Sandals Royal Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

You know you’re staying in the height of luxury when your drop-dead gorgeous suite has an al fresco ‘Tranquillity Soaking Tub™’ for two. That’s what every couple will get at the sparkling new Sandals Royal Barbados. The latest in luxe in St Lawrence Gap, the resort features incredible infinity pools, a huge Red Lane® Spa, and sumptuous suites. You’ll also get Sandals’ signature Luxury Included® indulgences. From dining, to drinking, to activities, it’s all laid out and completely complimentary. And, as if the four bars and six dining venues aren’t enough, you’ll even get to pop into nearby Sandals Barbados if you fancy a change of scene, with its temptations including 11 more restaurants. For guests in select top category suites, Sandals Royal Barbados is also introducing the additional pampering of chauffeured Rolls-Royce airport transfers for selected suites, allowing you to arrive in style!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions

Where is it

On the vibrant south coast, set on beautiful Maxwell Beach and within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

272 suites. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or patio with a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, HD LED Smart TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, coffee maker, fully stocked mini-bar with premium spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks, iPod docking stations, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. All suites have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 2 adults. South Seas Club Level Junior Palm Suites with Outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground and 1st levels of the Poinciana and Hibiscus buildings and feature walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and private patio or balcony with a chaise lounge, bistro set, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

All Inclusive of: Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, 5-Star Global Gourmet™, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it’s all included!

South Seas Crystal Lagoon Club Level Junior Palm Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor with views of the Crystal Lagoon pool and gardens, and feature a sitting area, large walk-in closet, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and balcony with a chaise lounge, bistro set, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Walkout Crystal Lagoon Club Level Junior Palm Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor with direct pool access from the private patio, featuring a spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, a walk-in closet and private patio with chaise lounges, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floors with views of the pool, and feature living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Oceanview Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second through fourth floors with ocean views. There is a master bedroom and adjoining living room, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and private balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Penthouse Oceanview Crystal Lagoon Club Level Barbados Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are luxurious penthouse suites situated on the top floor, offering views of the ocean. The rooms feature a living room, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

South Seas Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floors and feature direct, zero-entry access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature sitting area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Swim-Up Club Level Ultra Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floors and feature direct, zero-entry access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature sitting area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These suites include Club Sandals service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon One-Bedroom Oceanview Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second through fourth floors with stunning views over the Crystal Lagoon pool and ocean. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and balcony with chaise lounge, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Penthouse One-Bedroom Oceanview Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub areset on the fifth floor above a shimmering Crystal Lagoon pool, and boast unmatched views of the sea. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Millionaire Butler Oceanview One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor and feature a large private patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, separate living room, and bathroom with walk-in shower and freestanding bath tub. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor and feature direct access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature separate living area, spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower, and patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Millionaire Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler One Bedroom Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor and feature direct access to the Crystal Lagoon pool. The rooms feature bathroom with walk-in shower and freestanding bath tub, separate living area, and expansive patio complete with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

South Seas Royal Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary are private villas surrounded by lush foliage. They feature a soaring 20-foot conical ceiling, living and dining area, bathroom with large soaking tub carved out of solid stone, and a lavish zero-entry private pool with direct access from the bedroom. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the second floor with a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive balcony overlooking the beach with day bed, privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Prime Minister One Bedroom Butler Suite with Private Pool and Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground floor with direct access to a private plunge pool, whilst overlooking the beach and ocean. The rooms feature a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive patio with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the third through fifth floors, and feature a private, cantilevered infinity-edge skypool overlooking the beach and ocean. The rooms feature a separate living and dining area, butler pantry, bathroom with frosted-glass shower and freestanding bath tub, and an expansive balcony with privacy curtains and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, butler guests will also have and in-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water, and 24-hour room service.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 6 gourmet restaurants: Butch's Steak and Seafood, Neptune’s (Mediterranean seafood), Jerk Shack, La Parisienne (French cuisine), and the new American Tavern and Chi (Asian fusion). 4 bars offering unlimited premium spirits. Sweet n’ Salty’s Gourmet Donuts & Coffee shop. Exchange privileges at Sandals Barbados offering a further 11 restaurants and 7 bars.

Nightly live entertainment including a resident band and cabaret shows. Weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party.

3 freshwater swimming pools and 2 whirlpools including a seaside glass infinity pool and Sandals’ first-ever rooftop infinity pool. Fitness centre and Yoga pavilion. Red Lane® Spa* with full range of treatments. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others). Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing, paddle boarding, Hobie Cat sailing, boogie boarding and kayaking. Volleyball, Bocce ball, cricket, pool and table tennis. Entertainment pavilion featuring a 4-lane bowling alley 'Lovers Lanes', living room and games room.

Sandals' first gentlemen’s only barber shop*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. The Beach House Resort Shop* and SnapShots Photo shop*. The resort will also debut a 6,000 sq. ft. wedding and conference facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

*Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening. 

Please note: please ensure you have adequate insurance to take part in adventurous activities.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our honeymoon vacation

Sep 26, 2020 Geniti0912

We had the most amazing honeymoon because of the staff here at Sandals Barbados. Sean Latonya and Toria our butlers were absolutely the most kindest attentive butlers anyone could ask for. They made our trip amazing and they are a big part of why we will be returning. Charles the manager went above and beyond to keep us happy during our stay.… Read more
We had the most amazing honeymoon because of the staff here at Sandals Barbados. Sean Latonya and Toria our butlers were absolutely the most kindest attentive butlers anyone could ask for. They made our trip amazing and they are a big part of why we will be returning. Charles the manager went above and beyond to keep us happy during our stay. Jessica and Deonna were amazing waitresses and made our dining so enjoyable. We are a sandals couple and have been to many locations. Barbados is defintely one of our favorites and we will be returning because of the staff and service here Sherry the restaurant manger was also very attentive and kept in touch with us at all times to be sure we were satisfied. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Last minute booking exceeded our expectations

Sep 25, 2020 Joanne H Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We booked last minute after our planned holiday to Mauritius was cancelled. Covid-wise, Barbados has got it right, insisting on tests before arrival, so throughout our stay we felt safe and able to enjoy our holiday more or less as normal. The hotel opened 3 days before we arrived, so it was exceptionally quiet at first and remained so… Read more
We booked last minute after our planned holiday to Mauritius was cancelled. Covid-wise, Barbados has got it right, insisting on tests before arrival, so throughout our stay we felt safe and able to enjoy our holiday more or less as normal. The hotel opened 3 days before we arrived, so it was exceptionally quiet at first and remained so throughout. That means that my experience probably wasn’t like a normal Sandals holiday, and if the hotel had been full, I would have hated the scramble for sunbeds and having to book restaurants a week ahead. Our room was in a lovely quiet location, in the Cassia building. It wasn’t a swim-up room and the pool outside didn’t look particularly well maintained but we tended to use the quiet pool each day and were well looked after with plentiful drinks from the bar, which were regularly refreshed by the attentive staff. The larger “party” pool wasn’t our thing so we avoided it! The room was nice, with 2 sinks in the bathroom, and all the amenities you’d expect in a 5* resort. If you come from the U.K. there is one English plug in the room, and USB ports, but you’ll need a US adaptor for the other sockets. We loved all the restaurants, particularly the Chophouse, where the food was amazing, especially the fillet steak and surf and turf. Bombay was also really good, with well made curries that would give your local a run for its money! I was surprised at Portofino where the food exceeded my expectations of being a standard pasta restaurant. The coffee houses at Sweet and Salty and Cafe we Paris were also great for a coffee and donut or crepe if you could squeeze one in! Breakfast options at La Parisienne and Tavern were also good. I know the staff have been trained to ask, but it actually got rather annoying to be asked every five minutes if everything is OK. One real plus though is that all the restaurants were open on rotation, despite only the Sandals Royal hotel being open at the time. Walking between the two hotels is just via a short path, no need to get a bus or walk along the road. The wine choice is perhaps a bit disappointing, with only the Robert Mondavi brands available in the all inclusive and anything else being quite a supplement. Sandals should also be ashamed of the sparkling wine which they call “Champagne” and is really quite nasty! Each week there is a wine tasting but Sandals miss a trick in only serving the all inclusive wines which you can taste whenever you like! We started with good intentions in going to the gym, but wore off after the first week. The gym is super air-conned but still got hot. Some of the equipment looked a bit outdated and being used to km/h on our gym equipment meant a quick translation to mph on theirs! We used the bowling alley on a couple of evenings which was great fun. What a wonderful addition to the hotel! All of the staff were very attentive and friendly and really couldn’t do enough to help throughout. Overall this has been a great holiday and a real saviour after our cancellation. As someone who normally plans a year in advance it has been a really nice surprise to experience Sandals at its quietest. Read less
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Sep 25, 2020 TerryW65 Hullbridge, United Kingdom

Well we was unsure if we was going to travel or not what with everything that is happening right now, but we did and wow we was so glad we did. The resort was reopening the day we arrived and we had our test done submitted and on the plane. When we arrived the protocol and the airport was ok and you must remember they are protecting their people… Read more
Well we was unsure if we was going to travel or not what with everything that is happening right now, but we did and wow we was so glad we did. The resort was reopening the day we arrived and we had our test done submitted and on the plane. When we arrived the protocol and the airport was ok and you must remember they are protecting their people and country first. Once through we went to the Sandals desk and was transferred to the resort without delay. On arrival there was the biggest reception for us we have ever seen and being the first through the doors of the reopening it was spectacular. Everyone was so happy to see us it was amazing. We was taken to our room by our butler Rashime who was fantastic. Our butler team was Bryon, Jerome and Rashime who was absolutely fantastic and really made our holiday the best ever. It was a bit strange as the resort was quite empty but they staffed everything and everyone was so helpful and glad to see guests returning. We are so glad we did go and had the best time ever. We have visited most of the other Sandals and even though this is a testing time in our opinion this Sandals is the best. Can’t wait to go back and already booked. Read less
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Sep 21, 2020 jojaynes68

Well where do I start. We were at the Merry Monkey at sandals barbados on 21/09/20. The service was 2nd to none. Jack and the team were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. I'd like to thank Jack, Joy, Shamar, Shakyra, Dwayne and Valery for all their service. We are definitely back again tomorrow night. If you havent booked yet then… Read more
Well where do I start. We were at the Merry Monkey at sandals barbados on 21/09/20. The service was 2nd to none. Jack and the team were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. I'd like to thank Jack, Joy, Shamar, Shakyra, Dwayne and Valery for all their service. We are definitely back again tomorrow night. If you havent booked yet then why not. Fantastic. Amazing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Day 5 and already blown away

Sep 21, 2020 Cbres08

We are on day 5 and absolutely loving sandals and Barbados. The most relaxed we have ever been and the welcome by all staff was amazing. Have to say a massive thank you to our Butlers who have gone above and beyond, not only have they made our 5 days so far seem less and stress free but they are also the most genuine, friendly and lovely ladies we… Read more
We are on day 5 and absolutely loving sandals and Barbados. The most relaxed we have ever been and the welcome by all staff was amazing. Have to say a massive thank you to our Butlers who have gone above and beyond, not only have they made our 5 days so far seem less and stress free but they are also the most genuine, friendly and lovely ladies we have ever met. A big big thank you to Annaleah, Petrona and Tamara for an unforgettable stay so far. Looking forward to the next 12 nights. The best butlers ever !! Read less