JM | Aug 8, 2022

Sandals and Beaches Negril celebrate Jamaica’s 60th

/ Our Today

From left: Calantha Braham, Cadesha Smith and Shyanne Miller from the Beaches Negril entertainment team shared bright smiles with the camera as they taught guests and team members about common heirlooms that can be found in the Jamaican household.

As Jamaica celebrates 60 years of independence, Sandals and Beaches Negril were also in on the festivities as the teams brought the ‘old style Jamaican culture’ and the ‘new-day Jamaica’ to both guests and team members.

Both resorts kicked off their day with a Jamaican history lesson, to educate visitors on the development of the island over the years in various areas such as arts and culture, infrastructure, sports, tourism and more.

From left: Beaches Negril playmakers, Richard Raymond, David Mitchell, Shyanne Miller and Calantha Braham were captured in complete “ol time Jamaican sumting” mode as they shared the traditional art form of storytelling.

At Sandals Negril, guests were not only treated to Jamaican delicacies but were also engaged by the entertainment team through a patois class, Jamrave pool party and were also given a special performance by the Hatfield Cultural Group who shared traditional dances and folk songs.

Meanwhile, at Beaches Negril, guests were taken on a trip back in time with the famous Jamaican practice of storytelling. As the day progressed, the resort’s entertainment team were out in full force with a Jamaican fashion show, a taste of Jamaica cooking demonstration, a golden rum hunt and they topped the day off with a maypole dance selection and a live Mento band.


Sandals Negril playmaker, Tannae Smith struck a quick pose in her bandana dress just ahead of the resort’s Emancipation Day celebrations.
The Sandals Negril entertainment team were clad in traditional Jamaican attire that had both guests and team members fascinated as they lit up the resort with various learning and fun activities.
The Hatfield Cultural Group embodied the true meaning of ‘rich heritage’ at Sandals Negril through various folk songs and dance selections such as Kumina and Dinki Mini.
Beaches Negril bartender Kimani Daley was elated to share popular Jamaica-themed mixes with guests in the resort’s heritage village.
Cadesha Smith from the Beaches Negril entertainment team captured while sharing on the gizzada, a Jamaican delicacy during a taste of Jamaica cooking segment.


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