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Why Stay At Sandy Haven
Laid-back Sandy Haven, in Negril, Jamaica, has everything you'd expect from a Caribbean island getaway: white-sand beaches, azure waters, a full-service spa, and two top restaurants on site.
Reopened in March 2012 after extensive renovations, Sandy Haven offers a sybaritic respite from the oversize all-inclusives that dot Negril's sandy beaches. The boutique hotel's 35 suites are awash in tropical influences, with hardwood floors, a cheerful aqua-and-lime-green color palette, and private balconies overlooking seven miles of shoreline. Join the resort's owners for a slice of mango cheesecake at Bongos Restaurant, or kick back with a bottle of Red Stripe lager as you lounge in a beachfront, palm-tree-shaded wooden swing. Adventure seekers might feel more at home on the sea, embarking on a snorkeling tour or deep-sea fishing for mahi mahi (the staff at the front desk will book you a charter).
Call early to reserve one of the hotel's four wooden cabanas, which are perfectly positioned on the shore for catching ocean breezes.
When taking a cab into the city, be sure to agree on a price for transport with the driver before you depart.
Arrive at Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay which is approximately 48 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 80 minutes of travel time.Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Wellness Services
- Gift Shop + Boutique
- Concierge Services
- Business Services
- Ceiling Fans
- Air Conditioning
- Flat screen TVs
- Ipod Docking Station
- Two Sink Vanities
- Personalized Mini Bars
- Coffee Bars
- In-Room Safes
- Robes + Slippers
- Hair Dryers
- Beach Restaurant
- Outdoor Dining
- Beach Bar
- In-Room Dining
- 3 person max occupancy
- Champagne continental breakfast
- Welcome drink
Why We Love Negril
Negril Beach is an iconic beauty, with jagged cliffs to the south and sugary white sand everywhere else. After a day spent on the coast, stock up on locally produced carvings and woven goods at street markets in the city center, and sample authentic bites at dozens of local restaurants (Guinep Corner and Sweet Spice are standouts).
Outdoor Excursion: At Mayfield Falls, expert tour guides lead small groups to a series of waterfalls in the middle of the rainforest outside Negril. The river may seem daunting, but don't be afraid to follow your guide out of your comfort zone and into the falls' nooks and crannies.
Where to Eat: Health-conscious and vegetarian specialties (think lentil burgers and lobster with locally grown callaloo greens, and oatmeal smoothies for early risers) are the draw at Just Natural. The verdant garden setting doesn't hurt either.
West End Road.
Lunch for two $20.
Where to Drink: Precariously perched on the West End Cliffs, Rick's Cafe has been a Negril institution since it opening in 1974. Patrons look on as brave souls take the 35-foot plunge into the water from the restaurant's deck, all while sipping Rasta-Politan Tropitinis, a Jamaican take on a cosmopolitan.
West End Road.
Drinks for two $15.
Why Go Now
August 1-6, 2013
Four days of music, food, and cultural exhibitions commemorate Jamaica's Emancipation Day.
Various venues, Negril.
September 14, 2013
Montego Bay Yacht Club Fishing Tournament
Anglers in boats that range from canoes and luxury yachts convene on Montego Bay in this annual tournament.
November 9-11, 2013
Cheer on former Olympic athletes as they swim, bike, and run their way through a 32-mile-long trail.