Sandy Lane

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

A luxury romantic retreat, if it’s a premier address you’re after, the finest accommodation in the Caribbean and luxury amenities galore, welcome to Sandy Lane. Choose from a variety of plantation-style rooms and suites, all furnished to perfection with some very thoughtful home-from-home touches. Your own private balcony is the ideal place to relax, a cocktail or glass of wine in-hand as you admire either garden views or views of the waves lapping against a golden shore. Indulge yourself further at the spa, a delightful experience with hydrotherapy on offer, Jet Blitz room and Rhassoul – an oriental steam bath to leave you feeling deeply refreshed and hydrated. If you’ve got kids with you, they’ll be kept more than busy at the complimentary Treehouse Club. Aimed at youngsters right through to teens, activities include golf, tennis, water sports and arts and crafts – you’ll have trouble tearing them away if anything! Talking of golf, enthusiasts will think they’re in heaven. There’s not one, but three courses to choose from, including the Tom Fazio created Green Monkey, which is exclusive to guests. If culinary delights are more your thing, you won’t be disappointed either. Four restaurants are onsite, ranging from the exquisite L’Acajou to the casual Country Club serve an abundance of dishes from around the world with fine wines to hand and the ultimate in service.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Where is it

On the West Coast, just south of Holetown, overlooking a golden arc of sand. Transfer time from airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

112 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with private terrace or balcony, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi access, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safety deposit boxes, hairdryer and iron and board (on request). Orchid Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds have garden views and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes dinner at L'Acajou and Bajan Blue restaurants (not including drinks or speciality dinners, other than the hotel's Asian Buffets and West Indian Buffets). Minimum stay 5 nights, applicable in L'Acajou and Bajan Blue only. Does not include caviar or truffles.

Ocean Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Ocean Rooms are larger in size with expansive balconies, 1 king-size bed or twin beds and sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Orchid Suites with 2 bedrooms, one with 1 king-size bed, the second with twin beds, 2 private bathrooms and garden views, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Dolphin Suites have 1 bedroom with 1 king-size bed, large living room, patio with dining area with sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Dolphin Suites have 2 bedrooms with 1 king-size bed and twin beds, a large living room, patio with dining area, main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, second bedroom with bathroom and private balcony with sea views, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Penthouse with 2 bedrooms both with 1 king-size bed, located in the Orchid Wing with a spacious foyer, living room, patio with dining area, kitchen, main bedroom with a whirlpool tub and second bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 adults and 3 children.

Villa at Sandy Lane with 5 bedrooms located in the heart of the resort amongst gardens with its own pool, Jacuzzi, gazebo and private access to Sandy Lane Beach. All en-suite bedrooms have flatscreen TVs, entertainment system and WiFi access, a personal butler, housekeeper and chef on hand. Villa sleeping maximum 10 adults and 4 children or 8 adults and 6 children.

4 restaurants: L’Acajou (European cuisine), Bajan Blue (European, Caribbean and Asian-inspired cuisine – Afternoon Tea also available on the Lower Terrace), The Spa Café (casual menu throughout the day) and The Country Club (light leisurely lunches, coffees and cocktails). 7 bars: Monkey Bar, L’Acajou Bar & Lounge, Bajan Blue Bar & Lounge, Beach Bar, Coffee Bar, The Pool Bar, Country Club Bar. Wine Cellar.

Vast swimming pool with underwater sound system, Jacuzzi. Spa* with hydrotherapy pool. Fitness centre. Pilates and Yoga*. Water sports including water skiing and wind surfing. 3 golf courses*: The Old Nine, The Country Club and The Green Monkey. The Treehouse Club (children aged 3-16 years). Children’s playground.

Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

14 nights between 18 Dec-23 Dec.

5 nights between 13-18 Feb '20 and 9 Apr-14 Apr '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: Sandy Lane has been designed in an elegant yet understated style and therefore respectfully request that guests dress appropriately whilst enjoying the facilities. Cover-ups should be worn during the day while dining at Bajan Blue, the Beach Bar and throughout public areas. Long trousers and collared shirts must be worn in the restaurants and public areas after 7:00pm.

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Sep 22, 2019 MrGandFriends Lostwithiel, United Kingdom

We had always wanted to go to Sandy Lane hotel but knew cost would always be an option to stay there! Afternoon Tea felt like a treat to enjoy and whilst we had read mixed reviews our experiences were nothing but positive. The Resort, based on the West Coast is quite something to behold. The limestone bricked building with its colonial look… Read more
We had always wanted to go to Sandy Lane hotel but knew cost would always be an option to stay there! Afternoon Tea felt like a treat to enjoy and whilst we had read mixed reviews our experiences were nothing but positive. The Resort, based on the West Coast is quite something to behold. The limestone bricked building with its colonial look stands proud surrounded by lush greenery which must take an army of groundsman to maintain is just amazing. Upon arrival at Security you are greeted politely asking your name and purpose along with instruction where to go for the valet parking. I must say our little Suzuki Jimmy felt out of place!!!!! As we approach the main building down the drive the valet parking steps out to open your doors and take your keys....... I’m hoping the Suzuki comes back in the form on a Bentley ....... We are ushered through the reception and told we are a little early but can enjoy the views from the bar with a cocktail which we did. This time of year the whole island is quiet, Sandy Lane is no exception. A short time later Jackie our host greets us with the afternoon menu and explains the options. By now we are both salivating. We chose the Afternoon Royal Tea which included champagne. At 3pm prompt we were ushered to our table which had views down through the plaza onto the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Jackie was very attentive and happy to engage in conversation as she brought through our delights. No rush, nothing too much trouble a very lovely afternoon. We sat ..... drank champagne 🥂...... are sandwiches...... fresh warm scones and cakes the selection was vast! We could no clear the plates so Jackie offered to box everything up for us to take back with us. Everything is Sandy Lane branded ..... the cutlery..... the glasses, the napkins, everything! Brand and Customer come first! Settling the bill was again far from rushed and definitely and when you are ready! Which was great. Following our tea we had a little wander, and the resort is truly luxurious and very nice indeed. All in all a superb one off experience that we can say we have done and enjoyed so glad we did it. Our host Jackie was a gem and a compliment to the staff and standard you would expect. One day maybe one day we could return as guests to possibly stay a while. Thank you Sandy Lane. Read less
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Sep 21, 2019 andrea1234wales Cardiff, United Kingdom

Celebrated my birthday at Sandy Lane with the Royal afternoon tea. Arrived early so had a cocktail on the terrace. Staff extremely friendly and professional. Afternoon tea served.. tastefully presented. We had a lovely afternoon at Sandy Lane and would recommend when in Barbados.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday Celebration 10th September 2019

Sep 13, 2019 sandra o Windsor, United Kingdom

Just back from celebrating my daughters birthday at the famous Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. As a family we keep coming back, Charlotte and Alex got married in St. James Church, Holetown, followed by a fairytale reception on Sandy Lane Beach. The whole day was planned down to the last detail, and Alex being a romantic, wanted his bride Charlotte… Read more
Just back from celebrating my daughters birthday at the famous Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. As a family we keep coming back, Charlotte and Alex got married in St. James Church, Holetown, followed by a fairytale reception on Sandy Lane Beach. The whole day was planned down to the last detail, and Alex being a romantic, wanted his bride Charlotte to feel like Cinderella. So, Sandy Lane worked its magic and did just that. Sandy Lane Car, Horse and Carriage, Torch lit marquee, candlit dining tables, elegant table settings with the most beautiful tropical flowers, throw in a steelpan, gospel choir, staff all turned out in their pristine uniforms, and you have some of the ingredients for a magical wedding. So, it seems appropriate that we celebrated Charlottes 28th birthday at Sandy Lane too. Mr. Wilkie the General Manager greeted us like old friends, all the staff came over to Charlotte and sang Happy Birthday, and even the Chef came to our table and chatted away. Last December, my eldest daughter Natasha celebrated her 30th birthday at Sandy Lane too. So why do we keep coming back. its simply this. Beyond those famous Sandy Lane gates, lies a unique place, like no other on earth. It signifys Class, Service and more Service. Its created with elegance, romance, style and attention to detail. Every corner just draws you in and then you are smitten. Mr Wilkie runs the place like a hollywood production, everything has to be perfect, no detail is missed or too small. Everyone has to play their part. His staff all respect him and this is portrayed in their friendliness and their determination to make your stay however long or short momemorable. Thankyou Mr. Wilkie, thankyou all the staff, and thankyou Sandy Lane, will be of course be back xxx Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Afternoon tea in the terrace

Sep 9, 2019 jammie2015 Kingston, Jamaica

Afternoon tea was nice with the usual selection of dainties served. Wanted to have a drink overlooking the beach afterwards in the bar but were only allowed to go within the shaded terrace area so put us off and we left.
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Sep 3, 2019 NarvinGaye

There are many elegant resorts to visit but few with a staff as friendly and hospitable as those employed by Sandy Lane. Compliments to the management for extensive training in hospitality and service. It compliments the beauty of the hotel, beach, pool, tennis and golf facilities. September is off season and the hotel is a quiet refuge for those… Read more
There are many elegant resorts to visit but few with a staff as friendly and hospitable as those employed by Sandy Lane. Compliments to the management for extensive training in hospitality and service. It compliments the beauty of the hotel, beach, pool, tennis and golf facilities. September is off season and the hotel is a quiet refuge for those looking for a peaceful holiday. Read less