We just returned from our third stay at Samsara. The hotel has a fantastic location on the cliffs of Negril. About 20 yards from our room you can jump in the water (or climb down a short ladder) into a great swim or snorkel area. Not sure that you can find a better sunset anywhere. There is no beach but they do have a free shuttle to their other property on 7 mile beach. There is a nice pool and a HOT (just how I like it) whirlpool.
Folks you are not going to find a huge selection of food at a small resort in Negril (maybe 40 units). However we did find the food and service to be very good at their restaurant above the bar. The restaurant also has a great view of the ocean and pool area.
You can pay by the meal or select their all inclusive plan. If you will not be drinking a lot I would suggest not going all inclusive. Then you can sample some of the other great places in the area and also have some meals there.
At this property there are no peddlers and we felt quite secure. (I would lock the doors and windows at night just like I would at home). The first person you will see when you arrive is Peter the security officer. The road by the entrance is somewhat dangerous but he is constantly watching for your safety. He knows everything about the area and is very friendly and helpful. Feel free to ask him any questions (and don't forget a tip if you get great service like we did).
This property gets some mixed reviews. Here is the deal, this is not a 5 star mega resort and is not located in Cancun or Montego Bay.....if that is what you want you probably will have some complaints. It IS a special and unique place on god's earth with reasonable comforts, exceptional views, good swimming/snorkeling, good food, reasonable rates, and there are places to explore in the area.
I don't really have any complaints and we do plan on returning. It is great as is but here are some "wish list" items....room mini refrigerator, upgrade room TV, insulated ice bucket in room, plumbing and water pressure could stand some attention, and more towels.
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- Also Known As:
- Samsara Cliffs Hotel Negril
- Samsara Hotel Jamaica
- Samsara Cliffs Negril
- Samsara Cliff Resort