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“J'adore! Love!!! Top rate Boutique Hotel set in this amazing paradise, 7 mile Beach Negril!!!!”
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Sandy Haven Resort
Ranked #15 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
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“J'adore! Love!!! Top rate Boutique Hotel set in this amazing paradise, 7 mile Beach Negril!!!!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

I just returned from Jamaica and wished I had stayed longer!!!. I could not have picked a better hotel! My rooms was beautiful, modern with caribbean touches and very comfortable. The staff and owners were courteous and always smiling. I truly felt at home. Starting off my day with a perfectly pressed pot of coffee, overlooking the pristine sandy beach of Negril. The Chefs are also top notch, the Jamaican breakfast is a must, Ackee and Saltfish! I was fortunate enough to be there during their anniversary party!! What a great time!!!!! I rarely return to the same spot.. But this time I hope to return this summer. LOVED NEGRIL and SANDY HAVEN is The place to stay!!! And everyone out there please realize Jamaica is no more dangerous than any city in the US.. Just be smart.

Room Tip: If you want privacy do not choose beach front unless you have the top floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I just returned from hosting my husband's 60th birthday at Sandy Haven Resort. Along with 36 of our dear friends, we were blown away with the property, service and the amazing party they put together on the beachfront. This 35 room boutique hotel had just been refurbished, and celebrated their one year anniversary on April 27. If you looking for well appointed rooms, beautiful sunrises, and amazing food, look no further. Owners Ann and Stephen Ueker, and staff are all at your service. This party was the best every and the property gets a five star!

Pam and Roy Tabb

Room Tip: The beachfront rooms start with the number 1 and the corner rooms appear to be larger and included a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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SHRsm, Manager at Sandy Haven Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Dear guest, we are delighted that your husband’s sixtieth birthday party was a tremendous success here at Sandy Haven Resort, and we wish you many more happy returns.
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We went to Sandy Haven for a birthday celebration with 13 other couples. It was the vacation of a lifetime. The resort is absolutely beautiful! You wake up in the morning to a beautiful sunrise as you enjoy your delicious breakfast on the beachfront deck. What a lovely way to start the morning. Also, the resort is in a perfect location for walking the beach. Sandy Haven's beach grill has the most delicious food. We loved having lunch at the beach grill. Mama Chef and her team makes the most fabulous red snapper, curry goat or whatever your taste buds desire. My husband and I had a very romantic vacation and I am already dreaming about our next trip to Sandy Haven. Stephen and his wife Ann were the best host and hostess. They were so warm and made you feel right at home. If you want to have an absolutely lovely time at a beautiful resort, check out Sandy Haven. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We loved Room 226. Beautiful beachview room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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SHRsm, Manager at Sandy Haven Resort, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Dear guest, we are very pleased that your stay at Sandy Haven Resort exceeded expectation and we are truly grateful that you took the time to present your feedback of the overall experience. We are glad that you enjoy your stay and we are looking forward to having you next year.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Just returned from our stay in Negril we had a great trip and Sandy Haven is the place to be if you want to be in the middle of the beautiful Negril beach. The hotel is totally renovated in a contemporary and stylish way, a lot of thought went into choosing all the decor and is very comfortable. We were fortunate to have the ocean front rooms and these were just wonderful, not to take away from the garden view which are very nice.
The food at the beachside grill was quite a treat and mama chef makes the best goat curry, (not on the menu ) as was the breakfast, plenty of options and very well prepared.
During our stay we had the opportunity to visit several restaurants and bars in the area and must say that Bongos restaurant at Sandy Haven is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
We must in closing say thank you to all the staff at Sandy Haven and a special shout out to Stephen and Anna who own and operate this great place and make you feel like part of the family.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

My husband & I, along with 3 other couples just returned from my birthday celebration hosted at Sandy Haven Resort. This resort was recommended by a friend for its food, luxury and romantic atmosphere and it did not disappoint. I had an unforgettable birthday celebration. Sandy Haven provided magnificent guest rooms, awesome food, drinks, massages and the service from the staff was outstanding. Despite having a list of activities scheduled for our 1 week stay we only managed 2 out of the 5 activities we had scheduled. We were having such an awesome time none of us felt motivated to venture out too much - Sandy Haven, along with the 7-mile stretch of beach where it is located, lived up to its name and also provided an awesome atmosphere. The rooms were extremely clean, spacious, beautifully decorated with a very large garden tub. They really exceed our expectations. Sandy Haven also provided excellent entertainment at night especially over the weekend and a Friday night barbecue/brunch with many food items that were all scrumptious and the brunch was reasonably priced. Everyone in our party is still talking about our trip and are already planning on returning to Sandy Haven in the Fall and bringing their families & friends with them. Ms. Uker (the owner) graciously took the time (though it was very busy) to join us at several of our meals and oversaw every detail for my birthday dinner including an awesome cake that was beautifully decorated. I highly recommend Sandy Haven Resort in Negril and cannot wait to return this Fall..

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

This was my third trip to Negril (March 2013) and Sandy Haven really blew me away. Hotel was very nice, the rooms were new and quite comfortable. The staff was great, food was awesome, some of the best in Negril. Chef Lynn was great and the servers and bartenders were excellent too. All in all, this is the only hotel on the Beach I would ever stay at.

Room Tip: Beachfront rooms were where its at, I stayed in 112.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

This hotel is simple so different then what I expected in Jamaica. It is contemporary, and beach bar and staff are great .The food is outstanding. Very safe and quiet. Owners were on site daily and very friendly. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: We preferred one on the top floor not right over the beach - it was quiet and it had a balcony where...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandy Haven Resort
Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandy Haven Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive boutique resort built in modern urban style set on the famous 7-miles white sand beach location of Negril with 35 units of luxury guest rooms and suites. The Sandy Haven Resort experience goes far beyond bricks and walls. The prevailing atmosphere is that of a meeting place for friends and colleagues to mingle. ... more   less 
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