Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Is there anything better than sitting in Jamaica on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and simply relaxing? I spent a week in Jamaica visiting several resorts in order to better service my clients. What can I say, I love my job!! I was fortunate enough to stay at Sandals Negril. Despite the continued Sandals construction, this large resort had so many surprises and I left with a better understanding of why people return every year. Sandals Negril is located in Negril, Jamaica on the most famous 7-mile beach on the west coast of Jamaica. It is an all adult- all-inclusive property that has so much to offer. It is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the airport (Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay) and the ride is quite enjoyable on the Sandals transportation that is complimentary with the room package. This is just the start to the “More Quality Inclusions” that Sandals offers.
Sandals Negril is the ultimate Beach Resort and Spa. It is set among the lush palms, the most beautiful powdery white sand, and the calm but charming Caribbean Sea, a wonderful destination for Scuba and Snorkel enthusiasts. Negril offers some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean as well as plenty of water sports to choose from. Sandals Negril is set on 12 acres of lush greenery and pristine white beachfront with 226 rooms and suites in 16 categories of rooms. Relax and enjoy luxurious accommodations, steps from the Jamaican beach, including some of the most unique suites in the world with butler service where you can swim-up to your private patio.
Sandals All Inclusive- All the time!
Sandals is one of those resorts that you can go to and never spend a dime. So, it really is the perfect All-Inclusive Resort. Here is a bit of the all-inclusive amenities at all of the Sandals resorts.
1. Direct Round Trip Transfers- In Jamaica and St Lucia there is an Exclusive Welcome Lounge where they offer drinks and refreshments.
2. Tips and Gratuities are all included in the cost. Resort Exceptions include the Butlers and Spa Therapists
3. Very unique room Accommodations
4. All Meals and Snacks included
5. Unlimited Drinks including wine, beer and premium brand liquors!
6. Nightly Entertainment
7. Unlimited Land Sports (Tennis, basketball, billiards, table tennis, and beach volleyball) plus a great Fitness Center
8. Red Lane Spa services (treatments are not included)
9. Unlimited Water Sports- water skiing, hobie cats, and snorkeling is just a start
10. Unlimited Scuba Diving
11. Unmatched Service- The reason that guests continue to return again and again.
After all of the water sports and fun in the sun, you will most likely be starving. Sandals Negril does not disappoint. There are 7 dining options that will have you always full. The Barefoot by the Sea Restaurant is a wonderful Seafood Restaurant located on the Caribbean Shore. It is the only restaurant where you can walk up barefoot and dine. It is a truly remarkable experience. The Beach Bistro is another option where they offer beach grilling and Jamaican Specialties. Bella Napoli Pizzeria has some of the best wood fire pizzas in the Caribbean. It is so delicious and always a great afternoon snack. The Sundowner is an Authentic Jamaican Restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing, and the restaurant has a really unique aspect. Ask the wait staff, “Why do you call it-the Sundowner?” They Bayside Restaurant is the breakfast and lunch buffet.
There are two restaurants that do require reservations: 1) Cucina Romana the Italian restaurant and 2) Kimonos restaurant which offers the Japanese Teppanyaki. All of the food was ridiculously yummy. All I did was eat the whole time!
Sandals Negril has five bars/cocktail lounges throughout the resort including the ever-popular Swim Up Pool Bar, Piano and Sports Bar, Main Bar, Kimono’s Bar, and the Beach Bar. While I was there, I was treated to a tasty beverage at the Piano Bar while I sat and took in the scenery.
Few resorts are located as close to the waterfront as this one and so to be able to sit back and relax and just enjoy it was a huge treat. The bright colors abound at this resort where you can admire not only the Caribbean waters, but beautiful flowers, plants, and of course, tropical drinks at every turn.