The Sands Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Occupying one of the most sought-after beachfront settings in Barbados, the All Inclusive Sands offers not just sun, sea and sand by the bucketful but very comfortable accommodation too. Choose from a variety of room options, including a garden studio with gorgeous tropical views or an oceanfront family suite, all with plenty of amenities, including complimentary WiFi to make you feel right at home. Not that you’ll be in your room too long, there’s too much else on-site to tempt you, including a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. St Lawrence Gap, the entertainment capital of Barbados, is just a few minutes away, featuring some of the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs on the island. Want to stay closer to home? No problem. The Sands boasts two restaurants of its own as well as two bars in which to linger over drinks and eats.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

On Worthing Beach, within easy walking distance of St. Lawrence Gap. Oistins Bay Garden market is a short taxi ride away. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

153 rooms within 87 studios/suites/apartments. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and iron and board. All rooms have bathrooms with showers. Virgin Supersaver rooms are compact and open to internal corridors, there is limited natural light with small windows and these rooms do not have balconies/patios, TV or a mini-fridge. Rooms have 1 queen-size bed (twin beds on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults. These 

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. All beverages, except champagne, bottled water and speciality wine. Weekly Manager’s cocktail reception. Complimentary water sports include kayaking, paddle boards, body boards and snorkelling.

Please note: guests must be 18 years and over to be served alcohol. All activities featured in the All Inclusive programme are subject to availability, demand and weather conditions.

Superior Studios have garden views with 1 queen-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One-Bedroom Garden/Pool Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedroom only. These suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge and flat-screen television with cable channels. The bedroom has 1 queen-size bed (twin beds available on request) and a sofa in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedroom only. These suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge and flat screen television with cable channels. The bedroom has 1 queen-size bed (twin beds available on request) and a sofa in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Two-Bedroom Garden/Pool View Duplex Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. The duplex suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, a sofa and flat-screen television with cable channels. Bedrooms are located upstairs and have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two-Bedroom Garden/Pool Family Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. The family suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, and a flat-screen television with cable channels. Suites sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children (under 16 years).

Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Duplex Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. The duplex suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, a sofa and a flat-screen television with cable channels. Bedrooms are located upstairs, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Family Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. These suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedroom only. The family suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, and a flat-screen television with cable channels. Suites sleep maximum 4 adults and 2 children (under 16 years).

Three-Bedroom Suites have either a patio or balcony and are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. These suites feature a separate living/dining area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, sofa and a flat-screen television with cable channels. Suites sleep maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suites are air-conditioned in the bedrooms only. Penthouse suites feature a separate fan-cooled living/dining area with a sofa, flat-screen television with cable channels. The oceanfront Penthouse Suites are on the highest floor and is well appointed with magnificent oceanfront view, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Please note: children under 13 years are not allowed to stay in the Penthouse Suites.

  • Booking bonus: book by 11 Feb '20 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 17 Dec '19–15 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 and save up to 25% for travel between 1 May '21–22 Dec '21 or save up to 15% for travel between 6 Jan '21–30 Apr 21. Minimum stays apply, not applicable to the Virgin Supersaver Room. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 29 Feb '20 and save up to 20% for travel between 1 May '20–22 Dec '20. Minimum stays apply, not applicable to the Virgin Supersaver Room. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child (0-12 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 1 May–22 Dec '20 (excludes Virgin Supersaver Room). Book by 29 Feb '20, mininum stay 7 nights. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child (0-12 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 6 Jan '21–22 Dec '21 (excludes Virgin Supersaver Room). Book by 30 Apr '20, minimum stay 7 nights. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

1 main restaurant (Caribbean/International cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and another à la carte restaurant* (open for dinner only, supplements apply). 2 bars. Afternoon tea. Please note: reservations are required for lunch and dinner at both restaurants. Room service*.

Nightly live music in the restaurant.

Freshwater swimming pool. Spa*. Gym. Water sports: kayaking, body boards, snorkelling, free scuba diving lesson in the pool. Games room*.

Guests Lounge with computer (with Internet access). Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available. Currency exchange.

Please note: a room levy of $9.53 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar '20/21.

7 nights between 23 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: all rooms are non-smoking (including on balconies). Smoking is permitted in limited areas around the hotel.

Dress code: daytime - 'resort casual'. Cover-ups are required for breakfast and lunch. Footwear is required in the restaurant at all times. Evening - 'Elegantly casual'. Full-length trousers or stylish jeans. Shirts with sleeves (either short sleeves or long sleeves) are required for gentlemen for dinner. Dresses, skirts, long trousers or stylish jeans for women. No three-quarter length trousers, no shorts or cargos, no trainers, no flip-flops, no caps or T-shirts are allowed in the restaurant in the evening. Dress code for children in the evening is also elegantly casual. Children under 12 years are allowed to wear smart shorts with collared shirts, no flip flops, caps nor t-shirts are allowed. 

Please note: there is a strict dress code for the à la carte restaurant: Full-length trousers and shirts with sleeves (either short sleeves or long sleeves) are required for gentlemen for dinner. No jeans (this applies to both ladies and gents and includes all denim wear), no three-quarter trousers, no shorts or cargos, no trainers, no flip-flops, no caps nor t-shirts are allowed in the restaurant.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (26)
  • Very good (9)
  • Average (3)
  • Poor (1)
  • Terrible (1)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fab hotel and staff !

Jan 26, 2020 Murphyladies

Arrived home yesterday and can honestly say I have never stayed anywhere where the staff care so much and truly seem to enjoy their job! A very special mention to all the bar staff even when under pressure continued with complete professionalism. The position of the hotel is perfect, close to St Lawrence Gap which is walkable same as both… Read more
Arrived home yesterday and can honestly say I have never stayed anywhere where the staff care so much and truly seem to enjoy their job! A very special mention to all the bar staff even when under pressure continued with complete professionalism. The position of the hotel is perfect, close to St Lawrence Gap which is walkable same as both neighbouring beaches ( not that you need to leave) but a walk is necessary to burn calories from the food ! Which was excellent buffet/ service on alternative meals and a a la carte restaurant which needed to be booked! Room were great lovely comfy bed, peaceful at night apart from our friends the tree frogs. I travelled with my daughter of 19 and my mother for 11 nights and we all had a fabulous time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome hotel and amazing staff!!!!

Jan 25, 2020 dyMcGee Powder Springs, Georgia

Upon arrival, you are greeted with the kindest staff offering you to take a seat, put your bags down, feet up and relax while they hand you beverages. Once comfortable, they go through the check-in process and you are off to your room with your porter, who is very kind and informative about the room as well as the amenities of the resort. As… Read more
Upon arrival, you are greeted with the kindest staff offering you to take a seat, put your bags down, feet up and relax while they hand you beverages. Once comfortable, they go through the check-in process and you are off to your room with your porter, who is very kind and informative about the room as well as the amenities of the resort. As other reviewers stated, the bar staff is amazing and full of jokes and never seemed overwhelmed or annoyed. Their faces show that they really enjoy what they do! The drinks were always made to my husband and I satisfaction!! Don’t tell the rest of the bartenders but we especially enjoyed Owen who is a true mixologist! The restaurant staff were extremely professional and brought our meals out at the right time. The flow of the restaurant was at a pace we enjoyed. We did not feel rushed and my husband and I could enjoy the scenery of the beach, listen to the ocean waves and enjoy each other during the flow and pace of our restaurant experience. Judi, WOW.....she was extra fabulous as she sat with us to hold a fun and meaninful conversation where she answered questions about the resort, the island and provided recommendations of what and where to go, locally!!! We enjoyed the conversations, laughs and extreme professionalism!!! Thanks Judi!!!!! I was also surprised with a wonderful birthday gift of champagne, glasses and balloons (in my room)!!! Thanks Judi 😊 Guests were super nice too! Beach was clean and beautiful. The room had everything needed. Beds were comfortable. The décor in the room and the entire resort was beautiful. The workout room had all the workout equipment we needed. The saltwater pool was very nice. The nightly entertainment ranged from romantic soft music from a violinist to live dance music from Wayne, who did an awesome job engaging guests! Overall, this resort is a must for anyone who visits. We cannot wait to return!! Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 echo356 Handcross, United Kingdom

What a wonderful experience we just had at The Sands. We stayed in January after the soft opening. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met, genuinely interested in you and your day. Good visibility of management staff checking in on every couples experience and comments/questions too. We read all the trip advisor reviews… Read more
What a wonderful experience we just had at The Sands. We stayed in January after the soft opening. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met, genuinely interested in you and your day. Good visibility of management staff checking in on every couples experience and comments/questions too. We read all the trip advisor reviews before visiting and virtually every comment raised has already been implemented by the hotel. So great to see. The hotel itself is very clean and modern, staff cleaning around the clock inside and out keeping it looking brand new (which it is). The room was faultless. Clean, modern, so comfortable, great bathroom great balcony and it needed nothing more. Perfect. The food here is so good - they are really trying to make an effort here and it’s paying off. Virtually every meal was delicious and it’s good to see they haven’t gone down the generic cater for every cuisine buffet where the food is all mediocre. But instead several well prepared and local inspired dishes. The bar is also fantastic. Good quality alcohol, no cheap premixed rubbish, but freshly made cocktails and drinks and each bartender created a daily cocktail to share with guests too. So cool. The pool and beach location are just amazing. Serenity. Quiet, always space on the beds, one of the best little beaches on the island. It’s also really close to St Lawrence for nightlife if that’s your thing and about 5 minutes to a supermarket if you need anything. There is a well stocked pharmacy just next door as well. Overall we were thoroughly impressed and already planning our next trip back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If this was the soft opening we can’t wait for the full opening!

Jan 14, 2020 meebjt Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

We visited The Sands this month and cannot say enough about how lovely this place is! The service is so so friendly. From check in (cold scented towels and welcome rum punch...!!) to poolside to bar, everyone was very eager to make you feel welcome. Our room was extremely clean, very comfortable and offered everything we needed for a beach trip in… Read more
We visited The Sands this month and cannot say enough about how lovely this place is! The service is so so friendly. From check in (cold scented towels and welcome rum punch...!!) to poolside to bar, everyone was very eager to make you feel welcome. Our room was extremely clean, very comfortable and offered everything we needed for a beach trip in Barbados. Drying racks on deck, AC in bedrooms and nice toiletries. We can’t wait to go back once they are fully open. Loved the location and beach and the salt water pool was the best thing. They even brought floaties out for our kids. So nice! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxed, wonderful stay in the sun

Jan 13, 2020 Rebecca1000 Caterham, United Kingdom

We have just returned from 3 nights at The Sands and found all aspects of it excellent. The staff were all friendly, the room was really large, the beach is beautiful and the food was terrific. Our room had a kitchenette, lounge and bedroom and drinks were restocked daily. The food surpassed our expectations! We expected an all inclusive to be all… Read more
We have just returned from 3 nights at The Sands and found all aspects of it excellent. The staff were all friendly, the room was really large, the beach is beautiful and the food was terrific. Our room had a kitchenette, lounge and bedroom and drinks were restocked daily. The food surpassed our expectations! We expected an all inclusive to be all buffet style meals but it was a mix of this and a la carte. All meals had table service and it felt much more special than a standard all inclusive. I am vegetarian and the meals were imaginative and delicious - eg: chickpea and avocado flatbread and Bajan spiced vegetables. The other member of our party enjoyed king prawns, marlin and barracuda along with steak. The grounds and beach are stunning and the staff were most helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend and would love to return to enjoy another few days in paradise! Read less