Bloody Bay Jamaica is known for its laid-back atmosphere as much as its beautiful beaches. This natural wonder is a part of the community of Negril, found at the western portion of the island, just ten minutes from Montego Bay. This beach resort features plentiful natural beauty, a ribbon of white sand beaches, excellent snorkeling, and carefree attitude.
Bloody Bay in Negril is one of the favorite Jamaican beaches, along with the nearby Seven Mile Beach, Kingston's Hellshire Beach, and Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio. Each of these beaches, scattered along the coast, offer visitors sun, sand, and mild weather whatever time of year you visit.
The name, Bloody Bay, reflects the history as a whaling port. As the legend goes, a pirate named Calico Jack Rackham and his band of ruffians were captured along the bay after vast quantities of rum did them in. Today, it's not pirates who visit; all kinds of folks step onto the sands of Bloody Bay Beach-families on vacation, college students enjoying spring break, honeymooners, water sports enthusiasts, and plenty of people who want to take a break from the same old same old. No matter what your reason is for visiting, you'll find a fine place to enjoy a day at the beach.
Along the long ribbon of white sand beaches that make up Bloody Bay in Negril, you'll find plenty of places to spread out a blanket, go swimming, relax on a chaise lounge, enjoy a tropical cocktail, and snap pictures of the Negril Lighthouse.
For those who want to do more than dip their toes in the surf, Bloody Bay in Negril offers an array of adventure activities such as sea kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, and parasailing. The colorful coral reefs and calm, clear waters make Bloody Bay Jamaica a diver's paradise. Many local companies offer PADI certification and guided SCUBA excursions, in addition to catamaran cruises, snorkeling, and equipment rentals. For a memorable excursion, consider exploring one of the caves or taking a canoe trip deep into the Negril Great Morass. This protected area is recognized for its tall palm trees, crocodiles, and exotic birds.
In keeping up with the casual attitude, clothing-option sunbathing is allowed at some portions of Bloody Bay Beach, just like at James Bond Beach along the North Coast. If that's not your scene, don't worry; most of the beaches require beach attire.
In the evening, when the sun sinks below the horizon of Bloody Bay Beach, the skies blaze bright with vivid oranges and purples. Sunset cruises are a popular way to enjoy the scenery. Afterward, you'll find a wide array of things to enjoy such as shopping, enjoying Jamaican cuisine, and listening live music. This area has one of the liveliest music scenes outside of Kingston, including all-night dancing, calypso beach barbecues, and outdoor concerts.
When you're ready to turn in for the night, you'll find a number of hotels overlooking Bloody Bay Jamaica. Thanks to local preservation efforts, you won't find any hulking hotel towers here. None of the hotels and resort facilities are taller than a standard palm tree, meaning you'll enjoy fantastic views of the sunset and the crystal-clear Caribbean waters.