Top Reasons to Stay at Grand Lido Negril
- The resort is located just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
- Those looking for more active pursuits can take advantage of the resort’s nonmotorized watersports equipment, which is free to use with this all-inclusive package.
- Other onsite activities include scuba lessons in one of two outdoor pools, reggae classes, and beach volleyball. There are five jacuzzis scattered throughout the property.
- Six themed restaurants offer diverse dining options. You can choose from international cuisines, such as Japanese or authentic Jamaican, or opt for a sumptuous buffet served on Mondays and Fridays. All meals are covered with this getaway.
- At night, guests can listen to live piano music or dance at one of six onsite bars.
- Deluxe junior ocean-view suites feature modern amenities such as satellite TV, plus a gorgeous view of the Caribbean.
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, rugged cliffs, and coral reefs lying just offshore in the Caribbean. The underwater beauty nearby 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 and visit 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.