White Sands Negril
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Loved White Sands
I have been a constant visitor to Negril for over 30 years and have despaired at the growth of the all inclusive which has put so much space between visitors and the real beauty of Jamaica which, is the people. White Sands is one of the few remaining Hotels in Negril that has always been family run and feels like it. It is the best antidote to those "all inclusives" mega resorts that are more like factories than places to rest, relax and trully enjoy the Jamaican experience. At White Sands you feel like a member of the family and are treated like one and i cannot recomend it highly enough whether you are a young single visitor,a family or, an old Jamaica hand like me. It really is a home from home and as such, an increasingly hard to find oais in this over worked community.
I will keep staying at White Sands!!
I've stayed at 4 beach properties and 1 cliff property in Negril. White Sands is now the one I always return to.
The staff is more friendly & helpful than those at any of the hotels I stayed at, the rooms cleaner, the rates, by far the best. If you want a/c, good screens that actually keep the mosquitoes out, great beach location, wonderful staff, comfortable beds, good restaurant/bar, plus the addition of swimming pool, pool table & ping pong table, by all means stay here.
You will have a great time and will be treated well.
When we decided to go Jamaica, I made really a deep research, because where you stay is really important. White sands was my first choice, and will be like that in the future. Small, family owned, clean and a cozy place. Garden side houses are really in the "tropical" garden.
Housekeeping, gardeners and the other staff are very friendly and helpful. If you want a perfect vacation in Negril, White Sands is definetly right place to stay.
Our home away from home
For the past four years, we've vacationed every year for a week in Negril, the first two of which we stayed at a different place each year. Two years ago we discovered a beautiful, quiet oasis along a wide stretch of 7 mile beach that seemed to sway calmly like the palm trees, and we returned there again this year - White Sands.To us, White Sands is like home away from home. We are always welcomed with open arms, free to roam the grounds like we're the only ones there and the surroundings are all we need in Negril. The rooms are simple and clean, which is all we need, and the staff are phenomenal. We LOVE them all and because of that, we just can't drag ourselves away to investigate other hotels. We just know it wouldn't be the same. This year we took our daughters, 6 & 3, with us for their first trip and would not have done that anywhere but White Sands. They were immediately embraced by everyone there, they made fast friends with the housekeepers, bartenders and front desk staff, and basically they took over the place. So much better than built in programs at all-inclusives. . .they made their own fun: bellying up to the bar for fruit punches, hunting lizards with the housekeeper and meeting lots of other kids staying there. It is our home away from home, our definition of paradise with and without our kids there. Highly recommend it!
Too Good for Words
I did my research for over two months when I decided on White Sands. It was everything the web site said it would be. In fact, I would say they undersell themselves on their web site. I felt like I was one of the family when I was there. It is a vibe I have never felt anywhere else. If they sold time-share units I would have bought one on the spot. The Moo-Young family owns and runs the hotel and they are great. Whenever I needed to find out what to do, where to go, where to eat, etc...I just asked Francis, the Manager, or anyone in the front office. They gave me good 'local' advice and I can't thank them enough. The most amazing thing is the price. I looked at almost every small hotel in Negril before I reserved a room and there is no question that White Sands offers the best price. They are much cheaper than the other beach hotels. I walked the beach to check out the other hotels I considered and after doing even more research I am absolutely sure I found the best hotel for the best price. If you want upscale fancy don't stay at White Sands. If you want a great vibe, family run resort where you feel at home, I highly recommend White Sands. Enjoy, Patrick
White Sands Resort-Negril
Had a great time, very friendly staff and mid beach location. The two for daily drink specials at the bar are a good way to sample different tropical beverages. Family run resort. The White Sands have reasonable rates both on and off season. Close to all activites in the Negril area.
The White Sands was our piece of Paradise!
We recently enjoyed a week at the White Sands with our teenage children. What a wonderful experience. The property was beautiful, with a staff that was friendly and always available to answer questions and make us feel at home. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The beach is indeed paradise, white sand, clear water and beautiful weather.
My Slice of Heaven- The White Sands
The warm, friendly staff of the White Sands will melt your heart and take care of your every need with a hearty no problem, mon! With spacious, immaculate rooms, complete with a refrigerator, air conditioning, comfortable beds and feather pillows, the White Sands is for travelers who long for the simple, tranquil comforts.I spent my honeymoon in Negril over 20 years ago and have been going back to my little slice of heaven with my husband and son ever since. I know take groups of women (www.tripsforwomen.com) to the White Sands to rejuvenate their spirit.
Wonderful bargain, beautiful beach
For standard rate we had extraordinary lodging: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom for what others were charging for a single room. We were right on the beach (seven miles of white sand), the water was warm and gentle, the vendors only approached when invited to do so, and lots of police around not bothering anyone but making everyone feel safe. We were within walking distance of anything we wanted, and Francis Williams, manager of White Sands, was very helpful with arranging excursions and for talking with us about Jamaican customs and history. I guarantee, you'll be delighted!!!
If you don't care about crud...
Filthy disgusting place
the beach of course, was wonderful
These accomodations are horrific and watch out for the "security" guards here they are more corrupt than the natives outside the resort......
TWO THUMBS DOWN
This place is a dump!!
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... service :).Some of their services you can expect, include:Rent-A-Car*
Safety Deposit Boxes
Golf Course, 18 holes*
Night life**N.B. ( Located off the property, just minutes away )Sports Bar
Their Sport Bar is located on the beach front. Where you can watch ...
... for a day on the water.
We saw an amazing cultural reggae and drum show at the Sea Star Inn. The performances were so rich in culture and a true Jamaican vibe. It was intoxicating.
We went to Rick's Cafe to catch the sunset and watched crazy people jump off the cliff. The sunset did not disappoint, neither did the crazies. My fiance even became one of the crazies! He took the plunge ...
Today was a much needed day at sea. We got a ton of sun yesterday and are both pretty tired today. We started with breakfast at the solarium, one of the few places we haven't tried yet. It’s the healthier eating buffet. The food wasn’t particularly good, though to be fair none of the buffet food on this ship is very good. We’ve been eating a lot at some of the other dining venues and have only visited ...
Next day, much like the first. I went Scuba diving and Elly took out a kayak. We did two dives, and again it was great. Got back around noon, and we had lunch at Neptunes again. It's a great spot because it overlooks the beach (we asked to be at a table that was a little further from the main area but it was overlooking the ocean). It was really windy.
After lunch, we went back to the room to shower and then we went ...
The next morning we were up relatively early. I went to the scuba center (grabbing breakfast and coffee) on the way, and Elly went for a run. Scuba was fun, but I had to set up all my equipment, which I hadn't done in a while. On the first dive, we saw a six foot Nurse Shark, which was cool because to see him/her, the Dive Leader had to hold us down to the ocean floor and move us under the reef. I wasn't sure what ...