Sandals Barbados

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4610 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Greatest honeymoon imaginable

    Reviewed by danielmD6695PP() on Nov 18, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We booked our 7night honeymoon here at sandals Barbados with butler service. It has been amazing! Our 3 butlers, shontelle, Ailene and Princess have been so awesome. They our so funny, joke with us and do an outstanding job. Every time we come to our room they leave a romantic surprise for us. Desert, champagne, warm drawn bath with rose petals, booking our dinners and excursions, you name it, it’s done. They even call us on our butler phone to check in and see if we need anything, which is so nice to have. all three of them are outstanding and really helped us enjoy our romantic honeymoon! We couldn’t have asked for better butlers or staff here on the resort. We would absolutely come back to sandals Barbados and would request for shontelle, Ailene and princess. All three of them are on point and on their game every time. Even doing things we wouldn’t of thought of. We have never experienced such a relaxing vacation until now.

    Amazing experience

    Reviewed by F992VCerics() on Nov 07, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    A truly amazing experience! The juices, pillows, robes, beaches are truly something to marvel. What sets sandals apart from other resorts is the service. Our butlers Shaquille, Nikita and Crystal provided the most amazing service to us and really made our time special.

    Wonderful honeymoon at Sandals!

    Reviewed by KatieJHans(New York City, New York) on Nov 02, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    *I originally booked at Sandals Barbados but currently, they aren't putting guests in that hotel so we were moved to Sandals Royal Barbados. I'm posting this review here though anyway because after being there, they basically operate as one property, and all of the amenities of Sandals (restaurants, bars, etc.) were still open, and so I don't think my experience would have been different if I had stayed at Sandals vs. Sandals Royal. My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon at Sandals and it was so amazing I wish I was still there! This was our first time at a Sandals and in Barbados and I'm hooked forever! We had booked a butler suite facing the ocean and with our change to Sandals Royal, we were upgraded to a suite that had an infinity plunge pool. It was amazing!! I will agree with a couple other reviewers about the looong property tour that happens the second you arrive. While it was very nice and our butler was so sweet and friendly, we were absolutely exhausted from our trip, we were hot, hungry and just wanted a drink. I couldn't remember anything they showed us, and it would have been nice to maybe do that the next morning or later in the day. Aside from that, I can't say enough good things! If you're able to splurge on a butler suite, 10000% do it! Our butlers Ron, Akio and Shakeel were so nice, couldn't do enough for us and were so thoughtful. We'd come home to champagne, snacks, desserts, drawn baths. When we were out by the pool or beach they were always right there ready to bring us drinks and lunch. And they make all your dinner reservations for you which I quickly learned was a HUGE plus. We ate at Butch's Steak & Seafood the first night (which was delicious!) and so many people in front of us couldn't get in but because our Butler made us a reservation we had no problem. Other restaurants we loved were Bombay, Kimono (the hibachi place) and La Parissien for breakfast. We were supposed to do the candlelight dinner but it rained almost every night so unfortunately we couldn't but it ended up being okay because the restaurants on the property really are so delicious! I also highly recommend the Merry Monkey (the english pub). Because the weather at night for us wasn't great, it was nice to have an indoor bar to hangout at and you can tell that's the place to be at night. Fun music, pool, and plenty of seats. We also ate there for dinner one night and the food was delicious! I also got a massage one day at the Red Lane Spa (additional charge but so worth it). It was so relaxing, the facility was beautiful and I highly recommend it! All in all we had such an amazing time. Having all of the amenities of both properties really gives you endless things to do and I honestly can't say enough about our Butlers Ron, Akio and Shakeel. I didn't want to leave them! After planning a wedding in 2020, all we needed was to sit back, relax and have people be lovely and sweet and accommodating and that's exactly what we got. It also makes me want to try more Sandals locations. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! I also wrote a post into the trip advisor barbados travel forum about my experience with the entry requirements, covid testing etc. in case you're wondering about that like I was leading up to this trip. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147262-i230-k13425352-Experience_traveling_from_the_US_to_Barbados_Oct_26-Barbados.html

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Amazing Weddingmoon!!!

    Reviewed by 231shauntec() on Oct 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Amazing!!!!! Okay so first off I want to say thank you to the reviewer who made sure to mention that the rapid covid test does not work for entry in to barbados because you saved us from a secondary quarantine and so I must pay it forward and say anyone traveling to this wonderful resort make sure you have the lab PCR test to avoid issues with travel.... okay on to the resort itself!!!! Due to covid our original wedding was canceled we had planned to honeymoon at sandals anyhow so last minute we chose to do a “weddingmoon” and combine the two and it was honestly the best decision ever!! From the moment we landed in barbados we were treated like royalty!! Our room included a Rolls Royce transfer which I thought oh awesome we get to travel in style, what I didnt realize is they also escort you through the airport past all of the lines and straight through customs!! It felt like we were celebs and saved us so much time!! We had three butlers Crystal, Nikita, and Shaquille and let me tell you they were fantastic!! They packed coolers and reserved chairs at the pool and beach they had so many surprises for us in our room I lost count but above that they just made us feel so special in every way and took care of every question , reservation, you name it! And the rest of the staff at the resort was the same , Ive never experienced every single staff member greeting me in passing until Sandals barbados and not just a nod I mean a meaningful convo or well wish! One of the restaurants managers Janeen was the best we saw her at several of the restaurants and it was like seeing a best friend night after night! Are wedding was incredible from start to finish our wedding coordinator Symone made everything super simple and she suggested things we hadnt even thought of which we are so grateful for!! Our photographers Bryan and Byron were very passionate about their job and let me tell you they captured the photos and video so well I cry everytime I see them!! Now lets talk about the all-inclusive ,Ive done them before and usually theres always a “catch” some sort of upgrade needed or dining limit etc. but not with Sandals there it is a true ALL - Inclusive Myself and my husband have traveled all over and gone to several luxury resorts from Hawaii to Brazil India etc. but something about Sandals particularly in Barbados was just different ... Also the island is incredibly safe with covid they have A very low number and a 99% recovery rate which is insane!! And since they take testing very seriously knowing that every single person we were in contact with had been tested atleast twice around their stay we felt very comfortable and protected... The only reson I didnt give 5 star is I think they could do a tiny bit better job with their steak houses, they were good but not great!! Now on the other hand Chi the asian restaurant and La parissean the french restaurant were superb as well as the italian I think Portifinos which threw us a little off guard.. over all great great experience

    Absolutely amazing in the midst of covid

    Reviewed by issacdeseanc() on Oct 22, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    How do I take the time and shout our butlers??! I’d prefer to speak to each one separately. ABIGAIL is the BOMB! I’ve traveled the world. I’ve stayed on many continents. I love service - it is a part of my dna. I’ve resided in some of the greatest hotels established. But my service with Abigail has been excellent. There is nothing off limits. I feel like we got lucky with the best crew of butlers. Lol. Abigail. Arlene. Shonika. Great teamwork. I’m doing Barbados again just to have these as our friends - not butlers. It’s more like family. They are family. We’ve had menus read to us across the phone in order to satisfy a strange appetite we’ve had at an awkward time of day. Our friends have met us on the beach and the earliest parts of the morning. We’ve forgotten there was a pandemic out in the world - I cannot speak more highly of Arlene and Abigail. I wish there were a way I could advance them. They seem like they are headed for greater heights. Professional. Timely. Courteous. Friendly. Patient. Durable. Thoughtful. Longsuffering. Smart. Capable. Man, my wife and I were talking and we were like, we want to be personal friends with them because they have made us feel like we are home. That’s something you can’t quite teach. It’s caught, not taught. Bless you friends. (Oh, I’m going to leave more reviews about them).