Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Bahamas, Caribbean

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 10166 reviews

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 couples 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, butler guests will also have access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers 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–26 Dec ‘19.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/anniversaries/free/ within 14 days of booking. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable at Sandals Inn or any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions 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. 

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 10166 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Feb 17, 2019 Darren S

My wife and I (ages 51 and 40) just visited the Sandals Royal Bahamian over Valentines day. First and foremost, there is a guest services employee named Kiaelyha that has no business engaging with other people on behalf of Sandals. She needs to be changing sheets or raking seaweed off the beach. Very poor personality, never smiled, never wanted… Read more
My wife and I (ages 51 and 40) just visited the Sandals Royal Bahamian over Valentines day. First and foremost, there is a guest services employee named Kiaelyha that has no business engaging with other people on behalf of Sandals. She needs to be changing sheets or raking seaweed off the beach. Very poor personality, never smiled, never wanted to try and help. We asked her about getting reservations at the Japanese restaurant and she said they were completely full every night we were there. We walked over to the Japanese restaurant for just to check and they got us in immediately at 6:30. Not enough bartenders at pool bars. Wait lines at pool bars are 3 to 4 deep. Most of guest services just seemed mad to be there and didn't want to even attempt going above and beyond. I'm not one of these negative people that complains on everything on these review sites. I'm fact, I've been to several sandals and have been ecstatic about the other ones. I normally just smile and don't say anything. But the employees here need a MAJOR attitude adjustment. Another couple we met at dinner expressed the same concerns. They had butler service and were very disappointed. The concierge desk was normally unoccupied and it was difficult to get them to answer the phone. When someone was there it only had one person who had too much to do. And they weren't friendly either. Breakfasts were great. Dinners were ok. Japanese restaurant was great. We won't be coming back to this particular resort because guest services employees just seemed mad at the world and it seems like they're being bothered when you seek their assistance, especially that girl Kiaelyha. I'm an attorney. If that girl worked for me, she'd be gone immediately. The couple we met at the Japanese restaurant said the Sandals at St. Lucia (?) was so good and they highly recommended we go there. So, that's where we'll go next. I hate to say it, but my review of the Royal Bahamian is VERY POOR. Read less
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Feb 16, 2019 Relax39605787634 Atlanta, Georgia

Best trip ever! Sandals was amazing! The staff was absolutely incredible. The service was the best I had ever experienced. Special thanks to Kathleen, Malik, Michael, Troy, and Krystal! Wonderful!!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but dated

Feb 16, 2019 emleestudios Wildwood, Missouri

On a recent stay, we booked a 1 bedroom Ocean Front Butler Suite, which included airport pick-up and drop-off via a Rolls Royce. Very nice! We were met with cold towels upon arrival and given a tour of the property by our butler (we actually had 2 assigned to our room). Their job is to literally make every wish you have come true and they did a… Read more
On a recent stay, we booked a 1 bedroom Ocean Front Butler Suite, which included airport pick-up and drop-off via a Rolls Royce. Very nice! We were met with cold towels upon arrival and given a tour of the property by our butler (we actually had 2 assigned to our room). Their job is to literally make every wish you have come true and they did a great job for us. Well worth the extra $ for this service. We were given a cell phone upon arrival with their contact on speed dial from 7 am to 10 pm. Overall, the resort is beautiful and mostly, very clean. The setting on the beach and ocean is stunning to say the least. Our room was spacious, located overlooking the "party pool" and the ocean. A very convenient location to all the activities, but the bad news is that this is the party place! Crowd noise and DJ Music from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Not terrible, but be aware that it can be noisy if you're after quiet. We ate at most of the restaurants while there and they were all good. None of them really gave us the "wow factor" with the exception of the one splurge we did and that was the private dinner on the beach. We would highly recommend that one. Very romantic evening which made us feel very pampered and exclusive. We spent a day on the off-island which is nice, but crowded as everyone wants to do this. If you go, catch the 10:00 am. Sandals ferry boat (or earlier), or you risk not getting a beach chair on the island. The resort staff was exceptionally nice and respectful of our time and request. The Butlers were just a phone call away and while we didn't utilize their services too much, whatever we asked for was magically there for us. My one issue is that this property is very heavily traveled. It was obvious that between the heavy traffic and salt air that things were getting a bit worn down. Things were in need of paint, plaster, and other minor maintenance issues. None of them a big deal, but not truly the 5-star experience advertised. We travel a LOT and usually stay at the JW Marriott, or Ritz Carlton level. This resort while incredibly beautiful could use some updating. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would most likely visit a Sandals resort in the future, but at a different, less frequented location. Read less
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Feb 15, 2019 William M

Everything was older a lot of the food in the different restaurants what are the same nobody was happy around there that work thereI ended up eating hamburgers most of the time that took our so-called Butler's over an hour to bring do not go here this place is a pit
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The staff went over and above.

Feb 15, 2019 marshall s

The resort was great, very well kept and clean. All of the staff were friendly and helpful! We got the exact room that we asked for the first time and didn't have to get moved around. If you are booking a butler suite, request Rohan, he was absolutely awesome, he went above and beyond and exceeded all of our expectations, he took amazing care of… Read more
The resort was great, very well kept and clean. All of the staff were friendly and helpful! We got the exact room that we asked for the first time and didn't have to get moved around. If you are booking a butler suite, request Rohan, he was absolutely awesome, he went above and beyond and exceeded all of our expectations, he took amazing care of us for our 13 day honeymoon. We will definitely be back. Read less