Sitting on the waves of the world-famous 7mile beach is a motorized tiki hut stocked with alcohol ready to welcome you onboard. The new Negril attraction calls for you to get thigh-deep in the Caribbean Sea to ascend the metal ladder leading to your own pocket-sized party. Once aboard, your captain will belt a selection of songs through the speakers to set the mood of the ride. A mix between new- and old-age reggae music seems to be the default choice.
The 90-minute cruise is inclusive of rum punch and Red Stripe beer, which [from my experience] definitely enhances the feel of the waves beneath you and the soothing music, in a good way! I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy drinks at a bar on the sea again, so finding this attraction was an instant interest. The bordering table is equipped with individual slots to keep your drinks in place once out of hand. Similarly, the high seats are secured in place so there’s no worry about swaying objects while enjoying your drinks.
The tiki ride takes you on a round trip along the coast, where you’ll have a view of miles of a sandy beach strip filled with waving people, shops, restaurants, attractions and resorts. My circle took to the sea for a sunset ride at 5pm which I highly recommend. Negril sunsets aren’t renowned for no reason; imagine having a front row seat to watching the apricot sun sink into the sea.
As day transitions into the pantone shades of night, the tiki glows from a small string of bordering lights as it returns to the pickup destination by the beach. Anchor lowered, the 2 members onboard will lend helping hands to ensure your safety while descending back into the sea, as well as avoidance of possessions getting wet in the process.
How many drinks do you think you could have on the sea in 90 mins?
I enjoyed 4 cups of rum punch and got a nice little buzz!
Ride the waves with your crew on the Tiki Pon Da Sea for $7400 JMD.
Call 876-442-8811 to reserve your pocket party.
The tiki docks on the 7mile beach strip in front of Juicy’s Restaurant Grill & Bar, smacked between Negril Palms Resort and Skylark Resort on Negril’s resort-filled Hip Strip.
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