Hooking along Jamaica’s western coast, Negril is home to some of the world’s most dramatic and striking coastlines. At the Negril Cliffs (where James Bond has filmed), brightly-colored Caribbean water crashes into the limestone formations and beachgoers dive into the waves below. Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is consistently rated one of the world’s best and is home to some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean. Snorkeling, diving, swimming, and sunbathing are all popular in Negril, and adding to its charm, the area has remained relatively underdeveloped, making it an authentic Jamaican gem.
To marry in Jamaica, photo IDs plus proof of citizenship are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required as applicable. French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Jamaica. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Jamaica is English, though variations of Jamaican English are widely spoken.
The Jamaican dollar is the official currency, though US dollars are often accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Jamaica has a tropical climate with warm temperatures ranging from 77 to 82 degrees F. The rainy season is from May to November, and hurricane season runs from June to November.
Seven Mile Beach is one of the Caribbean’s most famous beaches and has soft white sand that’s walkable for miles. The water is bright, warm, and shallow so it’s a great option for families or leisurely swimmers. Half-moon beach is a quiet and untarnished stretch of sand that’s hidden in a beautiful cove, and the Booby Cay is a nearby island where locals cook fresh lobster for visitors on the beach.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The Negril Cliffs are a must-see for their spectacular and battered limestone cliffs that jut into the bright Caribbean waters. If you’re brave, try diving with other visitors or locals into the crashing waves below. The Blue Hole Mineral Spring is a cave that opens to incredibly pure mineral waters—a cheap (and far more beautiful) alternative to a day at the spa. Negril has a number of beautiful beaches, including the well-known Seven Mile Beach with beautiful and bright waters and colorful orange and pink sunsets every night.
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