Looking for a place to stay in Little Bay? Then look no further than Sandy's By The Sea, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Little Bay to your doorstep.
Rooms at Sandy's By The Sea offer a mosquito net and a seating area providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
If you are driving to Sandy's By The Sea, free parking is available.
If you are interested in exploring Little Bay, check out a hot spring, such as Blue Hole Mineral Spring.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Sandy's By The Sea as you experience everything Little Bay has to offer.
If you're reading this review, you're destined to stay at Sandy's. Book it now! Even in COVID!! Traveling during COVID was a mess, but this trip was worth all the trouble. What started as an impulsive, late night, "treat yourself to a trip to Jamaica" Tuesday evening, ultimately ended in one of the best weeks of my life, and a new family in Little Bay. After a horrid day of travel, I arrived to a big hug from Sandy, a tall glass of water, and a beautiful room. The next morning I turned my head on the pillow, and there is the most stunning view of the Caribbean Sea with an ocean breeze. Heaven! I'll save the details for your trip, but the remainder of my stay with Sandy, Dillion & Co. was characterized by love, compassion, serenity, natural beauty, adventure, relaxation, and sheer enjoyment. *Disclaimer* this is not your tacky Sandals Resort. This is a true, authentic, Jamaican experience. This is off the grid, dirt roads, no hot water, leaving the phone at home, real world living. This is fresh caught lobster, off the tree coconuts, ocean sunsets, walking through waterfalls, meeting the village, playing dominoes til midnight. This is bonding with the best hosts you'll ever meet, never wanting to leave, and looking at airfares as soon as you lay down at home. Don't hesitate, just do it! Especially if you need a Solo Getaway! Thank you Sandy, Dillio, Shorty, Pinky, Bohta, Sandra, Natalie, Reefer, Reggae, Chapo and Sheila! Love and Blessings!…
Myself and my son (21 yrs) and twin daughters (17 yrs) spent 8 nights over Christmas with Sandy and Dillo and we are all in agreement that it was our favorite family vacation. I had been to Jamaica once before for a short time in the ‘80s and knew that if I was to take my kids, we would want to stay away from the tourist trip as we typically do when we travel. Sandy and Dillo are the most thoughtful and knowledgeable hosts and we were privileged to experience Jamaica through the eyes (and stomach) of their authentic love for their village. There was plenty for my kids to do...and enough time to not do and just be. We got to spend Christmas in release and detox instead of consumer mode but still had lots of adventures and stories to tell. Some highlights from a mother’s eyes: both of my daughters put their phones away and no social media the whole time! They they didn’t miss it a bit and if you have teenagers, you know what a success story that is. They were more than content eating jellied coconuts and learning about the Jamaican way of life from Dillo. My daughter who is terrified of bats went in the bat cave (that was after a jump into the Bob Marley mineral springs). And my other daughter who was not so sure about swimming with urchins and fish larger than her (we live on a small lake with sassy bluegills) snorkeled with me and loved all the marine life. My son speared a lobster which granted him a seat on the boat fishing with Dillo - watching him go out was like watching him at age 6 on Christmas morning. And speaking of Christmas, we decided to go no gifts. Dillo gave us the best gift by taking us out for a sunset cruise Christmas night where we got to watch the dolphins play. I think that was after one of our many amazing meals - fresh caught lobster and crab. My kids are adventurous eaters and love seafood; they commented that they head eaten more delicious locally grown and swimmy things that they had never heard of! As for me, I spoiled myself with a wonderful massage, lots of dog love and doing yoga and meditation every morning on the perfect outdoor yoga pad while listening to Little Bay come alive. Going through customs in Montego Bay, the agent asked my kids what their favorite thing about Jamaica was - they all said the food and the people! We will remember the amazing people of Little Bay and our driver Sandra, who encouraged us to ask as many questions as we wanted (and we did - including my kids asking about the political history of Jamaica). And we will be back Sandy and Dillo! Thank you for your kindness and sharing your beautiful space.…
We were picked up by Sandra who knows how to dodge goats and has a great sense of humor. When we arrive, we are greeted with a warm welcome from Sandy and Dillo. Then we are served a delicious meal cooked by Chef Dillo. No fuddyduddy menu here. The whole week was sunshine, swimming and great food! We also had a lot of laughs and can't remember when I laughed so much. The property is beautiful and full of orchids and tropical birds. If you like crowds, being hassled and lousy food then this is not for you. This was our third time and looking forward to the next. Thanks again Sandy & Dillo!
SERENE NATURAL BEAUTY AS SAFE AND LOVING AS IN MOTHER’S ARMS MAGICAL DREAM LIVING AMONGST THE CORAL! After being dropped off by the warm, friendly, super-skilled driver Sandra, we arrived at Sandy and Dillo’s just after it got dark and in a way it was the best time to arrive. You can here the waves, ever so close, but you only sense where they are, maybe can see the whitecaps if it’s windy. Until the moon comes up. Walking into their property was like being ushered into a magical land of lights strung about the beautiful garden and walk toward the warmly lit table. I actually cried a little in happiness and that set the tone for the rest of our trip. When we finally settled down and were led into our beautiful room – The Seabreeze Room. The first thing I said when they shut the door was, ‘This is soo like the honeymoon before the wedding!’ Pictures really can’t do this place justice, inside or out. My fiancé is 6’6” and the room made him look short. The plentiful extra large windows opened to reveal expansive views of nature all around, and still feel completely private. We leaned out the front window and the moon had risen over the bay painting the water and everything in a sparkly silver magical view, and my thoughts were echoed in my fiancé’s words, ’Eat your heart out Pirates of the Caribbean!’ For most of the trip I was dumbfounded, and for those who know me well, that really is saying something! Dillo and Sandy are the most amazing hosts I’ve ever encountered in my many travels. They are Veteran Hosts, who somehow anticipate your needs, and are happy to tailor your vacation to your dream. Take the time before you go to express your dietary needs, wants, desires and dislikes before you arrive and they will always do their very best to accommodate. They are overflowing with warmth, compassion and there is love in everything that they do. Incredibly entertaining, fun people to chill with and each Legends in their own right. The whole family are! I won’t give away any stories, but least to say these people are the most Incredible people I have ever met! Okay, getting on with it.. the Food, oh the Food! We are both big foodies and have dined in extremely beyond 5 star organic gourmet food restaurants, spas, hotels, etc., and the meals we had prepared by Sandy and Dillo are by far, above and beyond, the best we’ve ever had!! Everything is organic, and the local growers that she sources from are even beyond organic, caring and tending to each plant daily, and the flavours and richness of nutrients are outstanding. We eat 85% organic at home, and have been eating organic eggs for years, but their eggs are the best I’ve eaten in the whole world! We had incredibly delicious fresh off the boat fish that Dillo would bring in, and as the weather luck would have it, we were spoiled with lobster! Tender and sweet and nummy to eat! We even ate organic chicken that had been butchered that very day – everything fresh as it gets! As for cold drinks, pops, etc, they just got diet coke in for the first time, and I was looking for all my favourites, but honestly the Jamaican drinks are soo much better – worth experimenting a little. For all those slightly vulnerable travellers, this is the Perfect Place, (though not wheelchair accessible there are only one or two steps to navigate when you stay in one of the ground floor rooms). Between Dillo’s teas and Bush Doctoring and Sandy’s nursing, every remedy worked and they got me healthier than I’d been in years.. They’re so caring and experienced, you’ll be in good hands here. This is the perfect place to experience the beauty sounds and smells of nature in a serene environment where you can meditate and let any tension melt away. Where people who actually care tailor everything for you. You can’t get that at a resort amongst hundreds or even over a thousand people – and a sad truth we just didn’t know until this trip: Resort workers are only paid $7/day (pound of non-chemicalized butter $11), and at Sandals you will be fired for taking a tip, though the Spanish chains allow it there may be other issues as well. But as there aren’t enough jobs to go around… Let’s just say the sickening truth is that oppression is alive and well in Jamaica. However, here is a place you can enjoy a quiet beach, the best holiday you can imagine, and know your money is going to the people in the country you are visiting! As generous members of the community who help where they can, these are definitely the right people. We had 2 glorious weeks there, met some of the most astonishingly amazing, friendly, generous, hardworking, honest and open, kind, wise and talented people I’ve ever met in my life; witnessed a natural mystic; a curtain of stars so bright and so clear it makes you dizzy to look at them, the sun rising over the trees and setting over the water; standing in an excellent private outdoor shower with a gorgeous view of the trees and bush; and so much more, but discovering it is part of the fun, so I won’t spoil any more. Ever since we got home, all we want to do go back… no more searching for the best holiday spot – THIS IS IT! (so sorry if names are spelled wrong)… Much Love and Respect to our new very dear friends Sandy, Dillo, Bota, Giovanni, Jo-ahnn, Bahbo, Sandra, Regge, Reefer, Uno, Chapo and Benny and the Jets!!! We’ll be back as soon as we can!!!…
Sandy and Dillo will make all your dreams come true. Living with them in their small fishing village was an absolute cultural experience. Tucked away from hotels and resorts in a beautiful bay, the views are a treat to behold. The food was outstanding and an event every night. Dillo's knowledge of the island, bush remedies, and fishing were amazing and we so enjoyed him. Just tell Sandy what you would like to do on your stay and she will handle all the arrangements right down to a driver. Marine life was better than any we had experienced before. Dillo can take you out and knows where to go. We also did a sunset cruise in Dillo's longboat and even caught a tuna on the way out. I have to say both my daughter and I had the time of our lives! Can't wait to go back!