Rick's Cafe
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hit the hottest spot west of Kingston to sip delicious cocktails and dig into some jerk chicken and fresh seafood overlooking stunning views. Book a day trip from Montego Bay to jump straight into the ocean from the 35-foot-tall cliffs within the bar or people-watch and lounge in the pool if you’re in a more laidback mood. The DJ keeps the stereo blasting to make sure everyone has an amazing time on the dance floor. Since Rick’s Cafe is close to Jamaica’s westernmost point, watching the sunset here is a truly amazing experience. Families are welcome. – Tripadvisor
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  • Chastity J
    Lafayette, Louisiana346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The island party spot with a cliff drop !
    Was so fun, music, good DJ, although I didn’t have a drink or food cause the Ya Man Red Stripe Catamaran had us right, The drinks and food looked amazing. The cliff diving was the attraction! Picked up a few tshirts and enjoyed the vibe ! Will be back !
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Oyster_doctor
    New Orleans, Louisiana47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tale of two times at same place
    My review depends on the time of day. Lunch was very good - places to sit and enjoy the meal, attentive staff, and nice views. Dinner time was very different, crowded, staff was too busy to give their full attention, music was over-powering. Really meant for a much younger crowd.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Chaun J
    Brandywine, Maryland95 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh….
    If you want to go to participate in the cliff diving, go to the pool or drink at the bar, this is the place for you. My husband and I went during a private tour but just to see how it was and to eat since we were starving. The food was mediocre and overpriced. I would only recommend this to adventure seekers and not tourists just passing thru that don’t plan on swimming. I have it 3 stars entirely on the atmosphere. I can say I’ve been there but personally won’t be returning.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • David O
    Mississippi519 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible view but........
    This is a well known place that is high in energy and excitement. Cliff divers (professionals) entertain while ht bravest of souls will try to jump from the various heights into a beautiful pool of ocean. It is breathtaking. However, the restaurant serves food that is only average at best, It is overpriced but then again, I guess this is to pay for the atmosphere. I found the constant pan handling of the divers a bit bothersome. While I don't mind giving them some money for their entertainment, they keep coming back demanding more. You are not evern sure if some of the people asking for money are with the divers or simply locals asking for money. Some organization on this is needed badly as more people would contribute if they simply knew where the money was going.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • shamanda620
    Moseley, Virginia25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to Rick's Cafe
    We loved our visit to Rick's Cafe. The cliffs were fun to jump off of and the DJ was great. I loved dancing here and drinking Red Stripe. I would say it is family friendly but personally wouldn't bring my kids here until they are teenagers.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Jenee C
    21 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too much money for the short time spent there
    Everyone said GO TO RICKS CAFE!!! But after our experience, I likely wouldn’t say the same. We had a party of 9… the transport cost was $20 a person plus tip. $123 for appetizers and water and Pepsi. And the other party’s bill was close to $200! This was afternoon appetizers. The music was so loud that we had to YELL to visit. The cliff jumping provided about 30 mins entertainment watching the professional diver. Just not worth the $500 putting from the resort for our party of 9.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Claire B
    Oakham, United Kingdom20 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t get drawn by the hype - is it really for you?
    I don’t get the hype here. We payed a lot of money to jump off a cliff! For families it’s not great - really loud specific type music, lots of dodgy smells and a lot of queuing and long wait times for average, overpriced food. I get it for younger groups - it would have been amazing for us, when we were in our 20’s but not now. We also only stayed 90 mins as that’s what was part of the cruise. As it turned out, we were glad but not if you love it. The catamaran cruise was good though.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • BAHuston3
    Langhorne, Pennsylvania3,570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day at Rick’s. Jumping, drinking, eating, chilling…
    We had a great day at Rick’s. We rented a pool side cabana for $200 for the day. My wife booked the #2 cabana in advance of this trip with Kristin. She was so nice and helpful. The cabanas are spacious. Rashmar took good care of us and provided great service. We tasted a few of the rum cocktails. They were all great. My favorite was Jamaican Mi Crazy. The beers were cold. We had them in an ice bucket to keep them cold. The pool was very nice. It over looks the entire restaurant and cliffs. The music was excellent. This made it a great party atmosphere. My wife and I are here for our 39th anniversary and decided to take the jump off of the cliff. I am glad we jumped. My wife posted a TikTok of our jump. This was our third trip to Rick’s. The two previous times were on a catamaran ride, and we only stayed for an hour and a half. It was nice to spend a day here. Enjoy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Holly2144
    Auburn Hills, Michigan62 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Views
    Our first time visiting Negril and we were told that we HAD to visit Rick’s cafe during sunset. That part was true! Such an amazing experience. For the record - we’re middle aged, so different ages may have a different experience. We stood at the bar for about 20 minutes while bartenders conversed, danced, flirted and ignored us until my husband kindly pulled one to the side and asked if we could order drinks. Drinks were fairly expensive compared to other places we visited, but they were good. Music was VERY loud, with vulgar language- but we’re grown, so it’s not like we haven’t heard it all before. We watched a few courageous cliff jumpers and a few that had to be pushed by “liquid courage”. Safety staff members were there to make sure jumpers were kept in line. We only stayed for about an hour, but that was enough to say that we had gone and we did get to experience the awesome sunset. Don’t think we would go again, but I do recommend it when visiting Negril.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • russellbrown181
    Hednesford, United Kingdom586 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip
    Bags are searched on the way in, can’t even bring water in. Drinks are very expensive & they add tax & tips to every transaction. You can pay by card which is good. Views are nice & it is a laugh. I’d go again if I was about the area.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 3, 2023
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TraceyTx
Birmingham, UK17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Have many years of wanting to go to Ricks Cafe went today and found that it had poor service, over-priced and no vibe.

Given COVID hardly and visitors so you would think staff would be attentive and provide great customer service. When we went in we had to seat ourselves not one member of staff and I counted about 10 came to see if they could help us. No service staff just standing around chatting looking bored. So many staff and so few guests.
$5 for red stripe is robbery when no service or vibes the view alone not justify. Also cant understand why DJ not have bad weather set up he pack up and go home.
When I went to pay the bar tender asked if I wanted to leave a tip....but why you not offer any service whats ever and over price your beer, plus close of music.

There are many better places to go in Jamaica.
Written October 5, 2020
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RG_WorldTravel
Los Angeles, CA550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Rick’s is a Negril Staple. It’s one of those must visit places if you’re in the Montego Bay, or Negril area.

Upon entering Rick’s, you can’t help your feet from moving as you’re immersed by the vibe, energy and music. It’s predominantly a bar/restaurant, but in a vast open space, all overlooking a cliff face and open inlet from the ocean. The majestic azure waters, couples with the immense cliffs are mesmerizing.

To add to the fun, there are an assortment of cliff jumps platforms manned and setup at various heights raging from 6’ all the way up to 35’ (2-11 meters) from which you can jump or dive into the deep water (roughly 25’ deep). Each of these stations is monitored by a lifeguard to attempt to avoid injury, and while injuries can occur jumping from the higher platforms, if you do so safely it can be exhilarating and an absolute rush.

When you’ve jumped, the clarity of the water is simply breathtaking and the music and vibe just adds to the experience.

For those not seeking the adrenalin rush, a simple jump from 6’ or simply climbing into the water from a ladder is also doable and provides the ability to swim and enjoy the water. Alternatively an drink or more, dancing or just people watching is also fun. There are also some “professional” divers that occasionally do a radical jump or dive to thrill the crowds. Also just watching the cliff jumping add to a the fun and enjoyment.

Rick’s is a definite must visit when in Negril or nearby. Highly enjoyable!
Written January 12, 2020
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Diotor
Inverness, UK131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited last wednesday with the group I was with and although didn't expect to do any cliff jumping I did the 27 and 40 feet jumps twice which were absolutely exhilarating.

Watching Spider the Diver jump from 80 feet was seriously impressive.

The view as the sun sinks behind the horizon is something else as well.

Seriously expensive though and the staff will try and rip you off if they get the chance (were three times charged from 11 drinks instead of 10).
Written March 3, 2020
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krumlov25
Lancaster, CA35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are other places with cliffs that you can go to in Negril to enjoy beautiful sunsets. However, if you are a party animal, then this is the right place for you. I regretted telling my driver to pick me up in two hours as I was done after 30 mins as the sun was already gone. One thing I wished I knew was that they offered free pick-up from your hotel and I believe the drop-off fee is 10 usd which is still cheaper than what Taxi's charged round-trip.
Written March 8, 2020
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Angel M
Larchmont, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
What’s not to love?

You can jump from a 10 foot or a 30 foot cliff right from the restaurant. (No worries there is a life guard there all the time)

You can have some of their great food and drink.

You can watch an amazing sunset as you listen to the DJ or live music.
Written October 25, 2020
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JMDobbins8013
Edisto Beach, SC10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Rick's is an iconic landmark in Negril and certainly worth a trip. However, I wouldn't go for sunset and I wouldn't plan to stay long. Other than the cliff jumping (which is worth the trip and really exciting) it's a tourist trap with expensive drinks. We stopped on a day we chartered a boat. Our captain suggested we go early in the afternoon because it gets crowded closer to sunset. He was correct -- we were able to cliff jump (after an overpriced drink) and then we were done. There are better/more relaxing places to watch the sunset. Bottom line - go jump and move on.
Written January 25, 2021
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Clare F
Bexley, UK328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We went with Tui on the Adults Only Catamaran cruise to Rick’s Cafe. We did this excursion in April 2018 and March 2022 and the 2nd time was even better.
Cost $80 per person, including open bar with unlimited fruit rum punch, beer, rum, vodka & coke etc…plus banana chip snacks & mini biscuits on the Catamaran.

A coach picked us up from Royalton Negril hotel and dropped us off at Margaritaville Seven Mile Beach (7-10 minute drive).

I absolutely love the beautiful beach and the vibe of Margaritaville. There are plenty of fun props to take holiday photos.

We all boarded the catamaran and the fun began, music and rum punch flowing.
The crew on the boat were amazing, they were climbing the ropes and preforming aerobics, dancing, serving drinks and personally bringing all the guest drinks. We felt very safe and the captain was very strict and made sure all the guest obeyed the rules. An excellent crew, very professional and well organised.

Our 1st stop was to take part in some snorkelling in the ocean. The trip included the free uses of snorkelling equipment.

After snorkelling we headed to Rick's Café.
Rick’s Café is perched on the edge of a cliff above a sea cove and you can see locals dive into the water from the 10-metre cliffs.
Rick’s café is what Jamaica is all about and we will return to jump off a higher cliff.
My 1st visit I was too scared to jump and regretted not jumping but this time I jumped and the feeling was amazing.
Rick’s Café is all about the vibe, atmosphere, the people, music, food, drink and ticking it off your bucket list to jump.

Best value and experience excursion.
Written April 5, 2022
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Clay H
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
The best way to visit ricks Cafe, if planning to visit quickly for the cliff diving is by boat. You can swim ashore, get in line and jump off in a matter of minutes. Know what to expect if you take a cab: This is a lively Jamaican party bar with lots of drinking and bong smoking. They usually include 4 hours of cab fare in the trips and expect you to take your time.
Written April 29, 2021
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HapusC
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Stunning scenery spot and great diving pool.

We had lunch here and although a little pricey we really enjoyed the opportunity to dive and watch the divers.

Worth a visit, just beware you cannot take your own drinks or food in.

Written April 5, 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This spot may be a victim of over commercialization, but it is still a great place to visit. You can get drinks, get food, or, like us, not spend a penny and still enjoy yourselves.
You can enter for free and just watch the fellow tourists jump from the platform, or, once or twice an hour, watch one of the locals jump from the 40 foot platform.
The most popular time is to time your visit with the sunset, as it is an unobstructed view of the horizon.
Written January 3, 2020
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