• a pool next to a body of water

Sandals Royal Barbados

Experience Royal Treatment at this all-new resort

The all-new Sandals Royal Barbados offers a number of Sandals' firsts including the first rooftop pool and bar and the first 4-lane bowling alley. Enjoy stunning ocean views, a choice of seven restaurants, magnificent Skypool Suites and a 15,000 square foot spa. For a real touch of luxury, book the higher suite rooms and receive complimentary Rolls Royce transfers, the perfect start to a special holiday.

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Sea Turtle

Hotel highlights

  • Sandals first rooftop pool
  • Fine dining at a choice of seven restaurants
  • All-Suite accommodation
  • Four lane bowling alley and craft beer bar

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 222 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Royal Barbados

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • See three beautiful shipwrecks while snorkeling at Carlise Bay
  • Explore the amazing coastal views on a 4x4 off-road jeep safari
  • Visit the Unesco World Heritage- listed capital Bridgetown
1744 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1199
  • Very Good 280
  • Average 136
  • Poor 73
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 24, 2020

Showed up well in strange times


This review will not be typical as the week we were there things were slowing down due to the virus outbreak. Despite knowing they would be laid off the next week the staff remained polite, professional and committed to keeping our holiday enjoyable. Anna (restaurant greeter) was a prime example of them being well trained. The room was clean and well equipped, the facilities are great, the beach is great. Enjoyed the bowling alley and beer bar. Food was good in all 7 restaurants that we tried and no problems booking. Entertainments team did their best to keep us occupied. Good selection of drinks - 6 house wines, basic spirits in the room, premium spirits in the bars, Banks beer everywhere. There was plenty of space and lots of loungers with shade but that could be different if the resort was full. Several swimming pools. One negative was the so-called ocean view from our room - see the picture. Just select the room facilities you want - it doesn't matter whether you are in the "Royal" part or not as you can't see the join between the two resorts. The club sandals concierge facility was good; having a butler is not necessary as we wouldn't want to be followed around.
Mar 24, 2020

Carribean Break

Crawley, United Kingdom

Arrived at the hotel to be greeted by staff singing and welconing us to Barbados......checked in and then went to our room which overlooked the gardens and swimming pool in a quietish area of the complex. Room was very spacious with large bed..........plenty of storage space........large bathroom and toilet and a balcony with a tub on it. Also include in the room was a mini bar and premium spirits, a safe, tea and coffee facilities and an iron and ironing board, although surprisingly for a 5 star hotel there were no slippers availabe....but dressing gowns were but seemed to be of a poor quality..apparently slippers were only in the butler rooms. This hotel had numerous bars and restaurants and you could also dine at the resturants next door at Sandals Barbados.......some restaurants have to be booked and be aware of the dress codes for men. Food was of a very high standard although in a couple of the eateries service was very disappointing and it seemed those with butler service got preferential treatment when it came to having drinks refilled......we had to keep asking for our glasses to be filled. Whilst some staff were genuine with their "your welcome" I feel others were just going through the motions. Due to very low occupancy night time entertainment was low key. There is on site a 4 lane bowling alley which proved popular. The beach was fantastic and there were during our stay plenty of sunbeds availabe. The same goes for the pools but I would imagine had this complex been operating to full capacity then getting a bed may be slightly more of a challenge. The beach/bar service was virtually non existant and again seemed to favour those in butler rooms There is a spa and gym on site and also a resort shop for nik naks The grounds are kept immaculate and very clean This was our first visit to a Sandals resort..........despite being told by staff because "we were there they were there" at times we were made to feel like a slight inconvienience . We understand that staff were devestated to hear that due to the Coronavirus the complex was closing down and we were disappointed to learn our holiday was being cut short due to restrictions back home. and because of this our last 2 days there were slightly tarnished by a couldnt care less attitude. We were offered credit for the 4 nights we were losing but we wanted to take the details home with us to discuss with our tour operator. This seemed to cause an issue with the front desk who finally agreed this could be done On the whole this was a very good hotel and in different circumstances and at full capacity I have no doubt in believing it would be buzzing and jumping. Once the crisis regartding Covid-19 is done and dusted we would return to see the real Sandals Royal Barbados Lastly......there was some confusion regarding tipping.........on the web page is says that tipping is strictly forbidden except maybe for butlers.......but across the complex it was claearly going on.......now..... is it forbidden or not.........we did tip on a few occasions due to good service and the fact others were as well
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