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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Darren's 50th birthday trip!

Aug 13, 2019 859jessican Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This is the best hotel in the world. The service is second to none. As soon as you are off the plane, you are greeted by a warm presecence of the staff who escort you through all of security etc. When we arrived at the beautiful hotel, all our rooms were prepared and there was a staff member assigned to each room to show everyone in my party the… Read more
This is the best hotel in the world. The service is second to none. As soon as you are off the plane, you are greeted by a warm presecence of the staff who escort you through all of security etc. When we arrived at the beautiful hotel, all our rooms were prepared and there was a staff member assigned to each room to show everyone in my party the hotel and where they were staying in the hotel, as I have previously stayed here before, I knew my way around the hotel, however it being my second stay I was still blew away with the beautiful surroundings and the attention to detail that the staff provided. We were in a big group (party of 18) and Sandy Lane accomodated us all being together, setting up large allocated tables each night at their bajan blue restaurant, also in the morning for when we all ate breakfast together. Not to mention that the food is superb, for breakfast, lunch and dinner you have a fabulous selection to choose from and members of staff that stood out to myself were Stacey and Dale on the barbeque (the barbeque king), even after being notified that we were leaving, Dale came to see us off. On the last night of our holiday I arranged a private party with the events co ordiantor, Theresa, who was amazing from start to finish, she listened to every detail that I had in order to make my fathers birthday special and I also informed her that I wanted it to be a suprise and she didn't fail to pull this off! Thankyou again Theresa. We enjoyed our stay so so much that we are all returning again this December. For anyone reading this review if you ever get the chance to visit the Sandy Lane hotel for brunch or even luckier, a stay here, you will be blown away by just how wonderful this hotel and staff are. The Nelson family x Read less
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Aug 3, 2019 charl212018 Liverpool, United Kingdom

After staying in this hotel in January it completely blew me away, the staff the service everything was exceptional. We have just visited Barbados again this month but stayed in a friends villa. However wish we was back in sandy lane. You are treated like family, we have went back 5 times whilst on this trip and I can not recommend it enough.… Read more
After staying in this hotel in January it completely blew me away, the staff the service everything was exceptional. We have just visited Barbados again this month but stayed in a friends villa. However wish we was back in sandy lane. You are treated like family, we have went back 5 times whilst on this trip and I can not recommend it enough. Speaking to SL newest assistant director Sanoj, from the restaurant last night was such a delight. The way he spoke as do all the staff from how they are treated and what an honour it is to work for such an outstanding hotel. The service yet again is second to none and this must go on your bucket list. Michelle from reception will always have a special place to. Can’t wait to return. Read less
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Jul 29, 2019 X4843GCpatrickg Dublin, Ireland

This hotel is a great place to work from. Clearly it is a holiday hotel but it has incredible WiFi staff and business facilities. This is an ideal place to work hard in a very creative environment. Fantastic staff.
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Jul 29, 2019 Steve14478 Folkestone, United Kingdom

Felt right at home, lovely place and well look after. Expensive but worth it. Had afternoon tea, couple of cigars and bottle of champagne, worked out £500 (converted), for 4 of us. Did spend few hours there and saw beautiful sunset in lovely surroundings. Didn't want to leave. Would do it again tomorrow
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Jul 17, 2019 LuxeFamilyFun United States

We visited Barbados a few years ago while on a cruise ship. We were impressed and heard during the visit that Tiger Woods rented out the entire property of Sandy Lane Hotel for his wedding to Elin (didn't end well of course). We found that intriguing and when we could incorporate it into our travel plans, we booked Sandy Lane Hotel for six… Read more
We visited Barbados a few years ago while on a cruise ship. We were impressed and heard during the visit that Tiger Woods rented out the entire property of Sandy Lane Hotel for his wedding to Elin (didn't end well of course). We found that intriguing and when we could incorporate it into our travel plans, we booked Sandy Lane Hotel for six nights. First off, the property is extremely nice - nestled seaside along Sandy Lane Beach, it's an exclusive enclave in the gold coast area of Barbados. It's a timeless and classic - sure, it is on the border of needing some updates, but everything is really well maintained. There is a tremendous amount of staff attending to details and security. It's very safe - not a single moment did we have a concern here or in Barbados in general. Our room was an Ocean View room, with a really large outdoor patio (mosquito's - bring your spray) was excellent. Huge bathroom. Finely appointed. Outstanding service while we were there. The pool was excellent - waterfalls, kids shallow area, swim up bar and great poolside service. The beach is amazing - the water is warm and not very full of waves (the east side of the island has large, crashing waves). Great service on the beach as well - plus watersports on each end of the beach. The food is great - I mean great. Breakfast is a huge buffet spread. Anything you can think of is available. The service is great like everything else. There are several restaurants for lunch and dinner, but I want to highlight one in particular. L'Acajou is a fine french restaurant, with a local flavor twist. You can read our reviews. We have eaten at Michelin starred restaurants all over the world - and often. L'Acajou is amazing - it's equal to other Michelin restaurants - maybe better than a bunch of them. It's not only is the food innovative - but the service is equal to a restaurant of that level - and the restaurant facility is perfect. Seriously great work at Sandy Lane Hotel. We notice that many guests are known and welcomed by the staff - people come back here again and again. It's clear to understand why. It's exceptional and we'll be back as well. Read less