Sandals Negril Jamaica | Scuba Travel

Sandals Negril Jamaica - Caribbean

  • On the longest stretch of Negril's Seven-Mile Beach
  • Every room just steps from the beach
  • Unlimited fine dining at 7 restaurants
  • PADI Certified Scuba Diving - 2 dives a day included
  • 5 full-service bars including a swim-up pool bar
  • 4 pools and 3 whirpools
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • Free WiFi in all rooms and public areas

About Sandals Negril

Located on Jamaica's famous Seven Mile Beach, this ultimate Beach Resort and Spa is serene and secluded. Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is set amongst lush palm groves, powdery white sand beach and the calm aquamarine Caribbean Sea, a must for Scuba and Snorkel enthusiasts. Negril offers some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean, as well as a myriad of watersports to choose from. A love for Mother Nature ensures that Jamaica's hippest resort is also its most green - awarded an EarthCheck Double Platinum Certification for an unwavering commitment to environmental excellence for over a decade. Come fall in love with diving in Jamaica, amid the barefoot elegance and chilled-out vibe that is uniquely Sandals Negril.

Sandals Negril offers 226 rooms and suites across 16 distinct room categories. Plan to spend time enjoying the outdoors and the resort? Why not opt for the Caribbean deluxe and recently renovated luxury rooms, with their fresh airy decor and King size four poster beds. Upgrade to a club room grade to enjoy the Club Sandals room perks, including concierge services, access to the Club Sandals Lounge and exclusive hosted activities. For the ultimate experience, we love the butler elite rooms and the lovenest rooms and suites are ideal if you are celebrating a special occasion. Escape form it all in your sumptuously appointed suite, with the attention of a personal butler.

Alll rooms include air conditioning, king size beds, amenity kit, hair dryer, telephone, fan, private bath and shower, marble bathroom, cable TV, coffee & tea maker, safe deposit box, iron and iron board. All rooms contain elegant furnishing, tiled floors and in-room refrigerators.

Sandals Negril prides itself on the dining experience in resort. There are 7 restaurants on site, each specialising in sumptuous regional dishes, with each one delivering a new cultural flavour. With their famed luxury included package, premium drinks and all your meals are included. There are 5 bars and the team arranges weekly events and entertainment. Hang out at one of the 3 pools or 3 whirlpools. Certified scuba divers can enjoy 2 dives a day, and anyone learning to dive (local charges apply for all courses) will have use of the dedicated dive pool. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre or head to the Red Lane Spa for a steam room and treatment (local charge). From the sands to the courts, Sandals includes unlimited land and water sports. Try your hand at croquet, pool, shuffleboard, table tennis, volleyball, or grab an aquatrike, hobby cat, kayak, water skiing, paddle boards or wind surfing

Caribbean Deluxe

These cozy rooms are located in the Paradise building. Featuring rich decor, each room boasts a four-poster, king-size bed, mahogany furnishings, and a marble-appointed bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower, and a large, flat screen TV. For your refreshment, your room includes Robert Mondavi varietal wines and a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice, soda and local beer.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Walkout Room

These newly renovated walkout ocean view rooms are conveniently located on the ground floor of the Caribbean Beachfront Village, just a few short steps off of Negril's famous 7-mile beach. Luxurious furnishings define the room, featuring a custom crafted king-size bed with oversized headboard, and smart TV. Outside, a private furnished patio invites you to enjoy ocean views just outside your bedroom.

Caribbean Beachfront Walkout Grande Luxe Club Level Room

Nestled a few steps from the ocean in the Coconut Cove & Bamboo Grove blocks, these spacious suites offer beach lovers the best of the Caribbean. The contemporary-styled bedroom open to a large patio featuring coral stone floors, a dining area, and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. At night, listen to the ocean against the shore, and enjoy a nightcap in the comfort of your romantic suite complete with a luxurious bathroom featuring a freestanding marble bathtub.

Honeymoon Beachfront Two Story One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite w/Tranquility Soaking Tub

Honeymoon Beachfront Two Story One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite w/Tranquility Soaking Tub. These newly renovated and stunning two-story Love Nest Butler Suites offer an ideal island lovers' retreat. The first floor features a spacious living area with elegant furnishings, a fully stocked wet bar and smart TV with Bluetooth surround sound bar. A floating staircase leads to the second floor where a sumptuously-appointed bedroom features a king-size bed, elegant furnishings and a lavish bathroom.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below with your ideal dates and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Your Holiday


Sandals new Platinum Protocol of Cleanliness encompasses added health and wellbeing requirements across all points of contact at every resort, including common areas, all restaurants and kitchens, bars, guest rooms, activities, fitness centers, spas, and includes all behind-the-scenes operations. They are leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to welcome guests back to the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean in a friendly, clean and, most importantly, safe environment.

Prevention is the key to safeguarding the health of Sandals employees and our guests. They long ago developed a sophisticated approach to preventing the spread of illnesses at Sandals resorts under the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the local Ministries of Health in each country sandals resorts are located. Sandals have dedicated Quality Inspection Teams and environmental health and safety managers at all of their resorts to make sure every procedure is in place to protect every guest and team member. Sandals resorts have always been equipped with full-service medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel, but they have now upgraded these facilities to include the appropriate equipment and supplies needed to address new protocols.

Dive Centre Protocol's

Countertops, pens, clipboards, picnic benches to be sanitized after each use
All masks to be placed in sanitization solution and liquid detergent and visible to guest
All Team Members will wear masks/face shields and sanitize hands while interacting with each guest
Dive pool deck will be sanitized daily
Doors will remain open for airflow
Weight belts, regulators and dive masks to be left in sanitization bucket onboard after use
All tanks, seats and vessel bathrooms will be sanitized before and between trips
Wetsuits, fins and jackets will be taken back to the dive shop by guests and placed in sanitization solution
Tanks will be set up 6 feet apart on dive boats
Boat manifest to be adjusted to limit occupants and accommodate the six ft. rule in accordance with social distancing guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Jamaica is around 9hrs hours direct flying time from London.

Covid Travel Information

Jamaica is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website.

All travellers arriving in Jamaica will be tested for Covid-19 and screened for symptoms at the airport.

British tourists can expect to be tested for COVID19 upon arrival and spend their time in Jamaica only within the COVID Resilient Zone along the northern coastline resort areas.

The Resilient Corridor is a special zone in which tourism service delivery operators have been trained and certified for adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Visitors are required to stay within the Resilient Corridor.

It is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of six feet

More information can be found on the Visit Jamaica website.

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Croatia.

Last Updated: 17JUL2020

Weather and Climate

Jamaica has a tropical climate with temps between 22C and 31C across the year. The UK winter months December to February are the dry season, with cool nights and sunshine filled days. The wettest months are May, June, October and November, when you have higher chances of rain. The water is cooler around 25-26 over the winter months, warming up to around 30 over the summer months,

Travel

Flight options

There are direct flights from London to Jamaica with BA and Virgin, typically 2 or 3 times a week (depending on season). We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Jamaica, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us

Stopovers

Flights are direct to Jamaica, but from here you can fly to several other Beaches or Sandals resorts for a longer holiday. Talk to us about island hopping itineraries

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

British Passport holders do not need a visa to visit Jamaica. On entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay as a tourist only. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Jamaica, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met by a representative of Sandals or Beaches from your chosen resort. They will be clearly identifiable at the airport. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Beaches Negril is around 50miles from Monetgo Bay airport

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally.

Info

Tipping

All Sandals holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally

Currency

USD, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

Plugs are very similar to the electrical outlets found in the United States and Canada - 110V

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire is arranged in resort and is included in your package price

Extras

Entry level PADI courses are booked and paid for in resort

Souvenirs

Sandals resorts have a wide range of shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs

Nitrox/Gas

Limited - please ask at the time of booking if nitrox may be available

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a Sandals holiday is around £175 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

7 nights all inclusive in your chosen room grade - all inclusive with meals, drinks (inc selected premium liquors), in resort entertainment schedule and a wide range of selected and and water sports.
Sandals resorts include complimentary scuba diving for certified divers, with two 1-tank dives, or one 2-tank dive, every day of your stay (except arrival and departure days)
Use of the Red Lane Spas plunge pools, steam baths and saunas (all of which are free to use)
Your holiday includes flights to Montego Bay Jamaica from the UK - please ask for a competitive quote to upgrade your flight option from economy. Return airport transfers are included

Excluded

Spa services, candlelight dining and selected excursions/sports are booked and paid for in resort

Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

All Sandals holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally




At Sandals Resorts certified divers can dive every day at no extra change - twice a day with one tank or one two-tank dive, every day of your holiday. Anyone learning to dive (local charges apply for all courses) will have use of the dedicated dive pool

We love the diversity the diving in Jamaica has to offer! Some of the islands best dive sites are easily accessible from Sandals Negril and there is a fab variety of underwater environments to enjoy. Sites are typically quiet too, with few other divers. Make sure to jump in at the Arches and Caves, where rays and sharks hang out between the rock formations. Turtles frequent the reefs, and the marina parks around Negril protect the schooling fish Sponges, gorgonian and black coral adorn the reefs at all depths.

Top-of-the-line equipment hire included
State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats
Entry level PADI courses available - extra charges apply
Scuba reviews available - extra charges apply




If you've never dived before, the brief introductory PADI Resort Certification programme will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world that same day. Entry levels courses are available in resort. Talk to your experienced PADI instructor for more info, timings and costs.

Deep Plane

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 60ft

This is where our Divemasters love to hang. Small plane sunk to provide reef. Frequented by turtles, Barracuda, Spade Fish, and the territorial Ocean Trigger Fish. Drift along the outer edge before the Caribbean drops off to the deep.

SURPRISE REEF

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

There's a few caverns perfect for hiding of nurse sharks and turtles colourful sponges lots of black durgeon, French grunt Maroon spotted fish and schools of blue chromis, and that's what makes this reef so surprisingly cool.

THRONE ROOM

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 70ft

The entrance is a fairly wide but low cavern with a crack in the reef about 25 ft. long and 8 ft. wide. When using the entrance you need to be really careful not to damage the coral around the opening. The walls on the inside are covered with colorful sponges. The bottom is covered with fine sediments, which when disturbed will immediately reduce the visibility. Leaving the throne room, you swim through a large opening forming a window of sorts; coming into the deeper reef at 70 ft. This window provides great photo opportunities.

SANDS CLUB

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

The reef has a medium profile and is made up of individual coral heads, soft gorgonians, and purple sea fans. French Grunt, Goatfish and Squirrelfish gather at the base of barrel sponges and yellow and brown tube sponges. Black surgeon and yellow and brown chromis can be seen. Many more cluster of brown tube sponges grow on the wall, which is deeply undercut in many places. These overhang are overgrown with black coral , wire and whip coral and a multitude of sponges. You may discover a spotted drum, or a very shy queen angelfish against the wall. Fairy basslets hang upside down from the ceiling and the encrusting sponges add splashes of color.

GALLERY

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

Interesting overhangs and ledges. Coral reef with lots of places to explore. Large crabs, turtles, nurse sharks, sting rays, morays, black coral and the occasional Sea Horse are often seen here.

FISH POND

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 0ft | Max Depth: 70ft

This site is perfect for training. Majority of the reef is flat, and consist patches of sand and colorful sponges, corals, goatfish and snapper. At times the current is very strong.

Shallow Plane

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 60ft

Wreck dive of a Cessna 152 Airplane resting next to a beautifully overhanging reef. Look for Queen Angelfish, Spotted Drum Fish, and the occasional dolphin at this site. This dive is an extension of Arches reef dive.

ARCHES

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 33ft | Max Depth: 45ft

We often combine the shallow plane with this 33' dive. There are many overhangs and ledges. Nurse sharks and very large sting rays are common. Swim through the arches and notice the purple and yellow fairy bassets. They align themselves to the substratum and are upside down on the ceilings of the arches and caverns. Resort divers stay at the reef around 30ft. 45ft distance to sand bottom.

MIDDLE SHOAL REEF (BEGINNER)

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 60ft

One of the most frequently visited 30' dive sites. Used mainly for our PADI introductory (Resort) Scuba Course dive #1. Nice coral reef to 30' sand bed. Very large aggregation of French grunts at cleaning stations on coral heads. Squirrel fish aggregations at other cleaning sites. Turtles often seen on the edge of a sand bed. Many blue chromis, creole wrans, parrots, etc.

THRONE ROOM

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 70ft

The entrance is a fairly wide but low cavern with a crack in the reef about 25 ft. long and 8 ft. wide. When using the entrance you need to be really careful not to damage the coral around the opening. The walls on the inside are covered with colorful sponges. The bottom is covered with fine sediments, which when disturbed will immediately reduce the visibility. Leaving the throne room, you swim through a large opening forming a window of sorts; coming into the deeper reef at 70 ft. This window provides great photo opportunities.

FRENCHMAN HOLE

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 60ft | Max Depth: 70ft

A dive located directly offshore from Orange River - many ledges. A cave very similar to the Throne Room, known for nurse sharks and the odd hammerhead. Morays, groupers, etc. This site is seldom used.

TUG BOAT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 70ft | Max Depth: 90ft

This wreck was sunk in 1993 to provide the sealife with an artificial reef. Settled on a sandy patch, the reef in this area is worth checking out as well. Look for Barracuda, Scrawled File Fish, and the occasional Eagle Ray passing through the area. Swim in through the boat and out into beautiful coral. The tug boat is 55ft in length.

KING FISH POINT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 1000ft | Max Depth: 130ft

This is a beautiful dive site for divers who seek to find various species of fishes. It also has beautiful overhanging ledges, which leads into a 130ft great wall. This reef is the home to turtles and great back whales and occasionally the Hammer Head shark can be seen. This is one of Negril's best wall dives.

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Each restaurant at Sandals Negril is proudly run by world-class chefs who are as authentic as the cuisine they serve. Choose from six varieties of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines or sample the world's best Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. Best of all, meals are always included and always unlimited.
There are 7 restaurants to choose from and 5 Bars
Below are some of our favourites

Barefoot By the Sea

Located in the heart of Jamaica's 'Capital of Casual', along the famous stretch of 7-mile beach, Barefoot is one of the few establishments you can actually show up...barefoot, digging your toes into the fluffy, white sand while enjoying delectable seafood. With the sparkling Sea just steps away, spectacular Caribbean vistas and cool Sea breezes abound. The cuisine here is just as enticing as the charming, Caribbean vibe, presenting distinctive seafood recipes full of savory fervour.

Bayside

Discover Diversity. With flavoursome, international cuisine, guests from near and far enjoy the decadence of Bayside by day for buffet-style breakfast and lunch. When the sun sets, bask in its outdoor essence and an exquisite a la carte French Brasserie experience. Bayside is the place to indulge your palate with ever-changing daily buffet themes and plenty of made-to-order options.

Cucina Roman

Cucina Romana has a culinary legacy stretching back to ancient Roman times. Only the finest ingredients are used in the special Italian meals, where the chef skillfully creates inspiring Italian favorites from Rome and its home region of Lazio. From antipasti and salads, to favourites like Spaghetti Bolognese, our chef uses fresh basil grown in our very own garden, along with locally-grown tomatoes, in every signature dish.