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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Traveller rating

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Jun 25, 2019 pamelarM2529EU Brunswick, Georgia

The reviews don't do the place justice because everything was awesome. The staff went above abd beyond to make your stay grand😍 Jerk Shack staff are awesome went there everyday just to talk to them and they had the best jerk chicken!!!! Every staff down too the grounds men made my day. I will be back😃😃😃😃
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Jun 25, 2019 Allismall

This was our 1st trip and was amazing! We were apprehensive having never done all inclusive before but needn’t have worried! The number of pools and swim up bars meant you could choose the level of “excitement” or relaxation to suit! We went for the quieter pool there was music playing but not loud enough to disturb that afternoon snooze!!… Read more
This was our 1st trip and was amazing! We were apprehensive having never done all inclusive before but needn’t have worried! The number of pools and swim up bars meant you could choose the level of “excitement” or relaxation to suit! We went for the quieter pool there was music playing but not loud enough to disturb that afternoon snooze!! Ricshaun at the pool bar gave standout service and was always entertaining!! We were in a club level room and it was beautiful! (No top end names on the bar for non butler rooms but we just took one up from the bar if we wanted!). Check in was very easy with the concierge and Whitley one of the concierges made us feel as tho nothing was too much trouble! Restaurant at all restaurants that we visited was amazing! Only negative would be the service in Neptune’s which was chaotic to say the least as meals were being delivered to the wrong tables and the waitress wasn’t particularly friendly (don’t recall name). Also Chop - food superb but we waited hour and half for it so was a bit lack lustre! Parisienne was amazing - the waitress there was lovely and the food was out of this world! Would also like to mention Dale in the Piano Bar - what an entertainer - a must visit when you’re there!! Great guy creating a great atmosphere! We enjoyed all of the nightly shows too! For us the only minor downside was the beach - beautiful sand, but very choppy water so you can’t snorkel or swim easily there at all - there was also a big seaweed problem while we were there. There are guys on the beach who will try and sell you good and “dodgy” substances!! Not threatening but still there - but there are plenty of security guards patrolling day and night! A must do is a private tour with Captain Larry on the beach - $195 for a full day tour of the island just you two! On the whole an Unforgettable holiday and experience - we will definitely be booking again!! Read less
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Jun 25, 2019 donnao2018 Nottingham, United Kingdom

We chose to have our wedding at Sandals Royal and what a good choice. We were introduced to our first butler Benita. She gave us a big hug and took us to our room to check us in. Patricia our wedding planner also arrived at our room to quickly say hi, as did our second butler Crystal who also gave us a big hug. The next day we met Shaun. Butler… Read more
We chose to have our wedding at Sandals Royal and what a good choice. We were introduced to our first butler Benita. She gave us a big hug and took us to our room to check us in. Patricia our wedding planner also arrived at our room to quickly say hi, as did our second butler Crystal who also gave us a big hug. The next day we met Shaun. Butler number 3. He didn't hug us but shook our hands instead. Still a warm welcome non the less. The Butlers were fab. Shaun was probably the least bubbly out of our three butlers but he was still lovely, it's just the girls were like little balls of sunshine. The trip to the government office with Patricia was a breeze. We got there for 9am which meant we were first in line , so no waiting around. During our stay we had breakfast in our room, drinks brought to us during the day, restaurants booked for us by our butlers and little surprises left in our room. We loved all the restaurants but Kimonos was our favourite as it was very entertaining as well as delicious. My partner booked a scuba dive on the Sunday and was told to meet at the lobby, he arrived 15mins early but got concerned when no one else turned up. He spoke to reception only to be told that he was in the wrong lobby! He made his way over to the other side only to find out that the trip had left without him. He was gutted. We weren't made aware that the hotel had two lobby's which quite frankly is poor communication on Sandals Dive Centres part. They should have phoned the other lobby to see if he was waiting there before they departed. Right... That was our only let down, he booked other dive trips and had an amazing time so no big deal but worth a mention so that Sandals can ensure this doesn't reoccur. Our wedding was amazing and the staff helped make it fun as well as special, especially Paul, the dancing man, he really made us smile. Thank you Abigale for my beautiful wedding hair. Marc the photographer done an amazing job too. The priest was very lovely. Our original room was an ocean view Crystal room with soaking tub, this was stunning and had everything we needed. Barbara from reservations had arranged a free up grade for the last 5days of our stay as we had had some upsetting personal issues before we arrived so she just wanted to ensure we were completely stress free. Thank you ever so much Barbara. We were moved to the Ronduval Suite with private plunge pool. This was super amazing and we loved it there but as it had a beautiful garden, we were a little bit of a feast for those goddam mosquitoes. We didn't have that problem in our old room but hey ho.....the good out weighed the mosquitoes. I could not keep out of the Spa. I had amazing treatments from a male massouss who's name I think is Azulo and reflexology and a facial from Kazerene and she was also amazing. We just arrived home today and are missing it already. Thank you all at Sandals Xxx Mr and Mrs Lawer James and Donna Xxx Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic butler service and a perfect wedding trip!!!

Jun 24, 2019 88juliemil Moses Lake, Washington

Our first Sandals trip and it has been perfect! We upgraded to a Rondoval butler suite for our wedding trip and the staff has been amazing, start to finish. Shaquille, Daquan and Christine have anticipated our every need. Friendly, fun and professional. Thanks a million!!!
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Jun 24, 2019 Victoria S

The resort was so beautiful. We Stay in one of the Rondovals and it was absolutely amazing. Our butlers were great! If you go and get Toria, Paul, or Ron aka Dancing Ron, You'll have an amazing stay. There was a slit mix up with our arrival date, so we did not get the help needed upon arrival. Other than that our trip was great. We will be back to… Read more
The resort was so beautiful. We Stay in one of the Rondovals and it was absolutely amazing. Our butlers were great! If you go and get Toria, Paul, or Ron aka Dancing Ron, You'll have an amazing stay. There was a slit mix up with our arrival date, so we did not get the help needed upon arrival. Other than that our trip was great. We will be back to Barbados and have been recommending people go there. Thank Sandal's Royal Barbados for an amazing Honeymoon. Read less