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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

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 Cancellation policy / Travel requirements

Apr 15, 2021 V3103EPrichardw Londonderry, Vermont

My review is based solely on the booking / cancellation policy. I have not been to the resort. I booked a trip to Sandals Barbados one week ago before I firmed up my summer plans, figuring I could cancel for any reason based on their "book with confidence" policy. I now would like to cancel the trip, but there is no way to do this on the… Read more
My review is based solely on the booking / cancellation policy. I have not been to the resort. I booked a trip to Sandals Barbados one week ago before I firmed up my summer plans, figuring I could cancel for any reason based on their "book with confidence" policy. I now would like to cancel the trip, but there is no way to do this on the website and getting through to customer service via phone is impossibility difficult. If you leave a callback number, they do not call back. If you attempt to wait, you are ultimately prompted to enter in your confirmation number, date of travel and callback number. I have emailed their customer service and received nothing but an automated response acknowledging receipt of my message. Additionally, the COVID 19 travel requirements for Barbados listed on the Sandals website are incorrect. I would not have booked a trip there had the process been described accurately. I would recommend travelers consult the visitbarbados.org website and carefully examine their entry requirements prior to booking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed beyond belief

Mar 9, 2021 Susysmith2013 Brisbane, Australia

We booked a holiday for February 2021. Due to Covid we were unable to travel. After following all the guidance provided by Sandals, many emails back and forth, we now find that our £350 deposit will not be returned to us. We have had 2 previous holidays with them and absolutely loved it all. But to get this kick in the teeth at this awful time,… Read more
We booked a holiday for February 2021. Due to Covid we were unable to travel. After following all the guidance provided by Sandals, many emails back and forth, we now find that our £350 deposit will not be returned to us. We have had 2 previous holidays with them and absolutely loved it all. But to get this kick in the teeth at this awful time, having been a loyal fan of the company and holiday dream they provide, is not just disappointing but very annoying. Beware of them. Read less
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Feb 10, 2021 MWerren

2nd time at Sandals Barbados, arrived without being notified of a change to the rules. Had to quarantine in one hotel and then after taking COVID test and being Neg move to other hotel. Over all a the experience was fine for a pandemic, not to many issues while on property. Due to changes was promised 3 comp days for a future stay and Sandals was… Read more
2nd time at Sandals Barbados, arrived without being notified of a change to the rules. Had to quarantine in one hotel and then after taking COVID test and being Neg move to other hotel. Over all a the experience was fine for a pandemic, not to many issues while on property. Due to changes was promised 3 comp days for a future stay and Sandals was to email a form for these days, 6 weeks later nothing, even after calling and speaking to the Club Level concierge about it. Not the way a couple who has 10 past stays with Sandals expects to be treated after leaving. Read less
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Jan 14, 2021 Caroline A London, United Kingdom

We received an email from Sandals a couple of days before we departed explaining the situation with regard to Sandals and Sandals Royal. To be honest I was more excited by the fact that Sandals would pay for our Covid test. They were looking very pricey! We arrived on 23 December, had our test on 24 December and were 'on the other side' by… Read more
We received an email from Sandals a couple of days before we departed explaining the situation with regard to Sandals and Sandals Royal. To be honest I was more excited by the fact that Sandals would pay for our Covid test. They were looking very pricey! We arrived on 23 December, had our test on 24 December and were 'on the other side' by Christmas Day. Unfortunately, Sandals had to make a decision to tighten up the isolation a short time after this. You have to accept that during a Pandemic there will be rules to limit the spread of the virus. Every single moment was paradise and the staff went far, far above what was expected of them. The American Tavern (Cherie, Samantha, Jannine and Mia - Applause!), served an absolutely superb a la carte breakfast. My favourite was the avocado followed by the eggs benedict. Butch's Steak House (Curtlee and Shamir) was steak heaven. Chi and Butch's Steak and Seafood Restaurant run by Emanuel and his Right Hand Woman is a must. Last but not least my favourite restaurant Bombay run by the super serene Sopranho. This is right up with Dastaan (Ewell Bypass). We stayed in Room 9220 on the second floor of a Club Suite. I dream of sleeping in that suite and that bed again! Just don't forget to call the turtles in the bathroom Eric and Ernie! A final thank you to Charles, Cherri, Mr Drake and Barbara who kept it all on track. Please see Annette's super helpful Review. I can assure you Annette is just as helpful in person as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Wonderful Start to 2021

Jan 12, 2021 MimosaTree Feasterville, Pennsylvania

We arrived on December 22nd after we received a phone call from Sandals on December 19th to advise us of the new protocols the Barbados Government put in place. Therefore, I will start by saying we knew that we were taking a risk. Our pre-arranged testing was done by Stage Zero and results were in within the guaranteed time frame. The Airport… Read more
We arrived on December 22nd after we received a phone call from Sandals on December 19th to advise us of the new protocols the Barbados Government put in place. Therefore, I will start by saying we knew that we were taking a risk. Our pre-arranged testing was done by Stage Zero and results were in within the guaranteed time frame. The Airport was thorough with instructions, ensuring everyone sanitized their hands, and followed protocols. We were greeted by Concierge at the Club Sandals lounge, given drinks, and cold towels. Three other couples arrived with us and we all convened to the Calypso building and waited in seating away from the bar for our rooms. Testing was already scheduled for 8:30 am the next day which Sandals paid for. Charles, the manager checked on us while we were having drinks and enjoying one another's company, apologized for the slight wait and got us to our rooms. We were originally booked for the Royal and understood that we would be on this side until our second negative test was received. (Side note, I was also Randomly selected at the airport by the Barbados MOH to take an additional test on December 24th. Sandals also provided this for free and didn't make me go off property to get it. ) Together, we as guests made the best of our stay on the original side and had a lot of fun! Portofino's, Schoeners, and the Merry Monkey are the food options for this leg of the trip. All our meals were excellent and I have severe food allergies and dietary restrictions. Service at the bar was wonderful and I would like to mention Eugene for his excellent services every night ! Our room was clean and there were no issues. We had no problems (during high season) obtaining pool loungers or communicating via the loop. One very important point of reference is, all guests had interaction with Charles during this period of new requirements as he was very hands on, asking guests questions and to provide honest feedback in addition to taking notes. On the morning of December 25th we were informed by Management who just received the list of results to, "pack it up, you're negative!!!" A bunch of us did. Within 1 hour our luggage was over to our room on the Royal Side. We stayed in a Swim-up room with Tranquility Soaking Tub. Room was 1808. We were very pleased with the amenities and privacy. Every night turn down service knocked and provided clean towels. Housekeeping came every day and cleaned everything in the room, bed linens were changed every other day. Another change took place during our stay which was curfew restriction. Initially it was 10 pm and the Resort adjusted accordingly offering earlier dinner Reservations and keeping us informed. Staff employees began stay overnight to accommodate the guests who would want room service, drinks, etc because they could not travel back home after 10 pm. A little bit of understanding, a good attitude, and respect and cooperation with the Government a guest is now staying under can really help your vacation no matter where you travel during this pandemic. All of our meals were excellent during our stay! We ate at Butch's, Soy, Kimonos, Butch's Chophouse, Bombay, and La Parisienne. The only one we missed for dinner was the Tavern but we did eat at The Merry Monkey (please meet Joy and Jack the other manager! They are a blast!) My husband enjoyed snorkeling right in the ocean at the Resort daily. I actually went into the ocean a few times this vacation past my knees and the water temperature was warm! No issues getting beach loungers or towels. Towels are now laid out on the loungers daily. Should you notice a shortage of champagne, that was me !!! Dwayne is an excellent bartender over at the main pool, probably one of the best I've ever encounter and I can say this as I too was a barter. Pierre at the Rooftop bar is also a great mixologist so do pay him a visit and ask about NYE. I don't want to leave out Neptune's where we did enjoy lunch. Service has gotten far quicker and the demeanor much friendlier since our past few visits. We very much enjoyed breakfast every morning at La Parisienne or the Tavern. We did the Cool Runnings (II) Catamaran Cruise and Chris was our Captain. This was one of the highlights of our trip and I highly recommend this. My husband went snorting and enjoyed it very much. The entire vibe of this excursion was phenomenal and the food was freshly prepared and excellent. I took advantage of the massage at Red Lane Spa. Carla did my massage as it was very much needed. I felt like a whole new person when I left there. A second curfew restriction was set in place for 8 PM. We were still able to get drinks at the Lover's Lane Bowling Alley and staff also came out to the tables and seating outside to take orders. There is still entertain under this curfew, just in a simpler form to avoid drawing crowds congregating closely together. We also visited the Merry Monkey for drinks and to talk with others and staff. Same service there with staff eager to wait on you. The same as home, it's who you choose to surround yourself with that dictates your overall mood and experience. We were fortunate to be amongst guests who shared the same happiness just to be on vacation at a 5 star Resort in the Caribbean and set aside our "First World Problems ". It also should be noted that Staff went above and beyond to make sure we were having the best time day and night. Service is actually ramped up, not down to compensate for the uncontrollable changes and for guests safety and health: towels distributed on loungers, drink orders taken throughout the resort day and night, food order turn around time far quicker than ever, toiletries replaced by the double, hand sanitizer stations all over, decontamination efforts constantly just to name a few. Unfortunately, I'm leaving out a few key employees names in an effort to give honest feedback on our vacation. We did extend 6 extra nights we were so happy. We've never done this before in 15 years of vacationing. Pre-pack your essentials for your first 2 nights, be prepared for some changes until the pandemic is under control, give credit where you see it, use the loop or go to Concierge should you have a concern and you will have an incredible vacation. I'm not denying some guests had a lapse in turnaround time for their testing results. There was an outbreak at the prison and as any Country would do, those tests had to take priority. The Government acknowledged this, has put in measures to get back on the 24 to 48 hour turn time and is offering compensation. There was also a very bad rain storm which effected power on parts of the island (not Sandals and it was only 1 day). An act of nature can happen anywhere and at anytime, be realistic. Guests were also graciously compensated by Sandals regardless of what you're reading. We ALL were! Some are just insatiable and/or unrealistic and that's the truth. I'm a planner with anxiety who over packs for everything. Were we thrilled upon learning we would need to pack up twice during our stay (?) Absolutely not but we knew ahead, planned for it, and rolled with it. In this day and age we felt victorious and fortunate to have traveled from JFK Airport to Barbados then to the Resort and did not contract Covid-19. I will also mention I have a very rare autoimmune disease that places me in the very high risk category. We feel very fortunate to be a part of the pioneering to open the world back up again with proper safety protocols. We are also grateful to Sandals and the island of Barbados for taking the necessary precautions so we could enjoy a much needed vacation. I hope this review helps you to make the safest and healthiest decision for YOU! Read less