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Samsara Cliff Resort

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This quaint budget hotel, set on the side of a cliff, offers 50 hotel rooms and cottages.
Location: Oceanfront, on the cliffs of Negril, 60 minutes from Donald Sangster International Airport.

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  • Taylor W : Hopkins, Minnesota
Great place to stay! True Jamaican experience.

We stayed at Samsara for 4 nights on our honeymoon, and I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a true Jamaican experience without breaking the bank. The staff here are friendly and always there to help with anything you need. If you do the all inclusive package, your get 3 meals a day and all the mixed cocktails you can imagine. The food is tasty and the different meals everyday kept us coming back to try what they were serving next! The cliffs offer an amazing view of the ocean and jumping off them is a great rush! I recommend staying in the ocean view rooms because the view is beautiful! We saw dolphins on our last day and I'll will never forget seeing them jump in unison only 40 feet from the cliffs. If you stay at Samsara, definitely visit the sister resort Legends, which is a beach front resort with a bar right off the sand. They offer a free shuttle to and from the two resorts everyday. Finally, make sure to tip your drivers and the staff. They work so hard to make sure everyone is having a great time, and a little respect and appreciation goes a long way. Thanks everyone at Samsara for showing us a great time in Jamaica. We will definitely be staying with you again if we ever return to your beautiful island!

  • Jimmy S :
Totoal Relaxation!!! Exactly what we needed

Let me start by dispelling some of the bad reviews that have been written about Samsara Cliffs Resort. If you are like me, you probably make it a point to check the bad reviews first. Most of the bad reviews can be quashed by simply reminding yourself, Jamaica is a third world country. So, you will likely not find too many "affordable" 5 star resorts with lavish accommodations and world class dining. (if that is what you are into, check out Vegas, not Jamaica).But, what Jamaica and Samsara lacks in 5 star amenities, it makes up for in its charms. It is beautiful beyond description and I found the Jamaican people to be some of the friendliest, most passionate and caring people the world knows. We spent a lot of time enjoying the open air bar at Samsara and the two primary bartenders (Owayne & Shanna) were absolutely awesome. They were both super friendly and open to share with me all manner of details about their country and cultures (which I love learning about). There was a constant rhythm of cultural music playing through the sound system and every so often the music would touch Owayne enough that he simply had to belt out a few lines of lyrics right along with the radio. Shanna was wonderful as well and really made you feel welcome. She and my girlfriend are even Facebook friends now... how cool is that!!!When you first arrive at Samsara Cliffs Resort you the very first person you will likely meet is, Peter. He'll be the guy grabbing your luggage out of the taxi. He'll also be he guy to show you to your room and Peter is the guy that can get things done for you (And, he'll tell you himself... "Anyting you need, mon... let m'know, I'll get it for you, mon!). And he, can. He will arrange taxi rides for you to other locations and he has the feel of being the guy who knows everyone. Peter is a man you can trust, Thanks Peter.The rest of the staff were great as well and I am ashamed that I don't know all of their names to give endorsements. I will say this, they don't have a ton of towels and certainly none for the beach, so bring your own beach towels or buy some souvenir towels at their on site gift shop with Larry for $10 a piece (Larry, I think, is the only East Indian Jamaican on the island :) I hope he sees this, he's great too). They will come around in the morning and collect your used bath towels to wash and bring back when they clean the room. This odd towel rotation took us about a day to figure out, but once you know what to expect, it's all good. Our room was cleaned daily and completely. I like to keep my room pretty cool so I have a place to retreat from the heat. I set the A/C down to 18 degrees C (about 66-67 degrees F which is cooler than it ever gets in Jamaica... I think) and no one touched it again in my absence. My room was always cool and comfortable for me. The grounds are well maintained and manicured. All in all, I think Nagril in general and Samsara in particular is the perfect choice for a trip to Jamaica. Be realistic about your expectations and you won't be disappointed. We are already planning our next trip to Samsara.

  • Austin R :

Had a great time. Can't beat the location / price. The views are beautiful and the hotel staff is incredibly accommodating. There are great restaurants and bars nearby. Also, you have access to their other hotel on the beach.

  • wadenodine33 : New York City, New York
Incredible Stay!

I spent a week at Samsara and felt nothing but pure comfort and happiness! The views are incredible and the people are so friendly and nice. The food was amazing and I will definltey be returning soon!

  • David P :
Sam Sara resort

Incredible service and views at Sam Sara! cliff diving off your back yard is an incredible experience. Plan on returning soon! So many activities to experience and very close to the beaches as well. A++

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
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  • 50 rooms
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis
  • SCUBA diving (fee)
  • Complimentary shuttle service to beach
  • WiFi internet (fee)
  • Water sports (nearby, fee)
  • Golf (nearby, fee)
  • Available at nearby Negril Hills Club: 1 A la carte restaurant, Pool bar, Evening entertainment (twice a week), Reggae Disco
Ocean View Superior room with:
  • 1 Single and 1 Double or 2 Double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower only 
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Bonus -  Guests can eat, drink and play at Legends Beach Resort with free shuttle service between Samsara and Legends. FOR INCLUSIVE PLAN ONLY.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Samsara Cliffs Resort
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.

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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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.