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White Sands Negril
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #33 of 91 Hotels in Negril
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This place was awesome. It was clean and gave everything we expected. If you are looking for a cheap place, clean rooms and want to be on 7 mile Beach, this is it. Never had oen complaint. it was very close to everything. We walked to the night life, the restaurants and all the way down the beach. i have no complaints.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review. Your review slipped the radar screen and I apologize for the late reply.
We look forward to hosting you again and I promise to reply sooner with my comments the next time you take valuable time out of your day to write a trip report.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent a wonderful week here in July. All the reviews are so true. It's clean, well staffed and close to everything. The bar staff was super and there was never any feeling of being "bothered" on the beach. We walked almost everywhere. All types of amazing food to be had. This was our first time in Negril (several trips to Jamaica). White Sands fit every need. Our room lacked a TV, but that's never a deal breaker in Jamaica. The WiFi was good and we kept ourselves "busy" relaxing.

Thank you White Sands for a wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
We are glad the user reviews on Tripadvisor were helpful and accurate. We are fortunate that you stayed with us on your first visit to Negril and we look forward to hosting you on your next trip. I like the idea of keeping 'busy' by relaxing. You have the right vibe for Negril. We look forward to shring our beach with you again soon. Cheers, White Sands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

The staff was by far the best thing about this place! Super friendly, helpful and knowledgable about Negril. We got a beach side room, but it was the room closest to the road, so it was really noisy. Next time, we'd definitely go for a garden side room, just because it would be quieter. The room was clean, the beach was close and there were plenty of beach chairs. That's pretty much all we needed! Breakfast and lunch food was a good value. You can technically walk to most everything on the beach, since you're right in the middle of the 7-mile beach. Take advantage of the free shuttle to Kuyaba... they have hammock seats at the bar, yummy refreshing drinks, great food and, of course, a good view of the beach.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Glad the staff treated you well and were able to give you good advice on what to do where to go. White Sands is definitely within easy walking distance to most restaurants and attractions. Kuyaba is a very popular restaurant and they do offer a convenient free shuttle. We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, White Sands
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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This was exactly the type of experience my partner and I wanted to have in Negril. We were looking for a quiet place to be on our own and off the grid, and this was it. Breakfast was wonderful, and the staff were able to keep the coffee flowing and the conversation enjoyable. Our conversations with the second- and third-generation owners of the hotel helped us appreciate even more the care and desire they put into providing a quality experience. The beach was wonderful--crabs to watch, warm water to enjoy, and easy to wander to find another dinner as desired. Evenings were pleasant, enjoying the sounds on the loungers, and watching sports. This was a great opportunity to hear from, and feel, a more local experience of Negril.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
We are glad White Sands was exaclty the type of experience you were looking for in Negril. Glad the staff treated you well and were able to meet us. The beach truly is wonderful and we are glad you felt welcome. Please come back, we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, White Sands
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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33 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The hotel is located at two sites. One is across the busy coastal road and one part is at the beach side. We booked a beach side room through the internet and we got a room at the apartment block at the sea side, but our room was not close to the beach but next to the road. I could not sleep well due to traffic noise. When we complaint about this, we got another room the third night after some pushing without paying extra. The beach is superb. The restaurant is closed in the evening, but there is a little restaurant in Rastafarian colors serving good local food next door at the beach. We were advised not to walk on the beach after 9 p.m. for security reasons.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Sorry for posting such a late reply, for some reason your trip report was overlooked, my apology.
You came all the way from the Netherlands. So nice to host you after such a long journey.

We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Negril.

Kindest regards,
White Sands Negril
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Paralia Katerinis, Greece
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I have visited Negril 4 times and White Sands is by far the friendliest place in Negril! No negative experience. The crew at the hotel are at your service and will help you out with anything! Have been there my past 2 visits and would go to the same place again

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Glad you we were able to accommodate your request and move you to a room that was more to your liking. The block of rooms you are referring to in your review that are the 'room tip' have our Duluxe Rooms on the second floor and the One Bedroom Apartments on the ground floor. Look forward to hosting you on your next trip.
Cheers,
White Sands
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Lima, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My sister and I began our Vacay with this wonderful little gem. We rented the kitchenette on the garden side. We chose the garden side and were pleased with that choice. Yes we had to walk across the road to get to the beach (1 min walk) but we also walked past all of the "beach side" rooms. Meaning No privacy when sitting on the patio/ balcony. All the basics are provided in the kitchenette except a blender, however there is a nice little bar on their beach. My sister and I traveled alone and felt very safe at this little hotel, however we did recieve unwanted attention at the bar after returning from a walk down the beach one evening even after we told them we were not interested. BUT that was a pretty minor irritation and they were not aggresive just annoying! The staff at White Sands was AMAZING, room was clean, twin beds comfy, pool clean and warm, and of course the BEACH OUTSTANDING!!! We would both go back to stay at White Sands.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
We are so glad we are you 'Gem' in Negril and glad to hear the staff treated you and your sister so well. We are truly blessed to be located on one of the best sections of beach in Negril and we are glad you appreciate being here. Look forward to hosting you and your sister again soon. Cheers, White Sands
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Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#35 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — White Sands Negril 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate resort with a non-hotel atmosphere ideal for families, singles and couples alike. An excellent choice for the undemanding traveler who values the charm of a family owned and managed resort. Excellent mid beach location with rooms on the beach and garden side of the property. Choose from spacious one-bedroom apartments, inviting deluxe and standard rooms, and a villa w/pool. ... more   less 
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