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An Xtabi cave.
An Xtabi cave.

Coordinates: 18°16′12″N 78°22′05″W / 18.2700215°N 78.3679515°W / 18.2700215; -78.3679515Coordinates: 18°16′12″N 78°22′05″W / 18.2700215°N 78.3679515°W / 18.2700215; -78.3679515

Country Jamaica
Parish Westmoreland
Town Negril
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Xtabi is a cove on the cliffs of Negril, in Westmoreland, Jamaica. It consists of a labyrinth of caves and passageways carved from solid rock over a period of several million years.[1]

An eponymous hotel sits atop the cliffs.


The first inhabitants of Xtabi were the Ciboney Indians, who arrived from the coast of South America around 500 B.C.[2] The Ciboney who were also known as “Cave dwellers” lived along the cliffs of Negril for hundreds of years before eventually being displaced by the Arawaks in 750 A.D. The name Xtabi is derived from an Arawak word, which means “meeting place of the gods”.[3]


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  • Aerial view

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