Places To See, Ways To Wander, And Signature Experiences That Defines Negril.

While travelers have their choice of all-inclusive mega resorts and see-and-be-seen restaurants, the resort destination also has a quieter side to experience in the form of jerk chicken and Jamaican patty shacks, quaint inns, simple churches, and small-group day trips that will immerse you in local culture.

2. Booby Cay Island

Booby Cay Island


Booby Cay is a very small island that sits just off shore from Negril Jamaica. Booby Cay does has a claim to fame, since many scenes from Jules Verne's popular film "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" were filmed on the small island. Booby Cay gets it's name from the booby bird, which is a type of tern that returns to the island each year to breed and lay their eggs in the once safe environment of the off-shore sanctuary.

Booby Cay is an offshore island in Negril. It is a popular spot for picnics. If you want to enjoy adventurous water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming, this is the place to be. There are plenty of coral reefs on this island, providing a breeding place for a huge population of vibrant marine life. Presence of the coral reefs makes the island an excellent place to experience snorkeling and scuba diving. Trip to this scenic place is frequently arranged by many hotels situated in and around Negril.

The island, also affectionately known as Gilligan's Island, derives its name from the Booby birds; which use the island as their breeding ground. The islands snorkeling and scuba diving is truly spectacular, as the many coral reefs provide breeding ground for a dense population of colorful marine life.


The Booby Cay island remains open to the public 24 hours. The place is ideal for those who want to enjoy water sports, for photographers, bird-watchers, and for sunbathers. You can relax well at this island after enjoying a nice swim. The best mode of transportation that can help you to reach the Booby Cay island in Negril town is ferry or boat.

3. Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach


Amazing! Fantastic staff and a beautiful private beach to enjoy! Calico Jack’s Pirate Island was great too! I would highly recommend this!

Half Moon Beach is unique among vacation properties in The Negril Corridor; it has everything one needs to relax in a natural setting.

During your stay you can experience: swimming in the crystal water of the bay, snorkelling off a live coral reef, taking a water taxi to Calico Jack’s Pirate Island, having a sunset celebration with your favourite friend, enjoying a cocktail on a sea lounger, dancing to live music in the Pavilion or going back in time with a visit to Abingdon Estate Great House.


Come for a day or rent a cabin for an extended stay.

Half Moon Beach is a private boutique property on the Caribbean Sea with: Beach • Rustic Cabins • Restaurant & Bar • Island Bar • Historical House • Camping • Tours • Airport transfers on request • Four venues for private events and much more.


If you are still looking for something to do, we are only 15 minutes from downtown Negril and would be happy to arrange transportation for you. We also recommend and can arrange tours to some of Jamaica’s most famous attractions.

4. White Sands Negril

White Sands Negril

An intimate resort with a non-hotel atmosphere ideal for families, singles and couples alike. An excellent choice for the undemanding traveler who values the charm of a family owned and managed resort.

Excellent mid beach location with rooms on the beach and garden side of the property. Choose from spacious one-bedroom apartments, inviting deluxe and standard rooms, and a villa with pool.