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“Basic hotel for beach access” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Sands Negril

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White Sands Negril
Ranked #24 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Bellevue, Washington
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Basic hotel for beach access”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Beach side rooms don't mean this is a room that 'faces' the beach. It means the rooms ar...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Wolverine S
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for your review. You bring up a very good point. It is not how much money you spend, it is how much you get for what you spend. We are known as the Best Value on the Negril beach. We have basic amenities, our rooms are clean and comfortable and are priced accordingly, thank you for your comments in this respect.

If you want a room with the most amenities, please book a One Bedroom Apartment on your next stay.

Kindest regards,
White Sands Negril
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

The great thing about White Sands (I have been coming for years and years) is that you meet people who return here every year for decades which tells you about its charm. I am Jamaican and when I come home, this is the only hotel on Negril that has my attention: great service from everyone, local ownership, laid back style, a great price on the beach in a great location for sunset viewing. great prices for meals. and the bestest part is great service. Throw in a one-day tour of Appleton, YS Falls and take the Black River Safari and spend the rest of the time doing nothing. Though if you want to do something, their local roots mean you get a great price and a great time no matter what you want to do.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the beach side. The one bedroom suite can sleep up to 5 and has a kitchen with microw...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank yahdiegal
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review and loyalty to White Sands Negril. It is true, we have many repeat clients each year and many of them see each other when they are here. In many ways White Sands is a big extended family.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff !

Glad you love it here so much and we look forward to hosting again soon.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Syracuse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Just back from White Sands.

Wonderful (second) stay, made all the more wonderful by the bar and restaurant crew who serve up the best food, drinks and music on the beach. Friendly environment with many guests who come back year after year.

My family and I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: If you have kids, beach side will avoid the worries of crossing the road...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank James P
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Glad to host you on your second visit. All Negril tourists love our beach bar and grill, thank you for the kind words to our staff.

Love to read that you will be back, we look forward to hosting you.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Location is perfect - 7 mile beach. Everything is working properly and room is cleaned, but... Standard room is tiny and dark. Even with lights on I could not read during the day, forget the evenings. Rooms do not have: phone, TV, beach towels, coffee makers or hot water pots, clocks. You have to go to the bar for each cup of tea or coffee. Standard rooms on the beach side are just off the main road, so traffic noise in the room is terrible all day or night even with balcony closed. Also each square foot of land on that side is used for rooms, there is no place where you can sit and relax, you have to be only at your room or at the beach. Beach is tiny for the hotel size and very crowded, most of it is taken by bar and restaurant, very few beach chairs in the shade and they are taken from the very early morning. Pool is across the road on other side.

Room Tip: There are so many hotels in that area, I am sure you can find something better for your money
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank zanuda18
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Sorry the room did not meet your expectation. We do not advertise that we provide beach towels or that our standard rooms have TVs, phones, coffee makers, hot water pots or clocks. Our units with cooking facilities have coffee makers and appropriate cooking utensils.


We are consistently voted as offering the best value on the beach, an accolade we are proud of. Many of our Tripadvisor reviews also comment that we offer the best value on the beach. And for this I am happy because it is true.

I hope you will be able to find an accommodation that better suits your needs on your next visit.

Regards,
White Sands Negril
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Prime location for a low key vacation. All resort type of activities are near by and the serenity of a private beach. The staff are friendly, informative and attentive, it's my favorite spot in JA :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gelilee
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Wow...love to read that we are your favorite spot in Jamaica. We are blessed with being located on the best part of the Negril beach. Near to everything but far enough away to escape.

We all look forward to hosting you again soon.

Cheers,

White Sands Negril
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are looking for a clean, quality room to sleep in, and be centrally located on 7 Mile beach then I don't think you can get a better deal than White Sands. It is nothing crazy luxurious, but that is not what I look for when traveling. I would rather spend my money on food, drink and activities so White Sands is as affordable as you can get. The rooms comes with A/C, a fridge for rum and Red Stripes, and a clean bed. The staff and bartenders are friendly too.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach side room, then you will not have to cross the road to get to the beach/bar/restarua...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank spax0001
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for such a great recommendation and review.

We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Gainesville
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We just returned from our 5 day stay at the White Sands. We had been there 4 years prior, and we liked it then.. but now it's even better. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment, with our two young adult children. We had plenty of room are we were impressed with the improvements to the apartment.

The WS is not fancy. But it is clean, friendly and all you need. The staff is wonderful: Francis and Henry were always more than helpful, Kay did a wonderful job keeping our room clean & organized. And Jen has done a wonderful job with the restaurant ( good food, service, and always remembered our names).
You can't ask for a better beach, or location on the beach... it was just perfect!
I am going thru withdrawal now, I miss it all.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cat8Gainesville
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
So wonderful you allowed us to host you and your family again. Glad you loved the One Bedroom Apartments. We are glad you like the improvements and updates have made. We are constantly investing our money back into the property and it is nice to read a review that acknowledges our efforts.

It is true, we are not fancy. As you say, we are clean, friendly and located on the best part of the Negril beach. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, they are what keeps clients coming back year after year.

Don't go through withdrawals too long...come back soon and share our beach with us!

See you soon.

White Sands Negril
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Additional Information about White Sands Negril

Property: White Sands Negril
Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#32 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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