 for mineral spring; $20 for marijuana farm tour

Seven Mile Beach

Fodor's choice
Beach, Negril Beach, Jamaica, Caribbean
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Stretching for 7 miles (11 km)—from Bloody Bay in the north along Long Bay to the cliffs on the southern edge of town—this long, white-sand beach is probably Jamaica's finest. Some stretches remain undeveloped, but these are increasingly few. Along the main stretch, the sand is public to the high-water mark, and visitors and vendors parade from end to end. The walk is sprinkled with good beach bars and open-air restaurants, some of which charge a small fee to use their beach facilities. Bloody Bay is lined with large all-inclusive resorts; these sections are mostly private. Jamaica's best-known nude beach, at Hedonism II, is always among the busiest; only resort guests or day-pass holders may sun here. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (no fee); toilets; showers; water sports. Best for: partiers; sunset; swimming; walking.

Kool Runnings Adventure Park

Billing itself as the place where "Jamaica comes to play," this park has 10 waterslides and a ¼-mile (½-km) lazy-river float ride, as well as a go-kart track, kayaking, outdoor laser combat games, and Jamboo rafting (on floating bamboo). There is also a human gyroscope, a "kool kanoe" adventure, a wave pool, and paintball. General admission varies by height and gives guests access to the waterslides, wave pool, and lazy river-ride. Other attractions are an additional fee.

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