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.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers 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–26 Dec ‘19.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/anniversaries/free/ within 14 days of booking. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable at Sandals Inn or any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions 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.

Sandals' first gentlemen’s only barber shop*. 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.

*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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Aug 20, 2019 Kelly m

We will NEVER Visit this chain again!! WORST Vacation EVER!! Ruined 2 Anniversary celebrations and 3 birthday celebrations 2 of which were 50th birthday celebrations. The first day my niece's luggage was delivered to another room, because it looked like another guests luggage which fortunately the guest was my sister. Whatever happened to… Read more
We will NEVER Visit this chain again!! WORST Vacation EVER!! Ruined 2 Anniversary celebrations and 3 birthday celebrations 2 of which were 50th birthday celebrations. The first day my niece's luggage was delivered to another room, because it looked like another guests luggage which fortunately the guest was my sister. Whatever happened to looking at names on luggage. Her 2nd suitcase was left at the front desk. Again whatever happened to looking at names on luggage. The whole resort was lacking in cleanliness from the rooms, to the walkways, to the restaurants, to the pools, etc. My sister and her husband had to be moved to another room due to the cleanliness when they checked in. Website suggested signing in online for an expedited check in. When we got to the resort we waited for 45 minutes and to check in and it wasn't until I asked why did we do expedited online check-in when one of the 4 staff sitting around came to get me check me in. The food in the restaurants was definitely not deserving of 5 stars. When ordering room service food came cold or missing items. Ordered alcohol for room on the 1st day and got 2 items I ordered and 3 of which I didn't order. Got another part of order on the last day. Room service didn't replenish our towels adequately in the room all week even after going to the front desk and asking. We ended up taking towels from the pool every day in order to have sufficient towels in the room. One of the front desk staff openly loudly "whispered" making negative comments about the outfit I was wearing. We made a reservation at a restaurant for 6 and it wasn't until we got to the restaurant that we were told they didn't make reservations for 6 and wanted to break up our party. We waited for a half hour to be seated as we wanted to sit together. Service at the pool the first day by Shandy was 5 star. She brought us food right away when we ordered and kept our drinks coming with out us asking as she was paying attention to our needs. She always had a smile on her face and remembered us throughout the trip no matter where we saw her. The last night we were there we went to the Le Perigne rooftop bar. The waiter let me sit at the bar for an hour and didn't ask me if I wanted anything. He provided me with a drink after a another member of our party asked for a drink for me. I told him that I didn't want it as he saw me sitting there the whole time and didn't ask me if I needed anything but he asked everyone else that came to the bar if they wanted anything. After I said this he responded nonchalantly "Yes I did" and didn't apologize. Majority of staff were rude during our stay. The last day we were there I didn't want to leave my carry on with the staff as I didn't want it to get lost. The staff walked me to the room to show me where they were going to out my suitcase and that it had cameras. I and one of the other members of our group watched him pout it with the luggage designated to leave at our departure time. When I came back to leave my suitcase had been moved and put behind a larger suitcase for a different departure time(Hmmm, I wonder how that happened. Was it because I had just told them about my horrible stay and that I didn't trust them with my luggage? Go figure). The response to this was to give me some higher ups business card. Sandals Royal Barbados was advertised as being the newest resort. Not!!!!!!. The sandals Barbados right next door was much more appealing, cleaner and had better service and cost about $750 less than what we paid. When one of the people in our party commented on this they were told we picked this resort. Yes we did but based on false advertisement and lies from Sandals. LUXURY 5 STAR RESORT. ABSOLUTELY NOT. One star is being very generous. Sandals. You may have fooled me once but never twice. will not ever return to Sandals again. Read less
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Aug 20, 2019 mkeene Uniondale, New York

After 6 days at Sandals Barbados and one day left, I can honestly say I am enjoying one of my best vacations. The staff here is extremely friendly and they all go out of their way to do their best to make your stay a bit better. The food has been outstanding and the room is well appointed. On the basis above alone, this vacation would be… Read more
After 6 days at Sandals Barbados and one day left, I can honestly say I am enjoying one of my best vacations. The staff here is extremely friendly and they all go out of their way to do their best to make your stay a bit better. The food has been outstanding and the room is well appointed. On the basis above alone, this vacation would be worth it. But what makes this vacation very special to us is our butler team. Aritha, Akio, Shuana Kay and Kassie has been amazing. They always seem to be one step ahead of us doing everything they can to make our vacation better. There was nothing too small or large that we asked that they did not make every effort to accommodate. We love them and will ask for them by request when we return. Keep it up Sandals! Of my 4 stays so far, this is topping my list. I would definitely recommend this resort and especially our butler team to anyone! Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 ceciliag543

We loved this vacation. Service was incredible. We will be going back! I wanted to note people there that made our trip! Stanford and Bernard, our butlers! Phenomenal! Takisha-housekeeping, Carlos-boating, Rashaun-bar tending and Chenille at the south seas pool!! We love all of you and thank you!
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Aug 19, 2019 Mai M Wall Township, New Jersey

This was one of the best hotels I had ever visited and I have been to many. From the moment we walked and were welcomed with a song by the staff till the moment we left and we were serenaded by butlers and staff. Hotel is gorgeous, clean, top service and staff. It's like a village with everything you need, including an Irish Pub, a doughnut shop,… Read more
This was one of the best hotels I had ever visited and I have been to many. From the moment we walked and were welcomed with a song by the staff till the moment we left and we were serenaded by butlers and staff. Hotel is gorgeous, clean, top service and staff. It's like a village with everything you need, including an Irish Pub, a doughnut shop, an ice cream and pastry cafe, also boutiques. The Butler service was superb, we had Nickola, Karen & Dinico who were amazing. They made sure we had our chairs, umbrellas and cooler stocked with what we wanted to drink everyday. Karen even ironed my husband's pants, wawoo. Theme parties include a Chocolate & Wine Party (bring white outfits with you) and also men need slacks for 2 of there restaurants which by the way were great. Only complaint is DJ Omar who thinks everyone at the Infinity Pool likes Rap Music and did not play variety even if u request it.... I am looking forward to going there again, I highly recommend it, we LOVED IT> Read less
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Aug 18, 2019 michelleandtimg

OMG.....the best of the Best. Had always gone to Bahamas or Jamaica,so we decided to mix it up, always go to first class Sandals. Got a Butler suite(my wife likes the Butlers so she can be assured of a great position on the beach). The Butlers, Karen, Nicola, Deniko, were pretty super, upper class service from them. Our house keeper Grace was the… Read more
OMG.....the best of the Best. Had always gone to Bahamas or Jamaica,so we decided to mix it up, always go to first class Sandals. Got a Butler suite(my wife likes the Butlers so she can be assured of a great position on the beach). The Butlers, Karen, Nicola, Deniko, were pretty super, upper class service from them. Our house keeper Grace was the best of the best. The food was phenomenal, as good as or better than Exuma. Folks, if you want a first class experience, you need to go to Sandals Royal Barbados. This will go down as one of our best vacations. Do your self a favor , you gotta go! Read less