Averages for Negril in January
Negril is a legendary beach resort in western Jamaica. Rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines, Negril’s beach is famous for its untouched beauty and incredible length. Negril’s beach spans about four miles of unbroken coastline, although travel editors and many tourists for some reason insist that the beach stretches for 7 miles. The northern end of the beach is home t...
Averages for Negril in January
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
|Rainfall days||8 days|
|Chance of Rain||37 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||20 %|
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Averages for Negril in January
Negril is a legendary beach resort in western Jamaica. Rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines, Negril’s beach is famous for its untouched beauty and incredible length. Negril’s beach spans about four miles of unbroken coastline, although travel editors and many tourists for some reason insist that the beach stretches for 7 miles. The northern end of the beach is home to the large, all-inclusive resorts, and to the south tourists can find smaller, family-run hotels.
Enjoying perfect subtropical climate, Negril is warm all year round, while sea water temperatures float around a welcoming 27 degrees Celsius. Daytime high peaks can go as high as 28 degrees while lows rarely drop below 21 degrees. Even in January, the sun shines for full 9 hours, brightening the magnificent sands of Negril.
Where to Stay
An exquisite resort that offers surprisingly low prices in the month of January is none other than the Citronella (West End Road). Offering traditional Jamaican cottages on rocky cliffs that overlook Negril’s famous waters, the Citronella is one of the hottest and most desirable resorts. Tranquil and exotic, this hotel has well-kept lawns and beautiful gardens. The food at the Citronella is sublime too, as the resort maintains a well-known restaurant that serves local delicacies.
Negril is popular year round, even in January. For those who wish to avoid the tourist buzz and also save considerable money, the Country Country Beach Cottages present the best option for their accommodation. Simple and elegant, the resort features only hand-crafted, genuinely Caribbean cottages next to the beach. Each cottage is surrounded by its own veranda and tropical garden, giving it privacy and a true sense of Caribbean spirit.
Things to Do
There are tons of things to do and see in Negril, you just have to explore and be open to new experiences. The town began development as a major resort destination in the 1950s and even today, the beach is largely untouched by man, adding to its pristine beauty. To the north of Negril, one can find nightclubs, classy restaurants and large hotel complexes while to the south, there are many smaller hotels and local entertainment establishments.
Visitors to the island can enjoy a plethora of maritime activities, including Stanley’s Deep Sea Fishing. At Stanley’s, tourists can actually fish alongside local experts and take their fresh catch to any nearby local eatery to have them cooked; you can’t get fresher fish than that. The prices are quite affordable for a boat trip plus deep sea fishing, and guarantee a full day’s worth of fishing off Negril’s stunning shores.
If you'd rather head away from the crowds, look up Treasure Beach on the south coast of Jamaica. It's a much slower, laid-back community, with fishers and farmers--a great chance to mingle with the locals.
Hit the Beach
The longest beach in Jamaica is also one of its best: the Seven Mile Beach of Negril. Developed in the 1960s, the beach is dotted with resorts, restaurants, sunbathing spots, and everything from snacks to hair-braiding. The beach is famed for its turquoise sea and the pristine sand, which gets whiter the farther from town you go. Along the beachfront you’ll encounter dozens of hawkers selling their wares, and taxis charging higher rates than in town.
Eating & Drinking
Murphy's West End Restaurant (West End) is a popular spot for gracious service and delicious lobster. The open kitchen serves fresh fish, devil chicken, sweet potato mash and callaloo. Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio (Canaan Mountain) is a unique facility that combines an organic dinner and a farm tour of "real" Jamaica. The restaurant is located in the rainforest, so be sure to pack some good shoes!
Just Natural (Hylton Avenue) is a restaurant that serves fresh, healthy and affordable dishes daily, some vegan. You can find anything from fruit and vegetable dishes to unique juices to freshly picked ingredients from the garden. Certainly a change from typical meat and rice fare!
January events in Negril
New Year's Day
1st January 2016
The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire. Traditionally, as a date in the Gregorian Calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ. Throughout Jamaica it is observed with extravagant fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
Accompong Maroon Festival
6th January 2016
Throughout Jamaica on 6th January, the Accompong Maroon Festival is held to honour their leader Cudjoe who led them to triumph over the British during the 1700s. The Maroons are descendants of ex-slaves who escaped form the plantations during slavery and established free villages for themselves in which they could live without fear, therefore Maroons are very important in the history of Jamaica.
African Drum Circle
17th January 2016 to 20th January 2016
Inviting all the drummers, percussionist's, dancers and lovers of music to celebrate this annual event at Negril Treehouse Resort, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland.
Jamaica Rum, Reggae & Negril Jerk Festival
19th January 2016 to 20th January 2016
This is a two day festival showcasing the best rum in Jamaica with reggae music and Jerk cuisine. Saturday night will showcase the best rum in Jamaica and on Sunday the Jamaican Jerk cuisine will being offered to the public. There will be mouth watering, delicious, hot and spicy jerk cuisines of all variety waiting to set your taste buds on fire. Entertainment will include some of Jamaica's best International dance hall/reggae artists and entertainment will be provided for the kids.
Negril Sprint Triathlon
25th January 2016
Annually, every last week of January, Sprint Thriathlon is held at Negril. It is a short-distance triathlon, ideal for those competitors who are new to the sport. Because the contests require less training and experience, sprint triathlons are a very popular type of endurance competition in Negril.
International Custom Day
26th January 2016
An international observance, also known as an international dedication or an international anniversary, is a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Each year it is celebrated with a special church service, which is then followed by different activities like seminars and conferences.