I got married in Jamaica and one half of my husband’s family is of Jamaican heritage so this Caribbean island is very special to me in many ways. During our destination wedding in Negril and honeymoon on Jamaica’s south coast, we got to explore many amazing spots.
Negril was once a Utopia for American hippies, or ‘flower children’ of the 60s and 70s. These days, you will still find a boho feel, but there are all sorts of other sides to this coastal spot too. This piece for Escapism magazine looks at the beautiful places you can explore on Jamaica’s Western coast, how the resort has changed, yet how – in some ways – it’s also still the same as it was in its hippie heyday.
We visited Seven Mile Beach, the famous Rick’s Cafe and some hidden local cafes in the West End, beyond the big chain resorts of the downtown area. We stayed at the gorgeous Rockhouse hotel as well as the fabulous guesthouse, Somewhere West, which I urge you to check out if you’re looking for a local’s experience. You might also be interested in reading this mini guide to West End Negril for the top places to eat, stay and play.
In the meantime, you can read my travel feature for Escapism in full here and if you ever have any questions about travelling in Jamaica – or even getting married in the Caribbean – feel free to get in touch.
One Giant Leap | Negril, Jamaica
This post is part of the collection of features that I’ve had published in the press across a variety of magazines and websites. If you’re interested to see my full journalism portfolio, visit the In The Press section of this website. If you would like to get in touch regarding my food, lifestyle and travel writing, please email Lucy_McGuire@hotmail.co.uk