If you want an all-inclusive vacation that truly allows you to get away, Sandal’s in Negril, Jamaica just might be the place for you. The Sandal’s brand is built around luxury accommodations, romantic settings and excellent service. Negril fits that bill.
When you step off the plane in Montego Bay, and clear customs, you will be escorted to their staging room and provided with snacks and beverages while you wait for your transport to the resort. The drive is about an hour and a half south and the resort sits on the magnificent, but not private, Seven-Mile Beach. The sand and the clear Caribbean water are idyllic.
There are seven restaurants strategically located on the resort with the best views that can accompany a meal. Their fare ranges from the Bella Napoli Pizzeria if you are in the mood for a quick bite, to Kimono’s and everything in between. The is a lingering misconception that they are open twenty four hours a day. They are not. Most of them are open until 9:30 or 10 pm and most, but not all are open for breakfast. Only two restaurants may be open for lunch as well, the Sandals Cafe and the Bayside are your only choices for lunch, so you may need to plan out your meals so that your cravings for a particular venue don’t mislead you.
There are suites are swim up suites and other up-scale rooms to go along with their deluxe rooms which are really glorified hotel rooms. They are all wonderful. If you want to be pampered you can choose a butler class accommodation and you every wish will be met before you even ask. They will reserve your place at the pool, dinner, bar or on the beach. They are at your beck-and-call.
They have water sports aplenty, everything from scuba diving to water skiing. Other fun ways to frolic in the Caribbean include kayaks, windsurfing, a glass bottom boat, sailboats, knee boarding and more. If you want activity, they have it. If you want to relax you can do that, too.
If you can go between November and April, do. There is the potential to encounter mosquitoes from May on and if they are thick you dining experience may not be all it is cracked up to be. You should also be aware that the beach is not a private one and you may be annoyed by local vendors hawking their wares on the beach while you are trying to relax with an adult beverage and a book. They will try to sell you everything from drugs to getting your hair braided.
If you are planning a romantic getaway and just want to relax at the resort and be pampered or make the most of their many water sports, this is a great place. If, however, you want to visit Dunn’s River or float down the Rio Grande on a bamboo raft, you might want to stay at one of the Sandal’s resorts in Ochos Rios; they are two and a half hours closer to those attractions.
We have arranged destination weddings and honeymoons in Jamaica and if you would like to go for a romantic getaway, or you just want to get away, we can help you find the right place to escape. Give us a call and let us help you get the dream vacation you deserve.