Sandy Haven Resort

Negril, Jamaica

The hotel

Set on the famous white sands of Negril’s seven mile beach, staying at Sandy Haven gives you the feel of being in your own calm oasis, yet in reality you’re just 10 minutes away from Negril’s ‘hip strip’. Whether you’re looking for a fly and flop, or more of an action packed trip, both can be accommodated here as the hotel team are always on hand to arrange water sports, tours and excursions. The small, privately owned resort has an intimate feel to it, with individually decorated rooms and a laid-back Jamaican vibe – perfect for couples who want to chill out with the sand between their toes and a rum punch in hand.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the famous Seven mile beach in Negril. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: Approx. 1 hour 45 mins.

Hotel information

35 rooms, all with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, bath robes, coffee/tea-making facilities and mini fridge. 

Superior Garden View Rooms with either 1 double bed or 1 double and 1 single bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.


Superior Ocean View Rooms with either 1 double bed or 1 double and 1 single bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites with either garden or ocean views, spacious living area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Deluxe Ocean Front Rooms with either 1 king-size bed, or 1 double and 1 single bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.


Bongos Restaurant (intimate fine dining indoor with a casual outdoor terrace). Sandz Bar & Almond Tree Grill (beach bar). Piano Bar. 

Weekly cocktail party. 

Swimming pool and jacuzzi. The Spa Center*. Gym

Complimentary WiFi. Laundry service*. Room service. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (502)
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  • Poor (41)
  • Terrible (27)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly staff but Average

Dec 31, 2021 949StephanieR949 South San Francisco, California

We stayed at Sandy Haven for 7 days. Reservations were booked easily with the gracious help of Rohan. As far as room selection, he gave us exactly what we wanted. A quiet, cozy room. It would have been nice to have a safe and a microwave in the room to heat our leftovers. The food at the restaurant was average . We preferred to find restaurants… Read more
We stayed at Sandy Haven for 7 days. Reservations were booked easily with the gracious help of Rohan. As far as room selection, he gave us exactly what we wanted. A quiet, cozy room. It would have been nice to have a safe and a microwave in the room to heat our leftovers. The food at the restaurant was average . We preferred to find restaurants outside of the resort. After 3 days, the wait staff informed us they did not receive tips when written on the paper check. Now we felt we needed to give them cash in hand and make up for the previous days.We asked about this at checkout and we found out that this isnt true. Its split among the workers. Either way it made us wonder if we were being bamboozled. I enjoyed the hotel beachfront but did not enjoy smelling the second hand ganja from other hotel patrons. Unfortunatley we did not feel safe outside of the resort. We found it best to stay indoors when the sun went down. Driving in Jamaica is an adventure (speeding, overtaking each other, pedestrians, panhandling, motorcyclists facing you on both sides of the street). I would not recommend renting a car if youre a tourist. I did enjoy 7 mile beach and the safety and comfort of the resort . Also the price of our room was reasonable. Overrall our stay was decent but I would not return to Jamaica. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved Sandy Haven

Dec 27, 2021 George P

We would buy a room in this hotel if it were for sale. The resort’s restaurants were actually very good. The rooms were fantastic. They have a great beach. We rented cabanas every day but it was not necessary during the week. I’ve been to Jamaica a dozen times and my wife is from Jamaica. We will return to Sandy Haven!
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Dec 25, 2021 linda1979s Toronto, Canada

Had a wonderful stay at Sandy Haven with my friend. Loved the fact that it was a small property easy to get to know everyone staff and guests. Beautiful beach front with a bar and food so you don’t have to go far. They have a pool but can’t say I went in it because the beach is so wonderful! My room was great except for one thing it was on the… Read more
Had a wonderful stay at Sandy Haven with my friend. Loved the fact that it was a small property easy to get to know everyone staff and guests. Beautiful beach front with a bar and food so you don’t have to go far. They have a pool but can’t say I went in it because the beach is so wonderful! My room was great except for one thing it was on the second floor. I had requested ground floor because of mobility issues and they said they couldn’t accommodate that which was very disappointing. It would be the one downfall of my trip and the reason why I didn’t give this hotel five stars. Otherwise I highly recommend. If you need special accommodation make sure you don’t just have it as a note on your booking but get in contact with them to reiterate your request. Also have to give a shout out to pops, he is wonderful and will help you arrange whatever you need. Will hopefully be back one day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating STOLE OUR MONEY!! No running water!

Oct 27, 2021 arionp986 San Francisco, California

After a grueling 10 hour flight with layovers and a 2 hour car ride from the airport, we arrived at Sandy Haven for my husband’s birthday weekend. My husband didn’t like the size of the hotel and the fact that their only indoor dining restaurant was closed and decided we would rather stay at an all inclusive that was larger with more amenities.… Read more
After a grueling 10 hour flight with layovers and a 2 hour car ride from the airport, we arrived at Sandy Haven for my husband’s birthday weekend. My husband didn’t like the size of the hotel and the fact that their only indoor dining restaurant was closed and decided we would rather stay at an all inclusive that was larger with more amenities. The nice lady upgraded our room to the oven front which was completely sweet, but my husband still was displeased and I wanted to make sure he was happy. I then told the staff that we wouldn’t be booking with them and then a man I believe named Ron or Don Robertson (I could be totally wrong about the name) who was the Reservation Manager threatened to not cooperate with us changing our minds for our reasons which he stated “wasn’t good enough.” I then decided to just make the best of it instead of fighting for a refund on my vacation. My husband and I proceeded to haul our bags all the way upstairs to the 3rd floor (because there is no elevator) to our room. Meanwhile, our friend who is driving us around was outside waiting for us to begin our excursions for the day. We wanted to take a shower and change clothes after our long journey. Once I decided to turn on the water we realized the water was not on. The sinks and the shower and the bathtub we’re all out of running water. The reservation manager knew this when he asked me what was my reason and since I didn’t know the water wasn’t running at that moment he still proceeded to book the room and take our money!!! My husband went downstairs after the NO WATER discovery to let them know and ask them to reverse the charges so we could go to a place with a working water system. I packed our belongings back up and began hauling our luggage back downstairs. I called Expedia to cancel the reservation and the hotel disputed it and LIED completely LIED and said that there was no water issue when we were there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the absolute most unacceptable thing that a business who you put your trust in by giving them access to your personal finances can do!! This was an absolute ABUSE OF POWER!!! I want ALLLLL of my money back! I need to speak with The owner MISS CHEN!! This is absurd! Now we have over $2,000 held up because of this. We are not rich people, just a couple of hard working folks in the hospitality industry ourselves trying to enjoy a well deserved and needed vacation! We absolutely need every penny of our money back it is not our fault the water was not running!!!!! It was not my obligation to wait for it to possibly come back on at lord knows what time!! Read less
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Oct 14, 2021 snowwilson Paducah, Kentucky

Must book! Sandy haven is the best resort in Negril on 7 mile beach. Starting with the greeting from Mr. Robinson, and the staff who check you in carry your bags to your room everyone is exceptional. The rooms are huge with soaking tub, a shower, huge beds. If you want the ocean front you can walk right out on your private balcony and a few steps… Read more
Must book! Sandy haven is the best resort in Negril on 7 mile beach. Starting with the greeting from Mr. Robinson, and the staff who check you in carry your bags to your room everyone is exceptional. The rooms are huge with soaking tub, a shower, huge beds. If you want the ocean front you can walk right out on your private balcony and a few steps further you're on the beach. I use the gym every morning, & they have a good amount of equipment. The pool is clean and warm. The food is amazing using. I set out on the beach bar last night in order dinner under the moon listening to the sound of the crashing waves. The staff, the food, the level of service, everything is phenomenal. And to top it off, it's a gated resort so your safe. Thank you to everyone who made my stay exceptional and wonderful.. We will definitely be back Read less