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White Sands Negril
Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Negril
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Beverly, New Jersey
1 review
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“Solo (at times) Traveller”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I've travelled many places some nice and some not so nice. White Sands is a great place for those who are solo (like me) and also for those who travel in groups. The owners and the management are very accommodating where your needs are concerned. And, as a result of their professional (yet laid back - no problem) approach and genuine concern for your well being, the staff follows their lead and also interacts with the guests to make the experience as pleasant as humanly possible!

I have stayed here many times over the years and, when I come back each time, its like coming
back to my second home.

Absolutely wonderful!

Maurice J. (Jersey boy)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Happy to have solo travelers and happy to host you each year. Glad to read everyone here always takes care of you and makes you feel welcome.

As a 'Jersey Boy' I am sure we are a welcome home base during the harsh winters months !

Look forward to hosting you again and thank you for taking the time to share your report with everyone.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Highwood, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is the finest place you could visit. The grounds are impeccable...The rooms are large comfortable and extremely clean these accommodations will make you feel as though you are in the home that you wish you had. And the best for last....The owners, management and staff are the greatest people you'll ever meet. you will quickly feel as though you're family. I came to White Sands in 2004 and have come back every year since.
THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

Room Tip: I stay on the garden side. Less foot traffic less expensive. Almost poolside.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Extremely kind of you to take the time and write a review. Thank you for kind words and we hope to see you on a return trip soon.

Cheers,
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We've been going to Jamaica for 20 years, and White Sands for the past 8. There seems no reason to go anywhere else. It has it all, small and friendly, a magnificent beach, a lovely room, a great bar with great music... I could go on. It is unpretentious, but so welcoming each year. We've brought down many friends, and no one has been disappointed. It is a well cared for property, and we feel safe there. We love our little terrace, and being able to sit out there in the morning and be level with the palm trees. The wifi is great, and makes staying in touch at home quite easy.
Every year I go to White Sands for my birthday, and next year will be no different.

Room Tip: Garden side rooms are quieter, a little removed from music on the beach at night.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
To say you are seasoned Jamaica travelers is an understatement. Thank you for allowing us to host you for the past 8 years and thank you for sharing your trip report with everyone.

Thank you for introducing your friends to us. Nothing nicer than spending quality vacation time in the best resort town in Jamaica with family and friends.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Cheers,
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We just completed our 17th trip to White Sands. This may have been our best trip yet!

We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment which has a full kitchen. We enjoy having coffee and breakfast in the apartment before starting our day.

The staff is very responsive to any needs you may have. It is reassuring to see the same faces from year-to-year which adds to the enjoyable experience.

The resort is very laid back. We know the owners and many of the guests that return the same time-frame that we do-----this adds to the comfort level. We like this atmosphere as we have found (and continue to find) restaurants that we like to frequent----from roadside grillers to four-star restaurants.

Room Tip: Many of the rooms are across the street from the beach. If you desire beachside, you must book earl...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Our repeat client family keeps getting bigger and we are very thankful for your loyalty.

Glad you enjoy the One Bedroom Apartments. It is fantastic room with all the amenities of home. In fact if I had a dollar for every time a guest offered to buy one of our apartments, I would be able to take a trip around the world !

Glad you love the vibe, and after so many years of coming back, it is not surprising

Thank you for taking the time to write your trip report and share it with everyone.

Cheers,
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Our now adult sons say White Sands is better than anywhere else on Earth. Why? We think it is because the staff and family are so friendly and helpful; the water is so clear and blue; the rooms are simple but relaxing and fresh; and food possibilities at WS, on the beach and in Negril are endless and delicious! We now have new "White Sands" friends with whom we try to coordinate visits, as many of us are frequent returnees. We prefer to stay garden side as it is quiet; we can hear all of the birds and cheepers as we gaze at the lush vegetation. Even our first Christmas here in 2013 was a glorious time, although much busier than our usual visits. Part of the fun is meeting people from Switzerland, Russia, Germany, as well as all over N America who find the down home atmosphere of White Sands part of the paradise of visiting Negril. And then Washington comes by on the beach with his Jamaican patties in a box on the handlebars; Tony or Paul makes me a dirty banana; it's time for lunch and all is right with the world.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms had vaulted ceilings. garden side is quieter and only 2 minutes to the beach
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Wow....17 years is amazing....thank you for your loyalty.

I gather the sunsets, beach cocktails and staff have been treating you well each year and you come back to recharge your batteries. Nice.

Glad you are able to meet and hang out with the other guests from other parts of the world. It becomes a big extended family and we are spoiled that this is our life. Happy to share it with you and thank you for sharing your experiences.

Safe travels wherever you go and we look forward to seeing you again.

Cheers,
White Sands Negirl
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Spent 2 weeks in January at White Sands. First week we stayed in the private villa, was awesome! We had our own pool, full kitchen, patio, and every couple had their own bathroom.
Second week we stayed in a beach side deluxe room. This room was spacious and close to the beach. This is our second stay at White Sands, many of our friends have stayed there 10-20 times. We will certainly be back. The staff at White Sands is very friendly and accommodating. If there was anything we needed (toaster, coffee maker, ice cooler) they would do their best to get it for us. Front desk girls were great, guys and gals at the bar and kitchen were fantastic.

Francis looked after our entire group, only wish that it wasn't so hard to book, would love to get down there for the Bob Marley week, but White Sands is so popular, that it books up with regulars every year. Best bang for your buck on the beach!! Book early if you want to stay here. Thanks Francis, see you soon!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Very cool that you were able to spend an extended vacation with us and split it between the villa and a Deluxe Room.

Thank you for the wonderful review. We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to share their experiences.

Great to read everyone here took such good care of you. We always try and often succeed.

We look forward to hosting you again. Next time book a One Bedroom Apartment !!

Cheers,
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

White Sands is the perfect place to relax and let go of lifes stresses. The beach area is my favorite spot, a lounge chair, a beverage and the amazing views what more does one need. I love the atmosphere at white sands, the staff is friendly and always ready to help with anything, and you can't beat prices on the rooms, they are clean and have the basics, if you need more than that you are spending to much time in them. You can get meals and drinks on site, other vacationers often come by for the drink specials here as they are some of the best on the beach. I have vacationed here for years with family, friends and even solo, and have always had a great time. White Sands is right in the middle of the 12mile beach so strolling up or down the beach will take you on a new adventure each time. I celebrations they host on new years eve is amazing!! I am heading back again this April, may i will see you there!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the garden side tend to be larger, and the pool is on this side.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
You said a mouthful...if relaxing is what you want....White Sands Negril is your medicine.

Our New Year's celebrations are very special, glad you were able to experience it.

See you in April !!

Thank you for your wonderful review.

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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