Three things guests love about... Sandals Royal Barbados. A full review.


Sandals Royal Barbados in a nutshell

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Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados.

Recommended airport: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Transfer time to resort: 20 minutes.


Best Sandals resort for:
Sandals Royal Barbados is the newest Sandals resort and features a spectacular infinity rooftop pool, rooftop bar and bowling alley. On top of that, Barbados offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling trips. Stay at 1, play at 2 resorts.

Atmosphere: Sophisticated, Laid back.
Restaurants: 7 restaurants + 11 more at Sandals Barbados.
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Overall review of Sandals Royal Barbados

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Measured up against other Caribbean resorts, Sandals Royal Barbados is simply exceptional. The resort is highly rated with great service and amenities. In fact, out of over 1,000 reviews on the property, 86% (!) of guest vote the resort as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’. This is good news for the resort which is one of the recent additions of Sandals, and great news for you as a potential guest which is described as one of the most innovative Sandals resorts in existence.


Three things guests love about Sandals Royal Barbados

Based on real customer reviews.

Sandals resorts are amazing as it is, but there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on during your Sandals vacation in the Caribbean. Here are three of the things guests love most about Sandals Royal Barbados.

1. Guests love the infinity pools and the bowling alley

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There are two breathtaking infinity pools at Sandals Royal Barbados; they are so intricately done and so inviting, that you probably won’t be able to get enough of dipping in the cool waters amid the appeal of the tropical island of Barbados. One of the pools is on a rooftop, which means panoramic views that are second to none, and another can be found on the beach. The beachside pool is the resort’s main pool, and here you’ll also find a swim-up bar which adds to the already amplified appeal of the beachfront infinity pool. If you can pull yourself away from the pools, you’ll find a bowling alley on property known as Lovers Lane and a craft beer hall.

2. Guests love the French restaurant

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Seven world-class restaurants mean you won’t run out of dining options during your stay at Sandals Royal Barbados. In addition, you’ll have access to 11 restaurants at the nearby Sandals Barbados, which is great for spicing things up during your stay on the island. Definitely take advantage of the stay at one, play at two option available through both resorts. While at Sandals Royal Barbados, don’t overlook La Parisienne, the French rooftop restaurant; this spot is great for breakfast and dinner. During lunch you can try the Jerk Shack for mouthwatering chicken, pork and sausage, and then later, have a cocktail with a view at the popular rooftop Sky Bar.

Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Royal Barbados require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Royal Barbados.



3. Guests love the butler service and Rolls Royce transfers

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The highly trained butlers at Sandals Royal Barbados will take your vacation to the next level, as your personal butler takes responsibility for simple things that enhance your vacation in a big way; like reserving your favorite beach and pool cabanas for sun lounging time and bringing you cool and refreshing drinks as well as food throughout the day. Added to the amazing butler service, guests of butler suites can live the celebrity life at Sandals with deluxe Rolls Royce transfers from the airport to the resort.

With all the attractions at this resort, it’s no surprise that guests use words like ‘breathtaking’ and ‘amazing’ to describe their stay at Sandals Royal Barbados, and to inspire others not to miss out.

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Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Royal Barbados

Sun, Sand and Snorkeling.

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Take a luxurious catamaran cruise in Barbados and sail along the gorgeous crystalline coastline to a tranquil bay where if you're lucky you can enjoy a swim with the islands renowned sea turtles. Then, jump in the water and snorkel on a shallow shipwreck teeming with brilliantly hued tropical marine life. You will then make our way to a secluded bay where you can go for a refreshing swim, stroll on the beach, or relax in the warm sunshine. While the catamaran is anchored, a delicious buffet style lunch will be served.

Insider tip: Sandals Royal Barbados repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.



Barbados Discovery Jeep Safari.

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Jump in a 4x4 off-road jeep and explore the amazing coastal views and hidden bays of Barbados during this half day tour. Your journey begins as you travel on and off-road through the heart of the island between the sugar estates and quaint villages to the splendid Bathsheba shoreline. Here, our amazing rock formations make the perfect backdrop in your photos as you capture nature's amazing wonders. As your journey continues your guide will entertain you with unforgettable folklore and stories. Your next stop will be Bath Beach; considered one of the best beaches on the East Coast this bay welcomes Leatherback & Green Turtles that travel thousands of miles to safely nest each year. During your time at Bath Beach you can swim in the refreshing waters of the Caribbean Sea, enjoy a light meal with refreshments and take photos of your gorgeous surroundings. As your day comes to a close, the journey back to the southern end of the island will be highlighted by the natural beauty of the Bajan landscape.

Caves & Critters.

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Come with us to one of the world's most beautiful underground gems, Harrison's Cave! Once there you'll take a tram inside the cave before travelling deep beneath the earth to see the natural forming stalactites and stalagmites. With still glass-like pools, and rushing streams, this is truly one of the world's natural wonders. Once back above ground, it's over to the Wildlife Reserve where you'll be able to observe a number of animals! If you're lucky you may even get to see the famous Barbados Green Monkey. You'll have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range as they eat, play and interact with other animals. This is the perfect experience for nature lovers!

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Recent Sandals Royal Barbados Awards

Awards Sandals Royal Barbados won in the past 2 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:

  • Travvy Awards: Best All-Inclusive Luxury Resort, Caribbean 2019.
  • TravelAge West WAVE Awards: Best New Resort, Caribbean 2019.
  • Islands All-Inclusive Awards: Best Room Editors’ Choice: Skypool Butler Suite at Sandals Royal Barbados 2019.
  • Islands All-Inclusive Awards: Best Room Readers’ Choice: Skypool Butler Suite at Sandals Royal Barbados 2019.
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Gold Award – Overall Luxury Hotel/Resort 2018.

Guests love Sandals Royal Barbados! Select a room and book online, or call us at +1 888-726-3257.



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