Negril is a widely dispersed beach resort town located across parts of two Jamaican parishes, Westmoreland and Hanover.
Negril, located on the westcoast of Jamaica, is just about one hour and half hrs drive from Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay. Westmoreland is the westernmost parish in Jamaica, located on the south side of the island. Downtown Negril, the West End cliff resorts to the south of downtown, and the southern portion of the so-called â€œseven mile (11 km) beach are in Westmoreland. The northernmost resorts on the beach are in Hanover Parish. The nearest large town is Savanna-la-Mar, the capital of Westmoreland Parish.
For years, Negril’s beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines. The beach is length7 miles, five miles in Long Bay and 2 miles in Bloody Bay.The north end of the beach is home to the large, all-inclusive resorts, and to the south are the smaller, family-run hotels. This combination gives the Negril area a large variety of rooms, services and prices.
South of downtown Negril is West End Road, known as the cliff area, which is lined with resorts that offer more privacy. These areas offer easy access to waters good for snorkelling and diving, with jumping points reaching more than 40 feet (12 m) high.