This resort is only about two years old and it is in very good condition. The staff were very courteous and friendly and the property was well kept. I stayed there during the third week of October and the place was fairly empty. Upon checking in, we received complimentary rum punches, which were really delicious and I also noticed the check in area had a very pleasant aroma from incense or something. The place had most of the facilities you'd expect in a beach resort - pool with deck chairs, fitness room, beach bar, outdoor dining area, but the fitness room did not have much equipment - only a Nautilus-type machine and some stationary bikes - but the bikes weren't in working order and there was no electricity in the place.The rooms were in great condition but I wish they had card keys to lock and unlock the doors instead of those 1970s-style keys. The first room we were given had a problem with the sliding glass door lock but we got an upgrade to a beach-view room (an extra $36 dollars/day). The new room's bedroom was fairly spacious (about 12x12), and you could see the beautiful sunsets overlooking the Caribbean and a decent view of the beach area. The safe did not work, but after I called, someone came up immediately to change the battery. There were no problems with the room except for ants. We like to eat local for lunch and dinner (much better and fairly cheap, with restaurants within an easy walk), and brought food to our room but in the morning it was swarming with ants, which were able to enter from under the door. I didn't inform the staff as it was a fairly easy problem to take care of - we just threw out the food - and made a note to ourselves to put the food in the small beverage refrigerator in the room.The toilet room could use an exhaust instead of relying on opening a window to the walkway for ventilation. Our upgraded room had a tub in a small separate room with the sink and vanity, while the toilet was in another small room with the shower. The garden-view room did not have a tub. The cable TV had some of the standard American channels for news, sports and weather. The a/c worked great, and, in conjunction with the ceiling fan, kept the room the way my wife likes it - polar ice-cap cold.The food was standard fare like the continental breakfast that most places offer, but adding the Champagne mimosa was a nice touch. There is parking for only about seven or eight cars so if you go during high season and drive a car there, you could have a problem, but, who knows, maybe they have additional parking somewhere. On the beach, there are a few beach loungers and towels are provided. There are a lot less hawkers on the beach during the off-season so it was possible to enjoy the beautiful sunny days and turquoise waters in relative peace.The place was a lot quieter than Coco LaPalm, which is next door and happens to be my favorite place in Negril. Seems like they were having a party every night over there but I definitely recommend Sandy Haven. Good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive boutique resort built in modern urban style set on the famous 7-miles white sand beach location of Negril with 35 units of luxury guest rooms and suites. The Sandy Haven Resort experience goes far beyond bricks and walls. The prevailing atmosphere is that of a meeting place for friends and colleagues to mingle. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Sandy Haven Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.