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 Overall a good experience but several disappointments that kept it from being great.

Jul 21, 2021 erD1503ZV

This was our first trip to a Sandals resort and it was just for a vacation we weren't celebrating. The Good The room was comfortable and had a very nice view. It was ready when we checked in and the check in process as well as the covid test part was all great. Upon arriving to the resort staff were friendly and helpful. The American Tavern,… Read more
This was our first trip to a Sandals resort and it was just for a vacation we weren't celebrating. The Good The room was comfortable and had a very nice view. It was ready when we checked in and the check in process as well as the covid test part was all great. Upon arriving to the resort staff were friendly and helpful. The American Tavern, Chi, Soy, Butches and Bombay club were all excellent. Sweet and Salty's Donuts was a highlight for both service and amazing donuts and coffee. The piano bar was a blast each night and the pub was good fun after that. The Bad Besides check in the staff were not good. Every time we went to the lounge it felt like we were inconveniencing them. They made some mistake on my covid test and I never got my email so I had to go have them check it. The shower in the room would take forever to warm up and the AC initially had no remote or way to control it. Schooners had the slowest service for both Breakfast and Dinner. The dinner at Schooners was the worst meal of the trip by far with overcooked lobster and undercooked steak that took ages to arrive. Our table was not ready for our reservation so we had to wait 30 minutes. It was faster for us to walk to the bar to get our own drinks. On several occasions our room either wasn't cleaned, new towels had to be called for (and called for multiple times) and we even had to request more toilet paper as that ran out and was not refilled by house keeping. My brother and his wife's room had no AC, no hot water and this was their second trip to this resort. The staff was not helpful in resolving these issues either. So overall I would return to Barbados however I would likely stay at the Royal not this resort since it is newer and didn't seem to have these same issues (well the staff issues seemed to effect both resorts). I would also avoid some of the restaurants and just go to some of the ones multiple times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The BEST place to be for honeymoon or vacation PERIOD!

Jul 21, 2021 Dona M

From the moment we arrived til now the day prior of our departure, we’ve have an wonderful experience here at Sandals Barbados. From customer service to food to live entertainment to spa which by the way Jodie and Stacey Ann were awesome! The people here ensure you have an outstanding experience during your stay here. We had 3 AMAZING butlers,… Read more
From the moment we arrived til now the day prior of our departure, we’ve have an wonderful experience here at Sandals Barbados. From customer service to food to live entertainment to spa which by the way Jodie and Stacey Ann were awesome! The people here ensure you have an outstanding experience during your stay here. We had 3 AMAZING butlers, Aritha, Shanna Kay, & Tyrique, who handled and cared for our needs day/night these past 7 days. They always had a positive and fun vibe every-time we’d see them. Wish I could pack them up and show them the same courtesy they’ve given us, we’ll definitely miss them. They recommended a lot of things we should do or eat and never disappointed. This honestly has been the most relaxing and beautiful vacation we’ve had EVER! Thank you Sandals Barbados!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The BUTLERS ARE THE BEST!!!!

Jul 21, 2021 hectormX9339PH Virginia Beach, Virginia

Aritha, shanna-Kay and Tyrique took care of us.!!! They always had a smile on their face and excited to assist us each day. They were more excited for our day then we were and it showed each and everyday! We stood at the resort for a week and everything was taken care of by them we just had to wake up and the rest of the day was planned by them… Read more
Aritha, shanna-Kay and Tyrique took care of us.!!! They always had a smile on their face and excited to assist us each day. They were more excited for our day then we were and it showed each and everyday! We stood at the resort for a week and everything was taken care of by them we just had to wake up and the rest of the day was planned by them based off our preference. It’s like they are an out of body version of you. They know exactly when to check on you with exactly what you are thinking about. Their customer service and hospitality is on another level. They literally made dreams come true during my visit and I couldn’t ask for a better crew to assist us during our stay! Sandals they are Ahead of class and need to be recognized immediately! I love everything about them! Thank you for everything. Let me know I can ask for them by name on my next visit!!! Hector Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall fine but some improvements needed

Jul 21, 2021 alansilberman Chicago, Illinois

Recovery from COVID closures and hurricane moving forward—only a little more left, but does not interfere with a top notch experience. Our oceanfront Butler Suite was wonderful and the butler team, led by Archiebald plus Dwayne and Norissau was more than helpful. Improvement needed in guest communication. No printed information in room or on a… Read more
Recovery from COVID closures and hurricane moving forward—only a little more left, but does not interfere with a top notch experience. Our oceanfront Butler Suite was wonderful and the butler team, led by Archiebald plus Dwayne and Norissau was more than helpful. Improvement needed in guest communication. No printed information in room or on a cable channel re daily activities or updates on when restaurants will actually be open (list supposedly comes out each Sunday but our butler couldn’t get it until later that day). We checked with Concierge in our building on Saturday and lo and behold she had her own chart. Why was that a secret? Info on scheduling the COVID testing for departure was not given to us. Others had same problem. Luckily Archiebald gave us the URL for scheduling late Monday evening and once we had it it was easy to get appointment for the next morning. TV list of channels did not provide information; a paper list of the channels in the room would have been nice. None of this marred the overall experience but attention to these details would make it a 6-star experience! BTW, the food service and attentive staff are definitely 6-stars or more! Read less
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Jul 19, 2021 brendahQ9614AF Barbados

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. All the staff were very friendly and courteous. The front desk staff were very accommodating and always tried to assist to make your vacation worry free. The staff in the restaurants were always willing to help. My favourite restaurant was the Parisienne for breakfast and superb for dinner. I would highly… Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. All the staff were very friendly and courteous. The front desk staff were very accommodating and always tried to assist to make your vacation worry free. The staff in the restaurants were always willing to help. My favourite restaurant was the Parisienne for breakfast and superb for dinner. I would highly recommend choosing a table on the patio for dinner as one has a panoramic view of Christchurch at night. The candlelight dinner on the beach was lovely and romantic during the first course of the meal, however the rain came and spoilt the mood. Overall a wonderful experience which I would like to repeat. Read less