Samsara Cliff Resort
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Exceeded our expectations in terms of value for the price. Staff was very friendly & good & place seemed well-managed.Our superior ocean side room looked just like the photos. It was very spacious & clean. Not sure if all oceanside rooms have ocean views or not, but our 2nd floor room had a great view across resort out to the sea. Note that the garden side rooms are literally across the street on the inland side of the road, not far, just good to understand. The food was good to average & sometimes lacked selection, but I thought it was decent for a reasonably priced smaller three star resort. Some higher end booze not included. Can also buy food from their Italian restaurant across street.The sun shades & lounge chairs along the cliffs overlooking the water are run down. But the pool is nice even though small. The waves were quite rough during our stay so there were 0-1 ladders into the ocean on various days which was a bummer for swimming. Free shuttle to sister resort Legends for beach days & dinners is nice. Some Legends info: Jamaican night food was good. Bars within walking distance have reggae parties. Beach is small & fairly crowded, but pretty water & good people watching. There are lots of people selling things on the beach, but most aren't pushy. Don't think they have ocean view rooms. Pool is not beachfront.Definitely more nightlife at bars near Legends than Samsara if that's your scene. Samsara got quiet pretty early. All in all we had a great time at Samsara, were treated well & got our money's worth. And we liked the more chill atmosphere of staying in the cliffs area, but still being close enough for easy access to beach & nightlife.
My husband and I stayed for a short 4 night trip at Samsara Cliffs Resort in January 2017. We stayed in one of the pillar rooms and took advantage of the all inclusive package. Good:The hotel is a great location with great cliffs to jump off at various levels up to about 15 feet. We did a lot of jumping and swimming and snorkeling. The hotel is a good size. It was very nice to take advantage of all inclusive without being at a massive complex. It never felt too crowded. They have a lot of excellent outdoor communal space with plenty of lounge chairs. The bartender and all of the staff were very friendly and there was a a good selection of drinks offered for their all inclusive package. Also it was very convenient that the dive shop is on site. The pillar room was great. It is not air conditioned but with open windows and the balcony door there is a nice breeze. It is a spacious balcony to dry your wet clothes/ towels. Not as good:When we arrived we were given the wifi password and the meal schedule and then taken to our room. We were never given a tour to show us where the dining area, bar, gift shop, or dive shop was or which areas were safe to jump. Also, the room did not have a safe. The housekeeping was a little off. They threw away the plastic packaging for our dive boots but left empty plastic cups from the bar. Also, they did not clean the shower the entire week. There are no beach towels so you only have the two towels in your room for bathing and swimming. And one day they only gave us one towel. The towels are not very big or high quality. Also, we had an outdoor shower which we loved the robe they provided to wear to the shower and back to the room was not very big and I felt a little uncomfortable. The food was okay. There were a few highlights: some good rice and beans at one dinner, good beef stew at another but overall it was average. We did get food one night from Caio Jamaica across the street and that was excellent. Overall I would stay hear again. It's a nice place in a great location. Just don't expect too much luxury.
We didn't stay at Samsara this trip but as we were close by we did visit their amenities and used their on site dive shop. Nice and clean resort. Food is reasonable at the bar and ciao Jamaica as always is amazing. I really just wanted to give a shout out to the gift store. Great prices, better than the beach and when they didn't have a bracelet in stock, she got one from the other store and delivered it to my hotel. Thanks so much for that extra effort. No haggling, just helpful suggestions!
My husband saw this place online last year and we knew we had to try it even with reviews being up and down. This was our first non-AI and our first cliff stay. We traveled with our sons 11 and 12 and upgraded to superior king cottage to get 2 beds. ($383 for 2 nights.) Check in took at least 30 mins after a long day of travel (friendly gentleman though) and the ladies setting up the ("all inclusive") buffet were not friendly. We were trying to inquire about paying for it but they were not interested in speaking to us at all. After that, our stay improved. Our cottage was big and nicely decorated with very cold a/c. (An up charge to get an in room fridge is something I would definitely take advantage of.) we brought our own swim towels and snorkeling equipment...highly recommend. First morning we woke to snorkel and cliff jump and the water was rough but no problem...grabbed the free transfer to legends to enjoy the beach and lunch and let the kids experience 7 mile. By the time we returned they were feeling adventurous to jump and swim from the cliffs :) We didn't stay long enough to really get to know the staff but breakfast upstairs was good, bar drinks were good. Pool was nice, mento band is a fun addition. The cliff atmosphere is really peaceful and relaxing like you are alone at the edge of the world. The 2nd day the water was much calmer for snorkeling and lots of jumping. Nearby restaurants: pushcart-free pickup, delicious food, amazing location! Ciao-right across street, great food, very convenient. Pressa's one love- also across street, WAY overpriced at US $55 for breakfast for 4, do not recommend. All in all, we would stay here again. This was a split stay finishing with an all inclusive on the beach and we enjoyed the change of pace and the relaxing, beautiful samsara atmosphere.
I arrived to Legends to celebrate my birthday on the beach. At first glance I was disappointed with the older looking grounds and rooms. After a short walk on the beach, I could see that neighboring properties on 7 mile beach are about the same. I had to remind myself of how the elements of sand, sun, water can quickly fade the best efforts on upkeep. Having resolved to enjoy myself, I found myself at Samsara. The staff knew I wasn't happy with the accommodations, and relocated me to Samsara! While it was the beach I came for, I ended up with a new appreciation for the wildness of the cliffs. A short shuttle ride fixed my beach desire. Others have posted the same, and I should've taken the time to read more reviews, but here are the main things to know:Bring your own beach towelIf you are from Seattle and love your coffee, it's ready around 730If staying at Legends- beach-side just means the side of the road your room is onIf you are gluten/dairy intolerant the all inclusive may not be the right option for you The staff is friendly and will try their best to accommodate your needs While I was there, many upgrade projects were in progress and the grounds were looking better right before my eyesIt is a quieter resort - so be ready to relax!
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
- 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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