Patsy’s Coffeeshop (US$1.50-US$18, 8am-10pm Mon.\Fri. 9am-10pm Sat.\Sun) serves coffee, breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and desserts and uses the famous Blue Mountain coffee bean, the Peaberry coffee bean, which is naturally sweeter and lower in caffeine than its counterparts. It's located on the side of One Love Drive on West End Road. Some of its specialties include tasty homemade waffle cones, shakes and ganja ice-cream.
Negril has become Jamaica's foremost beach town, evolving over the past decade along with the changing nature of the tourists who come to bask in the sun and adopt the island's pace. Today, world-class restaurants and lodging provide an alternative to the low-key guesthouses and seafood stalls that became the norm during Negril's transition from fishing village to tourist boomtown in the 1970s. What was once Jamaica's secret paradise is today the heart of the island's diversified tourist economy.
Vinne's Colie Shop Bar N Grill (US$6-US$30, 10am-10pm daily, Norman Manley Blvd, in front of Chance Restaurant) serves seafood dishes like grilled lobster, garlic conch and steamed fish along with Jamaican dishes for lunch and dinner with drinks. Vinne's also offers catering services, waiter service, dine out options, and group reservations.
Little Negril Seafood (US$7-US$50, 10am-10pm daily) serves dishes in a cozy thatch covered, rustic, beach-front restaurant. The location is shared with Pimentoz Jerk restaurant, along with The Gallery Restaurant, Ital Island Restaurant and Beach House Sweet Eats(Devon House I-Scream) and within the Island Lux Beach Park. This is an ideal location to visit; varieties of food to try from different restaurants, fun activities to try at the Beach Park before and after eating, and great shopping experiences are just a few reasons.
Pimentoz Jerk (from JMD $200, 10am-11pm daily) is truly a great addition to the Island Lux Beach Park alongside Little Negril Seafood Restaurant. Its mantra, "Authentic Jamaican Jerk", speaks volumes about their pride in the quality of their unique jerked dishes which range from the familiar Jerk Chicken to Barbeque Jerk wings. It is a wheelchair accessible Jamaican beach bar that offers takeout, outdoor seating, wait staff and alcoholic beverages to customers.
Val's Comfort Inn (US$70 nightly) is an apartment space, with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, air conditioning and hot water, along with other basic facilities like an ironing board, TV set and blow dryer. Its 5 to 10 minute distance from beaches and popular shopping areas is an advatage, since guests can easily visit close attractions while on vacation. The location is perfect for relaxation since it's quiet and private, with seated patios and porches for having meals or observing nature. House rules dictate there should be no pets and no parties or events during your stay.
Pure Garden Resort Negril (US$55 nightly) is a cozy 31 room family friendly hotel with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the warmth of Jamaica. Each Jamaican style room is complete with 2 beds and an en-suite bathroom along with wifi and cable tv, among other amenities. Tropical flowers, birds, lush gardens and the beach across the street create beautiful scenery and weather. Trying the amazing Italian restaurant on site is a must when visiting.
Jah Freedom Gesthouse (from $US65 nightly) is a beautiful guesthouse located on Mountain Road - West End, Negril, conveniently,a 5 minute walk or 30 second drive from the center of Negril. This 3 story building's accomodations include 4 guestrooms, 1 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and 2 recording studios. Guests have the option of preparing meals or making arrangements for food, and laundry services at a reasonable price.
Zimbali's Culinary Retreat (from US$450 dbl, all inclusive) offers visitors a comfortable way to experience the most idyllic life imaginable as a Rasta living in the hills of Westmoreland. The boutique property operates as an all-inclusive, integrated tour operator providing all food and transport for one-, three-, four-, five- and seven-night packages. The five double occupancy suites and a larger two-bedroom cottage that sleeps four are comfortably decorated with local wood and wicker furniture.
Skylark Negril Beach Resort (from US$95/175 Low/High) is a modern, minimalist 28-room boutique hotel that wouldn't be out of place on Miami Beach, though it clearly draws creative inspiration from a deep appreciation of Jamaica and its singular culture and musical heritage. The beach club vibe begins in the airy lobby where leafy wallpaper and bamboo ceiling panels add organic elements that warm the white washed walls adorned with classic Jamaica posters.
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