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 Felt like one Huge resort!

Jul 5, 2020 sopkomerritt

The resort felt huge since guests could use amenities from both the royal and original sides . Infinity pool was full of activity and upbeat music . Staff had a lot activities planned. We loved the coffee and Pastry shops especially the one on the royal side . Restaurants were all excellent. I think I ate lobster every day except once! Service to… Read more
The resort felt huge since guests could use amenities from both the royal and original sides . Infinity pool was full of activity and upbeat music . Staff had a lot activities planned. We loved the coffee and Pastry shops especially the one on the royal side . Restaurants were all excellent. I think I ate lobster every day except once! Service to get drinks at infinity pool was slow but the bartenders were hustling , so it’s not like they were just standing around . We loved the bowling alley/bar and piano bar at night . They had several lives signers, dancers j. The evening which were enjoyable . We had a swim up room which we loved except it was further back on the property and a long walk to the ocean and seemed to be the spot were groundskeepers likes to congregate. We didn’t have any trouble finding beach or pool chairs . Reservations were a little hard to get but it all worked out fine and we got to eat where we wanted . The one main annoying this was we had to wait for everyone to board the sandals bus to the resort we waited almost an hour . I wish we would have known it was a $20 safe cab ride to the resort as we would have gladly done that vs sitting around waiting on others . Ocean water was warm and beautiful. Overall nice relaxing vacation . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals is the best all inclusive vacation

Jul 3, 2020 Cenzo210 Smithtown, New York

I have been to 6 Sandals Resorts and I could not tell you my favorite. They each have their own personality and atmosphere but all have been excellent experiences. Slightly more expensive than other all inclusive resorts but you get what you pay for. They offer a much better liquor selection than some of the less expensive resorts. The restaurants… Read more
I have been to 6 Sandals Resorts and I could not tell you my favorite. They each have their own personality and atmosphere but all have been excellent experiences. Slightly more expensive than other all inclusive resorts but you get what you pay for. They offer a much better liquor selection than some of the less expensive resorts. The restaurants and food choices are also better. The service and friendly staff have always been a key factor. My most recent was Sandals Barbados. This resort was on the smaller side and had all of the great restaurants as the others including Butch's Chophouse where I enjoyed a great dinner with wine, steak and lobster tail. I had a great room with an amazing view by the swim up bar. There was a great little hot dog cart by the pool for a quick snack. The entertainment was excellent and I enjoyed taking out a small hobie cat for some sailing. I have tried other resorts and it is always a surprise with what to expect. I always know I will have a great vacation at any Sandals which is why I will be heading to Grenada in November for my 7th Sandals trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating DO NOT STAY AT SANDALS

Jun 25, 2020 lorap883 Johnson City, United States

We stayed at this Sandals and had the worst customer service experiences imaginable. We had issues with being overcharged for our stay and are STILL trying to get this straightened out. We got no resolution in person while we were there and now, when we call, we are placed on hold for ENORMOUS amounts of time with no resolution.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Post 60th Birthday Celebration

Apr 22, 2020 DMS6020 Hamburg, New York

I was able to have a wonderful post birthday celebration with a dear friend from 3/11-3/18/20 at the Sandals Royal in Barbados. My husband and I had completed 10 previous trips to various Sandals Resorts. Unfortunately, he passed away in August 2018 . Being a member of Sandals Select I was able to still get the free trip which I took with a dear… Read more
I was able to have a wonderful post birthday celebration with a dear friend from 3/11-3/18/20 at the Sandals Royal in Barbados. My husband and I had completed 10 previous trips to various Sandals Resorts. Unfortunately, he passed away in August 2018 . Being a member of Sandals Select I was able to still get the free trip which I took with a dear friend of 37 years. The resort is 10-15 minutes from the airport. The setting is lush with many gardens and beautiful flowers which are very well maintained by the grounds people who are constantly working. We stayed in a swim up room and had 4 butlers Rashida and Chinyere were our main butlers and were assisted by Ria and Shakira also. All took great care of us.Rashida and Chinyere decorated our room for our birthdays and even gave us beautiful mugs as birthday gifts! I enjoy my coffee frequently in the mug. There are so many wonderful people on the Sandal’s Team! Hidie and her explosion cocktail at the pool bar, Nick who takes guests out in the hobie cats, Rini and Jelani bartenders at the Oyster Bar, Christina waitress at Portofino, Dylan waiter at the Indian Restaurant, Regina waitress at Neptune’s who knew when it was just the right time to top off the wine glass! and Pierre at the Skybar. Our housekeeperLeanne did a great job of keeping our room clean and tidy. We were able to dine at Kimonos, Portofino, Neptunes, Butches Steak & Seafood, La Pariessine and Bombay. We enjoyed breakfast daily at the American Tavern buffet. The trip was wonderful and my friend and I will always remember it. My husband while not there physically,was there spiritually. He would have loved this resort! I highly recommend Sandals Royal Barbados! My friend and her husband hope to return there in the near future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway with husband

Apr 16, 2020 jmm_trav Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We had a wonderful time on our trip and highly recommend. The premises were beautiful, food was good and entertainment on point. We enjoyed the all-inclusive environment and didn't have a care in the world while we were there! The Butler Elite service was also awesome - Arlene, Shonika & Narissa really went above and beyond to make our stay… Read more
We had a wonderful time on our trip and highly recommend. The premises were beautiful, food was good and entertainment on point. We enjoyed the all-inclusive environment and didn't have a care in the world while we were there! The Butler Elite service was also awesome - Arlene, Shonika & Narissa really went above and beyond to make our stay special. We hope to make it back one day! Read less