Sandals Royal Barbados

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1759 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Our honeymoon vacation

    Reviewed by Geniti0912() on Sep 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We had the most amazing honeymoon because of the staff here at Sandals Barbados. Sean Latonya and Toria our butlers were absolutely the most kindest attentive butlers anyone could ask for. They made our trip amazing and they are a big part of why we will be returning. Charles the manager went above and beyond to keep us happy during our stay. Jessica and Deonna were amazing waitresses and made our dining so enjoyable. We are a sandals couple and have been to many locations. Barbados is defintely one of our favorites and we will be returning because of the staff and service here Sherry the restaurant manger was also very attentive and kept in touch with us at all times to be sure we were satisfied.

    Last minute booking exceeded our expectations

    Reviewed by Joanne H(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom) on Sep 25, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We booked last minute after our planned holiday to Mauritius was cancelled. Covid-wise, Barbados has got it right, insisting on tests before arrival, so throughout our stay we felt safe and able to enjoy our holiday more or less as normal. The hotel opened 3 days before we arrived, so it was exceptionally quiet at first and remained so throughout. That means that my experience probably wasn’t like a normal Sandals holiday, and if the hotel had been full, I would have hated the scramble for sunbeds and having to book restaurants a week ahead. Our room was in a lovely quiet location, in the Cassia building. It wasn’t a swim-up room and the pool outside didn’t look particularly well maintained but we tended to use the quiet pool each day and were well looked after with plentiful drinks from the bar, which were regularly refreshed by the attentive staff. The larger “party” pool wasn’t our thing so we avoided it! The room was nice, with 2 sinks in the bathroom, and all the amenities you’d expect in a 5* resort. If you come from the U.K. there is one English plug in the room, and USB ports, but you’ll need a US adaptor for the other sockets. We loved all the restaurants, particularly the Chophouse, where the food was amazing, especially the fillet steak and surf and turf. Bombay was also really good, with well made curries that would give your local a run for its money! I was surprised at Portofino where the food exceeded my expectations of being a standard pasta restaurant. The coffee houses at Sweet and Salty and Cafe we Paris were also great for a coffee and donut or crepe if you could squeeze one in! Breakfast options at La Parisienne and Tavern were also good. I know the staff have been trained to ask, but it actually got rather annoying to be asked every five minutes if everything is OK. One real plus though is that all the restaurants were open on rotation, despite only the Sandals Royal hotel being open at the time. Walking between the two hotels is just via a short path, no need to get a bus or walk along the road. The wine choice is perhaps a bit disappointing, with only the Robert Mondavi brands available in the all inclusive and anything else being quite a supplement. Sandals should also be ashamed of the sparkling wine which they call “Champagne” and is really quite nasty! Each week there is a wine tasting but Sandals miss a trick in only serving the all inclusive wines which you can taste whenever you like! We started with good intentions in going to the gym, but wore off after the first week. The gym is super air-conned but still got hot. Some of the equipment looked a bit outdated and being used to km/h on our gym equipment meant a quick translation to mph on theirs! We used the bowling alley on a couple of evenings which was great fun. What a wonderful addition to the hotel! All of the staff were very attentive and friendly and really couldn’t do enough to help throughout. Overall this has been a great holiday and a real saviour after our cancellation. As someone who normally plans a year in advance it has been a really nice surprise to experience Sandals at its quietest.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Bliss

    Reviewed by TerryW65(Hullbridge, United Kingdom) on Sep 25, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Well we was unsure if we was going to travel or not what with everything that is happening right now, but we did and wow we was so glad we did. The resort was reopening the day we arrived and we had our test done submitted and on the plane. When we arrived the protocol and the airport was ok and you must remember they are protecting their people and country first. Once through we went to the Sandals desk and was transferred to the resort without delay. On arrival there was the biggest reception for us we have ever seen and being the first through the doors of the reopening it was spectacular. Everyone was so happy to see us it was amazing. We was taken to our room by our butler Rashime who was fantastic. Our butler team was Bryon, Jerome and Rashime who was absolutely fantastic and really made our holiday the best ever. It was a bit strange as the resort was quite empty but they staffed everything and everyone was so helpful and glad to see guests returning. We are so glad we did go and had the best time ever. We have visited most of the other Sandals and even though this is a testing time in our opinion this Sandals is the best. Can’t wait to go back and already booked.

    Holiday of a lifetime

    Reviewed by jojaynes68() on Sep 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Well where do I start. We were at the Merry Monkey at sandals barbados on 21/09/20. The service was 2nd to none. Jack and the team were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. I'd like to thank Jack, Joy, Shamar, Shakyra, Dwayne and Valery for all their service. We are definitely back again tomorrow night. If you havent booked yet then why not. Fantastic. Amazing.

    Day 5 and already blown away

    Reviewed by Cbres08() on Sep 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We are on day 5 and absolutely loving sandals and Barbados. The most relaxed we have ever been and the welcome by all staff was amazing. Have to say a massive thank you to our Butlers who have gone above and beyond, not only have they made our 5 days so far seem less and stress free but they are also the most genuine, friendly and lovely ladies we have ever met. A big big thank you to Annaleah, Petrona and Tamara for an unforgettable stay so far. Looking forward to the next 12 nights. The best butlers ever !!