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 six 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.

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.

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.

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! 6 gourmet restaurants: Butch's Steak and Seafood, Neptune’s (Mediterranean seafood), Jerk Shack, La Parisienne (French cuisine), and the new American Tavern and Chi (Asian fusion). 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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Jan 19, 2021 shell f Tarporley, United Kingdom

Hi all We returned home on Saturday following 17 nights at Sandals Royal (8th time across the resorts), despite an ever changing situation with regards to curfews, new quarantine rules etc, I can only highly praise the staff for their great can do attitude in what for them are extremely uncertain times as to how long with no UK travel they can… Read more
Hi all We returned home on Saturday following 17 nights at Sandals Royal (8th time across the resorts), despite an ever changing situation with regards to curfews, new quarantine rules etc, I can only highly praise the staff for their great can do attitude in what for them are extremely uncertain times as to how long with no UK travel they can stay open, I would like to shout out in particular, Curtley, Kim, Emmanuel, Saupouro, Jack, Barbara (Guest Services who resolved our challenges quickly and restored our faith in customer services), Dwayne (pool bar always a huge smile), Kerry Anne and Cherrie (American Tavern), Elso, GIlbert, Sherwin, these team members are a credit to Sandals Barbados/Royal, but many others were always happy to help When we are able to travel again don't hesitate to go back to the resort Stay Safe x Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating PAID $5,000 TO BE PUT IN TO A COVID-19 INFECTED ROOM

Jan 15, 2021 Monty1007

The check-in staff was very rude and unprofessional. My wife and I were first taken into a Covid-19 infected sleeping room and immediately taken from this room and placed in a pre-clean room shortly thereafter. The staff failed to notify us of their mistake and my wife developed Covid-19 upon our return to the USA. Friends of our witness this… Read more
The check-in staff was very rude and unprofessional. My wife and I were first taken into a Covid-19 infected sleeping room and immediately taken from this room and placed in a pre-clean room shortly thereafter. The staff failed to notify us of their mistake and my wife developed Covid-19 upon our return to the USA. Friends of our witness this incident (they remain outside this room while waiting for the staff to escort them to their room. They overheard the staff calling the front office and advising them of the unfortunate mistake. We were forced to remain on grounds for 4.5 days of our 7 day vacation. Sandals never advised us or offered us of an expedited testing process (in which we would have taken if we were informed of upon arrival). We could not get massages or workout in the fitness center until we cleared the Barbados testing process. We were imprisoned for majority of this wasted $6,000.00 vacation. We have visited Sandals for (10) consecutive years and have never been treated so unprofessional by the staff at Sandals Negril nor the White House. Our reservation originally was set for Sandals Barbados. I contacted Sandals reservation to confirm our reservation and make reservations for our massages prior to arrival and was NEVER advised Sandals Barbados was CLOSED. We weren't given the opportunity to cancel or reschedule our vacation for another location or date, instead we were just moved to another location without any prior notification of change. I WILL NEVER STAY AT ANOTHER DAMN SANDALS EVER!!!!!!! Read less
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Jan 14, 2021 240savannaha Webb City, Missouri

My husband and I planned this trip 2 years ago while at sandals Grande Antigua, we were so excited to go and as the trip got closer three of our couple best friends decided to come as well, making our trip even more exciting! Then the pandemic happened.. not knowing if we should reschedule or if it would be canceled all 4 couples decided to push… Read more
My husband and I planned this trip 2 years ago while at sandals Grande Antigua, we were so excited to go and as the trip got closer three of our couple best friends decided to come as well, making our trip even more exciting! Then the pandemic happened.. not knowing if we should reschedule or if it would be canceled all 4 couples decided to push ahead.. we had all been looking forward to this trip and knew we would make it happen! We had to take a Covid test 72 hours prior to landing in Barbados and then get another test within the first 48 hours of arrival. This was all very easy and everyone was very helpful and kind. Once all the tests came back negative we were able to truly relax (I will say they made everything so easy so it truly wasn’t that stressful). I can’t thank our butlers enough for going the extra mile and making every second of our trip exceptional! We love each of you as well as the entire sandals staff for making this the most amazing experience! I honestly can say we will be back!!! The island is amazing the people are amazing and the resort the stunning. Everything was over the top perfect and I genuinely felt that the staff wanted to make it perfect for us and they absolutely did! I hope they enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed them! This vacation wasn’t just luxurious, it was heartwarming.. I think we all needed that. I could go on and on about the beauty of the beach and the resort the delicious food and the amazing catamaran day tour (which was a blast), but this place was special because of the people. We all enjoyed hearing about their lives and I know I can speak for all of us in saying we will never forget them. I hope to come again soon and see many of you again! The resort is the most beautiful place, the beach is exquisite, the catamaran snorkeling tour guys made me laugh until I cried. If you choose Sandals Royal Barbados you will have a trip of a life time, and you will want to return again! No doubt about that! Thank you to all of the beautiful new friends we made from abroad as well! Without a doubt this was the best vacation!!!!! Read less
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Jan 10, 2021 Hah5672 New York City, New York

I had a awesome experience when I visited the spa at Sandals Royal Barbados. My therapist was Jodie and she was able to work the knots out of my shoulders during my massage and gave me the best pedicure I have ever received. My aunt had the same sentiments for her therapist Sasha. Both ladies were very professional, warm and friendly. Should… Read more
I had a awesome experience when I visited the spa at Sandals Royal Barbados. My therapist was Jodie and she was able to work the knots out of my shoulders during my massage and gave me the best pedicure I have ever received. My aunt had the same sentiments for her therapist Sasha. Both ladies were very professional, warm and friendly. Should you find yourself in need of a massage whether being a visitor or a local, I recommend visiting Sandals Resort & Spa and requesting either of these ladies. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Stay

Jan 9, 2021 B4243MCsamb Manchester, United Kingdom

We have enjoyed one of our best holidays at this hotel. We’re both fortunate to travel extensively through work and have stayed at lots of high end hotels/ships. The moment we arrived, the exemplary and friendly service started and remained throughout all of our stay. A big thank you to every single member of staff we met who were amazing. We… Read more
We have enjoyed one of our best holidays at this hotel. We’re both fortunate to travel extensively through work and have stayed at lots of high end hotels/ships. The moment we arrived, the exemplary and friendly service started and remained throughout all of our stay. A big thank you to every single member of staff we met who were amazing. We really enjoyed the multiple dining options included and the rooms are fantastic, especially the bath tub on the balcony! I would really like to highlight the three incredible butlers we had during our stay, Shamara, Raesheda & Lynnia. We were so pleased to have them. They are genuine, warm, friendly and extremely hard working and really went out of their way to make our trip both memorable and exceptional. They all are a huge asset and a big credit to Sandals and I hope they get recognized for this. 100% would recommend a stay here. I’d also like to point out how well the hotel dealt with Covid procedures during this extremely challenging time for us all. We felt so lucky to be able to have been away during these times. Read less