Beach Clubs, or full service spots on the beach, are gaining popularity in Jamaica. These are a great compromise for visitors to the island who aren’t staying in one hotel with daily access to a beach but who also are seeking a little comfort when the want to spend the day frolicking by the sea. Not attached to a hotel, many of these spots offer everything from just food and bar service to wifi and entertainment, and make a great option to hold special events like weddings.
Bamboo Beach Club
This beach club goes out of its way to make sure the guests who flock to its sands have a day filled with activities and aim that everyone has a good time. Entertainment includes games, dancing and shows. Food and cocktails are available all day on the mile long beach. All you need to do is lie in the shade or sunshine as you please and take in the atmosphere.
Doctor’s Cave Beach
Montego Bay’s hip strip sees thousands of visitors every year and no destination is more popular than the famous beach at Doctors Cave. With a long history as a top attraction in Jamaica, the beach remains just as beautiful as its always been.. For a small fee, you’ll have access to the white sand beaches, gorgeous waters (rumoured to have healing qualities), food drinks, a gift shop, pool table, sauna, cyber cafe, gym and other amenities.
Travel Tip: Aquasol Beach Park , also in Montego Bay, boasts arcade games, bumper cars and rides for those seeking a little more play than just chilling on the beach. Or check out Margaritaville or Hard Rock Café if your ‘play’ is a little more about having a party.
Montego BayCornwall Beach is a 2 acre beach club built simply to offer relaxation in the sun while you laze on the beach, swim in the warm tropical sea and enjoy a day of play. The beach has a bar, restaurant and gift shop as well as umbrellas, lounge chairs, volleyball and snorkel gear. Also available are showers, towels, lockers and more. The entire beach is available for weddings, public and private functions.
Long Bay Beach ParkLocated on the northern side of Seven Mile Beach, Long Bay Beach is less crowded than Bloody Bay. You will have to pay a little fee to enter. The small fee is worth the entrance because this beach calmer and quieter than the bustling main area of the strip closer into the town. Play in the sand, relax in a lounge chair, have a drink in the bar or dine in the restaurant. Long Bay Beach is perfect for family outings and getting to experience a bit of Negril off the main thoroughfare.
Undoubtedly one of the most unique beaches in Jamaica, a beautiful cold river winds through the property of lush rainforest vegetation to spill out on to the sands to mix with the large waves rolling into the bay. A semi-enclosed cove where a river meets the sea, words cannot aptly describe its beauty. A lifeguard is on standby and a rope is strung across the mouth of the bay as the current can be quite strong and the waves can get quite large and rough at times. One of the Bond films would eventually be filmed here and today it is high on the bucketlist for visitors to Jamaica.
Ft. Clarence (Kingston)
Waves is a lively public beach venue that offers added amenities for you beach outing, inviting more participation between patrons but at the same time allowing you to just chill on your own if that’s your choice. Offering free wifi to its patrons and a nice seafood menu, they are well known for their All You Can Eat Crab food events. With a cable TV they will also host sports nights, special large events and parties. Waves is right next door to Boardwalk and Ft. Clarence but it has a different vibe to it, while still offering the signature thatched umbrellas and raw board sun benches along with a beautiful beach for your swimming and tanning pleasure.