Sandals Royal Bahamian

West Bay Street, Cable Beach | Nassau 13005  [SEE MAP]Nassau  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Room rates cover all meals, drinks and water sports
Some guests report lackluster customer service and poor ocean vistas from their rooms
Sandals Royal Bahamian has a long-standing regal heritage. Before it was part of the Sandals family, this retreat was known as the Balmoral Club – a famed 1940s escape for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Upholding the Balmoral's legacy, Sandals Royal Bahamian's main entrance and lobby display frescoed ceilings and opulent chandeliers, while rooms include old-world colonial accents. Sandals Royal Bahamian also features a Red Lane Spa, 10 restaurants, seven pools and complimentary gear for kayaking, sailing and scuba diving (lessons are covered by the all-inclusive room rates). And if you crave a change in scenery, hop on a free boat and within minutes you'll be on Sandals' private offshore island with access to two secluded beaches, a lagoon-style pool and a seafood eatery. Though guests say the private beach is a fun getaway, many lament the inconsistent service and the indirect ocean views from the accommodations.
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Location
Nassau
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 404 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Oyster.com

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What was once known as the famous Balmoral Club back in the 1940s later became the 408-room Sandals Resort in 1995, where the motto is 'Love is all you need.' This resort has everything designed for couples and manages to impress upon arrival with Roman columns, statues, fountains, three levels of elegant accommodations, 10 distinct restaurants, and eight bars.

Fodor's

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Cable Beach's most expensive spot has elegantly furnished rooms with views of the ocean, pool, or grounds replete with pillars and faux-Roman statuary as well as personal butler service for the ultimate indulgence. If the 15 acres aren't enough for you, catch the hourly ferry over to Sandals Island to really get away from it all. Indulge in a massage in the Red Lane Spa Zen Garden on the easternmost tip of the island.

Frommer's

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In case the name didn’t make this shockingly apparent, the big selling point of this adults-only, all-inclusive resort is the fact that it also has its very own island, with a pair of beaches (one for relaxing, one for sport), pool, restaurant, and Zen garden.

AAA

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Amazing Greco-Roman statues adorn the grounds of this all-inclusive, couples-only resort. Rooms range from merely lovely to luxurious, and many have butler service.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 10033 have reviewed the Sandals Royal Bahamian, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10033 reviews 4.0 (based on 10033 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Sandals Royal Bahamian offers three accommodations areas – Balmoral Tower, Royal Windsor Tower and Royal Village – all of which feature a variety of room and suite options. All accommodations come equipped with dark wood furniture, plus amenities like king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs and Red Lane Spa toiletries. Some upgraded rooms and suites include outdoor soaking tubs, stocked minibars, swim-up or walk-out pool access and separate living rooms. Club Level rooms boast access to concierge services, while Butler Level suites offer 24-hour personal butlers.
  • Standard accommodations have garden views
  • Balconies or patios available in select rooms and suites
  • Free Wi-Fi access available throughout resort

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Formerly the Balmoral Club, which once hosted iconic figures like The Beatles and the Duke of Windsor, this property is now a Sandals resort. Located 6 miles west of downtown Nassau, Sandals Royal Bahamian boasts an array of features, including its own island and a prime spot along Cable Beach. This adults-only, all-inclusive property also sits close to local attractions like the Queen's Staircase and John Watling's Distillery.
  • About 5 miles northeast of Lynden Pindling International Airport
  • Private Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz vehicles used for airport transfers for Butler Level guests
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Sandals Royal Bahamian offers 10 restaurants, including the offshore island's Schooners, which incorporates local seafood into its Caribbean-inspired menu. At the main resort complex, travelers have access to an array of cuisines. For classic Italian fare, visitors can check out Bella Napoli Pizzeria or Casanova. Asian specialties prepared on a teppanyaki grill are offered at Kimonos, while classic French dishes are on the menu at Baccarat. Gordon's on the Pier and the Royal Café and Grill serve everything from fresh seafood to American staples like steak and hot dogs, and traditional British pub grub is available at Cricketer's Pub. Additional eateries include the Crystal Room, which specializes in Mediterranean fare, and Spices, a Caribbean restaurant that dishes up local favorites. What's more, the property boasts eight bars, three of which are swim-up pool bars.
  • All meals and drinks covered by resort's all-inclusive rate
  • Dress codes enforced and reservations required at select eateries
  • Room service offered daily in Club Level rooms from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Butler Level suites include 24-hour room service
  • Private beach dinners available for an additional charge

Number of restaurants10

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, French

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

Pool

Sandals Royal Bahamian has seven pools and six whirlpools, plus three beach areas. The Balmoral Pool features Roman-style columns and a more relaxed setting, while the Windsor Pool hosts live entertainment and activities throughout the day. Another pool connects to several swim-up suites, and at the offshore island, visitors will find an additional pool and two beaches. The resort's main beach offers lounge chairs, umbrellas and complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like snorkeling gear, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards. And at the offshore island's beaches, travelers can enjoy additional chaise lounges, swings and over-water hammocks.
  • Complimentary ferry service to and from offshore island
  • Free scuba diving excursions; certification courses can be arranged for a fee
  • Three swim-up pool bars
  • Pool and beachside service through personal butlers for Butler Level guests
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

At Sandals Royal Bahamian's Red Lane Spa, guests can enjoy an array of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs, wraps and hair and nail services. Spa facilities, which include 17 treatment rooms, a beauty salon, plunge pools, a steam room and a sauna, are located at the main resort and on the offshore island. Spa services are not covered by the resort's all-inclusive rate; however, Emerald-, Diamond- and Pearl-level Sandals Select Rewards members receive a complimentary 30- or 60-minute couples massage during their stay.
  • Men's facials, couples treatments and prenatal massages
  • In-room and beachside treatments
  • Free ferry service to and from offshore island

Services offered:

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

Kids

Sandals Royal Bahamian is an adults-only resort.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    A penthouse fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment, free weights and ocean vistas is available at Sandals Royal Bahamian. Nonmotorized water sports and various fitness classes like yoga, Pilates, water aerobics and Zumba are included in room rates. Outdoor fitness facilities like tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts are available as well.
    • Bocce ball and shuffleboard
    • Free water sports equipment includes kayaks and paddleboards
    • Private personal training sessions can be arranged for a fee
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    A courtesy computer is available in the resort's lobby for basic computing needs. Additionally, two designated meeting areas are available in the conference center. The ballroom, which is the largest space, can accommodate up to 1,000 people in a theater-style arrangement or 510 for seated dinners, while the smaller boardroom is ideal for business meetings with 25 attendees. Other resort facilities can be used for business functions, including the Crystal Room restaurant, the Royal Theatre entertainment venue and the Windsor Pool Deck. The largest outdoor space is the offshore island, which can host receptions with 400 guests or banquet events with 350 people.
    • Free Wi-Fi access available throughout resort
    • Ballroom can be divided into three smaller spaces

    Number of meeting rooms2

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

    Wedding

    Weddings at Sandals Royal Bahamian can take place in a waterfront gazebo, on the beach or at the resort's offshore island. The property offers multiple wedding theme packages, including the ocean-inspired Seaside Serenade package and the Caribbean-influenced Island Paradise package. All couples staying three or more nights receive the standard Beautiful Beginnings package for free, which includes a wedding cake, bridal flowers and table linens and centerpieces. Select packages feature extras like photography and videography services, additional decor and upgraded flowers and wedding cakes. Couples who opt for a combined wedding and honeymoon at the resort receive complimentary perks like a resort wedding gift, a 30-minute cocktail reception, select spa services and a bottle of sparkling wine.
    • Bridal spa services
    • Honeymooon and vow renewal packages
    • The resort's ballroom can accommodate up to 800 guests for a reception and up to 510 for a banquet; the offshore island can accommodate up to 400 guests for a reception and up to 350 guest for a banquet

    Maximum wedding guest capacity800

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

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