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Boardies are in Negril in Negril Jamaica

The Boardies are in Negril

April 22nd - 27th, 2017

It is that time of year, the last week of April when Negril fills with the viewers of Back in 1998, a year after the Negril Message Board started, the participants on nicknamed themselves "boardies". The first annual gathering of boardies, originally called the "Meeting of the Board" was held in February 1999. Since then, we have grown and moved the "Boardie Bash" to the end of April. The traditional busy season ends April 15th so by holding the event after that date, is helping to extend the "busy season" providing a boost to the local economy. And all of you are a part in making that a reality! Today's Negril Today photo shows just small section of the crowd gathered at Drifter's Bar this past Sunday for a great afternoon of music! All of Negril welcomes and is thankful for the support the Boardies have shown over the years! And in case you were wondering what a Boardie is, if you are reading this, you are one! Welcome and thank you! Dru's Bar at Wavz will be the location of this year's Boardie Bash, always held on the last Friday in April from Noon to 4pm! See you all there! See the Negril Message Board in our Forum section for more information. To help you find your perfect places to stay, please check out our Hotels section on the Main Menu link above! To find out more about up coming events, please feel free to check out our Bars/Entertain section above. For more great things to do in and around Negril, please check out our Things To Do section! And to get to Negril and see the things to do, check out the affordable transportation in our Transport section also located on our Main Menu above!

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We want to thank you for coming to This website was created in 1995 to provide the best information possible to our visitors coming to Jamaica and especially Negril. Here you will find places to stay, places to eat, drivers to get you around the island, things to do, places to go and information for planning the perfect vacation! Our Negril Message Board in the Forum section is most complete source of information about Negril available anywhere on the Internet! You will also be able to find information about other destinations in Jamaica - the island has many amazing sites to see! We hope you take a bit of time to click through our different areas on - each section has great resources to help you plan your holiday! And feel free to contact us should you have any questions at

As we love to say in Jamaica, Irie!


For years the Negril's seven mile beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines.The north end of the beach is home to the large, all-inclusive resorts, and to the south are the smaller, family-run boutique hotels. This combination gives the Negril area a large variety of rooms, services and prices.

South of the main Negri beach area is West End Road, known as the "cliffs", which is lined with resorts that offer more privacy. These areas offer easy access to waters good for snorkeling and diving, with jumping points reaching more than 40 feet (12 m) high. Rick's Cafe is a place to watch the cliff jumpers. They are incredible to watch.But gorgeous sunsets are not limited to Rick's Cafe - from most locations is Negril the view is unparalleled!

The fact that Negril is still underdeveloped remains a significant factor in its undoubted charm. The unspoilt, untamed and unforgetable Negril- Jamaica's jewel in the crown where our open 7 mile beach entices you to walk, to swim, to play... and to make friends. Our rugged cliff side on the West End burst into fire at sunset in the many bars and restaurants, whilst the peaceful afternoons show off the many caves and diving areas.

Negril is unique in its equal portions of beach and cliff, its numerous eccentric characters, its laid back atmosphere and its friendliness! Like the sun setting dramatically over the sea, and returning each morning, we hope that you will return after sampling the diversity that is Negril. Have a great holiday.

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Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and home to over 2.6 million people. Our beautiful island in the sun is home to the Blue Mountain range and is surrounded by a narrow coastal plain. Most major towns and cities are located on the coast. Chief towns and cities include the capital Kingston, Spanish Town, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and Montego Bay. Its indigenous Arawakan speaking Taino inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water". It later became a colony of Great Britain and became an independent country in 1962.

Modern Jamaica is just as you imagined a tropical island to be. It has stunning white beaches, lush foliage and tropical weather all year round. Jamaica also has remarkable arts and cuisine and a rich cultural heritage. It boasts the best golf courses in the West Indies and its contribution to the world of sports is impressive considering its small size. It caters to everyone from beach bums to newly weds to the high end traveller.

Jamaica is intense in its beauty and its people and will leave a lasting impression. Come discover the country of rum, reggae and Bob Marley. Of sun drenched beaches and warm tropical breezes.


Getting around in Negril is an easy thing. Negril is separated into the West End (cliffs) or Beach (Norman Manley Boulevard) where your fair share of restaraunts and hotels lie. Walk about as the atmosphere is relaxed and meeting people is part of the experience. Just remember driving is on the left side in JA, so you must walk on your right (same side of the road) in order to see traffic coming towards you. The taxis are inexpensive and plentiful so if walking is not your pleasure then grab a taxi (always negotiate your fare before riding) and get about seeing the sights.

Please remember that the only legal taxis have red license plates. They are legally licensed and insured to carry paying passenger.


Club Mobay

Date Show or Event
Apr26 Live Music on the Beach
Apr26 One Love Pub Crawl
Apr26 Live Mento on the Beach
Apr26 Live Music on the Beach
Apr27 Live Music on the Beach
Apr27 Steel Drum on the Beach
Apr27 Jazz on the Beach
Apr27 Live Music on the Beach
Apr27 Ladies Night
Apr28 Annual Boardie Bash
Apr28 Live Music on the Beach
Apr28 One Love Pub Crawl
Apr28 Live Music on the Beach
Apr28 Live Music on the Beach
Apr29 Saturday Night Live
Apr29 Folkloric Dinner Show
Apr29 Dinner Beach Party
Apr29 All Inclusive Saturday
Apr29 Live Music on the Beach
Apr30 Sunday Brunch Music
Apr30 Live Music on the Beach
Apr30 Live Music on the Cliffs
Apr30 One Love Pub Crawl
Apr30 Bonfire Buffet Night
Apr30 Live Music on the Beach
May 1 Live Mento on the Beach
May 1 Live Music on the Beach
May 1 Live Music on the Beach
May 2 Live Music on the Beach
May 2 Live Music on the Cliffs
May 2 Dinner Beach Live Music
May 2 Live Music on the Beach
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