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 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.

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 Another week in paradise

Jun 17, 2020 Novaturient30 Columbus, Ohio

Thank you again, Sandals! This was our fourth Sandals trip in the third country. We had already been to Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, Ans Sandals Grande St Lucian. This was our first using the butler service and I have to say, we will always do this going forward! This newest Sandals was extraordinary, and set right next to the original… Read more
Thank you again, Sandals! This was our fourth Sandals trip in the third country. We had already been to Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, Ans Sandals Grande St Lucian. This was our first using the butler service and I have to say, we will always do this going forward! This newest Sandals was extraordinary, and set right next to the original Sandals Barbados doubling the amenities and dining options. We took this trip over the New Years holiday so had the added bonus of double fireworks displays along the beach which are so big, even the locals and the family’s of the employees come to watch from the public portion of the beach. The sand seemed even more fluffy and wonderful than the other resorts and while the beach is smaller than Sandals Negril, it was beautiful, and inspired everyone to take multiple photos all during the day. A double line of rocks added a breakwater making the ocean swimming easier and the pool was located directly next to the beach. The grounds were immaculate with so many floral varieties. The new rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant were spectacular as well. This is our favorite Sandals thus far and we recommend the Millionaire Butler Suite to others. We have already booked a future return trip to the resort and managed to snag one of the few oceanfront suites! Read less
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May 18, 2020 asriggs1987 Chandler, Arizona

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in March 2019. It was spectacular in every single way. We stayed in a South Seas Club Level Swim Up room. The room itself was extremely well appointed and comfortable. The in room bar was wonderful, especially the Caribbean rum! The main Infiniti pool is absolutely stunning. Amazing service the entire… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in March 2019. It was spectacular in every single way. We stayed in a South Seas Club Level Swim Up room. The room itself was extremely well appointed and comfortable. The in room bar was wonderful, especially the Caribbean rum! The main Infiniti pool is absolutely stunning. Amazing service the entire way through. We did a few excursions and learned to scuba dive. We booked a follow up trip to Grenada for July 2020 while on-site and got an amazing deal. We have since also booked a return trip to Sandals Barbados for Summer 2021. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You owe me money please get in touch

May 17, 2020 Michelle M Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

I am hoping that Shawn,from guest services reads this and gets touch as everything else I’ve tried has failed. We stayed in room 7210 from Jan 25th for one week. We were given a complementary couples massage due to the poor service we received whist on resort. I’ve contacted you many times to say that we’re actually charged for this and spoke to… Read more
I am hoping that Shawn,from guest services reads this and gets touch as everything else I’ve tried has failed. We stayed in room 7210 from Jan 25th for one week. We were given a complementary couples massage due to the poor service we received whist on resort. I’ve contacted you many times to say that we’re actually charged for this and spoke to Shawn who said we would get a refund. We are still waiting. I’ve tried calling and emailing but nothing. I’m sure you have our details on file, please get in touch and refund our money. Read less
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May 5, 2020 bond1888 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Having only just found time to write this review, I realise a whole year has passed by - we visited at Easter last year, 2019. As Sandals first-timers we were unsure what to expect and were expertly guided by Gillian Ashwood at We Travel To (look her up on Facebook) to a Butler Oceanview Suite with balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. We are… Read more
Having only just found time to write this review, I realise a whole year has passed by - we visited at Easter last year, 2019. As Sandals first-timers we were unsure what to expect and were expertly guided by Gillian Ashwood at We Travel To (look her up on Facebook) to a Butler Oceanview Suite with balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. We are not ones for fuss so were unsure about the whole 'butler' concept but would definitely recommend - Tony and De Angelo kept us well looked after. The resort was immaculate and, despite it being 'next door' to Sandals Barbados (with use of the restaurants etc on that side), we noticed no real division and having always wanted to visit Barbados, this is the place to stay. From simply having a wander about to walks along the beach and a couple of boat trips, we were never bored. Where else is it normal to drink Strawberry daiquiris at 10.30 after breakfast, at the bar, by the pool in the sun?! From room service morning coffee on the balcony, to lattes in the shade outside the Cafe de Paris , to breakfast on the rooftop at La Parisienne, to amazing steaks at both Butchs and Butchs Chophouse, we were spoilt for choice. We could not manage to get a table at Kimonos, despite having a butler, but were told it is definitely worth a try! Contrary to other reviews, we did not use our butlers to reserve sunbeds and had absolutely no problem at anytime throughout the day. The beach is immaculate and the whole stay was just lovely. We will most definitely return. TIP: Look up 'We Travel To' on Facebook - Gillian Ashwood knows her stuff! Read less
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Apr 25, 2020 Ian L Warminster, United Kingdom

This review is somewhat different and details a stay during the second half of March 2020. I did not plan to go to Sandals, rather we were due to embark on a 14 day cruise which was cancelled the day before it was due to sail. We had already spent a week in Barbados and as our return flights were some three weeks away we requested our TA to… Read more
This review is somewhat different and details a stay during the second half of March 2020. I did not plan to go to Sandals, rather we were due to embark on a 14 day cruise which was cancelled the day before it was due to sail. We had already spent a week in Barbados and as our return flights were some three weeks away we requested our TA to secure accommodation else where on the Island. I had in the past stayed at the original Sandals in May 2015 and posted a rather mixed review which has received over 200 'likes'. This review comes out much better. I will comment little on the property which benefits from being both newer and better laid out compared to its neighbour. The major plus points must include the pools which are magnificent and the beach which has been fashioned to improve sea bathing (a major negative in my 2015 review). Restaurants are up to the high standard expected of Sandals and with 'dine-around' at the adjacent property more than sufficient in variety for a 14 night stay. Likewise Bars and ancillaries. Rooms are as usual excellent. The major points I would like to make pertains to management and staffing. We started with a far from full hotel and finished with barley a couple of dozen guests on the final day when the resort effectively closed. During this time the Sandal's experience continued undiminished with all staff continuing to ensure a perfect stay. The hotel Management was totally hands on with the Manager visiting guests individually and updating them on the situation. Altho restaurants gradually closed there was always expanded choices at those remaining open and all staff (with the knowledge of the closing down) still worked cheerfully to keep the guests fully entertained. The management of this hotel in unprecedented circumstances was little less than superb. As guests finally left, all were presented with food, toiletries and, of course, hand sanitizer for there onward travel home. Read less