Holiday in Jamaica

Personalized Vacation in Villas in Port Antonio, Jamaica W.I.

Parish of Westmoreland



Villas in Negril

Average price per couple starting from US$ 300

Sea Grape
Dine in the fragrant tranquility of your private walled garden in our one-bedroom, one-bathroom Seagrape Villa.
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 2 persons

1 Bedroom

Average price per couple starting from US$ 600

Mango Villa
Mango Villa Negril
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 4 persons

2 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 900

Naseberry
Naseberry Villa Negril
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 6 persons

3 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 120

Almond
Almond Villa Negril
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 8 persons

4 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 150

Cottonwood
Cottonwood Villa Negril
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 10 persons

5 Bedrooms

Average price per couple starting from US$ 200

Palm VIlla
A private swimming pool and covered outdoor living room are highlights of our Palm Villa
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Minimum stay 2 nights

Max. 10 persons

5 Bedrooms


 

For years the Negril's seven mile beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines.The north end of the beach is home to the large, all-inclusive resorts, and to the south are the smaller, family-run boutique hotels. This combination gives the Negril area a large variety of rooms, services and prices.

South of the main Negri beach area is West End Road, known as the "cliffs", which is lined with resorts that offer more privacy. These areas offer easy access to waters good for snorkeling and diving, with jumping points reaching more than 40 feet (12 m) high. Rick's Cafe is a place to watch the cliff jumpers. They are incredible to watch.But gorgeous sunsets are not limited to Rick's Cafe - from most locations is Negril the view is unparalleled!

The fact that Negril is still underdeveloped remains a significant factor in its undoubted charm. The unspoilt, untamed and unforgetable Negril- Jamaica's jewel in the crown where our open 7 mile beach entices you to walk, to swim, to play... and to make friends. Our rugged cliff side on the West End burst into fire at sunset in the many bars and restaurants, whilst the peaceful afternoons show off the many caves and diving areas.

Negril is unique in its equal portions of beach and cliff, its numerous eccentric characters, its laid back atmosphere and its friendliness! Like the sun setting dramatically over the sea, and returning each morning, we hope that you will return after sampling the diversity that is Negril. Have a great holiday.

Brief history
The earliest inhabitants of Westmoreland were the Arawak and Ciboney Indians. The Ciboney were first to arrive from the coast of South America around 500 B.C.Known as “cave dwellers,” they lived along the cliffs of Negril. The labyrinth of caves and passageways beneath what is now the Xtabi Hotel in Negril are one of the first known settlements of Ciboney Indians in Jamaica.

Christopher Columbus stopped at what became Westmoreland on his second voyage when he landed in Jamaica. One of the first Spanish settlements was also built at present-day Bluefields in this parish.

The English took over the island from Spanish rule in 1665. Colonists named the parish Westmoreland in 1703, as it was the most westerly point of the island. In 1730, Savanna-la-Mar, a coastal port, was designated to replace Banbury as the capital of the parish. A fort was built in the 1700s to defend the port against pirates. Today it is one of the historic sites of the parish.

In 1938, riots at the Frome sugar estate, changed the course of Jamaica's history. In the wake of these riots, the legislature passed universal adult suffrage in 1944, as well as a new constitution, which was approved by the Crown. This put Jamaica on the road to self government and eventually independence. The two national heroes, Sir Alexander Bustamante and Norman Washington Manley, emerged as political leaders during this time.


Geography
Westmoreland has an area of 807 square kilometres (312 sq mi), making it Jamaica's eighth largest parish. Westmoreland's population of 141,000 is made up of a large percentage of ethnic East Indians, descendants of Indentured laborers who came to Jamaica from India to work after Britain abolished slavery in 1833 and the demand for labor remained high. Many intermarried with people of African descent, and the multi-racial descendants are known locally as "half indian."

There are over 10,000 acres (40 km2) of morass land, the largest part of which is called the Great Morass. This contains plant and animal material collected over centuries. The morass can be mined as peat, an excellent source of energy. The marsh serves as a natural and unique sanctuary for a wide variety of Jamaican wildlife and birds. The remaining area consists of several hills of moderate elevation, and alluvial plains along the coast.

Numerous rivers run through the parish. The Cabaritta River, which is 39.7 kilometres long, drains the George's Plain and can accommodate ships weighing up to eight tons. Other rivers include the Negril, New Savanna, Morgan's, Gut, Smithfield, Bowens, Bluefields, Robins, Roaring, Great and Dean.

The westernmost tip of the island, Negril Point, is the site of the Negril Lighthouse.

Commerce
As a result of the fertile plains, the parish thrives on agriculture, mainly sugarcane, which offers direct employment. Other agricultural products include bananas,[{marijuana}], coffee, ginger, cocoa, pimento, honey, rice, and breadfruit. Pastoralism is also practised; the rearing of cattle, horses, and mules, as well as fishing —there are 19 fishing beaches with over 90 boats engaged in the industry. Manufacturing is the third largest sector. Manufactured items include food and drink, tobacco, animal feeds, textile and textile products.

Negril is one of the main tourist destinations in Jamaica. Since the 1950s tourism has been the single fastest growing sector. The major hotels are Couples Swept Away (the northern half of which is technically in Hanover),[3] Poinciana Beach Resort and Negril Beach Club. There are another 200+ resorts and 200+ bars and restaurants.