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About Us

White Sands was developed in 1971 when Henry Moo-Young and his wife Gloria decided to build four spacious apartments on the most beautiful beach in Jamaica. Their hospitality philosophy was to provide guests with simple, clean rooms at an affordable price and to make them feel like them are living in Jamaica. Over forty five years have passed, the four rooms have grown to forty five and the property is now managed by the second generation of the family.

White Sands is laid back and informal with none of the trappings of a traditional hotel. It is an ideal vacation destination for the undemanding traveler who prefers the ambiance of a family run property to that of a traditional hotel. In fact we take pride in being described as a hotel with a non-hotel atmosphere.

We believe the focus of a vacation should be about spending quality time with friends and family, and a place where you will hopefully meet and make new friends. In a way we challenge our guests to disconnect from their everyday working lives, as much as possible, and reconnect with those around them.

Most of our rooms do not have televisions, it’s just not our thing. WiFi covers the entire property and it is free to connect. For those who just can’t go without TV please book a One Bedroom Apartment, Junior Suite or our Villa. All these units have flat screen TVs.

Is White Sands a good fit for you? Well, if you like buffet lines, require room service and need to be pampered, we are not a good fit. But if you love the beach, the ocean, meeting real Jamaicans and the vibe of a simple family run resort; White Sands is a great choice.

It is our hope at White Sands that you will escape to a pace of life that you control and not that which controls you.

Some say life is good…at White Sands Negril we think life is pretty great.

We look forward to hosting you.