Rick’s Cafe – Negril, Jamaica

I know I shared with you some scenes from our Jamaican vacation but I wanted to go into a little more detail on one of our favorite days during our trip.

The majority of the time in Jamaica we spent our days lounging on the beach. One day we decided to hop on a catamaran and take a little tour up towards the West End of the island.

Along the way we pasted a spot of land where we were told Gilligan’s Island was partially filmed here. Cool!

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The boat ride was simply beautiful – it turns out it was the perfect time to hop on a boat because we ended up missing a rain storm at our resort during the time we were gone.

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The first part of the tour took us over to the famous 7 Mile beach, which was just around the corner from where we stayed in Bloody Bay.

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We hopped off the boat and took a little pit stop at The Boardwalk Village.

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7 Mile Beach was a lot quieter than I expected it to be. Maybe we just visited it on an off day, but it was a very nice beach!

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After our little pit stop along 7 Mile Beach we headed off to our next destination.

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It was really cool to check out the West End of the island. Here there are no beaches, just cliffs that come to and end and there is the Ocean. It was really beautiful & different. I contemplated staying around here but Charles wanted a beach, maybe next time we will try it out!

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Our next stop along the tour was Pirates Cave for some snorkeling.

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I have never gone snorkeling in caves before so this was something new for me.

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The water was warm & crystal clear. The snorkeling was nice but once you have been to the Great Barrier Reef, nothing else really measures up.

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After a little swim with the fish we took a drive by the Rose Hall lighthouse before reaching our final destination.

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Rick’s Cafe was a spot Charles and I knew we wanted to hit up when we first made our Jamaican plans.

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Rick’s Cafe is home to beautiful cliffs, wonderful sunsets, a bar overlooking the ocean..

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and cliff diving!

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The professionals are there all day to jump off the cliffs and put on a show for the tourists stopping by. These young men are hardcore – they even climb back up the cliffs after jumping with their bare hands!

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Charles and I spent the afternoon enjoying the views

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and watching the crazy people jump off cliffs!

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Word on the street is when you visit Rick’s Cafe you simply MUST have Sex with Rick – the drink!

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So I did! It was yummy.

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There were a few different cliff jumping options – a baby jump from 8 feet,  a medium jump from 27 feet, and the popular 40 foot  jump which is the top of the cliff.

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If that isn’t enough, the pro’s also jump from the billboard, in the middle of the picture below as well as the makeshift platform in the top left corner.

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While we were there we got to see someone jump off the highest platform.

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Pretty crazy – I may have watched him with one eye open.

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But he jumped beautifully.

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Charles was inspired by the divers and took a little dive himself. I was impressed with his awesome form.

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Pretty hardcore, right?

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I watched some kids do a little jumping of their own.

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I REALLY wanted to jump myself, but I am pretty afraid of heights. I tried to work up the nerve to jump a few times but I just couldn’t do it.

Wah Wah.

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Charles was the brave one on the Jamaican cliffs. I was pretty impressed with his skills.

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We had a blast at Rick’s – I took a pretty sweet video of the cliff divers putting on a show, I’ll post that later in the week!

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When our time at Rick’s had come to an end we boarded our ship and set sail back to the resort.

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Another magical day in Jamaica!

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  • Reply Sana May 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Woahh! How cool, I would be too terrified to dive as well!

  • Reply Patty O May 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Rick’s looks fabulous and I sure am impressed by the “Diving Charles!” Did that hurt his belly – looked like a flop to me… What a fun place, I want to go!

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