The first impression of Sandals Negril was the cool, comfortable lobby. The lobby? Seriously, it was great with comfy furniture, cool lighting and the prospect of a great stay right in front of you! Straight through, I could see it– a slice of Seven Mile Beach in Negril! People were power lounging, bobbing in the ocean, and strolling, strolling, strolling. That’s the name of the game on Seven Mile – lots to see, lots of people to see! Blue water, sun and sand – the goal of The Beach People’s Trip!
The superstar of this property was definitely the Millionaire Honeymoon One Bedroom Suite with Whirlpool and Private Plunge Pool (I have no influence on the way Sandals names their rooms!) They have private gardens as well, with a waterfall and outdoor shower. The only thing they don’t have is a view of the beach, but why would you want one? The peace and intimacy of this suite would be spoiled – this is a haven for two! Or three if you count the Butler – a necessity for your solitude! He’ll bring the world to you, no need to leave.
When you decide to come up for air, the rest of the resort is lovely, in the tradition of Sandals properties. You’ll want to work with a travel agent here (of course!) to help you get the room that suits you best, especially if the view is important to you, or if you’d like to get that extra service from a butler or concierge. It has the variety of restaurants and bars you’d expect from Sandals, and room service in the Butler and Concierge categories.
Sandals calls this property “chic”, and it has that personality. It’s fun but not rowdy, barefoot-casual but not sloppy, laid back but not comatose! It’s a smaller property with only 222 rooms/suites, and feels more intimate. There’s action at the swim up bar, but no one was standing on it! For the “nightlife people”, you’ll probably want to taxi into town, and party at Margaritaville – the bar closes here at 11 pm.
We were still working out the kinks with my photographer at this property, so I don’t have as many photos as I’d like. They’re available on my Flicker page and in Facebook, though. Not to worry, we got better as the trip went on!