Negril offers more than calm beaches, good music, and amazing food. This Jamaican beach destination also houses locations and sporting events that bring out the sports fan in all of us! From fun marathons with a twist to oceanfront golf courses, Negril is much more than just an R&R vacation spot!
Deep Sea Fishing
The waters that surround this Caribbean island are home to several types of fishing because of the vast differences in the underwater landscapes of the region. Jamaica’s waters are well-known for deep-sea and sport fishing. Deep-sea fishing is extremely popular among Jamaica’s visitors, and the island’s annual fishing tournaments are renowned. Jamaica hosts two international tournaments, the Jamaica International Fishing Tournament and the Jamaica International Blue Marlin Team Tournament. Both of them take place in the early fall, September and October. A morning or afternoon spent fishing is a great way to spend some time in the sun, so come aboard the 32 feet Luhrs for half day or a full day sporting event. Try your luck at catching blue marlin, mahi mahi, and tuna whale!
Negril Hills Golf Club
Nestled in the lush green hills high above the white beaches of Negril on the island’s west cost is the Negril Hills Golf Club. The 18-hole, par 72, 6,333-yard course features gently undulating fairways. Shots to elevated Bermuda greens make a golfer’s day interesting on this sporty layout.
Tryall Golf Club
Built on a former century-old sugar plantation is historic, challenging, and picturesque Tryall Golf Club. It is considered one of the finest tournament venues in the Caribbean. This 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Ralph Plummer has played host to such prestigious international events as the Johnnie Walker World Championship. With rolling fairways and tricky greens, the course stretches over 6,772 yards from seaside to forested hills.
Enjoy a fun, sporting event characterized by good vibes and lots of reggae music, the Reggae Marathon in Negril. The marathon starts early in the morning with a pre-dawn opening ceremony featuring Rastafarian drumming and flaming bamboo torches. A horn marks the start of the race, which sets off from Long Bay Beach Park. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island. Runners are buoyed on by the sound of reggae music from live bands and sound systems along the route. The Reggae Marathon each year offers a world-class experience to visitors and Jamaicans alike by combining the best of Jamaica — sports, music, and tourism — in one single event.
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