Sandy Lane

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

If it’s a premier address you’re after, the finest accommodation in the Caribbean, with luxury amenities galore, welcome to Sandy Lane. At thid romantic retreat, 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, serving an abundance of dishes from around the world with fine wines to hand and the ultimate in service.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

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

113 rooms and suites and a 5 bedroom villa. 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 ironing 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 specialty dinners, other than the hotel's Asian Buffets and West Indian Buffets). Applicable in L'Acajou and Bajan Blue only.  Supplements will apply for specialty items at the resort’s discretion and will be advised when dining. Full pricing applies for caviar and 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 and Gelato Bar, The Pool Bar, Country Club Bar. Wine Cellar.

Vast swimming pool with underwater sound system, Jacuzzi. Spa* with hydrotherapy pool. Fitness centre. Complimentary fitness classes including spinning, circuits, pilates and yoga. Tennis. Non motorized water sports including water skiing, kayaking, and catamaran sailing. Scuba diving*. Deep fishing*. 3 golf courses*: The Old Nine, The Country Club and The Green Monkey. The Treehouse Club (children aged 3-16 years). Children’s playground. Library with books and board games.

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

Please note: a room levy of $17.66 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

A minimum stay of 14 nights is required when staying between 18 Dec - 23 Dec.

A minimum stay of 5 nights is required between 17th Feb - 22 Feb. 

A minimum stay of 5 nights is required between 6th Apr - 11 Apr


* 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 7:30pm.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dinner at Sandy Lane

May 5, 2022 Julia H Oxford, United Kingdom

We booked to go for dinner, and my husband was initially disappointed to hear it described as a 'buffet', as he thought we would get table service. However it was a buffet like no other. On arrival we were offered several glasses of free Laurent Perrier champagne in the spectacular bar area in the circular courtyard with the beautiful curving… Read more
We booked to go for dinner, and my husband was initially disappointed to hear it described as a 'buffet', as he thought we would get table service. However it was a buffet like no other. On arrival we were offered several glasses of free Laurent Perrier champagne in the spectacular bar area in the circular courtyard with the beautiful curving marble staircases. I haven't seen so much marble since visiting palaces in Italy! At dinner the service was amazing and the buffet was spectacular. I didn't take pictures because it seemed a little gauche, but I have never seen such an array of quality food in my life and we have been to some Pullman hotels with similar reputations. The theme was Caribbean cuisine, but really there was food of every conceivable type including lots of fresh seafood, gorgeous cold meats and cheeses, plus they would barbecue you a steak to order in the outside area. It wasn't cheap, but it was certainly a lovely experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to sample the luxury hotel aspect of the island. Read less
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Mar 18, 2022 425kayes Georgia

The iconic Sandy Lane did not provide the level of service it claims. Our room was not ready upon arrival and we had to find someone to talk to about it after waiting over 2 hrs. Communication with management came 3 days later ! No hand towels in bath room. Took 3 requests to receive extra pillows. They "lost" our dinner reservations for the… Read more
The iconic Sandy Lane did not provide the level of service it claims. Our room was not ready upon arrival and we had to find someone to talk to about it after waiting over 2 hrs. Communication with management came 3 days later ! No hand towels in bath room. Took 3 requests to receive extra pillows. They "lost" our dinner reservations for the remainder of our stay. We had to scramble to find last minute restaurants with availability. No record of us on guest list at beach to obtain chairs. Requested attendant schedule foot massage on beach but never heard back from him. No drink service at pool until I went up to find an attendant. The reputation and cost of Sandy Lane suggests we would receive far better service. Shame on Sandy Lane !! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Afternoon Tea at Sandy Lane

Feb 25, 2022 Jellytraveller2022

We thoroughly recommend the afternoon tea at Sandy Lane. We booked via e mail and had to submit our vaccination status. From the moment we arrived at this beautiful hotel we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Fabulous food, incredible setting with extremely attentive staff. Special mention to Hazel who made sure that we were… Read more
We thoroughly recommend the afternoon tea at Sandy Lane. We booked via e mail and had to submit our vaccination status. From the moment we arrived at this beautiful hotel we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Fabulous food, incredible setting with extremely attentive staff. Special mention to Hazel who made sure that we were comfortable and that everything was just right! Thank you also to Keira and Jade who were helpful and cheerful. Read less
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Feb 24, 2022 brit2pop london

We were a group of 6 ladies that visited on 17th March for afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. Ever since I first read Micheal Winners reviews of this hotel (too many years ago to mention) I have wanted to visit and I am so happy to say that it did not disappoint!!! We honesty didnt know what t expect from the staff as we were just visiting… Read more
We were a group of 6 ladies that visited on 17th March for afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. Ever since I first read Micheal Winners reviews of this hotel (too many years ago to mention) I have wanted to visit and I am so happy to say that it did not disappoint!!! We honesty didnt know what t expect from the staff as we were just visiting for afternoon tea but we had non need to worry1 We were served by the wonderful Hazel who was a joy and an absolute credit to the hotel, she helped make our day so special. We were also served by her manager Andre who also gave us a tour of the hotel and was again, a credit to the hotel! Absolutely charming in fact we didn't meet a single member of staff that failed to impress us. We had small issue with the bill that both hazel & andre sorted in the most professional way. We were also so charmed by the atmosphere and by the hotel guests, some of whom insisted on taking photos for us and were so lovely. Sandy lane (especially Hazel & Andre) thank you for making my long wait to come worthwhile and new time we are coming to stay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND ASK FOR HAZEL & ANDRE YOU WONT REGRET IT Read less
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Feb 12, 2022 hannahmB8146IR

this hotel is beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly, the food is great, the ambience is beautiful… we had an experience we will remember for a lifetime. thank you very much to everyone, staff and manager Gian Paolo most of all, for everything they did for us and made our stay at the hotel an unforgettable experience…