Jamaica Beaches for Partying and Nightlife
For its size, the country produces more music than any other place on earth and music is everywhere. The throbbing bass lines create a sound canvas in every populous town and beach venue, that acts a magnet beckoning visitors and locals alike.
When to Go
There is always a party in Jamaica, but there are a few times a year when its just crazy.
Spring Break is a week of nonstop partying at most beaches in Jamaica, specially Montego Bay and Negril. The parties last through day and the night. Many events offer an open bar where you can drink as much as you like. Party passes can be puchased that gives you access to all of the big parties, including VIP events.
Black Beach Week, Negril
Black Beach Week, is the Caribbeans largest beach festival. It happens over a four day weekend every summer in Negril. It features multiple beach parties, with events organized by local clubs and bars. Wrist bands can be purchased that provide access to every party taking place the four days.
Pier 1 hosts the most happening party in Montego Bay on Friday night. The club gets cranked up around 10 pm, when a the seafood restaurant with turns into a thumping dance hall. Tropical drinks are the bar's specialty, and several musical events that take place here draw more than 1,000 people. Pier 1 tops the list for exuberant nightlife.
The Hip Srip in Mintego is a popular party stretch for bar hopping with Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, an anchor and a perennial favorite. Margaritaville epitomizes beach nightlife. With live music, bikini contests, a 110-foot waterslide, and frosty tropical drinks. It is also popular for watching big games on the bar's 15 televisions.There are four open-air bars, and at night, Club Ville comes alive as as one of the hottest nightclub in Western Jamaica and swings to the sounds of its in-house deejays.
It's all about the bass, bout the bass, no problem.
Rick's is one of the city's best-known venues, with a resident reggae band that plays 365 nights a year, a cliff-top pool and restaurant. Popular location for cliff-jumping, it has long history and is a cornerstone of Negril's development as a tourism destination. Today it remains the best bet for a spectacular time, whether it be day or night. Situated on the West End Cliffs of Negril, the sunsets are enchanting, the cliff diving happens right from the bar and restaurant. The highest platform jump is 35 feet. Divers perform a series of back flips and stunt dives, while patrons experience the thrill of jumping into the aqua water. A main stage hosts numerous local and international bands and "Rick's After Dark" offers an upscale lounge experience next to the pool area.
Alfred's Ocean Palace
Live reggae, right on the ocean in Negril. One of Negril's best live music venue, that stages reggae band performances right on the beach on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday nights. A family owned and operated, seaside restaurant, beach bar and guest house. A great mix of locals and tourists which is always fun.