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

  • Excellent (1270)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating I am very disappointed in Sandals.

Apr 15, 2021 AlexaMSchlemmer

I am very disgusted with how sandals has treated me. I am getting married in May and planned my honeymoon months ago for the Barbados Royal resort. We have a travel agent from Liberty travel who is no help. We found out through a friend that Barbados is closed and they are requiring a 3-5 day quarantine in a DIFFERENT resort then we booked. Not… Read more
I am very disgusted with how sandals has treated me. I am getting married in May and planned my honeymoon months ago for the Barbados Royal resort. We have a travel agent from Liberty travel who is no help. We found out through a friend that Barbados is closed and they are requiring a 3-5 day quarantine in a DIFFERENT resort then we booked. Not only that but it would be in a completely different room then what we payed for. We more more then willing to switch resorts at this time because who wants to spend your honeymoon under house arrest. Because of being so last minute all of the other rooms that were in the club level are either booked or do not compare to our room we originally picked. Because of the circumstances you would think Sandals would be more accommodating and understanding but the only thing i got was a "sorry". My fiancé and i are now going to have to cancel what was supposed to be the most romantic and magical vacation of our lives. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sold dates when closed - refund very difficult

Apr 11, 2021 focuss925

The hotel was closed for the dates we booked and we aren’t able to reschedule the dates due to work commitments but rather than offering a refund they tried to tell me there is a 50% cancellation fee when the hotel is closed.. so effectively they sold us a holiday which didn’t exist and then made us spend hours trying to get reimbursed. This… Read more
The hotel was closed for the dates we booked and we aren’t able to reschedule the dates due to work commitments but rather than offering a refund they tried to tell me there is a 50% cancellation fee when the hotel is closed.. so effectively they sold us a holiday which didn’t exist and then made us spend hours trying to get reimbursed. This hasn’t happened and they are claiming it could take 30 days. If you sell something you don’t possess and cannot fulfil and withholds someone money in life this is theft. I would strongly advise waiting for Covid to pass before booking here if you value your hard earned money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Jerk Shack - Best lunch at the resort

Apr 3, 2021 ritzymartini

A M A Z I N G food! We got the fish-in-foil each day, sometimes twice a day. Camilla was so fun and upbeat each time we stopped in. It’s right next a beautiful pool with a swim up bar, perfect stagger distance.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warning to Sandals Management: Don't lose your loyalist because of Covid

Mar 22, 2021 SunWaterScuba Oakland, CA

This review is for managing Covid reservations and not resort experience. I am reading the bad reviews, not common for Sandals so this is a warning for the company. We are Sandals fans and have stayed at almost most of them. Never before have I had to invest hours on the phone going nowhere to change booking due to various Covid reasons. Our Nov… Read more
This review is for managing Covid reservations and not resort experience. I am reading the bad reviews, not common for Sandals so this is a warning for the company. We are Sandals fans and have stayed at almost most of them. Never before have I had to invest hours on the phone going nowhere to change booking due to various Covid reasons. Our Nov 2020 trip moved to Mar 2021 and now moved to May. Like another reviewer, the resort closed in March (as it should due to the bumpy service few experienced), we were offered 50% cancelation ......blah blah blah. Very disappointing since we didn't cancel, that was a bad move by management. Now I am waiting for Barbados to change their travel policy, we have no interest of quarantining on arrival. We can bring a PCR test, we have now proof of vaccination so another test is not in our plans. Don't need to vacation that bad. Sandals - how you handle customers changing their vacation is very important: - Honor prices that were booked before, don't try to change them, not cool. - Change dates/resort and be flexible, this will go a long way These two things will keep your base. We really don't want to turn our back on you but from 5 star you are down to 3. Keep the big picture in mind please. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway during Covid

Feb 24, 2021 T-Ptraveler423333

My wife and I visited Sandal's Barbados in early November, 2020. There are actually 2 Sandals resorts that are side by side, and we were scheduled to have a swim out room at the older resort, but due to Covid, the rooms on this side were closed, so we were upgraded to a swim out room at the new resort. Our overall experience was great, as we… Read more
My wife and I visited Sandal's Barbados in early November, 2020. There are actually 2 Sandals resorts that are side by side, and we were scheduled to have a swim out room at the older resort, but due to Covid, the rooms on this side were closed, so we were upgraded to a swim out room at the new resort. Our overall experience was great, as we felt very fortunate to get away at all during the pandemic. We have been to other Sandals resorts, and this one by far had the best food, and the service was also excellent. Face masks were required when entering most of the buildings, but not while in the pool or walking around outside. The resort was almost too quiet, however, as Britain had imposed a travel ban 2 weeks prior to our arrival, so most of the folks from Britain had already gone home, so it was just folks from the US that were there, for the most part. A couple of notes about travel. Coming into Barbados was not a pleasant experience, as there was a 2.5 hour wait to clear what I would call the "Health Ministry", which is basically a one on one interview with a government agent who told us what was required due to Covid 19. This could easily have been done using TV monitors and running a continuous loop, but that is not how it worked. There was a "fast pass" that was offered by Sandals, and I would highly recommend it, as the people that took this route were through the airport in 15 minutes. When leaving Barbados, make sure you check with your airline carrier to find out if you need any special documents because of the pandemic. We especially appreciated a couple of folks at Butch's Chop House that we would like to recognize. Kadeem was a fantastic server that went above and beyond, and Chef Ashley prepared a fantastic dinner for us. Read less