What do you wish for the most when you dream about a tropical wedding and honeymoon?
We’ve partnered with Sandals Resorts, and we’d love to make it easier for you to answer that question with our Sandals Negril vs. Sandals Whitehouse review.
All Sandals Resorts offer similar luxuries, and here’s why that’s important to wedding couples and honeymooners:
- Sandals Resorts proudly offer a free tropical wedding at the Sandals destination of your choice with a three-night booking or more (click on the links to see what your Sandals wedding looks like).
- Perks for your destination wedding guests—check out the “bells and whistles.”
- Love Nest accommodations are specifically designed for honeymooners.
- 5-Star Luxury Included amenities for everyone.
Note: Sandals Whitehouse and Sandals South Coast are the same resort.
Our Sandals Negril vs. Sandals Whitehouse review should point you toward the best location for your destination wedding or Caribbean elopement!
Sandals Negril vs Sandals Whitehouse—Which Is Right for You?
We love this Sandals booking tool that helps you select the right resort for your wedding or honeymoon.
You can select your resort by features, and we checkmarked “quiet and restful” and “long stretch of beach” as examples.
Of the 17 Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean, the booking tool suggested that Sandals Negril and Sandals South Coast are both excellent choices.
So we took a deeper dive into what our wedding couples and honeymooners are really looking for in a tropical destination:
- Location of the Sandals resort
- Sandals Negril vs. White House Accommodation Review
- Sandals with the best food
- Sandals with the best pool
- Best amenities at Sandals (included and add-on tours)
- Wedding venues at Sandals Resorts
We’ll give you our verdict on which resort wins in these important categories!
Keep this article handy because we’ve got tips under each section for making your Sandals wedding and honeymoon the best it can be… and check out this excellent link for planning your wedding at Sandals.
Location of Sandals Negril vs Sandals Whitehouse
Guests of Sandals Negril and Sandals South Coast (Whitehouse) fly into Sangster International Airport, the closest airport to Negril and Whitehouse, Jamaica.
It’s approximately 75 to 90 minutes from the airport to either Negril or Whitehouse, and roundtrip transfers are included in an air-conditioned bus.
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.
Seven Mile Beach is the most famous in Jamacia, and Sandals Negril occupies a lovely stretch of sand here. Negril is on the North West Coast of the island.
Set along a 2-mile stretch of the pristine south coast of Jamaica, this entire all-inclusive resort has been designed to embrace the coastline.
White House is on Jamaica’s South Coast. This area has retained much of its unspoiled natural beauty, and the quiet area around Sandals South Coast is home to old-world charm and small towns with a thriving fishing industry.
However, the road system to White House is currently not in the best shape, and travelers with sensitive stomachs may feel car-sick during the bus transport to Sandals South Coast.
OUR VERDICT: Sandals Negril for the win in location!
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals South Coast wins in another important category on our list. If you’re getting married there, we recommend a far superior BMW luxury airport transfer for the romantic, chauffeured ride of your life!
Sandals Negril vs Sandals Whitehouse Review of Accommodations
Sandals Negril opened in 1988, and the resort currently has 226 Rooms and Suites in various categories to suit any couple’s budget. Click on the link for detailed room descriptions and the best price guaranteed!
Sandals Whitehouse has 392 rooms and suites on a two-mile stretch of secluded beach. In addition, the resort now features Over-the-Water bungalows and exclusive South Seas-inspired Rondoval suites. Click on the link for detailed descriptions and your best prices!
Best Accommodations at Sandals Negril
For your honeymoon, Sandals Negril really shines with its Love Nest Butler Suites.
Highlights of Love Nest Suites in the Plantation Building:
- four-post mahogany king-size bed
- ensuite bathroom with double vanities
- walk-in shower and whirlpool tub
- your secluded patio with a plunge pool and miniature waterfall.
These private plunge pool suites are among the most secluded in the Caribbean. Your destination wedding and honeymoon will be complete with a fully stocked bar and 24-hour room service.
Best Accommodations at Sandals South Coast
Sandals South Coast offers the height of honeymoon luxury with two categories of suites designed for lovers.
First, Over-the-Water bungalows grouped to form that signature Sandals heart shape over the Caribbean Sea.
Highlights of Over-the-Water Bungalows at Sandals South Coast:
- hardwood and glass panel flooring, vaulted ceilings, and a custom-crafted king-sized bed
- private, 360-degree views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea
- spa bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in rain shower
- private patio, extended sun deck, loungers, and an outdoor shower
- Tranquility soaking tub for two and over-the-water hammock.
Your skilled butler makes the experience super-special, and you’ll receive private airport transfers in a chauffeured BMW.
Now let’s peek at the Sandals-exclusive South Seas Rondoval Village suites.
Highlights of South Seas Swim-Up Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary:
- exotic hideaway suite with swim-up from expansive river pool
- a private pool with direct access from your lavish king-sized bedroom
- chaise loungers on your private deck
- solid stone soaking tub and a walk-in shower
- sprawling living area with a premium bar.
Your Rondoval suite includes 24-hour room service and VIP check-in. Click here to discover what makes Sandals Love Nest suites so extraordinary at any Sandals resort!
Sandals Negril vs Sandals Whitehouse Restaurant Review
The biggest thing in common between Sandals Negril and Sandals Whitehouse is their relative seclusion from other Sandals resorts in Jamaica.
So what’s the big deal about that?
Well, another cool feature of a Sandals resort in Jamaica is the unique ability to “Stay at One” resort and enjoy dining and drink privileges at other Sandals in Jamaica.
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: while you can enjoy the “Stay at One” program as a guest of Sandals Negril or Whitehouse, roundtrip transfers are not included. We recommend Sandals Royal Plantation for the “Stay at One” program, with full exchange privileges and roundtrip transfers to Sandals Ochi.
Restaurants at Sandals Negril
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Traveler favorites at Sandals Negril include the delicious and entertaining Kimonos Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant and Barefoot by the Sea—where you can dine without shoes and your toes in the sand. Click on both links to preview a dinner menu!
Restaurants at Sandals Whitehouse
Sandals South Coast offers fresh ingredients and global cuisine in their gourmet restaurants. Eleanor’s offers a la carte breakfast (reservations required for breakfast and dinner), and Schooner’s offers delicious local seafood specialties (dinner reservations required).
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Travelers rave about Sushi on the Sand. For more traditional Italian eats, Giuseppe’s wins hands-down, and definitely show up hungry for all things delicious at Cafe De Paris!
OUR VERDICT: both resorts have delicious dining, so we’ll call it a draw. If you’re looking for exceptional Jamaican food and dine-around privileges at a Sandals resort in Jamaica, check out our Sandals Negril vs Montego Bay Review to see what Montego Bay offers you!
Sandals Negril vs Sandals South Coast Review of Pools
Sandals South Coast currently has the longest swim-up pool in the Western Hemisphere. But that’s set to change when Sandals Dunn’s River opens in May 2023.
In total, there are three (3) freshwater pools, four (4) whirlpools, and one (1) scuba dive pool at Sandals South Coast. The French pool is the party place during the day!
Sandals Negril offers three (3) freshwater pools and three (3) whirlpools. Sandals Negril isn’t known for its gigantic swimming pools, although the pools stay open later and offer a lively atmosphere at night.
OUR VERDICT: this Sandals Negril beachfront video shows you how close you are to that gorgeous beach, and while both resorts offer a beautiful stretch of sand, South Coast has the most impressive pools.
Sandals Negril vs Sandals South Coast Review of Amenities
We recommend the Neroli Jasmine Candle Massage as a honeymoon “vacation extra” available to book at both resorts!
You can also check out the add-on tours available at both resorts. You won’t run out of fun things to do together in Jamaica, whether you stay close to the resort or venture out a bit!
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: this Sandals blog is a must-read of “tips and tricks” to maximize your Sandals experience. Keep it handy for future reference!
OUR VERDICT: both resorts offer premium amenities as part of your 5-star wedding and honeymoon trip!
Sandals Negril vs Sandals South Coast Review of Wedding Venues
Click on Sandals wedding venues for a beautiful and in-depth review of your choices at both Sandals Negril and Sandals South Coast (Whitehouse). It will make your daydream all the more real!
OUR VERDICT: Sandals South Coast (Whitehouse) takes it for wedding venues!
Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals wedding promotions offers fantastic savings on your destination wedding and honeymoon. Do you want to “honeymoon hop” across Caribbean islands, enjoy a magical twilight wedding ceremony, or test-drive your destination wedding at super-affordable rates? Check it out!