White Sands Negril

White Sands Negril

Photo of the beach taken from inside the palapa.
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4.5
#6 of 27 resorts in Negril
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.4
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril 11111 Jamaica
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,617 reviews
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White Sands Negril garners praise for its cleanliness and spacious, well-equipped rooms, with a prime beachfront location that guests adore for its beauty and convenience. The warm, inviting atmosphere, bolstered by engaging music and staff interactions, contributes to its reputation as a friendly haven, although some furnishings appear dated. While most guests commend the attentive service and find the hotel offers good value, there have been occasional mentions of slow service and the need for updates in room fixtures.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Pristine
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Vjohnso20 wrote a review Aug 2022
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
White Sands has it all; tranquility, peace, and relaxation.

Blu, Michael, Viincent are truly the best. We ordered a wide variety and we all enjoyed our respective meals.

Honestly, you won’t regret your time here. I’ve been here before and it keeps getting better!

You can literally reach out and touch the sunset.

See you soon and please keep the beer cold!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Jan 24, 2024
Beer will be cold and waiting for you! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to sharing more sunsets with you. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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joyce w wrote a review Feb 2020
Picton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My prior reviews were about the resort and the beach side. I just came back from my trip while staying on the garden side with a kitchenette. This was quite a pleasant surprise for me as I booked last minute and could only get a room across the road. It was great, the pool (non chlorinated which is wonderful) with beach lounges is on this side along with a covered games area with a pool table, and a small library. My room was on ground floor with balcony and a small kitchen area, larger fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker along with a 2 burner stove. I bought a few things to have in my room which was a handy option. The beach is across the road which was busy at times, but security guard was always there if you needed help. The rest of the resort was just as great as always, a family run hotel, with a great feel for their guests. The staff are all amazing. please see my other reviews about the beach side.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Beach side or garden side, depends on your preferences. Garden side is a little quieter.
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Response from Michael R, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Thank you so much for your continued patronage and kind words about our amazing staff/team. They are what makes White Sands Negril such a special place. Wonderful to know you got to experience our garden side kitchenette rooms. We only have 3 of them and they are always in high demand. We have long time repeat clients who are loyal to either the beach side or garden side and always choose the same side when they return. Now that you have enjoyed both sides, you have no stress as you like both! LOL Really appreciate your efforts in posting a review, we look forward to hosting you again when you return. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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Chris G wrote a review Sep 2021
Hollywood, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
White Sands is our GO-TO resort that we stay at in Negril. The location is excellent as you can walk all of 7 Mile Beach as you're fairly centrally located. You can also walk to numerous restaurants, shops and bars along Norman Manley Boulevard as well. The staff are excellent! Saddle up to the bar with Paul for one of the daily drink specials, have a seat at Indies 957 for a wonderful meal and delightful service. Henry is always there when you need him to help you out, especially upon your arrival.
The property has 2 sides.... the garden side across NMB and the beach side, along 7 Mile. The beach side is where we stay, as the beach is well manicured, has a lifeguard and has security to keep from being overly hassled by vendors. The bar and restaurant both overlook the beach as well. We rent the apartment option as it is very spacious, has a FULL kitchen along with a dining room and a living room. The bedroom is very large with a huge bathroom and a walk in closet.
On the garden side there is the in ground pool, pool table and a ping pong table to use. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. There is also a security guard at the beach side entrance.
We definitely recommend White Sands to everyone!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Nov 20, 2021
I love being the Go To resort! That is an awesome moniker! Really glad our team took good care of you and you were able to enjoy drinks and food at Indies957. Wonderful to know you enjoyed the One Bedroom Apartment. They are very spacious and a home away from home. Thanks for recommending us and I hope you return soon to enjoy more of our beach vibe. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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nmcint594428 wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is nice. The rooms are cute and quaint. The ocean view room isn’t technically an ocean view since the restaurant and bar roofs block most of it. There’s no phones or TV in the room. If you need anything you have to cross a busy street to the front desk if you’re staying on the ocean side. Breakfast is at 8am but be prepared not to eat until 9am since they don’t prep anything early and you have to wait awhile. If you want anything other than OJ coffee or tap water, you have to wait until the bar opens. Literally anything else, even a straw. They don’t provide beach towels to be prepared to bring your own or buy one for $10. The beach is nice in the morning. They rake the sand and in almost positive they spray for mosquitoes. The staff is polite. The lifeguard is cute. There’s plenty activities for so if you speak to the staff about them, they’ll set it up for you. The food is decent depending on the chef that day. Drinks at the bar are cheap and they also do specials. House keeping does a superb job when you get the room clean (every other day).
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Date of stay: May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you for your feedback, will share with our team. Just to provide clarity on a few comments….we do not offer ocean view rooms. All our rooms are sold as garden view. As for layout, half of our property is on the beach side of the road, half is across the road from the ocean. We have a detailed map on our website that shows where all rooms are located. Also, should you require it, our One Bedroom Apartments and our Junior Suite do have TVs. We provide WiFi codes to everyone. Basically we are not a TV property and promote this on our website. It is just not our thing. Hopefully the next time you come you can book a One Bedroom Apartment.
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Hannah C wrote a review Jan 2020
Rome, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot say enough great things about White Sands Negril! From the amazing rooms to the beautiful beach to the hospitality of the owners and workers! Everything we needed was taken care of immediately and we always came back to a spotless room. The peacefulness of the grounds and homey feel was incredible. We had such an incredibly relaxing week because of how amazing it all is.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael R, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for your kind words....excellent to read you enjoyed your stay and our staff took such great care of you. Relaxing is what we are all about, glad you know you chilled and felt at home. Looking forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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Tannah wrote a review Sep 2020
Dallas, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Negril August 2020 originally planned to stay at White Sands for 5 days. Those 5 days quickly turned into 3 + weeks. I fell in love with the property almost immediately. The staff is so sweet and super accommodating. Francis is amazing! From upgrading us for free, to easily accommodating us in any way possible, to helping me find a charger for my phone when mine stopped working. White Sands Negril quickly turned into home away from home for us. We left for a few days to visit other parts of the island (Ocho Rios and Portland) and honestly I couldn't wait to get back to White Sands. The beach access is spot on, the security is outstanding, the bar and restaurant are a great touch as well.

In response to COVID, the hotel offers regular temp checks, sanitized rooms, and every other day room cleanings.

The mango tree with the best mangoes I've ever had, is a plus.

I cannot wait to get back to Negril and at White Sands. I already miss it!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, so glad you feel at home here and with the family. Will definitely let Francis know he has a big fan out there! Great to know you were able to visit other parts of Jamaica. Every town has its own unique qualities, but glad to know you were looking forward to coming back to stay with us. You miss us and we miss you...come back 'home' as soon as you can! Cheers, Michael Russell Owner
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Joe A wrote a review May 2021
Stuart, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the uncertainty and all the hoops involved to get there & come home, we enjoyed our stay.
Everyone took this pandemic seriously even though we were mostly outdoors.
We liked that room service was done every other day to limit exposure.
Quiet all around but the beach was as beautiful as ever.

Joe A - Stuart, Florida
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded May 26, 2021
Seriously, thank you for all your efforts to visit our beautiful island. Traveling is not as easy as it used to be, but I think this will soon change. The reality is that you did jump through hoops to get here and we are grateful for your efforts. Glad you liked the every other day room service. Most of our clients are opting for this currently. Really glad you liked our beach and we look forward to sharing it again with you when you return. Sending you positive vibes from Negril. Cheers, Michael Russell
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Greg A wrote a review Dec 2020
Livingston, TN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 12 night in the one bedroom apartment and loved every minute of it. With Covid, the resort is on top of everything! The tables, chairs and loungers are sanitized regularly. In one instance, the security guard Vincent, wouldn't let us use a lounger because it hadn't been sanitized since the last person used it. He promptly got us a sanitized lounger and proceeded to sanitize the other lounger for the next user. We love the sundeck and ate most of our meals there. One advantage of the one bedroom apartment was that we cooked several breakfasts in our apartment. A shout out to the staff and bartenders for doing an amazing job and a special shout out to Blu for going above and beyond. We can't wait to return next trip!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: One bedroom apartment C-1 was closest to the beach but occasionally noisy because it is also...
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Wonderful to know we are your new favorite resort! Glad you had a wonderful time and very much appreciate the special shout out to the staff. Looking forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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dockelley wrote a review Dec 2020
Buffalo, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just got a negative covid test today after a wonderful, safe 5 weeks stay at White Sands Negril. I have stayed there before and enjoy the staff,the rooms, the bar and the restaurant. The whole staff, right from the owners to the grounds people treat you like family. The location is right in the middle of all the action on the beach. The covid protocols are first rate..I felt completely safe at all times. I get one of the kitchette rooms across the road on my longer stays and that makes my stay affordable.The beds are comfortable and the housekeepers do a fantastic job. The rates are among the best for their category on the beach. The beach is well groomed daily and the beach security protects you from the vendors if you need it. I look forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: garden side quitter and rooms a little bigger, beach side just a few feet from the beach, bar and...
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Mar 17, 2022
Thank you for allowing us to host you again and for being a part of our expanding repeat family. You are looking forward to your next visit and we look forward to hosting you. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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Rachel G wrote a review May 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved every minute of our stay and every single staff member that served us! Jenique went above and beyond to recommend an outing to Benta River falls and Smart Choice Jerk Center (mouthwatering curry goat!). Henry was so helpful and jovial and warm. Our rooms were immaculately cleaned. The kitchenette was very well stocked and we put the full sized fridge to good use. If coming with a group, it is well worth it to book at least 1 kitchenette room. Walkable restaurants are a bit pricey so it makes a huge difference. There is an amazing fresh fish market before the roundabout where they will clean and cut fish just out of the sea that morning. Aaaahmazing!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Russell, Owner at White Sands Negril
Responded Jun 15, 2022
Wow...so happy it was a double celebration with anniversary and family! You are so very kind to write such kind words and especially those written about our incredible staff. Jenique is Miss Smiles and Henry Brown is an institution at White Sands. He has been with us for 33 years...as long as I have been here. Don't know what we would do without him! It warm my heart to know you had such a good time and I hope we can share some positive beach vibes with you and your family on your next vaca in Negril. Cheers, Michael Russell michael@whitesandsnegril.com
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Answer from Michael R
Negril, Jamaica21 contributions23 helpful votes
We can arrange private airport transfers. Please email the hotel directly. TripAdvisor does not allow me to put an email address in this reply, but you can find a link on our website for contact info
Answer from honeybear63043
North Lewisburg, Ohio2,545 contributions142 helpful votes
No smoking in the rooms. This is a law throughout Jamaica. You can’t smoke on the balconies. Yes, there’s coffee anytime after 7 AM.
Answer from wnach521
Buffalo, New York1 contribution
As I recall it does and a nice little railed patio
TrueDee asked a question Apr 2023
Montreal, Quebec, Canada406 contributions28 helpful votes
Is there a lot of shade on the White Sands beach? It doesn’t look like it.
Answer from joyce w
Picton, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
Problem is…lots of people put towels on many lounges early. Then go on a tour or for breakfast elsewhere returning in the afternoon , this is very selfish. . Sad that the people that want the early sun are denied a lounge. . Happens daily. I think the towels shud be removed after a set time if nobody shows up. I know i will do that and advise security.
Sunny M wrote a tip May 2024
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania38 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book somewhere with true amenities."
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kmarolf wrote a tip Mar 2024
Aliso Viejo, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own beach towels "
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honeybear63043 wrote a tip Feb 2024
North Lewisburg, Ohio2,545 contributions142 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I prefer the garden side rooms. it’s a five minute walk to the beach but it’s nice and quiet and there’s a great pool in the garden sideit’s"
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UAretiree08 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Livonia, Michigan13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Garden rooms and really nice and reasonably priced. You do have to cross the street, but there is a security guard to assist you. "
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Nicola B wrote a tip Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance, it’s definitely a favorite spot for many people."
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$82 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Sands Negril
Which popular attractions are close to White Sands Negril?
Nearby attractions include Mary, Gate of Heaven Catholic Church (0.1 miles), The Jungle Night Club, Sports Bar & Grill (0.1 miles), and Dee's Tropical Paint Parties (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Sands Negril?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at White Sands Negril?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at White Sands Negril?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at White Sands Negril?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Sands Negril?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flag City, The Best in the West, and Niah's Patties.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Sands Negril?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does White Sands Negril have airport transportation?
Yes, White Sands Negril offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does White Sands Negril have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is White Sands Negril accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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