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 floors 1-6 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 from a private balcony.

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. 

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 tranquillity 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 tranquillity 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, located on floors 2-5.

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 situated on the ground floor with views of the tropical gardens and a private plunge pool on the patio, as well as a tranquillity 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 tranquillity 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 ground floor suites featuring a private patio complete with plunge pool and tranquillity 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 infinity 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 tranquillity 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 tranquillity 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 (Italian), Kanoo (Pan-Caribbean cuisine), Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki, reservations required), Aralia House (located on Barefoot cay, serving fresh seafood and grilled specialities), Calico (cafe), The Queen's Peal (serving traditional pub food), Gordon's Pier Restaurant (Seafood), and Soy (Sushi). 3 food trucks: Coco Queen (Bahamian fare), Bahama Mamma Mia (Italian classics), and Sweets 'N' Tings (sweet treats and coffee). 8 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 two secluded beaches, beach club with pool, whirlpool, and 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, water trikes, sailboats and Hobie Cats. Tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, lawn chess, croquet, board games, shuffleboard, pool tables and darts. Fitness centre with aerobic and aqua-fit classes. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you’re a beach lover do NOT go here!

May 20, 2022 cindysD307IG

If your a beach person do not go here! We have been to many Sandals and beaches and this has to be the worst and smallest beach and resort. Very seaweedy and if your not out there by 6 am the butlers take ALL of the shaded spots and set the shade tents up in the front row so even if you just get chairs you have no view of the water!! They let… Read more
If your a beach person do not go here! We have been to many Sandals and beaches and this has to be the worst and smallest beach and resort. Very seaweedy and if your not out there by 6 am the butlers take ALL of the shaded spots and set the shade tents up in the front row so even if you just get chairs you have no view of the water!! They let people blast their own music and smoke on the beach, workers go by and don’t even say a word! Earbuds were invented for a reason! I saw ppl at the pool and hot tub smoking as well, I always thought there were designated areas? The private island is just ok,very rocky on back side, but most of the time the water is too rough to get there, you have to take a bus to a marina and then still take a rough boat ride to the island. This happened to us on a return trip we left and a word was not even said as to what was going on and where we were going!! It was our honeymoon and if you don’t have a Butler here there is nothing special done. 2 different restaurants we went to we were seated way ahead of other ppl and they ended up getting their food first, I had to ask if our order even went in! We never have had this bad of experience at Sandals before. We even got married at Beaches Turks and Caicos and that was not the best experience either. I think it’s time to try a different brand! Read less
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May 20, 2022 Houston77056 Houston, Texas

My wife and arrived on March 25th after a two-year delay forced by Sandals by refusing to refund our payment when the Covid 19 pandemic started in March 2020, the reason was because we decided to cancel the trip and the insurance will only cover trip interruption, never mind that all other resorts everywhere were refunding payments because Covid… Read more
My wife and arrived on March 25th after a two-year delay forced by Sandals by refusing to refund our payment when the Covid 19 pandemic started in March 2020, the reason was because we decided to cancel the trip and the insurance will only cover trip interruption, never mind that all other resorts everywhere were refunding payments because Covid 19, Poor decision by Sandals. As promised, we were greeted at the airport by a very helpful and nice driver of a beautiful white Rolls Royce. At the resort we were introduced to one of our three butlers assigned to our butler suite. Everything was great. The butlers arranged for chairs at the beach with a cooler and the drinks of our preference every day, made reservations at all restaurants each day, perfect service. At the restaurants the service was always great and although much of the personnel were from other Sandals location, mainly Jamaica, they were all kind and ready to take our orders with a smile. Everything was fine until on March 30 at dinner time at the Tesoro restaurant after I ate my appetizer consisting in a few mussels, four shrimps and two pieces of prosciutto ham and while waiting for our main dish I started not feeling well with stomach pain and difficulties breading, when I attempted to get up to go out for air I fainted on the floor. Other people rush to help me including a British nurse from another table that took my vitals and said that my pulse was good, and I just needed water and air while the servers were calling the manager. When the manager Mike arrived, he immediately attempted to minimize the seriousness of the event by blaming too much exposure to sun and dehydration for not taking enough water, when asked for a doctor he was fast to respond that the resort didn't have a doctor on site nor on call and if we wanted a doctor, we would have to pay for one. They didn't have a nurse at that time ither because she was there from 8 to 5. The manger was only interested in me signing a report written by a security man, before signing I noticed that none of the facts of the possible contaminated food or drinks were included in the report, so I had to add the facts in the report before signing it. Terrible response by the manager Mike to an accident that could have resulted in a much worst case if it wasn't because God help me to recover before going to sleep. My question is how Sandals does not have a nurse 24/7 and a doctor on call to take care of accidents or events like mine and the resort would not pay for a doctor for a customer that had pay $9700 for 6 nights at the resort, completely unacceptable. I left a complaint at the butler reception desk before leaving next day address to the General Manager of the resort, but so far, I had not received any reply from any one at Sandals. I will never stay in any Sandals again and I will be sure that anyone I know is aware of the poor management decision by Sandals and its manager. Read less
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May 16, 2022 Happyguyfromarkansas

We recently stayed at SRB 5/7-515 and this was our 4th Sandals stay- previously stayed at Sandals Antigua (2013), Sandals Grande St Lucia (2015), and Sandals Royal Barbados for Christmas 2021. This may be a close race for our favorite stay yet. Honestly, we had mixed emotions since we were originally scheduled to be at Sandals Curacao. We had… Read more
We recently stayed at SRB 5/7-515 and this was our 4th Sandals stay- previously stayed at Sandals Antigua (2013), Sandals Grande St Lucia (2015), and Sandals Royal Barbados for Christmas 2021. This may be a close race for our favorite stay yet. Honestly, we had mixed emotions since we were originally scheduled to be at Sandals Curacao. We had anticipated it being more for diving, since I have read lots of previous reviews. The diving was PHENOMENAL. Lots of experience with black tip reef and nurse sharks. Soney, Wenzel, Ramon were excellent with great experience and attention to detail. My wife was upgraded to having a butler despite being booked a club level room, presumably due to being rescheduled from Curacao. Glenroy, our butler, made us feel like our experience at the rondoval in Barbados: great communication and spoiled my wife with desserts, coffee, and if course champagne. We had an amazing week together with plenty of laughs and good food. Ricardo, our personal driver, ended our pleasant stay with warm energy. We rebooked for next year, and that’s saying a lot from picky people like us. The resort had a small intimate feel, and great service and staff. We continue to love Sandals brand!! Read less
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May 16, 2022 snow1 Reno, Nevada

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Sandals Royal Bahamian. We had been there before and were pleasantly surprised with all the improvements and renovations that were done. We were in a West Bay swim up room facing a garden in the back. It got the afternoon sun and was private. Our fantastic Butlers, Rohan and Silvano made our vacation… Read more
We just returned from a wonderful trip to Sandals Royal Bahamian. We had been there before and were pleasantly surprised with all the improvements and renovations that were done. We were in a West Bay swim up room facing a garden in the back. It got the afternoon sun and was private. Our fantastic Butlers, Rohan and Silvano made our vacation over the top. They reserved chairs on the beach each morning, got us our requested dinner reservations and brought us snacks most afternoons. They helped with anything that we needed. Thanks.....you guys are the best !! We ate in a different restaurant each nite and the food was fantastic in each one. We waited over 2 years to take this trip and Sandals did not disappoint. It was worth the wait ! Read less
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May 15, 2022 ctdub0502

We have always loved Sandals Royal Bahamian! So much so that we chose that resort for our 2020 destination wedding. However, due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our destination wedding for a stateside one. We loved Sandals Royal Bahamian even before the refurbishment and now, WOW! The improvements are AMAZING! We celebrated our honeymoon… Read more
We have always loved Sandals Royal Bahamian! So much so that we chose that resort for our 2020 destination wedding. However, due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our destination wedding for a stateside one. We loved Sandals Royal Bahamian even before the refurbishment and now, WOW! The improvements are AMAZING! We celebrated our honeymoon and 1 year anniversary and could not have had a more amazing time. The entertainment was top notch and our housekeeper, Janet, and butlers Adelica, Eric and Kendrick were AWESOME! Keno, our driver to and from the airport, is pleasant and professional and always set the tone for a great start and end to our vacation. Our first stop, after checking in, is always the Loyalty desk and Kendrick in the loyalty office did not disappoint. There was no pressure, and he was open to answering all our questions. We booked 4 more trips! Our Red Lane Spa therapists, Kenya and Jenae, were absolutely fantastic. They did such a great job that we booked another spa treatment with them before we left. We are looking forward to booking again with them when we return next year! From our room and the view to the staff, food, and the entertainment we were absolutely blown away by everything we experienced for our 1-year anniversary/honeymoon and look forward to going back “home” to Nassau, Bahamas very soon! Read less