West End of Negril Jamaica

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This area of Negril starts just west of downtown and goes all the way up along One Love Drive into the cliffs and then around almost to Mt. Pleasant

The West End is the area of Negril that is west and south of downtown and is also referred to as the Real Negril.

The Real Negril is a term that contrasts the parts of town that are as Jamaicans have made them with the westernized, all-inclusive resort section which is located along the northern part of Negril's 7 - mile beach. Tourists who want to get more into the real Jamaican culture as it is expressed in Negril tend to gravitate here and / or onto the 1st 3 miles north of downtown on the 7 - mile beach. Most of what's to be found in these 2 areas of Negril is much more authentically Jamaican than the ritzy all-inclusive upper noth section of the 7 mile beach can offer.

The West End is serviced mainly by one main road which is called One Love Drive. It has been so named in honor of Bob Marley and his famous song - One Love. Most Jamaicans attribute the bringing in of so much tourism to their island to Bob Marley's reggae music which in their opinion single handedly made Jamaica famous world-wide. Their reggae music and especially Bob Marley's songs are considered a national treasure that advertises their island better than anything else possibly can. Without reggae music there would be no Jamaican Vibe!

One Love Drive is mostly paved and runs a serpentine path all through the West End starting out from downtown. It begins with a mile and a half of beach front that looks pretty scruffy and only has a few sections of beach area available to the public. This low, ocean level area contains bars, restaurants and shops but soon gives way to 3 - 4 miles of stunning cliffs that rise up to 40' - 50'. These cliffs are home to quite a few beautiful, colorful and very unique resorts, bars, restaurants and clubs including the world renowned Rick's Cafe.

On the inland side of One Love Drive are all kinds of small shops, bars and restaurants that get their trade primarily from the cliff resort's tourists. There are also quite a few beautiful, lush inland resorts that are of lower cost so they too have their tourist following.

The West End could be a complete tourist resort area in itself with just its cliffs and small beaches. But combine it with the fabulous 7 - mile beach resort area and this makes Negril Jamaica into a tropical resort heaven offering the best of all worlds!

 


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