Scarlet sunsets drape the soft lines of sand and sea in purple shadows on the west coast of Jamaica. Negril, the area's hub, has got plenty of front row seats for the show too. Settle onto the powdery stretch of Long Beach after a day of outdoor activity for this spectacular cap to a Caribbean day.
Smooth seas beckon sailors, kayakers and water-skiers. Spoiled for choice, it might be a relief to hit the water face down to snorkel by reefs or sink deeper into the warm waters equipped with appropriate scuba gear. Sign on with a day cruise to access snorkeling spots further north, a horseback ride in the jungle and real 'Jamaican Punch'. Try a night cruise to catch a romantic sunset on deck.
With time to spare, make the trip to Cousin's Cove, where creaking ruins make for an afternoon of exploring and trails around the cove offer exercise.
Escape the workload of reality and get swamped at the Great Morass, a tangle of mangroves that shelters wetlands waterfowl, or head out to sea with on a charter trip and fix your pole for tuna.
Negril is 40 miles west of Montego Bay.