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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Dec 11, 2019 Nordgreen Oslo

Sandy Lane remain to best spot to visit summer & winter. The hotel, rooms, ocean view, beach, food, service & smiles, spa, golf and location in St. James with several superb restaurants- give us no other choise- to return over & over again
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Dec 10, 2019 JohannesW400 Berlin, Germany

This was our second stay at Sandy Lane Hotel. Our first visit we enjoyed 12 years ago. Now we did realize a money pumping location missing a real valuable service and quality in return! Accepting carribean „slow motion“ of the hotel staff - the Hotel attitude of old english upper class rituals is crazy and ridiculous. For example: After… Read more
This was our second stay at Sandy Lane Hotel. Our first visit we enjoyed 12 years ago. Now we did realize a money pumping location missing a real valuable service and quality in return! Accepting carribean „slow motion“ of the hotel staff - the Hotel attitude of old english upper class rituals is crazy and ridiculous. For example: After returning from a Sightseeing-Tour late in the evening we asked for a drink sitting at a bar table outside the dining area in 2 meters distance from the beach. We were answered: „we do Not serve you“. Why? „Because we do Not allow shorts after 7:30 pm“! We paid More than $ 2000 per night. So we performed our own party and ordered 2 ugly hotel owned long trousers and 2 corona beers. And the slices of lemon we missed also at this memorable evening. Bad paid and usually not attentive local staff, medium funny Entertainment, average food quality, arrogant and ignorant Hotel Management....... etc.! Never again..... P.S.: but beside all negatives: we appreciated the natural kindness and hospitality of Hazel and Joann at the Beach Restaurant! Read less
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Dec 10, 2019 102Kim Marlow, United Kingdom

Shocking visit - appalling evening meal (if you can even call it that good !!) Service was dreadful - expectations were so high but it did not even deserve 1* We will never ever book or visit this hotel
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Dec 10, 2019 TessaNearLeeds Wakefield, United Kingdom

Our 11th time in Barbados but 1st time in Sandy Lane. We stayed here for 5 nights before moving on to Bequai. From being met just off the runway to a glass of champagne in the car back to the airport, you are made to feel special. It was my 60th birthday and I felt truly spoilt. Staff greeted us upon arrival with champagne and a bottle was… Read more
Our 11th time in Barbados but 1st time in Sandy Lane. We stayed here for 5 nights before moving on to Bequai. From being met just off the runway to a glass of champagne in the car back to the airport, you are made to feel special. It was my 60th birthday and I felt truly spoilt. Staff greeted us upon arrival with champagne and a bottle was delivered to our room with chocolate strawberries. We had the romance package which was spectacular; heavenly massages, lunch at the country club (which I would definitely recommend just for the view!), dinner at L'Acajou, and afternoon tea with a birthday candle and happy birthday rendition. The wine is very expensive, as you would expect - a bottle of Villa Maria sauvignon blanc was close to £100 which you would pay approx £30/£35 in a restaurant back home. The staff are excellent at remembering your name, even though we were first time guests. Nothing is too much trouble and you get the feeling the word 'no' does not exist in Sandy lane. There is a lovely walk if you cross the road and go into the golf course, accompanied by the green monkeys. The pool area is very serene and beautiful as is the spa. The beach staff are so attentive. My husband dropped his new hat on the first morning on the marble and stone where bleach had been used - within minutes of us mentioning it one of the managers arrived and said it would be sorted - and it was; a new Ralph Lauren hat arrived on our bed with a complimentary Sandy Lane one too! Thank you! Yes it is the most expensive hotel on the island but Sandy Lane knows how to make guests feel very special. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 barbara k

Thus is a glorious and five star hotel. Pricey, but worth it! It is intimate and you will be treated like royalty. It is located close to many of the wonderful, special "non-touristy" spots in Barbados.