Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Bahamas, Caribbean

The hotel

Exceeding excellence and a Bahamian landmark, this is one of the great resorts of the Caribbean. Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island offers two holidays for the price of one with its offshore island that features a freshwater pool, an authentic Bahamian restaurant, and a Zen Spa, where rejuvenating massages can be enjoyed outdoor in a quiet environment. The swimming pools with their soaring Grecian columns are breathtaking, the Red Lane® Spa is sumptuous and the 10 dining options promise a dining experience that is truly memorable. With a diverse range of facilities and activities, this adults-only resort will keep you as active or as relaxed as you wish.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

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

Hotel information

404 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, iPod docking station, mini bar with soft drinks, wines and local beers, telephone, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and 1 king-size bed. All rooms sleep maximum 2 adults. Windsor Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suites are located on the second through fourth floors of the Windsor Tower and feature a seating area, bathroom with rain shower and tub combination, or walk-in rain shower, and private balcony offering views of the ocean and pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

All Inclusive of: Sandals Resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

Windsor Oceanview Club Level Suites are located on the second through fourth floors of the Windsor Tower, and feature a seating area, bathroom with rain shower and tub combination, or walk-in rain shower, and private balcony offering views of the ocean and pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Premium Rooms are located on the ground through fifth floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village, just a short walk from the resort's French Courtyard. The room features a seating area, and bathroom with rain shower/tub combination.

Balmoral Zen Garden Rooms are located on the first through third floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village, with views of the gardens. The room features bathroom with rain shower.

Balmoral Honeymoon Zen Garden Rooms are located on the second and third floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village, featuring bathroom with bath tub/shower combination, and private balcony with garden views.

Royal English Honeymoon Luxury Villa Rooms are located within the Royal English Hideaway Villas on the first floor. These newly renovated rooms feature views of the gardens from the room's window.

Balmoral Zen Garden Walkout Club Level Rooms are located on the ground floor of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village and feature a seating area, bathroom with rain shower/tub combination and patio leading directly out to the resort's gardens. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Oceanview Premium Rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village and feature bathroom with rain shower, large bay windows offering views of the Caribbean Sea.

Windsor Honeymoon Club Level Oversized Junior Suites are located on the first and second floors of the Windsor Tower and feature bathroom with rain shower/tub combination, and views of the crystal lagoon pool and gardens from the balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Oceanview Luxury Rooms are located on the first through fifth floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village. and feature bathroom with rain head shower, and views of the pool and ocean from the room's windows.

Windsor Grande Luxe Walkout Oversized Club Level Junior Suites are are located on the ground floor of the Windsor Tower featuring bathroom with rain shower/tub combination or walk-in rain shower, and private patio leading directly out to the resort's gardens. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Oceanview Grande Luxe Rooms are located on the upper floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village, with bathroom featuring a rain shower/tub combination and a private balcony overlooking the ocean.

Royal English Club Level Junior Villa Suite with Outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground and first floors of the Royal English Hideaway Villas. These newly renovated suites have bathroom with walk-in shower, and private balcony or patio with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and privacy curtains, with garden views. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Rooms are located on the first through fifth floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village and feature bathroom with rain shower/tub combination and private balcony boasting ocean views. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Balmoral Poolside Walkout Club Level Rooms are located on the ground floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village with a private patio, just steps from one of the resort's pools and the misting pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Windsor Oceanview Penthouse Club Level Suites are located on the top floor of the Windsor Tower with views of the ocean, gardens and pool from the balcony, and feature bathroom with rain shower/tub combination. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Royal English Walkout Butler Hideaway Villa Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are newly renovated suites and feature a sitting area, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, and an enclosed patio complete with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and privacy curtains, offering garden views. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor One Bedroom Butler Royal Suites are located on the first and second floors of the Windsor Tower and feature a separate living room with dining area, bathroom with rain shower/tub combination, and balcony with garden and partial ocean views. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal English One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the first floor of the Royal English Hideaway Villas. These newly renovated suites feature a separate living room, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, and balcony with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and privacy curtains, offering views of the gardens. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal English One Bedroom Walkout Butler Villa Suites with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor of the Royal English Hideaway Villas. These newly renovated suites feature a separate living room, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, and an enclosed patio with views of the gardens and a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two with privacy curtains. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Royal Suites are located on the first through fourth floors of the Windsor Tower and feature a private balcony with ocean views, open-plan living and dining room, and bathroom with Roman tub. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Balmoral Beachfront Walkout Butler Suites are located on the ground floor of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village, just steps from the beach. These suites feature a seating area, bathroom with rain shower/tub combination, and a large patio with views of the ocean, beach and offshore island. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Balmoral Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suites are as above, but are located on the top floors of the Balmoral Oceanfront Village offering views of the ocean and Sandals Cay. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Romeo and Juliet One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground and first floors of the Royal English Hideaway Villas. These newly renovated suites feature either a patio or balcony with views over the gardens and a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two with privacy curtains, open-plan living area, and bathroom with walk-in rain shower. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor Honeymoon Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Royal Suites are located on the first through fourth floors of the Windsor Tower and feature a living room, bathroom with rain shower/tub combination and expansive balcony boasting views of the ocean. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor Oceanview Walkout One Bedroom Butler Royal Suites are as above, but are located on the ground floor of the Windsor Tower with direct access to the resort's gardens. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor Oceanfront Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Royal Suites are located on the top floor of the Windsor Tower and have ocean views from the private balcony, open-plan living and dining room, and bathroom with Roman shower/tub combination. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Windsor Honeymoon Hideaway Swim Up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suites are located on the ground floor of the Windsor Tower and have a private patio with zero-entry access to the Zen Garden river pool.

Windsor Honeymoon Hideaway Swim Up Crystal Lagoon Zen One Bedroom Butler Suites are as above, but are larger with separate living and dining room. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
  • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
  • Room service available from 7:00am-10:00pm daily

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, you will also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 10 dining options: Spices Restaurant (International; buffet for breakfast and lunch, Pan-Caribbean à la carte dinner), Baccarat (French; à la carte restaurant open for breakfast and dinner), Crystal Room (elegant Mediterranean; open for dinner), Royal Café (Beach grill; open daily from 11:00am-5:00pm), Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki, reservations required), Casanova Italian Ristorante (Italian; buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner), Schooner's (Caribbean seafood, on Sandals' offshore island), Bella Napoli Pizzeria (wood-fired oven pizza), Gordon's on the Pier (elegant à la carte dining, reservations required) and The Cricketer's Pub (British pub). 8 bars including 3 swim-up pool bars. Weekly late night chocolate decadence buffet.

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

6 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 6 whirlpools. Scuba diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others), snorkelling, windsurfing, aquatrikes, kayaks and Hobie Cats. Tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard, pool and darts. Fitness centre with free weights and exercise machines and Red Lane® Spa (treatments*) with sauna and steam room.

Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. Gift shop. SnapShots photo shop*.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 2 nights.

*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 Unreasonable During Pandemic

Jun 19, 2020 justinhump

Very disappointed in the lack of flexibility from Sandals during a worldwide pandemic. When most businesses adjusted and offered fair returns, Sandals held on tight to their profits. We initially cancelled our trip in March because sandals was not allowing people to travel to their resort during our desired date in April. We opted to cancel… Read more
Very disappointed in the lack of flexibility from Sandals during a worldwide pandemic. When most businesses adjusted and offered fair returns, Sandals held on tight to their profits. We initially cancelled our trip in March because sandals was not allowing people to travel to their resort during our desired date in April. We opted to cancel because my wife and I both work in healthcare and there was much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic at the time. Pushing our vacation out a whole 12 months was too risky. We initially had push back from getting a full refund because sandals told us we were within the 30 day mark to only recover half our refund. This was completely unreasonable because we contacted sandals so many times and couldn’t get through. We then received an email stating not to call them because of influx of calls — so we waited for them to call. When they called they only wanted to reschedule and not give me my full refund because of their 30 day policy. It was completely absurd. We finally were able to receive our full refund. However, we just received the last half of our refund today, June, 19th. We requested our refund March 25th or so. It took 3 months and me reaching out to them on multiple occasions to receive my refund. The company gave the same excuse each phone call explaining they “haven’t released the funds.” It made no sense. We lost our insurance money that we put down, which is fine. We also lost our deposit. I don’t agree with their business proceedings and find it unethical. We enjoyed our trip to St. Lucia 2 years ago very much. Jamaica was just “ok.” Regardless, due to so much effort to obtain my partial refund and heartache I will no longer be traveling to sandals and will recommend other resorts over sandals. During times of crisis, leaders rise to the occasion. Sandals proved to their customers that their own profits are more important than future business. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Understand Refund Policy prior to booking

Jun 17, 2020 R4930QSjoycec Norfolk, Virginia

I just want to alert potential guests about my experience. We were so excited to book a July Trip to Royal Bahamian and booked what we anticipated to be the full luxury experience. We sure needed it! Paid in full, started that wonderful anticipation of the best post quarantine celebration! That was wonderful! Royal Bahamian then made the… Read more
I just want to alert potential guests about my experience. We were so excited to book a July Trip to Royal Bahamian and booked what we anticipated to be the full luxury experience. We sure needed it! Paid in full, started that wonderful anticipation of the best post quarantine celebration! That was wonderful! Royal Bahamian then made the decision to not reopen until November and thus our reservation was cancelled. I immediately began to call to make arrangements, however, I am sure so many other surprised and disappointed callers were also attempting to call. I had left my number for a call back after being on hold, no callback, for several days. Today, first thing, I called, got through, and learned there is a penalty to request a refund! Even though Sandals cancelled the reservation. So, we have not been to Sandals, and had to plan to come at a later time for compensation to receive full compensation. So please understand the cancellation policy prior to investing into this experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury birthday break, but in the week before covid-19 hit 17/3/20 - 22/03/20!!

May 18, 2020 Noorie M London, United Kingdom

My husband treated me for my big birthday and went all out! Just the timing was not the best with the Coronavirus crisis. But the hotel shutting off and with limited guests, it had its advantage. We had the ENTIRE hotel and private island practically to ourselves on the last 2 days!! And we made the most of it and enjoyed it most then… Read more
My husband treated me for my big birthday and went all out! Just the timing was not the best with the Coronavirus crisis. But the hotel shutting off and with limited guests, it had its advantage. We had the ENTIRE hotel and private island practically to ourselves on the last 2 days!! And we made the most of it and enjoyed it most then :-). Our second Sandals holiday after Sandals Grande St Lucia and after reading mixed reviews on here, we were a bit worried. But booking a luxury Villa room with 3 personalised butlers was the ultra cherry on the top :-). Quick summary below: The good bits (summarised as there were just too many!) - - The food was AMAZING (even for us Muslims that are restricted with veg and seafood). Bacarat restaurant was the best, Gordons for those crab cakes and Spices, the main restaurant had the best lobster dish ever! - The chef staff were very attentive to our dietary requirements and were even able to source (and evidence) halal meat dishes, much to my husband's delight (those lamb chops, mmmmm) - Every waiter / waitress was faultless. - There is no need to tip (or pressure). Most staff had a 'No need to tip me, I am that good' badge on. - Villa rooms were bigger and much more luxurious, if you can afford it. Request Room 747 which is spacious (bigger than other rooms which we peeked into and we had another room for the last 2 nights due to flights changed and then moved back to original date) and it is right by the private villa pool (heated) and jacuzzi, perfect for a midnight dip :-) - Our personal butlers were Stacey, Renard and Antonio who were on the ball with everythimg, especially Renard! From restaurant bookings, dinner escorts straight to your table, arranging breakfast in the room patio, running the hot tub before you arrive in the room, arranging non alcoholic drinks, snacks in the room and straight to you while relaxing at the pool, personalised birthday notes and decor in the room and available at your every whim at the touch of a (phone) button, they were amazing! I wish I could bring them home with me :-) - Being picked up and taken back from the airport in your own chaffeured Rolls Royce (perk of booking a Villa room). - Plenty of loungers available (again I think this was due to limited guests) - If you are a certified diver, go for it! We had an array of curious reef sharks around us and the crew were amazing (Brian especially). - Husband arranged for a birthday candlelight dinner, and it was simply wow! Service, decor, food, privacy - faultless! - Pamela in the bookings office was pure entertainment and stole the show at the Sandals Select dinner (Pamela if you are this, we are the Mohameds :-) - All the staff, including Mustafa and the waiters/butlers/bartenders/entertainment crew were fantastic!! Even the butler manager was supportive in the time when our flights back to the UK were initially cancelled and allowed us to use the phone in the butler office to call the airline in the UK (after a few hiccups and rebooking on the incorrect route, we made it back okay). - And the highlight of the whole resort and the one thing I will always remember it for....that offshore private island, aaahhhh. Tucked away in the ocean surrounded by turquoise blue waters, lots of sunloungers, restaurant with yummy food, drinks aplenty, private little areas, snorkelling, a massive sunlounger at the very tip of the island to relax and take in the sounds of the ocean, swings over the ocean, hammocks and so much more. And with the added bonus of having that whole island practically to ourselves on the last day....take me back there anytime! The bits that...should we say, could be worked on (still thinking of that island...): - The resort is a bit dated and in need of general updating (villas are good though) - The massage and spa was a bit disappointing and overpriced and the staff were not very warmimg / attentive. Give this a miss. - There is (lots) of seaweed in the resort beach. Staff do their best to clean but I'd stick to the island beach. - The main pools are a bit cold (you have been warned). The glistening sun does not seem to warm it up so we stuck to the villa pool instead. More quieter too. - Ventured a day into Atlantis resort (I mean you can't go to Bahamas without seeing this) - only to be told they were not allowing guests from outside the resort into the waterpark and aquarium (and we checked the website before this). The reception staff was kind enough to allow us to venture into the aquarium and we explored a bit and headed back. We were amongst the few British guests (most guests were from the USA) and made it out on literally the last Flight out of Bahamas to London so were thankful for that. This was one of the best trips I have been (yes even better than the Maldives or Sandals St Lucia). I would love to go back, just for that island.... Read less
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Apr 13, 2020 travelkt315 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Just OK. Overpriced.Food Ok, not grate. Beach - not pleasant view. Service - 3.5. Drinks - 3. Entertainment - 3.5.Rooms 4 stars max. Lot of personnel new hire, does not know anything. For $6,5000 per couple per week better go somewhere else.
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Apr 13, 2020 Guide736946

Well, we really traveled in April 2019, but while on the property we (my husband and another couple) reserved 2 Butler suites for April 2020. And you can imagine how that turned out! We canceled in February, due both to the Coronovirus and an impending surgery for my husband. Sandals was incredible!!! It was like they were ready for our… Read more
Well, we really traveled in April 2019, but while on the property we (my husband and another couple) reserved 2 Butler suites for April 2020. And you can imagine how that turned out! We canceled in February, due both to the Coronovirus and an impending surgery for my husband. Sandals was incredible!!! It was like they were ready for our request. They made the transition so easy for us- to make the identical reservations of room and transportation for next year with only a slight increase in room rate. Truly accommodating!! This will be our 14th trip to Sandals-always a pleasure! Thank you Sandals!!! Read less