Sandals Royal Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

You know you’re staying in the height of luxury when your drop-dead gorgeous suite has an al fresco ‘Tranquillity Soaking Tub™’ for two. That’s what every couple will get at the sparkling new Sandals Royal Barbados. The latest in luxe in St Lawrence Gap, the resort features incredible infinity pools, a huge Red Lane® Spa, and sumptuous suites. You’ll also get Sandals’ signature Luxury Included® indulgences. From dining, to drinking, to activities, it’s all laid out and completely complimentary. And, as if the six bars and nine dining venues aren’t enough, you’ll even get to pop into nearby Sandals Barbados if you fancy a change of scene, with its temptations including 11 more restaurants. For guests in select top category suites, Sandals Royal Barbados is also introducing the additional pampering of chauffeured Rolls-Royce airport transfers for selected suites, allowing you to arrive in style!

Amenities

  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

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

338 suites. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or patio with a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, HD LED Smart TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, coffee maker, fully stocked mini-bar with premium spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks, iPod docking stations, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. All suites have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 2 adults. South Seas Club Level Junior Palm Suites with Outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground and 1st levels of the Poinciana and Hibiscus buildings and feature walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and private patio or balcony with a chaise lounge, bistro set, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

All Inclusive of: Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, 5-Star Global Gourmet™, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

South Seas Crystal Lagoon Club Level Junior Palm Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor with views of the Crystal Lagoon pool and gardens, and feature a sitting area, large walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and balcony with a chaise lounge, bistro set, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Walkout Crystal Lagoon Club Level Junior Palm Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor with direct pool access from the private patio, featuring a spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, a walk-in closet and private patio with chaise lounges, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floors with views of the pool, and feature living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Hideaway Crystal Lagoon Club Level Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are on the second through sixth floors with peaceful garden views. This suite features a king-size Sandals Tranquility Blissful Bed, aromatherapy systems, and private patio with soaking tub. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Oceanview Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second through fourth floors with ocean views. There is a master bedroom and adjoining living room, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and private balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Penthouse Oceanview Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are luxurious penthouse suites situated on the top floor, offering views of the ocean. The rooms feature a living room, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floors and feature direct, zero-entry access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature sitting area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floors and feature direct, zero-entry access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature sitting area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Hideaway Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are on the ground floor and feature a king-size Sandals Tranquility Blissful Bed, aromatherapy systems, private patio with garden views and private soaking tub, plus zero-entry access into the swim-up pool. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

South Seas Hideaway Crystal Lagoon Oversized Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are on the second through sixth floors, and have a separate living room and bedroom. With a king-size Sandals Tranquility Blissful Bed, aromatherapy systems, 2 HDTVs, spa-style bathroom with freestanding soaking tub, and private balcony with soaking tub and garden views. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon One-Bedroom Oceanview Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second through fourth floors with stunning views over the Crystal Lagoon pool and ocean. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with chaise lounge, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Penthouse One-Bedroom Oceanview Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub areset on the fifth floor above a shimmering Crystal Lagoon pool, and boast unmatched views of the sea. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Millionaire Butler Oceanview One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor and feature a large private patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, separate living room, and bathroom with walk-in shower and freestanding bath tub. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor and feature direct access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

South Seas Hideaway Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Oversized Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are on the ground floor and have a separate living room and bedroom. Featuring a king-size Sandals Tranquility Blissful Bed, aromatherapy systems, spa-style bathroom with freestanding soaking tub, and private patio with soaking tub and zero-entry access to the swim-up pool. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Millionaire Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler One Bedroom Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor and feature direct access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature bathroom with walk-in shower and freestanding bath tub, separate living area, and expansive patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

South Seas Royal Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary are private villas surrounded by lush foliage. They feature a soaring 20-foot conical ceiling, living and dining area, bathroom with large soaking tub carved out of solid stone, and a lavish zero-entry private pool with direct access from the bedroom. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor with a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive balcony overlooking the beach with day bed, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Prime Minister One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool and Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor with direct access to a private plunge pool, whilst overlooking the beach and ocean. The rooms feature a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the third through fifth floors, and feature a private, cantilevered infinity-edge skypool overlooking the beach and ocean. The rooms feature a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

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, 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 and in-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water, and 24-hour room service.

In addition, the Millionaire Suite, Prime Minister Suite, Rondovals and Skypool Suites all have Rolls Royce transfers (arrival and departure).

  • Booking bonus: book by 6 June '22 and save up to 50% plus £700 on stays before 31 December '23. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 9 dining options: Butch's Steak and Seafood (open for dinner), Neptune’s (Mediterranean seafood on the beachfront, open for lunch and dinner), The Greenhouse (modern farm-to-table food, open for breakfast), Heart & Sol (grab-and-go food, open for breakfast and lunch), Jerk Shack, La Parisienne (French cuisine), American Tavern (American-style food, open for lunch), Chi (Asian fusion, open for dinner), and Sweet n’ Salty’s Gourmet Donuts & Coffee shop. 6 bars offering unlimited premium spirits.  Exchange privileges at Sandals Barbados offering a further 11 restaurants and 7 bars.

Nightly live entertainment including a resident band and cabaret shows. Weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party.

8 swimming pools and 4 whirlpools including a seaside glass infinity pool and Sandals’ first-ever rooftop infinity pool. Fitness centre and Yoga pavilion. Red Lane® Spa* with full range of treatments. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Non-motorised water sports including paddle boarding, Hobie Cat sailing, boogie boarding and kayaking. Volleyball, Bocce ball, cricket, pool and table tennis. Entertainment pavilion featuring a 4-lane bowling alley 'Lovers Lanes', living room and games room.

Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. The Beach House Resort Shop* and SnapShots Photo shop*. The resort has a 6,000 sq. ft. wedding and conference facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Millionaire Suite, Prime Minister Suite, Rondovals and Skypool Suites all have Rolls Royce transfers (arrival and departure).

* Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

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, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous hotel and we were pampered. My only complaint is that some of the butler are very aggressive and mean spirited

May 15, 2022 453carola

We stayed in a swim up room, it was amazing. All of the restaurants were fabulous, our favourite was Bombay. The manager there was such a lovely man. Our room was cleaned regularly and the girl who kept it clean is called Tamara, nothing was a problem to her. On our second day at the resort I accidentally stood in front of a butlers bike , he… Read more
We stayed in a swim up room, it was amazing. All of the restaurants were fabulous, our favourite was Bombay. The manager there was such a lovely man. Our room was cleaned regularly and the girl who kept it clean is called Tamara, nothing was a problem to her. On our second day at the resort I accidentally stood in front of a butlers bike , he shouted at me and was very aggressive, really upset me. I am always up and about very early which is just as well because if you want a bed on the beach front you need to be up early because the butlers are there by 7am reserving the beds. Most of the butlers are very nice but if you get in their way they can be very nasty. I was debating on which lounger to put my towel on and a butler grabbed the beds and told me to go away. I was annoyed that the worker at Sandals could not except tips but the Butlers could. I won’t go back to Sandals because of the nasty attitude of some of the butlers. It’s such a shame really because a party of 50 of us were going to book for next year, when we told them about the butlers we have all decided to go elsewhere. We did have a lovely holiday though apart from some of the greedy arrogant butlers Read less
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May 14, 2022 adamk199332

Just stayed at the royal sandals in Barbados, it was far from disappointing. All the staff were friendly and also on hand to help with anything needed. The hotel blew us away far better than our expectation's. Food was excellent and the entertainment was brilliant. Medium Shaq is full of energy, he made sure no one felt out, he is a great… Read more
Just stayed at the royal sandals in Barbados, it was far from disappointing. All the staff were friendly and also on hand to help with anything needed. The hotel blew us away far better than our expectation's. Food was excellent and the entertainment was brilliant. Medium Shaq is full of energy, he made sure no one felt out, he is a great laugh. 10/10 would go again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Doesn’t live up to the Sandals name

May 13, 2022 Travelingnurses2005 North Carolina

We’ve stayed at several Sandals resorts in the past but this was our first time at Sandals in Barbados. Every Sandals we’ve previously stayed at has been amazing and, sadly, this one just didn’t hold up to the rest. The GOOD: -Clean rooms, pools, beaches -Large variety of restaurants between the 2 resorts- the sushi restaurant was superb. -Neat… Read more
We’ve stayed at several Sandals resorts in the past but this was our first time at Sandals in Barbados. Every Sandals we’ve previously stayed at has been amazing and, sadly, this one just didn’t hold up to the rest. The GOOD: -Clean rooms, pools, beaches -Large variety of restaurants between the 2 resorts- the sushi restaurant was superb. -Neat amenities- rooftop bar and pool, infinity pool, bowling alley -Beautiful resort and beach -well stocked in room bar The BAD: -Service. I can’t say enough about how terrible the service was throughout both Barbados resorts. Unbelievably slow and oftentimes rude. There’s island time and then there was whatever the staff here was on. -Restaurant reservations. Impossible to get without a butler. You can sometimes manage a 5:30pm or 9:30pm slot. -The food. Very hit or miss. Butch’s steakhouse overcooked my steak and undercooked my husband’s. The lobster was very dry. Several restaurants served us cold food. The scrambled eggs tasted like gooey, chunky chemicals. -The drinks. Made very differently depending on who made them. Several bars were out of key ingredients (bananas, flavored rum, baileys) for drinks on their menus. This happened several days in a row. -The prices. Resort shop was outrageously expensive, which is not completely unexpected but they seemed more than the usual. Tours were also very expensive. -The beach is not private so we were often approached by people selling tours Read less
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May 11, 2022 whitp100 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We stayed for 10 nights in a Royal Seaside swim-up room in Opaleye building (8109). Room was perfect with an excellent supply of drinks in the minibar which were restocked daily. Only went to one of the larger pools once as we were happy relaxing on our patio with swim-up. Great Choice of restaurants. Difficult to say which was our favourite… Read more
We stayed for 10 nights in a Royal Seaside swim-up room in Opaleye building (8109). Room was perfect with an excellent supply of drinks in the minibar which were restocked daily. Only went to one of the larger pools once as we were happy relaxing on our patio with swim-up. Great Choice of restaurants. Difficult to say which was our favourite because they were all great. Staff were great - particularly the lady who cleaned our room and the guy who restocked our minibar (sorry didn’t get their names). Beautiful, well maintained gardens and surroundings. The only negative was that the bars regularly ran out of premium brand drinks and certain wines. We almost cancelled this holiday due to poor service on our previous visit in October but thanks to the excellent customer service from we received from Dexter on our previous visit we decided to come back - and so pleased we did. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our disappointing stay at sandals royal barbados 24th April/5th May

May 11, 2022 jeanh500 Essex, United Kingdom

This was our fourth visit to sandals Barbados and it was nothing like our other three trips. We arrived about 10.00 in the morning from a cruise and were greeted with you are to early checking in is 3.00 go for a walk or something to eat. These were young girls who were very rude and had no idea of customer service , this was in club level… Read more
This was our fourth visit to sandals Barbados and it was nothing like our other three trips. We arrived about 10.00 in the morning from a cruise and were greeted with you are to early checking in is 3.00 go for a walk or something to eat. These were young girls who were very rude and had no idea of customer service , this was in club level reception because we were sitting they kept coming over to us saying same thing you are to early. We asked could we book restaurants we wanted to go to and was told no we didn't have a room yet. It was a complete farce. When we did get taken to our room it was 2.15 pm and another couple who came just after us and were treated as rude as we were also got their room at same time. That evening we went to reception and asked for English breakfast tea in our room and was told by two concierge men that no we couldn't as it was only lemon, mint or herbal tea we could have, couple of days after we went to French cafe who had it and very kindly gave me some. We went to Bombay restaurant one night service was terrible and food was cold when my husband said it was cold the young girl said they were waiting to get bus home we could not believe it. There were other people there complaining and some had been before and said service was ok then. We went to roof top French restaurant and asked for bottle of chablis and was told they had no decent wine af all and this was same in Butch's and couple of others we went to. Also the food was no where near as good as it was when we had been before sometimes it was terrible quality. We noticed the drink in our room was not same quality the gin was disgusting plus the bars were always running out. We noticed there was a few times when the floor in our room and furniture was soaking wet our clothes were always damp plus bed was nearly always damp when we got into it and it smelt musty a lot of the time. When we were leaving on 5th May we asked could we have room for longer and got a phone call to say good news we could have it for extra night when my husband said we only wanted it to 5.00 pm everything changed and we were then told no it was let, they wanted to charge us full rate for a nights stay and because we wouldn't pay it they wouldn't let us have it even for couple of hours. Myself and husband were both ill while there which was obviously down to damp room and bed. What has happened to all the wonderful staff you had even the staff that have been there from beginning are despairing of the rude youngster's you have working there now. This us the first time that I have ever complained about a holiday and I feel very sad that I have had to do it about a place we loved going to. Read less