5 Facts About Negril, Jamaica, You Need to Know

We want all of our guests at Skylark Negril Beach Resort to experience what it feels like to be a local during their vacation. From authentic cuisine at our onsite restaurant to continuous reggae music played throughout the day, you’ll be a Jamaica-phile in no time. Here are some facts about Negril, Jamaica, to get you started! 

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5 Facts About Negril, Jamaica, to Know Before Your Trip

1. Home to an Award-Winning Beach

If you love the beach, you’ll love Negril. Our town is known for its miles of sandy beaches and shallow bays, and Skylark is located on one of the most famous. Seven Mile Beach has won a plethora of awards, including 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Beaches. From its crystalline waters to white sands, this beach has something for everyone. 

2. The Freshest Catch

Our island and the surrounding ocean is teeming with life, and the local fishermen reel in fresh catches every day. Many of our favorite restaurants cook your favorite seafood to order, but beachside stands can be the best place to indulge in dishes such as grilled lobster. You can even go fishing with one of our suggested charters to catch your own!  

3. You Can Be as Secluded as You’d Like

Everyone comes to Jamaica looking for something different, and no matter what it is, we’ll make sure you have the vacation of your dreams. During your stay at Skylark Negril Beach Resort, we can give you recommendations based on the amount of seclusion you are looking for. There are a handful of secluded beaches that are perfect for getting away from it all, or you can hang around the resort to meet and mingle with other guests! 

4. Negril Has an Interesting Pirate History 

In the early 1700s, Negril was actually known as a pirate destination! Mary Read and Anne Bonny, two of the most famed and bloodthirsty pirates of all time, and the infamous “Calico Jack” Rackham were arrested for piracy in Bloody Bay and convicted during the Golden Age of Piracy. 

5. We’re Known for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

The turquoise water that surrounds our island is so beautiful and inviting that you can’t help but get in. Plus, Jamaica is arguably home to some of the best diving in the Caribbean! See vibrant coral reefs, schools of fish, giant sponges, and more when you go scuba diving or snorkeling in Negril. 

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skylark accommodationsLearn even more facts about Negril, Jamaica, when you stay at Skylark Negril Beach Resort. We love giving guests recommendations on ways to learn about the area, and we also offer tours such as our complementary Rockhouse Foundation school visits to immerse you in our island culture. Browse our accommodations and start planning your beach getaway today! We can’t wait to host you.