Resort Spotlight: Sandals Negril

IMG_8509One of my favorite places to visit is Negril, Jamaica. About an hour from Montego Bay and the airport, this location offers a stunning stretch of beach, crystal clear water, and some amazing resorts. One of my personal favorites (and my husband’s favorite hands down) is Sandals Negril. This property offers a number of different room options with varying service levels (be wary of the entry-level luxury rooms as some only have a view of another building–see below), 7 restaurants, and nightly entertainment.

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Having just visited this property last year, I was able to see some of the newly renovated rooms. Two of my favorites are the Paradise Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room and the Paradise Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Club Level Room. Both interiors are identical, but one offers the ability to walk off the balcony and be on the beach in just  few steps. Both room categories come with Club Level Service, and include a concierge, room service during select hours, and access to the Club Sandals Lounge:

If you want to splurge for a Butler Suite, my 2 favorites would be the newly renovated Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Two Story One Bedroom Butler Loft Suite w/Tranquillity Soaking Tub:

and the Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite:

Both of these amazing rooms come with personal butler service, 24-hour room service from any menu, and spectacular views.

During the day, you will want to feast on the delicious jerk fare and brick oven pizzas (I highly recommend the margarita pizzas–yum!). In the evening, there are numerous restaurants to choose from as well. Cucina Romana sits overlooking the ocean and allows you to design your own pasta dish while the Bayside buffet offers choices for even the pickiest eaters. Kimonos offers teppanyaki-style fare with flare, while The Sundowner offers traditional island dishes. Both Kimonos and The Sundowner offer air-conditioning (some tables at The Sundowner allow you to eat al fresco) and are the only eateries on property with this luxury.

After a long day in the sun and some delicious food for dinner, you can end your day at the Sundowner Beach Bar. Enjoy nightly entertainment ranging from piano players to karaoke. Partake in the evening festivities or pull up a chair at the bar or a seat in a sofa and simply enjoy a drink:

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At Sandals Negril, you can choose to do everything (non-motorized water sports like snorkeling, water trikes, catamarans, paddle boards, kayaks, etc are included for no additional cost) or nothing at all. It’s up to you!

Spa treatments at the Red Lane Spa as well as tours and excursions through Island Routes are available for an additional cost. If you have to choose just one excursion, opt for the Catamaran Cruise to Rick’s Cafe.

As you can see, this is one of my favorites for a reason. If you have visited Sandals Negril, I’d love to see your photos and read your feedback!

 

 

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