White Sands was built in 1971 when Henry Moo-Young and his late wife Gloria decided to build four spacious apartments on the most beautiful beach in Jamaica.
Over thirty years have passed, four rooms have grown to forty six, 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 20 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 you have missed with those who matter most to you. And is best achieved by eliminating the everyday distractions that distance you from loved ones.
It is for this reason at White Sands that you will not find televisions, telephones and internet connections in our rooms. In a way we challenge our guests to disconnect from their everyday working lives and reconnect with those near and dear to them.
And for all those who fear they would suffer withdrawals if they did not have these modern conveniences rest assured that there is a telephone in the front office for phone calls, or you can rent a cell phone. We offer free wireless access by the front office for your laptop, and there is a television at our beach bar.
But when you are here we suggest you take one day at a time. Instead of planning your day in advance, try waking up and seeing what feels right at that moment and doing it. Whether it is going back to bed or going for a swim. Instead of a day-timer in your hand, grab a good novel and let your imagination wander. And if you forgot a book, no problem, we have a paperback library. Make an extra effort to talk to your family and friends about all the things you have not had time to discuss during the course of your hectic routine back home.