Wyndham Grand Barbados Sam Lords Castle All-inclusive Resort

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Modern, elegant, and friendly, the Wyndham Grand Barbados gives you everything you need for an ideal getaway in the Caribbean. With easy access to historic sites, and the lively atmosphere of Barbados’ capital you can chose to be as chilled-out or as active as you like. Spend your days soaking up the sun around the resorts five swimming pools (complete with cabanas and swim-up bars) or try your hand at the many activities on offer, pickleball anyone? You’ll be sure to love the fantastic range of restaurants here, ranging from Mediterranean buffets to comforting burgers and finger foods, all complete with views over the turquoise-blue ocean.

Amenities

  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, steps from a beautiful beach and next to the iconic Sam Lord’s Castle. The famous Oistins famous fish fry is around a 25-minute drive. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

422 modern rooms, including 37 suites. All with Caribbean views from an over-sized balcony, sitting area, air-conditioning, flat-screen HDTV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar and safe. Deluxe Rooms with resort or ocean views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive includes: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, international brand spirits, beers and alcoholic cocktails at resort bars (premium top-self brand spirits at additional charge). Red, white and sparkling wine served by the glass (specialty wines by the bottle are at an additional charge). Mini-bar - stocked with water, juices, soft drinks and beers (replenished daily).

A collection of suites, ranging from 193 sq ft, blend indoor/outdoor living with 2 balconies, Caribbean Sea views, separate living room with sofa bed, spa-like bathrooms and bedrooms with 1 king-size bed.

Mediterranean Market (buffet breakfast and dinner). Castle View Restaurant (signature restaurant serving steak and seafood, dinner). Sam Lord's Grill (American fare, lunch, and dinner). Lucy's Lounge (snacks). Lantern Bar (pool bar). Burnt Cask Rhum Bar.

Weekly entertainment and event programme.

5 swimming pools, including a lagoon-style adult pool and wading pool. Spa* and beauty salon* (opening soon). Fitness centre with daily complimentary classes (opening soon). Tennis and pickleball court. Kid’s club.

24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting service*. Complimentary self-parking.

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (47)
  • Very good (20)
  • Average (16)
  • Poor (13)
  • Terrible (16)
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Apr 21, 2024 jane k Walsall, United Kingdom

Like most people I have a mixed view on this hotel. We stayed 4 nights of a 10 day holiday for my husbands 60th and I’m so glad we were not stuck in this random grand hotel for the whole trip. It is so grand and we loved the history to the place which could be more of a feature. Access to a beach was so nice, really lovely pools, good… Read more
Like most people I have a mixed view on this hotel. We stayed 4 nights of a 10 day holiday for my husbands 60th and I’m so glad we were not stuck in this random grand hotel for the whole trip. It is so grand and we loved the history to the place which could be more of a feature. Access to a beach was so nice, really lovely pools, good entertainment, cocktails, omelettes were nice, bedrooms were spacious and well kitted out bathroom. However, we had so many issues which we had to complain about - late luggage arrival to our room, air conditioning not working properly, dirty rooms not made up twice, dirty cold sticky floors, food options were reasonable and they really do try on the entertainment side! Unfortunately we felt the staff were not attentive at all, the whole place had a laid back lazy attitude and it lacked a good housekeeping system. Up side my husband really enjoyed the meals at the gourmet restaurant. I want to give a thanks to Rahul who was so helpful and my men who looked after us at the Pool side - and Elroy, Russell on the beach was the best! and soon to be employed (I hope) Tremaine. I may be back to see how the improvements play out! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful and luxurious! Staff are excellent, management needs to do better!

Apr 20, 2024 deyalynb

This is a beautiful resort, I did not want to leave! I stayed in the zephyr suite and it was very nice, however, the website says that both balconies have ocean views, whereas only one balcony had this, and it was a partial ocean view. The website should be clearer, because I thought I was paying extra for that view. Additionally, the balcony… Read more
This is a beautiful resort, I did not want to leave! I stayed in the zephyr suite and it was very nice, however, the website says that both balconies have ocean views, whereas only one balcony had this, and it was a partial ocean view. The website should be clearer, because I thought I was paying extra for that view. Additionally, the balcony floors and the furniture were not cleaned. I had to put down a towel to lay on the love seat outside, and use my outdoor slippers. I had issues with the air conditioner but I figured out that there are light switches to turn them on and off. I could’ve called the staff about it and I’m sure they would’ve taken care of it, but I’m not fussy like that. Other than that, the room was perfect. Very comfortable bed. I’m a terrible sleeper and I slept through the night each night. The spa tub was everything. I bathed in it every night. Some people complained that the toilet areas smell bad, which is true if you leave the door closed. Once you air it out, it’s perfectly fine. I loved the pool, and the beach. I walked down to the area where it was safe to swim and it was very nice. I loved the beach trees and the foliage and the nooks/caves to be explored! Management should ensure that day beds and lounge chairs are cleaned every night though, and have more staff working in the pool area so that drinks can come faster. There’s also no reason why a bar shouldn’t be set up on the beach. The castle was cool to look at, but the hotel should really do something with it. After all, it’s named after it! I wanted to look inside so bad. I suggest they reconstruct it with historical accuracy, to look like how it did when Sam Lord lived there, and make it like a museum. That would be awesome. I enjoyed the food, but menus at the non-buffet restaurants should have a few more options, and should have different options every few days. The sushi at the buffet was soooo delicious and fresh. I am very happy with the amount of healthy, fresh options available. Dinner at the Sam lord restaurant was delicious and the service was top notch. Julissa was my server both days I ate there and she was just so lovely and you could tell she had a lot of experience and exceptional training in hospitality. I notice that a lot of these reviews blame the staff for non-optimal service, however every single staff member I encountered was warm and welcoming. I did notice that some staff members were confused about what to do at certain points, or did not have adequate knowledge of, say, how to work the cooling system. It occurred twice at two different bars where I ordered a classic drink and they were missing an ingredient: rum bar was missing mint for mojitos, and pool bar was missing olives for martinis. Staff members were kind enough to go find the ingredients to make the drinks, but management is responsible for making sure that all kitchens and bars are fully stocked every day. This is a management issue, not the staff’s fault. The staff did the very best they could with the tools and information they had every time there was an issue. I felt very taken care of. Overall, it was a beautiful relaxing getaway. I would give 4.5 stars instead of 4 if I could! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A perfect place to decompress!

Apr 17, 2024 Judy G Bradenton, Florida

The resort, although not in full swing, is lovely! The common areas are large, grand, comfortable and tasteful. Guest rooms are very comfortable, they have a great design allowing for practical space and lovely bathrooms with two sinks - big walk in showers. Pools areas were lovely and dining great.
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Apr 17, 2024 VKryk Windsor, Canada

This is my family’s second time staying at the Wyndham Grand Barbados Sam Lord’s Castle Resort. It’s only been 5 months since our last visit, but we couldn’t wait to come back. One of the greatest pulls to return is the staff here. Everyone is on point when it comes to customer service. “Let us know if there’s anything you need at all,” is a… Read more
This is my family’s second time staying at the Wyndham Grand Barbados Sam Lord’s Castle Resort. It’s only been 5 months since our last visit, but we couldn’t wait to come back. One of the greatest pulls to return is the staff here. Everyone is on point when it comes to customer service. “Let us know if there’s anything you need at all,” is a common phrase. I can’t believe how many people remember us and they all seem genuinely happy to welcome us back. It makes us feel very happy and special. Raquel, the guest service manager is simply extraordinary. She goes way beyond the call of duty to make our stay fantastic, like emails and messages before arrival, to making arrangements for us and checking on us during our stay; even on her day off! Everyone on staff here has been next level like Marc Belanger, Jean Louis, Raoule, Chef Franco and Chef Pratik, the waitresses like N’kobi and bartenders, especially Barry at the rum bar, the people in entertainment like Kim, concierge and guest services staff, the bellman, the people in housekeeping and the entertainment and pool staff. A huge shout out to: Ashley, Carston, Charmaine, Che-Amor, Danielle, Dwayne, Elissa, Karen, Leah, Nicholas, Nilani, Shakira, Shaquelle, Shevonne and Shiloh. Wow, words cannot express how fabulous these people are, plus so many more. They are the ones that ensure every part of our stay is perfect! The property is a 5 star luxury resort - the best! We really like the quiet and private southeast location, particularly the spectacular ocean vistas. Plus, there is a beach where you can sit, relax and take in the sun. This is a new resort with beautiful, modern architecture surrounded by lush gardens and stunning landscaping. All the guest rooms are chic, comfortable and spacious. Complimentary wifi is a nice bonus. Castle View restaurant is the resort’s signature restaurant overlooking the ruins of Sam Lord’s castle serving up amazing gourmet cuisine. The drink menu at each bar is different offering an extensive variety of sublime cocktails both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. So, from the food, drinks, entertainment, the grounds, amenities and our guest room, we truly feel like we are in paradise. It’s easy to surrender to a feeling of Zen at this resort - there’s no place we would rather be! Read less
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Apr 16, 2024 ReneeBarbados Barbados

We had the warmest welcome at every point from the security officer at the entrance right through to the restaurant where we had lunch. As a local who works in tourism, I think this is an excellent addition to our product. It is perfect for persons who are looking to do groups, meetings, conferences and events. The hotel is beautiful. The… Read more
We had the warmest welcome at every point from the security officer at the entrance right through to the restaurant where we had lunch. As a local who works in tourism, I think this is an excellent addition to our product. It is perfect for persons who are looking to do groups, meetings, conferences and events. The hotel is beautiful. The facilities are world class and the location is sublime with beautiful views of the ocean from every angle. The rooms are well appointed and spacious. I will definitely be returning for a staycation. Keep up the great work Wyndham team! Read less