Beachfront Resort with Onsite Adventure Tour Desk
In the 1970s, the town of Negril, Jamaica, was party central—clothing-optional beaches and wild evenings were common, and you could frequently find large groups of people steeping in hot tubs. In those carefree days, out-of-towners would rent rooms in locals’ homes or crash on hammocks. Today, the west coast community's pristine, 7-mile stretch of white sandy beach has been built up with a few resorts, and Negril Treehouse Resort fronts a wide strip of that Caribbean shoreline. The resort's onsite tour desk helps guests to take full advantage of the setting via jet-skiing, waterskiing, and parasailing excursions.
Though Negril Treehouse Resort is expansive, it rises no higher than the palm trees, in accordance with local building codes designed to preserve the view. At the center of the complex, a two-story rondoval crowned by an open-air restaurant serves island specialties with an emphasis on fresh seafood and tropical fruit. Breakfast is included with your stay, and ice-cream treats are served throughout the day so you can keep cool without flirting with the ice machine.
Guest rooms are simply decorated and boast views of the landscaped gardens. All rooms are located a short stroll from the palm-shaded beach and rows of sun loungers.
Negril, Jamaica: Seven Mile Beach with Coral Reefs and Lively Nightlife
Negril lies on Jamaica's westernmost tip and is known for being one of the island's most laid-back towns—a trait held over from its bohemian past. Casual swimwear is standard attire, even in most restaurants. Coconut palms, sea grapes, and reggae music are common.
You can find a protected coral reef off the shore here. Divers and snorkelers who come here regularly see purple sea fans, star coral, and other marine life. Several shallow dive sites are good places for novices to start.
Come nightfall, Negril has an active party scene: revelers stop by cliff-side clubs for pumping tunes, rum, and Red Stripe beer into the wee hours. Younger crowds gravitate toward sprawling nightclubs with celebrity DJs, but the area also has a handful of more relaxed bars, including some that feature live reggae bands and karaoke.