MARGARITAVILLE NORMAN MANELY BOULEVARD Live on the wild side and feel the reggae spirit – if only for a day! Located along Negril’s world famous 7-mile stretch of white sand beach, this ‘out of this world’ spot features giant TVs, swinging ‘sky chairs’ and all day music. Bounce about on the giant water trampoline, laze on the beach or reach new ‘peaks’ on the rock-climbing wall, while the kids are kept busy at the enclosed children’s play area.
When spring breakers descend on Negril’s seven-mile palm tree lined beach for some fun and frolicking in the sun, Margaritaville Negril takes on the role as Party Central Number One and daily 2-for-1 drink specials are all part of the experience. Simply listen for the music and follow the crowds to find this local hotspot on the beachfront, where a good time and great company is guaranteed. Like at all Margaritaville locations, well-known menu delights are available for lunch or dinner. Open daily 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. Tel: 957-4467
ALFRED’S OCEAN PALACE NORMAN MANLEY BLVD. This funky little beach bar on Negril’s famous seven-mile beach is one of the best places to hear your favorite tunes. A popular hang-out for both locals and tourists for over 20 years, owner Alfred Arthurs ensures that everyone has a good time at a very reasonable cost – only US$3! Music fans should come by 10:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights to hear the local A.O.P. band belt out great roots, rock and reggae! Open daily 10:00 am – 2:00 am. Tel: 957–4669/4735
(Photo: Bradley Kong) QUAD NIGHT CLUB 20 – 22 TRINIDAD TERRACE, NEW KINGSTON The QUAD is Jamaica’s only multi-level high-energy nightclub. Six days a week, ‘Christopher’s Jazz Café’ features one of Kingston’s most visited happy hours, live entertainment, well-stocked wine cellar and a light Jamaican menu. While ‘The Oxygen Night Club’ pumps music with popular DJs Alric & Boyd, ‘The Voodoo Lounge’ is a high-energy North American-styled nightclub with top 40 music mixes. This retro night club offers an exciting view of Kingston from the top floor to the background music of DJ Judge and various guest artistes. Open Mondays – Saturdays, opening hours vary. Contact 754-QUAD (7823).
IRISH ROVER PUB DRAX HALL, ST. ANN Jamaica’s first Irish pub is located just 10 minutes from Ocho Rios. Step inside this watering hole and you will get the feeling of being somewhere in Dublin. Dubbed ‘Jamirish Style’ evenings with Irish food and drink specials, reggae band ‘The Corner Stone Family’ brings the vibe to the Irish pub on Thursday and Friday nights. Patrons are treated to more live music on Saturdays, while smooth jazz goes with the pub’s scrumptious Sunday brunch. Open daily 10:00 am – 12:00 am. Tel: 972-9352
MARGARITAVILLE ISLAND VILLAGE SO MUCH FUN, SO LITTLE TIME AT ‘VILLE OCHI
‘Ville Ochi was christened by Jimmy Buffett personally, when his band staged a beachside concert for the 2002 opening. Located in prime position on the beach at the Island Village shopping and entertainment complex, Margaritaville Ocho Rios is a high-energy bar & grill that provides all-day family fun and nighttime entertainment.
Features include a rooftop whirlpool tub, a cascading waterslide that goes from the second floor directly into an inviting splash in the pool below, 3 bars and a swim-up pool bar. Stop by soon; world-famous tropical Margaritas and a Cheeseburger in Paradise are waiting for you! Open daily 9:00 am till late. Tel: 675-8800
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