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 All Suite Resort which opened its doors in December 2017. 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 1st or 2nd 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Resort, Friendly Staff

Apr 21, 2019 Cdn1_Traveller Toronto, Canada

We recently stayed at the Sandals Royal Barbados. We had a terrific stay. Our room was great with a view of the ocean and the main pool. We had butler service and Chad, Ashley and Shakira were incredibly helpful making our stay even better. They anticipated our every need (even when we didn’t know we needed it!) and pampered us throughout. We… Read more
We recently stayed at the Sandals Royal Barbados. We had a terrific stay. Our room was great with a view of the ocean and the main pool. We had butler service and Chad, Ashley and Shakira were incredibly helpful making our stay even better. They anticipated our every need (even when we didn’t know we needed it!) and pampered us throughout. We alternated days between the beach and the European pool - always had our spot to enjoy the scenery and the beach is terrific and nicely walkable and entry into the sea is gradual with a sandy bottom. Made for a great swim. Pool was also perfect - either spot ever felt crowded. We had dinners at Portofino’s, Bombay, Chi, Butch’s, Schooners, Kimono, and La Parisienne - every one of them provided stellar service and great food. It was fun to have something different to try every night. We had lunch at Neptune’s every day - always tasty. There was entertainment in the evenings as well as games and bowling if people wanted. We thought it was terrific that they put up a screen in the central garden with loungers and chairs to watch the season opener of Game of Thrones - a lot of fun for everyone. The resort went above and beyond to ensure guests enjoyment. And our butlers made our stay memorable and special. We will be back. Thank you to everyone, especially Chad, Ashley and Shakira. Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 219deb Bismarck, North Dakota

We just got back from a week at Sandals Royal Barbados and had a fantastic time! We had decided to splurge a little and book a rondoval suite with butler service and were so glad we did! Our butlers - Ron, Shaq, and Paul, were the best crew ever!!! They did such a great job taking care of us! Not only did they spoil us but they were so… Read more
We just got back from a week at Sandals Royal Barbados and had a fantastic time! We had decided to splurge a little and book a rondoval suite with butler service and were so glad we did! Our butlers - Ron, Shaq, and Paul, were the best crew ever!!! They did such a great job taking care of us! Not only did they spoil us but they were so welcoming and put a smile on our faces each time we saw them-we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! The waitstaff, pool attendants, housekeeping, everyone was friendly and genuinely concerned about making sure our vacation was the best it could be. The ladies in the donut shop, Ashley at Butches, Ron the chauffeur, Diane the house attendant, the swim up pool bar staff by Chi’s, and of course the supermen Ron, Shaq, and Paul, were a few of the standouts! We loved the resort and our accommodations-and in fact, other than a couple of diving trips, never left the premises. We had everything we needed right there! Truly an all inclusive resort! Great food, special people and an amazing location made for one of our favorite vacations! We will definitely be back 🍹! Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 neuroderm SE Mass

We just came back from a great week at Royal Barbados. We were here last February and the resort has improved with more lush rounds and smoother service particularly the butlers. Shout out to Team 1, Bryan, Rasheid and Damien for great service and friendliness.They had great energy and availability. There are boundless choices for food and drink… Read more
We just came back from a great week at Royal Barbados. We were here last February and the resort has improved with more lush rounds and smoother service particularly the butlers. Shout out to Team 1, Bryan, Rasheid and Damien for great service and friendliness.They had great energy and availability. There are boundless choices for food and drink and everything was great, Candlelight dinner on the beach was very special with great food and prosecco. Still underwhelmed with the food and menu at the La Parisienne. A tiger prawn is not the same small shrimp that comes with the shrimp cocktail. Asian fusion CHI and Indian bombay were spot on with authentic flavors . Jerk Shack another place where you get real flavors with chicken, fish in foil and sweet potatoes , Carribean soul food. Spa is beautiful and nicely appointed. Best Sandals resort for food and room quality. Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 Sue W East Grinstead, United Kingdom

This was our first visit to a Sandals resort and we were very impressed with the product. We had a garden view room with a hot tub on the balcony. The room was very large and comfortable with an excellent en suite bathroom. Drinks were provided in a well stocked fridge which were replenished every day. There was a great beach with plenty of… Read more
This was our first visit to a Sandals resort and we were very impressed with the product. We had a garden view room with a hot tub on the balcony. The room was very large and comfortable with an excellent en suite bathroom. Drinks were provided in a well stocked fridge which were replenished every day. There was a great beach with plenty of umbrellas and lovely swimming pools, one in particular had a glass surround which was fun. There was a great choice of restaurants and even though we didn't use the butler service we managed to book the places we chose to eat at without too much of a problem. The resort has wonderful tropical gardens and a variety of seating areas to suite all tastes. There is a great coffee shop that has very nice ice cream available. We found the resort to be very quiet and relaxing and surprised at how many older people stayed here. Read less
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Apr 20, 2019 reggae_lounger Shipton Bellinger, United Kingdom

Well we have been to 4 Sandals and whilst they have all been pleasant, this one was simply magnificent. It is the Sandals that lives up to the brand image. Our stay was quite simply perfect, the food, facilities, rooms and service were second to none. Added to this was the good fortune of having the greatest butler team ever, Ron, Paul and… Read more
Well we have been to 4 Sandals and whilst they have all been pleasant, this one was simply magnificent. It is the Sandals that lives up to the brand image. Our stay was quite simply perfect, the food, facilities, rooms and service were second to none. Added to this was the good fortune of having the greatest butler team ever, Ron, Paul and Shaquille who delighted us for 3 wonderful weeks. The real strength of the hotel is the great people that look after you like Tomeka and Kyan the greatest and friendliest bartenders in the Caribbean. Perfection, as simple as that!! 😎👍🇧🇧🇧🇧 Read less