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Jamacian Culture

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Jamacian Culture

Male Individual Arriving in Negril 2/11-2/27. Looking for inexpensive public (if available) transportation from Sangster Airport to Negril. Also looking for inexpensive hotel where I can mingle with locals and experience true Jamaican culture. Does not have to be on beach but nearby will do. No all inclusives or fancy place just a safe area to rest my bones. Any info will help.

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1. Re: Jamacian Culture

Jamaican are about the most passionate people I have met. I love how at night everyone is out and the streets are alive.

If you want a more locals experience, stay in the west end (cliffs) area. You can get to the beach economically by route taxi.

Seastar Inn is great but would likely be booked, still a good place to hang out, have lunch, enjoy their pool & bar.


Xtabi gardenside rooms would work too:

http://www.negrilonestop.com/xtabi.shtml or Catcha Gardens:


I would say these are more mid-low priced but cheaper places can be found:


Theresa at Just Natural rents a small house up Hylton Ave we checked it out really cute and about $50-ish/night. Would be about local as you could get and she is about the nicest woman you could ever meet. This is the facebook page for their restaurant.


I think I have her cell number somewhere if you want it and I can dig it up.

If you really want closer to beach, there are a number of inexpensive places across from beach:




Enjoy Negril!

Edited: 27 January 2013, 17:00
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Google Juta Negril for airport transportation. About $40 return.

February is probably the busiest month in Negril, so may be difficult finding accommodation for your entire stay, in the same room, at short notice. Check Wild Parrot, White Sands, Bourbon Beach, Travellers, Firefly, Kuyaba (has some basic cottages), for starters. Coral Seas Gardens and Jah B's are cheap and across the road from the beach as is Hidden Paradise (the latter appears to be higher rated).

On the cliffs, check Xtabi, Catcha Falling Star GARDENS, The Oasis, maybe even Home Sweet Home, Blue Cave Castle....no doubt Seastar is fully booked.

Good luck!

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"Looking for inexpensive public (if available) transportation from Sangster Airport to Negril."

If you are looking for something like a Greyhound bus from the airport to Negril you will not find it. The one and only public bus to Negril makes only two trips each day and offers no service to the Montego Bay airport. That bus operates only from downtown Montego Bay to downtown Negril. In addition, there is no city bus service to/from the airport. For your options for transfers from the airport to Negril see the following


"Also looking for inexpensive hotel where I can mingle with locals and experience true Jamaican culture"

There are a number in Negril. However, Feb. is 'high season' in Jamaica. You will find the highest hotel rates of the year during Feb. In addition, you will find many resorts fully booked espically as you are planning to arrive in just over 2 weeks. Many people book a year in advance for Feb. vacations in Negril. Plan on limited or no availablity at most resorts in Negril. Try looking at Secrets Cabins which is on the beach. See the following


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mikeg66 don't worry, you will find accommodations. Many of the popular mid-higher prices places will be booked but on the lower end I think you will be just fine.

Our friends are in Negril right now and say it is not that busy especially comparing to similar dates for the past 2 years.

I would get it on it right away though.

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Try JudyHouse - I think its the right mix of reasonable rates (they have back-packing cabins with shared bath as well as full cabins), located off the beaten path but not that far off so you can easily get to both the beach and cliffs if you want, in a Jamaican residential neighborhood.


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Check out onestopva.com. Great site to get info on a few dozen places to stay, including prices.

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7. Re: Jamacian Culture

I recommend Kingsley James for tranportation $16 each way and Banana's Garden (bed and breakfast) which is across the street from Ricks in the West End. Price depends on the time of year.

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Jsteil plan sounds good... There is a bus stop outside of the airport across the street, but it would take you to the bus park, then you would have to take a route taxi or bus to Negril from there. I have no idea about that. $16 is a good rate.

The Knutsford Express also goes to Negril, but it's a few dollars more. And it would be the same process -- taxi or bus outside of airport to the location where the Knutsford is stationed in the town and it has scheduled arrival and departure times. So that might be a bit of inconvenience.

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Just take the Juta Negril airport bus to Negril. It goes directly from the airport and delivers you and your luggage direct to your hotel for as cheap as you're going to get for that service. It is intended for tourist airport transfers.

Kingsley James $16? I know a private taxi driver by that name who charges $50 each way. Are you saying there's a bus by that name?

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i have to second rastagirl

judy house for reasonable rates and they cater to backpackers and low budget travellers

i have a friend who stays there whenever he reaches negril because he finds it safe and comfortable