Sandals Barbados reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

5758 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


U7151ODlisap (Frodsham, United Kingdom) on Sep 22, 2023

From start to finish we had a lovely trip. Sandals is a lovely resort. We were there 10 days but there so much choice for pools/things to do/places to eat and drink that we couldn’t get round them all. Highlights: Bombay restaurant (not ashamed to say we ate there 4 times) The pool and bar nearest Heart and Sol which were newer and so much quieter so we felt like VIPs The huge bed The choice of wine The lovely staff Sandwiches at Heart and Sol Slight bit of drama as we were getting the bus back to the airport caused by some unruly passengers but the bus driver, Courtney was the best. Hoping he gets that beer tonight! Looking forward to trying some other resorts soon.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

A Few Vacation Highlights

Sandra L on Sep 20, 2023

My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay at Sandals Barbados. The resort actually encompasses two Sandals properties, Sandals Barbados where we stayed and Sandals Royal Barbados. We enjoyed the fact that we were able to take advantage of all the restaurant options and activities that both resorts offered. Our favorite restaurants were Butch’s Chophouse (Barbados Side) for dinner and Neptune’s for light lunches on the beach. The beach was beautiful and the water was perfect. We also enjoyed Kiandra’s afternoon cocktails at the Tiki Beach Bar. She was super helpful and was always asking if we needed anything more. Our Butler team was led by superstar Petrona who went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. The team was rounded out by Benita and Chereece who also made sure we had we had everything we needed whether we were at the pool or at the beach. They were all wonderful and did a great job. The spa on the Royal Barbados side is breathtakingly beautiful. It has a zen feel and the massage therapists Julisa and Staci-Ann were amazing. It is a definite must! We have stayed at other Sandals properties: Antigua, Grenada, and Negril. While we enjoyed our stay at each of those properties, Sandals Barbados is definitely our favorite and we look forward to returning in the future.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Don’t believe the negative reviews!

Mark A on Sep 20, 2023

Purposefully made an account on here to place this review. We saw some reviews which criticised the service which we found to be unfair. Some staff are slower to do things than others but that’s to be expected anywhere, also bear in mind how hot it is and the size of the place. We also experienced first hand that there was a fair percentage of people who treated staff like **** on their shoe and demanded to be waited on hand and foot which was difficult to watch. Also trying to help themselves to the bar as it didn’t open at 10am on the dot. That member of staff for there about 10:01. This made some of the bad reviews make sense. I would describe these people as entitled!! All other reasonable people will have no real complaints. We had no problems getting sun beds in a decent spot. We were up most mornings around 8am. Might have to get up earlier if you want a spot on the beach. Lots of restaurants to go to. All the food we had was a high standard. You will probably have to wait for some of the restaurants. Max about 45 mins. No problem for us there’s plenty of bars to have a drink and socialise at if you need to wait. All in all a top stay. I think some of the negative reviews are unreasonable. We stayed for 2 weeks in September and probably only had a few minor issues such as on one occasion our room was cleaned until after 4pm which is normally the time we go up. We found no real difference between the Royal and the other side. It’s one big resort really.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent hotel, lovely setting and food

Johanna P (Leicestershire, United Kingdom) on Sep 19, 2023

We actually visited in January 2022. We had a fantastic holiday at Sandals Barbados and would highly recommend the hotel. We travelled as a couple and went for 11 nights over New Year and into January. Our room was lovely and had a brilliant sea view. The choice of restaurants was very wide and we thought the food was excellent. We loved the bowling alley and went every night! We have a baby now so won’t be back anytime soon but loved it and would recommend.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Enjoyed but I had a few bad experiences

Geraldine J on Sep 15, 2023

Upon arrival I was beat from the flight so when I turned in that night I didn’t check the bed or linen when I woke up the next morning and flipped the pillows over o notice spots as well as blood stains on the pillows when housekeeping came to clean room o asked for new pillows cases and she only change one. Then the toilet kept backing up the biggest complaint I had was our travel agent brought us a gift for our anniversary that we never received all they brought to our rooms was a card and some balloons I was very upset about that but everything else was lovely

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