Beaches Negril

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Overview

Located on the shores of the beach that everyone loves, this low-rise resort spreads out over a lushly wooded 20-acre site. Beaches Negril is an ultra all-inclusive adventurous paradise for everyone: couples, singles and families.

Location: On Negril's famous 7-mile beach, a 10 minute drive to Negril and 90 minutes from Montego Bay and the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • jjka2003 : ny
Great family vacation for our first time in Jamaica

After staying at Beaches Turks and Caicos, We researched Negril beaches and ocho rios and chose Negril for the bigger resort and famous beach. Ill be as specific as I can. Upon landing, we were whisked to a Beaches room with free drinks, chairs and air condition. From there we were escorted to a bus for our 1 hour journey to the resort. Not a bad ride. Sad to see so much poverty on the island through the towns. We were greeted the Beaches way, with drinks and cool towels. Check in was a bit rocky. I have to be honest we called twice before our arrival to make sure our 3 rooms were near each other. Each time we were reassured they were. Upon arrival, the rooms were not in the same building. Disappointing to say the least. So we split up, not the end of the world. We booked all our dinners and excursions. We went to our room and waited over an hour for our luggage. When luggage finally came it was only half of our bags. Room was large, clean and beautiful. Fit 2 adults, 2 teens and a 12 year old with so much room. After we were settled, the trip changed and were amazing. Pools were beautiful, entertainment staff was amazing and food was good. Buffet theme changed every day. Pizza poolside was excellent. Mexican place was amazing. Hibachi place was great. So much food and entertaining cook. Water slides and lazy river pool were fun for the kids and adults. Main pool had a DJ every day and games and competitions. Activity leader- ODANE was the highlight of our trip. He was amazing. I don't think he ever left the resort, always working and keeping guests, especially kids entertained. Bartender at main pool bar Adrian was the best. You never had to wait and he was always trying to please the guests. Even when bar crowded, he never hesitated to serve and with a smile. All the staff would cater to the guests. No attitudes and asking for tips. In fact if you tried to tip they would not take it. "RESPECT MON', " is what they all abided by. Nicest staff and they all seemed to love their jobs. One waitress-AKELIA was amazing. worked hard with a smile and when we told her it was a family members birthday, she sang and had the most amazing voice. We did not like the Italian restaurant. Slow service and food was not good. I would skip it if I went back. Each night had a theme. Look before you go because one night is white night/chocolate night, Caribbean theme beach party night etc. There are photographers all over and take pictures the entire trip if you want. There a little pricey for a package but we took a beach sunset family shoot and it was worth it. The excursions were fun. Banana boat, snorkeling, glass bottom boat, paddleboards etc. all free. Beach was clean and gorgeous. Powder sand and clear water. There were some locals trying to sell bracelets and shells but security was right on them if they became bothersome. We took a bus from Beaches to Ricks, a place everyone has to visit. Cliff diving, bar and restaurant. Free to get in and very fun. I think I covered everything. We had an amazing trip. We went in July and it was a very hot July in Jamaica. The air conditioning was not like we were used to. Only 2 restaurants were air conditioned. But we adapted. After comparing Negril to Turks, it was the same Beaches service and style but Turks was way bigger. I must say I like the beach at Negril better, but the grounds at Turks were better. I would return to both in a second. Next trip I will try the Ocho Rios resort.

  • Dionne M :
Amazing

Overall a great hotel with lots to do to entertain the family and some amazing staff. Our room in the Santa Cruz block was a bit tired, but we only slept in it! Great restaurants with Stewfish and the Soy being our favourites. Did not like the Venetian or the service offered- it was slow and the food not like the Italian food we've experienced. We went as a large family group including my mum who's 60, my sister and our kids. There was something for everyone and we all cannot wait to return!

  • ralphc242 :
OK

Expensive for what you get. Very nice Beach. Good specialty restaurants. Average rooms, expected better. After trip unable to get response to my communications with Sandals Loyalty Program persons. Insufficient servers at beach. Better rooms at other "all-inclusives" and with cheaper rates you can do better by paying for extras such as water sports ,premium drinks ,etc. Consider concierge to not be worth the expense.

  • Emily S :
Great vacation but a rocky start

We had a rocky start to our stay. I had emailed with Beaches headquarters 3-4 times prior to our arrival. They did a great job giving better photos of the room we chose. However, I consistently asked to book a cabana before we arrived. They said it was not allowed to book cabanas or restaurants until you were on property. We were concierge level so they assured me it would not be a problem. We arrived on a Friday and the restaurants were full and cabanas full until Monday. And we learned we could have booked cabanas in advance - obviously frustrating us. Our first night we ate at Kimonos, which is a great restaurant with kids. However, concierge was unaware that the air conditioning had been out for a week. With the hot grills it felt like 100 degrees+ inside. Guests were joking you lose weight while you eat because we were all sweating. It was NOT a good start to the week as it is hard to enjoy when it is so hot inside. Concierge couldn't provide a weekly list of activities (was told by 3 people they don't have the list). They told me it comes from headquarters and you could find out the night before but you have to make dinner reservations. I don't understand why this can't be given to guests. (after a discussion with management they did give us a copy of the weekly activities) They have a lot of activities provided but it's hard to plan excursions or other activities so you don't miss the fun. Towels - I had read towels were an issue but WOW! I'm not sure why it is so difficult to find towels at a beach and waterpark resort for families. Very rarely were towels available to guests. They send them offsite apparently to be cleaned but clearly do not have enough at their disposal. Pools - Pools are open 9-5. Then they put up signs that the pool is closed for treatment. These signs rarely came down our first 2 days. We let our kids swim anyway as we never saw anyone doing treatment. We realize you don't have a lifeguard on duty after 5 but then make sure you change the sign to say that. We have kids age 10-15 and they have fun swimming at night. Rooms - our room was PERFECT for our family of 5. King size bed and two trundle beds. Very spacious and comfortable for all.Food - the food was very good everywhere. Soy was a great surprise - their sushi was fantastic! Beach activities - we loved having paddle boards, kayaks and other activities available at no cost. Best to do them first thing in the morning. We didn't do the skiing or knee boarding because there was always a line so you have to be there first thing in the morning. Private boat cruise - we took a private boat cruise to Rick's cafe - we did our jump off the cliff and left. The boat cruise was great!Snuba Diving - we arranged this through the water sports shop. The boat came from Sandals but was my kids favorite thing. We did it two days in a row they loved it so much. We didn't have to spend time getting certified and still got to experience it. It is not a cheap activity but was one of our favorite things.Family resort - It is a great family resort but do feel it is geared more for families with kids under 8. Our kids enjoyed the fast waterslides:) but the activities for teens are non existent. There is no worker in the teen club and the concierge lady didn't even tell us about the teen club even though she knew the ages of our kids. Our second day there we met with the manager of the property and the concierge manager. They apologized for our service and did do a great job turning the trip into a positive one. We weren't asking for extra things. Training needs to happen with employees. Tipping is not common - nice that you don't have to expect to do this - however, it doesn't encourage the workers to work very hard. One day we asked 5 people to turn on a fan. They all walked away to find help and never returned. We also asked for 3 towels - received 2 and were told they would be back with the other towel. They never returned. Adrian H at the main pool bar was AMAZING and should be the one doing training for the staff. We met him when my husband set his drink aside and ordered something different. He came over and asked if he could make it a different way so he would like it. He went ABOVE AND BEYOND all week to make sure our family was taken care of, knew all of our names (including our kids) and provided a happy environment. Employees to note - Adrian H as talked about above was our favorite. Shanice in the Venetian was wonderful as well. Stephanie & Hilroy in Concierge did a great job making sure we enjoyed our trip. They were the only two in there I wanted to work with because I knew they would follow through with what they said and wanted to make sure our trip was memorable. Airport shuttle - I read it would take about an hour from many reviews. It took 1.5 hours each time.Look into Club Mobay for the airport - fast pass through immigration. It took us 1.5 hours when we landed to get through - AWFUL.Independence Day - if going around August 6th know that they celebrate for 2 days. Their celebration consists of bass music, VERY LOUD. Those on the side of the resort closest to the public beach had to hate it. We were farther away from them. They play the music 5am - 2am. We were SO excited to have it quiet by the time it ended two days later:(We did have a great vacation and thankfully the staff turned things around from our first day.

  • Paige J :
Great first experience in Jamaica

This was my first time in Jamaica. My family and I stayed for five days, four nights. Upon arrival, we were greeted with special towels. Our room was clean, along with the rest of the resort. Bartenders Kimberly, Jerome, and Sillion helped my family and I have a great time. They were always on top of things, while sparking good conversation and making the energy fun and relaxing all at once. Any questions or concerns were fulfilled kindly by the staff. We also enjoyed fun nights in the theater. Two men specifically, Leon and O-Dayne helped us have an awesome time. They were always fun and humorous. The pizza place was excellent, along with Kimonos. The bar-b-q grill was one of the most frequently visited places on the resort for the whole family. The chef there, Eric, was extremely fun, friendly, and made amazing food. Every morning we were greeted by smiles and good mornings from the staff. The beach and pool were both amazing. We did the glass bottom boat, and snorkeling both of which were awesome experiences. The entire trip was awesome and I highly recommend to travelers of all ages.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Local and international brands drinks
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cats
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterskiing
  • Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Sauna
  • Aerobics, step aerobics & water aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • 215 rooms in nine 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Tex-Mex, Italian, Oriental, International, and Caribbean
  • 6 bars including Swim-up bar
  • Disco
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 tennis courts (2 lit) 
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Dive shop on-site
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Laundry facilities (fee)
  • 18-hole golf course 20 min away

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Terrace
  • Garden view
  • Max occ. up to 3 adults or 2 adults, 1 child

Premium Rooms include:

  • 2 double or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Amenity Kit
  • Some rooms are wheelchair accessible
  • Garden view
  • Max occ. up to 4 adults or 2 adults, 2 children

Luxury Oceanview Rooms include:

  • 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Amenity kit
  • Ocean view
  • Max occ. up to 3 adults or 2 adults, 1 child

Grande Luxe Beachfront Rooms include:

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 single sofabed
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Amenity kit
  • Some rooms are wheelchair accessible
  • Terrace
  • Max occ. up to 4 adults or 2 adults, 2 children

Beachfront Concierge Suites include:

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 double sofabed
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini-bar
  • CD player
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sitting area and bedroom in same area
  • Amenity kit
  • Concierge Service including VIP check in, special luggage handling, tour arrangements, a concierge dedicated to see that all requests are promptly answered
  • Max occ. up to 4 adults or 2 adults, 2 children

Additional room categories and concierge services available.

Kids Deals - Kids pricing may be available, please inquire online or with a vacation specialist.

For the Kids - Kids 3-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids Club, Baby Club for children 0-3 years, kids' menu, playground, games room with Xbox and kids' section of main pool. Babysitting services upon availability (fee).

Exchange Privileges - Guests staying at this hotel have access to the facilities and inclusions of Beaches Sandy Bay. Transportation between hotels included.

Honeymooners - Receive free set of Waterford crystal or Wedgewood china! 6 nights min. in any category above Premium & receive a 20-or 28-piece starter set of Wedgewood China or a 16-piece set of Waterford Marquis Crystal. Marriage certificate required. Call Sandals to redeem gift.

Wedding Packages - Free packages includes ceremony, marriage license, service of a minister, wedding coordinator, wedding cake, hors d'oeuvres, bottle of champagne and 1 photograph (5x7). Free Weddings valid for 7 night stays or longer, Picturesque ceremony location, Champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception for bride, groom and 2 guests, Honeymoon dinner for Bride and Groom, Just Married T-shirts and Continental Breakfast for Bride and Groom, all government and administrative fees. Please contact hotel directly by phone at 1-800-SANDALS.

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  • Beaches Negril
    Negril,Jamaica

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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