Contemporary Waterfront Hotel Located on Acclaimed Seven Mile Beach
Though its name suggests otherwise, Seven Mile Beach actually spans only 4 miles from tip to tip. But the people the lounge on its golden sand don’t seem to mind, as it's still Jamaica’s longest continuous stretch of beach. Named one of the best beaches in the Caribbean by Frommer's, the former hippie hangout still promotes a free-spirit atmosphere with cliff jumping, live reggae music, and designated nudist sections. The turquoise waters are also ideal for snorkeling and parasailing. Despite all of its attractions, Seven Mile Beach is still somewhat of a hidden gem—but not hidden to the lodgers of Sandy Haven Resort, which lies right along the coast.
This boutique hotel is committed to creating an authentic Jamaican experience, from its traditional island cuisine to its colorful guest rooms. In the morning, Almond Tree Beach Grill serves a complimentary continental breakfast on its waterfront wooden deck. For a glass of Appleton rum, grab a seat at the palapa-style Sandz Bar, or get the attention of a server from the lounge in your breezy beach cabana.
In addition to these festive beachfront spots, the hotel offers a holistic spa in a natural-wood setting. Unwind with an anti-stress facial and an herbal scrub, or head to the quiet swimming pool shaded by tropical trees and parasol-shaped clouds. Before a romantic dinner at the open-air Bongos Restaurant, guests can retire to deluxe ocean-view or superior garden-view rooms to relax on wraparound terraces.
Negril, Jamaica: Laid-Back Beach Town with Reggae Soundtrack and Dazzling Sunsets
Located on Jamaica‘s western coast, Negril is dotted with white-sand beaches and oceanfront cliffs. Snorkelers and scuba divers especially enjoy this portion of the Caribbean for its tranquil lagoons, coral reefs and subterranean elevators.
But Negril is best defined by its laidback vibe, from the slow and steady rhythm of Reggae music to its unofficial uniform—swimsuits and flip-flops. Crowds gather on cliff-top plateaus with cocktails in hand to watch one of the world’s most magnificent sunsets. And because the town forbids the construction of buildings that rise above the canopy of trees, views of the surrounding landscape are easily found.
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