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
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • 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

151 rooms within 87 suites. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and iron and board. All rooms have bathrooms with showers. Virgin Supersaver rooms are cosy and open to internal corridors, they have small windows but do not have balconies/patios or a mini-fridge (all other room categories will include this). Rooms have 1 queen-size bed (twin beds on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

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 either a patio or balcony with garden views and 1 queen-size bed (twin beds on request), 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 on request) and a sofa in the living area, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12.

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 on request) and a sofa in the living area, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children under 12.

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 30 Apr '21 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–22 Dec '22 when staying 7 nights or more. Excludes Virgin Supersave Room.

    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 Noir rooftop à la carte restaurant* (indoor and outside dining open 5 times per week for dinner only, supplements apply). 2 bars (the main bar is open from 10:00am-11:00pm and the second bar is open five days per week, evenings only). 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, paddleboards, body boards and snorkelling. Games room*.

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

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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Apr 1, 2021 Roam42574709388 Congleton, United Kingdom

We travelled to Barbados on 5th March 2021 on business, Lockdown in UK and Barbados was in full swing and we were not sure what to expect. But we decided to take a chance and I'm glad we did. We had intended to go for a week but it turned out that on arrival in Barbados we had to quarantine in a Government approved Hotel for a period of 5 Days… Read more
We travelled to Barbados on 5th March 2021 on business, Lockdown in UK and Barbados was in full swing and we were not sure what to expect. But we decided to take a chance and I'm glad we did. We had intended to go for a week but it turned out that on arrival in Barbados we had to quarantine in a Government approved Hotel for a period of 5 Days before we could take a Covid-19 test and then wait for 24 - 48 hours for the results. Therefore we decided to make it a two week stay at the Sands Barbados. This would give us a week before we had to fly back to UK. The Sands is a two year old hotel with around 80 rooms, a swimming pool, open sided bar and restaurant and was attached to the most beautiful stretch of soft sandy palm fringed beach in Barbados. Meals and drinks were taken just a couple of metres away from a turquoise sea with waves gently lapping the beach. The food was superb and the drinks perfect. The staff were warm, attenuative and friendly, it really felt that we were with friends all the time. Fellow guests were few and a pleasure to talk to and the owners, Peter and Carol Odle were a truly superb host and hostess. It is a very hard time for the tourist industry as a whole, and Barbados is currently no exception, but we were afforded a warm hospitality at the Sands Barbados which made our visit to the Island one we will never forget. The people of Barbados are very friendly to visitors and I can thoroughly recommend taking a trip to this lovely hotel. Read less
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Feb 21, 2021 AMLucas Dublin, Ireland

I cannot possibly recommend this property enough. The staff are amazing, second to none. There is nothing you will ask for that is too much trouble. It has a real family feel which we loved. The pool and beach are so beautiful and provide the perfect way to relax and wind down. There are also great amenities near by including the little food… Read more
I cannot possibly recommend this property enough. The staff are amazing, second to none. There is nothing you will ask for that is too much trouble. It has a real family feel which we loved. The pool and beach are so beautiful and provide the perfect way to relax and wind down. There are also great amenities near by including the little food market just down the street. The hotel is just a walk away from St Laurence gap where you can enjoy the madness of the social life in Barbados! It provides the perfect balance to allow you to enjoy all the wonderful sights and delights that Barbados has to offer. We cannot speak highly enough of this resort and have no hesitation in recommending it to others 😊 Read less
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Jan 16, 2021 CG-Bookie

Having stayed around the world in many wonderful hotels, I can honestly say I have never had such personal hospitality as we have experienced here at The Sands. The owners treat everyone staying here as their personal guests and you are made to feel like family. The staff are all so friendly and do all they can to make you feel special. We would… Read more
Having stayed around the world in many wonderful hotels, I can honestly say I have never had such personal hospitality as we have experienced here at The Sands. The owners treat everyone staying here as their personal guests and you are made to feel like family. The staff are all so friendly and do all they can to make you feel special. We would not normally do all inclusive but the quality chefs provide quality a la carte meals time and time again and despite having been here for a long while, we have never had the same meal twice! Excellent rooms which are always spotlessly clean are located around a huge pool with such comfortable beds and you are a hop, skip and a jump onto one of the best beaches on the island with warm crystal clear waters giving you a refreshing swim with turtles. We are working here in the week and super quick, reliable wifi makes life and business so easy with the work life balance a dream at any time but even more so in these difficult times. Cannot recommend highly enough!!! Read less
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Jan 3, 2021 AllieEvan

We travelled to Barbados in December 2020. We had to get Covid tests 3 days prior to arrival and another one the day after arrival, if you can afford to get the hotel to book yours with their doctor then the results are usually next day, those that went to the free clinic were waiting an extra day or 2 for their results. We didn’t know we were… Read more
We travelled to Barbados in December 2020. We had to get Covid tests 3 days prior to arrival and another one the day after arrival, if you can afford to get the hotel to book yours with their doctor then the results are usually next day, those that went to the free clinic were waiting an extra day or 2 for their results. We didn’t know we were staying here until arrival at the airport, our hotel had not finished their Covid inspection so we really didn’t know what was going on. The staff were fantastic, and made us feel so welcome. We stayed here for a week before moving to our original hotel, so had a two stay holiday which turned out to be a real treat staying in 2 different locations on the island. The Sands is in the south coast and the sea is a bit rougher there than the west coast, I am not a strong swimmer and found the sea a bit much for me, but the pool was amazing. As this was during Covid there were not many guest at the hotel so we didn’t have any issues with sun beds. The staff are just fabulous, nothing is too much trouble, so friendly and they care about your holiday. Special shout out to Manager Isobel, she went out of her way for us, even arranged an amazing day swimming and riding horses bareback in the sea for my partners birthday, just brilliant. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Welcoming Hotel - Must Stay

Jan 3, 2021 abby2128

My family and I travelled to Barbados in December - it wasn’t an easy trip given the COVid circumstances. From the moment we arrived at The Sands it was heaven. We quarantined for two days and the staff were amazing, so friendly and accommodating. They arranged our tests and made sure we were comfortable while we waited for our results. It’s is… Read more
My family and I travelled to Barbados in December - it wasn’t an easy trip given the COVid circumstances. From the moment we arrived at The Sands it was heaven. We quarantined for two days and the staff were amazing, so friendly and accommodating. They arranged our tests and made sure we were comfortable while we waited for our results. It’s is a beautiful hotel with the most magnificent beach if you are travelling to Barbados The Sands is a must stay it will satisfy all your vacation needs and so much more. Thank you to the staff and all the people who made my families stay so enjoyable. Catherine & Michael Read less