Booby Cay Island

This stunning island, just off the coast of Negril, is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling, thanks to its crystal-clear waters. You’ll enjoy your holidays to Booby Cay Island, with its wonderful natural scenery, making it one of the best rated attractions in the Negril area of Jamaica.

About Booby Cay Island

This breath-taking island, which gets its name from the Booby birds that live here, is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. It’s surrounded by beautiful coral reefs inhabited by all sorts of colourful tropical marine life. Booby Cay is also an excellent place for a picnic, especially in the mornings and evenings, when the sun is much less intense. Even if you visit at the hottest part of the day, you can easily find a nice shady spot beneath one of the trees.

Getting to Booby Cay Island

The easiest way to get here is to take a ferry from Negril town. The island is open to visitors 24 hours a day, so if you’re looking for the best time to appreciate its beauty, arrive in the evening to witness a truly spectacular sunset.

 

Other places you can visit near Booby Cay Island

Because of its small size, a day visit to Booby Cay Island can easily be combined with another attraction, so you can put together your own mini-tour! Before or after visiting the island, you could go to the Rhodes Hall Plantation; it’s just a short trip northwest along the coast. This working plantation, dating back to the 19th century, has two private white sandy beaches, three restaurants, horse-riding tours, and celebrates a special vegetarian feast every year. If you’re interested in Jamaican history, it’s definitely worth putting this on your must-see list.

Adventure attractions near Booby Cay Island

Fancy a bit more action? Not a problem. Spend a few hours or the entire day at the Kool Runnings Water Park, where you’ll find amazing adventure rides and water-themed attractions. With huge water slides, go-karts, Jamboo rafting, a wave-machine pool, and lots more, you’ll never have a dull moment here. You’ll find a good choice of dining options at the Kool Runnings Water Park, too, and there’s even entertainment with hula-hopping contests and an in-house DJ, so you can dance as much as you like.

Visit Rick’s Café

Head a little further afield from Booby Cay Island to Rick’s Café, a famous restaurant and bar, which is arguably the best place to see the sunset in Jamaica. With delicious cuisine based on traditional Jamaican recipes and international dishes, and a lively atmosphere with dozens of other happy holidaymakers from far and wide, this is a place that really lives up to its reputation. Arrive well before sunset to grab a table, set up for a good viewing spot and make sure your camera is charged before you set off. The view of the sunsets from here is spectacular and you’ll want to capture it.