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 Sandals Closes Their Resort but Will NOT Offer a Full Refund

Mar 30, 2020 719PatrickD Red Bank, New Jersey, United States

My wife and I were scheduled to go to Sandals on April 15, 2020 for our 10 year anniversary. This was going to be our third trip to a Sandals resort and our second to the Royal Bahamian. Due to the global Pandemic SANDALS CHOSE TO CLOSE THEIR RESORT. Let me repeat that so I am clear, SANDALS CHOSE TO CLOSE THEIR RESORT. I used a travel agent… Read more
My wife and I were scheduled to go to Sandals on April 15, 2020 for our 10 year anniversary. This was going to be our third trip to a Sandals resort and our second to the Royal Bahamian. Due to the global Pandemic SANDALS CHOSE TO CLOSE THEIR RESORT. Let me repeat that so I am clear, SANDALS CHOSE TO CLOSE THEIR RESORT. I used a travel agent however I paid for the resort, flights, and insurance DIRECTLY through SANDALS (UNIQUE VAC/REP OF SANDAL). The agent I dealt with told me that Sandals would not refund my purchase but could offer me half of the resort fees back in a refund and the other half in a credit that I would have to use within a year of the initially scheduled vacation. They also told me that UNITED would give me a credit that I would have to use before the end of 2020. They told my agent this is all outlined in the insurance I purchased through SANDALS. They also told my agent to cancel the trip and this is the best they could offer. My agent spoke with Sandals twice and they would not move from their position. I was advised to cancel as to not lose the full amount of my trip. Again, SANDALS CANCELED my vacation, not me and now my money is being held hostage. When I reached out to Sandals to speak with someone they refused and told me to speak with my Agent. This is HORRIBLE customer service and a true disservice to someone who was looking to visit you three times in a decade. Anyone else reading this reach out to your credit card company. I have contacted mine, explained the situation, how we were FORCED into canceling to guarantee that we recoup some of our money back, which they fully understand and appeared to agree with me. They will be contesting these charges on my behalf. Again, this is not how you handle customer who spend thousands of dollars to visit your resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but came at the worst time

Mar 26, 2020 KimChoe17

The resort and view was amazing, but when we arrived on Friday, they told us that we had to fly back home by Sunday due to the coronavirus. We tried to enjoy as much of the amenities as we could in a short amount of time but there were some things that was limited. We had made a reservation on saturday at Kimonos for dinner and when we arrived,… Read more
The resort and view was amazing, but when we arrived on Friday, they told us that we had to fly back home by Sunday due to the coronavirus. We tried to enjoy as much of the amenities as we could in a short amount of time but there were some things that was limited. We had made a reservation on saturday at Kimonos for dinner and when we arrived, there was no one there. I wished there was some kind of communication about it being closed or what was still opened. There wasn't much people staying at the resort. The service was still phenomenal but we felt like they could have handled our situation better. Per their policy, they offered us a voucher for the 2 days that we were supposed to stay. But with our situation, we were not able to utilize the voucher within the year. We were sent to multiple staffs and they all told us the same thing; to call the sandals corporation. We did expect to talk to the GM, but that never happened. Still awaiting to speak to a representative at the corporate location....... But, a private transfer to the airport in a Rolls Royce was nice though..... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful relaxing vacation!! the week before covid-19 hit 3/16-3/21/2020

Mar 26, 2020 beerw2017

Beautiful location, awesome catamaran cruise party! Cool smaller hobie cat sailing. Drinks flowing, pool party daily. Food was excellent ( meat and fish eaters)plenty of variety and chances to get in more fruit and vegetables, Spices breakfast buffet was plentiful and very good. Casanova's Italian dining was great with the antipasto bar that… Read more
Beautiful location, awesome catamaran cruise party! Cool smaller hobie cat sailing. Drinks flowing, pool party daily. Food was excellent ( meat and fish eaters)plenty of variety and chances to get in more fruit and vegetables, Spices breakfast buffet was plentiful and very good. Casanova's Italian dining was great with the antipasto bar that offered true Italian dishes. Here are the reviews by day: Monday arrived around 1:30, easy transfer from airport, nice bus ride. Greeted at the entrance with a cool towel and porter to take our bags while they escorted us to lunch. Room would not be ready for a few hours which was fine, gave us a chance to explore ( walked around the villas and saw the two smaller pools and fish pond) and swim. Dinner Monday was at Casanova's Excellent!! I like to try new dishes when on a vacation like this, I had the lamb chops, delicious! Antipasto bar yummy. Dessert was a go at the table we all shared tiramisu, canolli, and gelato.......... Then to Cricketer's pub for some after dinner drinks, then bed, it was a long day. Tuesday St Patrick's day....... over to the private Island ( it is shared with a cruise line but there is a wall and you do not mingle with them) . Hung out in water all day, on the yellow float ring, met some great people, talked and drank. Lunch at Schooners Conch fritters are like hush puppies, and cracked conch was very good, I compared to calamari ( not rubbery at all). Back over to resort late afternoon to swim in pool and change for dinner at Spices. Menu was great . If you like beef you can not complain, at spices it was marinated with an Asian sauce with shrimp, very good. Then over to Cricketers pub for St Patrick's day celebration. Again more drinking and green drinks :) Then karaoke at theatre, yes I sang but not well, at least I had fun.... Wednesday the catamaran beach reggae snorkel trip was the highlight of our trip. Wear your bathing suit if you plan to snorkel, bring a coverup, as it is chilly when you take off, hat, sunscreen, you take towels from pool area, Crew on the Sol mate were great and very friendly. Two snorkel stops ( saw lots of fish on the coral reef with sea fans and turtles ) snorkel gear was provided, provided lunch, then an absolutely breathtaking beach break with the smoothest white sand beach, then they crank up the music and its a party on the way back. Saw some famous people's fancy homes, and an interesting TV trivia bit. Dinner at Kimonos with Rahul as our chef, great food and great showmanship of his skills. Again great beef plus shrimp chicken veggies and dessert. Early to bed... busy day Thursday a day around the pool with music trivia, drinking etc. then dinner at Gordons on the pier, again a new item for me, swordfish, it was fantastic, I also tried hubbys beef, which was the best so far. Then sing a long at piano bar, what a blast!! They provide songbooks with the lyrics. Friday situation getting serious with covid-19 had meeting with Manager to let us know what was going on. Took a hobie cat with Calvin, out on the choppy water, so glad we did it, was very fun bouncing over the waves. Then another "relaxing" day by pool, as we were all tense and anxious with leaving. Again dinner at Casnova's, then bed hopefully to go home...... Saturday breakfast at spices, then off to airport and nerve racking trip home, but we did make it home at originally expected time. So since this was an unprecedented week, it was not crowded. Grounds and landscaping are gorgeous, blooming flowers and greenery with tall palms all around. Nice statuary at entrance and all over the grounds, with two elegant fountains. We had a walk out room in Windsor building, with table and two chairs on little patio, ( some people in our group had chairs on their patios that had the arms fraying with the "wicker" material, so it hurt to sit in those chairs, that was really the only item that showed it's age on the whole property) which was great to quickly run back to the room if need be. Also on patio is a drying rack which came in handy to dry wet bathing suits overnight. Nice small walkable resort with lots of ramps, hand grab bars in bathrooms in rooms. Nice shampoo and conditioner in room with sewing kit, q-tips, cotton balls, shower cap, and make-up remover pads. In bar area of room, coffee maker, ice bucket, glasses, stocked frig with what you asked for, and what liquor you asked for. So on a daily basis, took beach bag to pool/beach which had sunscreen, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, phone, book, hats, cover-up, bug wipes ( did not use, no bugs seen), gum, and sippy cup. Yes they have paper straws, I had no issue with them even when having a frozen drink which takes loner to drink. Only negative thing for us, which is also on every vacation we take, is the bed. We do not sleep well on vacation as we have a temper-pedic bed which we LOVE, and sleeping on vacation, we always toss and turn and wake up with a sore back, but that is not on Sandals, that is on us. We did ask for the memory foam topper which we got, and it helped a little. It was NOT like a cruise where you are hounded in spending lots of money on photos, t-shirts, special drinks of the day etc., every time you walk out of your room, none of that here Thank Goodness!! It is very relaxed and classy and elegant. I would go again in a heartbeat. I want to thank all the staff, both seen and unseen, I know it takes a lot of people to run a resort of that size. Sorry for the long run on sentences, I just want to get it all out while it is still fresh in my mind....GO FOR IT!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can’t wait to Return!

Mar 26, 2020 Dreamer156416 South Hadley, Massachusetts

Spent March 11 - 18 here and every aspect of the stay was great! We had a club level concierge suite. The room was great. When we needed something, we used the App to request it and service would arrive within 10 minutes. Food was great and the resort was very nice! The private island was amazing - the perfect getaway from the getaway and the… Read more
Spent March 11 - 18 here and every aspect of the stay was great! We had a club level concierge suite. The room was great. When we needed something, we used the App to request it and service would arrive within 10 minutes. Food was great and the resort was very nice! The private island was amazing - the perfect getaway from the getaway and the catamaran cruise was a blast! And if you’re around the Windsor pool, Desario is one helluva bartender and entertainer! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service, Butlers are unmatched, improved their food dramatically

Mar 25, 2020 Elizabeth L Central Valley, New York

My husband and I and our 3 children and their significant others, just went on vacation to the Royal Bahamian, which my husband and I have been to 14 times and are Sandals Diamond members. We were there 4 years ago and the service was less than what we had previously experienced. But this time, Sandals Royal Bahamian has upped their game, I am… Read more
My husband and I and our 3 children and their significant others, just went on vacation to the Royal Bahamian, which my husband and I have been to 14 times and are Sandals Diamond members. We were there 4 years ago and the service was less than what we had previously experienced. But this time, Sandals Royal Bahamian has upped their game, I am very happy to say! We want to provide feedback on our 3 butlers. We have also experienced other Sandals resorts with butler service many times. Denver, Sean and Zhaly are absolutely, by far, the best trio of butlers we have ever experienced. Their attention to detail, responsiveness, courtesy and going above and beyond is unmatched, not only at Sandals but at all the resorts we have been to. Also, we want to let you know that Arizona, who we have known for close to 20 years, since we have been coming to the Royal Bahamian, is remarkable in her friendliness, customer service, and being a wonderful human being. We look forward to seeing her every time we go on our vacation here. Do something special for all of these people. You don’t ever want them to leave. We also wanted to say that the food was remarkably better than it had been in all the previous years we were there. The quality, especially at the dinner restaurants (Baccarat, Crystal Room, Casanova's, Gordon's) was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful time for our whole family! Read less