Sandals Royal Bahamian
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
This was the first time we had booked for Sandals - very much based on its reputation as a 5 star luxury, all-inclusive resort. For us, it fell well short of our expectations. Non-heated swimming pool, small beaches, very variable service and a complete lack of facilities when the 6 days of winds closed down all water activities. There is almost nothing to do in those circumstances except eat and drink. The food was average with small portions and that's once you get into the restaurants. They say there are no reservations but if the restaurant is full (usually was from 6.00 to 8.00) then they take your name and suggest you wait for an hour or two - when is a reservation not a reservation?! During the day, there are no snack facilities at all and precious view places to sit out of the rain and wind. The drinks are plentiful as long as you have a strong bladder because there seemed to be a lot more juice etc, than alcohol in the cocktails.We appreciate that the resort could do nothing about the weather but appeared to do nothing about alternative activitiews either and it was frequently too windy/cold to sit on loungers. The crowning glory was our Romantic Candlelight Dinner ($199) which was held on the beach in a gale - it should have been cancelled - we sat in coats, got sandblasted and ate food/sand combinations.I have stayed in many upmarket resort hotels and this isn't one of them.
Wonderful resort. For a Sandals it is not the younger crowd but middle age, relaxing, good food, wonderful weather, many daily events and beautiful views. Terrific golf course, spa and wonderfully nice facility and staff. We always go the butler route as we enjoy the extra pampering.
Having never been to an all inclusive resort before I thought this hotel was excellent. Lots of dining choices, although you couldn't book we never had to wait too long. Great facilities, with two pools (a quiet one and a busy one with a DJ and games going on). Staff were mostly friendly and helpful - my only niggle was that they would run out of things (ie. milk, certain wines) and instead of going and getting some from another restaurant they just apologised!! The Sandals private island was an absolute gem and with boats leaving every hour was easy to get to and from, with an added bonus of seeing turtles every time we snorkelled. Take towels from the hotel though as they would always run out. Only a small beach by the hotel which was enclosed so no walks along the beach.Short bus/taxi ride to Nassau, busy on days when the cruise ships are in! I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
This was our first Sandals experience. I’ll start with the positives:Warm greeting upon arrival. Very nice staff and excellent tour of the resort. Clean pool and hot tubs. Delish dinner at Baccarat. Delish dinner at Kimono’s. Shuttles and transportation were easy to navigate. Aqua sports scuba diving was five stars all around. I had no interest in going because I’m not a fan of water, boats, fish, sharks and I’m claustrophobic—Sonny our instructor, was amazing and I would only scuba dive a second time if I’m with this group. Beautiful diving location, staff is safe, trusting, smart, caring, patient. Everyone remembered us from the first day we went in to ask questions about the experience and they were all encouraging and so knowledgeable. True professionals.Ok-lows...For the amount we paid we were annoyed by a few things: room was cozy but not super clean. Toilet paper on floor of bathroom and broken toilet paper holder. Shower dripped and toilet ran. Shower also leaked so we had towels all over the floor. We had the do not disturb sign on our door, however, when we were out and about housekeeping came in anyway. We just like a little more privacy and don’t need our room made up every day. It was our anniversary trip and they put signs up and made a Heart towel which was nice, but again, we had the sign on the door :(. Screen door was broken leading to balcony outside. Screen was off and piping was flapping all over the place. Apps don’t work well at all.WiFi sketchy in most of the area.Beach is very small.Spices breakfast: great selection and for the most part very good but scrambled eggs were disgusting. Baccarat breakfast: ordered corned beef hash and side of hash browns. Hash browns never arrived and hash was spicy and poached eggs were not edible—too much vinegar and rubbery. Too much pressure to order alcohol. Told “come on, you’re on vacation!” numerous times when my husband would order a non alcoholic drink. My husband doesn’t drink for specific reasons and after a while it got old being questioned. One of the three hots tubs wasn’t working the three days we were there. No big deal, but again, for the money spent the little things added up.Entertainment- it was eh. Nothing really exciting. Best entertainment was when the managers were being introduced—appetizers flowed and announcer was really funny. It was nice to see who runs which part of the resort and hear how passionate they are about their jobs. Felt sorry for the lady who sang at the “all white party.” Beautiful voice but no one was there to listen :(We were told so many times that compared to other Sandals resorts The Bahamas was is not as friendly as others.So five stars for Aquacenter and three stars for the rest of the resort.
We spent a week at Sandals Royal Bahamian. We had a fabulous time! Our favorite restaurants were Gordon's on the Pier and Kimono's. We really liked that they moved Gordon's to another restaurant one night because of the bad weather so we could enjoy it. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. The dive shop staff was exceptional!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- All meals including buffet & a la carte gourmet dining
- Drinks including premium brands and wine
- Motorized & non-motorized water sports
- Snorkeling & scuba
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco (drinks included)
- 403 Rooms & suites
- 9 Gourmet specialty restaurants
- Snack bar
- 8 bars
- 3 swim-up pool bar
- Shuttle service (by boat to Sandals Cay)
- Room service (24 hours in suite)
- Beauty salon
- 5 pools
- 2 tennis courts
- 6 jacuzzis
- Water sports center
- Scuba and snorkeling
- Red Lane Signature Spa (fee)
- Fitness center
- Complimentary property-wide WiFi
- Indoor games room
- Conference centre
Deluxe, Luxury, Honeymoon and Concierge rooms with:
- Four poster king bed
- Marble bathroom with bath & shower
- Amenity kit
- Hair dryer
- Cable TV
- CD/clock radio
- In-room safe
- WiFi Internet access
- Coffee maker
- Iron & board
Suite Inclusions - Butler Service, 24-Hour Room Service, and Rolls Royce or Mercedes Transfers for select Suite Categories.
Honeymoon Special - Receive a china or stemware set. Minimum 6 night stay. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Sandals Royal BahamianNassau,Bahamas
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau 13005 New Providence Island
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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