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Beach of Negril
Negril has a beach resort along the western coast of Jamaica with a seven mile beach of pure white powder puff soft sand. This is the place where cliff jumpers can be seen from Rick’s Café. Watch out, there are lots of areas on this 7 mile stretch of sand that are “Swimsuit Optional”. There are 25 resorts that are incorporated in this area including Couples, Sandals, and Grand Lido. Don’t think this beach is only good for couples, because there is enough to keep a family entertained as well.
Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay
In Montego Bay there is the Doctor’s Cave Beach that has a story along with it. In 1880 Dr. Alexander James McCatty founded a sanatorium in Montego Bay. He invited his friends and several doctors to take advantage of his small beach that was accessed through a cave. He donated this property to the community in 1906. Sir Herbert Baker, an English osteopath, visited the beach in the 1920’s. He wrote an article on the medicinal properties of the waters and made this beach popular. It is in a sheltered location so the waters are always calm and clear and perfect for snorkeling along the coral reefs.
Aqua Sol Beach, Montego Bay
Another Beach on Montego Bay is Aqua Sol Beach, formerly Fletcher’s Beach. It has attached to it a theme park that is perfect for families with children. Here you will find enjoyment on the glass-bottom boat and you can rent jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, and pedal boats. Snorkeling is a favorite activity here. The Amusement park has a racing Go-Kart circuit popular with the kids. It also boasts a tennis court with pro on duty to give lessons, a gym, and is home to stage shows as well. It is open from 9:00am to 2:00 am daily.
Bluefields Beach is a public beach that is worth going to. In the 1990’s it was given an overhaul and is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. You have to bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas but the beach is relatively shady in some areas and there are some small food venders on and near the beach.
This is just a few of the beaches Jamaica has to offer. There are many more public and private beaches where you can have the time of your life.