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"Very quite, beautiful beach, nice swimming pool. Pool and table tennis adds to have a good time. " More

By malkim, from ri on Tue 15 Nov 2011

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Seven Mile Beach

On the beach

At this Negril hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Seven Mile Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Bloody Bay. Time Square Mall and Throne Room are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, dining

A private beach and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 45 guestrooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and refrigerators. Safes and showers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Garden side, No TV

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, No TV

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Beachside, No TV

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

White Sands Negril ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for White Sands Negril

4 out of 5

Nice place

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Very quite, beautiful beach, nice swimming pool. Pool and table tennis adds to have a good time.

Posted by , from ri on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

WhiteSands Forever

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, placid atmosphere
Cons: bug bites
2011 Marks my 18th year in Negril,White Sands has continued to treat me as FAMILY! Ive lodged @ Whitesands 95% of the time and SURE,it's a difference from the stay @ other resorts ie.RIU,HEDONISM,POINT VILLIAGE and RONDELL VILLIAGE, all of which I stayed. In the past I have introduced over 50 friends & their friends to my what I call "Tropical Sanctuary".WhiteSands can cater to entertaining your wild group of friends,your Romantic flavor of just being w/your significant other or Just hanging Solo reading a book(or writing one)As the previous review stated, you must be open to "Exploration" The best time to go is off peak because it's commercialism @ it's lowest.Overall Whitesands is for Seasoned Travelers who will unwind and relax because thats the reason and purpose of "Vacation" note:(I stayed one year where we were 70 miles north of the eye of HURRICANE IVAN the staff of WHITESANDS were outstanding in their approach of comforting me and my guess. "you cant go wrong w/that type of service"

Posted by , from Chi-Town on Jun 6, 2011

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3 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Cons: No free Internet
It would be more appropriate to call this a motel. On one hand, you get an uncomfortable bed and barely any water pressure. On the other, you have access to a piece of water front property that's nice and relaxing. The best perk is the Jerk Chicken guy that sets up shop outside at night. When you're hungry at night, you don't have to look very far to get great jerk chicken. You probably don't want to wander around that part of town at night anyway.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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3 out of 5

poor quality room

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, nice bar
I was definately apprehensive when we were shown to our room. Anyone could have gotten the dinky lock on the patio door open, and the front door frame was patched where the door had been kicked in before. Our air conditioner didn't work- it blew air, but didn't actually cool it. There weren' any windows in the bedroom, so it got pretty stuffy at night. I believe there was mold in the room since we both woke up with sinus headaches every AM and got congested whenever we were in the room. I could see where a smoke detector had been installed, but was no longer there. We were by the road, which was pretty loud. The location of the hotel on the beach was great, but I would rather pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer.

Posted by , from Duluth, MN on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

white sands is wonderful

Love this place..everything was so nice, I hardly spent time on the 7 mile beach...love the people - customers/wait staff/bartenders/cooks...just an all around wonderful place to stay...

Posted by , from middleburg, va on Feb 3, 2011

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1 out of 5

You have got to be kidding.

We booked a week at the White Sands Negril going by the pictures and reviews online. What an awful experience. We were shocked at the look of the place in person compared to the pictures posted here. It was nothing at all like the pictures. Nothing. And the reviews--did these people stay at the same place we did? We stayed there one night and then had to get out of there. The staff did work with us and actually helped us find a nicer place up the road that had the look and feel we wanted. So we were satisfied with that. But overall, not a place I'd recommend.

Posted by on Sep 25, 2010

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3 out of 5

Meh

We read the reviews and knew we were getting a no frills hotel. Still, it was pretty rough living. The hotel provides good security at night, but crossing the street from the gardenside room to the beach, you get honked at by taxi drivers constantly. I recommend taking instant coffee and an electric kettle. We did that, and it saved us in the mornings. While there are tons of places to eat, it can be hard to know where to go on foot when you are starving. We ended up taking the complimentary restaurant shuttle to some nicer places to eat. The restaurant at White Sands is fine, but they never had jerk or any Jamaican food for lunch, only grilled cheese etc. Breakfast there was fine, but for 2 people expect to pay $* for breakfast. Overall we just got really worn down by the effort it took to get to the food, the beach, and relaxation which was our goal really didn't happen. Last thing, we walked to a reggae show on Friday night down the beach and on the way back we were robbed at knifepoint on the beach. We found out later that you should walk on the road at night. I was pretty disgusted that no one bothered to tell us that. Yet, no Jamaican we talked to was surprised that it happened. With a little courteous warning this never would have happened. We thought we were avoiding the hassle of the honking and hustling of the taxi drivers on the road. We felt like outsiders who did not know the ropes as this hotel has a lot of loyal customers. There were some helpful people at the hotel, but overall we did not have a great experience.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010

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5 out of 5

Had the time of my life

I had the pleasure of staying here at White Sands for my 40th birthday in september for 12 days and i long to return as soon as i can break away from the grind. I cant emphasize the quality of people that work here right from f and h running the show to j and l in house keeping and beach security and ofcourse t and t at the bar i fell in love with this country and its people back in 2001 on my 1st trip and again in september. The rooms are clean and spacious and cool no tvs no phones no internet so if thats what your looking for go elsewhere. The beach is just the icing on the cake its the widest cleanest and safest spot on 7-mile a true must see even if you dont stay here please stop in and see t at the bar for the weekly drink special and tell them bill #40 bones #41 from boston says one love and arie respect mon... Peace.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010

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5 out of 5

I really love this hotel...

The people at this hotel are so nice and make you feel right at home..The bar at this hotel has some really great food and drinks...The security at this hotel is really great also..I must say that i am mos def coming back to Negril jamaica and when i do..I will be staying at this hotel:)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

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5 out of 5

The best place to be in Negril! White Sands

This is my second stay at White Sands and I love it! It is clean, close to everything, no frills and worth the money. We had excellent access to the beach, nightlife, vendors, downtown, and we paid 75% less than what you would spend at an all inclusive. They clean everyday. We did not use the pool but the beach is right there! Security is excellent. There is a fridge and if you are staying for a week or more I would suggest taking a taxi into town and going to Hi-Lo to get groceries and souvenirs, we bought bottles of Jamaican Hot sauce and jerk sauce for * or less per bottle and plan to give them out as souvenirs;. The bar has daily specials. We did not frequent the resturuant as it closes at 3pm. For breakfast, Selina's offers fresh American and Jamaican breakfast for cheap. Excellent eggs and banana pancakes. For dinner we ate at the Sweet Spot/Shack for dinner FIVE days in a row. For about * dollars a person we got a fullmeal of rice/peas, cabbage, and a cold drink with freshly made seafood, chicken dishes, or veggies. Go early! They close at 9pm but it is so good and reasonable they run out of food items early. By far some of the best Jamaican food I have had in all my travels there. Use the safety box offered at the office to store passports, etxra cash, etc. BRING PLENTY OF BUG SPRAY!!! They have sandflieswith bites that are worse than any mosquitoes. Bring planty of singles. The employees of the White Sands do such a great job it was actually a joy to tip them. We left * a day for our houesekeeper and gave beach security the same . Love White SAnds!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2009

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at White Sands Negril. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Negril hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1970
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) (76.8 km / 47.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

White Sands Negril offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This Negril hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 11 AM.

Beach Grill - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at White Sands Negril

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Televisions are available only in the "Standard Apartment 1 Bedroom" category. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35 per person (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • White Sands Resort Negril
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You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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