Looking at the glowing reviews, I expected a bit more ... but the key here is to keep the price in mind. It is good for the price in comparison to other hotels, esp during the peak Dec season. Otherwise, it is a *basic* hotel. Be prepared.
The room is probably the most basic room you have ever stayed in. No phone, tv, ceiling lights(!), even my bedside lamp wasn't working. But then again, you aren't in Negril for the room, so this was ok for us. On the beach, they have a small bar and kitchen with a generous seating area. They had great drink specials, and good quality food. It was very convenient on days when we didn't feel like hunting around for food.
The sands are indeed white and the waters stunning. 7-mile beach definitely deserves the praise it gets. However, be prepared for a busy beach. There are definitely some prized spots for the beach chairs, which are taken quite early in the day. I found the vendors less annoying than some loud tourists. This is not the hotel's fault... but know that the beach area is busy.
Tip: Miss Sonia's, Colletta's, are 5 min walk away from this hotel with good, cheap food. Do this during the day. In the night, walk along the beach north-wards and you will hit many good restaurants.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- White Sands Negril Hotel Negril
- White Sands Hotel Negril
- White Sands Resort Negril