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Royal Palm Reserve

Negril, Jamaica
(876) 364-7407
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Ranked #16 of 20 Attractions in Negril
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The Royal Palm Reserve is one of the leading Eco-tourism attractions in Negril Jamaica . The Reserve is an very beautiful and tranquil forest located... more »
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Officially the place is closed. However you can go there and enjoy nature. The road for the last 2 km is just a dirt track, but you can get through. For 10 $ per person a proficient guide leads you around and explains a lot about what you can see. It is well worth the effort.

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Oshawa, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Truly enjoyed the elevated walkways. Bring comfortable shoes. The flora and birds are amazing and just to sit back close your eyes and listen to the sounds is a very peaceful experience. Will recommend to all to cisit

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Bedford, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The elevated boardwalk made the exploration easy and enjoyable. The birds were the highlight for me. We saw a Jamaican Oriole, a male and female Doctor Bird, Mango Honeysuckle Hummingbird, West Indian Whistling Ducks, King Bird, White capped pigeons and a Red tailed Hawk. Reggae Tours took us there on a tour designed just for the two of us. If... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While I've heard wonderful things about this place, and I really wanted to go and see it, it apparently had been closed for well over a year now... a pity indeed.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We hired a taxi from the Negril beach area, which took about 30 minutes each way. Although officially closed we were able to negotiate a $10 entrance fee and one of the people working there took us around. It is a lovely place with all sorts of interesting birds and flora. Well worth a trip, especially now when there is... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

No crocks, fish, birds, wood walkway gets you into the wet lands of the Negril area. We used Juju tours and a great trip up the Negril river to get there. Be ready to walk, take a bottle of water as there is none to buy there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This reserve is "closed" officially but to make it clear it is definitely open to those who wish to visit. The security guard took on us on a lovely tour acting as a very knowledgeable guide. He was very nice and we could have chatted to him all day. It looks ancient and untouched like the Jurassic park movie. Beautiful,... More

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Hired "Angel's Tour" taxi for a fully-escorted trip to Royal Palm Reserve. From the Grand Lido Resort, the total trip was about 3 hours. We stayed at the Royal Palm Reserve for 1½ hours. You can contact Angel at 876 426 7188

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Probably one of the best nature walks that I've been on in Jamaica. It's just sooo beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable about birds and local flora. It's well worth a visit while you're on vacation in Negril.

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Guelph, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Had a nice quite day viewing wildlife and plants. Sat down with the caretaker and had a beer and enjoyed his yarns. Dipped a rod into the water and caught a fish.

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