Catamaran Cruising and Cliff Diving in Negril, Jamaica
Rick’s Cafe in Jamaica
On the west end of Negril, Jamaica is the iconic Rick’s Cafe, located on a beautiful cove along the West End Cliffs. This is a great place to watch or photograph one of the best sunsets in Jamaica, experience the thrill of a lifetime, drink an ice cold Red Stripe or just watch local kids doing crazy cliff diving tricks.
There’s a lot of history at Rick’s. When it opened in 1974, it was one of the first public bar and restaurants in Negril, which at the time was just a sleepy fishing village. Thirty years later, the restaurant/bar/gift shop strives to maintain as much as its original character as possible. Rick’s has been knocked down twice by hurricanes – once in 1988 by Hurricane Gilbert and then again in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan. Amazingly, with 60-80 foot waves from Ivan, what remained of the Cafe was actually strewn across the road!
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If you’re afraid of heights but still looking for adventure, you can try one of Rick’s signature drinks “Sex with Rick” for the ladies: vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, OJ, pineapple juice & a splash of cream or for the guys the “Front End Lifter A.K.A. Jamaican Viagra” blended stout beer, white rum, rum cream, clear syrup, oatmeal & one egg topped with chocolate syrup.
A huge thank you to Visit Jamaica and the Jamaican Tourism Board for covering my expenses to experience Jamaica first hand in order to share my stories with you. No additional compensation was received and all opinions are my own.