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White Sands Negril
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #26 of 90 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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“Great 3 night stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a wonderful time, rooms clean, a/c cold, staff friendly and food great. I stayed on the beach side. Had a nice breakfast each morning. Staff kept beach higglers from causing any problems or harassing guests.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 9, 2014
Thanks for the review. To the point and accurate...love it!

Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to sharing our easy going beach vibe with you on your next visit.

Cheers,
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We decided to stay here because of the reviews, location, and price. We found much more. Many of the other guests were repeat visitors, coming back to White Sands year after year. They clustered around the little bar and beach area and were happy to welcome newcomers and pass along advice or tips contributing to a home like atmosphere. The property itself is long and narrow extending from the beach across the road. Unfortunately, only a few of the rooms have ocean view and the pool is on the other side of the road. But rooms are spotless, convenience to the beach is excellent, location on the beach excellent, property is peaceful and quiet at night. It felt very safe, staff is friendly and most of them have been there for years. Tony is an awesome bartender and makes amazing drinks. Tip: bring beach towels and a bottle opener from home.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 9, 2014
Great to hear you decided to stay with us due to reading good reviews on Tripadvisor. That is something we hear from many of our first time visitors.

The bar is a place where many of our guests and many tourists who find us along the beach gather for drinks throughout the day and at sunset. Tony and Paul are the best bartenders in Negril.

Glad you liked the peaceful vibe and the staff treated you kindly.

Look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Now you really get your money worth ! Montains in the back, the hotel, and the ocean in the front. No car needed, you can reach all you need by bike or walking. The staff feels like family, the rooms have a funcional kitchen, a cord outside for your swiming gear ...barbeque party on the beach, with the hotel bar right there. Awesome place

Room Tip: Studio rooms beach side are the best, but the ones on the road side are as good
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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 9, 2014
Glad you had a great time. The hills of Negril are wonderful to look at and you can see them the best from a boat when you are on the ocean. What makes Negril such a spectacular resort town is that there are no high rise hotels. Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are crowded cities and cannot compare to Negril with its 5 miles of beach.

Hands down Negril is the best beach in Jamaica and listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire Caribbean year after year.

Looking forward to hosting you again on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the White Sands in Negril on February 24th. Room 4 was on the North Side on the beach side of the road, 2nd floor. Probably 1 minute walk to the beach but a beautiful walk with gardens of flowers along the way. Check in is on the East side of road where there are many more hotel rooms including a villa with its own private pool. Nice place that sleeps about 4 couples. It has a big open living space inside and a big patio around the pool outside. We met a group of Canadians that were staying there and they took us on a tour through the villa. The kitchen was ample and stocked with all the utensils you’d need. I think it rents for around $500 a day. If you can split with 3 other couples this place would be a great place to stay.
Our room had a small balcony, a queen bed and a working shower. It was clean and that's all we needed. For $85.00 a night we thought it was a fair price. We found the hotel to be fairly quiet for sleeping as we were far enough from the road and not too close to the bar area.
White Sands is at a good location (maybe close to the middle of the beach) with some small stores and a jerk chicken shack within a couple minute walk. Cab ride downtown was about 3- 5 minute’s tops.
The bar on the beach is a fun place to hang out and meet tourists. Prices were average for alcohol and the bar staff very friendly. They have a big pagoda where you can dine and a sun deck where you can sight-see if you choose. The beach area is ample and fairly wide with lots of beach chairs to lounge on. There are a couple of trees for shade if you need it.
We had a basic breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast with fruit it was good. The best was the bottle of juice we bought from a vendor on the beach named Flex. Fresh mango/orange juice. If you see him you have to buy a bottle, the juice is so fresh and tasty.

We'd definitely stay again...

Room Tip: Get the villa if you can afford it or can split it with others as it has its own private pool and bi...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for your review. Gald you enjoyed your time with us. You posted a very detailed review that will be appreciate by those who are looking for travel reviews about White Sands Negril.

The villa is a great way to enjoy a vacation, but if you do not have enough people, we have 3 other categories of rooms that can be booked.

Looking forward to hosting you on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

After spending 8 nights at the White Sands late Jan early Feb I can confidently say I would stay there again. From my first contact with Lydia and Terry Ann at check in, all the staff were very friendly and helpfull. The resort was very clean, as was my room. I stayed in a ground level garden room across from the entrance to the swimming pool. The pool and area was always clean and even had a pool table and a ping pong table under a covered patio area at one end. Very Cool. I really liked the breakfast and lunch menus at the beach bar/restaurant. Jennifer, Ariel??, and the other staff at the beach were very attentive, friendly and efficient. The food was always hot, good and inexpensive. My room was across the street from the beach. At first I thought I would not be pleased with that, but I was wrong. Crossing the street wasn't an issue and peacefulness and quiet was great for sleeping. We had a few rainy afternoons. That's when I would go to my room, open up the french doors, that looked out onto the garden, and let the sound of the rain take me into a peaceful afternoon nap session!! As I found out those were great for the evening that was always ahead!! My first time to Jamaica but certainly not my last. It's not a question of if I go back but When?? Negril is a very nice area with great people and some interesting places.

Room Tip: upper level rooms I saw has vaulted ceilings. my room didn't, but did have a tung and groove da...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 9, 2014
Glad to read you will be staying with us again, wonderful that you enjoyed your time here.

I agree, the breakfasts are yummy and our staff take care of everyone with a smile.

Excellent to read that this was your first time in Jamaica you chose to stay with us. And WHEN you return, we look forward to hosting you!!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The two weeks each fall that we spend at White Sands are the most relaxing weeks in the year for my husband & me. The staff are great, the service is great, the beach is great.....it's just a great place! We have stayed in each type of room over the years, and have never had anything to complain about. They have been clean, and offered exactly what was advertised. Some are more basic than others, but there are no surprises, and we have always been very comfortable and felt very safe. Before we came upon this place years ago, we had stayed in a number of different resorts in the Negril area. We really see no need to stay anywhere else now. It's a true home away from home.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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 9, 2014
And we LOVE you !!

We give each guest 100% relaxation and good vibes...we are the experts !!

The staff ARE great. I will not deny that and it is what makes us so popular with clients. We are blessed to have such great people with us. Many have been working here for 15+ years..

I am touched by your review and will tell everyone about your positive words.

Take care and we look forward to sharing our beach with you soon.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Although we did not stay at White Sands, I ate breakfast there every day. The welcome and service from Jennifer was first class. The food was cooked perfectly, to order and served promptly. I didn't get the chef's name but she and Jennifer provided just about the best service in the resort.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
I have to agree, we have the best breakfast on the beach. Thank you for writing your review.

Please send us an email or give us a call the next time you plan on vacationing in Negril, we would love to host you and very much appreciate you posting a review even though you did not stay with us.

Cheers,
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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 Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#36 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Negril 3*
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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