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Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril 167, Jamaica   |  
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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have never been to Jamaica nor have we ever stayed at Sandals. This was a fantastic vacation and we were very pleased with the beach side room that we paid extra for. The service was very good and the food was as good as other all-inclusives. The rooms were very nice but much smaller than I anticipated. I think everything was well run and booking excursions was so easy. Definitely would come here again.

Room Tip: We had a beach side room however there was a restaurant right in front of us. We were on the 2nd fl...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed at Sandals Negril Feb 10th to 17th. We had an amazing time! We loved our Honeymoon Beachfront room with the concierge service. The room itself had been recently renovated and the view was spectacular. We loved sleeping to the sound of the lapping waves and waking up to that beautiful view. This room category comes with room service which we really enjoyed getting coffee and juice delivered every morning and it was so much easier than at other resorts where you have to remember to fill out cards every night. One phone call and we had a standing order for our week and it arrived promptly and correct every day.

This is our third Sandals and the staff and service were the best we've ever had. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

We found the food and drinks top notch with lots of choices and again exemplary service!!

The beach is narrow but there was still lots of room and we found the locals entertaining and if you didn't engage them they left you alone. The water and the beach is one of the reasons we love Negril soft smooth sand and crystal clear shallow water!

This is our favourite Sandals so far and as I stated in the title we have already booked for Christmas!!

Thank you Sandals for exceeding our expectations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Beachfront concierge are in the middle of the resort have amazing ocean views and are quiet
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  • Stayed February 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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We just returned home from a week at the Sandals resort in Negril, Jamaica. If you enjoy beautiful beaches with lush tropical vegetation as a background, and food that pleases even the most sophisticated palates, then you need to visit this resort. Most rooms have an ocean-front view, are very comfortable, and well maintained. Perhaps the best asset of the Sandals franchise is their staff. Their goal is to provide exceptional service to every guest. We extend our sincere thanks to Dwayne, Latoya, Terry Ann, Natasha, Kendra, Leroy, and many others for the personal care and service that they provided to us each day.

I spent time with the dive staff every day to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs in the warm Jamaican waters. The Divemasters/Instructors (Kemar, Wayne, Josh, Phillip) were very personable and knowledgeable about all of the dive sites and identification of various fish and other marine life. Captain Hopeton made sure that everyone was safe and comfortable on the resort’s 46’ Newton dive boat while Regina staffed the dive shop and was very charming to all of the resort guests.

There were several different restaurants from which the guests could dine at each evening. We ate at the Italian, Japanese, the Sundowner, and Barefoot by the Sea restaurants. The setting for most restaurants was at the water’s edge so you could enjoy a beautiful sunset if your timing was right. My favorite lunch location was the Beach Bistro where Chefs Denroy and Big Show prepared the best Jamaican jerk chicken that I have ever eaten. This was my daily stop after diving each day to rehydrate and refuel after a couple of dives.

The resort is located on the 7 mile beach in Negril. If you enjoy walks on the beach, then you need to come to this resort to enjoy the natural beauty of the white, sandy beaches and the stunning turquoise water. The swimming areas are sandy with no stones or coral and I often saw starfish in the shallow waters. There are many stingray and eagle rays swimming just beyond the swimming areas and could be seen daily from the dive and snorkeling boats.

If you want to be assured of a great trip, then plan a trip to Sandals Negril.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We visited sandals negril for 10nights in January.
This was our second sandals our first being Antigua grande which we loved.
Check in was a little slow after a 14 hour journey. We booked a honeymoon loft suite and upon arriving at the room we were disappointed! Bathroom tiny and very outdated and the room didn't appear as it did on the Internet. We live in the country so the traffic noise being so close to the road was a massive problem for us.
We consulted with Ann- Marie and Lancelot who done everything they could for us and half way through our holiday we were able to move to the crystal lagoon penthouse. This was far superior and just what we were hoping for.

Every other part of the holiday was simply fantastic, especially the staff!
Christopher and the female waitress that worked with him in the Italian were simply fabulous and a credit to sandals. Big papa and Ricky also made the snorkelling and glass bottom trips fun.
My partner found the staff at the snack bar exceptional ( although I didn't like eating there as I'm vegetarian and everything was fried together in the same oil, eg chicken and fries which is a shame as a resort of this standard doesn't need to do this)
We will definitely be returning in the near future .

Room Tip: Hotel is so close to the road choose a beach front and if you can afford it the crystal lagoon suite...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have been to 4 Sandals properties now. We love Sandals, but this was our best vacation yet. The people there ( particularly Big Papa and Ohrain ) were SO friendly. Many others were too of course, but they went above and beyond to make our vacation fun. The property was beautiful and well kept and the food and drinks were second to none.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Vaughan, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon here. We were so happy with our choice the staff treated us like royalty even when we arrived at the airport, we were greeted with champagne and beer to take on our ride to the resort. Soon arriving at the resort we were shown to our beautiful room with a beautiful breathtaking view. We had butler service which I recommend to anyone it was amazing, we were able to call our butler at anytime if we needed it. To keep this short and sweet the staff, resort, food amd our room was exactly what we wanted and more. We couldn't have chosen a better location to spend our honeymoon, a big thanks to Orlando the butler who took great care of us!

  • Stayed September 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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orland park il
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just returned from an amazing trip to Jamiaca and stayed at the Sandals Negril. This will not be my only trip there!! This comes from a Mexico lover.....I was very impressed with Jamaica as a whole and LOVE the people. Sandals Negril is a beautiful resort on a Great beach. Food and drinks were better than I excepted. From the Sandals airport lounge on arrival, the bus ride there and upon arrival, a cool towel and a welcome drink served by Rohan and his Jamaica smile--we are hooked!!! The beach is clean and clear and just sitting under a palm tree drinking Jamaican Smiles all day makes me smile!! The beach is very entertaining with people walking by. Just sat back and enjoyed it.
The rooms are older and could use a bit of updating but the resort is clean, beds are very comfortable and mini-bar is stocked. The resort is always full so I am sure it is hard to update. Made reservations at the restaurants as soon as we got there and went to all of them. My favorite is the Sundowner for dinner and always had great service. Went to the Bayside for breakfast and some dinners and this is went my trip went from good to better. Each morning we were met by KENDRA!!!! She always have a big smile and hug for you. What a way to start each morning. She really makes you feel welcome...what an asset to Sandals!!!
All the bartenders are great and willing to please..tried many drinks they would make and all are good..they are very willing to please.
We have never had such a relaxing trip and met many wonderful people.
Do not hesitate to try it....
Good job Sandals Negril!!!! We will be back..
Yea Mon!!!

Room Tip: do oceanview it is wotth it. deluxe and premium rooms are smaller and dark w/ no balcony..
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Cassie C, Sandals & Beaches Review Coordinator at Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your great review of Sandals Negril. We're thrilled to read that you had such an amazing first visit with us. We love to exceed the expectations of our guests and ensure that they have enjoyable experiences with us.

We're glad to hear that this will not be your last visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for an even better stay.


Sincerely,
Cassie C.
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Additional Information about Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril 167, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Negril
#3 Family Hotel in Negril
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#7 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#9 Spa Hotel in Negril
#13 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Located on Negril's pristine 7-mile white sand beach•Phenomenal bedroom oceanfront suites set upon a relaxing crystal lagoon•Ultra luxurious one-bedroom millionaire honeymoon suites with private plunge pool•Seven exquisite dining options•Voted Sandals “World's Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted “Caribbean's Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row•Voted Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa “Jamaica's Leading Hotel” (2nd consecutive year)•Five Star Diamond Resort, American Academy of Hospitality Science ... more   less 
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