Samsara has beautiful natural beauty. It is located on the cliff-side of Negril right on coral cliffs next to the ocean. The property's deck area on the ocean was much bigger than other cliff-side properties we have stayed at. Our room was wonderful. It was in the new VUZ building with a patio directly facing the ocean. The ocean was about 100 feet from our room and we could listen to the waves, watch the boats, sea birds and dolphins from our balcony. There are several places along the hotel deck with ladders to swim in the ocean. We went snorkeling at Samsara and saw many beautiful tropical fish. Further out, others at the resort saw bigger fish including manta rays. We have our own snorkeling gear. If you don't, you can buy equipment there. There are 3 nice swimming pools on the property. The breakfasts at the hotel were fantastic with many offerings and omlettes made to order. We opted to dine outside the resort for dinner at restaurants on Negril's west end and experienced several fantastic spots for fine dining in gorgeous seaside settings. The front desk arranged for us to take 2 snorkeling excursions from their sister property at 7 Mile Beach (complimentary bus service from Samsara). We saw beautiful reefs with a great variety of fish and colorful fans near Booby Cay island. The staff was always warm, kind, helpful and smiling. If you are looking for a smaller hotel with beautiful scenery and serenity, Samsara is a great choice.
Great place for large groups and families with kids.
Jan 27, 2023
We enjoyed the friendly staff and our charming garden side bungalow apartment. The food was pretty good, although we wished they would drop all the American food and just go Jamaican, but there was some good Jamaican cooking mixed into the breakfasts and dinner options (just skip the lunch!). The rooms were clean and the shared outdoor spaces and landscaping were lovely and well maintained. We enjoyed how quiet and spacious the resort was in general.
Extreme Caution - before booking!!
Jan 24, 2023
When asked what I love most about Jamaica, I have to say the people and the bar/kitchen staff, Tina, Marcia, Kendry make your stay more enjoyable at this extremely outdated and poorly run resort. Torn and shredded linens, a need to ask for pool towels, face cloths on a daily basis. Your room will not come with anything extra, even when you pay to stay in the Vuz. No coffee maker, no kettle, no glasses for water..no welcome drink to the resort (that would be a joke here!!) Yes, the view here is stunning...but be careful of the extreme trip hazards all over the resort, as there are no first aid kits anywhere. The food is awful, I highly recommend eating out in the many delightful restaurants around Negril (Erica's Hideaway, Xtabi, Miss Lily's, Murphys, Ivan's) and visit a local little bar called Twilights for a late afternoon/evening drink with the locals. Just leave and/or do not go to this resort, as there is nothing offered to guests to make you feel special. Shame on Westjet vacations for promoting a place like this.
Perfect Tropical Getaway
Jan 23, 2023
I stayed at Samsara Resort on a girls trip to Negril. We had the most incredible stay and I'm already trying to plan a return trip! The hotel is in the most gorgeous location on the cliffs with stunning views of the ocean. The rooms are super clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and attentive. I was really impressed with all the amenities on the grounds at Samara - lots of lounge chairs, hammocks, and a gorgeous pool. My friends and I enjoyed tanning and lounging in the mornings before heading out for our various adventures. I would definitely visit again :)
authentic & friendly staff - good for solo travelers and girls trips
Jan 23, 2023
I stayed at Samsara for my first time with a couple of girlfriends and let me tell you this trip was for the books! I didn't know what to expect but what I've learned that i HIGHLY value in hotel stays is the friendliness of staff - it makes a HUGE difference. Rooms were clean, drinks were a good mix of rum and fruit, and diving off the cliffs was SO fun and memorable. They also helped us out with any activities we wanted to do. I felt very comfortable walking around the resort at night and would come back as a solo traveler