Samsara Cliff Resort
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We have been there 3 times and every time we stay, the staff exceed our expectations. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great snorkeling, cliff jumping, and access to Negril's 7 mile beach at their sister hotel - Legends. Two vacations in one. The cliffs for jumping and snorkeling and the beach for walking, swimming, and music.
We must like this place or we would not have returned for the fourth time! I would not suggest renting a car in Jamaica. A cab to Negril from the airport is $100 US but we got great service from "Kingsley's Take Care Tours" for $60 (plus tip). Every time we go Samsara has upgraded things. This time we noticed new flat screen TV's and green carpet in the outdoor area. Water pressure has improved and there is plenty of hot water. But the hot tub is gone and the reflective pool no longer has the water spray (minor items). WIFI is now free and works fairly well but my laptop (old) had some issues with it. Food is OK but there are good options in the area such as Extabi and Canoe to explore. If you elect to not go all inclusive you can still have some meals at Samsara (the buffet option is about $12), and check out other places in the area. Staff is friendly and efficient. The grounds are well kept with tropical plants and trees. We had an ocean front room which is well worth the upgrade cost from the garden section. The AC worked great.....better than what we got the next week at the Hilton Rose Hall. Of all the places I have gone this is the best for swimming and snorkeling. 20 yards from our room you could jump off a few foot high cliff (or use the ladder) into warm clear water with tropical fish. (Bring your own beach towel or buy ne at the gift shop for $10) Most days the current is calm so swim fins are not needed. There is no beach but you can take the shuttle to their sister property Legends. We added a mini refrigerator for $12/day and there is a nearby small store with drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. Would say the room and food are about 3 star, Then add 2 stars for the cliff location, tropical grounds, nice pool, and great staff. This is NOT a super expensive 5 star mega resort. However it is 5 stars in many ways. In the off season the room rates are very reasonable. Actually would say Samsara is the best value for the cost of any resort I have ever visited. We hope to be able to go again next year. It is good as is but wish list items are: Outdoor chairs and mats need replacing, maybe the hot tub can come back, and a room safe would be nice.
Just wanted to write a quick note to warn other travellers about leaving any cash in your room while you are out. Around $100 was taken out of my husband's wallet which was left in his jeans pocket in the bottom of a backpack. Someone had to rifle through our belongings to even find his wallet and then didn't put it back the way he left it. We had put the majority of our money in a rented safety deposit box at the front desk but left our Canadian cash unattended while we went to the beach. This was discovered the morning we were leaving and was reported to management. We had consistently tipped everyone and were going to leave envelopes with a gratuity for each of the staff that went over and above to make our stay pleasant. Sadly, nobody got this extra tip after we discovered we had been stolen from since we didn't know who all had access to our room. However, we would like to believe that this is a case of one bad apple spoiling it for everyone else.On a more positive note, our room was very spacious and clean and the air conditioner worked great. The view from our room was spectacular and we enjoyed the sunsets and watching the catamarans going by. Tina in the dining room made a special effort to remember our names and Peter and Omar kept us safe when getting a taxi and shuttling us to Legends. Latoya booked all of our excursions and they were very enjoyable.We stayed for 10 days and the food was very good but did become repetitious after while. We enjoyed ice cream at Patsy's down the street and would recommend this newly opened coffee shop.The people were all very friendly, staff and guests alike. The pool was also very nice and we enjoyed the lounge chairs on the cliffs. The Dive Shop rented masks and snorkels for $10 which was very reasonable.We had a wonderful time shuttling between the beach at Legends and the cliffs at Samsara and enjoyed walking through all the little shops. It was too bad the way it ended and we hope to remember all the good times instead.
My boyfriend and I just spent 8 days at the Samsara. we loved it. we were in room 103 at the end of the hotel on the cliff side. we found the rooms comfortable and clean. the air conditioning worked well. the grounds were well taken care of. we went to the sister resort, Legends twice. the beach was a bit crowded but the water was beautiful and we enjoyed our relaxing beach days. Jumping from the cliffs at samsara was fun and the snorkelling around there was ok. I saw a great big stingray one day and later that day a pod of dolphins swam by the resort. we did not do the all inclusive as we were not overly impressed with the menu they offered. we instead went to other nearby restaurants for food. my fave being right across the street at Ciao. they had really good pastas and the jerk chicken pizza is delish!The highlight of our stay here for me was that in the bushes right in front of our room there was a kitten and his 2 parents. they were all very scared and the kitten would not let me get close to him. so I went 1 block down the street to the L&M market (just a corner store) and bought wet and dry cat food. after a few days of feeding them the kitten would be waiting for me after dinner and on our last day I was actually able to pick him up! if you are an animal lover and you are going to the Samsara anytime soon please consider getting some food to throw in the bush for that skinny little kitten. I know he would appreciate it!!
My boyfriend and I visited this resort because my sister recommended Samara as being beautiful for the cliffs. We were disappointed with our 4day stay as there was nothing provided for entertainment purposes throughout our entire stay. We visited the sister resort "Legends" and was also disappointed as the food and entertainment was mediocre and boring! If you are seeking a more relaxed atmosphere, this is the place to visit. But if you are in the mood to have fun and dance the night away, this resort is not for you. Samsara has beautiful views of off the cliffs and the ocean is absolutely stunning, sunsets are to die for while visiting this resort. This is the best-selling point at this hotel, other than that I would not return. Upon arrival, we decided to go all inclusive which cost us an extra $350 Canadian dollars for 2 days. Before purchasing, I asked if snacks were provided between meals if guests missed meal times and was told snacks and sandwiches were provided. But after miss our first meal and went to retrieve our snacks, we were told we had a purchase our meals as they stop serving lunch at 2pm! I was extremely upset and felt as though I was scammed into purchasing the all inclusive upon false pretence. I complained to the receptionist but they could not do anything about to help us get a meal. Be aware of this if you choose to visit Samsara resort, as this was not what we were expecting and decided we would not revisit.I wished more entertainment was provided and if you advertise being "ALL INCLUSIVE", guests should not purchase meals after paying for that service.
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- 50 rooms
- 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
- 1 Single and 1 Double or 2 Double beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Private balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
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Samsara Cliff ResortNegril,Jamaica
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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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