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Sandals Negril: The Perfect Honeymoon Destination

The search for the perfect honeymoon destination can be a daunting task. You want your trip to be relaxing and memorable, but you also want it to be affordable. Luckily, there is one spot that will meet all of these requirements: Sandals Negril, Jamaica!

Sandals Negril is one of six Sandals resorts in Jamaica and provides a laid-back experience perfect for a honeymoon. As an all-inclusive resort, there is no need to worry about where you will eat and what activities you will do since it is all waiting for you. And if you are looking for paradise, you can find it at the adult-only Sandals Negril.

The resort is located on the longest and best stretch of Jamaica’s legendary Seven Mile Beach with beautiful sand and is surrounded by luscious landscaping.

The adult-only resort was awarded an EarthCheck Double Platinum Certification for its commitment to environmental excellence for over a decade.

Between the all-inclusive amenities and food, unlimited premium liquor, amazing service, spacious rooms, and the well-maintained property, Sandals Negril is a perfect choice for your honeymoon or romantic trip together.

There is a lot to think about when choosing a resort for your honeymoon, so we have included as much detail below to help you make your choice.

What is included?

At Sandals resorts, when they say all-inclusive, they really mean you can arrive at the resort without having to worry about what is included and what is not.

Unlimited Fine Dining

For food, there is unlimited fine dining at 7 restaurants, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Unlimited All-Inclusive Drinks

For drinks, Sandals only serves premium brand liquors that are always included and unlimited. At Sandals Negril, there are 5 bars, including swim-up bars.

As part of the 5-Star Luxury Included® experience, Sandals only serves premium brand liquors that are always included and unlimited. You can order whatever you would like, including specialties you would expect at a tropical resort, like a Pina Colada, Margarita, Blue Lagoon, or a Bahama Mama.

In all rooms, there is a mini-fridge with soft drinks, local beer, and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks. In the club-level suites, the minibars include a selection of premium liquor as well.

Additionally, every room includes a coffeemaker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee.

Tips

At Sandals resorts, even tips, taxes, and gratuities are included for most services you would usually tip for! There is no need to worry about tipping the bartender, the bellman, or your server at one of the specialty restaurants. There are some services that you can (and probably should) tip for, but we will go into that b

Roundtrip airport transfers

A 60-minute air-conditioned bus transfer from Montego Bay International Airport to Sandals Negril and back is included.

Included Activities

At Sandals Negril, even scuba diving is included. For certified divers, you can dive up to twice a day with two tanks a day!

Scuba courses are not included but start at $120.

At Sandals Negril waterskiing is included behind professional purpose-built Mastercraft boats. All snorkeling equipment is available as well as other fun water activities like Hobie Cats, paddleboards, and kayaks. Even if you do not know what you are doing, there is professional instruction available for watersports.

Around the resort, there is always something to do. You’ll find beach volleyball, bocce ball, pool tables, and tennis courts, and other land sports.

For all Jamaica, Sandals resorts complimentary green fees are included, but the course is located in Ochi, Jamaica so it is a bit far. Transfers to the golf course are an additional cost.

If you are looking for a workout, the Red Lane Spa has complimentary classes and workout equipment available.

Entertainment

Enjoy Sandals theme nights during your stay! Every day of the week is different. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy, Reggae Fest, Boonoonoonoos Beach Party, Island Night, Jamaica Jamboree, Island Romance, and more.

A few days a week there will be additional cocktail parties in the afternoon.

A Free Wedding at Sandals

If you are staying for over 3 nights you can get married for free!

Room Service

All Day Room Service from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

What is Not included

You can come to Sandals without spending an additional penny, but there are a few opportunities to spend a little bit more.

Spa treatments are available at an additional cost. Could you imagine how many therapists and spa rooms they would need if they were included in the price?

Additionally, the spa staff is some of the few employees that can accept tips, along with butlers, the staff from off-property tours, and the transfer drivers, since they are not employed by Sandals.

While Scuba diving is included in your stay, the courses are not. Be prepared to pay for them or even better, get scuba certified before you come.

Around the pool, you can rent private cabanas at an additional cost. There are over 30 tours available to book through Sandals include rum tours, ziplines, snorkeling cruises, dolphin encounters, deep-sea fishing, ATV adventures to name a few.

Honeymoon Packages at Sandals Negril

Sandals Negril is an ideal place for a honeymoon. Beyond all the many things included in a stay at a Sandals resort, if you make your trip within 30 days of your wedding date, there are a few addons that comes free.

For a honeymoon at Sandals Negril, you will enjoy:

  • A bottle of chilled sparkling wine is elegantly arranged in your room to toast your future.
  • A special turndown service that includes flower petals on your bed on the first evening of your honeymoon.
  • Fresh flowers and a decadent breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

Wedding Packages at Sandals Negril

The free Wedding Package at Sandals includes:

  • A personal wedding planning team
  • Preparation of marriage documents
  • Picturesque ceremony location
  • Bridal bouquet and a groom’s boutonniere of fuchsia Dendrobium orchids
  • Reception including a wedding cake, table settings, a cocktail reception including a signature cocktail, and more.

When you get married at Sandals Negril you also receive:

  • Breakfast in bed with mimosas for the morning of your choice
  • Romantic turn-down service the first evening of your honeymoon.
  • Honeymoon dinner with white-glove service in a specialty restaurant.

For an additional price, you can customize your wedding with chair caps, a ceremony structure, and other details.

When you stay longer at the resort, you receive even more. With a 7 night stay, you receive:

  • $500 toward license and administrative fees
  • $500 towards a room upgrade
  • $200 Anniversary credit or videography credit on select packages
  • $100 towards scuba, snuba, cabana, or candlelight dinner

The Bells & Whistles packages get even better when more people come to your wedding.

These extras range from tiki torches, sangria bars, Lobster dinners, firepit parties, and even more.

Test Drive Your Destination Wedding

Before saying “I Do” to Sandals, you can go for a test drive. This includes a discounted rate and gives you the chance to meet with a wedding planner and go over all the details of your upcoming wedding.

Pools

Sandal’s Negril has three pools and three whirlpools. The main pool has a swim-up bar and is where you will find activities and entertainment bingo and lively music.

Loungers and umbrellas surrounding with jacuzzi hot tub. DJ during the day and sometimes into the evening. There are cabanas at an additional cost that come with couches, lounges, and a stocked cooler.

There is a piano bar pool which is more relaxed and has incredible ocean views and a waterfall.

The 3rd pool is located on the far side of the resort is the Crystal Lagoon pool which has a jacuzzi hot tub with a waterfall. This pool goes up to some of the poolside suites available and is usually pretty quiet.

The Beach

Sandals Negril is located on Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach. The water is calm and crystal clear, perfect for watersports like wakeboarding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. There are bright colorful reefs to see while snorkeling as well as marine life.

Restaurants

There are seven restaurants available that are, of course, all-inclusive. Always unlimited and all the time! Each restaurant has its own cuisine and are run by world-class chefs and served by attentive staff. You can choose from six varietals of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines or sample the world’s best Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.

Bayside Restaurant

Bayside is going to give you variety for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every day the menu changes to reflect a different cuisine.

Start your day with a breakfast buffet with a made to order options like omelets and pancakes.

The daily lunch is a themed buffet and for dinner, you can enjoy the a la carte French Brasserie experience, all with an ocean view.

Cucina Romana

Experience open-air dining along the beach with classic Italian cuisine with an open kitchen concept. It is perfect for a romantic meal with views of the ocean and sounds of crashing waves. Enjoy a meal focused around fresh ingredients accompanied by the Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines.

Reservations are required and the restaurant is open from 5:30 pm till 9:00 pm

Kimonos

I am not aware of any other all-inclusive that includes a Teppanyaki-style restaurant. It makes for a perfect group dinner with old friends or new acquaintances.

It is like dinner and a show with teriyaki beef, ginger-infused chicken breast, and peppery shrimp and a chef with tricks and treats up their sleeves, possibly juggling cooking utensils, flipping a shrimp tail into their shirt pocket, or catching a shiitake mushroom in their hat.

Sundowner

The sundowner gives you the opportunity to enjoy authentic Jamaican food and other West Indian cuisines. Try their national dish, Ackee, and Saltfish or specialties from other islands like the Bahamas’ famous Conch Salad and St. Vincent’s Pelau.

This beachside restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is perfect for a romantic evening.

The Beach Bistro

Perfect for a casual lunch or late-night meal, the Beach Bistro is open from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm and from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. You’ll find nachos, burgers, and the highly recommended Jamaican patties.

Barefoot By The Sea

Enjoy a casual meal at the only restaurants where shoes are optional. The menu has a charming Caribbean vibe including seafood like Lobster Bisque, Herb-Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Coconut-Fried Tiger Shrimp.

Bella Napoli

Who doesn’t love pizza? At Bella Napoli, you can choose from one of the chef-prepared pizzas on the menu of build one yourself. Pizzas are cooked in a brick oven stove and served hot and fresh!

Suites & Villas

Sandals Negril has 226 rooms and suites which include 16 categories spread across 12 acres.

Millionaire Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary

This suite includes butler service with a private pool sanctuary. It features a romantic bedroom with a four-poster mahogany king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with double vanities, a walk-in shower, and a whirlpool tub.

You will have plenty of room with a separate living room where you can enjoy the fully stocked bar to enjoy. The suites open up to reveal a charming patio with a lush garden, a private plunge pool, and a miniature waterfall, as well as an outdoor shower with a wall to ensure privacy.

Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Beachfront 1 Bedroom Butler Suite

The Love Nest Suites feature a bedroom and a bathroom with a whirlpool bath to enjoy after a sun-filled beach day. There is a living room area with a fully stocked bar, and his and hers plush robes.

The suite’s patio offers direct access to the beautiful crystal lagoon pool and the breathtaking Caribbean Sea beyond.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Two Story Butler Loft Suite w/ Tranquility Soaking Tub

This two-story Love Nest Suite offers an ideal island lovers’ retreat. The first floor features a spacious living area with a fully stocked wet bar. A floating staircase leads to the second floor you will find a bedroom and lavish bathroom.

There is a private patio surrounded by lush gardens or on a balcony featuring coral stone floors, a dining area, and a Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two

Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse 1 Bedroom Butler Suite

These extravagant suites feature an expansive living room, a luxurious bedroom, and a bathroom with a whirlpool tub. You will enjoy a large balcony with enchanting views of the ocean and a resort pool.

Millionaire Honeymoon Oceanview One Bedroom Penthouse Butler Suite

Enjoy the stunning ocean view from your balcony surrounding this luxurious Love Nest Suite with a luxurious bedroom, spacious living area, and a bathroom featuring double vanities, a walk-in shower, and a whirlpool tub.

Millionaire Honeymoon Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite

These luxurious Love Nest Suites feature a luxurious bedroom, spacious living area with a fully stocked bar. The lavish bathroom features double vanities, a walk-in shower, and a whirlpool tub.

Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suite

These expansive suites have a living area and sleeping area in one room. Suites offer exquisite mahogany furnishings, equipped with a flat-screen TV, tiled floors, and a marble bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination. Suites feature large patios or balconies overlooking a broad expanse of manicured gardens, with the beach and ocean beyond.

Caribbean Beachfront Walkout Grande Luxe Club Level Room w/ Tranquility Soaking Tub

These spacious suites offer beach lovers the best of the Caribbean. The contemporary-style bedroom opens to a large patio featuring coral stone floors, a dining area, and Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two where you can relax and admire the tropical views or walk directly onto the beach.

As an exclusive Club Sandals suite, a dedicated concierge is available to handle any special requests and reservations such as spa appointments.

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room w/ Tranquility Soaking Tub

Modern, chic, and luxurious, these beautiful suites offer the ultimate beachfront retreat including a spacious bedroom, large balcony featuring coral stone floors, a dining area, and Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two

Paradise Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Club Level Room

Located directly on the beach these luxuriously appointed contemporary styled rooms feature a walk-in shower, in-room bars, king-size 4-poster beds, and flat-screen televisions.

Paradise Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room

These luxuriously appointed contemporary styled rooms directly face the beach with balconies.

Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Walkout Room

These newly renovated walkout ocean-view rooms are conveniently located a few short steps off Negril’s famous 7-mile beach. A private furnished patio invites you to enjoy ocean views just outside your bedroom.

Caribbean Luxury Oceanview Room

These newly renovated ocean view rooms are just a few steps from the beach and offer stunning views of Negril’s world-famous sunsets. Outside, a private furnished balcony invites you to enjoy ocean views just outside your bedroom.

Caribbean Luxury Honeymoon Room

These newly renovated rooms are now larger and feature contemporary, custom-designed furniture, and are located throughout the resort.

Caribbean Premium Room

These rooms feature a four-poster king-size bed with mahogany furnishings, tiled floors, and a flat-screen TV. All rooms have patios or balconies.

Caribbean Deluxe Room

These rooms feature a four-poster king-size bed with mahogany furnishings, flat-screen TV, and tiled floors. The bathroom houses a walk-in rain shower and vanity with a backlit mirror.

Is Sandals Negril clothing optional?

No, while there are sections of the Seven Mile Beach that are unofficially clothing options and there are clothing options resorts on the beach, that is not the case at Sandals.

In their own words, “Sandals and Beaches Resorts do not promote or advertise clothing optional or topless sunbathing. In the event a guest chooses to participate in this activity in more remote areas, Sandals and Beaches management will intervene only if it becomes disruptive to our guests. We welcome the opportunity to host you at one of our award-winning resorts.”

Is Sandals Negril a couples only resort?

Yes, in their own works Sandals states “Because we wanted to make your vacation as romantic and relaxing as possible, only couples may stay at Sandals. But we open our arms to welcome singles, friends, and families to our fabulous Beaches Resorts.”

Which is better Montego Bay or Negril?

Overall, Montego Bay is more popular and known to be a tourist hot spot. Negril is more laid back and better for relaxation.

How to arrive from the airport?

Sandals provide a 60-minute air-conditioned bus transfer from Montego Bay International Airport to Sandals Negril and back.

Is there a dress code at the specialty dining locations?

Most restaurants a Sandals have a resort casual dress code. This means shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered.

Kimonos and Sundowner require Resort Evening Attire which means dress pants/trousers or jeans for men, long or short sleeve dress shirts. Dress shoes or sandals. No shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, sneakers, flip-flops, or slippers. No hats or caps. 

What is included in butler service?

Having your own personal butler will take your experience to a whole new level! Your personal butler is trained in accordance with exacting standards by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, which provides butlers and valets to nobility and celebrities worldwide.

You can expect your butler to greet you with scented towels upon arrival, offer welcome cocktails and snacks and escort you to your suite, taking care of your luggage.

Throughout your stay, you can contact them whenever you need anything like making reservations, serving you your favorite drinks, serving you lunch by the pool or on the beach, expedite room service orders and arrange for a romantic dinner for two in your suite or on your patio.

24-hour room service is included.

Pricing

A stay starts at $257 per person/per night. This would be for the Caribbean Deluxe room.

For a Millionaire Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary, prices start at $628 pp/pn.

Other suites and rooms will fall somewhere in between those prices. You can expect to pay more if you go during a popular time to travel.

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