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“Best Place Ever "White Sands Negril"”
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White Sands Negril
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Highwood, Illinois
1 review
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“Best Place Ever "White Sands Negril"”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is by far the best, most friendly, and enjoyable, vacation spot ever. I am 59 years old and have gone back to this wonderful place for 9 years running. Very affordable, very clean, perfectly located and with the most welcoming staff you'll ever meet. Give them a try, you can thank me later.
Raymond

Room Tip: No Fitness Center sorry couldn't undo that , the "Negril Gym " is 1 1/2 miles down th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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4 Thank Raymond G
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Wow...glad you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with the world. You are 59 years young and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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southern VA, USA
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

I spent six days here in December 2013. Price on my room was very good and the air-conditioned room was a nice size having a fairly large bathroom, walk in closet and small balconey. Our maid (Peaches) was incredible...very neat and organized; shoes and sandals were matched and lined up in the closet daily! The room was very clean and the beds comfortable.There is a small bar/restaurant just off the beach, this is Jennifer's domain and she does a great job. Breakfast and lunch is available and the bar stays open into the evening. The hotel provides loungers on their beach, there is a raised unroofed observation deck and a couple of covered areas as well. This is a family owned smaller hotel with properties on both sides of the street, front section has the beach, the back property has the swimming pools and a game area. The walk from the back property may be challenging for older guests, although the area is flat and has sidewalks. Be careful crossing the road however...Jamaicians are fast fearless drivers and the flow of traffic is reversed from the US. The beach side unit is surprisingly quiet even with the beach nearby. The hotel has two multi-bedroom units availble for group rentals.Many guest have been returning to this hotel for years and years; take that as a good sign! I was very pleased with my stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank dennis l
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
'Great Staff, Good Rates, Excellent Location'....you said it all in the title of your review.

Thank you for allowing us to host you and for taking the time to post your review.

We look forward to hosting you on your next visit and I hope you make it back before December 2014 !!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Don't expect a lot of amenities here, but what you get is a clean room, friendly staff, and a nice beach, a bar, and breakfast area. The rooms are very simple. No TV (you don't need one here), no little bottles of shampoo or lotion (you should have brought your own anyway), the matresses are pretty firm, but after enough Red Stripes you won't care! There are clean towels, water pressure was pretty good most of the time....please remember this is an island!!! There was a little frig to keep the beer cold which was probably the coldest beer we drank there. Each room has a little patio with a table and 2 chairs (very nice for that morning view of the sun coming up!). Our room was across the road from the beach, no problem mon! Speaking of which, get yourself some jerk chicken right there on the road ($10 for half a chicken), it's delicious!! The breakfast area has good Wi Fi to keep you informed on the outside world while you sip some blue mountain coffee. The breakfast menu is simple yet satisfying. I think i tried almost everything on it. Banana pancakes were fun! Service is good but BE PATIENT, no ones in a hurry here. The bar is the same and have a good drink special every day, but if you order the frozen drinks, it'll take a couple minutes, however the Hummingbird frozen drink is yummy!! Security is present and do a pretty decent job of keeping the peddlers moving along, and there's a lot of them!. The balcony patio is nice and gives a great view of the beach. It was my favorite spot to sit and people watch without being bothered by the peddlers. There is a pool, which I never got in because the ocean was warmer.LOL. There's also a pool table and a ping pong table under a roof which we played a couple times. If you're looking to be pampered, this is not the place for you. If all you need is a bed, a shower, a beach and a bar, this is it!

Room Tip: Request a room facing the pool. You'll get some nice morning sunshine and there's no other a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
'Simple Yet Complete'....I love it. Maybe I should use that as our slogan !!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences with the world.

You did a great job with your review. Thank you and we look forward to sharing our drinks, Hummingbird drinks, WiFi, friendly staff and good times with you on your next trip down to Negril.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Southfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This was our 10th trip to White Sands. And it just keeps getting Better. Our Room was Cleam as always. When we arrivewd we were greeted by Christine, and it was so pleasant to be remembered. She alerted the staff, that we arrived, check in was pleasant and fast. We got to our room (1 Br apt) and was able to chill b4 going to the Beach Bar. Shortly after the Sraff who were informed of our arrival came by to greet us. (What a Great Experience) It was simply wonderful to encounter the Same Faces ! We spent the next week in a smaller 1 Br, (Still on the Beach side) and It was just as nice. We started everyday on the Beach.
This is simply the Finest place to stay if you are seeking the ""True Jamaican Experience" (Just don't book our Unit, Smile). Honestly , Safe , Secured, Fun . Great Staff, Great Staff, Again GREAT STAFF. Wonderful Owners. Henry & Ethel Keep up the Good Work. We have already booked for next year. Stayed 13 days. Met a lot of Great People, from the States. and a cool couple from Belgium. Francis, Christine, Mike, keep up the Great Work, Christine we thought the Decorating ideas were nicely done. All the Staff was simplty the Best, ( Miss Katherine, Henry, Kay, Tony, Paul, Peaches, Security Guy - (Older gent), and anyone else I failed to mention. ee You Next Year
Craig & Jeanine

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with staying here. But for Convieince, Stay on the Beach Side !
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank craigorie
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
You cannot imagine how happy I am when I read a review like yours. To celebrate such a special anniversary and feel like you are home is a wonderful thing, and we are so happy to be a part of it.

Glad the staff made you feel at home and treated you well, they are amazing.

You are smart to book your future reservation when you depart because in winter we sell out quickly.

Hurry back home to White Sands and look forward to hosting you again.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Chicago
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed at White Sands twice in the last month, first of all in the villa, which is wonderful, 4 bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a nice living room and most of all a beautiful private pool, we have already booked it again for next December! The next time there were just 3 of us and we stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment. White Sands has whatever you need, their rates are very reasonable - look at their website! They have everything from beach-side, to - across Norman Manley Blvd garden-side rooms, apartments and the villa, the staff is lovely, and they also have a pool and a great beach bar with 2 for 1 specials and a beautiful beach frontage.

Rooms are pretty basic, you get a tiled floor, a bathroom with towels and soap, a mini-fridge, a TV, air conditioning and either a patio or a balcony - what else do you need in Negril? Again, look at the prices, and realize that once you have stayed there you are part of a family.

Room Tip: I like the garden side rooms as they are a little newer and bigger and quieter, and still the beach...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank ChicagoLikestotravel
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Being called the 'Best Value on the Beach'....is about as good as it gets in our book.

Thank you for your kind words. Good to read you rented our villa. It is a hidden gem.

It is an on going debate between those who love the garden side and those who love the beach side. We love it all, and we always say, try them both and keep changing to keep it fun !!

See you on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Well, what more can I say about this place? Hmm, after my 40th (or more, lost count), it feels like I am going home to visit my favorite family. Place is clean, but simple, not for folks who like a lot of glitz. Staff and owners are the best, good security - feel very safe. Feel very well taken care of (and I am pretty high maintenance, right Francis?).

Working on my reservation to go back asap. Thanks everyone! Randi Tonoff

Room Tip: Rooms on the garden side are quieter, but you have to walk across the street to get to beach
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Negrilmaven
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Life is good when you lose count !!!! That is also our motto at the bar....

Great to have your and your family with us all these years.

See you soon...

Cheers,
White Sands negril
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henderson nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Our family returned to White Sands for Christmas and New Years. We had the best time. Great activities, staff feels like you are with a big family. We had great rooms across from the beach this time and it was perfect.

Room Tip: Best price to stay across the street from the beach and the rooms are larger. It is much quieter to...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
We ARE a big family and we are glad you and your family spent your holidays with our family. I agree with you that we are the Best Place to Stay for the Holidays...but I am biased !!

Looking forward to seeing you again and sharing White Sands with you.

Cheers,
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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