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 First Sandals Holiday

Aug 23, 2020 SJBUK1 Lincoln, United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay at Sandals Barbados, we upgraded our room to the lagoon area so that we had the tranquility soaking tub on the balcony (we loved this so much it’s a must have for future holidays now). I did expect room service to be included at a 5* resort although I’ve been advised we must upgrade to club level to get this, no big deal just a… Read more
We enjoyed our stay at Sandals Barbados, we upgraded our room to the lagoon area so that we had the tranquility soaking tub on the balcony (we loved this so much it’s a must have for future holidays now). I did expect room service to be included at a 5* resort although I’ve been advised we must upgrade to club level to get this, no big deal just a small point. The room was lovely with a fantastic view of the swim up rooms and gardens, beautiful bird noises early morning. The pools were varied, we did find the original pool to be a little crowed although there are two bigger pools on the Sandals royal Barbados side, we didn’t receive pool service and had to visit the bar to obtain drinks, again a small point which didn’t detract from the overall stay. The beach was lovely although we didn’t swim as the water was rather rough, the beaches on the west coast are much better for swimming / snorkelling. Restaurants were fantastic here, lots of choice and great quality, we didn’t have a bad meal our whole stay, our favourite was the French restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. The sky bar was lovely for a pre dinner cocktail. We will definitely return overall. Read less
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Jul 29, 2020 howder2021

5star resort. From the time our butler service picked us up at the airport, the ride to the airport. The meeting of our butlers to our room. Every day was a breathtaking experience. Jane was our main butler and she was a total gem. We loved the 5 star service. Butler service is the way to go. There is so much to do at this resort. The beaches are… Read more
5star resort. From the time our butler service picked us up at the airport, the ride to the airport. The meeting of our butlers to our room. Every day was a breathtaking experience. Jane was our main butler and she was a total gem. We loved the 5 star service. Butler service is the way to go. There is so much to do at this resort. The beaches are amazing, the bowling ally is a huge win win. The redline spa and the spa manager is incredible. We truly enjoyed every minute of this resort. Highly recommend you check it out. Read less
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Jul 25, 2020 967jd Grand Cayman

We booked the Barbados resort for July in June and Sandals accepted the booking and our full payment. 10 days later Sandals notified us that the resort wouldn't be open and we would only get 50% of the charge back because it was within 30 days. I asked to speak with a manager because we didn't cancel Sandals did and if I knew the resort wasn't… Read more
We booked the Barbados resort for July in June and Sandals accepted the booking and our full payment. 10 days later Sandals notified us that the resort wouldn't be open and we would only get 50% of the charge back because it was within 30 days. I asked to speak with a manager because we didn't cancel Sandals did and if I knew the resort wasn't open I wouldn't have booked it. The manager after some discussion agreed to refund the entire amount for the room. However she lied. Sandals only refunded 50%. Needless to say they lost a loyal customer forever. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating During Covid vacation is not being refunded in full they are keeping the deposit

Jul 13, 2020 cabirket

I called to cancel our vacation due to the pandemic. They would not refund our deposit nor would they push out our reservation to the same dates the following year. On top of that I was transferred three times on the phone. Bad business. The quality of the properties, cleanliness (or lack thereof) and service has gone downhill in the last 4… Read more
I called to cancel our vacation due to the pandemic. They would not refund our deposit nor would they push out our reservation to the same dates the following year. On top of that I was transferred three times on the phone. Bad business. The quality of the properties, cleanliness (or lack thereof) and service has gone downhill in the last 4 years. I've been visiting Sandals at least once a year for 15 years but no more. Guess we're going to try that different resort chain for our next vacation. Read less
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