|What's it look like over there on the|
|It would be hard to describe the West End cliffs without including the words green and turquoise, carefree and free-spirited. And even, in seeming contradiction of each other, wild excitement and peaceful tranquility. Yet all these and more, daily characterize Negril's West End. If you haven't been, know that you can find whatever you are into in a vacation lifestyle on the cliffs|
|Light & shadow come into play to create a wide variety of water hues from any given point on the west end cliffs|
|Not my pic above-taken from my archive-email if you know credit please|
|Some of the best photo ops of Negril's west end can only be had from the sea. The best snorkling is to be had from boat decks as well, far out West.|
|To the right below, a good illustration of how dramatically the scene can change in different light at a different time of day. One going out (above), one coming back in (below).|
|In our appreciation of deep greens & blues, we mustn't forget the wonderful golden quality of a West End sunset. These views draw people from all over the world for the unique beauty of a west end sunset.|
|The lifestyle on the West End, whether you stay 2 days, 2 months, or 2 years, is one of freedom and a laid back nature. Although the West End road occasionally has what one might ALMOST call traffic, there is nothing hectic about the pace. The range of accommodations and attractions varies from rustic budget to luxurious high end, and dining from tablecloths, china, and silver to a paper-wrapped jerk lobster out of a steel drum barbecue on the street. But from the hammocks to the feather beds and everything in between, casual and relaxed are the key descriptive words you will use later, to explain your trip to the loved ones who did not come with you.|
|In the first few miles of the West End cliffs you won't find spacious lawns & acres of open land. Villas, guest houses, hotels, & family homes / businesses have made the most of the rocky landscape and close quarters. Lush gardens and charming walkways are a hallmark of nearly all enclaves there. Flowers, vines, & colorful bushes like croton cover the cliffs. All along the rocks ladders, sundecks and platforms have been constructed in imaginative and enticing designs.
As you head farther west past the lighthouse the drop from cliff to sea, in spots, is not so great, and much of the land is less developed and closely packed. Here you will find large lovely expanses of green lawn, used for entertaining, football (soccer), and occasional large gatherings.
|THE Jamaican dog. There is only one. Tan coat, white paws, long legs, thin. They cloned thousands of them and dropped them all over Yard!|
|Although there are many hot spots on the West End for meeting and mingling, and just plain people watching, when I go for snorkeling I like quieter spots with more solitude.
Many of these are located past the lighthouse, Negril's ONE landmark, (other than the old stone church near the p.o.) farther west. Some of these are exquisite, but there is often some risk involved in getting to the spots where you are guaranteed
to have no intruders.
|Sunsets from these tranquil spots can be worth their weight in gold|
|Or give you a rosey outlook on life|
|It seems EVERYONE has their own favorite personal snapshot of the world renown Rock House. How can I be left out? Though it has changed little from the way I remember it back in the 80's, here is my rendition of the Rock House in the new millenium.|
|Views, views, views! EVERY room is a room with a view, though we cannot promise a sweet likkle Julian Sands in with the bargain. BYOB! Bring your own Boytoy!|
|MORE GOLDEN BLISS
not my pic to right, from my archived Negril pics.
|On Negril's West End Cliffs, your windows & doors are feet from the sea...feet away and feet above. Most everyone has a verandah & lovely gardens to sit & enjoy the splendor in a relaxed atmosphere.|
|EVERY repeat visitor has a favorite photograph of the West End cliff view.
Here is my all-time favorite, courtesy of Beverly of Texas, a long time resident and landowner in Negril, on its West End.
|Many of you seek not only a place to relax and do some great snorkeling, but a place to gather old friends and meet new ones. Some of you enjoy learning the customs and culture of a new country, but want to have familiar comforts around you in your home away from home.|
|Clockwise: Dat Pirate, Big Red, Lisa, Barb, Norma and Brad, Carole, Red with Mare, & Marie|
|Come to Negril's Wild West End-you'll NEVER want to leave!|