Resort on Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach
Though it’s popular with spring breakers, Jamaica’s white-sand Seven Mile Beach is still surprisingly underdeveloped—there’s no critical mass of souvenir shops and arcade boardwalks. Travellers Beach Resort is located here; as late as 1993, the area around the resort was nothing but tangled bush and undergrowth, eventually cleared by owner Winston Wellington himself. The little resort overlooking the Caribbean Sea grew from a single bar and a bungalow into a major stop-off point for travelers.
Each standard and superior room is airy and cool, decorated in floral patterns and overlooking a lush garden from a private balcony or patio. Outside, a lawn runs down the middle of the resort. In the morning, walk down to the Traveller’s Palm restaurant to enjoy daily breakfasts of Jamaican and American fare included with this Getaway.
Beachfront activities abound at the resort, from huge bonfires by the beach to waterfront karaoke that allows guests to show off their 48-minute versions of “American Pie.” You could even borrow a board game from the front desk to play on the tables next to the sea.
Negril, Jamaica: Laid-Back Beach Town with Picturesque Sunsets, Snorkeling, and Cliff Diving
Located on Jamaica’s western coast, Negril is known for its white sand beaches, dramatic rugged cliffs, and coral reefs lying just offshore in the Caribbean. Its underwater beauty makes the town a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkeling at Negril Marine Park, and anglers have found the sea filled with blue marlin, wahoo, and mahi-mahi. The city has a front-row seat to some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets, and people often climb to the top of waterfront cliffs just to watch. At Rick’s Cafe, which is listed in the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, groups congregate every night to watch the sun dip below the horizon; some brave adventurers even leap off the 35-foot cliffs into the water.
Often called "the capital of casual," Negril is best defined by its laid-back vibe, from the slow and steady rhythm of the indigenous reggae music to its unofficial uniform—swimsuits and flip-flops. Running along the town is Seven Mile Beach, a stretch of powdery, white sand coastline that earned a spot on Frommer’s Best Beaches in the Caribbean list. The town center comprises a shopping mall and a craft market where visitors can pick up locally produced goods.
Farther inland, the mountainous terrain harbors several eco-tourism attractions including hiking, ziplining, and waterfall tours. Take a 60- to 90-minute drive east to reach the cascading YS Falls or Mayfield Falls, where you can wade in 21 natural pools shaded by exotic tropical flowers and ferns. Or stay close to Negril by visiting the Royal Palm Reserve, where 300 acres of swamp forests and wetlands shelter more than 300 types of birds, butterflies, and abandoned Rubik's cubes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
A cab from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) to the hotel is about $69 for two people. A shuttle can also be taken for $25 per person for three or more from MBJ to the hotel
Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
The Groupon covers two guests. Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; $10 per night for each additional guest 12 or younger.
Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Timeshares are common in Jamaica and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits?
Resort credits are not included with this Groupon.
Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
Reservations and dress code are not required.