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“Comfortable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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White Sands Negril
Ranked #35 of 88 Hotels in Negril
Jamaica, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hotel is for the traveler who is not fussy about accommodation since it is very basic but it was clean and comfortable and within a minute walk to the beautiful 7 mile beach. Staff was friendly and the price was a bargain. Expect a really relaxing time, no phones in the room but there is wifi. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to write a review....Basic, clean and comfortable with a great location...pretty much sums it up. Really nice to read the staff treated you well and we VERY much look forward to hosting you again on your next visit.

Cheers
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Where do we start....staff were immediately friendly and helpful on our arrival, even though it was late at night. The friendliness just continued as we started meeting more of the staff each day. They couldn't do enough for you. Francis and Mike were more than happy to make reservations for us when we wished to dine at a restaurant called Catch a falling star over at the cliff. This was a fantastic place to visit. More expensive than the little local places, but worth it. Breakfast at White sands was lovely while looking out over the beautiful blue ocean, worth paying that little bit extra just for the view and the convenience at times. As an alternative for a short stroll along the road there are many local places to eat and experience the true Jamaican way of life. Everyone we met were very friendly. As it is located along the beautiful 7 mile beach, plenty to see and visit if you choose to wander along the beach during the day. Whether staying on beach side or garden side you are literally only minutes away from the beach. Definitely going back next year.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LindaandGenene
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
It does not get much better than 'Amzaing'....thank you so much for allowing us to host you and take care of you while you were here. We try our best and love to help people discover our little beach town. Glad you were able to visit some restaurants on the West End. What makes Negril such a cool town is that it is really two towns in one...a fantastic beach and really nice cliffs. Two very different vibes and both fun to experience.

Look forward to seeing you again next year.

Keep the love going strong....!!!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you want 5* luxury on your trip to Negril then maybe this isn't the place for you but if you're looking for a relaxed, fun, and affordable stay then White Sands is perfect! Stayed for 2 weeks with my partner and had an amazing time! Every member of staff was extremely helpful with special mention to Francis who was more than happy to organise all of our excursions and even order our breakfast in the mornings! We both felt very secure staying here as there are security guards on site at all hours. If I had to give a criticism the food here is a little pricey compared to other local places but overall I would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Chose the Garden Side as it was slightly cheaper and did not regret our decision.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jj1403
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Describing us as 'relaxed, fun and affordable' is a compliment that I will take any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Glad you and your partner had an amazing time and we hope to host you again soon.

Cheers,
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I booked this deal with White Sands using Groupon. I knew it wasn't a highly rated resort ahead of time. However, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the showers are hot with decent water pressure, the cleaning staff are friendly and professional, and the owners/managers are helpful, informative and accommodating. Oh, did I forget, free WI-FI?! I would definitely stay there again. My only complaint is the cost of the food at the restaurant. I felt pricing was a bit high, but the food was always good and fresh. There is a wide bar selection, and drinks and prices were reasonable. Our room was on the garden side, and I would suggest that over the beach side (a very short 2 min walk to the beach).

Room Tip: ?There are no TVs in the rooms. Bring your laptop or tablets to access wi-fi to watch tv or movies...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nikisha R
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Glad you were able to snag our first deal on Groupon. Thank you for the kind words. Glad you liked your room and the staff treated you well. We always try out best.
Come back soon, we look forward to sharing our beach and WiFi with you !!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed with a group of friends for one night as we included some fun time within our work time. From the time I made the booking Mr. Williams took care of all our needs. We arrived very late about 1am due an unexpected delay but we were expected and we settled in very well and had a good night's rest. Next morning we headed to have breakfast on the beach front and it was great. Jennifer our server was so very accommodating to our every need and request. My friend who is a complete vegan vegetarian was very satisfied with her breakfast as Stacy made sure she used a new pan. Of course some of us used the opportunity to take a swim while breakfast was being prepared. After a short trip to the town we came back to the beach and spent the rest of the evening. Thanks to Tony for making us divine pina coladas. It was an amazing short and sweet stay. I would stay there again and recommend it. This property is right smack in the middle of seven mile beach. The food is great. We stayed in the garden side rooms and its quiet and cool with all the surrounding greenery. The beach is just a short walk away, less than 2 minutes. Thanks again to all the staff that saw to our needs.

Room Tip: Garden side is quieter and closer to the pool, office and parking facilities. Its also cheaper if yo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Naturelover34
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you for allowing us to host you, glad you and your friend had a great time. Very kind of you to write nice things about Jennifer and Francis. It certainly is wonderful to take a swim before enjoying breakfast....Livin' the Life !!

We look forward to sharing our beach with you again soon.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came in on a Friday and left on a Tuesday. Secluded, clean and very relaxing with the essentials for a functional getaway. No need for a TV or fancy gadgets although there is WiFi. We stayed in a garden side room (which was preferred) with just a quick cross of the street to 7 mile beach. Daily drink specials at the bar that provide plenty of variety and flavors of the Caribbean while not skipping out on the alcohol. This was our first time in Jamaica and between the staff, locals as well as transportation and guides we felt very welcome and safe. I would absolutely recommend this place to someone who is looking to get away, especially as a couple, where there are no distractions from the outside world and you get to experience Jamaica in its fullest.

The only negative, if you can even call it that- more like nitpicking is the transparency of the walls, more so the windows. You can sometimes hear into the next room but really didn't pose an issue.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Matthew W
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
You hit the nail on the head...Laid Back And Low Key is who we are and what we are all about !!

Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to hosting you when you return.

Cheers,
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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The BAD: My sister, the boys and I are checking out today. Our Beds were HARD.
THe GOOD: We will stay again! NO BUGS in our room!!
We brought our teen boys with us for this visit to Jamaica so we rented a standard and kitchenette on the garden side. The set up met our needs and was clean with a great staff. Lloyd picked us up at the airport and took us to the supermarket. We cooked most meals in. Ate at White Sands Breakfast one morning and it was good and no one walked away hungry! We went on a sunset catamaran dinner and snorkel tour and to SeaStar Resort for dinner and show. Nice bar on the beach. Negril Peace Officers patrol the beach heavily so we always felt safe.
We will visit Negril again and would definitely stay here again.
This is not a 5 star New York property but this is a clean safe solid 3.5.If you need something.... All you have to do is ask and someone will get it for you.

Room Tip: We chose Garden side rooms and walked across the road to go to the beach. The rooms are more quite o...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank aNwElNad
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Sounds like a movie !! ....The Return of White Sands....Round 2...Haaa

Glad you and your family had a nice time here. Lloyd is a great driver and a wonderful introduction to Jamaica for those who are first time visitors. He can fill you with all sorts of local knowledge during the drive along the coast from MoBay to Negril.

A sunset catamaran ride is a must while you are here, glad you experienced it.

Come back soon, we look forward to sharing our beach with you !!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#24 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#33 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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