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Flying into Beautiful Negril

Travel to Negril comes with great rewards -- but as with any exotic destination, there are a few key things to know before you go. Are you wondering what you can do now to make your trip as stress-free as possible? Before you book your flight to Montego Bay’s Sir Donald Sangster International Airport, review this guide to get answers to questions like how to get around in the evening and what the local customers are for interacting with locals. Soon you'll be prepared to make your way to Negril with your questions already answered. 
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What Are My Choices for Travel From the Montego Bay Airport to Negril? 

Visitors can travel from Montego Bay to Negril by taxi, shuttle, van, or bus. Independent travelers might consider car rentals from the Montego Bay's Sangster International airport. More than six rental services are available on the ground-level arrivals hall after exiting the terminal. They are competitively priced, allowing you to make the hour-and-fifteen-minute drive from the airport to Negril on your own. Shared ground transportation on a shuttle or van can range from $20 to $25, and private vans cost from $65 to $100 per person. There are also ten daily domestic flights to Negril on Airlink, Jamaica’s domestic airline. Flights begin at about 5:30 a.m. and run approximately every 90 minutes until the last flight departs at 5 p.m. 

How Easy is it To Find Safe, Affordable Accommodations Near the Beach?

Accommodations are plentiful on Negril's seven-mile stretch. Solo travelers can choose from the intimacy of a property like A Real Place To Call Home, an Airbnb establishment, with as few as five bedrooms that start at $28 per night. If being near the beach is more important to you, Legends Beach Resort, which is truly by the sea, has 27 rooms and begins at $105 per night. Take advantage of Hipmunk reviews from other travelers to give you a sense of what to expect from each property.

What's the Best Way to Get Around in the Evenings?

If you've rented a car, there will be no need for local taxis in the evenings. On the other hand, if using Root (or Route) taxis, remember to only use taxis with a red license plate, as they are the only ones licensed to do business on the island. Establish a price before entering the taxi, because there are no meters. Be kind, but be firm.

Should I Bargain When Buying Souvenirs, Crafts, or Music?

Only a novice does not bargain. Contrary to how you may be accustomed to doing business, in Jamaica, you gain credibility by negotiating. The accepted practice is to quibble over the price at least five times to be taken seriously. If you do not have a competitor driving the price up as you enter into negotiations, this practice should work effectively for you. You cannot blame the seller for attempting to get the best and highest price. But you don't have to acquiesce without negotiating. Do not engage in conversation just for the sake of talking, however. If you are not interested, say that. As an additional tip, do not forget to look into the reggae CDs and mix tapes you may come across in the markets. You won't find them at home, and they are great souvenirs.

Upon Departure, Will I Need to Go to the Airport Very Early?

You should plan to arrive at the airport at least three hours before your scheduled departure. Keep in mind that Sir Donald Sangster International Airport does not have curbside check-in. It does have a Club Mobay Departure Lounge, where for an extra fee, one may bypass the lines that tend to be extremely long during high season. You can relax in this lounge, attended to by friendly staff, while enjoying self-service food and drink before boarding. Or shop in the excellent duty-free shops for last-minute Jamaican souvenirs, CDs, jewelry, or clothing.

Negril is considered the ultimate place to chill and relax, but there's also plenty to see and do. Explore neighboring towns, climb the many waterfalls, or take an organized day trip to other parts of the island. The Jamaican people are very friendly, and for visitors, the living really is easy. In this former fishing village, it is possible to lose yourself. And if you believe in urban legends, remember the Jamaican patois phrase, "cool runnings." It means,  "go in peace" or "safe journey." Use it with your new friends.