Sandy Haven Resort

Negril, Jamaica

Virgin rating

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating WE LOVED IT SO MUCH WE STAYED AN EXTRA WEEK!

May 27, 2022 Camper738487 Ottawa, Canada

We chose Sandy Haven based on reviews and the reviews are 100% correct. This place is a hidden gem. I want to tell everyone about it and also tell no one because I selfishly want to keep it a secret all to ourselves. So, only the cool people keep reading. We decided to stay a 2nd wk because the 1st was perfect and went by too fast. We were… Read more
We chose Sandy Haven based on reviews and the reviews are 100% correct. This place is a hidden gem. I want to tell everyone about it and also tell no one because I selfishly want to keep it a secret all to ourselves. So, only the cool people keep reading. We decided to stay a 2nd wk because the 1st was perfect and went by too fast. We were upgraded (again!) to a corner room with an ocean view and a delicious cross breeze from the balcony. It had cedar cathedral ceilings and a soaking tub. Not being all-inclusive people SH was perfect. No crowds or kids. We always felt safe and comfortable. My gluten free diet was never a problem for the kitchen. This is the perfect spot on 7 mile. Quiet but chill. You can walk a minute down the beach in either direction to find a party if that's your thing. It was so perfect we barely left the resort. Other reviews mention staff often and they really do make Sandy Haven what it is. I worked in the service industry for 20 yrs in Canada. I respect this team's commitment to exceptional guest service while maintaining the casual vibe that brings people to Negril. It’s a delicate balance and they make it look easy. It's even more difficult considering this area is just rebounding from 2 yrs of Covid which decimated their industry (so tip like you would at home!). Every staff member has a genuine smile and goes out of their way to make you feel at home and that energy is the beating heart of this place, and why we can't wait to return. Read less
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May 12, 2022 sailorbvi1031 San Diego, California

We have been wanting to go back to Negril but not stay in an all-inclusive so that we could go out and experience more in the area. Sandy Haven was an excellent choice; my sister had recommended it because she had stayed there a few years ago. Great location on the beach, wonderful rooms and the best staff ever! Pops greets you when you arrive… Read more
We have been wanting to go back to Negril but not stay in an all-inclusive so that we could go out and experience more in the area. Sandy Haven was an excellent choice; my sister had recommended it because she had stayed there a few years ago. Great location on the beach, wonderful rooms and the best staff ever! Pops greets you when you arrive and takes care of your luggage, he will check in with you every day to see how things are going. The lovely lady that works the beach to ensure the vendors don't come up is so kind, she will make sure you are happy and having a wonderful time. The morning breakfast that is included was a very large fruit plate, toast with muffins, coffee and a mimosa! Try to get an oceanfront room the view is amazing if you are on the third floor. The highlight of the hotel is Rohan Robinson, he works in reservations and gave me the best service that i have ever received at any hotel! He took care of everything we asked his help with and set us up with an amazing table out on a cliff at the Rockhouse for dinner. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was in our own private little hut watching the sunset, it was perfect! We were leaving the next day and he called us in the morning to see how the evening went, it was his day off and he still took the time to make sure we had a wonderful experience. I will definitely be back! Read less
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May 12, 2022 si3904 San Crisanto, Mexico

Wonderful small hotel in midst of 7 mile beach. The friendly staff was very accommodating, especially the breakfast crew who knew we were early birds looking for coffee lol. The beach bar chef was first class with some unique dishes. Being off season the beach was not crowded at all and we had our pick of lounge chairs. There is pool and hot tub… Read more
Wonderful small hotel in midst of 7 mile beach. The friendly staff was very accommodating, especially the breakfast crew who knew we were early birds looking for coffee lol. The beach bar chef was first class with some unique dishes. Being off season the beach was not crowded at all and we had our pick of lounge chairs. There is pool and hot tub also. If you a more fancy dinner Bongos restaurant on site was excellent, though being off season the menu was not fully available . Read less
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May 8, 2022 Kristy y Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beautiful property, beautiful room, beautiful beach. The three guys that checked me in were really cool and friendly and gave good tips on where to eat. Pops took great care of me. All staff were helpful. Breakfast was great along with the included continental breakfast and mimosas. I was upgraded to room 132 with high ceilings and ocean front.… Read more
Beautiful property, beautiful room, beautiful beach. The three guys that checked me in were really cool and friendly and gave good tips on where to eat. Pops took great care of me. All staff were helpful. Breakfast was great along with the included continental breakfast and mimosas. I was upgraded to room 132 with high ceilings and ocean front. The room and view was absolutely gorgeous. Soak in tub was great to cool off in after a hot day out on the beach. I cannot say one bad thing about this place if I tried. Right across the street is a covid testing site for $40 and the best Jamaican food in the area- Best in the West. Customer service is amazing- I left a pair of sandals that were a gift in my room and they are holding them for me until I get shipping handled. I will most certainly be back to Sandy Haven. Read less
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Apr 25, 2022 Ashley L

This boutique hotel is beautiful!! So much care has gone into every aspect of this property. You will be treated like family here. The continental breakfast that is included is very nice. Fresh fruit cut to order, muffins hot out of the oven, coffee served in a lovely french press! And all served in a lovely setting right on the beach. If… Read more
This boutique hotel is beautiful!! So much care has gone into every aspect of this property. You will be treated like family here. The continental breakfast that is included is very nice. Fresh fruit cut to order, muffins hot out of the oven, coffee served in a lovely french press! And all served in a lovely setting right on the beach. If you have visited Negril before you may have noticed that many places are a little "tired" and that is part of the charm of Negril, but Sandy Haven is NOT one of those! The pictures can't possibly do it justice. We were really over the moon here. We also had an upgrade to the 3rd-floor ocean view and it blew our flip flops off! If you were ever wondering if the premium rooms are worth the extra $$, I would have to say in this case they totally are. My husband and I were here on our own, but we would return with our kids in a heartbeat. This place is suitable for everyone. Read less