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. In addition, you will also have 24-hour room service. 

  • 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service, far above and beyond the required!

Mar 29, 2020 TinaW22

I want to thank the staff of Sandals Barbados and Royal Sandals Barbados personally for looking after us so we’ll during our stay. We were unfortunately caught up during the Covid19 outbreak. After a few days Sandals Barbados was forced to close, we were moved to the Royal side of the resort into a beautiful room. The service we received during a… Read more
I want to thank the staff of Sandals Barbados and Royal Sandals Barbados personally for looking after us so we’ll during our stay. We were unfortunately caught up during the Covid19 outbreak. After a few days Sandals Barbados was forced to close, we were moved to the Royal side of the resort into a beautiful room. The service we received during a very difficult time for you and your staff was the best it could have been! It was our first sandals experience and although we did not get the full experience it has not put us off wanting to come back. The staff, facilities and food were exceptional during our stay. The last day on resort there were a total of 30 guests left. We were all asked personally what we would like the chefs to prepare from any of the restaurant menus and the team did not disappoint! I wish you, the sandals team and your families all the best over the coming months, you will be back better than ever in the near future! Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 D4586EDtracyc

Just returned home from a fantastic holiday here, it was our first time here as a couple but travelled with 6 other people to celebrate a friends special birthday. We will definitely return to Sandals Barbados. It deserves more than a 5 star review. Food is exceptional, service from the staff is also excellent. Nothing is too much trouble staff… Read more
Just returned home from a fantastic holiday here, it was our first time here as a couple but travelled with 6 other people to celebrate a friends special birthday. We will definitely return to Sandals Barbados. It deserves more than a 5 star review. Food is exceptional, service from the staff is also excellent. Nothing is too much trouble staff go above and beyond. Facilities and cleanliness are of a high standard. We were in resort during the outbreak of covid 19. We managed to get our full holiday but during this time staff service and kindness never faultered. They were so helpful and saw us safely to our transport home. So many staff to mention but Fabian Charles and Barbara went that extra mile to assure us. See you soon Sandals Barbados Tracy and Donna Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 JoyceRedBank Red Bank, New Jersey

The property grounds were impeccably landscaped and maintained to a truly lovely paradise. LOVED the Nature walk on the grounds with Markson! All the restaurants were outstanding, our favorite was CHI. There was live entertainment in multiple locations on a nightly basis, Although sometimes the location moved without notice and was hard to… Read more
The property grounds were impeccably landscaped and maintained to a truly lovely paradise. LOVED the Nature walk on the grounds with Markson! All the restaurants were outstanding, our favorite was CHI. There was live entertainment in multiple locations on a nightly basis, Although sometimes the location moved without notice and was hard to locate. Everyone was exceptionally friendly, service was excellent, transfers easy, and the staff all wanted to assist you in anyway possible. In fact even when we went into Bridgetown people were very friendly and helpful. We aLeo LOVED going on the Cave and Critters tour to Harrison Cave and The Wildlife Reserve!! A really fabulous vacation. I highly recommend Sandals Barbados! Also you get to use both Sandals resorts which are side-by-side and double the opportunity for restaurants, shops, entertainment, pools and activities. The Foam pool event was mad FUN!! Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Paul337 Maidstone, United Kingdom

Have stayed before so decided this was ideal location for total chill out and relaxing week. Of course when booking we could not have realised the global situation we now find ourselves in. However, once again, we had the most amazing week and it is great that you have 2 resorts that you can walk between and enjoy all the amenities on offer in… Read more
Have stayed before so decided this was ideal location for total chill out and relaxing week. Of course when booking we could not have realised the global situation we now find ourselves in. However, once again, we had the most amazing week and it is great that you have 2 resorts that you can walk between and enjoy all the amenities on offer in both. All are excellent but our favourite restaurants were Kimonos and Butch's Chophouse, which are definitely recommended. When events return to normality would thoroughly recommend a trip to the resort so big thank you to all the staff. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 Lisa P Orleans

I have to be honest about my impression of the resort. It has beautiful grounds, great food and the pools are very nice. We had high expectations of our first Sandals, we were told by friends the Sandals chain was the best! We have stayed at some high end all-inclusives such as Secrets and the Iberostar Grand and to me the Sandals seemed… Read more
I have to be honest about my impression of the resort. It has beautiful grounds, great food and the pools are very nice. We had high expectations of our first Sandals, we were told by friends the Sandals chain was the best! We have stayed at some high end all-inclusives such as Secrets and the Iberostar Grand and to me the Sandals seemed comparable but at a higher price point. It might be the timing. To be fair we arrived March 12th from Canada, during the pandemic. Barbados was not on the list of travel to avoid at the time we left for our vacation. This could be why the service was lacking. The staff were not very friendly and seemed annoyed we were there. In all fairness they probably didn’t want to be amongst foreigners at a time like this. We wish we had cancelled our trip and saved it for a better time to get a better sense of the Sandals experience. We tried very hard to enjoy our time there but it was difficult feeling like we were not wanted and had very few smiles from the staff. It might be a different experience at a different time but this was our unfortunate experience. We also had issues with our room 3404 on the Sandals side, not impressed with the washroom at all and all the drawers kept opening on their own, the dresser is probably not balanced. The room seemed dated. I would say spend extra and stay at the Royal Barbados next door if a nice room is important to you. All in all it’s a nice place and we are undecided as to whether we would try it another time to see if the service would be friendlier under different circumstances. Read less