Located on Negril’s beautiful white sand seven mile beach, Travellers Beach Resort was founded in 1993 by Winston Wellington. Mr. Wellington, quite the traveler himself, began Travellers as a bar and restaurant with a single bungalow. The land; originally wild Jamaican bush, was cleared by Wellington himself, leaving four beautiful sea grape trees that still offer shade to sunbathers and restaurant guests on the beach. Having started from humble beginnings, Travellers has grown into a 60 room resort including a vast array of resort accommodations. Conveniently situated a 5 minute walk from the Negril town centre, Travellers prime location offers those who wish an opportunity to explore Negril to truly get an understanding of Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage.
A proud Jamaican, Mr.Wellington started The Negril Education Environment Trust (NEET) a non-profit organization based at Travellers Beach Resort. NEET was founded in 2003 to address the country’s need for educational support and resources. Since its inception, NEET’s mission and vision have grown. Today, NEET is committed to strengthening the social fabric of Jamaica through programs that expand educational access for children and adults, partnerships that address our public and environmental health and events and activities that celebrate Jamaica’s rich heritage. NEET achieves its mission through the provision of three programs, Island-wide Book & Computer Distribution, Computer Literacy, and the Medical Mission. So far NEET has been able to donate over 3 million books and thousands of computers to the island of Jamaica. It has been able to build seven computer libraries in local schools and communities. NEET also offers free adult computer literacy classes.
As of July 2011, the resort will continue to flourish under the Wellington family name under the collective genius of Winston’s three sons: Winthrope, Winfield and Wingate Wellington. Operating as a dynamic powerhouse trio, the Wellington brothers look forward to enduring their father’s legacy by offering a culturally rich, genuinely wonderful experience for all guests. We invite you to stay with us to fully experience all the wonderful things Travellers and Negril has to offer!