Negril is one of the quietest and most peaceful areas in Jamaica. Indeed, large resorts and tourism only began to appear in the late 1960s, following the construction of a road from this former fishing village to Montego Bay. Negril is a popular destination for travelers who love simplicity and hippie culture. Plus, this is the best place in Jamaica to relax and enjoy the beach.
It is possible to visit this old sugar cane plantation on foot or on horseback. As you roam the trails, you may spot Jamaican peacocks or taste a freshly picked avocado. There is also a crocodile sanctuary on site where you can observe how these fascinating reptiles live in the wild.
This small village, located about 20 minutes from Negril, offers several activities in the streets surrounding the public square. There you will find a wide choice of shops, churches and bars to visit. The dome tower is the emblematic monument of the village. The streets of Lucea are crowded from morning to night every day except on Sunday, a holy day in Jamaica.
If history is your thing, you must absolutely visit Negril's Lighthouse. This old monument, built in 1894 by a French company, is 20 meters high. Even today, it continues to guide ships on the west side of Jamaica by turning on every 2 seconds using solar power.
This clifftop bar is the perfect place to watch sunsets. By night, let yourself be carried away by reggae music and the Jamaican vibe of the Rick's Cafe performance stage. By day, don't forget your swimsuit: the more adventurous can dive from the top of the cliff!
The country's official currency is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD). U.S. dollars and most credit and debit cards are also accepted in shops and restaurants. Remember to notify your banking institution that you will be staying in Jamaica if you plan to use your cards on the island.
Electrical outlets used in Jamaica are the same as in Canada. However, voltage is 110V and frequency is 50Hz. You will need a converter if your devices do not mention INPUT label: 100-240V, 50/60Hz.
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