Sandals Negril Review: Your All-Inclusive Destination

Sandals Negril is the ultimate destination on Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach!

Although the sun must go down on every beautiful wedding day, you’ll experience some of the Caribbean’s best sunsets at Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa. 

Sandals Negril is a couples-only resort that is elegant yet laidback, active yet serene, making it a perfect choice for your all-inclusive destination wedding and honeymoon. 

The powdery white sand between your toes feels fantastic! Negril is also a spectacular location for snorkeling and scuba diving—it made our list of the 11 Best Sandals Resorts for Scuba Diving in 2023.

Let’s travel to Sandals Negril for your special day and romantic honeymoon!

Sandals Negril resort

No Place Else Like Negril

Sandals Resorts has been voted the leading all-inclusive company in the world for 26 years straight, giving you the promise of affordable luxury and an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon.

While every Sandals Resort is memorable, there’s just something about the relative peace and serenity of Sandals Negril.

SANDALS Negril: All-Inclusive Resort on Seven Mile Beach

Closer to the water’s edge than anywhere else in Negril, life can truly be what you imagine in the relaxed chic, and free-spirited Sandals Negril. 

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is among the smaller Sandals properties. That’s a pro, especially if you’re a couple seeking 5-star luxury-included amenities within walking distance of your Love Nest or Butler Honeymoon Suite.

Your safety is never questioned either because friendly security patrols the beach and grounds at all times. 

You’ll enjoy unlimited dining at a choice of seven restaurants and five bars serving premium liquors… including two swim-up bars.

All Sandals Resorts offer a free destination wedding package for three-night stays or more, and best of all, you’ll receive a wedding planning team to assist you!

Location of Sandals Negril

Negril is situated on Jamaica’s North West Coast, just over 45 miles from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

It’s a scenic drive that takes about an hour and fifteen minutes, and roundtrip transfers are always included for all Sandals guests. 

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: for the most romantic connection, you may want to splurge on private transfers in a luxury BMW between the airport and Sandals Negril for your wedding and honeymoon. 

Things To Do in Negril

Sandals Negril Beach

For an intimate resort, you’ll be thrilled by the 5-star activities at Sandals Negril to enjoy together on your honeymoon. Keep reading because we’ve got more!

Many couples enjoy exploring the area around the resort in Negril. We can recommend Island Routes for fun add-on tours.

Check out some of the tours they offer:

  1. Rick’s Cafe Sunset Experience
  2. Bob Marley Reggae and Culture Tour
  3. Zipline, Horseback Beach Ride & ATV Adventure Sandy Bay
  4. Bamboo River Rafting on the Martha Brae River
  5. Deep Sea Half-Day Fishing in Negril

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Seven Mile Beach is Negril’s main tourist attraction, and the beach gets busy. Celebrate your honeymoon in a private cabana—imagine lounging oceanfront with a concierge delivering your drinks, meals, and towels all day! 

Traveler Safety Negril

Your safety is most important, and the Negril Forum on Tripadvisor offers great tips.

Recent reports state that Negril is very safe during the day, with more caution advised during the evenings for areas outside the resort. 

Guided tours outside the resort are affordable and offer peace of mind to tourists who are generally unfamiliar with a Caribbean beach destination, especially at night.

Sandals Negril Beach top view

You will encounter people selling trinkets or t-shirts on the beach. It’s okay to say, “no, thank you,” but be respectful and not rude because these local people are just trying to earn a living.

Best Times to Visit Negril

The Jamaican tourist board has a great website, Visit Jamaica, for helpful trip-planning tips, including the best times to visit. 

Jamaica is hot and humid most of the year, but that’s why the island is so famously lush and green! Historically, the rainy seasons are May to June and September to November, with hurricane season between June to November.

A destination wedding and honeymoon in Jamaica is often blessed with great weather between December to April, with temperatures and breezes increasing the nearer you get to the spring and summer months.

Ideally, plan your beach wedding for the morning (before 10 am) or early evening for that famous Negril sunset!

Weddings at Sandals Negril

Weddings At Sandals Negril

This link, Wedding at Sandals, is step one in booking a free wedding package at any Sandals Resort, with stays of three nights or longer. 

Your wedding can be customized too! Check Wedding Inspirations for beautiful ways to make your paradise wedding unique.

All Sandals Weddings Include This (and More!):

  • A personal wedding planner for your pre-travel and onsite details, including preparing marriage documents and creating your wedding and honeymoon gift registry
  • A bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
  • A 5″ x 7″ wedding photograph
  • White cushioned seating at your ceremony and reception
  • Pre-recorded music during your ceremony
  • Hour-long wedding cocktail reception, including premium drinks and appetizers, at a resort location of your choice
  • Lantern-decorated head table
  • White linen table settings with china, crystal, and silverware settings
  • Two-tiered white wedding cake with real floral accents
  • Honeymoon dinner for the newlyweds at a Sandals specialty restaurant.
Sandals Negril Wedding

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: one of the coolest travel incentives we’re heard of is the Sandals Test Drive package. You get up to three nights to “test-drive” your Sandals wedding and honeymoon together at super-special rates!

Sandals Negril for Your Wedding and Honeymoon

When you’re picturing that beach wedding in paradise… your dreams can be realized at Sandals Negril!

As with all Sandals Resorts, Negril specializes in beachfront weddings, and another venue possibility is an Oceanfront Gazebo with a beautiful domed glass roof framing Seven Mile Beach.

Check out Wedding Venues and scroll down to Destination Venues by Resort. You can select Sandals Negril for a slideshow of beautiful venue possibilities.

Exploring Sandals Negril

For such an intimate resort, Sandals Negril offers a wealth of luxury-included amenities on a white-sand slice of Seven Mile Beach. 

Let’s take you on a tour! Here’s what to know:

  • Getting to the resort
  • Choice of luxury accommodations
  • How much does it cost?
  • What’s Included at Sandals Negril (food, beverages, amenities, activities, nightlife)
  • What’s Not Included?

You might have additional questions about the resort (like we did!). So we’ve compiled Resort FAQs for Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa.

SANDALS Negril: All-Inclusive Resort on Seven Mile Beach

Closer to the water’s edge than anywhere else in Negril, life can truly be what you imagine in the relaxed chic, and free-spirited Sandals Negril. 

Getting to Sandals Negril

Sandals Resorts offers a handy travel checklist for every resort, and we got a lot of helpful info from the Sandals Negril checklist

Once you arrive at Montego Bay (Sangster International) Airport, you’ll be immediately directed to the Sandals desk outside Customs and Immigration. 

Airport transfers are always included for all Sandals guests on an air-conditioned bus (perfect for your destination wedding group). Transportation takes about an hour and 15 minutes from the airport to the resort.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Island Routes offers add-on transfers between the airport and Sandals Negril. You are transported in a private BMW with snacks, beverages, and Wi-Fi included. So start your wedding adventure as soon as you land in Jamaica!

Luxury Accommodations for Wedding Couples at Sandals Negril

This Sandals blog names Sandals Negril among the top five most affordable Sandals resorts.

Sandals Resorts redefined what an “all-inclusive” destination means, and Sandals also pioneered the Love Nest suites—the most romantic and private accommodations for two people in love!

Luxury Accommodations at Sandals Negril

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Negril is a fun beach town and a perfect destination for your wedding and honeymoon. Because it’s such a popular place, we recommend a Love Nest or Butler suite for the romantic seclusion you deserve!

There are 16 types of rooms and suites available at Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa. Click on this rooms & suites tab for an excellent overview of accommodations at Sandals Negril by month and year.

Pricing is per person/per night (PP / PN), and make sure to click on the dropdown menu for any room specials on your selected dates.

One-Bedroom Millionaire Honeymoon Suites

Extravagant but still affordable for honeymooners, these ground-floor Love Nest Butler Suites are found in the Plantation Suite Building at Sandals Negril. 

When the beach gets busy, escape to your private patio within a lush, walled garden. There’s a private plunge pool with a decorative miniature waterfall and an outdoor shower for the two of you.

Your bedroom features a four-post mahogany king-size bed with a flat-screen TV, and your ensuite bathroom contains a whirlpool tub and walk-in shower.

The private retreat feeling continues throughout the expansive living room with another flat-screen TV and a fully stocked bar. Your Love Nest suite also includes 24-hour room service.

One-Bedroom Suites in Crystal Lagoon Beachfront Village

The crystal lagoon pool at Sandals Negril offers Seven Mile Beach and the Caribbean Sea as a stunning backdrop, and a Crystal Lagoon Suite offers direct access to the pool, just a short stroll away from the ocean.

One-Bedroom Suites in Crystal Lagoon Beachfront Village

Your lavish suite includes a four-post mahogany king-sized bed, ivory tile floors, and a flat-screen TV in the bedroom and living room. Your in-suite bar is stocked with premium beverages, and you can relax in plush his and hers robes while your 24-hour room service is delivered on request.

Caribbean Beachfront Village Suites

There are several categories of rooms and suites in the Caribbean Beachfront Village at Sandals Negril, so you can choose an accommodation to suit your budget.

Caribbean Beachfront Village Suites

Every honeymoon room or suite at Sandals Negril is unforgettable!

For the ultimate in wedding and honeymoon accommodations, Sandals Negril offers a two-story Love Nest Butler Suite in the Caribbean Beachfront Village—the floating staircase is incredible.

The first floor of your suite is elegantly furnished with a stocked wet bar and smart TV. On the second floor, marble tiled floor leads to your sumptuous king-sized bed and a bathroom with a separate tub and rain shower.

Your private outdoor space is also maximized in a two-story Love Nest Suite.

Caribbean Beachfront Village Tube

24-hour butler service is included, and you can dine together on your patio enclosed within lush gardens or soak in a Tranquility Tub for two on your coral-stone floor balcony.

Club Level Rooms in Caribbean Beachfront Village

Your destination wedding and honeymoon budget go even further with a Club Sandals room at Sandals Negril!

Club Level Rooms in Caribbean Beachfront Village

The Club Sandals Lounge is accessible to Club Level guests in Caribbean Beachfront Village. There’s a friendly concierge to assist you with reservations and requests between 8 am to 10 pm, as well as mouthwatering treats in the lounge and fresh, famous Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.

Your Club Level room is spacious and contemporary, with a coral-stone floor patio and dining area and a soaking tub for two.

These luxury rooms feature a freestanding marble tub and rain shower in bathrooms with mosaic tiles.

Room service is available to you from 7 am to 10 pm daily in Club Level rooms, and you’ll be mesmerized by the sound of ocean waves crashing against the shore as you enjoy a nightcap together.

Caribbean Premium and Deluxe Rooms in Paradise Beachfront Village

Sandals Negril offers premium and deluxe rooms for wedding couples and destination wedding guests. You get 5-star luxury at the most affordable cost!

All premium and deluxe rooms in Paradise Village feature a patio or balcony for outdoor enjoyment. Your bar is replenished daily and includes juices, soda, water, Robert Mondavi wines, and local beers.

You’ll love the king-size, four-post mahogany bed and the rain shower bathroom with a vanity and backlit mirror. 

Sandals Negril Price Review

Sandals Resorts offers an online booking engine with the best prices guaranteed.

Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Click on Sandals® Negril to search for accommodations for a specific date or flexible dates.
  2. An example is a week-long stay (7 nights) during the shoulder season of late November through January. 
  3. Once you select your dates and receive a room price, you can add roundtrip flights to your booking. Sandals guarantees no booking fees, the best and most up-to-date flights, and 24-hour assistance.
  4. Please note a departure tax is payable by all tourists leaving Jamaica.

We checked out accommodation prices for the types of rooms and suites we described above.

Accommodation prices vary during the year. Try to book for the high season at least a year in advance.

Price Range for Accommodations at Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa

One-Bedroom Millionaire Honeymoon Suites

The all-inclusive room package starts from $684 per person per night

One-Bedroom Suites in Crystal Lagoon Beachfront Village

All-inclusive room package starts from $487 per person per night

Millionaire Honeymoon Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite

All-inclusive room package starts from $423 per person per night

Caribbean Beachfront Club Level Suites

All-inclusive room package starts from $406 per person per night 

Caribbean Premium Rooms in Paradise Beachfront Village

All-inclusive room package starts from $288 per person per night

Caribbean Deluxe Rooms in Paradise Beachfront Village

All-inclusive room package starts from $281 per person per night

What’s Included at Sandals Negril

Don’t forget What is Included in your 5-star Luxury Included Sandals accommodation.

Sandals Negril is small and intimate. But with seven restaurants available, you will not go hungry here!

Barefoot by the Sea (outdoor beach dining)

Sandals Negril Barefoot by the Sea
  • As the name says, you can dine in bare feet here! (breakfast and dinner daily, reservations required)

Beach Bistro (outdoor dining)

Sandals Negril Beach Bistro
  • This seaside grill offers lunch and late-night snacks. 

Bella Napoli Pizzeria

  • An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria open daily from 11 am to 5:30 pm with a Jamaican twist. Enjoy jerk chicken, seafood toppings, or a dessert pizza with bananas and dark chocolate! 

Cucina Romana (outdoor dining)

  • Italian dinners à la carte nightly between 5:30 to 9 pm (reservations, please).

Kimonos: (air-conditioned indoor dining)

  • Japanese dining open from 5 to 8:30 pm nightly (reservations, please).

Sundowner (air-conditioned indoor or outdoor dining)

  • Jamaican à la carte lunch and dinners (dinner reservations, please).

The Bayside (indoor and outdoor dining)

Sandals Negril The Bayside
  • French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and à la carte dinner.

Sandals Negril Bars and Nightlife

You can grab a cocktail between 10 am and 2 am at Sandals Negril. Here are your choices and hours of operation:

  • Beach Bar and Swim-Up Pool Bar open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Piano and Sports Bar open from 10 am to 11 pm
  • Kimonos Bar open nightly from 6 to 10 pm
  • Main Resort Bar is open daily from 12:30 pm to 2 am.
Sandals Negril Piano Beach Bar

Sandals Negril offers nightly-themed entertainment with a difference. Your Entertainment Team provides live performances, Floatopia pool parties, a Broadway revue, beach parties with live flame throwers, reggae music, and party time with a DJ. 

On Saturday nights, you must experience Love Hop—dress in all-white attire for the silent headphone party!

Sandals Negril Fitness Center, Landsports and Watersports

Sandals Negril scuba diving

You’ll enjoy Luxury Included amenities at Sandals Negril, including waterskiing, snorkeling, basketball, beach volleyball, day and night tennis, and scuba diving for certified divers. 

Click Sandals Negril Amenities for a specific list of all activities included at the resort!

What’s Not Included 

The link for Sandals Negril Amenities also describes optional amenities and add-on experiences at Sandals Negril.

Here’s a quick list to give you an idea. Click on the links for more information!

Sandals Resorts operates a strict “no tipping” policy. But guests are free to give their butler or spa therapist a reasonable tip for excellent service.

SANDALS Negril: All-Inclusive Resort on Seven Mile Beach

Closer to the water’s edge than anywhere else in Negril, life can truly be what you imagine in the relaxed chic, and free-spirited Sandals Negril. 

Resort FAQs Sandals Negril

Have another question about Sandals Negril? We’ve got your answers!

Do You Need a Passport To Go to Sandals Negril?

A valid passport is required for entry into Jamaica. This Sandals Negril checklist comes in handy for planning!

How Much Does it Cost to Get Married at Sandals Negril?

What’s not to love about your Free Tropical Wedding at Sandals! Click on the link to learn everything, and if you’re looking to customize your wedding, browse Sandals Wedding Themes Gallery.

Is Sandals Negril Adults Only?

All 5-star luxury included Sandals Resorts are adults-only (aged 18+). The intimate, couples-only atmosphere of Sandals Negril is ideal for weddings and honeymoons.

Does Sandals Negril Have Overwater Bungalows?

Spectacular, over-the-water bungalows are exclusive to selected Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean.

These groundbreaking accommodations will make you feel like you’re honeymooning in the secluded South Pacific, with an over-the-water hammock, a suspended patio, and a swim-up platform.

Your private bungalow has a see-through glass floor inside, and you’ll be amazed by a view of the turquoise waters beneath you!

Sandals Over-the-Water Bungalows are available at:

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