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Negril was recently discovered. Even young middle-aged Jamaicans remember when Negril was really nothing more than a lighthouse to guide ships around the rocky western coast, and its population consisted mostly of land crabs... big red ones, good for eating. Tourist accommodation consisted of one house, which could be rented, called Llandtrissant, no doubt built by a Welsh resident in the first half of the century.

Llandtrissant is still there. But it has neighbours... hostelries accommodating thousands of tourists nowadays.

Even after Negril began its first tentative steps on the road to resort fame, it maintained a very low profile, but it was impossible to keep such a place secret and so, inevitably, the trickle of visitors became a flow, and then a flood.

 BAHAMAS FLAVOUR    Marry_Abroad