Samsara Cliff Resort
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we stayed for 2 weeks October 20-November 4th. me and my hubby had a week alone then were joined by 12 other family and friends for my daughters wedding (not at hotel).we have stayed on 7 mile beach before but this time we just wanted peace quiet to chill with out being bothered by hawkers or sand everywhere and we were not disappointed. we read all reviews and what swayed us was the location. was the hotel a little rough round the edges? yes BUT it was clean, safe, great pool, location second to none, comfy loungers and plenty of them. loved the canopies over the beds, way better than umbrellas. in the sea constantly it was amazing. we had great rooms, esp 1C, 2B and we had 2C with 2 beds in it. tons of room and because the resort is small everything was close to hand. the first night we spent in a similar room across the road by Ciao Jamaica, still lovely and crossing the road was no issue as someone is stationed there to ensure your safety.the beds were super comfy with lots of pillows (beds are always a personal choice) A/C was amazing as was the fan. tv great too. towels were plenty if a little old but they did the job. food was fresh and plenty of it, even had Tetley tea bags for me. breakfast there were eggs anyway you love, cereal, toast, muffins, then choices changed between breakfast hash uummm, french toast, pancakes, fish fritters, bacon, hash browns. lunch was light, homemade, pizza, fries, made to order grilled cheese, garlic spaghetti.dinner most nights was outside and always choices. soups, fresh buns, fruit, jamaica cake, chicken, fish, lasagne etc. we ventured out to Ciao jamaica, very nice. Xtabi 400 metres away ,please go it has a great bar, buy a drink then you can go down to the caves. food great too we had conch burger, steaktips and ice cream. you can swim there too. next door to that is 3 Dives, the lobster was awesome. theres a store too the other direction full of everything you need from food to bite cream.as i said weve been to Couples at 7 mile beach and its the same sea, weather, so if your on a tighter budget i have no hesitation recommending Samsarashout out to all the staff at Samsara, inc the owners son who got a little issue fixed within an hour,Kendrick and his teamOwainGeorginaKerry-AnnRandy-leeand all the maids.
Was only here for one night. Arrived after 7 pm had dinner.. was buffet but only two options. The room was nice enough space if you have a lot of stuff. Did not get a chance to really view much of the property. I would stay again.
This hotel was simple, lovely and quiet. It is small so you cannot expect all that a large resort offers. We loved being away from the hawkers at the beach. The sea is fabulous to swim or snorkel in right off the cliffs! We appreciated the free shuttle when we decided to check the beach out. The food is not very good and expensive. There are great restaurants within walking distance. The drinks are expensive too but so is everything in Negril. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again if we returned to Negril! Shout out to Omar who really went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our time in Negril!
We had a two week stay. We really enjoyed ourselves at this resort. It was different from the usual "sand beach" type of resort. We had cliffs here instead. For a sand beach, Samsara provided a free shuttle service to its sister resort just a few miles down the shore. The shuttle would take you down in the morning and return late afternoon. We did that one day, but the rest of the time we stayed here. We liked it here. The cliffs were a novelty for us and jumping off them was a lot of fun. Snorkeling in front of the cliffs was great. The water was beautifully clear and warm. There are varying levels to the cliff platforms from a few inches above the water to several feet. You can slip in or jump in, depending on which level you choose. When you are in the water, just be careful not to bump up against the cliff wall because there are sea urchins (long spines) along it.The bar used real fruit (bananas, mangoes) which they blended into the drinks. The buffet was small, but they managed to put variations into it each day. One thing that I really appreciated about the buffet was that the staff put the food on your plate. As you know, the serving utensils at a buffet can get pretty grubby and sticky if it was self-serve. So this prevented that. That's a plus in my book. On most evenings, they set the buffet outdoors atop the cliff along side the ocean. That was another plus.We had the garden view accomodations. In the garden are cottages. Each cottage consists of three side-by-side rooms with a deck on each one. The rooms are offset so they are not in a straight line. These rooms were very spacious and airconditioned (quiet airconditioner). Really liked the room. TV was a modern flat screen. The garden section we were in was across the road from the resort's front desk entrance. The majority of the resort is on the beach side of the road but our garden section was on the other side of the road. I must mention that the entrance to the resort is literally about 3 feet from the main road's edge. The road is a main thorougfare, yet it is about as wide as a backlane. That section of the road is on a slight curve so it can be hard to see traffic. Plus driving is on the left side, which can be confusing when trying to cross. However, the resort has set up a large mirror and a staff member is at the crossing to lookout for traffic and assist you. So in my opinion, because of the nature of the road crossing, this garden view section is not a good place to stay with children.There are a few things I should tell you about though. You are given bar soap in the bathroom, but you are not given any hair shampoo or conditioner. The bathroom did not have an electrical plug. Fortunately, I had brought a 12 foot extension which came in handy. No clock/alarm. Bring your own. Beach towels are not supplied. Bring your own. I did see some individuals use their bathroom towels and then later take them to the front desk to get replaced. I don't think the front desk liked doing it. I suspect if everyone started doing that, I think the front desk would put a stop to it. We never found a great need for beach towels anyways, since there was no sand shore to lie on. There are no safes in the rooms. You can rent the use of a safety deposit box which are at the front desk and which stay at the front desk for couple U.S. dollars a day. I did rent one. The only drawback is that they are exactly like a bank safety deposit box; long and narrow. Anything, that is wider than about 4 or maybe 4.5 inches (10 or 11 cm.) won't fit. Can't put an iPad in it. In evening, there is now show/entertainment, but that was fine with me, because the evenings where quiet and I could enjoy the natural environment and the sound of the ocean lapping against the cliffs and the moon shining on the ocean.It's an older resort, so everything is not perfect. But we liked it. The staff are friendly and helpful. As for being an older resort, I think it is a little on the expensive side, but on the other hand, it has a lot going for it. I would love to go there again.Good points: cliffs, clear ocean water, scuba diving, unique experience, real fruit blended in bar drinks.Poor points: narrow safety deposit box, lack of certain amenities such as shampoo, beach towels.
My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend at the samsara and their excellent staff. I want to give a shout out to them for their excellent hospitality. The room was great and the view was too. The food was also great, along with the drinks. What I liked best about our stay was how friendly the staff was. Like they say everything was irie!!!!!!!
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- 50 rooms
- SCUBA diving (fee)
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- Golf (nearby, fee)
- Available at nearby Negril Hills Club: 1 A la carte restaurant, Pool bar, Evening entertainment (twice a week), Reggae Disco
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Samsara Cliff ResortNegril,Jamaica
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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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