Must see attractions in Negril & West Coast

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    Seven Mile Beach

    Seven Mile Beach was initially touted on tourism posters as ‘seven miles of nothing but you and the sea.’ True, sunbathers still lie half submerged in the gentle surf, and the sweet smell of ganja smoke continues to perfume the breeze, but otherwise the beach has changed a great deal. Today it’s lined with restaurants, bars and nightspots, and every conceivable water sport is on offer. It is still beautiful to behold, but if you’re looking for solitude, look elsewhere. It's worth noting that Seven Mile Beach is actually only 4 miles (6.5km) long.

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    Royal Palm Reserve

    Officially closed to the public, the 289-acre Royal Palm Reserve stretches along the southern side of the Great Morass, and consists of three distinct swamp forest types: royal palm forest, buttonwood forest and bull thatch forest. They’re all home to butterflies, doctorbirds, herons, egrets, endangered black parakeets, Jamaican woodpeckers and countless other birds. Swing by and the on-site caretaker can show you round. Take Sheffield Rd east of Negril for 6km and turn left after the golf course.

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    Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden

    At the south end of West End, follow the signs to this private garden, where Jamaica's endemic hummingbirds flit between the firecracker flowers, bromeliads and heliconia blooms. The admission fee gets you some sugar water and around an hour to attract the tiny feathered marvels. Barney also arranges guided garden walks on request (US$85 for two people).

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    Long Bay Beach Park

    Toward the north end of Seven Mile Beach, this beach is more peaceful and far less crowded than the sand further south. Here you’ll find more sugary sand and picnic tables, plus changing rooms. But there’s also coarse grass here, so it’s not quite as picturesque.

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    Bloody Bay Beach

    A splendid option in between two large all-inclusives, with no facilities and few people, save for a few savvy travelers and a smattering of locals enjoying some repose away from the hubbub.

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    Negril Hills

    This range of low-lying hills rises inland of Negril’s West End. The raised limestone upland is wild and smothered in brush. Tiny hamlets sprinkle the single road that provides access from Negril: Whitehall Rd leads south from Sheffield Rd to the hamlet of Orange Hill, swings east through the hills via the town of Retirement, and eventually links to the A2 for Savanna-la-Mar. The area is best explored on a bicycle.

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    Kool Runnings Adventure Park

    If you prefer your water fun doled out in a theme park, descend on this 2-hectare collection of different experiences, from the main water park with flume rides (US$39) to riding on a bamboo raft and paintballing to canoeing, and even spinning in a human gyroscope. Separate entry fees for each experience.