Sandy Lane

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Overview

On-site amenities include an expansive spa, three golf courses and a beach
Some say resort's afternoon tea service is underwhelming

Guests consistently laud Sandy Lane for its impressive grounds, luxurious amenities and accommodating staff. Welcoming Barbados visitors since 1961, Sandy Lane's spacious rooms, suites, penthouses and villa boast elegant furnishings, marble bathrooms with dual vanities, desks and balconies or patios with views of verdant gardens or the Caribbean Sea. And the grandeur doesn't stop there. This Leading Hotels of the World outpost also features lavish recreational facilities, including three golf courses and a 47,000-square-foot spa. (Recent guests raved about the opulent spa treatments and tasty dishes served at The Spa Café.) Though the golf courses and spa are no doubt impressive, don't forget to carve out some lounging time on Sandy Lane Beach, where the resort provides cold towels, sorbets, fresh fruit and Evian mists. Whether your day was spent relaxing by the sea (or the 7,500-square-foot pool) or swinging on the greens, previous visitors suggest watching the sun set at one of the four on-site eateries. Though some former patrons bemoaned the property's underwhelming afternoon tea service, many praised the delectable (albeit pricey) cuisine. However, Leaders Club members receive complimentary perks, such as daily breakfast for two, during their stays.

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Location
St. James
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 113 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Rankings

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Fodor's

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Few places in the Caribbean can compare to Sandy Lane's luxurious facilities and ultra-pampering service – or to its astronomical prices. But for the few who can afford to stay here – guests include royalty, celebrities, and the otherwise rich and famous – it's an unparalleled experience.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

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This iconic Barbados retreat lures a well-heeled Euro/British set, but it also holds a place in plenty of hearts stateside. The pampering starts with airport transfers courtesy of Sandy Lane's Bentley, and continues on-site with rooms decked out with plush drapes, chandeliers, and mahogany furniture.

Oyster.com

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Guest amenities run rampant; perhaps the most noteworthy is access to the super exclusive Green Monkey golf course with a separate apparel line that can only be purchased after completion. A Rolls Royce Phantom, top-notch spa, outstanding restaurants, and celebrity sightings are just a few aspects that set the elegant Palladian-style hotel apart from the rest.

AAA

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Boutiques, fancy cars and the beach await at this luxurious destination offering state-of-the-art amenities, gourmet dining and a world-class spa. The guest units are exceptionally spacious.

AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 954 have reviewed the Sandy Lane, 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 954 reviews 4.5 (based on 954 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

Sandy Lane is known for its luxurious accommodations. The spacious rooms, suites, penthouses (including The Sandy Lane Suite, with its own private elevator and infinity pool) and villa all feature elegant European decor and upscale furnishings reminiscent of a country estate. Amenities include minibars, flat-screen TVs, balconies or patios, desks and marble bathrooms with dual sinks and separate showers and tubs.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Villa has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a kitchen; comes with personal butler, housekeeper and chef

Standard room size779 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

Location & Parking

Since opening in 1961, Sandy Lane has become known for it's legendary luxury. Located on the western coast of Barbados, the Palladian-style resort, surrounded by mahogany trees and tropical gardens, is one of the most luxurious and expensive in the Caribbean. All guests are met by an "airport concierge" and one of the resort's luxury cars for transfer to the resort and a VIP welcome that includes a welcome amenity and complimentary unpacking services.
  • Free return airport transfers
  • Grantley Adams International Airport sits about 15 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Dining

Sandy Lane features four restaurants and multiple bars and lounges. The beachside Bajan Blue offers all-day dining and a variety of Asian, Caribbean and European favorites, plus a daily English afternoon tea, special themed buffets and a Sunday brunch. For fine dining, L'Acajou serves classic French- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list. Other options include The Spa Café and The Clubhouse Restaurant, which is located near the golf courses. All Leaders Club guests receive a complimentary full English breakfast daily.
  • Reservations required for afternoon tea
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Beach and swim-up pool bars

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, French, American

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

Pool

Pool

Sandy Lane's mammoth 7,500-square-foot lagoon-style pool features ample lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as a cascading waterfall. The resort also sports a private beach with a range of complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment. Attendants are on hand at both the pool and the beach to provide chilled towels, cool drinks, sorbets, sunglass cleaning and Evian misting. The pool bar serves tropical cocktails and light fare throughout the day.
  • Free water sports equipment includes kayaks and catamaran sailboats
  • Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing excursions (charges apply)
  • Complimentary swimming with turtles experience
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • 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

Spa

The on-site spa is located in a Romanesque-style building that features a marble lobby and grand staircase leading to treatment suites. The 47,000-square-foot facility offers hot and cold showers, a sauna, a crystal-filled cold room, a hydrotherapy pool and a unique Rhassoul (Oriental steam bath). Massage therapies, facials and body treatments draw from a variety of philosophies and techniques, including classic European and traditional Caribbean treatments.
  • The Spa Café serves light fare and drinks
  • Salon services include nail treatments, makeup applications, waxing and eyebrow and eyelash services

Services offered:

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

Kids

Kids

The resort's Treehouse Club offers supervised activities for children ages 3 to 12, and The Den is a teen lounge furnished with computers, gaming consoles, a jukebox and billiards, foosball and air hockey tables. Older kids can also take advantage of complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment, including kayaks and catamaran sailboats. What's more, kids can enjoy a free swimming with turtles excursion.
  • Special holiday activities and themed dinners for children
  • The Treehouse Club is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Fitness

The resort's 2,500-square-foot fitness center features cardio and weight-training equipment, plus an exercise studio with complimentary yoga, Pilates, spinning and circuit training classes. Guests also enjoy free access to nine tennis courts and nonmotorized water sports equipment, including catamaran sailboats and kayaks.
  • Personal training available for an additional fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

Business

Sandy Lane offers seven venues that can accommodate everything from executive meetings to theater-style presentations for up to 299 attendees. All meeting rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access and audiovisual technology.

    Number of meeting rooms7

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

    Golf

    Golf

    Known as one of the top golf resorts in the Caribbean, Sandy Lane offers three courses, including Tom Fazio's Green Monkey, which is exclusively available to Sandy Lane guests. The famous Green Monkey course was carved from an old stone quarry, and only guests who play the course may purchase a commemorative Green Monkey polo shirt. The Old Nine course and The Country Club course offer different challenges and variety. The Clubhouse Restaurant overlooks The Country Club and Green Monkey courses, and the clubhouse features a fully equipped pro shop.
    • Golf packages
    • Driving range and putting green
    • Golf lessons (charges apply)
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Wedding

    Sandy Lane offers an array of indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, from a villa for an intimate celebration to elegant banquet rooms. There is also the Romanesque-style spa with its grand staircase, The Country Club and the pristine white sand beach.
    • Bridal spa services
    • Candlelit honeymoon dinners can be arranged for a fee

    Maximum wedding guest capacity250

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

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