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 four bars and eight 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

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions

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

272 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 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 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).

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • 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! 8 gourmet restaurants: Butch's Steak and Seafood (open for dinner), Neptune’s (Mediterranean seafood on the beachfront, open for lunch and dinner), The Greenhouse (opening July '21, modern farm-to-table food, open for breakfast), Heart & Sol (opening July '21, grab-and-go food, open for breakfast and lunch), Jerk Shack, La Parisienne (French cuisine), American Tavern (American-style food, open for lunch), and Chi (Asian fusion, open for dinner). 4 bars offering unlimited premium spirits. Sweet n’ Salty’s Gourmet Donuts & Coffee shop. 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.

3 freshwater swimming pools and 2 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 windsurfing, 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 will also debut 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Week in Paradise at Royal Barbados

Jul 23, 2021 Christyharder Jasper, Indiana

From the moment we arrived until we drove off we were in Paradise! Our Biggest Shout out to start are for our AMAZING Butlers (please request these amazing ladies if you book Butler) Rashidah, Shakira, and Shontelle!! They were like family to us, and could not have been any sweeter, accommodating and took better care of us than we could have… Read more
From the moment we arrived until we drove off we were in Paradise! Our Biggest Shout out to start are for our AMAZING Butlers (please request these amazing ladies if you book Butler) Rashidah, Shakira, and Shontelle!! They were like family to us, and could not have been any sweeter, accommodating and took better care of us than we could have ever imagined. And a BIG thank you to them for making our Wedding Anniversary Super Special!! Our Spa Massage Therapists. Itasha (sp?) and the gentleman (sorry we forgot his name) were incredible and highly recommend for a massage as they are masters. The Entertainment Staff did an amazing job all week, our compliments to them all. The Infinity pool staff, from the Bartenders to the lovely servers were also great. We tried the majority of the restaurants and found the food to be very good. Just to have Lobster as an option almost every night - WOW. Neptune's for lunch was a favorite of ours. The American Market for Breakfast. We of course loved Dino's pizza for lunch. Our absolute favorite restaurant was La Parisenne! We also loved Chophouse, Kimonos, Butch's, and Portofino's. The Jerk Shack, Sweet and Salty's and Cafe de Paris were very good. The nighttime entertainment was awesome, and the Bowling Alley was a blast. Karaoke was fun to watch. The Sky bar was fun and we had a great time at the GM Cocktail party. The entire Management team shows so much passion that it trickles down to the entire staff. We have been to every Sandals and this was amazing! Thank you to Ramel Sobino and his Staff for an Amazing trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great time but had some solid disappointments.

Jul 23, 2021 Trek36648102342 Detroit, Michigan

We had several things happen that were disappointing. The most disappointing was the room (we didn’t get the room we booked) which was later fixed but only because I overheard it being handled for another couple. Next was the fact that the resort had designated smoking area which was not a major issue but it would’ve been nice to know that in… Read more
We had several things happen that were disappointing. The most disappointing was the room (we didn’t get the room we booked) which was later fixed but only because I overheard it being handled for another couple. Next was the fact that the resort had designated smoking area which was not a major issue but it would’ve been nice to know that in advance. The fact that we all were tested twice before coming PLUS had vaccine cards and STILL had to wear a mask was disappointing as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Week at Royal Barbados!!

Jul 21, 2021 Lookforit Anderson, South Carolina

We just returned from a great vacay in Barbados, and as usual, Sandals delivered on making the trip top notch! A few things that travelers may be wondering about: Covid protocols - yes they are strict on the island, however, if you follow the instructions that are listed on the Barbados travel site, you will be fine. Get the correct tests,… Read more
We just returned from a great vacay in Barbados, and as usual, Sandals delivered on making the trip top notch! A few things that travelers may be wondering about: Covid protocols - yes they are strict on the island, however, if you follow the instructions that are listed on the Barbados travel site, you will be fine. Get the correct tests, complete your paperwork in the correct timeframe, and use the expedited arrival service so there is someone to walk you through immigration. It can be daunting and the service was well worth the minimal costs. I will tell you we cruised through everything in about 15 mins. We booked a Rondoval room and from the time the Rolls picked us up at the airport to when they took us back it was first class all the way!!! By far the best room we have ever had at a Sandals resort. Beautiful and private with our own pool! Our butlers (more on them in a minute) would bring us breakfast on our patio every morning and it was awesome to just fall into your pool once you were done! Now, some people are leery of the butler service, or they feel they won't use them. Let me tell you if you have the right team they will take your trip to new levels. We had the right team...Annaleah, Shak, and Ron. Words alone cannot describe the job they did for us in the 7 nights we were there. I felt like they became family to us! All in all, SRB was the best Sandals resort I have visited out of the 5 others I have been to. Beautiful resort on a beautiful island! We look forward to returning!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpromess, underdeliver

Jul 20, 2021 esanchez01234 Montreal, Canada

Overpromess, underdeliver This could sum up the stay at Sandals Royal Barbados. We are not the kind of clients that pay 7K for a 6 day stay and expect to be treated like royalty even tough they advertise that. We know the difference between marketing and the real thing since we have stayed at various resorts such as Secrets and Barcelo before. We… Read more
Overpromess, underdeliver This could sum up the stay at Sandals Royal Barbados. We are not the kind of clients that pay 7K for a 6 day stay and expect to be treated like royalty even tough they advertise that. We know the difference between marketing and the real thing since we have stayed at various resorts such as Secrets and Barcelo before. We understand things don't always go your way, mistakes happen and perfection does not exist. This being said, when a place advertises as luxury and charges a premium you do expect at least people care enough to keep your word to you. Here the most flagrant examples that justify my rating of this establishment. Because you win points with nice rooms, decent food and premium drinks but not keeping your word on many occasions that is a deal breaker. Even 4 stars hotels can do it. 1- We had a problem with the room because the shower did not work, they offered to change the room and we agreed, said they would call us back when the new room was ready. I followed up 3 times, each time they said they would call us back. They never did. The following day we followed up again, same offer to call us back, same result: no call back. We ended up keeping our room since it was getting ridiculous to keep on like this. The person responsable was Ashana (im not sure how it spells) from concierge service. 2- Asked for breakfast from room service at 6am for 7am. Told it would take less than 30 minutes. Did not get it. Had to go diving missing breakfast. 3- Asked for a wake up call, did not get it. This could have meant missing our dive. 4- Saw the lady (Ashana) from the concierge service 3 days after the room switch situation. She asked how come we DECIDED not to switch rooms anymore. Seriously? 5- Told her we did not decide anything and that we never got called back to make the switch but it was alright, it happens, no hard feelings. She said it was not her fault because she had to leave but let someone in charge of finishing the room switch for her and the person she delegated to did not do it. If you delegate, you are still responsible for the person you delegated to. Blaming it on someone else is not 5 stars. Take responsibility. This felt like a rookie move. 6- I asked if she would do a nice bath set up for my girlfriend in the room and all would be forgiven. She said yes right away, it's the simplest thing. Her offer was that after we come back from the restaurant it would be there for her. I thanked her for the nice gesture-apology. Came back from restaurant, NOTHING. I mean don't apologize to a client who has felt unconsidered and to whom you broke several promises by saying you will do something for him and then NOT DO IT. After this, it is hard not to really feel like you are not being taken seriously as a guest. Overall: -Diving team excellent -Restaurants decent food at lunch and dinner, and good staff but reservations are mandatory and that is too bad. Secrets Hotels often has a no reservation system that is way more convenient. Restaurants are also sold out fast so it is hard to get the ones you want or switch if you need to. Breakfast is poor. -Music on the resort too loud and bad to my taste (unless you enjoy Top40 clublike music while trying to read a book next to the pool or beach). I understand this at the main party pool but it was imposed on ALL the pools, even the beach. -Dont book Club Level rooms or anything under. The Concierge service are nice people but seem overwhelmed. Butler rooms seems like the way to got or else you will be treated as second class guests (or third class in my case). -Activities are communicated trough a board that shows 2 days at the time. This combined with restaurants that need to be booked much in advance means you can't plan activity times toward restaurant times. In resume I could have got the same service and maybe better from any other 5 star chain for a couple thousand less. If your not going butler save your $ and go elsewhere. By the way if you think this only applies to me, notice that contrary to most luxury hotels, they seem to care to answer reviews. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing butler service!

Jul 19, 2021 jamietomlin

We had a fabulous time. Our butlers, Bernard, Deangelo, and Krystal, went above and beyond to make our trip as care free as possible. They did a great job and we can’t thank them enough. The food, service and overall experience was wonderful. Can’t say enough good things