Before you Arrive At Sandals Barbados

At Sandals Barbados, your worry-free holiday begins the moment you land on the island. You'll find everything you need at your fingertips, and if it's not there, all you need to do is ask your butler, concierge or the front desk. But before you arrive on the island you might find the information below helpful to ensure your Caribbean vacation runs smoothly.

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Arrivals

Upon arrival to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), you'll proceed to the Sandals desk or lounge where a member of the Sandals staff will greet you and escort your luggage to the awaiting transfer vehicle. Your complimentary transfer to and from the resort will be arranged by Sandals.

Airport Transfers (Included)

Roundtrip transfers in air-conditioned buses from Grantley Adams International Airport to Sandals Barbados are included. Transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.

Butler Guests

If you have booked a butler-level room category, you can expect unimaginably supreme standard of service and luxury. As part of the extra pampering, you can inform your butler about some personal preferences before you arrive at the resort. To do that, click here. As a butler guest, even your luggage gets special treatment. As such, make sure you have a name tag on all your luggage pieces, including your carry-on items.

Check-in/Check-outs

If you arrive before check-in, we'll hold your luggage so you can begin your vacation right away. Check-out time is 11:00a.m. If your flight departs later, you can also leave your luggage with us and spend as much time as possible beside the sea, soaking up the sun.

Private Car Service

Private airport transfers in a luxury car is available at an additional cost for all guests. Please call 1-888-SANDALS or contact your travel agent for more information.

Currency

There is an exchange bureau at Sandals Barbados open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (*Note that local regulations do not allow the resort to change BS$ into US$. This can only be done at the Airport).

Charge It

While at Sandals, although everything is included, you may also want to enjoy optional on-site and off-site experiences, spa treatments, and make phone calls or purchases in our gift shops. You should bring a major credit card for these incidental purchases. We accept VISA®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover Card® and Traveler's cheques.

Dress Code

Resort casual by day, resort elegant by night. So while the sun is up, your shorts, tank tops, swim suits, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses and light slacks are the perfect attire. As the sun sets and you set out to enjoy the evening, proper attire is required (although elegant dress shorts are permitted in some restaurants).

Safe Deposit Boxes

Complimentary digital safe deposit boxes are included in every room. Guests with jewelry and/or cash are advised to store all valuables in safe deposit boxes as Sandals cannot be held responsible.

Average Temperatures

Caribbean temperatures are warm year-round. Daytime average: 82°F, 28°C. Nighttime average: 72°F, 22°C.

Departure Lounge

If your plane leaves in the afternoon or is delayed, you're welcome to enjoy the amenities at Sandals Barbados. There are comfortable couches, a large-screen TV, and changing facilities with showers, so you can thoroughly enjoy your last day in paradise.

WI-FI Coverage And Internet Access

Free WiFi, basic & suitable for web browsing, email & messaging is available for ALL guests. Premium Internet suitable for streaming video, Skype & larger downloads is available for an additional fee.

Tips and Gratuities

Sandals Barbados Resort & Spa has a “NO TIPPING” policy for all Team Members except personal Butlers and Spa Therapists. In the event you wish to tip your butler, it will be greatly appreciated but under no circumstance will a tip be required or solicited.

Electric Current

110 volts, 50 cycles in Barbados. But don't worry about bringing your hair dryers; they're already provided in every room.

Medical Staff

There is a Registered Nurse on the premises at Sandals Barbados with daily office hours. A qualified physician** is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies. If there is any prior medical history, medication that is needed or present illness Sandals should be aware of, please notify Sandals prior to your arrival.
**For an additional charge.

Departure Tax

A departure tax is to be paid in cash upon leaving the airport if not included in airline ticket.

Gift Shops

Sandals Barbados has a gift shop with souvenirs, perfume, tobacco and sundries. Duty-free shopping is available on all islands and at the airport.

Visa & Passport Requirements

All travelers will require a valid passport. Please check for any other necessary visa or documentation requirements.

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What To Bring

Pack lightly; one large suitcase with a carry-on is ideal. Casual wear is perfect, except for formal nights, theme nights, and restaurants that require full-length pants and collared shirts; the dress code is listed under each restaurant description.

Physically Challenged

Sandals will try to accommodate the special needs of guests to the best of our abilities. Sandals Barbados can also provide special equipment. We must have approximately 60 days notice prior to your arrival to facilitate your requests. For a detailed list of available equipment and further information, please call Unique Vacations at 1-888-SANDALS.

Special Requests

Special arrangements can be made for Anniversary or Birthday celebrants. Please contact the Sales Office or call Unique Vacations at 1-888-SANDALS for more information.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Sandals Barbados provides optional laundry and dry cleaning services. Price lists and laundry bags are provided in every room. Notify housekeeping and your laundry will be returned within 24 hours, dry cleaning within 72 hours.

Scuba Diving

Top-of-the-line equipment for scuba diving is included; however, you're welcome to bring your own. You must remember your diver certification cards to enjoy full diving privileges. If you have any contra-indications to diving you must have a doctor complete, sign and affix stamp/seal the physician section on the medical questionnaire form before you will be allowed to dive at any of our resorts.

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