Sandals Barbados

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Overview

Property's 11 restaurants earn rave reviews for their tasty cuisine
Some say the resort's service is not up to par

This adults-only, all-inclusive Sandals resort boasts 11 restaurants and seven bars, plus 280 guest rooms and suites. Accommodations include balconies or patios, wall-mounted smart TVs, mahogany furniture and free Wi-Fi access. When you're not in your room, hit the beach. The resort offers complimentary water sports equipment, including snorkel gear, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. Or, take a dip in one of three freshwater pools. The property also features tennis and beach volleyball courts, a fitness center, nightly entertainment and the brand's signature Red Lane Spa. Overall, recent visitors praised the resort's cuisine and location on 10 lush acres of Dover Beach along Barbados' southern coast. However, several past guests cited lackluster customer service.

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Location
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 280 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

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Set on a private stretch of Dover Beach on the island's southwest coast, the lushly landscaped, couples-only Sandals Barbados is an upscale, all-inclusive resort. Some of the hotel's 280 rooms offer swim-out access into a river-style pool, or terraces with freestanding soaking tubs.

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Romance is definitely in the air at this truly magnificent, adults-only, all-inclusive Sandals property. The resort faces Turtle Beach, one of the south coast's magnificent beaches, and surrounds an 8-acre garden and the longest "lagoon pool" in Barbados.

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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3443 have reviewed the Sandals Barbados, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3443 reviews 4.5 (based on 3443 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Sandals Barbados offers an array of room types and service levels, ranging from the more budget-friendly Luxury Level rooms to suites with 24-hour concierge or butler service. No matter what type of accommodation you choose, you'll find mahogany wood furnishings, brightly colored accents and balconies or patios (some feature soaking tubs). Amenities include wall-mounted smart TVs, stocked minifridges, Red Lane Spa toiletries and coffee makers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access
  • All accommodations have king-sized, four-poster beds
  • Some suites have swim-out access to resort's Crystal Lagoon pool

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on Dover Beach on the southern coast of Barbados, Sandals Barbados is within walking distance of the popular St. Lawrence Gap area's restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs. Although there are many things to do in the area, those looking to explore the rest of the island should consider renting a car.
  • Situated 6 miles southwest of Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Round-trip airport transfers part of all-inclusive rates
  • About 5 miles southeast of Bridgetown
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort offers 11 distinct restaurants, including Bombay Club, the first Indian restaurant at a Sandals resort. Dining options range from a steakhouse to the Asian-inspired Kimonos and Soy Sushi Bar to Caribbean-focused Spices to a pizzeria. Two eateries, Schooner's and The Mariner, feature dishes made with fresh, local seafood. The property also houses seven bars.
  • All-inclusive rates cover all meals and drinks
  • Club Level and Butler Level guests receive free room service during limited hours or 24 hours a day (depending on room category)
  • Swim-up bars

Number of restaurants11

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, French, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort is home to three pools. The pool areas have plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas, and some pools offer swim-up bars. The main pool also boasts an infinity-edge whirlpool with ocean views. The resort is located on a private stretch of beach, so guests can choose to relax in one of the beach loungers or borrow complimentary water sports equipment.
  • Select Crystal Lagoon suites feature swim-up access to the country's longest river pool
  • Free water sports equipment includes kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, scuba diving tanks, boogie boards and Hobie Cat sailboats
  • Pool and beach volleyball
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Red Lane Spa offers a wide range of services, including massages, facials, body scrubs and body wraps, as well as aromatherapy and hydrotherapy treatments. Special services include treatments for couples and pregnant women.
  • Nail services and waxing
  • Spa treatments cost extra
  • Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Sandals Select Rewards members receive a complimentary couples massage during stay

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

Sandals Barbados offers a fully equipped fitness center that offers a range of cardio and strength-training equipment. Additionally, the all-inclusive rates cover fitness classes like yoga, Pilates and Zumba, plus access to beach volleyball and tennis courts. Guests can also take advantage of a variety of nonmotorized water sports equipment, such as kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cat sailboats.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Pool volleyball
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (free)

Business

A business center and two meeting rooms are available on-site. Guests also enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout the property.

    Number of meeting rooms2

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    The resort's "WeddingMoon" package allows couples to combine their wedding and honeymoon. The property offers outdoor venues for ceremonies, as well as on-site wedding attendants who can help couples plan their special day from start to finish. For intimate weddings, couples can arrange for the complimentary "Beautiful Beginnings" wedding package for two to six people.
    • Resort will assist with all the required paperwork

    Maximum wedding guest capacity10

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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