Resort Directly on Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach
Though a popular choice for spring-breakers, Jamaica’s white-sand Seven Mile Beach is still surprisingly underdeveloped, having not yet reached a critical mass of souvenir shops and arcade boardwalks. As late as 1993, the stretch of Seven Mile Beach that today hosts Travellers Beach Resort was nothing but tangled Jamaican bush and undergrowth, eventually cleared by owner Winston Wellington himself. The little resort grew from a single bar and a bungalow into a major stop-off point for travelers. Traveller Beach Resort overlooks the Caribbean with four enormous sea-grape trees shading an outdoor restaurant.
Every superior room is airy and cool, decorated in bright flora and overlooking a lush garden from a private deck or patio. Outside, a smooth lawn runs down the middle of the resort. In the morning, flip-flop down to the Travellers Palm restaurant, where Jamaican and American fare is served buffet-style for breakfast.
Beachfront activities abound at the resort. After dusk on Wednesdays, Travellers’ staff builds a huge bonfire by the beach, and Friday and Sunday nights bring waterfront karaoke, allowing guests show off their 48-minute version 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: White Beaches and Snorkelers' Paradise
On Jamaica’s West End, directly south of Cuba, the sleepy beach town of Negril attracts thousands of visitors every year with its Seven Mile Beach, which ironically is only about 4 miles long. Several small cafés and restaurants dot the beach and surrounding area. Near the beach, divers leap 35 feet from Negril into the Caribbean Sea.
Most visitors come for the relaxing beach culture and waterfront activities. The offshore Booby Cay Island is a popular place for snorkeling, as swimmers mingle with colorful fish and coral reefs before heading back to Seven Mile Beach by boat. Spend the afternoon on a kayak tours or glass-bottom boat ride before taking a five-minute walk to downtown Negril to sample the national dish of Jamaica, ackee and saltfish.
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