My initial plan in Jamaica was to first spend a night in Montego Bay and then move on to Negril, but when I head from others on the plane that Montego Bay was just overfilled with tourists I decided to head straight to Negril instead.
There I got to camp at Roots Bamboo guesthouse which had super friendly staff and a good, laid back athmosphere. I walked up and down the Seven Mile Beach several times, which I actually found out was just four miles. Its a beautiful place, but it was a bit tiring that there were so many husslers/ beach boys who asked me every ten minutes if I wanted to buy ganja. Every time when I told them that I do not smoke I was asked to explain myself as they could absolutely not understand why I didnt. Everybody here smokes, every day, while working, driving or relaxing. All day. Even women while carrying their young children.
My birthday was coming up which called for a celebration. I had heard about Rick’s café which had live djs, music and entertainment. The athmosphere there was great and it had Negril’s best spot for sunset watching, but the best part was that it was on a cliff where you could jump from any height you wanted up to 11meters and watch the staff jump from 25 meters. Walking home from the bar I also met some locals who wanted to celebrate the birthday with me. They told me about this all inclusive bar called jungle where they would get us in with just painting our own stamps with a leaf that we had to pick from a resort garden and it worked. We just showed our self made stamp and could drink for free the whole night which felt like the perfect way of spending my 28th and my last night in Negril.