Dallas Escape Series: Negril Jamaica for Jamaica Dream Weekend, Aug. 5-9

Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa

What?! It’s Jamaica, mon so what else do you expect except great sandy beaches, palm trees and all of that. Flight time from Dallas to Negril is less than four hours.

Jamaica, Negril, 7 Mile Beach

Negril is truly an oasis among Jamaica’s hot spots, and you probably don’t wanna miss Jamaica Dream Weekend coming up August 5th through the 9th.

Dream Weekend is the week-long annual party series which is held around Jamaica’s Independence weekend. The weekend includes up to 10 events, taking place during this period in Negril, with thousands of patrons participating in varied themed activities. Appleton Rums is the main sponsor and the parties for Dream Weekend include Yush, Twisted Spiritz, Igloo, Daydreams, Dream Live, and other events.

[Jamaica Dream Weekend] is geared for anyone who loves reggae, dancehall, all inclusive parties and having a good time. There are no age requirements however the majority of people who attend range from age 18-30.

Thousands of people from all over the Jamaica and other Caribbean islands come every year to become part of the Negril’s premier event.

You can book your airline flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. (MBJ) You will then take a shuttle bus from the airport to Negril, Jamaica. Bus transportation is available from inside the airport after you get off the plane( we recommend Tour Wise) for a transport fee of $25.00

And if you’re not really into the party scene, Negril still offers a great mix of de-stressing activities and natural views.

“Stretching from Bloody Bay in the north to Long Bay and the Negril Cliffs in the south, Negril Beach, is one of Jamaica’s finest stretches of shoreline. Also known as Seven Mile Beach, this idyllic stretch of soft sand and turquoise sea is great for strolling, swimming, and sunbathing. Hotels and restaurants line the shore tucked behind coconut palms and several areas are designated as clothing optional. Visitors will find plenty of watersports on offer as well as many hawkers wandering the beach selling souvenirs.” – Karen Hastings
Best Beach Bars – Rick’s Cafe, Negril, Jamaica
Sandals Negril Swim up Crystal Lagoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite – 1R

From the Sandals Negril Resort site:

The crystal lagoon, set beautifully amongst the lush landscape and tropical vegetation of the resort, is the perfect retreat for guests who choose to let their worries melt away in the calming waters. These magnificent one-bedroom suites with personal butler service are located on the first floor and offer zero-entry access to a sparkling pool. Suites include an expansive living room complete with 42″ plasma TV, separate bedroom with 37″ plasma TV, fine mahogany furnishings, tiled floors, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. Large patios overlooking the sparkling pool and the ocean feature an outdoor dining area, as well as a love seat for the ultimate in relaxation under the warm Caribbean sun. Room View: Beach and Ocean.

The Caves, on the limestone cliffs of Negril’s scenic West End in Jamaica

The Caves is a nice getaway spot in Nergril. From VisitJamaica.com:

Poised on the limestone cliffs of Negril’s scenic West End in Jamaica, The Caves capture all the essence of a seductive oceanfront sanctuary. Twelve exclusive cliff-side accommodations, a Private Cave Dining, The Blackwell Rum Bar, and a Seaview Aveda Amenity Spa offer a refreshingly organic interpretation of romance.

Located close to Negril’s stunning seven-mile beachfront and endless azure waters, The Caves evokes the exoticism of the unexplored while offering all the comforts of home living.

Negril has a reputation for being an off-the-beaten-path traveler’s utopia, and its recent rise in popularity has done little to compromise that standard. The area also features some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and dolphin watching as well as hiking and horseback riding tours. Although The Caves is settled close to the local hub, its protective landscaping and secluded ten-acre property make it feel like a tropical castle set above a vibrant town center.

Enjoy on-site facilities including Spa, sauna, cave dining, restaurant, The Blackwell Rum Bar, The Sands Bar, hot tub, swimming pool and WiFi.

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