White Sands was developed in 1971 when Henry Moo-Young and his late wife Gloria decided to build four spacious apartments on the most beautiful beach in Jamaica. Their hospitality philosophy was, and remains today, to provide simple, clean rooms at an affordable price. Over thirty five years have passed, four rooms have grown to forty six and Henry still lives on property and greets guests each day.
Having grown up with eleven brothers and sisters Henry is a firm believer in the strength of the family. So much so that he and his family are responsible for the total management and care of the resort. Guests are treated like family and some have been returning for their annual holiday for well over 25 years.
White Sands is ideal for the undemanding traveler who prefers the ambience of a bed and breakfast to that of a traditional hotel. In fact we take pride in being described as a simple resort with a non-hotel atmosphere.
It is our philosophy that a vacation is all about spending time with family and friends. Vacations are best spent catching up on the quality time missed missed throughout the year with those who matter most to you. And it is best achieved by distancing yourself from the everyday distractions that take you away from loved ones.
In a way we challenge our guests to disconnect from their everyday working lives, as much as possible, and reconnect with those near and dear to them. In a digital, on demand world, this can be a challenge for some. For this reason we have built WiFi over the entire property for easy laptop and smartphone connection. And for the diehard channel surfers out there who simply cannot vacation without a television, as of December 15, 2010 our One Bedroom Apartments will have flat panel TVs installed in the bedrooms.
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.
From all of us.