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).

5 nights between 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 The Best Hotel In The World

Mar 8, 2020 G7090NZandrewh Cambridge, United Kingdom

We just love coming back to the stunning Sandy Lane Hotel. Everything is just superb, the seamless collection from the airport, the fabulous greeting upon arrival, those sumptuous rooms, the superb food and the excellent Sandy Lane service. Nothing is to much trouble, indeed my wife broke the heel off her shoe, which was spirited away, beautifuly… Read more
We just love coming back to the stunning Sandy Lane Hotel. Everything is just superb, the seamless collection from the airport, the fabulous greeting upon arrival, those sumptuous rooms, the superb food and the excellent Sandy Lane service. Nothing is to much trouble, indeed my wife broke the heel off her shoe, which was spirited away, beautifuly repaired and returned in a tissue lined box, all without fuss or charge. Special mention must be made of Michelle Babb and also Alpha Jackman, who was our Best Man when we married in Barbados nearly twenty years ago. It is truly our home from home. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worth every penny!

Mar 7, 2020 Claire C London, United Kingdom

We spent a week in Sandy Lane in an ocean-facing room & upon checking-in casually mentioned we were celebrating news of my recent pregnancy. Within minutes of being in our room a bottle of champagne arrived with their compliments. The staff are incredibly charming, particularly Hazel in the Bajan Blue restaurant and Shane in the beach bar. Senior… Read more
We spent a week in Sandy Lane in an ocean-facing room & upon checking-in casually mentioned we were celebrating news of my recent pregnancy. Within minutes of being in our room a bottle of champagne arrived with their compliments. The staff are incredibly charming, particularly Hazel in the Bajan Blue restaurant and Shane in the beach bar. Senior management are constantly bustling around checking on guests and are equally dedicated to every patron. It’s easy to see why so many people rebook and come multiple times a year - the food is out of this world and the hype is justified! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disgraceful

Mar 6, 2020 JBriggsy1

Manager and staff are beyond arrogant, rooms were sub-par quality and not cleaned thoroughly, generally a really disappointing experience, look elsewhere for much better value and service, even the Sandy Lane hotel Taci's jack up the price 40% to try and rip you off and it's the same experience with the hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Afternoon tea

Feb 16, 2020 764joannar Kent, United Kingdom

Having pre booked for my mums birthday can absolutely say how glad I am. We had 1 Royal tea (inc Champagne) & 1 Classic Tea. The staff, service & food was excellent . Thoroughly fabulous day. Staff surprised us with ‘happy birthday’ sang & lovely cake.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing afternoon tea

Feb 16, 2020 Annalea73 Glenfield, United Kingdom

We visited Sandy Lane for afternoon tea which I would definitely recommend. The hotel it’s self is stunning and set well back from the road and very private. The afternoon tea was amazing and offered a good selection of food and beautiful cakes. There was plenty to choose from and they packed up what we didn’t eat for us to take home. We weren’t… Read more
We visited Sandy Lane for afternoon tea which I would definitely recommend. The hotel it’s self is stunning and set well back from the road and very private. The afternoon tea was amazing and offered a good selection of food and beautiful cakes. There was plenty to choose from and they packed up what we didn’t eat for us to take home. We weren’t rushed and we sat on the terrace afterwards and watched the sunset before leaving. I would definitely recommend it. Read less