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“Best Location, Affordable, Awesome Staff!”
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White Sands Negril
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Location, Affordable, Awesome Staff!”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

White Sands is an extremely affordable place to stay, they have a great staff, and the location is unbeatable.. If you enjoy your freedom this is the place to stay, located in the center of the beautiful 7mile beach, short walking distance from everything, stores, clubs, bars, and great local food you will not be disappointed! Ya Mon!

Room Tip: The Apartments are shabby but the Deluxe Beach side rooms are nice..
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Thank you for your kind words about White Sands and the staff. We are glad you love our location and price. Please come back, we would love to host you again. Cheers, White Sands
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

As a 25 yr old gal traveling alone to Jamaica, I couldn’t have picked a better hotel. White Sands was the perfect place for me to spend a long Memorial Day weekend by myself. I stayed at this hotel with a few friends in one of the super nice luxurious beachfront apartments about a year ago, so when searching for a place to stay this time around I was kinda surprised to find out that they also offered budget accommodations. Regardless, just like last time my stay at White Sands was extremely safe and comfortable.

The most amazing part: It only cost me $55/night!!!

I know, “you get what you pay for”- so I was concerned that perhaps the quality of my accommodations would be indicative of how much I’d paid to stay there, but I was traveling alone so I decided to give it a shot anyway. My concerns were unwarranted- WHITE SANDS WAS AMAZING!

Upon arrival, Henry took me to room G11 which was really spacious and well furnished. There was a comfortable bed, two end tables with a lamp on each side, a large dresser with a mirror, two chairs, a huge wardrobe, shelves and a mini fridge. The AC made my room significantly cooler within minutes of turning it on, every time. The bathroom, especially the shower, was really nice (much nicer than the bathroom in my apartment at home in NYC). Water pressure was amazing, no trouble with the temperature either. My room had a lovely private balcony with chairs and a table that was right in the midst of fruit trees and singing birds- so peaceful. Maid service was impeccable.

The staff there was so helpful and welcoming; White Sands really did start to feel like a second home and I certainly will be back again soon. As someone who has stayed in both their ocean side one bedroom apartment and their garden side standard room, I really don’t think you can go wrong at White Sands. Their range of accommodations is fantastic- they seem to have the perfect room to fit any budget. Of course, if having a flat screen tv, telephone and full kitchen are important to you then make sure you stay in one of the nice apartments on the beach side. If you are looking for cost effective safety and simplicity, then a standard garden side room is where you should be. PM me if you have questions about my stays at WS; I’d be happy to try answering them.

Thank you to Francis, Henry, and everyone else at White Sands- see you soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Thank you for such a wonderful review. And yes, for the money, I am not shy to say we offer an amazing value. Glad you feel the same. I am glad the staff treated you great and made you feel like White Sands was your home away from home. We look forward to hostig you again and I will definitely tell Francis and Henry you say a special hello.
Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Telluride, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Loved White Sands. Room was spacious and clean. The AC worked great. Staff was great. Will return in the fall.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
We feel the love, thank you. Look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, White Sands Negril
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

We booked 12 nights but stayed only one since the bed was too firm for someone with back problems. Below some of the pros and cons of this hotel:

Pro
- good location
- free wifi in room
- small fridge in the room
- friendly staff
- good price (we paid 55 US dollar per night)
- quiet spot (at least at the garden side), no children
- nice bathroom with hot water
- nice beach bar with wifi

Cons
- firm matresses and small bed
- somewhat outdated
- dark room (ground floor)
- no safe in the room, and the locks looked old
- noisy AC
- you have to wear a paper bracelet so that the hotel staff can identity their guests

When we told the manager about the mattress he offered to put on an extra top mattress, however we decided to change hotels. We moved to rooms, which has large beds, however no wifi and fridge.

  • Stayed May 2012
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Sorry the bed was not to your liking. We do understand that mattresses are subjective and each person's needs are different. I am glad the staff made en effort to accommodate your request, but I do understand you desire to move. I hope you enjoyed your time in Negril. Cheers, White Sands Negril
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comberemere, ontario
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Just back from our third visit in five years and we plan to visit again as often as possible. Accommodations are excellent for those that want to "get away from it all". We stay on the garden side by choice. The gardens are stunning - the landscaping staff really work hard to make it so. The rest of the staff (from management to cleaning ladies) are helpful and very courteous. And of course, there is no better beach we've found than at 7 Mile Beach, Negil. We rate the security staff as A+++ - we always feel safe at White Sands 24 hours a day. GREAT value overall.

Thanks especially to Francis, Big Henry, Andrene and Ledon from the whole Bateman clan.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
3rd vist in 5 years...WOW....thank you for your loyalty and kind words. We are blessed to have such a great staff and thank you for giving them the credit they deserve. Thank you for the shout out to Francis, Henry, etc...Hope to see you again real soon. Cheers, White Sands Negril
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London
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

A clean and friendly place on the beach. Very good value rooms.

Beach bar serves basics. Easy to get to fancier places along the beach

Room Tip: Beach side is probably best. The villa looks nice tho.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Tosher99
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Thank you for your review. Simple, to the point and accurate. Glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, White Sands
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We just returned from our second trip to White Sands. Last year we stayed for 10 days, this year 2 weeks and hated to leave.
When we arrived we were greeted by the staff like old friends...
Francis is awesome!
Henry got us settled in our room quickly as he knew we wanted to hit the beach.
Tony and Paul are THE best bartenders on 7 Mile Beach.
Power is the best driver you could ask for. Takes you into town and stays with you the whole time to make sure that you are not bothered by anyone.
Liddon takes his security position very seriously...watches out for you and your belongings while you are on the beach and at the bar. Sends unwanted vendors on their way before they can even bother you.
Everton booked us on a 3 hour sail boat tour of snorkeling, and sailing. It was fantastic!
Patrick cooked us a fantastic dinner!
Love Peaches (our housekeeper) who took such good care of our room.
The other guests we met were so much fun...lots of laughs, drinks and food shared by all.
Have made new friends that will last a life time!
If you want to have a no frills totally relaxing vacation this is the place to go.
You will be well taken care of and very safe.
It's the perfect location to explore Negril!
We've already booked next year!!
LOVE this place!! It's all about the people!
Bev

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
When you hate to leave your vacation you know that it was a very special time. We are very grateful that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for all your wonderful compliments about our staff and how relaxed you felt while you were here. We go out of our way to take care of all of our guests and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful trip report. Many people feel that we are a home away from home, glad you feel the same way. Kindest Regards,White Sands Negril
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Property: White Sands Negril
Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#16 Top resorts 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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