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Just sitting at the airport about toLeave Barbados, and the Sandals resort. We have stayed at a handful of all inclusive resorts. This breaks the mold in a couple of ways. The food is NOT all inclusive food! It’s much better! The dinners are great. Be sure to visit them all. Special kudos to Butchs steak and Portofino. We ate there numerous times (there were a few nights we enjoyed more than one restaurant). Most of the staff were super friendly and made us feel we were their priority. The second highlight was the Butlers we had. I was at first unsure how much we would need or actually use our butlers. But please take note: it is worth it!!!!Two shining stars for our stay were Bryan and Sharlene our butlers. They are truly exceptional and are real people who we had a ton of laughs with. Without writing a ton of compliments in this review, feel free to message me with any questions. Thank you to the entire Sandals team for making our 10 night stay extraordinary!
What an amazing place. Everything was perfect from start to finish. The choice of restaurants and the quality of food was second to none.Best place was the English pub for amazing drinks and lots of fun. Only one problem, we had to come home.
Overall, our honeymoon was great. We enjoyed meeting many people- both locals, and visitors. We enjoyed the view from our room, the cleanliness of the room, the restaurants (food was amazing from everywhere.. literally), and the pools -especially the swim-up bar ;-). We really enjoyed our private candle light dinner on the beach with Shavonne as our waitress (who typically works at Schooners). She was ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, and was super friendly. We also enjoyed Rachel as our waitress at Bayside. She was a sweetheart as well. As far as entertainment goes, Josiah was amazing and constantly had us smiling and laughing. Now for the minor complaints.... So, although we had a great time there were some bumps in the road. When we arrived, we were put right near the construction (beachfront club level suite) when we specifically called and asked not to be near it. However when we called the person on the phone with us didn't seem to know what we were talking about. When we called the front desk they accommodated us by moving us down further away from the construction 2 days into vacation. (definitely made a difference). Also, another complaint might be a few staff members (not many) were a bit stand-offish and unfriendly. For example, one situation, my husband was asked what he wanted to drink at the bar and was unsure what he wanted yet, and it resulted in eyes being rolled at him. All in all, a wonderful time, but I have to say, it was not our favorite vacation.
Let's start with the positives, fantastic beach and great food. The senior staff were friendly and helpful, as for the rest we thought them somewhat laid back and not as attentive as other Sandals we have stayed at. We had a Butler Suite, our Butler Bryan was very helpful. The layout is strange with the majority of restaurants around the entrance with others located near the main pool. There is some work going on both in the old resort and on the new resort next door. Overall could do better.
We stayed here in May on a family hotel. The hotel itself was lovely. We had a crystal lagoon room which was really nice. Spacious and spotlessly clean.Beautiful grounds and very well kept. Unfortunately the building work was going on next door, we were totally unaware at the scale of it before traveling. You could here the drilling etc but the music by the pool was turned up to accommodate this. It really wasn't too much of an issue as we were in a group but I think if you were on a romantic getaway it may have ruined the idyllic setting. The pool could get quite rowdy and and the music was not to everyone's taste. You did have to get up early to get a bed. The drinks were great, good selection of branded spirits. Our favourite bar was the little round outdoor bar outside the lobby. Great staff , they were friendly and fun.I think the food at this hotel was the highlight. It was like eating out in a top restaurant every night. We had an issue trying to book the Mariner restaurant. There were six of us in our party.We were told we did not have to make a reservation but we struggled to get a table. We waited in a queue and then were told to come back at 8pm which we did. On returning we were then told there were 7 more groups in front of us and then after questioning how long we had waited the lady in charge denied that she had given us the 8 o'clock booking. She was very unhelpful bordering on rude.. Service in the buffet was very slow, plates not cleared away and no drinks offered with lunch. The service in all the other themed restaurants was excellent though. It sounds like I'm complaining a lot but I'm sure by now the building work is complete so that issue is resolved. I think they just needed more staff in the buffet. We did have a wonderful time here and would love to come back. Maybe to the new Sandals Royal next door to check it out. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who worked so hard to give us a wonderful holiday.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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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St Lawrence Gap SN, St. Lawrence Gap Barbados
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