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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... annoyed us a bit to the point where we couldn’t even read the information, so we had to rather sternly tell them to shut up and leave us alone! By now it was lunchtime and in perfect placement nearby there was a little roadside food stall and bar. Cold water and beer was available and the very rustic kitchen had a great selection of local traditional foods – boiled green banana, boiled and fried johnny cakes, yam, ...
... And which inspired the lyrics for one of his songs ' shared the shelter of my single bed!!' There was a rock on which was growing a wacky Baccy plant!!! He is the only person in Jamaica to have been buried 7 ft above ground in a marble tomb which originally wax to hold his mother as well. However his 19 year old brother was shot dead in Miami and is buried there as well! Mother has her own tomb next door!! We had to ...
... there were some Bailey’s Irish Cream tastings!
Back at the yacht club we tried to call the owner of Pier 1, but he wasn’t answering. The yacht club staff are trying to convince us to stay here, saying Pier 1 is insecure, too noisy etc etc. We really didn’t know what to do, but as the evening progressed and we heard the noise coming from Pier 1 in the distance, we decided to stay ...
... feel of the resort is made it worthwhile. My husband asked me during the tour, "are you sure you never been here before"? I said why you ask, he said, "because you are telling about things before the tour guide does". LOL! I said, 'sweetie, I research everything, you should know that by now"!
It rained off and on the first day, but in Jamaica, who cares! I heard guests complaining about this too! UGH!, seriously, I was only upset about how the rain ruined by ...
... out and about, then they would go to New York or something. Here they just want to smoke pot. My hammock didn't have power near it and there was a burn pile near my hammock that was a bit of an unpleasant site when walking to it. The dogs barked all night and chickens cock a doodle dooed all morning, so it was not at all pleasant. Negril is famous for a few things. One of them is 7 mile beach and the other is ...