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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Jan 22, 2020 graychernat Pevensey Bay Eastbourne

this resort was not up to our usual sandals service level,very slow service in the restuarants-potofino-schooners-butchs chop house,no cornflakes for 12 days at breakfast in the american diner.bar service was fantastic,maid service fantastic,the resort was let down by a very casual attitude for example 30 minutes to change £200.00sterling into… Read more
this resort was not up to our usual sandals service level,very slow service in the restuarants-potofino-schooners-butchs chop house,no cornflakes for 12 days at breakfast in the american diner.bar service was fantastic,maid service fantastic,the resort was let down by a very casual attitude for example 30 minutes to change £200.00sterling into bajan dollars at reception(why?)the service level was far below what we have had at all our other sandals vacations.should be called sandals royal butlins Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon with Average Accommodations

Jan 21, 2020 MWright4657 Buffalo, New York

We went to Sandals on our honeymoon January 2020. After staying at many different all inclusive resorts, I was expecting a lot more for the money we spent on our honeymoon. Couple traveler insights: Pools were not heated except roof top pool, do not try and order pool side food as we did this twice and both times it came cold or soggy tortilla… Read more
We went to Sandals on our honeymoon January 2020. After staying at many different all inclusive resorts, I was expecting a lot more for the money we spent on our honeymoon. Couple traveler insights: Pools were not heated except roof top pool, do not try and order pool side food as we did this twice and both times it came cold or soggy tortilla chips (we finally just started going to Dino's Pizza and Mariner), the restaurants that need reservations are the ones you will get more service at (the ones without reservations had sub par attentiveness). We had a nice time on our honeymoon but will be looking elsewhere besides Sandals Barbados to travel next time. This was our first time at a Sandals resort and some other who had been to a few other Sandals have suggested St Lucia or Jamaica Sandals in stead of this resort. We have spent a fraction of the cost and were much more impressed with the service and attention to detail that other all inclusive resorts provided. Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 8elisej Delray Beach, Florida

The beach here is amazing, but the service is remarkable. Our butlers, Tony and De'Angelo were the best of the best! My husband had a terrible cold during our stay and these guys made every possible accommodation. Tony and De'Angelo really took care of me as well... bringing my lunch to the beach... always having my favorites wines delivered to… Read more
The beach here is amazing, but the service is remarkable. Our butlers, Tony and De'Angelo were the best of the best! My husband had a terrible cold during our stay and these guys made every possible accommodation. Tony and De'Angelo really took care of me as well... bringing my lunch to the beach... always having my favorites wines delivered to us... a private tasting of breadfruit that we requested... dinner reservations... organizing a trip to see the horses swim on the beach at sunrise.... We wanted to bring them home! Thank you Tony and De'Angelo! Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 Mlr819

Marley was amazing and super helpful. Carla and Sasha gave my husband and I the BEST massage ever. Dinner at Kimonos is a must! The room was spacious and clean. Pools and beach were great. Weather, amazing! Bowling at lovers lane was a lot of fun. The resort has a lot to offer. We plan to go back in a couple years.
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Jan 19, 2020 Graham B Wigan, England, United Kingdom

2nd time at Sandals with us previously staying in Ochi, Jamaica in a Butler suite. On the strength of this great experience we booked the Royal as we understood this to be one of their flagship hotels. We had a great holiday but we felt the hotel didn’t live up to the hype or standard expected. We stayed in a crystal lagoon oceanview penthouse… Read more
2nd time at Sandals with us previously staying in Ochi, Jamaica in a Butler suite. On the strength of this great experience we booked the Royal as we understood this to be one of their flagship hotels. We had a great holiday but we felt the hotel didn’t live up to the hype or standard expected. We stayed in a crystal lagoon oceanview penthouse suite with ocean view. Yes, the view from the room was good but as you were right beneath the skypool above, be prepared for the constant noise from the pumps 24 hours a day. As for where to stay then if you really do want to come here then I would suggest you stay on at the sandals barbados side and save yourself some money. As the hotels sit side by side and all guests can use each other’s facilities I’m struggling to understand now why you would pay the extra to stop in the royal. I wish I hadn’t. Our check in was poor. We had no warm welcome, no drink, no towel, just asked to be seated and wait for our butler to arrive. We were then asked to complete a whole set of paperwork. Turns out our advanced information sheet had not been received so it was a good job I had taken a copy with us. What we did find out was that the information was still stored from our previous visit but even that had been ignored including my allergy to feather bedding. So our room was not prestocked with our drinks or any of our other requests about booking restaurants which we are always keen to do and one of the benefits of having a butler. I also checked about the bedding and we both witnessed the butler ring housekeeping to be assured our bedding wasn’t feathered. However, after a couple of ill sleepless nights I checked and found they actually were and had them changed. Not good at all! Housekeeping was sometimes hit and miss but it seemed because they were understaffed. We had 3 butlers during our stay and one was very good although we only used them to reserve our sun beds and book the restaurants. Reserving the sun beds was great but not so the restaurants. Even though we stayed 2 weeks we often struggled to get the time we wanted. When you are paying a premium for the butler service you expect to get priority and descent tables, otherwise what’s the point? We also experienced many times that even when we turned up at many of the restaurants with our butler at the allotted time we felt that we were not expected and it was a struggle to get a table at all. Not the welcome we were after. Even after being seated, the service we received was often extremely poor. In fact this was a recurring theme throughout our stay which was not good. We always felt there was a battle going on between the butlers and the managers of the restaurants. When we had our butlers at Ochi this guaranteed a good table and high standard of service (which everyone should get anyway?). The buffet breakfast was good and the served breakfast in the Italian and French were excellent. I realise early December is a busy time of year but I felt the hotels felt very crowded. There were a couple of positives: the hotel grounds were immaculately maintained. Towels were normally available at both the beach and pool areas. Whilst we were there we went on three very good trips: We hired a driver (called Alan) who took us around the island for the day. He was great and we could choose exactly where we wanted to go including the Mount Gay Rum Factory where we went on the tour. Brilliant Luxury Catamaran. Despite the weather not being so good, we had a great time. Met some really nice people, had good food and drinks and most of all I got to swim with the turtles! Friday night at Oistins. We went in earlier than the hotel excursion by taxi which meant we arrived before the crowds. The same driver picked us up later. Again, met some great people and tried some wonderful food. Overall, this holiday cost considerably more than Ochi and just did not compare. That’s a great shame. Read less