Hotel at a Glance: Sandy Haven Resort
Sandy Haven Resort is an elegant boutique hotel committed to providing an authentic Jamaican experience, from its traditional island cuisine to its colorful guest rooms. The resort occupies a prime location just steps from Negril's Seven Mile Beach.
- Wake up to an included breakfast at the Almond Tree Beach Grill, where you can enjoy pastries, fruit, and champagne on a waterfront deck.
- Spacious rooms feature wraparound terraces and polished hardwood floors.
- Included cabana rental: Relax here or grab a seat at the beach bar and sip some Appleton Estate rum.
- Have a relaxing massage right on the beach at the onsite holistic spa.
- Fine dining at the onsite Bongos Restaurant
- Make a splash in the swimming pool, which is shaded by tropical vegetation.
Negril, Jamaica: Laid-Back Beach Town with Picturesque Sunsets, Snorkeling, and Cliff Diving
Located on Jamaica’s western coast, Negril is known for its white sand beaches, dramatic rugged cliffs, and coral reefs lying just offshore in the Caribbean. Its underwater beauty makes the town a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkeling at Negril Marine Park, and anglers have found the sea filled with blue marlin, wahoo, and mahi-mahi. The city has a front-row seat to some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets, and people often climb to the top of waterfront cliffs just to watch. At Rick’s Cafe, which is listed in the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, groups congregate every night to watch the sun dip below the horizon; some brave adventurers even leap off the 35-foot cliffs into the water.
Often called "the capital of casual," Negril is best defined by its laid-back vibe, from the slow and steady rhythm of the indigenous reggae music to its unofficial uniform—swimsuits and flip-flops. Running along the town is Seven Mile Beach, a stretch of powdery white-sand coastline that earned a spot on Frommer’s Best Beaches in the Caribbean list. The town center comprises a shopping mall and a craft market where visitors can pick up locally produced goods.
Farther inland, the mountainous terrain harbors several eco-tourism attractions including hiking, ziplining, and waterfall tours. Take a 60- to 90-minute drive east to reach the cascading YS Falls or Mayfield Falls, where you can wade in 21 natural pools shaded by exotic tropical flowers and ferns. Or stay close to Negril by visiting the Royal Palm Reserve, where 300 acres of swamp forests and wetlands shelter more than 300 types of birds, butterflies, and abandoned Rubik's cubes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of is Sangster International Airport (airport code: MBI) and transportation can be scheduled directly through the hotel front desk at 1-876-957-3200. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 60 minutes one-way and costs around $236 round trip for two by private car or $100 one way for two by shared coach. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the Groupon valid rooms is 2 adults; however, a 1 adult or child 12 or older can be added for an additional $75 a night; kids 11 or younger are not allowed.
Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Timeshares are common in Carribean and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? A fine dining dinner experience is available at the Bongos Restaurant, while a more casual breakfast and lunch atmosphere can be found at the Bongos bar, Sandz bar, or the Almond Tree Grill.