Jamaica

Sandy Haven Resort


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Located in the heart of Negril's Hipstrip directly on a fine white-sand beach, Sandy Haven Resort is the Diva of Negril's Luxury Boutique Hotels.

Ideally located, guests can take advantage of the wealth of activities on famous Seven Mile Beach, or relax in a peaceful, completely self contained haven painted with a unique blend of luxury and rustic elegance. Sandy Haven Resort offers a seamless flow between a series of outdoor and indoor environments, and the romantic rooms exude a relaxed yet polished tropical sensibility of sophistication.

Sensory details, imaginative amenities, and a dedicated, attentive staff culminate to an unparalleled vacation experience.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located in the heart of Negril's famous Hipstrip and directly on a fine, white-sand beach, Sandy Haven Resort is the "Diva" of Negril's luxury boutique hotels.
Address:
Negril


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HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Completely self-contained with a unique blend of luxury and elegant rustic, Sandy Haven Resort offers a seamless flow between a series of outdoor and indoor environments. This boutique hotel offers 35 intimate rooms and suites, some of which located oceanfront. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with contemporary furnishings, and provide a comfortable atmosphere for all guests. Room amenities above the standard include so Beach: Located on world-famous Seven-Mile Beach.
Total Rooms: 35
Year Opened: 2012 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Minimum age is 12 years old.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE OCEAN FRONT
Full ocean-views await guests of these suites, located on the the first through third floors.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN
Garden-views await guests of these junior suites, located on the first through third floors.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE PARTIAL OCEAN
Located on the first through third floors, guests will enjoy partial ocean views.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUPERIOR GARDEN
Located on the first through the third floors, featuring views of the gardens.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUPERIOR PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
Featuring partial ocean-views on the first through the third floors.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe

OTHER INFO
iPod docking station, a laptop-sized in-room safe, sound-proof sliding glass doors and rain showers.
DINING
Sandy Haven Resort features 1 meal plan options:
No Meals
There are 2 Restaurants at Sandy Haven Resort:
Beach Grill -
Bongos -
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Recapture a sense of play in the brilliant azure water and crystal white sands of world-famous Seven-Mile Beach, or plunge into the pristine swimming pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
On-site casual and fine dining restaurants provide a relaxed setting for friends and new acquaintances by the beach, or an elegant dinner at Bongos Restaurant and Dining Terrace. Sandy Haven also hosts a weekly cocktail party.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great location, some exceptional staff and comfortable rooms
JinBee, Netherlands
Mon Jan 15 07:04:02 EST 2018
My husband and I and our (adult) daughter stayed for 7 nights and opted for 2 Garden view rooms. We arrived near midnight, and were quickly and efficiently handed our keys and taken to the rooms and asked to come back in the morning for the full registration - much appreciated after an 18 hour journey. We would like in particular to mention Ralph, a trainee at reception, who was exceptional in his communicative skills and helpfulness. He seemed to have an almost non-stop shift over the Christmas period, yet remained cheerful and alert. The rooms were both large and comfortable. Garden view rooms are in the second building away from the beach and have the advantage of less noise, though most of the music that we did hear appeared to come from the hotel next door rather than Sandy Haven. The room on the ground floor had some mosquitoes, but was a bit larger with a kingsize bed. The room on the 3rd floor (no lift) however was quieter. We were delighted by the great service from the breakfast team, especially given some of the reviews we’d read here. We would like to mention in particular Melissa who already after 2 mornings knew our preferences exactly, and when our daughter joined us later one morning, ordered her breakfast just as soon as she appeared without our having to say anything. Kedeen also noticed our fruit preference and treated us to a plate of our favourite fruit on our last morning. The security personnel keep a tight watch on the stream of vendors, and if, as we did, you sit at the back where the trees give shade, then you are not bothered at all by them, rather you are entertained. Watch out for Norman the Patty man (with his bicycle) if you like the local patties. (You can also buy them just across the road from the hotel, as Norman had often sold out of the vegetarian ones by the time we saw him). Our very favourite place to eat (a vegan) dinner was Rasta ade, a 10 minute walk west along the beach, open until 8pm. Delicious, plentiful and inexpensive. We didn’t regret our choice of this hotel for one minute!

Can’t recommended
chinsb,
Sat Jan 13 20:21:57 EST 2018
We were delayed by 1 day due to passport issues, and apprised the hotel. Since we missed a day we paid for, I’d requested an upgrade. Manager said she responded but I never received, and no upgrade was provided throughout our stay. While the room was spacious and clean, facility was never quite right. We paid for 3 occupants, but only 2 keys were provided. Had to request washcloths and water glasses everyday, and the nightstand was old and difficult to open. The jacuzzi heater never worked the whole week, and beach towels usually ran out. We had the worst bar food ever: mystery meat masquerading as burgers, rubbery calamari tasted like old freezer burn. Terrible continental breakfast (complimentary) consisted of the exact same limited items every single morning: unripe tasteless melon, cloyingly sweet dense chocolate muffin, and toast (the only edible thing). Coffee was good, but a glass of milk was $3. Some staff were friendly, some not. Def not a “luxury” boutique hotel.

Great Stay at Sandy Haven!!
Sockster, New York City, New York
Mon Jan 08 13:33:31 EST 2018
First of all, the initial communication with the hotel was incredible! Tamar, (who seemed to be all over the hotel when we finally got there) was wonderful!! We loved our room and it's great third floor location!. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The bed was excellent. Personally we like soft pillows and the pillows at Sandy Haven are pretty hard, even though we requested soft pillows. Room had a small refrigerator which was perfect to hold our water bottles. Wifi was excellent in both the room and throughout the hotel. The room had a safe, (which really isn't mentioned anywhere but important nonetheless).The room also has a modern clock radio which not only charged our phones, but played our music- excellent touch. Bathroom was modern and well equipped. The only small issue that was fixed was a lack of very hot water in the shower. We had very warm water after it was fixed, but truly never had a "hot" shower. The location of the hotel to us is the best on Seven Mile Beach. In the center of everything...so we loved this and walked almost everywhere. The rooms come with continental breakfast which consist of a fruit plate, a pot of coffee, juice, a mimosa, and a bread basket. To us, the fruit on the fruit plate were lacking in flavor almost every day, and the bread basket always had lukewarm to cool toasted bread and muffins. This said, the ala carte food offered, from omelettes to pancakes to a true Jamaican breakfast were excellent quality and delicious. Contrary to other reviews here on TA, we thought the servers were wonderful and totally into what they were doing. A shout out to Melissa who's big smile greeted us almost every morning. At the beach, towels were plentiful- sometimes they ran out and you had to wait a bit for a refill, but they never ran out of towels. Our other shout out would be to the guards at the front gate. We left the hotel every day to venture out and they made sure we knew they knew where we were going and were ok. A big thank you to the management of Sandy Haven who, on my wife's birthday did something extremely special for her, (don't want to give it away to others in case you're celebrating there too). It was beyond the call and was the perfect way to end the day. THANK YOU THANK YOU for that. All in all we had a wonderful time and although we were sad to leave, we know we'll be back- and soon!!

Wish I never left!
Danielle M,
Thu Jan 04 15:45:15 EST 2018
Sandy Haven was the perfect place to start my birthday trip to Jamaica! The hotel was more up to date than other hotels in the area, the water temperature could use some help but we were okay with it. We stayed 3 nights here, 2 nights in Montego Bay and 3 nights in Ocho Rios and this was by far the best service that we received, I wish we never left! The front office staff was always so helpful! The two people who stood out the most were Pops & Duvane. Pops can help with any requests you have, he has all the connections and definitely makes sure you're safe! Definitely felt like he cared about us and wanted to make sure we were taken care of! Duvane saw my friend getting hustled by some kids on the beach and he came over and make sure we were okay and give us some advice about the peddlers on the beach. Being that we are two girls in our 20's Pops and Duvane made us feel safe and cared for they definitely went above and beyond!

So sad to leave Sandy Haven
Karen F, Toronto, Canada
Tue Jan 02 10:38:31 EST 2018
We stayed at Sandy Haven over Christmas with our two teens, and it was one of the most enjoyable beach holiday that we have ever had. Our previous family beach holidays had typically been at all inclusive resorts, including Beaches Negril (a short walk away). When we booked our stay at Sandy Haven, we wanted something different - boutique hotel accommodation with the flexibility to try different restaurants in the area and enjoy the local culture. Sandy Haven proved to be a perfect fit. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and escorted to our rooms by Pops (who is something of a Sandy Haven icon). Our rooms, 123 and 124, were beautiful - spacious, with a lovely view of beach and sea. While others have mentioned noise issues with these rooms, we had no such problem, and I am a very light sleeper (I always travel with ear plugs, but did not have to use them at Sandy Haven). We enjoyed continental breakfasts on the deck overlooking the beach. As others have mentioned, the melon in the fruit plate was tasteless, but that was easily remedied...we just ordered our fruit plates with pineapple, banana, and orange (and papaya when available). Note to Sandy Haven: scrap the melon! The hotel is located on Seven Mile Beach, which was a pleasure to walk. There were plenty of vendors (as others have mentioned), but on Sandy Haven's beach oasis, the security guard kept the vendors at bay. We also have to give a shout out to Romeo, the mainstay bartender at the beach bar, who we'd also occasionally consult for directions and advice about food choices. Our only disappointment at the hotel was the gym. My husband and I like to stay fit, and enjoy regular workouts during our holidays. The gym at Sandy Haven was small, but spotlessly clean and nicely climate controlled. Unfortunately, both the bike and the elliptical climber were out of order for our entire stay. There were two working treadmills and a decent selection of weights, as well as lovely, fruit-infused water and plenty of towels. Nevertheless, it would have been nice to have access to all of the equipment while we were there. Aside from that slight imperfection, we loved the hotel - the fabulous location, beautiful rooms and friendly staff, and look forward to our next visit.



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