All-Inclusive Vacation at Oceanfront Resort in Jamaica<p>
This vacation package includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- 5 or 7 nights in a deluxe junior suite with ocean view at Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa
- All meals, including buffet and à la carte options
- Unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international brands
- Non-motorized watersports
- Daily and nightly activities
- Introductory scuba clinic in the pool
- In-room mini bar stocked daily<p>
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa<p>
This all-inclusive, adults-only resort stretches along Jamaica’s southwest shore, encompassing a popular spot for watersports and even a small clothing-optional area. There are two swimming pools onsite—one geared towards drinks and dancing, the other tucked away and quiet—and five jacuzzis sprinkled throughout the property.
The resort offers an array of complimentary activities. You can borrow kayaks and snorkeling gear to explore the Caribbean, or take a scuba diving lesson in the pool. There are also cooking classes, nature walks, and beach volleyball games. For a more relaxed experience, head to the spa for a massage or reflexology treatment.
The five restaurants onsite offer the chance to sample a variety of international and local fare. You can enjoy casual Italian food on an outdoor patio or savor fresh sushi and teppanyaki-style meats at a waterfront Japanese spot. After dinner, the tempo picks up at the resort’s bars and nightclubs, where you’ll find dancing, karaoke, and live steel drum bands. The deluxe junior suite ocean-view rooms included in this package are large and breezy, with balconies and locally handcrafted furniture.<p>
Negril, Jamaica: Laid-Back Beach Town with Picturesque Sunsets, Snorkeling, and Cliff Diving<p>
Located on Jamaica’s western coast, Negril is known for its white sandy beaches, 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 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 are home to more than 300 types of birds, butterflies, and abandoned Rubik’s cubes.