Sunday, July 27, 2008

Welcome to Negril, Jamaica

Negril is an absolutely fascinating city that is located at the very western end of Jamaica. Perhaps it is best known for the longest strip of pure natural beach in the world, which is seven miles long. But in Negril you will also find a secluded pristine beach that is hidden in a little bay, cliffs, caves, Bloody Bay, Booby Cay, among other great things and places in see. Of course, there are many hotels, villas, cottages, guest houses, restaurants, bars, and party spots in Negril. We counted four clothing optional (nude) beaches in Negril: RIU, Couples, Grand Lido Negril (the perfect resort), and Hedonism II. If you’ve never been to Negril, you’ve been denying yourself one of life’s greatest pleasures. Put it on the agenda to visit. If you’ve been to Negril then you know not to keep Negril waiting.

Here is a photographic tour of Negril. It was a cloudy, windy day and the sea was very upset. But Seymour and Andy were kind enough to take our crew in their glass bottom boat to capture the entire Negril shoreline. Big up Seymour and Andy!

This is Negril from East to West.

It starts at this secluded beach, in a little hidden bay. We named this beach Rude Beach. Oh, if only this beach could talk!

Then Bloody Bay, where you can find two RIU Hotels, a Couples Hotel, Grand Lido Negril (the perfect resort), and two or three public beaches. We stopped at one of the RIU hotels and caught some of the water aerobics action.

This RIU Hotel is non-stop party action

Water aerobics RIU Hotel

RIU Hotel # 2 Bloody Bay

Couples Hotel Bloody Bay, Negril

Grand Lido Negril (the perfect resort), Bloody Bay, Negril

Then there is Point Village and Hedonism II (look for separate feature on Hedo II)

Point Village

Hedonism II (nudism, exhibitionism, and non-stop fun)

Then Sandals Negril, where the seven-mile beach and the action begin.

Sandals Negril (Negril's seven-mile beach begins here)

Along the seven-mile beach are hotels, guest houses, houses, bars, restaurants, villas, party spots, among other things. Of course, we shot photographs of people, jetskiiers, boats and other things along the way, to keep things exciting.

Sandals Negril

Beaches Negril

The people who own Couples Swept Away owns this own

Couples Swept Away

For Real Hotel


Bourbon Beach (great jerk chicken and awesome party spot)

Errol's Sunset Cafe

Big Up Rastafari (flag)

The seven-mile beach ends right here in downtown Negril.

Downtown Negril leads into the cliffs and caves of West End Negril. Along the Cliffs and Caves of West End Negril are the Blue Cave Castle Hotel, Rockhouse Resort and Restaurant, Banana Resort, Negril Escape, and the world famous Rick’s Café (look for separate feature on Rick’s Café). The show ends at the lighthouse.

Church in Downtown Negril

Blue Cave Castle Hotel

Samsara Hotel

Rockhouse Hotel

Negril Escape (party spot)

Banana Shout Resort

Rick's Cafe (the world-famous Rick's Cafe)

The Caves (hotel) - Chris Blackwell owns this hotel

Negril Lighthouse

This is Negril from West to East

So you just saw the layout of Negril from East to West. Now here it is in reverse order, from West to East.

This time around the photographs show parts of the cliffs and caves, all of the seven mile beach, and ends at Grand Lido Negril (the perfect resort), in Bloody Bay. There are also photographs of Seymour and Andy, our great boat crew, and, of course, their beautiful glass bottom boat, Reality.

Kids having fun in Negril

Seymour & Andy, an their glass bottom boat, Reality.

Special thanks to Seymour, Andy, Conrad and the rest of the Water Sports Team at Grand Lido Negril (the perfect resort).

There is absolutely no place in the world like Negril, Jamaica.

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Green Jamaica

How green is Jamaica? Greeeeener than you think. Yup, Jamaica is not just sand and surf. We are a country of very rich vegetation that stays rich from just-the-right-amount of rainfall. The greenery of Jamaica is a very significant part of its pure natural beauty. When you visit Jamaica, look out for the richness and beauty of its vegetation. Welcome to the green.

Green Jamaica

Green Jamaica Photo Gallery
Photographs best viewed as a slideshow.

Note: New photographs are constantly being added to this photo collection (group) so keep checking back for updates.

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mystic Mountain - Jamaica's Newest Tourist Attraction

Jamaica’s newest tourist attraction, Mystic Mountain (Rain Forest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain), Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was opened on Saturday July 19, 2008. This new attraction comes to Jamaica courtesy of Rain Forest Aerial Tram, a nature-loving company that already operates four similar outfits in Costa Rica, St. Lucia, and Dominica (two in Costa Rica and one each in St. Lucia and Dominica). So Jamaica now has the 5th such world-class operation in the world.

Here are the attractions that they offer, taken directly from their website: Attractions

Bobsled Jamaica
Mystic Mountain 1
Photograph by Dameon Brackett

The park’s signature attraction, Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica, features a 1000m long gravity-drive through the rainforest on custom designed, high-tech sleds. Accessible via the Sky Lift Explorer, the Bobsled is a thrilling ride through dense tropical landscapes and coastal features on sleds that evoke Jamaica’s Olympic team.

Rainforest Sky Explorer
Mystic Mountain 2
Photograph by Dameon Brackett

Positioned prominently at the park’s entrance is the Rainforest Sky Lift Explorer, a state-of-the-art chairlift that sends you soaring above the treetops up 700 feet to the top of Mystic Mountain. The descent carries you through the heart of the canopy, giving you firsthand glimpses of the wonders of the tropical seaside rainforest the Peak of Mystic Mountain.

Visitors will find the educational Pavilion; an engaging and educational encounter celebrating Jamaica’s rich history, the environment, the country’s colorful heritage and culture, Jamaican maritime prominence, and the long and decorated athletic tradition of the Jamaican people.

This three in one package offers: the Rainforest Sky Lift Explorer, Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica, and the popular Zip Line. Once the Sky Explorer carries you above the trees to the peak, both the Bobsled and Zip line will send you speeding through the heart of the forest. For fun, safe adventure, this comprehensive package is the best way to experience all of Mystic Mountain Jamaica’s Rainforest wonders.

All tours can be offered in combination with Dunn’s River Falls.

Find out more about this awesome attraction: Mystic Mountain

Jamaica Observer Story: Mystic Mountain

Jamaica Gleaner Story: Mystic Mountain

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sasha for Bonita Jamaica

Sasha did this little promo for Bonita Jamaica at Grand Lido Negril, the Perfect Resort. Thank you Sasha.

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week is an annual event that is held in Kingston, Jamaica. Caribbean Fashion Week 2008 was from June 11-16, 2008. View photographs from this awesome event at Revenge Fashion Magazine. Photographs courtesy of Giovanni Powell, Oliver Morrison, and Tyronne Payton.

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Caribbean Fashion Week 2008 Photo Gallery - Version 1.0
Caribbean Fashion Week 2008 Photo Gallery - Version 2.0

Caribbean Fashion Week is presented to the world by Pulse Investments Ltd. For more information visit:
Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Introducing the Jamaica, West Indies Flickr Group

Intoducing Jamaica, West Indies Flickr Group. This group hosts the largest Jamaica-focused photographs on the photo storage and sharing site Flickr, a Yahoo! company. Don't ever predict what you are going to see when you visit this group. The contributors to the group are made up of amateurs and professionals photographers, Jamaicans and non-Jamaicans. Anyone in the world can join this group, as a contributor, a spectator, or both.

Big up Barry Bar for starting this awesome group. Special thanks to all the group members and contributors. This group really shows off Jamaica, for the world to see.

Visit the Jamaica, West Indies Photo Collection daily to see great shots like these:

Welcome to Jamaica - Courtesy of Digicel Jamaica Billboard Ad

Tributary that leads to the Great River, St. James Jamaica

Appleton Jamaican Rum Billboard, Negril Jamaica

Police Cruiser Passing Through

Jamaica, West Indies Photo Collection

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Treats, from Grand Lido Negril

Grand Lido Negril has perfected the art of delivering treats. Go there with high expectations and a big appetite. Both will be met, and much more. For more information on the perfect resort, Grand Lido, visit:

Ackee, Saltfish (Cod Fish), & Fried Dumplings
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Orange Juice, by Tru-Juice, makers of the world's finest juices
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Bully Beef (Corned Beef) Sandwich & Papaya Daiquiri
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Coconut Cake
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Rock Bun
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For other great Jamaican and non-Jamaican treats visit:

Treats, from Grand Lido Photo Gallery

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chukka Caribbean Adventures ATV Tour – Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica

Chukka Caribbean Adventures Sandy Bay, Hanover ATV Tour is awesome. Of course, the proof is in the photographs. Chukka Caribbean Adventures offer many other exciting tours. Check ‘em out.

Sandy Bay, Hanover, Jamaica ATV Tour Photo Gallery

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.

Blue Cave Castle Hotel

BlueCaveDSC02409Blue Cave Castle Hotel sits nicely on the cliffs of Negril, just up the road from Rick’s Café. It’s a one-of-a-kind hotel. For more information visit:

Blue Cave Castle Hotel Photo Gallery

Every country is great, especially Jamaica.

See you in Jamaica.