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My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon at Sandals Barbados. From the moment we stepped on the property, we had an amazing time. The restaurants were all great. The buffets could use some work so we preferred Portifinos for breakfast and Mariners or Dinos for lunch over the buffets at Bayside.The swim up bar could use some work. Staff had to go to the top level to make drinks which lead to the swim up bar being unattended for several minutes at a time. They always had more than enough staff up top....find a way to have more bartenders in the swim up location and for them to make drinks without having to go up to the top. All other bars on site were great. Suggestion - bring your own insulated cup to keep your beverages cold while at the pool. It will save you a few trips to the bar. The cups they provide are tiny.We brought a plug in bug repellant and were able to sleep with our patio open each night to the sound of the ocean. You can find one on Amazon for $10-15. Well worth the money. We did get a few bug bites in the evenings so bring bug spray with you. Lastly, the construction next door was not bothersome. My hubby is a contractor so we actually enjoyed watching their progress. I can't wait to see how the new resort Looks!Barbados is a beautiful country and Sandals does a phenomenal job. We will come back!
The night before flying out I made a big mistake of reading about Sandals Barbados on here and felt slightly heart broken that so many people were writing negative reviews and after staying 10 days I had no issues with giving it 5*The room was in the Crystal Lagoon, highly recommend! Bed made daily & evening turn down, shampoo, conditioner & body wash came in 100ml bottles which were replaced even if the other bottle was full but in the shower. The room was well air conditioned, clean and tidy, nothing was 'dated or old'. The food was awesome, go to Butches, the steak was amazing! The only dinner I wasn't keen on was the French restaurant, it wasn't as amazing as the rest. The only downers I found were:The beach, you will be harassed by locals wanting to give you a foot rub or sell you something.People reserving sun beds at 7am, there were always some available but we witnessed a heated argument over some sun beds, seriously! The main pool was noisy from lunch time as people were drinking, getting louder & being rude. Also witnessed a man asking the lady collecting glasses to get him & his wife a drink from the pool bar which was 8 steps away from where he was stood!! Take lots of mozzie spray, you will get bites.You could hear the building work, its not a big issue really, it won't spoil your holiday.Its an amazing place & well worth the money.
I surprised my hubby with a getaway for his 50th bday from April 17th-April 24th. I had submitted a bunch of loops and was going to go back and note all those here in my review but the loops are no longer in my email...ugh. So what can I say....loved the beach, loved the waves...it was great fun. Been to several Sandals...best food at any w the exception of lunch...for some reason it felt lacking...like there wasn't enough options yet there were just as many as other resorts. Dinner and breakfast was incredible...at every restaurant. Pierre at the Merry Monkey and I can't remember how to spell his name...Acquin???? ( I wish I could find my loops) he was my favourite and from the merry monkey as well. He ran around looking for a nice wine glass for my friend. Long story short....Sandals one and only screw up....having cheap and yucky wine glasses at most of their bars and restaurants. Butch's had nice wine glasses but you are chased after and accosted by staff if you try and leave. For someone who only drinks wine...having a nice wine glass is imperative. The staff at the Merry Monkey went above and beyond to go and find a nice glass and bring it back for her. He made up for the poor service that we witnessed at Butch's. Speaking of which, besides Butch's, service was top notch everywhere. Room was great. Was in the most basic room and it was great. Backed on to construction....no issues. Construction is not an issue unless you make it one. My friends and I loved Sandals Barbados. It is a great location, with great service and great food. Marlon at the sundowner bar serves a mean chocolate martini.
My husband and I arrived on 15th May for one week to celebrate our honeymoon.This was our first experience of Sandals, and comes from two people in the 24-29 age bracket.Pros:Complimentary honeymoon package: Upon arrival in our room we received a chilled bottle of champagne, room service menu (one breakfast in bed with a vast selection of food to choose from), and a congratulations card. A very nice touch.Staff- the staff were INCREDIBLY friendly, helpful and attentive throughout our week at the resort. From ensuring I was given a glass of orange juice instead of champagne when we arrived (as I am pregnant) to spraying our room out every night before bed and being friendly an approachable; we could not commend them enough. Shanice (reception) and Dean (Merry Monkey) were particularly helpful and friendly.Housekeeping- housekeeping cleaned and replenished our rooms twice a day (once in the morning/early afternoon and once in the evening for a "turn down" service. Towels were changed, toiletries re-stocked when necessary, our mini-fridge re-stocked and the bed made.Food- with 11 restaurants and bars there really is something for even the fussiest of eaters. We loved the burgers at The Merry Monkey (thank you Dean for your hospitality), the jerk chicken and curly fries from The Mariners and the breakfasts were particularly good at Portofino's.Cleanliness- I have never been at a resort that has been so clean and meticulously looked after. Everywhere you turned there was at least one member of staff cleaning the gardens, pool, restaurants or bar area. Absolutely brilliant.Construction: we were in Bridgetown house which was directly in front of the construction site. Yes, the work started at 7.30am each morning and ended 12 hours later but honestly (and even as a chronic migraine sufferer) I slept through it and so it didn't ruin the holiday at all.Overall experience- we had a wonderful first experience at Sandals Barbados, and overall would rate it 4/5. Staff, food, cleanliness and hospitality were at its finest and definitely world class service. However...Things to be improved:Check-in: After almost 14 hours of travelling the last thing we wanted to do was wait on a semi air-conditioned bus for two passengers to arrive so that we could leave. I think more shuttles should have been provided, however cold bottled water was provided by Sandals. Furthermore, upon arrival at the hotel we had to wait in the Piano bar area and check-in online (although we had done this prior to our departure) on an ipad and then give our credit card details with reception. I think this could have been done the next morning perhaps.Prices: the gift shop and photo service prices were somewhat extortionate and for some reason in USD rather than BBD. We booked a complimentary photo shoot but the 5 x 7 prints were $20 EACH (£15 each) and so this is clearly how they make their money.Overall, a great first experience to celebrate our wedding.
Barbados Sandals was beautiful and clean. They are adding more rooms (Butler Service) as of May 2017. Our room overlooked the pool and beach, so I was able to see if lounges by the pool were still available in the morning. You have to grab your lounge chairs by 7:00am (or if you have Butler Service, they will do it for you), or you can grab a lounge chair on the beach under the palm trees. There was volley ball everyday at 3:00pm in the pool. Each night there was a scheduled event and we received a card the day before letting us know the event that was planned. Martini hour in the piano bar was the best...with Karaoke.
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- All meals and snacks including gourmet restaurants serving the finest international cuisine with Caribbean flavors
- Unlimited Premium Brand Liquors
- Complimentary internet cafe and WIFI
- Free Golf (Transfers and greens fees) at the Barbados Golf Club
- Free Glass Bottom Boat Ride, including swimming with Sea Turtles
- Free Sunset Catamaran Cruise
- Free Scuba Dive (two dives per couple per stay, or 4 total per stay, PADI certified divers only)
- Free Boogie Boarding, Wind Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Hobie Cat Sailing, Snorkeling and Kayaking with instruction
- Free Shuttle to Oistins Fish Fry - a Barbados MUST DO
- Guided Barbadian Green Monkey nature trail walk
- In room Dining
- Live entertainment is offered nightly
- Managers Cocktail Party is held weekly
- Personalized mini bars
- Tennis with instruction
- Daily activities
- 280 rooms
- 11 specialty restaurants
- 1 snack bars
- 3 Bars, including swim-up
- 5 pools
- Fitness centre
- Red Lane Spa (fee)
- Salon (fee)
- Non-motorized water sports
- Tennis courts
- 24-hour front desk
- 1 king bed
- garden view
- patio or balcony
- full bathroom
- flat screen TV
- hair dryer
- alarm clock
- iron/ironing board
- Personal mini-bar stocked daily
- bottled water
- turndown service
- iPod docking station
- room service
- maximum # of guests: 2
- 1 king bed
- garden or ocean view
- patio or balcony
- seating area
- mini fridge
- maximum # of guests: 2
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