Three things guests love about... Sandals Negril. A full review.


Sandals Negril in a nutshell

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Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: Negril (Seven Mile Beach), Jamaica.

Recommended airport: Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Montego Bay.
Transfer time to resort: 1 hour.


Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Negril is all about the beach. This luxury resort includes plenty of water sports and is located on the famous Seven Mile Beach. Sandals Negril is the perfect romantic getaway, great for snorkeling and a popular resort for beach weddings and honeymoons.

Atmosphere: Active, Laid back.
Restaurants: 7 restaurants + 9 restaurants at Beaches Negril.
Resort close by: Beaches Negril (transfer not included).


Overall review of Sandals Negril

sandals negril front view

Although the opportunity to stay on Seven Mile Beach is enough incentive to book a vacation at a resort in the beach’s vicinity, Sandals Negril takes things to another level with an experience you’re unlikely to find outside the Sandals chain. Out of 6,000 reviews, 88% (!) of the guests vote their stay as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’.

Every single room at Sandals Negril is located just steps away from a gorgeous beach, which means guests can take a dip whenever inspiration strikes. At Sandals Negril you can enjoy a culinary experience around the world with restaurants like Cucina Romana (Italian), Kimonos (Oriental), the Beach Bistro, Barefoot by the Sea, and more. You’ll even be able to take things up a few notches on the romance scale with candlelit dinners set up by the staff of the resort.

From the included watersport activities, to gourmet dining and excellent service, you’ll be glad you chose Sandals Negril for your all-inclusive Caribbean vacation.

Here are the top three things guests love about Sandals Negril:


Three things guests love about Sandals Negril

Based on real customer reviews.

1. Guests love the exceptional butler service

couple enjoying butler service at sandals negril beach

For the perfect vacation, the butler service is not to be missed out on at Sandals Negril. Butlers will reserve your favorite cabana at the beach, bring you refreshing cocktails and go the extra mile to make your stay the most romantic vacation you’ve ever been on. The butlers will also book your favorite restaurants, spa appointments and any excursions you want to go on – so you can just sit back, relax and get pampered.

2. Guests love the world-class dining

guests dining and enjoying at bayside restaurant

You’ll be able to try something different every night at Sandals Negril with seven restaurants to experience during your stay. Cucina Romana is highly recommended, as is the great service and food at Sandals’ authentic Bayside Restaurant. The Piano Bar is a popular spot to start the night and a great opportunity to meet other couples.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Negril require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival or in advance, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Negril.



3. Guests love the water sports and pool volleyball

young man wakeboarding and jumping wave

Whether or not you intended to have an active holiday which includes plenty of watersports, you’ll find yourself tempted to be part of the fun at Sandals Negril. Most watersports come with professional instructions from the watersports team, so even if it’s your first time trying a particular activity, you’ll be able to hop off the deep end knowing that you’re in good hands. Speaking of hopping (or diving) off the deep end, the famous Rick’s Café is located on a 10-minute drive from Sandals Negril, if you dare to try some cliff jumping.


For a ‘perfect vacation experience’ you may not need to look much further than Sandals Negril. Be sure to ask about the Crystal Lagoon Swim Up Suites where you can take a romantic swim right from the doorstep of your room.

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Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Negril

Dolphin Swim.

woman being kissed by dolphin

At the Dolphin Lagoon, learn about these truly unique mammals, touching, dancing, singing and even kissing a beautiful bottlenose dolphin. Feel the thrill of "riding" the dolphin belly-to-belly as the water rushes by you. Watch the dolphins at play, swim with gentle stingrays and go kayaking in a private lagoon.

Insider tip: Sandals Negril repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.


Reggae Sunset Cruise.

guests on board of the island routes catamaran cruise enjoying a sunset ride

Sail off into the sunset on this Island Routes catamaran cruise that features stunning views of the golden sun sinking into the sea and lighting up the horizon with a spectrum of red, pink and orange tints. Munch on appetizers, enjoy cocktails, including our catamaran signature drink, while listening to reggae music and learning the latest island dance moves. Along the way you’ll stop for the opportunity to snorkel and explore the vibrant underwater sea life. Then end the day on a high by watching the sunset from one of the most famous spots in the world, Rick's Café; voted one of the Caribbean's top 10 bars. There’s nothing quite like a Caribbean sunset at sea to add to the magic of our exclusive Island Routes evening sail!

Mayfield Falls river walk & Jeep safari.

guests having fun at mayfield falls

Go off the beaten path as you explore the rugged unspoiled Jamaican countryside on a 4x4 jeep safari before visiting one of the island’s hidden gems, Mayfield Falls. First join an expert guide on a journey in a 4x4 jeep to historic local landmarks where you’ll learn interesting facts about Jamaica’s past all while marveling at the islands natural beauty.

Then travel into the heart of Westmoreland to one of Jamaica’s natural wonders Mayfield Falls. Immerse yourself on the longest river walk in Jamaica as you climb rocks, swim through underwater caves and into some of the 44 mineral pools or the 21 natural Jacuzzis, including the biggest and most famous, the `Washing Machine’! Explore nature and discover the lush Jamaican outback on this unique experience.

Expert tip: Still not sure which Sandals resort is right for you? Read ‘Which Sandals resort is best for you? The ultimate guide’ and find out!



Recent Sandals Negril Awards

Awards Sandals Negril won in the past 5 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:

  • American Academy of Hospitality Sciences: Five Star Diamond Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
  • World Travel Awards 2016: Jamaica’s Leading Resort.
  • World Travel Awards 2015: Caribbean's Leading Honeymoon Resort.
  • MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award 2015.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2014: Gold Award – Beach Resort.
  • Condé Nast Traveler's Annual Readers’ Choice 2014: Best Resort in the Caribbean.

Guests love Sandals Negril! Select a room and book online, or call us at +1 888-726-3257.



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