Sunset At The Palms

Negril, Jamaica

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled in 10-acres of delightful tropical gardens, the Sunset at the Palms is a sure-fire winner for adults looking for a peaceful and pampering retreat. Stay in exquisite wooden bungalows that sit atop sturdy stilts, so you feel like you’re in a tree house — albeit a luxury one, with polished wood floors, sleek showers with body jets and airy balconies furnished with a relaxing day bed. There are three different dining choices from the extensive International buffet at Palm Grove Restaurant to the creative Caribbean fusion menu at the à la carte Lotus Leaf. Guests rave about the spicy Jamaican ‘Jerk’ chicken that’s served at the Beach Bar and Grill during lunch — don’t miss it! The pool is perfect for lounging in the sun, or it’s a short escorted walk over the road to the celebrated Bloody Bay, a spectacular stretch of white sand beach fringed with picture-perfect palm trees.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On the western tip of Jamaica in Negril, across the road from Bloody Bay, a 2-mile stretch of white-sand beach. Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

85 rooms and suites spread throughout 43 individual wooden buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, wooden fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee maker, fridge stocked with bottled water, soft drinks and local beer replenished daily, iron and board, slippers, bathrobes and nightly turn-down service. Tree Top Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks. All drinks including premium brands and wine by the glass. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 

Tree Top Suites are split-level, have a sunken living area with a sofa bed, 2 full bathrooms, 2 private verandahs and sleep maximum 3 adults.

  • Book by 31 May 2024  to receive up to 52.5% off stays between 01 Mar– 03 Jan '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

Palm Grove Restaurant (open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), Chef's Showcase Under the Stars - the Executive Chef features authentic local cuisine and garden produce with a Mediterranean twist (open select evenings each week, reservations required), Lotus Leaf Restaurant (dinner; Caribbean fusion cuisine, open select evenings 4 nights a week, by reservation only) and Palm Breeze Beach Bar and Grill (daily 10:00am-6:00pm; casual snacks, sandwiches, Jamaican ‘Jerk’ specialities, smoothies etc). Bamboo Bar with swim-up facility (10:00am-1:00am), Irie Martini Bar (6:00pm-11:00pm) and Blue Coffee Cafe (11:00am-5:00pm).

Live music nightly. Weekly Manager's cocktail party.

Swimming pool with swim-up bar. Large whirlpool bath on the sun terrace. Upgraded beach facilities, including chic cabanas, chaise lounges, beach huts and open-air massage areas. Spa facilities*. Fitness centre. Non-motorised water sports: paddle boards, kayaking, snorkelling and windsurfing. Island cooking classes and Mixology cocktail making classes (once per week). Nature walk. Daytime activities and evening entertainment. Mountain biking* and golf* nearby. ScubaCaribe school*. Ricks Cafe Sunset Cruise* and Half Moon Cruise*.

Gift shop. Room service (7:00am-9:00pm). Complimentary WiFi access in all rooms, the lobby and the internet centre. Personal Sunset Concierge (assisting with personalised check-in, and general assistance throughout, including calling guests each day with the time of sunset that evening).

3 nights between 1 Nov -21 Dec.

5 nights between 22 Dec-24 Apr.

3 nights between 25 Apr-31 Oct.

7 night minimum stay applies at all times to Tree Top Suites.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel accepts guests over 18 years only.

Please note: this hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users as all accommodation is on stilts, with a stairs up to the accommodation (no lifts).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place, beautiful people 💚

Apr 22, 2024 Sharingadventures Toronto, Canada

A great place to get some R and R. Thanks to all the beautiful staff at SATP for making our getaway so special. It's quiet, rustic but clean, great food, lovely spacious rooms. Chef Michael and his team cooked up great meals, our couples massage was totally relaxing and professional, all the staff were friendly and helpful. Laying on the… Read more
A great place to get some R and R. Thanks to all the beautiful staff at SATP for making our getaway so special. It's quiet, rustic but clean, great food, lovely spacious rooms. Chef Michael and his team cooked up great meals, our couples massage was totally relaxing and professional, all the staff were friendly and helpful. Laying on the balcony and watching the hummingbirds fly by under the palm trees, floating in the crystal blue waters on the beach listening to reggae- all irie :) Some tips- Running along the beach to get to 7 mile beach was challenging- had to run on the road and the only resort that would let me cut through to 7 mile was The Boardwalk. Expect to get bitten by sand fleas and sand flies especially if watching sunsets...which were gorgeous! Read less
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Apr 21, 2024 ontariodeb2018 Ajax, Canada

Spent eight days in this personal paradise having returned home Friday night. Accommodations: Beautiful, lush, flora enhanced paths lead to your treehouse. Eleven steps elevate you to your private oasis. The spaces are rustically designed with high open beam ceilings and a double French door inviting you out to the balcony with a day bed and… Read more
Spent eight days in this personal paradise having returned home Friday night. Accommodations: Beautiful, lush, flora enhanced paths lead to your treehouse. Eleven steps elevate you to your private oasis. The spaces are rustically designed with high open beam ceilings and a double French door inviting you out to the balcony with a day bed and table and chairs, the environment draped by assorted palms and bamboo. Amenities include robe, slippers, coffee/tea/kettle, iron, shampoo etc. A modern shower with various fixtures. Food: Two words - Chef Michael! Always available and high profile this chef can do it all. From succulent roast beef and chicken to the best Jamaican fare, jerk selections to match any taste including vegetarian offerings, and my personal favourite melt in your mouth curried goat and ackey and saltfish! He offers cooking classes and is not shy about sharing his recipes. Every chef on site demonstrates a true pride in their creations. Service is always with politeness and warm Jamaican charm. Beach: Across the road. The stroll is shorter than the distance between most (if not all) boutique hotel lobbies and their beach. Difference is….you can look to the left and see the crowd at the Riu and Couples and then look at your own spacious strip (after you’ve been escorted to your preferred Sun/shade area and set up with chairs and towels). Both tiki huts and gorgeous shade providing trees (our preference) are available. Beach bathroom is immaculate, air conditioned and ultra modern. A red flag in the sand will get you food and beverage service with a smile. Need anything else? The tranquility of this setting is unparalleled and may not be for everyone. A night with Paul, the piano man (an icon in himself), was our idea of the end to a perfect day. There is a variety of other entertainment offered but as a rule it’s pretty quiet by 11:00 p.m. The resort is ‘fogged’ in the late afternoon with eco friendly spray to keep the mosquitoes at bay however your go to brand of spray is also recommended. Cheers to Ian for creating/enhancing this beautiful destination. ( and you will find him occasionally quietly strolling and perusing the grounds! ) See you all next year. 💝🏝️💝 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Dad and Son experience! Graduation gift for my son!!

Apr 19, 2024 OnAir17463288494

My son and I were guests at your wonderful resort. This was a gift for his recent college graduation, and our first trip out of our country! We didn't know what to expect, but quickly realized that we definitely made the best of choices staying at Sunset at the Palms. From the minute we arrived, we were in awe of the beautiful surroundings, the… Read more
My son and I were guests at your wonderful resort. This was a gift for his recent college graduation, and our first trip out of our country! We didn't know what to expect, but quickly realized that we definitely made the best of choices staying at Sunset at the Palms. From the minute we arrived, we were in awe of the beautiful surroundings, the attentive staff, the awesome food, ( my son and I love to eat, and the food was not only amazing, but plentiful), and just the overall peacefulness we felt. We were busy non stop, but also had time to enjoy the special events that the hotel provided! We were just blown away by the beauty that is Jamaica, the wonderful culture, and the amazing people that we met, not only the staff, but locals along the way !! When we talked about a possible trip next year and where would we like to go, both of us without hesitation said, back to Jamaica and Sunset at the Palms Resort!!! The resort slogan, ( come as guests, stay as friends, leave as family) definitely applies here. We hated to leave, but can't wait to return !! Read less
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Apr 19, 2024 levons629 Toronto, Canada

The setting is perfect..quite, lots of trees, flowers. Rooms are great rustic but need upgrades, especially the bathroom .. Food is average , and nothing is special to write about. My complaint is we had to call for room cleaning. We stayed for 6 days , 2 days they didn't clean our room ..and it wasn't just our room..
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible honeymoon experience

Apr 18, 2024 Danielle M

We spent our honeymoon here and it was incredible. I loved the intimate and personal atmosphere of the resort and the stunning gardens around the grounds are something you can’t get anywhere else. The food was well above what I expected for an all Inclusive resort. My husband and I will be thinking about the beef stew, coconut curry, and key lime… Read more
We spent our honeymoon here and it was incredible. I loved the intimate and personal atmosphere of the resort and the stunning gardens around the grounds are something you can’t get anywhere else. The food was well above what I expected for an all Inclusive resort. My husband and I will be thinking about the beef stew, coconut curry, and key lime tarts for a long time to come. Despite the natural and rustic vibes of the resort, everything was always spotless and the amenities were all modern. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to come back. There was always something to do in the evenings at the resort, if you wanted to participate. We enjoyed listening to the live music in the piano bar and playing the board games available there! Read less