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 simply 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

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

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! Exclusive Exchange Programme so guests also have access to the facilities at Sandals Royal Barbados next door. 

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 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 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 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 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 Elite Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels, 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.

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. 8 bars, including swim-up/pool bar. Additional 9 restaurants at Sandals Royal Barbados next door.

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). Paddle boarding, windsurfing, snorkelling, Hobie Cat sailing, boogie boarding, and kayaking. Glass bottom boat trips. Volleyball, Bocce ball, cricket, pool, board games, 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

3 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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3609)
  • Very good (1202)
  • Average (603)
  • Poor (329)
  • Terrible (269)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Massages at the spa

May 23, 2024 Josh H

I experienced the massages at Infinity on the beach and it is better than sandals I think the name is blank canvas i also hope sandals can take ideas from that spa to make theirs better Smallest spa on the gap but they have better service and prices reasonable
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals barbados

May 21, 2024 Danny S

It was a very positive experience except we only got our room cleaned 1 day out of 6 night stay. Went to club sandals and told them we would be out of our room from 9am to 2 pm everyday. First day room cleaned between those hours but that was the only day. Also we tried to book dinner reservations the first day there and they told me it was full… Read more
It was a very positive experience except we only got our room cleaned 1 day out of 6 night stay. Went to club sandals and told them we would be out of our room from 9am to 2 pm everyday. First day room cleaned between those hours but that was the only day. Also we tried to book dinner reservations the first day there and they told me it was full at both restaurants. That is not right. The food and the beach time was great. Everyone at the resort were very nice and helpful. It was worth the trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NOT BUT AMAZING - SANDALS BARBADOS

May 20, 2024 Vacationer611034

My husband and I spent our 7th Anniversary in Sandals Barbados. The experience was phenomenal. Andrew from the Concierge and the staff that served in the Spices restaurant was amazing. Andrew made sure EVERYTHING was in place for us and went above and beyond to assist us in whatever help we needed. In the Spa...on the Barbados side and the… Read more
My husband and I spent our 7th Anniversary in Sandals Barbados. The experience was phenomenal. Andrew from the Concierge and the staff that served in the Spices restaurant was amazing. Andrew made sure EVERYTHING was in place for us and went above and beyond to assist us in whatever help we needed. In the Spa...on the Barbados side and the Royal side was very helpful and made sure our time spent in the spa was enjoyed. The lady who did my makeup and my husband's manicure was amazing. The two ladies on the Barbados side who did our pedicures were awesome. Courtney on the bus...he made sure our last moments were amazing. We can hardly wait to return. Barbara and Vanzyl Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I believe in second chances!!!

May 19, 2024 Tammie D Grand Prairie, Texas

My husband and I just returned from Sandal's Barbados May 17th on our honeymoon. I will say our stay at the resort was GOOD. The Staff was phenomenal, Andrew and a few others in the concierge area were awesome. From Kyla acknowledging and knowing my beverage of choice at the bar to Crystal, Marissa, LaShay, Janelle and some of the others handling… Read more
My husband and I just returned from Sandal's Barbados May 17th on our honeymoon. I will say our stay at the resort was GOOD. The Staff was phenomenal, Andrew and a few others in the concierge area were awesome. From Kyla acknowledging and knowing my beverage of choice at the bar to Crystal, Marissa, LaShay, Janelle and some of the others handling our food service. Amanda our room attendant was awesome and left us inspirational notes and ensured our room stayed stocked. Marcus and some of the others doing photography did a great job. Oh and I can't leave out Melissa and team in the spa ...Kudos!! for doing an excellent job. Every staff member was pleasantly warm and engaging. The Food was truly a top notch Culinary experience. Everything that my husband and I ordered was truly pleasing to the palate and had us desiring more. I will say hat's off to the chef's for doing an awesome job. So you may ask why my ranking and statement remains at Good. I will say it was not for lack of the staff working their butts off. It is because their corporate needs to do something to aid with the STAFF SHORTAGE at this resort. Bottomline origin of all of the challenges we encountered was due to lack of people. It took us 3.5hrs to get into our room, the wait times at the restaurants and eateries were due to staff shortages. Myself, along with several of the other guests, commented that a wait time of 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs to get seated to eat was not acceptable for the basic dining room. At a reservation only restaurant once seated it took 45 minutes to get food. Although, they were obviously overwhelmed and quickly working, they managed to be engaging courteous and apologetic. At the beach, it was quicker to self -serve yourself than to wait for an attendant to service you. That is not how it should be at a 5 star resort. It is truly because of the people, we will be willing to give this resort another opportunity. Prayerfully by then their corporate will have evaluated and made some adjustments to address the staffing shortage at this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Awesome Trip

May 17, 2024 James C Whitney Point, New York

With due respect to the Sandals Barbados Resort, and in keeping with a balanced review process, I offer the following review of our 7 day stay in the beginning of May 2024. With reference to some of the recent reviews posted, I’m not sure where these reviewers were staying, as our stay was amazing. From the time of our arrival at the Sandals… Read more
With due respect to the Sandals Barbados Resort, and in keeping with a balanced review process, I offer the following review of our 7 day stay in the beginning of May 2024. With reference to some of the recent reviews posted, I’m not sure where these reviewers were staying, as our stay was amazing. From the time of our arrival at the Sandals desk at the Bridgetown Airport, we were treated with smiles, detailed information as to how our luggage would be handled and where we were to board our transport. Courntney,(our transport driver), provided us with some history of the island and had the whole bus laughing and responding to his humorous questions and quips by the time we arrived at the resort. Concierge Team As we had booked a Club level room, we entered the Club Lounge and were immediately greeted by our Concierge, presented with a cold drink and provided with welcome information. Then Dwayne took us to our room and went over all the room amenities. Dwayne was the best. The whole Concierge team was exceptional. Dwayne, Ravik, Jonathan, Andrew, and a couple of ladies whose names we didn’t get, took very good care of us with our reservations requests and other minor issues we had along our stay. The wall showerhead in our room was clogged and leaking a bit. When mentioned to Dwayne, it was replaced within the hour. On the next to the last day of our stay, I had accidentally changed the code in our closet safe and didn’t know what I had entered. When mentioned to one of the women in the Club Lounge, Security arrived at the room within 10 minutes and had the safe oipen for us again. As we were there to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, we came back to our room one day to find the number 45 laid out in rose petals on the bed and a bottle of wine and two glasses on the desk surrounded by rose petals with a nice card from our Concierge Team. Thank You!! Staff Every time we encountered a staff member, be it a gardener or an office person, cleaning person, or others, while we were walking the paths, we were always greeted with a smile and an appropriate greeting for the current time of the day. All the Hosts and Hostesses at the restaurants greeted us with smiles and welcomes. We were seated immediately and greeted by the wait staff within minutes. We only had to wait about 45 minutes for our food once at the American Tavern. It was a very busy that night. The water (Akeem) often apologized for the delay. But when our food did arrive, it was hot and delicious. Housekeeping did a great job. We didn’t always get new hand towels the firs day or two that we were there, but I encountered our housekeeper (Marissa?, spelling), outside our room one day and pleasantly asked for some hand towels. We had them everyday from that day forward. She cleaned the room very well, even mopping the floors each day. We saw her on the day we were leaving and she seemed genuinely sad that we were leaving. We saw a number of cleaning people throughout the resort daily. We felt that the resort was very well kept. And with all the birds that are present, I’m sure it’s difficult to keep handrails constantly clean from bird droppings. Any time we would stop to ask a staff member how to get to or find a particular place, they would often happily lead us there or at least give us very explicit directions. Pool Lounger Availability I would sit on our balcony from about 7:00am – 7:30am each morning. The Seaside pool was just below our room and there were always several loungers available during that time. I would go down around 7:30am to place our towels on the loungers and would find several available chairs to choose from, even some of the cabanas. Food The food was great. We loved the variety and the many different ways it was presented. The restaurant staff was very helpful in describing the different dishes and helping us to know what we would like. And they didn’t mind if we tried something and decided we didn’t like it and ordered something else. The weather was perfect every day. There seemed to be at least one wedding taking place somewhere on the resort each day. The Friday night that we were there, at 10:00pm, there were even fireworks coming from the beach direction. We had a front row seat from our balcony. It was awesome. The next day we asked one of the butlers if that was an every Friday thing, and he said he didn’t even know they did that. We like to think they did it just for us to help us celebrate our anniversary. Overall, we had an exceptional time, always felt welcome and special, loved the gardens and the pools, met some great people from all over the world, and are already planning a possible return trip to celebrate my wife’s retirement. Thank you Sandals for a most memorable, and possibly a once in a lifetime, vacation experience. Read less