Experience Paradise at Rick's Cafe Jamaica, Cliff Jumps, Sunsets & Jamaican Hospitality

Experience Paradise at Rick's Cafe Jamaica,  Cliff Jumps, Sunsets & Jamaican Hospitality

THEIR STORY BEGINS with the opening of Rick's Cafe by its founder, Richard Hershman, in April 1974. At the time, Negril was a sleepy fishing village with little development. It lacked many modern amenities such as electricity, telephone and hot running water. Our beautiful little cliffside location was originally owned by a local doctor, the son of the first Governor General of independent Jamaica.

RICK'S CAFE was the first public bar and restaurant of its type on the West End Cliffs, offering an alternative to Negril's majestic seven mile beach. From the beginning, Rick's Cafe boasted an unrivaled view of the sunset from its naturally formed cliffs. Over the years, visitors and locals alike have designated Rick's Cafe as Negril's premier gathering spot and our sunsets have become a Jamaican tradition.

FOR MORE THAN forty five years, Rick’s Café has maintained as much of its original ambiance as possible, despite some setbacks. In September 1988, Hurricane Gilbert completely destroyed Rick’s Café. Waves in excess of 25 feet crashed over the cliffs and treetops. After rebuilding, Rick’s Café came back more spectacular than ever. Sixteen years later, on September 11, 2004, Hurricane Ivan destroyed Rick’s. More destructive than Gilbert, 80-foot waves crashed over the cliffs and treetops. When the waves finally passed, Rick’s Café had been blown across the road in bits and pieces. But even after the tremendous damage from Ivan, Rick’s was rebuilt once again, bigger and better than before.

includes over 100 people to serve their guests and to maintain our 1.5 acre property. Many of their staff have been working at Rick’s Cafe for more than 30 years. Everyone receives on-the-job training and most can say that Rick’s is their first and only job.

AT RICK'S they can accommodate weddings, corporate retreats, reunions, anniversaries, and more. Rick’s does it all.Contact them at [email protected] to book your event today.


Spectacular Cliff Diving: One of the main attractions at Rick's Cafe is the opportunity to witness daring cliff divers plunging into the crystal-clear waters below. Watch in awe as these adrenaline junkies perform impressive jumps from various heights, showcasing their skills and bravery.

Unparalleled Sunsets: Rick's Cafe is famous for its stunning sunsets. Grab a drink, find a comfortable spot, and witness the sky transform into a vibrant canvas of orange, pink, and purple hues as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea. It's a truly magical experience you don't want to miss.

 Live Music and Entertainment: Enjoy the lively atmosphere at Rick's Cafe with live music performances that create a vibrant and energetic ambiance. Dance to the rhythm of reggae, calypso, and other Caribbean beats while sipping on your favorite cocktail.

Delicious Jamaican Cuisine: Indulge in an array of mouthwatering Jamaican dishes and international cuisine at Rick's Cafe's restaurant. From fresh seafood to jerk chicken, the menu offers a delightful blend of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.

 Cliffside Swimming and Relaxation: Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters below the cliffs or relax on the sun-kissed rocks while enjoying the cool ocean breeze. The natural beauty of the surroundings provides a serene and idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Vibrant Social Scene: Rick's Cafe attracts visitors from all over the world, creating a diverse and lively social scene. Strike up a conversation with fellow travelers, locals, or even cliff divers, and make new friends while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

Adventure Activities: For the adventurous souls, Rick's Cafe offers various water sports and activities such as snorkeling, jet skiing, and paddleboarding. Explore the vibrant marine life and enjoy the thrill of water activities in the pristine Caribbean waters.

 Captivating Views: Perched on the cliffs, Rick's Cafe offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. The dramatic cliffs, clear blue waters, and lush greenery create a picturesque backdrop that will leave you in awe of Jamaica's natural beauty.