Sandals Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

This Luxury Included® adults-only resort is set between lush, green gardens and a beautiful white sandy beach on the south coast. Choose between a spacious room, equipped with all mod-cons or your very own suite, overlooking the gardens or the Caribbean Sea. When you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your private surrounds, take advantage of the vast choice of activities and amenities that await you. There’s complimentary scuba-diving for certified divers, kayaking and sailing all included, experiences you’ll both treasure or do nothing more than laze by one of three delightful swimming pools, soaking up the sun. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with 11 gourmet restaurants serving delicious dishes in an intimate atmosphere.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Sailing
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On the vibrant south coast, set on beautiful Maxwell Beach and within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

280 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or patio, HD LED Smart TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, coffee maker, mini bar with soft drinks, wines and local beers, iPod docking stations, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. All rooms have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 2 adults. Caribbean Deluxe Rooms are set amongst tropical gardens on the second floor, overlooking the tropical gardens.

All Inclusive of: Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, 5-Star Global Gourmet dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks and tips, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — its all included!

Caribbean Village:

Caribbean Honeymoon Premium Rooms are located on the first floor, with views of the gardens.

Caribbean Premium Rooms are located on the first floor, with views of the tropical gardens.

Caribbean Grand Luxe Rooms are located on the second and third floors, with garden views.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Walkout Rooms are as above, but located on the ground floors with direct access from the patio to the resort's gardens.

Crystal Lagoon Village:

Crystal Lagoon Luxury Honeymoon Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the first and second floors, with views of the crystal lagoon pool and gardens.

Crystal Lagoon Club Level Luxury Honeymoon Suite with Balcony Tranquillity Soaking Tub are located on the third floor, with views of the crystal lagoon pool and gardens. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up Club Level Luxury Room with Patio Tranquillity Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor, with direct swim-out access to the crystal lagoon pool from the patio. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Crystal Lagoon One-Bedroom Butler Honeymoon Luxury Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are set along the long crystal lagoon river pool, featuring a separate living room and a spa-style bathroom with circular tub. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One-Bedroom Butler Suites with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are as above, but are located on the ground floor with direct zero-entry swim-out access to the crystal lagoon pool from the patio. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Village:

Beachfront Honeymoon Club Level Suites are located on the first and second floors, with views of the beach and ocean, and feature a sitting area and spa-style bathroom. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beachfront Club Level Suites are as above. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beachfront Club Level Suites with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the third floor, with views of the beach and Caribbean Sea, featuring a sitting area and spa-style bathroom. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beachfront Penthouse Club Level Suites with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are as above but are located on the top floor, offering panoramic views of the beach and ocean. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suites with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on each end of the Beachfront Village, with stunning views of the beach and Caribbean Sea from the expansive balcony. Featuring separate living room, and bathroom with Kohler clawfoot bath tub. These Love Nest® Suites include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Penthouse One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are as above, but are located on the top floors, offering panoramic views of the beach and ocean. 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.

  • 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! 11 gourmet restaurants: Spices (International breakfast and lunch, and pan-Caribbean dinner), Portofino's (á la carte Italian; open for breakfast and dinner), Schooners (á la carte seafood restaurant; open for dinner only), The Mariner Seaside Grill (open from 11:00am-6:00pm), Butch's Chophouse (New York style steakhouse; open for dinner only, reservations required), Café de Paris (French Patisserie), Kimonos (Japanese Teppanyaki), The Merry Monkey (British Gastro Pub; open for dinner and late night snacks), Dino’s Pizzeria, Soy (Sushi Bar) and Bombay Club (Sandals first ever Indian Restaurant; open for buffet breakfast and Indian cuisine for dinner). Doggies hotdog stand and a weekly Chocolate Buffet. 7 bars, including swim-up/pool bar.

Nightly live entertainment including a resident band and cabaret shows. Weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party.

3 freshwater swimming pools and 2 whirlpools including a seaside infinity whirlpool. Fitness centre and Yoga pavilion. Red Lane® Spa with full range of treatments*. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Windsurfing, Paddle boarding, Hobie Cat sailing, boogie boarding and kayaking. Volleyball, Bocce ball, cricket, pool and table tennis.

Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. Resort Shop* and Epix Professional Imaging* (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

2 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

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, sleeveless shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening.

Please note: two people in love over 18 years only.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 1 week at Sandals Barbados

Nov 13, 2019 Discover65355010932

The staff is amazing, the food is good, and the drinks are always tasty. Our butlers, Charlene, Acquille, and Josh were amazing. They kept things working, got us the restaurant times we wanted and were always there to help. Very nice place to go.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not 5 Stars in all areas

Nov 13, 2019 Roam17534784357

First let me say that the Location, Food, Pools, Room and Transportation met all expectations however when you pay a premium you expect the service to be excellent all the time and it wasn't. It was the exception to have an interactive conversations with Severs and Bartenders many (not all) seemed put out. As well request for any sort of… Read more
First let me say that the Location, Food, Pools, Room and Transportation met all expectations however when you pay a premium you expect the service to be excellent all the time and it wasn't. It was the exception to have an interactive conversations with Severs and Bartenders many (not all) seemed put out. As well request for any sort of substitution was met with resistance and quickly dismissed as something they couldn't do for you. So be careful when booking you are paying a premium and may not get the service expected. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Freds S

Our first Sandals butler experience has been fabulous. We would highly recommend butlers - Aritha, Akio and Shanna Kay - aka “The A Team”. They gave us a mobile phone and were constantly available via speed dial. They reserved poolside and beach chairs for us. They made all of our reservations. They made special arrangements to our room. … Read more
Our first Sandals butler experience has been fabulous. We would highly recommend butlers - Aritha, Akio and Shanna Kay - aka “The A Team”. They gave us a mobile phone and were constantly available via speed dial. They reserved poolside and beach chairs for us. They made all of our reservations. They made special arrangements to our room. They made sure our bar and fridge were stocked with what we wanted. They brought us surprises on the beach, pool, anywhere. They literally escorted us around the property. They always seemed to know where we were and were always prompt with their responses. We had been to Sandals several times before and always wondered about having a butler. Thanks to Aritha, Akio and Shanna Kay, our eyes have been opened to a new experience. I’m not sure I could visit a Sandals resort again without one. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 PhilS14350 Crowthorne, United Kingdom

We first visited 4 years ago,when it was just Sandals Barbados. Now that the "Royal" section has been added, it is an even better place to stay. It may not be perfect -- we had to change rooms as the first one smelt badly of damp (stay away from 4101) and not all the staff were the most outgoing. BUT overall most of the staff were great, the food… Read more
We first visited 4 years ago,when it was just Sandals Barbados. Now that the "Royal" section has been added, it is an even better place to stay. It may not be perfect -- we had to change rooms as the first one smelt badly of damp (stay away from 4101) and not all the staff were the most outgoing. BUT overall most of the staff were great, the food was very good (particularly Soy, The Bombay, both Butch's and The Parisienne), the drinks and wine were great and the grounds immaculate. So what's not to like !! Special shout to Abike who works in the courtyard bar outside of Bombay -- she was very funny and great entertainment value. Also Dale in the piano bar made the evenings very enjoyable. It's not quite our No 1 Sandals, but it's a great place to holiday and we will certainly return. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 456staceyw San Diego, California

Barbados is a beautiful place. Too bad Sandals is struggling with this property. Staff is very slow. No sense of urgency. Small rooms with weird sliding door thing between bathroom and bedroom. Also, not the cleanest room- stained furniture. Food was ok but definitely not Sandals normal quality. Supposedly under new management and he has… Read more
Barbados is a beautiful place. Too bad Sandals is struggling with this property. Staff is very slow. No sense of urgency. Small rooms with weird sliding door thing between bathroom and bedroom. Also, not the cleanest room- stained furniture. Food was ok but definitely not Sandals normal quality. Supposedly under new management and he has his hands full! Reservation system was down so getting dinner plans took hours waiting in line 😩. Buffet on beach: ran out of food- really? Bar was good. Impossible to get replacement coffee cup (left mine downstairs day one, e/time I grabbed one downstairs to try and replace, housekeeping took it away) don’t know why 🤷‍♀️ Pool is nice but very loud. Get there early to get a seat (like 6am). Very windy so water was a little rough but so pretty. Most disappointing? We are Signature Members (11 years) and they didn’t recognize us at the Member Appreciation dinner. We asked about it and they told us our stays didn’t count and they couldn’t verify our prior night stays - what??? Very upsetting. They gave us $375 to compensate but in points to use on another stay, at Sandals... Read less