This was a last minute trip to Negril, Jamaica – I believe we departed December 26th, 2010 and stayed for New Years Eve. We stayed in an all inclusive at the Montego Bay end of 7 Mile Beach – nothing special, crazy packed as it was over the holiday. It was a great walk along 7 mile beach to town. We did a couple of trips, catamaran and an all day trip to YS Falls, Appleton Estates & a Black River cruise. That trip was well worth it. Rick’s Cafe is a nice little stop – I was disappointed that almost as soon as the diving is over the music stops and the evening is over 😦 Things to note on this trip:
We were introduced to Appleton Estates rum…and it continues to be our fav 🙂 We really enjoyed the tastings and tour of the facility. The Black River tour was also well worth it and fascinating to see the life in/around the water.
A Canadian gal on the YS Falls tour was swimming in water at base of falls and fractured her leg badly by making a wrong move (and spent the rest of the day on the bus while we continued our tour).
On the all day trip we came across a number of car accidents up in the hills. I would definitely not want to drive in this area, even in the bus I found myself holding my breath as we drove.
Our hotel had been invaded by gunmen a few days previously and one of the front desk clerks was shot (not fatally)
We aren’t people who like to stay on resort and Negril doesn’t really offer a lot to do in town, it’s not a wandering about kind of place. Great place for beaching/all inclusives though. All in all, every trip is a learning experience, not certain I would return, as always we are happiest when we are out looking at the sites off resort.