Where to Stay: Negril
Negril may be Jamaica's "capital of casual" but with many high-end resorts in addition to bargain hotels it offers the full range of accommodation options. The three principal areas are, from east to west, Bloody Bay, Seven-Mile Beach and the West End cliffs. Norman Manley Boulevard runs the length of Seven-Mile Beach and here resort properties, hotels, bars and restaurants occupy nearly every beachside lot. Bloody Bay is less-developed and as a result there is little beach activity outside the resorts. A narrow road winds its way through West End along dramatic cliffs that are ideal for diving and offer spectacular sunset views.