Samsara Cliffs Hotel: Quiet Ocean Fun on the West End
This is just one imagining of what so many of our guests consider the perfect day in Negril. Bounce around our site for more ways to spend your days.
No alarm clock in sight. No regrettably pre-paid 8:00am tour waiting. Wake up when you want to. Maybe you’re still in your private hammock and still in your bathing suit. You could shower like you do at home, but you’re in Jamaica – take a salt scrub in a warm tub called the Caribbean Sea.
Head to a hearty seafront buffet breakfast of fresh fruits, omelets, juices, and lots more prepared for you by Jean and Kerry-Ann. By the way, plenty of these delights come from our own trees – fresh and organic. Stretch out on the deck to mull over what you’ll do – or not do – today.
Keep an eye on the sea: aside from the gorgeous view, you might see dolphins and flying mantas. Epic Selfie Op.
Get Out There
What can you do here that you probably can’t do at home? Go crab- and gecko-spotting on the cliffs. Bargain with a glass-bottom boat operator for a cheap tour of the reef. Stroll through the gardens with Melvin, our groundskeeper, who can tell you the uses for everything you see. Your hammock is calling.
Nap over. Grab a cheap cab ride to town and haggle for a funky souvenir. Follow your nose to a hidden hole-in-the-wall eatery where you’re the only non-native and try some Ackee and Saltfish Stamp and Go (fritters). Don’t be surprised if you get invited to a private home for dinner, and by all means go! Just be smart and only accept from an established vendor or confirmed regular, not a street passerby. Head home and wander over to Lesia for an open-air, seafront massage.
Bring On the Night
Did someone say Happy Hour? Well, that explains the soca music and the Great Migration toward the seafront bar. Order your favorite or turn the drink choice over to Owayne and Sherona, our Masters of the Mix. This party runs from 4 – 7 every night both here and at our sister property, Legends. Remember you have full exchange privileges, so if you suffer from FOMO, hop on our free shuttle to check out the other scene.
Your third delicious island feast of the day is ready, with the backdrop of just about anyone’s dreams, a tropical sunset. Try everything, even if it strikes you as A Bit Too Exotic. You left home to shake off the same old, same old, right?
Claim a spot on the cliff deck for the best show in town – a Starry, Starry…Really, Seriously Starry Night. Feeling extra sexy? Get a moonlight couples’ massage. Either way, you’ll have set the sultry mood for wrapping up the night back at your cottage.
Accommodations at Samsara
- Standard Garden View Cottage
Exterior view of the Garden CottagesInterior view of a Garden CottageAll of the Garden View Cottages have a hammock for you to enjoy.
Tucked into beautiful tropical gardens across the street from the sea, each of these large and charming hexagonal-shaped tropical cottages has high ceilings, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, and French windows all around. Additionally, each has ceramic tile flooring, a private bathroom, direct-dial telephone, 40″ flat-screen cable TV, free WiFi, a king bed or two double beds, and a furnished verandah with a hammock that looks out over the gardens.
- Superior Ocean Front Hotel Room
Exterior view of the Ocean Front roomsInterior view of a Superior Ocean Front room
These lovely traditional hotel rooms face the ocean in two-story, cheerfully colored buildings. Each room is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan, tiled flooring, cedar hardwood furnishings, direct-dial telephone, cable TV, private bathroom, and a furnished verandah facing the sea and gardens. The rooms have varying bedding options, including: one King Bed, or one Twin + one Double, or two Doubles.
- Superior King Cottage
Exterior view of the King CottagesInterior view of a King CottageSome of the King Cottages have two beds.
These beautiful accommodations are large, hexagonal-shaped cottages with air-conditioning, high ceilings, and French sliding glass windows all around. Each has a king bed or two double beds, or one king and one double. Located on the ocean-front side of the property, the King Cottages have ceramic tile flooring, a private bathroom, direct-dial telephone, cable TV, and a furnished verandah facing the sea and gardens.
- Pillar House Bungalow
Exterior view of a Pillar HouseA bird’s eye view of the colorful Pillar HousesEnjoy the ocean breeze on the balcony of your Pillar HouseThe interior of a Pillar House Bungalow
These are the envy of every guest not staying in one, and of all your friends and family back home looking at the snapshots you won’t be able to resist sending as soon as you walk in.
Seafront with spectacular Caribbean views from an elevated position, each of these cottages consists of a bright, cozy bedroom with a balcony that gives you a front row private seat to stunning postcard sunsets.
Features include cable TV, a direct-dial telephone, and a ceiling fan. The split upstairs/downstairs bath includes a nifty semi-outdoor, fully private shower. These pillar houses aren’t air-conditioned, but they stay comfortable thanks to the refreshing sea breezes that blow through day and night. Book early or miss out!
Services & Amenities at Samsara
- PADI Scuba Dive Center at Samsara
We have a master scuba center at Samsara that provides gear, lessons, and excursions. Once you’re certified, you can start your adventures right here off our spectacular cliffs. Even simple snorkeling is amazing, thanks to the thriving reef and sealife in our “front yard.” You’ll see a wide variety of colorful fish, coral, and maybe even a sea turtle. Our Legends guests have full access, too.
For details, email Marine Life Divers at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their website at mldiversnegril.com or call (876) 957-3245.
- Oceanfront Swimming Pool, Splash Pool, Spa Tub
As we keep mentioning (can’t say it enough!), our guests have full access to both resorts and that includes the pools and hot tubs, so try them all on for size.
Samsara has an ocean-view freshwater pool, a splash pool, and an ocean view whirlpool.
Note: For the safety and comfort of our guests, the whirlpool is not heated. This is optimal for our tropical climate, and you’ll be entirely refreshed by the bubbling water when you take a break from soaking up the sun.
Samsara has lots of ocean-front pools for your enjoyment.
- Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar
You never have to leave the ocean while at Samsara unless you want. Our oceanfront bar is staffed 10am to 10pm to mix up whatever drinks you desire. Our bartenders are famous for their heavy hand with the domestic liquor, and have we mentioned that Jamaica is famous for its rum?
The restaurant “Chez Maurice” is just above the bar, and if you want to eat outside, that’s fine. The waitresses will be happy to serve you wherever it suits you.
For more detailed information on dining at Samsara, visit the dining page.
-Oceanfront, Cliffside Boutique Hotel with Just 50 Rooms
-Sundecks Carved into Cliffs
-Direct Sea Access for Swimming, Snorkeling, Diving
-Option to book All-Inclusive or Meal Plan Packages Visit the Rates page for details
Reggae Night at SamsaraLive Evening Entertainment:
Sunday is Samsara Jamaica Night Out, jammin’ with live reggae music.
You are also invited to Legends Mediterranean Pasta Night on Tuesday, with live music.
-Full Exchange Privileges at Legends Beach Hotel: This means that if you are on the All-Inclusive rate plan, you may eat and drink at either hotel!
-Direct-Dial Telephone ($) and Cable TV in All Rooms
-Safety Deposit Boxes ($3/per day)
-Game Room featuring billiards and ping pong
-Gift Shop ($)
-Near Shopping, Entertainment, Water Sports
-5 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens
-Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years
-Daily Maid Service
-Free Shuttle between Samsara and Legends
-Tour Desk to help you arrange any activity your heart desires
-Oceanfront, Open-Air Spa Loggia with Bali Beds Visit the Spa page for details on available treatments
-Crossing Guards to help you get across the road safely
-Wedding Packages Visit the Wedding page for details
-Private Airport Transfers Visit the Rates page for details
-Romantic Dinner for Two
Home-made, Island Comfort Food at Every Meal, Every Day
At Samsara and Legends, our buffet meals are fresh and hand-made three times a day using natural, healthy ingredients from our local farmer’s market. Our long-time chefs such as Rose, Jean, Kerry-Ann, and Georgia love hearing from guests how much they prefer our wholesome food with a personal touch compared to the mass-produced meals you get in chain hotels. Kenrick, our Dining Room Captain, makes sure every likkle ting comes together perfectly, and like everything else we do, it’s unmistakably Jamaican. A little advice – try everything! You (and your taste buds) didn’t come all the way to the Caribbean for the same-old, same-old, right?
Most meals are buffets, with four theme dinner parties each week, and there are also a la carte choices that our waitresses Terri Ann, Kelly, Shanna, Jennifer, and company will happily order up for you. We change things up now and then based on the season and the ingredients available at any given time, but here’s an idea of what we’ll be treating you to, day by day. Bonus Alert! All of these meals are included in your room rate.
-Cream of Pumpkin Soup
-Escovitch Snapper Fillet
-Jamaican Stewed Beef
-Swiss Rosti Potatoes
-Rice and Peas
-Mixed Steamed Vegetables
Tuesday Theme Dinner: Legends Mediterranean Pasta Night
Mama Mia, 2-for-1 pasta! With this full-course meal, you get a choice of any two complete Pasta Entrees from the Legends dinner menu while enjoying live music.
-West Indian Red Pea Soup
-Red Snapper in Chili Tomato Sauce
-Our World-Famous Curried Pork
-Southern Fried Chicken
Thursday Theme Dinner: Samsara Grill Night
-Red Snapper Fillets
-Jerk Chicken Breasts
-Jumbo Burgers grilled al fresco over an open flame
-Served with baked potatoes, calalloo (Jamaica’s version of spinach, a popular staple in our diet), salad, and dessert.
Friday Theme Dinner: Legends Jamaica Me Crazy Night
Bring a hearty appetite for this one. It’s a spectacular buffet spread of traditional Jamaican cuisine featuring our island’s most famous dishes. Eat, drink, and party with live reggae music and an exuberant fire show.
-Country Vegetable Soup
-Creole Steamed Red Snapper
-Fricassee of Poultry
-Ol’ time fruit cake
Sunday Theme Dinner: Samsara Jamaica Night Out
Encore, encore! Since our traditional Jamaica theme night is so popular, we do it twice each week, this night at Samsara. It’s another festive combination of local delicacies and can’t-stop-dancing reggae.
A La Carte Menu:
-Soup of the Day
Tropical Fruit Plate
Jamaican High Mountain Coffee or Tea
Bottled Water (small fee)
Caribbean Specialty Entrées:
-Jerk Chicken Breast
-Fish & Chips
Romantic Dinner for Two
Romantic dinner for two, featuring Surf and Turf
Surprise your special someone with a seaside private dinner for two! An ideal treat for couples in all situations, but especially perfect for proposals. If you have a question to pop, just let us know and we’ll gladly help!
-Private Ocean Front Table
-Bottle of Champagne
-Five Course Dinner
-Coconut Shrimp Appetizer
-Choice of Soup
-Surf & Turf: Lobster & Steak
-Key Lime Pie
Cost: US $159 including tax and service charge
Extras: Roses, Chocolates, Gift Basket, Couples Massage, Custom requests welcome
Reserve your romantic dinner for two at the front desk or email us prior to arrival at email@example.com
Visit Ciao Jamaica!
Located just across from Samsara, Ciao Jamaica is famous for our amazing Italian Jamaican fusion cuisine. We have the best stone-fired pizzas of any Negril restaurant, plus pasta and delicious dinner entrees like our signature dish “West Indies Seafood Linguine.”
We offer free hotel pick up and we deliver pizza to your hotel, home, or villa. Come for sunset, stay for dinner!
We pamper you like we do everything else – simply and naturally. The way we see it, there’s no room more beautiful than the sea, sun, and palm trees; no sound more soothing than waves breaking against our cliffs; and no scent more intoxicating than wild island flowers.
That’s why we made our spa an open air, seafront cabana where Lesia works her magic on you with a collection of body, face, and nail treatments selected for their wellness and beauty enhancing virtues. Of course, if you prefer, you can have any treatment in your room. Just take your pick, close your eyes, and let go.
In-Room Option: Choose from any of our treatments and have the luxury of private in-room service for a small surcharge.
Explore the area around Legends and Samsara Hotels during your Negril vacation.
You’re ready to set off on an island adventure — maybe an easy one, maybe an extreme one, probably something in between. Here are our favorites within easy (or at least not too distant) reach of both Samsara and Legends. Just pop over to the front desk and ask Jenique, Leonie, or whoever’s on duty to help you make it happen.
-Appleton Rum Factory
-Black River Safari
-Bob Marley Museum
-Dunn’s River Falls
-Glass Bottom Boat Rides
-Kool Runnings Water Park & Adventure Zone
-Reggae Jam Sessions/Concerts
Yes, We Do “I Do”
We host lots of carefree, island-style weddings at both Samsara and Legends for parties ranging from just the bride and groom, to big celebrations with family and friends, and all sizes in between.
We have a classic wedding package, which you can choose to upgrade and customize into a great party, and of course we offer up some recommendations based on the best weddings we’ve had. Prime among our suggestions – get married between 5:00 – 6:00pm and you’ll have a fantasy Caribbean sunset as your backdrop.
Start with Our Basic Wedding Package
Marriage License Processing, Reverend Ceremony, Tropical Wedding Arch, Bridal Bouquet, Groom Corsage, 1 Bottle of Champagne, Tropical Fruit Basket, 8″ Wedding Cake.
US$795 (tax and service fee additional)
- Maybe Add a Party
Cocktail Reception, Full Course Dinner, Custom Wedding Cake (send us a photo of your dream wedding cake — our baker can most probably make it!), Floral Arrangements, Live Band, DJ Dance Entertainment, Photography/Videography, Decorations, and (almost) anything else you have in mind.
- Personalize your wedding
Do Everyone’s Travel Budget a Favor
We’re so honored that you chose to celebrate the most important day of your life so far with us, that we’ll arrange special lodging discounts for your wedding group as a “thank you.”
- Satisfy the Judge
To make it legal and official, we’ll need both of your Birth Certificates, Full Names, Addresses, Occupations, Divorce Decrees (if applicable). You can fax these documents ahead of time to 1-876-957-4073. Additionally, please make sure to bring the originals or certified copies with you.