Pros

  • Family-friendly all-inclusive resort along gorgeous Seven Mile Beach
  • Elegant rooms have minibars, iPod docks, coffeemakers, and hairdryers
  • Furnished terraces, plus ocean views and butler service in some rooms
  • Nine restaurants ranging from Caribbean to sushi, plus frozen yogurt shop
  • Seven bars serving unlimited top-shelf liquor, including a swim-up bar
  • Large swimming pools and fun water park with a lazy river
  • Red Lane Spa offers a free-to-use sauna and fitness center
  • Teens' and kids' clubs, plus arcade room and Xbox lounge
  • Daily activities and entertainment such as live bands and talent shows
  • Scuba diving and certification on-site, and ample free water sports
  • Destination wedding packages
  • Free property-wide Wi-Fi and airport transfers
  • Day passes available
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Cons

  • Bathrooms only have shower/tub combos
  • Cabanas cost extra and some restaurants require reservations
  • Room service only included for Butler-category rooms
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Bottom Line

Designed for families with kids and teens, the all-inclusive Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is a beautiful, upscale property with a wide variety of activities and facilities. It has a stellar location, sitting on a wide stretch of the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, with tons of water sports – even scuba diving – available for free. A water park, kids' camp, teen hangouts, and specialty activities provide children with plenty to keep busy, and adults can utilize the spa, swim-up bars, or candlelit dining for two. Daytime fun and live evening entertainment are also well-regarded. A wide variety of room options are available, though all are spacious and contemporary, and have terraces, iPod docks, and coffeemakers. Buffet and a la carte restaurants are plentiful, with standouts including sushi, Italian, and frozen yogurt options. Premium liquor and wine are free. Since the majority of guests are families, the resort can get noisy. Couples may be happier at the adults-only Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa just up the road.

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What Are the Design and Scene Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

This bustling all-inclusive resort caters to families with a water park, kids’ club, and variety of activities.

Unlike its couples-only sister hotel, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, just up the road, the Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is lively and geared toward families. From a teens' nightclub with mocktails to a frozen yogurt shop and breakfast with Sesame Street characters (fee), there's tons to keep children and teenagers busy. The whole resort has a fun, friendly atmosphere, with daily entertainment, two swim-up bars, and ample free water sports. Though the website claims it welcomes couples, friends, and singles, the clientele is almost exclusively families. Despite this, the hotel hosts many weddings and has gorgeous ceremony locations spread among the well-manicured grounds, including lovely beachfront and garden gazebos. Paths meander through low-rise contemporary buildings, passing lawns with giant chess boards, hammocks, and benches. Note that Beaches Negril Resort and Spa day passes are available, with day pass, evening pass, and full day pass options.

Couples without kids should consider an adults-only all-inclusive like Couples Swept Away Negril. Families, meanwhile, may prefer the more affordable Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, though its location in northern Jamaica lacks the impressive beach found here.

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Where Is Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Located?

It has a gorgeous setting along a quiet section of Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach, but it's far from the airport.

While Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is still located on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, it’s a bit farther up the strip and tucked away from the long line of hotels in the middle of the beach. There are still resorts on either side of the property. Gardens and plants help provide extra privacy, but rooms on the edge could still experience noise from neighboring hotels. For guests who want to explore the area, the town center of Negril is a five-minute drive away, with a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, and craft markets. Rick's Cafe, a popular bar and cliff-jumping spot, is 13 minutes away by car. Walking along the beach provides access to a number of vendors. Note that it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours to arrive at the hotel from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, depending on traffic and weather. Free airport transfers are provided.

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What Are Rooms Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Elegant rooms have shower/tub combos and furnished terraces, plus free stocked minibars.

With a wide variety of suites and rooms, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is designed to accommodate any type of guest or group, with the largest three-bedroom option sleeping up to 12 guests. While a number of smaller rooms are available, most rooms are ideal for three or four people, and they’re all spacious. The design ranges from classically elegant to tropical and modern, but all have mahogany wood furniture -- including four-poster beds -- patterned linens, and artwork. Also standard are furnished outdoor spaces, some of which have ocean views. A bit surprising for an upscale hotel, all bathrooms have shower/tub combos instead of separate showers and bathtubs. Air-conditioning, free well-stocked minibars, coffeemakers, microwaves, iPod docks, ironing facilities, and safes are provided, and most units have pull-out sofas. 

Concierge Suites are available for guests who want extra help booking tours and making reservations, and include extras like Champagne on arrival, guest orientation, in-room liquor, and bathrobes. More luxurious are the large Butler Suites that come with on-call private butlers. Many rooms can experience noise; central rooms hear activity from the pools and restaurants, while outlying rooms can get noise from neighboring properties; guests who prefer a quieter room should ask for upper-level accommodations. Oceanfront rooms have the best views of the water, as ocean-facing views may actually offer only a bit of blue; garden views can include the street.

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What's the Beach Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Seven Mile Beach is renowned for its white powdery sand and clear clean water.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is built on world-famous Seven Mile Beach, known for its powdery white sand and calm blue water, but it’s open to the public, which means guests are often approached by vendors selling everything from jewelry to parasail rides to marijuana. There is a lifeguard and the resort provides sunbeds, umbrellas, and towels. Cabanas can be rented for an extra fee. Fun (and free) beach activities for guests include kayaking, banana boat rides, standup paddleboarding, and water-skiing. Scuba diving is free for those already certified. Snuba is available for an added fee. Free glass-bottom boat rides and snorkel trips also depart from the beach. 

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What Are the Pools Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Three swimming pools, three whirlpools, and Pirates Island Outdoor Water Park provide ample water options.

The numerous Beaches Negril Resort and Spa pools and water park are major draws for families. Because there are three pools, plus a beach and water park, there isn't the usual fight for sun loungers and umbrellas. Two of the pools have swim-up bars and cocktail service. The 1,800-square-foot Pirates Island is a great perk at the resort; it includes everything from a lazy river to a plunge pool to long and winding waterslides -- plus a swim-up bar for mom and dad.

See More What Are the Pools Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Restaurants and Bars Are at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

A la carte and buffet restaurants are all covered by all-inclusive package, as is top-shelf liquor and wine at the several bars.

You may have to stop by the concierge desk to ask for assistance in wading through the numerous options of all-inclusive Beaches Negril Resort and Spa restaurants and bars. Each restaurant has different hours and a couple require reservations. In addition to the main all-day buffet restaurant, there are Jamaican, sushi, Tex-Mex, and pizzeria options. The Venetian (reservations required) is the fanciest restaurant here, and the only requiring a more upscale dress code. Kimonos is a tasty Japanese Teppanyaki eatery (reservations required), while YoYo's has a whopping 16 flavors of frozen yogurt.

Seven bars serve unlimited top-shelf liquor, and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines are included. Note that restaurants and bars don't stay open very late, so there isn't much in the way of nightlife at this family-oriented resort. Room service is only included for butler-level suites. 

See More What Restaurants and Bars Are at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Features Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

There are a wide variety of options for guests to unwind, including a spa, kids’ club, and evening entertainment.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is an expansive property, with lots of activities and facilities on-site. Separate activities are available for kids and adults, and there's also plenty of opportunities to get the whole family together for bonding time. Fun events include bonfires on the beach, talent shows, and karaoke, plus a popular Sesame Street Carnival Parade. There are mini-golf and billiards, in addition to a foosball table, air hockey, and tennis courts.

The Red Lane Spa offers a variety of treatments for a fee (including on the beach), and saunas are free for all guests to use. A well-equipped fitness center with cardio and strength-training machines is available 24/7 for adults. Free fitness classes are provided daily, including stretching, kids’ yoga, and aqua aerobics.

Breakfast with Sesame Street characters is wildly popular at this resort. For true fanatics (and an extra fee) kids can bake with Cookie Monster or listen to stories read by Elmo. Little kids can spend the day with certified nannies in the nursery while slightly older kids can participate in the kids' club. There are an Xbox lounge and Trench Town for teens. Additionally, Liquid at Beaches Nightclub is open to only teens from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., serving up mocktails and DJ-led music while a bouncer keeps adults out. After 11 p.m., it becomes a regular bar for adults. Live evening entertainment is available as well.

A resort shop sells loads of gifts, snacks, and souvenirs. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

See More What Features Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Wedding Services Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Several wedding packages can be booked, though this is not the most romantic setting.

Beaches Negril Resort weddings are a bit cookie-cutter, and the family-friendly atmosphere may detract from the romance. Weddings can be held on the beach, on the lawn, in the garden, or under a gazebo. None of the options are very private and the ceremony will be in clear view of other resort guests. Wedding packages and personal wedding consultants are available. Honeymoon packages are also on offer.

See More What Wedding Services Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

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Also Known As

  • Beaches Hotel Negril
  • Negril Beaches Hotel

Room Types

  • Beachfront 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Beachfront 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Beachfront 3 Bedroom Suite
  • Beachfront (Junior) Suite
  • Deluxe Negril Room
  • Grande Luxe Beachfront Room
  • Honeymoon Deluxe Negril Room
  • Honeymoon Grande Luxe Beachfront Concierge Room
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Luxury Oceanview Room
  • Premium Negril Room

Address

Norman Manley Blvd, Jamaica

Phone

(876) 957-9270

Website

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

What Are the Design and Scene Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

This bustling all-inclusive resort caters to families with a water park, kids’ club, and variety of activities.

Unlike its couples-only sister hotel, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa, just up the road, the Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is lively and geared toward families. From a teens' nightclub with mocktails to a frozen yogurt shop and breakfast with Sesame Street characters (fee), there's tons to keep children and teenagers busy. The whole resort has a fun, friendly atmosphere, with daily entertainment, two swim-up bars, and ample free water sports. Though the website claims it welcomes couples, friends, and singles, the clientele is almost exclusively families. Despite this, the hotel hosts many weddings and has gorgeous ceremony locations spread among the well-manicured grounds, including lovely beachfront and garden gazebos. Paths meander through low-rise contemporary buildings, passing lawns with giant chess boards, hammocks, and benches. Note that Beaches Negril Resort and Spa day passes are available, with day pass, evening pass, and full day pass options.

Couples without kids should consider an adults-only all-inclusive like Couples Swept Away Negril. Families, meanwhile, may prefer the more affordable Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, though its location in northern Jamaica lacks the impressive beach found here.

See More What Are the Design and Scene Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Where Is Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Located?

It has a gorgeous setting along a quiet section of Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach, but it's far from the airport.

While Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is still located on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, it’s a bit farther up the strip and tucked away from the long line of hotels in the middle of the beach. There are still resorts on either side of the property. Gardens and plants help provide extra privacy, but rooms on the edge could still experience noise from neighboring hotels. For guests who want to explore the area, the town center of Negril is a five-minute drive away, with a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, and craft markets. Rick's Cafe, a popular bar and cliff-jumping spot, is 13 minutes away by car. Walking along the beach provides access to a number of vendors. Note that it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours to arrive at the hotel from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, depending on traffic and weather. Free airport transfers are provided.

See More Where Is Beaches Negril Resort and Spa Located?

What Are Rooms Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Elegant rooms have shower/tub combos and furnished terraces, plus free stocked minibars.

With a wide variety of suites and rooms, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is designed to accommodate any type of guest or group, with the largest three-bedroom option sleeping up to 12 guests. While a number of smaller rooms are available, most rooms are ideal for three or four people, and they’re all spacious. The design ranges from classically elegant to tropical and modern, but all have mahogany wood furniture -- including four-poster beds -- patterned linens, and artwork. Also standard are furnished outdoor spaces, some of which have ocean views. A bit surprising for an upscale hotel, all bathrooms have shower/tub combos instead of separate showers and bathtubs. Air-conditioning, free well-stocked minibars, coffeemakers, microwaves, iPod docks, ironing facilities, and safes are provided, and most units have pull-out sofas. 

Concierge Suites are available for guests who want extra help booking tours and making reservations, and include extras like Champagne on arrival, guest orientation, in-room liquor, and bathrobes. More luxurious are the large Butler Suites that come with on-call private butlers. Many rooms can experience noise; central rooms hear activity from the pools and restaurants, while outlying rooms can get noise from neighboring properties; guests who prefer a quieter room should ask for upper-level accommodations. Oceanfront rooms have the best views of the water, as ocean-facing views may actually offer only a bit of blue; garden views can include the street.

See More What Are Rooms Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What's the Beach Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Seven Mile Beach is renowned for its white powdery sand and clear clean water.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is built on world-famous Seven Mile Beach, known for its powdery white sand and calm blue water, but it’s open to the public, which means guests are often approached by vendors selling everything from jewelry to parasail rides to marijuana. There is a lifeguard and the resort provides sunbeds, umbrellas, and towels. Cabanas can be rented for an extra fee. Fun (and free) beach activities for guests include kayaking, banana boat rides, standup paddleboarding, and water-skiing. Scuba diving is free for those already certified. Snuba is available for an added fee. Free glass-bottom boat rides and snorkel trips also depart from the beach. 

See More What's the Beach Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Are the Pools Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Three swimming pools, three whirlpools, and Pirates Island Outdoor Water Park provide ample water options.

The numerous Beaches Negril Resort and Spa pools and water park are major draws for families. Because there are three pools, plus a beach and water park, there isn't the usual fight for sun loungers and umbrellas. Two of the pools have swim-up bars and cocktail service. The 1,800-square-foot Pirates Island is a great perk at the resort; it includes everything from a lazy river to a plunge pool to long and winding waterslides -- plus a swim-up bar for mom and dad.

See More What Are the Pools Like at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Restaurants and Bars Are at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

A la carte and buffet restaurants are all covered by all-inclusive package, as is top-shelf liquor and wine at the several bars.

You may have to stop by the concierge desk to ask for assistance in wading through the numerous options of all-inclusive Beaches Negril Resort and Spa restaurants and bars. Each restaurant has different hours and a couple require reservations. In addition to the main all-day buffet restaurant, there are Jamaican, sushi, Tex-Mex, and pizzeria options. The Venetian (reservations required) is the fanciest restaurant here, and the only requiring a more upscale dress code. Kimonos is a tasty Japanese Teppanyaki eatery (reservations required), while YoYo's has a whopping 16 flavors of frozen yogurt.

Seven bars serve unlimited top-shelf liquor, and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines are included. Note that restaurants and bars don't stay open very late, so there isn't much in the way of nightlife at this family-oriented resort. Room service is only included for butler-level suites. 

See More What Restaurants and Bars Are at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Features Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

There are a wide variety of options for guests to unwind, including a spa, kids’ club, and evening entertainment.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is an expansive property, with lots of activities and facilities on-site. Separate activities are available for kids and adults, and there's also plenty of opportunities to get the whole family together for bonding time. Fun events include bonfires on the beach, talent shows, and karaoke, plus a popular Sesame Street Carnival Parade. There are mini-golf and billiards, in addition to a foosball table, air hockey, and tennis courts.

The Red Lane Spa offers a variety of treatments for a fee (including on the beach), and saunas are free for all guests to use. A well-equipped fitness center with cardio and strength-training machines is available 24/7 for adults. Free fitness classes are provided daily, including stretching, kids’ yoga, and aqua aerobics.

Breakfast with Sesame Street characters is wildly popular at this resort. For true fanatics (and an extra fee) kids can bake with Cookie Monster or listen to stories read by Elmo. Little kids can spend the day with certified nannies in the nursery while slightly older kids can participate in the kids' club. There are an Xbox lounge and Trench Town for teens. Additionally, Liquid at Beaches Nightclub is open to only teens from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., serving up mocktails and DJ-led music while a bouncer keeps adults out. After 11 p.m., it becomes a regular bar for adults. Live evening entertainment is available as well.

A resort shop sells loads of gifts, snacks, and souvenirs. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

See More What Features Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

What Wedding Services Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

Several wedding packages can be booked, though this is not the most romantic setting.

Beaches Negril Resort weddings are a bit cookie-cutter, and the family-friendly atmosphere may detract from the romance. Weddings can be held on the beach, on the lawn, in the garden, or under a gazebo. None of the options are very private and the ceremony will be in clear view of other resort guests. Wedding packages and personal wedding consultants are available. Honeymoon packages are also on offer.

See More What Wedding Services Are Available at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa?

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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