Monday, June 10, 2013

Review of Sandals Negril

Sandals Negril served as our home base for the latter half of our stay.  Immediately upon entering the lobby we were captivated by the lovely turquoise blue ocean! The staff were traditional, hospitable Jamaicans and quickly we were whisked to our rooms to find our luggage awaiting for us. What makes this resort so popular is the fact that it sits on the World Famous Seven Mile Beach. This is the ultimate beach lovers resort! Negril is known as the Capital  of Casual.  It has a very laid back beachey vibe about it, more so than any other part of the island. I also learned that Negril is where all of the hippies hung out in the day to smoke their Mary Jane and chill out while waiting for the most gorgeous sunsets. I ran across a few of those who must've been back for a reunion :)

Keeping with the Sandals tradition, there are a myriad of room categories to choose from here. I was fortunate enough to have a beach front room with a balcony and concierge suite service. One of the perks of this room category is free wifi and a fully stocked liquor cabinet and fridge so I was able to FaceTime with family and show the view and even upload videos and photos to Facebook while sipping a glass of Beringer wine on my balcony. There are many nicer room categories to choose if you'd rather spend more quality time in the room; particularly for Honeymooners.  I saw a two story loft suite complete with a spiral staircase to the Crystal Lagoon Swimup Suites which provide full access to the pool right from your room.  The creme de la creme was undoubtably the Millionaires Suite with private plunge pool, outdoor shower and Butler service! There are only four of these on the property and I can attest that they sell out quickly, so if you want that special room for that special occasion or someone, as always, book early! 

At Sandals, all the non motorized water sports are included.  This includes aqua trikes, wind surfing, hobie cats, snorkeling to the all new and popular, paddle boarding.  PADI certified divers can SCUBA for no additional charge.  Not certified? No worries, 'Mon! Simply go through the resort certification for a nominal fee and you can explore under the sea all week long with a professional guide. Negril has the some of the best dive sites on the island.  I spoke with a couple who dove and saw octopus, dolphins, sea cucumbers and other species I had never heard of before.  Sounds exciting, doesn't it? 

As a Certified Sandals Specialist and Preferred Sandals Agency, be sure to book your next vacation through Divine Destinations! Not only will you be assured the perfect resort and room category, but you will also be insured extra special amenities not offered or even available to those who book online or elsewhere. So if you want service before, during and after the vacation, remember the internet is for looking and your Destination Diva at Divine Destinations  is for booking! 

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