An Ocean of Watersports at Sandals Resorts
Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-inclusive boasts an idyllic location on the best stretch of Jamaica’s famed Seven Mile Beach. That puts guests in the heart of this spectacular tropical slice of paradise, closer to the azure waters of the Caribbean than anywhere else in Negril. That means if you’re a water sports enthusiast, there is simply no better place to base your stay. The water sports programme here is unrivalled, inviting guests to explore the sea in every possible way, as often as they want and as long as they want, every single day.
A holiday here means that you’ll have the most convenient access to those glistening calm, clear waters, and a menu of activities on the water that’s longer than anywhere else on the entire island. That’s because, unlike most resorts, Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-inclusive doesn’t just include non-motorised sports, but an astounding range of both motorised and non-motorised options. Guests can experience more thrills on the Caribbean than any other Negril resort, without having to worry about all of those additional fees. All you have to do is come ready to fly across the water, propelled by motor, wind or muscle power on top-of-the-line gear in an unparalleled location.
Always wanted to try stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding or windsurfing? This is your chance, as unlimited complimentary lessons are available for all water sports activities too.
Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-inclusive is the largest water sports operation in the entire Caribbean. With so many different options for adventures on the water, in order to take advantage of as many as you can, you’ll probably want to know a little more in order to put together your own ultimate itinerary.
Jamaica is home to some of the world’s very best dive sites. Whether you’re brand new to diving or highly experienced, you can jump into the calm, aquarium-like waters off the islands’ shores using Sandals’ top quality equipment and be among the brilliant marine life and thriving coral reefs that are teeming with rays, sharks, exotic fish and more. Explore submerged wrecks and undersea canyons for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-inclusive offers one of the most comprehensive diving programmes on the planet, with expert staff and high quality equipment like snorkels, masks, fin, tanks, regulators and BCDs all included. Whether you’re new, an expert, or somewhere in between, you’ll also appreciate the guidance from PADI® certified dive professionals and the state-of-the-art, twin diesel Newton boats. These watercraft are impressive, boasting a wealth of features, like an onboard freshwaters shower and even a 16-foot diving platform, designed specifically to make for an unforgettable diving excursion.
Already certified? You can jump right in and explore the fascinating, unique undersea sights. However, even if you’ve never strapped on a tank, a 1-day introductory class at a cost of $100 USD (currently about £80) taught by some of the Caribbean’s top instructors will get you diving in no time. Here’s how it works – you’ll get a quick orientation of the dive facility before “diving” into the programme, which takes about three hours. It includes a swim/wade test, an informative video about diving, and the chance to practice your new skills in dedicated dive pools. In most cases, you’ll then be able to get out and dive in the sea that very same day, and enjoy diving throughout your stay. Don’t worry, you won’t have to do it all on your own, professionally trained experts are right there with you, and with only a max of four students per instructor, you’ll have someone right there to assist you at all times.
You don’t have to dive to experience some of the most crystal clear waters on Earth – you can snorkel in the shallow waters right off the powdery sands of Seven Mile Beach, enjoying those colourful reefs and tropical fish to your heart’s content. The cliff area to the south is renowned for its magnificently clear waters, but if you want to get out further, Sandals’ tour guide desk will arrange a snorkeling excursion via boat.
Kayaking is another fantastic way to soak up the striking beautiful of the Caribbean. Right from the resort you can go for a gentle paddle with easy strokes for a more relaxing time, peering into the clear waters as the fish swim by, or get a good workout as you power through the waves – it’s all up to you.
The Caribbean is one of the world’s premier sailing destinations. Sailing across the endless turquoise waters, feeling the sun and the spray of the sea touch your skin while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of powder-sugar white sands and stunning waterscapes makes for the ultimate adventure at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-Inclusive, for visitors and families of all sizes and types.
Waterskiing enthusiasts, as well as those who want to try out the sport, will be happy to know that there is virtually no other resort in the entire Caribbean that includes waterskiing. This exciting activity is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy one of the world’s most stunning regions, experiencing an incredible adrenaline rush while holding onto a piece of rope on the back of a boat that may be travelling as fast as 40 miles per hour. At the same time, much like sailing, waterskiing tends to have a calming effect on the mind as it forces you to focus on the task and hand while leaving any stress and worries behind – not to mention, those feel-good endorphins from exercise too.
Ensuring both fun and safety, Sandals’ features professional, purpose-built Mastercraft® boats. You won’t find anywhere else that offers all of that in the region – and, all free of charge too.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding, also known as SUP, was once an ancient method of transportation. Today it’s a lot more than just a way to get from point A to point B – it’s a fun way for people to spend time out on the water, get an excellent upper body workout, and work up an appetite for those gourmet meals. It just so happens that the turquoise waters that surround the island are a haven for paddle boarding. As mentioned, your stay includes all water sports equipment gear, so if you haven’t tried stand up paddle boarding yet, now is the time to find out what the hype is all about.
One of the reasons this sport is so popular is because it’s easy to learn – most enthusiasts of SUP report that they felt proficient at it almost from the beginning. But if you need a little help, lessons are complimentary at Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-Inclusive.
Whether you’re a beginning windsurfer or a pro, the clear warm Caribbean waters offshore combined with the calming trade winds make for an exciting way to spend an afternoon. This unique sport offers the chance to become one with the elements, with no need for a motor – just you and the forces of nature working together to enjoy one of the best experiences around. Windsurfing is something for everyone, and while there is a bit of a learning curve, pros are on hand to offer complimentary instruction. But, even if you just want to watch, seeing those colourful sails zipping through the brilliant blue waters is a sight to see, adding drama to a lazy day on the soft sands of Seven Mile Beach.
Aquatrikes, also known as hydrobikes, allow you to easily glide across the Caribbean with surprisingly little effort, and at Sandals, they offer you yet another extraordinary way to have fun on the water. The ultimate in human powered watercraft, you can be cruising along at 5 miles per hour and it barely feels like work – even when the winds hit and the waves get choppy. While it’s a tranquil ride, you’ll still get a good bike workout in, all while enjoying the sun and that stunning scenery too. They’re virtually impossible to tip over, and, of course, they’re also complimentary for guests.
If you want to see some of the area’s abundance of marine life without getting wet, Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa – Luxury Included® All-Inclusive offers glass-bottom boats too. The glass bottom allows passengers to see right down into the crystal clear waters, as if looking through a snorkeling mask. Just off Seven Mile Beach is a protected two-mile-long coral reef that’s known for some of the most vibrant corals and wealth of impressive, brightly-hued tropical fish. While cruising around, you can experience this amazing underwater world, even if you don’t know how to swim – no fins required.