Beaches Negril | Scuba Travel

Beaches Negril - Caribbean

  • Sea front property on Negrils white sand 7 mile beach
  • 185 rooms in 24 distinct categories on a 20acre site
  • Twin rooms, suites and interconnecting family options available - plus club concierge and butler upgrades
  • Dine at 9 restaurants - all included in your holiday package
  • Relax with a cocktail at one of 7 bars
  • Entertainment schedule for day time and evenings
  • State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats, PADI Certified staff - 2 dives a day included for certified divers
  • Free WiFi in all rooms and public areas. Premium internet is at an extra cost.

About Beaches Negril

Negril invented "chill" - so get ready to embrace the laid-back spirit at this low-rise resort perched along Jamaica's famed Seven Mile Beach. From the moment you enter the open-air lobby you'll be caught up by fresh ocean breezes and the vibrant colours of the West Indies. The vibe here is totally carefree and with 2 dives a day included as standard for certified divers, you can enjoy this breathtaking island above and below the water.

The resort sits on 20 acres of white sands and sweeping view of the Caribbean sea. There are 185 rooms and suites across 24 room grades. All include Air conditioning, flat screen TVs, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, telephone, refrigerator, clock-radios, in room safe, iPod docking stations, hair dryer, ceiling fan, all mahogany furniture, private bath and shower. All rooms offer a full balcony or patio, featuring tiled rooms. Be sure to check out the room tqabs for some of accommodation options on offer for you stay. Twin bedded rooms or a king size double are available is many room grades..

Everyone loves the luxury inclusive package at Beaches resorts. Wine and dine your way around the globe with 9 restaurants and 7 bars to enjoy. Splash about in one of the 3 freshwater ppol or 3 whirlpools or take a trip to the Red Lane Spa for some quiet me time. Join the engaging Beaches "players" for an array of entertainment, including dance lessons, karaoke, live music, family shows, cabaret performances and disco nightly. Adults only Piano Bar Sing along three evenings per week at The Theatre Bar. Don't miss the theme nights at the Big Top Amphitheatre. There is a comprehensive array of water sports including kayaks, aqua cycles, windsurfing, hobbie cats, stand up paddle boards, Underwater Vision (glass bottom) Boats, snorkelling, banana boats, water-skiing, knee boarding, wakeboarding and land amenities include basketball, miniature golf, volleyball (beach and pool), croquet lawn, outdoor and indoor chess, billiards, table tennis, soccer, shuffleboard, day and night tennis, cards and board games.

Travelling as a family? The kids camps opens from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily with a wide range of activities in a safe environment, supervised by trained Nannies. (Age groups: Infant 0 - 24 months, 3-4 years Toddlers, 5-7 years Navigators, 8-10 years Adventurers, 11-14 years Tweens, 15-17 years Teens). The Pirates Island waterpark features two slides each 204ft. long (42"height requirement), smaller slides for ages 2-4yrs & 4yrs-6yrs, a splash deck, pirate bucket drops and a 92ft meandering lazy river. Liquid at Beaches Nightclub, with a nightly DJ, offers tweens, teens and adults a cool place to visit when the sun goes down. There's the ever popular Xbox play lounge. The exclusive partnership with Sesame Street makes Beaches the only Caribbean resort where kids can play every day with the lovable, colourful, and friendly cast of characters. Just imagine their joy as they take off with friends on their own Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street

Negril Luxury Double

Situated near a variety of restaurants and the main pool, these remodeled rooms span the first and second floors of the Montpelier buildings and offer stunning views of lush gardens from a private patio or balcony. Each room boasts two double beds, a flat-screen TV and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination. For your refreshment, your room includes a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice and soda. Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks varietal wines and local beer.

Grande Luxe Double

Located on the first through third floors of the Savannah buildings, this room features either a private patio or balcony showcasing serene views of the resort's tropical gardens. Each room is configured with two double beds and includes a flat screen TV. Rollaway beds are also available upon request. The en-suite bathroom has a bathtub with shower combination. For your refreshment, your room includes a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice and soda.

Tropical Beachfront Walkout Concierge Double

Located on the ground floor this room includes a flat-screen TV, marble en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination and a private walkout patio showcasing lush gardens and the Caribbean Sea. The room includes two double beds and a single pullout sofa bed. your room includes a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice and soda. A stocked in-room bar with a variety of liquors, Guests staying in this category enjoy concierge services, including exclusive Concierge

Tropical Beachfront Oversized Concierge Family Suite

Discover true relaxation in these spacious, one-bedroom suites, located on the first through third floor. Complete with a flat-screen TV, a twin-size daybed with trundle, single pull out sofa and a king-size bed with a matching armoire, these suites are perfect for families. For an added sense of luxury, each suite includes a marble bathroom, equipped with a double vanity and bathtub and shower combination, plus a private patio or balcony for breathtaking views of the beach.

Air conditioning, flat screen T.V's, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, telephone, refrigerator, clock-radios, in room safe, iPod docking stations, hair dryer, ceiling fan, all mahogany furniture, private bath and shower. All rooms offer a full balcony or patio, featuring tiled rooms.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below with your ideal dates and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

Your Details

Your Holiday


Beaches new Platinum Protocol of Cleanliness encompasses added health and wellbeing requirements across all points of contact at every resort, including common areas, all restaurants and kitchens, bars, guest rooms, activities, fitness centers, spas, and includes all behind-the-scenes operations. They are leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to welcome guests back to the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean in a friendly, clean and, most importantly, safe environment.

Prevention is the key to safeguarding the health of Beaches employees and our guests. They long ago developed a sophisticated approach to preventing the spread of illnesses at Beaches resorts under the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the local Ministries of Health in each country sandals resorts are located. Sandals have dedicated Quality Inspection Teams and environmental health and safety managers at all of their resorts to make sure every procedure is in place to protect every guest and team member. Beaches resorts have always been equipped with full-service medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel, but they have now upgraded these facilities to include the appropriate equipment and supplies needed to address new protocols.

Dive Centre Protocol's

Countertops, pens, clipboards, picnic benches to be sanitized after each use
All masks to be placed in sanitization solution and liquid detergent and visible to guest
All Team Members will wear masks/face shields and sanitize hands while interacting with each guest
Dive pool deck will be sanitized daily
Doors will remain open for airflow
Weight belts, regulators and dive masks to be left in sanitization bucket onboard after use
All tanks, seats and vessel bathrooms will be sanitized before and between trips
Wetsuits, fins and jackets will be taken back to the dive shop by guests and placed in sanitization solution
Tanks will be set up 6 feet apart on dive boats
Boat manifest to be adjusted to limit occupants and accommodate the six ft. rule in accordance with social distancing guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Jamaica is around 9hrs hours direct flying time from London.

Covid Travel Information

Jamaica is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website.

All travellers arriving in Jamaica will be tested for Covid-19 and screened for symptoms at the airport.

British tourists can expect to be tested for COVID19 upon arrival and spend their time in Jamaica only within the COVID Resilient Zone along the northern coastline resort areas.

The Resilient Corridor is a special zone in which tourism service delivery operators have been trained and certified for adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Visitors are required to stay within the Resilient Corridor.

It is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of six feet

More information can be found on the Visit Jamaica website.

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Croatia.

Last Updated: 17JUL2020

Weather and Climate

Jamaica has a tropical climate with temps between 22C and 31C across the year. The UK winter months December to February are the dry season, with cool nights and sunshine filled days. The wettest months are May, June, October and November, when you have higher chances of rain. The water is cooler around 25-26 over the winter months, warming up to around 30 over the summer months,

Travel

Flight options

There are direct flights from London to Jamaica with BA and Virgin, typically 2 or 3 times a week (depending on season). We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Jamaica, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us

Stopovers

Flights are direct to Jamaica, but from here you can fly to several other Beaches or Sandals resorts for a longer holiday. Talk to us about island hopping itineraries

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

British Passport holders do not need a visa to visit Jamaica. On entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay as a tourist only. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Jamaica, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met by a representative of Sandals or Beaches from your chosen resort. They will be clearly identifiable at the airport. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Beaches Negril is around 50miles from Monetgo Bay airport

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally.

Info

Tipping

All Beaches holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally

Currency

USD, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

Plugs are very similar to the electrical outlets found in the United States and Canada - 110V

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire is arranged in resort and is included in your package price

Extras

Entry level PADI courses and scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

Souvenirs

Beaches resorts have a wide range of shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs

Nitrox/Gas

Limited - please ask at the time of booking if nitrox may be available

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a Beaches holiday is around £175 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

7 nights all inclusive in your chosen room grade - all inclusive with meals, drinks (inc selected premium liquors), in resort entertainment schedule and a wide range of selected and and water sports.
Beaches resorts include complimentary scuba diving for certified divers, with two 1-tank dives, or one 2-tank dive, every day of your stay (except arrival and departure days)
Use of the Red Lane Spas plunge pools, steam baths and saunas (all of which are free to use) Kids programme, Sesame Street and Pirates island water park are all included as standard
Your holiday includes flights to Montego Bay Jamaica from the UK - please ask for a competitive quote to upgrade your flight option from economy. Return airport transfers are included in your package for Montego Bay. If you need a transfer from Kingston, a additional cost may apply.

Excluded

Spa services, candle light dinner, beach cabana, laundry, premium internet (larger file downloads) and selected excursions/sports are booked and paid for in resort

Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

All Beaches holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally




At Beaches Resorts certified divers can dive every day at no extra change - twice a day with one tank or one two-tank dive, every day of your holiday.

Some of the most popular diving in Jamaica is around Negril and Montego Bay. The diving is diverse, with a something there for everyone. Like reefs? Want to wreck dive? Looking for reef sharks, nurse sharks and rays? Jamaica has it all!

Top-of-the-line equipment hire included
State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats
Entry level PADI courses available - extra charges apply
Scuba reviews available - extra charges apply


If you've never dived before, the brief introductory PADI Resort Certification programme will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world that same day. Entry levels courses are available in resort. Talk to your experienced PADI instructor for more info, timings and costs.



Deep Plane

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 60ft

This is where our Divemasters love to hang. Small plane sunk to provide reef. Frequented by turtles, Barracuda, Spade Fish, and the territorial Ocean Trigger Fish. Drift along the outer edge before the Caribbean drops off to the deep.

SANDS CLUB

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

The reef has a medium profile and is made up of individual coral heads, soft gorgonians, and purple sea fans. French Grunt, Goatfish and Squirrelfish gather at the base of barrel sponges and yellow and brown tube sponges. Black surgeon and yellow and brown chromis can be seen. Many more cluster of brown tube sponges grow on the wall, which is deeply undercut in many places. These overhang are overgrown with black coral , wire and whip coral and a multitude of sponges. You may discover a spotted drum, or a very shy queen angelfish against the wall. Fairy basslets hang upside down from the ceiling and the encrusting sponges add splashes of color.

GALLERY

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

Interesting overhangs and ledges. Coral reef with lots of places to explore. Large crabs, turtles, nurse sharks, sting rays, morays, black coral and the occasional Sea Horse are often seen here.

FISH POND

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 0ft | Max Depth: 70ft

This site is perfect for training. Majority of the reef is flat, and consist patches of sand and colorful sponges, corals, goatfish and snapper. At times the current is very strong.

Shallow Plane

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 60ft

Wreck dive of a Cessna 152 Airplane resting next to a beautifully overhanging reef. Look for Queen Angelfish, Spotted Drum Fish, and the occasional dolphin at this site. This dive is an extension of Arches reef dive.

ARCHES

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 33ft | Max Depth: 45ft

We often combine the shallow plane with this 33' dive. There are many overhangs and ledges. Nurse sharks and very large sting rays are common. Swim through the arches and notice the purple and yellow fairy bassets. They align themselves to the substratum and are upside down on the ceilings of the arches and caverns. Resort divers stay at the reef around 30ft. 45ft distance to sand bottom.

MIDDLE SHOAL REEF (BEGINNER)

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 60ft

One of the most frequently visited 30' dive sites. Used mainly for our PADI introductory (Resort) Scuba Course dive #1. Nice coral reef to 30' sand bed. Very large aggregation of French grunts at cleaning stations on coral heads. Squirrel fish aggregations at other cleaning sites. Turtles often seen on the edge of a sand bed. Many blue chromis, creole wrans, parrots, etc.

THRONE ROOM

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 70ft

The entrance is a fairly wide but low cavern with a crack in the reef about 25 ft. long and 8 ft. wide. When using the entrance you need to be really careful not to damage the coral around the opening. The walls on the inside are covered with colorful sponges. The bottom is covered with fine sediments, which when disturbed will immediately reduce the visibility. Leaving the throne room, you swim through a large opening forming a window of sorts; coming into the deeper reef at 70 ft. This window provides great photo opportunities.

SURPRISE REEF

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

There's a few caverns perfect for hiding of nurse sharks and turtles colourful sponges lots of black durgeon, French grunt Maroon spotted fish and schools of blue chromis, and that's what makes this reef so surprisingly cool.

FRENCHMAN HOLE

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 60ft | Max Depth: 70ft

A dive located directly offshore from Orange River - many ledges. A cave very similar to the Throne Room, known for nurse sharks and the odd hammerhead. Morays, groupers, etc. This site is seldom used.

TUG BOAT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 70ft | Max Depth: 90ft

This wreck was sunk in 1993 to provide the sealife with an artificial reef. Settled on a sandy patch, the reef in this area is worth checking out as well. Look for Barracuda, Scrawled File Fish, and the occasional Eagle Ray passing through the area. Swim in through the boat and out into beautiful coral. The tug boat is 55ft in length.

MIDDLE SHOAL REEF (ADVANCED)

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 80ft | Max Depth: 90ft

There is a small single engine plane located at this site at a depth of 90'. This dive is known for spade fish and barracuda. Beautiful coral, barrel, sponge, gorgonians, etc. Farther out, there is drop-off up to 200'.

KING FISH POINT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 1000ft | Max Depth: 130ft

This is a beautiful dive site for divers who seek to find various species of fishes. It also has beautiful overhanging ledges, which leads into a 130ft great wall. This reef is the home to turtles and great back whales and occasionally the Hammer Head shark can be seen. This is one of Negril's best wall dives.

CHINESE REEF

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 100ft | Max Depth: 130ft

This is a great diving site where you can see many different fascinating things. From the numerous brown and black corals to the huge sponges that occupy the reef. Here, there are multiple overhanging ledges which may or may not conceal some of the reef's beautiful creatures and this will allow for an exciting diving experience.

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Beaches Resorts create culinary experiences that take one on a global journey of delectable discovery. With numerous distinctive types of cuisine, you can discover sumptuous regional specialities, with each one delivering a new cultural flavour

There are 9 restaurants to choose from and 7 Bars
Below are some of our favourites

Stew Fish

This classic restaurant is named for its signature dish of brown stewfish, a Jamaican cooking method where fish is simmered in its own juices to lock in flavour. Jamaican-born chefs put their heart and soul into the appetizing selection of authentic Caribbean cuisine such as West Indies Pepperpot Soup, Jamaican Pepper Shrimp, and Lobster Bouillabaisse. There's no better place to enjoy bona fide Caribbean cuisine and an after-dinner walk along the beach is inevitable.

El Mariachi

Staying true to the Southwestern concept, Mariachi offers traditional favourites like Ceviche, Tortilla Soup and Enchiladas, and also presents dishes such as Mahi Mahi Gratin with Tequila, Grilled Ribeye Steak, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Not to be left out, the kids also have a plenty of delicious options including BBQ Buffalo Wings, Chicken Tacos and Quesadillas.

Dino's Pizzeria

Nothing says comfort food better than a warm slice of brick oven pizza made fresh with mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, and tasty toppings. Dino's Pizzeria hits the spot anytime of day or night with oven-baked bread and choice toppings including, Gorgonzola, pear, Brie, prosciutto, sausage, artichokes, seafood and more.