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
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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 ‘20.

    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. 

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (5970)
  • Very good (2628)
  • Average (1256)
  • Poor (716)
  • Terrible (543)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mediocre at best

Nov 15, 2019 AnswertheGypsywoman Melbourne, Florida

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was stressful. We ordered room service after arriving and it was cold. In two restaurants I was ignored my husband got his breakfast and I didn’t get mine, after I left the Bacarat restaurant because I didn’t not get my food after waiting an hour. I asked for coffee in the Casanova restaurant and I… Read more
My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was stressful. We ordered room service after arriving and it was cold. In two restaurants I was ignored my husband got his breakfast and I didn’t get mine, after I left the Bacarat restaurant because I didn’t not get my food after waiting an hour. I asked for coffee in the Casanova restaurant and I was also ignored. After all these incidents I spoke to The food manager Rochelle Jibrilu. Rochelle promised to make it by sending a gift to our room which we never received, the staff doesn’t follow through with their promises. I wouldn’t recommend this Sandals at all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the money

Nov 15, 2019 Hhh3Heather

This was my first sandals experience and I was so disappointed!! Let me start by saying that the resort was beautiful and clean! However, it was very small with not a lot going on at night. There was only one bar open. The same bar, with the same entertainment every night. The real problem was the service!! The minimum time for a drink at any bar… Read more
This was my first sandals experience and I was so disappointed!! Let me start by saying that the resort was beautiful and clean! However, it was very small with not a lot going on at night. There was only one bar open. The same bar, with the same entertainment every night. The real problem was the service!! The minimum time for a drink at any bar was 10-15 mins, at minimum! It got to the point that when we ordered a drink, we got 2 just to cut down on time spent in the lines. I’m not the kind of person that needs to be waited on but I also don’t expect to pay top dollar and get crappy service!!There was several times my group ordered food and it was forgotten about. At the buffet places, they wanted you to wait to be seated but when they did seat you, the server never came over to get our drink order. I had to find(it was not set out for self service)and get my own coffee just about every morning and forget about a refill!! Most of the staff seemed almost bothered by any request. Simple, as in, I would like to sit outside rather than inside. With talking to others at the resort I noticed that everyone had the same complaints. Those people also stated that they had been to several sandals and have never had an experience like the one in the Bahamas. I usually don’t write reviews but this was way too much money for a sub-par experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Over advertised

Nov 14, 2019 amandaX9973VZ

Everything from their website to menus to flyers describing anything on the property is an overstatement. There are many of the things they claim- they are just no where near as good as they advertise. Our travel agency screwed us into thinking we booked a butler room when really it was a “luxury” level room which is the lowest level. So we were… Read more
Everything from their website to menus to flyers describing anything on the property is an overstatement. There are many of the things they claim- they are just no where near as good as they advertise. Our travel agency screwed us into thinking we booked a butler room when really it was a “luxury” level room which is the lowest level. So we were disappointed off the bat. Room service was added to our room since luxury does not include anything. But the service was not worth the hassle. Difficult to get them to answer the phone to place and order. The order wasn’t right a single time. They wouldn’t bring any beverages other than coffee. Our mini fridge was never restocked. We called 3 times one day and they finally brought a few things but never restocked the fridge. No one seemed to like working there. Or providing service. Maybe once we got a “you’re welcome” but mostly just a rude facial expression. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Avoid this property at all costs!!!

Nov 14, 2019 491leenad Katy, Texas

The experience was terrible from beginning to end. Service was non-existent, the food was mediocre at best, and nobody seemed to care or doing anything about it. For example, every morning at breakfast, I was lucky to get one cup of coffee much less a re-fill for anything. Room service took 2 hours and we had to call repeatedly to get our room… Read more
The experience was terrible from beginning to end. Service was non-existent, the food was mediocre at best, and nobody seemed to care or doing anything about it. For example, every morning at breakfast, I was lucky to get one cup of coffee much less a re-fill for anything. Room service took 2 hours and we had to call repeatedly to get our room stocked with beverages. It is a very expensive resort that does not provide the service is promises. I did have a conversation with management before i left and the best they could do was an "im sorry". I would avoid this resort completely. I wish I could give it negative stars, it was that bad. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals 2019

Nov 13, 2019 glc09 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Always a good time at Sandals. We did have some bad luck with the weather, but had 2 great days out of 3. Pizza is the best. Butlers were there when we needed something. I didn't like the reservations active moving around from our requested plans but we adjusted. Sandals took good care of us.