The white sands of Seven Mile Beach are what draw visitors to Negril, but there’s a world of outdoor activities to explore off your lounge chair, as well. Here are some popular ways to see more of Jamaica’s natural side, from sea to sky. Most will have you back in your lounge chair by sunset.
Forget the jeans and cowboy boots—Jamaican horseback riding is less Wild West and more wet ‘n’ wild. Tours from Negril typically take place on the beach, where you ride along the sand and even splash into the water. Combo tours are available if you want to double the fun with an ATV ride or zipline course.
River Tubing and Waterfalls
When you need a break from the saltwater of the Caribbean, cool off in the fresh waters of Jamaica’s rivers or waterfalls. River-rafting tours provide the chance to speed across rapids in a river tube, or opt for a calmer boat ride on the Black River. For swimming, check out the seven tiers of YS Falls or hike around Mayfield Falls; tours are often combined with other activities such as the Appleton Rum Estate.
Jeep and ATV Tours
If you prefer a bit of oomph with your outdoor adventure, opt for a motorized activity like a Jeep or ATV off-road adventure. You can explore the island’s various natural environments, from forest to mangroves to the beach. Splash through the mud and over rocky terrain, pass by villages, look for wildlife, and perhaps stop for a swim. Some off-road tours include ziplining or horseback riding.
On a canopy tour, you’ll fly through the trees on a zipline course that connects several platforms, giving you an adrenaline rush while you admire views of the Caribbean or the island’s dense foliage. Depending on the course, you may also rappel to the ground or take a nature walk.