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Royal Palm Reserve

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Address: Negril, Jamaica
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Two-mile stretch of swampland, part of the Great Morass.

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Lovely spot, closed but we got in anyway

The reserve was officially closed, but we were able to visit anyway, after a guard let us in. We walked around the boardwalk, which is decaying in parts. It is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
happycathdetroit
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northbrook il
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just spend a week in negril could not find a cab driver who had been there in years,,, my understanding is its closed no care taker board walk falling apart got the feeling its an over grown mess so i felt it was not safe so we did not go

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Ohio
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 10-15 minutes from Negril's 7 miles beach or the cliffside resorts, this royal palm reserve is a true treasure. Visit when the sun is not very hot. A front gate guard might accompany you as you meander through the reserve, looking up at magnificent tall royal palms, the parrot and other birds that fly about. Tulip trees, lignum vitae... More 

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Thank Anne-Marie P
Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've been here a few times over the last decades and I am never disappointed. If you are a nature and botanical gardens lover- definitely make time to go to this attraction, a short drive from Negril. Great variety, boardwalks well-maintained, few but well-informed staff.

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2 Thank Melinda S
Detroit
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The reserve was officially closed, but we were able to visit anyway, after a guard let us in. We walked around the boardwalk, which is decaying in parts. It is a beautiful location with lots of birds and different kinds of plants. Very nice spot, quiet and peaceful.

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2 Thank happycathdetroit
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is a lovely spot for a leisurely walk to view wildlife. This eco tour is a nice break from the beach. You may walk at your own pace through the boardwalk type constructed trail. You should allow a couple of hours or so. Although it is somewhat under the wire to find. It is not too far out of... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My family and I set up a visit through the travel desk at our hotel, the Negril Tree House Resort. $50 roundtrip for transportation, wasn't cheap, but also wasn't terrible. It's about a 20min drive from our hotel, and maybe 10-15min from the roundabout in town. You turn off the main roadway, travel briefly through a neighbourhood, then down some... More 

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Massachusetts
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We drove over an hour from downtown Negril trying to find this place. Finally gave up. On the way back hit one pothole with two tires. The good news is the Jamaicans are the friendliest, most honest people in the world and 45 minutes later and $40 the two rims were bend back in shape and we were on our... More 

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1 Thank bschless
Norwich
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Such a shame , we were aware it was closed but thought we'd give it a look . It's now guarded & no one is allowed in. It's looking rather tired from what we could see . Just hope someone takes it one & injects some love . It would be very special!

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1 Thank ellieswaite
Froland Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2014

Yes. The Place are closed for years now,but the Guy Hubert Woolcock who working there is a very good gay. He NOWs a lot aboat the birds around there and is always willing to let you in. I have been visiting the Place every year since 2008.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I've been out here a few times. I don't think the place has ever actually been open, but for a small entrance fee, we've been allowed to roam around. The paths are continuous wooden bridges and there is even a tower or two you can climb to get an awesome view from above! The wood was all fairly new and... More 

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