Sandals Royal Barbados

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great time but not perfect

Jul 21st, 2019

First this was a great week. We stayed in May and part of the reason is was so great is we met a fun couple who I hope will stay friends with. The weather was perfect and the food was amazing. Gorgeous landscaping and our first time in a swim up but that will be something i do again. Loved walking out our door and right into the pool. Didn't have any issues with bugs and didn't use bug spray until we took day trip. Best food at all inclusive.The resort was lovely. I liked having several pools and restaurants to chose from. Not hilly. easy to get around.some of the staff were great. One of the advantages of the location is that its out of the hurricane risk area. Hired private driver and did some exploring the island .. that was a great day. things that made it less than perfect. The disadvantage of this location is it's so far .. loss a day coming and going in travel. Less flights and more expensive flights. Hated losing 2 days in travel .. especially the first part when we paid for that day at the resort. Secondly they built the resort on the Atlantic side .. so close but not close enough to the calm gorgeous water. Part of the thing i like about sandals is the water sports being included and unlimited. This was the only Sandals that limits snorkel and diving. I think you only get 1 free which sux and first you had to be bused to the snorkeling site .. meh. first sandals that all all week and commonly the water is too rough to let you do water sports at the resort. Stuff that is supposed to be a free option is commonly not available due to rough water conditions. that was all very disappointing.Barbados is known to have super slow at airport.they transferred us in a huge group by bus. So we all arrived at the same time. We have never had such a slow awful experience getting checked in. It was unorganized and they didn't even have our names correctly and never got invited to the return dinner. This is the only Sandals that they accept tips and some of the staff were very unfriendly to everyone. The female bartenders and the Royal pool were the worst .. the other pools were much better but the water was too cold. Staff that exceled .. were great. George, Kennicka, and Samatha at the Butchs. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

1st Sandals resort visit and not my last!!

Jul 21st, 2019

Being a bit of a snob and really never writing reviews, this should mean a lot to you as a reader. In short, this was amazing. Stayed at many places and destinations but this was truly a fun experience. It’s kind of long but worth it and I just wanted to touch on some important items. Rooms were absolutely spotless, grounds are fantastic, and beach and pools are amazing. My one bedroom suite came with butler service which was a surprising addition. All I wanted from my butlers were a reserved spot at the pool and beach each day, drinks and restaurant reservations made each night. Well that was the minimum that they wanted to do. Nickelson and Jerome were my two assigned butlers. These guys were the best part of the trip!! They wanted to do so much more, iron my clothes, escort my wife and I to dinner, plan executions etc. and all I wanted were reservations, chaise lounges and drinks! I am sure some people drive these guys crazy, but I am positive they would handle anything that came their way. I Truly appreciated everything they did for my wife and I. I also hope that hotel management realizes what and asset Jerome and Nickelson are to their organization. Food was really great. Probably the best sushi that I have ever eaten. So much to choice from everyday and all night. A multitude of restaurants, bars and lounges. I was pleasantly surprised each day. Ending as I started, I never visited a sandals resort, I have always been skeptical but now I am a believer and I can’t wait until I return! And again... thank you ~ Jerome and Nickelson!! We had a great time!!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Vacation

Jul 21st, 2019

Omg its is so beautiful here! Our room with the swim out into pool was amazing. The food was great! The staff extremely friendly! I'm definitely sticking with sandals for my vacations. The rooms are beautiful also. And the beach was breathtaking! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Celebration of Life with family and friends

Jul 21st, 2019

My husband and I traveled to Barbados with 20 of our family and friends. We all celebrated wedding anniversaries and birthdays. My husband and I - our 20th but we also celebrated life as I arrived 187 days cancer-free. I am a breast cancer survivor. We arrived to a welcome song and left to a please come back song. Fantastic!!! The resort: Absolutely breathe taking, everywhere you looked were picture-perfect scenes. As a group, we had a photoshoot, cocktail hour and dinner. It was a fantastic way to start the trip. We got to enjoy some areas of the resort we may not have. If you like big resorts with many areas to relax and enjoy you will love this resort. It never felt crowded the entire week. We enjoyed all of the pools and never had any issues getting seats. Although 6 out of the 11 rooms had butler service there was never an issue securing the other spaces we needed. Butler service: Our butlers Bryan, Shaq, and Rashied were AMAZING!!! They made our trip fantastic with their thoughtful ideas and friendly demeanor. Everything we asked for was met with a smile and pleasure to serve. We were so appreciative of their thoughtfulness and tips to make sure the entire group had a great time together. And although they couldn't specifically do things for the non-butler rooms, those guests never felt less than when we were all together. They also worked with the other butlers Jane, Shakira, Makiba to make sure the group had places to eat for dinner each night. They created a special celebration for my Aunt on her birthday by bringing all the butlers and management to the rooftop pool to sing happy birthday. AMAZING!!! My brother in law had a special request for local food and they made it happen, introduced us to the chef and treated us like very special people. I prayed for them all before we ate. I literally cannot say enjoy about the butlers we have come into contact with - they were all great and so warm and welcoming. But I believe we had the best teams working with us the entire trip. This vacation will be unforgettable for my family and friends. We stayed in room 7220 the oceanfront room without the pool- it was simply beautiful. Also perfect om the second floor for quick access up and down the stairs. The room was clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The restaurants: Both Butches were great. Steaks were cooked well and lobster was divine - we had lobster almost every day of our stay delivered to the room for a pre-dinner snack. Schooners - the seafood was delicious Mariners - fish was good Group enjoyed Kimonos La Parisienne was delicious for breakfast and dinner The group dinner was delicious - plenty of choices and good food. The buffets at both resorts were good but not too many options. So far St Lucia LaToc buffet and the grande buffet have the most options of all the sandals we have visited. Photographers were great, we had a ton of pictures to choose from. Overall the vacation was fantastic and 7 out of 11 rooms rebooked onsite for Montego Bay and another 3 rooms this week alone. Sandals resorts are worth the money as they are true all-inclusive resorts that thrive on making you have the vacation of a life time. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Great time but lacked expectations

Jul 21st, 2019

First thing I will say is my wife and I had a great time with each other at Royal Barbados. This was our 4th Sandals trip. I hate to give three stars, all other reviews I have given them 5. But the butler service lacked what we were used to. We got a lot of no we can’t do that and that’s another area, instead of let’s see what we can do. I can give plenty examples but really don’t want to drag this review on. It could have been our butlers, but I did talk to many couples that were returning guest that felt the same. Again, I will say my wife and I didn’t let this ruin our vacation and still had a great time. But the service is definitely not what we are used to at a Sandals. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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