Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Nassau, Bahamas

The hotel

As if this hotel wasn't luxurious enough already, the recent renovations have taken Sandals Royal Bahamian to another level - and they're ready to welcome you back to experience everything new they have to offer. The swim-up suites are the standout room type at this property, allowing you to step right from the comfort of your room straight into a gently flowing river pool with views of the ocean ahead. The Island Village offers privacy and romance and; as with all Sandals properties; the butler service will leave you not having to lift a finger. The real highlight of this Sandals hotel is the private offshore island - just jump on a Love runner and you'll be there in 5 minutes. It's basically a resort in itself, complete with beach club, pool, swim-up bar and spa experiences. Paradise: found and included. When you are feeling a bit more adventurous, there are a host of activities included in your stay so you can work up an appetite. You'll be spoilt for choice when you do get hungry though, with 10 gourmet restaurants and 3 food trucks - you'll have to make sure you stay long enough to ensure you try them all!

Amenities

  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Cable Beach, Nassau. Transfer time from airport: 15 min.

Hotel information

All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar with soft drinks, wines and local beers, safe, iron and board, amenity kits, hairdryer and 1 king-size bed. All rooms sleep maximum 2 adults and include round trip airport transfers. 

East Bay Premium rooms are located on 6th floor of the East Bay building with views of the French courtyard. 

Club rooms include: Access to club lounge which offers a host of amenities including private check-in/check-out, all day snacks, alcoholic beverages and signature cocktails, coffee machine, selection of board games and dedicated concierge. Club rooms also include all day room service, bar stocked with a variety of spirits and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wine, and bath robes.

Butler rooms include: personal butler service for all your needs during your stay with a cell phone to reach them when needed. Guests also receive plush robes with slippers, fully stocked bar complete with premium spirits, 24 hour room service, and Rolls Royce airport transfers. 

Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, 5-Star Global Gourmet™, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

East Bay Zen Garden Rooms are located on floors 2-4 of the East Bay building, with views of the resorts gardens, featuring a rainfall shower. 

Island Village Honeymoon Luxury Villa Rooms are situated on the 2nd floor surrounded by the lush gardens of the Island Village.

East Bay Honeymoon Zen Garden Rooms are located on floors 2-3 of the East Bay building, with views of the resorts gardens, featuring a bathtub/shower combination. 

East Bay Luxury Rooms are located on floors 1-6 of the East Bay building, with views of the courtyard and an additional cosy seating area.

East Bay Zen Garden Walkout Club Level rooms are on the ground floor of the East Bay building featuring an oversized patio that leads to the beautifully landscaped gardens. 

East Bay Oceanview Premium rooms are situated on floors 5-6 of the East Bay building with large bay windows overlooking the sea. 

West Bay Honeymoon Club Level Oversized Junior Suites are located on floors 2-3 of the West Bay building, featuring a balcony that overlooks the crystal lagoon pool or the resorts tropical gardens. 

East Bay Oceanview Luxury rooms are on floors 2-6 of the East Bay building with ocean and pool views from the bay windows. 

East Bay Oceanview Grande Luxe rooms are located on the upper floors of the East Bay building, featuring a private balcony with stunning ocean views as well as an additional indoor sitting area.

West Bay Grande Luxe Walkout Oversized Club Level Junior Suites are on the ground floor with a private patio featuring views of the tropical gardens and pool.

East Bay Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level rooms are located in the Balmoral Oceanfront Village on floors 2-6, with a private balcony overlooking the ocean.

Island Village Club Level Junior Villa Suites feature an outdoor tranquility soaking tub on the patio or balcony, overlooking the gardens. These are situated on the ground or first floor.

East Bay Poolside Walkout Club rooms are on the ground floor, featuring a private patio that's just steps from the pool.

West Bay Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suites are located on floors 3-5, offering stunning views of the ocean, gardens or pool from the private balcony.

West Bay Oceanview Penthouse Club Level Suites are on the top floor of the building, with views of the ocean, gardens and pool from the private balcony.

East Bay Beachfront Club Level rooms are situated on floor 2-4 and include an oversized balcony overlooking the beach, ocean and the resort's offshore island. 

West Bay One Bedroom Butler Suites are on floors 2-3 and include a separate master bedroom and living room with a dining area. The private balcony offers garden views. 

Island Village One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite are on the second floor of this picturesque village, with a tranquility soaking tub for 2 on the balcony. These suites have separate master bedroom and living room with dining area and fully stocked bar.

West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suites are located on floors 2-5, with a spacious living/dining room with fully stocked bar. The luxurious love nest suite offers ocean views from the private balcony.

West Bay Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suites feature a loveseat in the bedroom, as well as separate living room with a private balcony overlooking the ocean.

East Bay Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suites are located on the top floor, with a fully furnished balcony overlooking the ocean, beach and the resort's offshore island. The master bedroom features a fully stocked bar and cosy seating area. 

West Bay Honeymoon Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suites are spacious suites located near the pool and restaurants, on floors 2-5. They feature a separate master bedroom and living room with fully stocked bar.

West Bay Oceanfront Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suites are located on the top floor with stunning sea views from the private balcony. There is a spacious open-plan living/dining room, as well as separate master bedroom. 

West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suites are located on the ground floor, with zero entry access to the garden river pool. 

Island Village Walkout Butler Hideaway Villa Suites are romantic retreats with views of the tropical gardens and a private plunge pool on the patio, as well as a tranquility soaking tub and bistro set. The expansive bedroom includes a seating area and fully stocked bar. 

West Bay Swim-up Oversized Club Level Junior Suites are located on the ground floor with a private walkout patio complete with lounge chairs. The spacious bedroom features a loveseat and fully stocked bar.

Island Village One Bedroom Walkout Butler Villa Suites feature an enclosed private patio complete with plunge pool and tranquility soaking tub for two. The suite consists of a separate living room and master bedroom.

West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen One Bedroom Butler Suites are on the ground floor, featuring zero access to the garden river pool from the private patio. The suite is made up of a separate master bedroom and living room with dining area and fully stocked bar.

Island Village One Bedroom Butler Villa Suites are secluded villa featuring a private patio complete with plunge pool and tranquility soaking tub for two. The master bedroom seamlessly transitions into an open concept sitting area.

East Bay Beachfront Swim-up Butler Suites are located on the ground floor, just steps away from the white sandy beach. The patio features lounge chairs and a bistro set, and offers zero entry access to the pool.

West Bay One Bedroom Swim-up Butler Suites offer views of the pools, gardens and a glimpse of the ocean from the ground floor patio; with direct access to the zero entry swim-up pool as well as a tranquility soaking tub. The suite has a separate living room, with the master bedroom featuring love seat and fully stocked bar.

West Bay One Bedroom Oceanview Swim-up Butler Suite offer full ocean views from the walkout patio, that has direct access to the zero entry swim-up pool as well as a tranquility soaking tub. The suite is spacious, with a separate living room complete with fully stocked bar. 



10 dining options: La Plume (French cuisine), Butch's Island Chophouse (Steak and Seafood), Tesoro, Kanoo (Pan-Caribbean cuisine), Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki, reservations required), Aralia House (located on Barefoot cay, serving fresh seafood), Calico, The Queen's Peal (serving traditional pub food), Gordon's Pier Restaurant, and Soy (Sushi). 3 food trucks: Coco Queen (Bahamian fare), Bahama Mamma Mia (Italian classics), and Sweets 'N' Tings (sweet treats and coffee). 9 bars including 2 swim-up pool bars. Weekly late night chocolate buffets and sparkling wine breakfasts.

Nightly entertainment with live performances, cocktail parties and theme nights.

2 large pools, 3 pools in the Royal Village, and 1 river pool. Sandals Barefoot Cay private offshore island featuring beach club, pool with swim-up bar, Red Lane® Spa experience and restaurant. Scuba-diving (FREE for PADI-certified divers, fee applies to others), snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, paddle boards and Hobie Cats. Tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, shuffleboard, pool table and darts. Fitness centre and Red Lane® Spa (treatments*).

Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. Shop* and SnapShots Photo shop*. Round trip airport transfers included with all room types, Butler room types include Rolls Royce transfers (arrival and departure).

* Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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Nov 2, 2021 jessciar2020

Do not book here. Their customer service has been horrible. We had booked a trip here in November and they closed the hotel for renovations. They offered us to rebook when the hotel reopens in February, and had to go through the hassle of rebooking the trip, daycare, and flights. We were offered a $500 credit per person to rebook the flights,… Read more
Do not book here. Their customer service has been horrible. We had booked a trip here in November and they closed the hotel for renovations. They offered us to rebook when the hotel reopens in February, and had to go through the hassle of rebooking the trip, daycare, and flights. We were offered a $500 credit per person to rebook the flights, which btw was not enough to cover the same days of the week so now we have to go on off days since the cost of flights has gone up since we originally booked. I submitted receipts to be reimbursed the $857 flight difference and I told them it had to go on a new card because we used a Visa gift card to book the room. I have tried to get my money back for the flights but they say they used the card on file (one that we no longer have) and that they can't do anything else for us and it is now our responsibility to try and get this money back. This is just an example of a large business taking advantage of a customer who has done everything they asked. So disappointing to be treated this way. Read less
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Aug 30, 2021 Tammy E

I can’t believe I spent this much money for the food service to be this slow. The food just arrived an hour and 15 mins after getting here. No refills on drinks. Earlier at a different restaurant, the drink (soda) never even came! Very disappointing! I thought a Sandals resort would be the ultimate experience, guess not.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals is a scam BEWARE

Jun 25, 2021 caro3900 Hartford, Connecticut

After the opening of Royal Bahamian was pushed for the 4th time, we have called Sandals Select 6 times now to reschedule and they keep hanging up on us. And they will not respond to emails from the App. After 14 trips through Sandals this is not acceptable. Save your money and the aggravation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating SANDALS HAS ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR LOYAL CUSTOMERS!!!!!

Jun 24, 2021 Playmaker_Matthew

We just had to cancel for the 3rd time due to delayed re-opening. 2.5 hrs on the phone and we were not able to get another reservation anywhere on our dates. They never apologized and will not refund the entire booking amount. We have spent 28 nights at Sandals and they obviously don't care. No help. No apology. I hate it because we have… Read more
We just had to cancel for the 3rd time due to delayed re-opening. 2.5 hrs on the phone and we were not able to get another reservation anywhere on our dates. They never apologized and will not refund the entire booking amount. We have spent 28 nights at Sandals and they obviously don't care. No help. No apology. I hate it because we have always loved our visits. But that is unacceptable. Guess we will be finding a new resort to spend our hard earned money. Read less
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Jun 23, 2021 sfranzosa Northampton, Pennsylvania

We booked our stay on 6/18, paid in in full and Sandals promptly collected my fee via AMEX. Less than one week later on 6/22 I was informed that my reservation could not be honored due to a delayed reopening on account of additional renovations being made. There is no alternative Sandals property with vacancy so that our dates could be honored,… Read more
We booked our stay on 6/18, paid in in full and Sandals promptly collected my fee via AMEX. Less than one week later on 6/22 I was informed that my reservation could not be honored due to a delayed reopening on account of additional renovations being made. There is no alternative Sandals property with vacancy so that our dates could be honored, which is paramount as this is a birthday gift/celebration. I requested the full refund option, and was informed that it would be processed in 14-21 business days. The immediate and obvious questions that this raises are: 1) Why would Sandals take this reservation in the first place? 2) Why can Sandals so quickly take payment, but take such an elongated period of time to use payments/refunds? 3) As standard practice in the hospitality industry why wouldn't Sandals offer parity at another resort, as this was clearly their shortfall? In short, don't risk your vacation planning with this company. They don't put their guests first, and offered nothing more than a curt "sorry about that" when I asked these questions live. I will tell everyone I can about this awful customer experience. Read less