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This is the 5th time we have visited a Sandals resort and overall I would say this is unfortunately the poorest. I shall explain as follows...ProsRooms are very spacious and comfortable with ample toiletries and towels.The Restaurant's were of a high quality for food in the evening.The Gardens and general layout are lovely, and the beach is superb.ConsThe main pool area is very tired looking.Wooden sun lounges are fine, but plastic mattresses need replacing as there is no cushioning left in them.Butlers reserve the prime beds, which sometimes are never used, which is very frustrating when you are getting up at 7am to get a good bed by the pool.Staff generally helpful, with exception of pool side staff. They were very rarely seen, towels weren't picked up from empty beds or replenished often enough, making the place look like a 3 star hotel.Staff at Bayside for breakfast can sometimes seem pretty uninterested.Lastly...building works that you can hear all over the property Monday to Saturday, although it didn't spoil our holiday.It pains me to write this, as I am a big Sandals fan, but it doesn't have the same magic as any of the resorts we have stayed at previously, I am sure it will be better when the huge extension is finished.
Just returned from Sandals in Barbados. Beautiful resort and beautiful beaches. Most of the staff was very friendly. We had an ocean front room and it was just what we paid for and couldn't ask for more. The food was great. My only issue was that it needed more entertainment. We have been to Beaches Turks and Caicos and they have excellent entertainment at night but it is a much bigger resort and family friendly. Barbados is excellent for a quiet getaway. Apparently the week we were there it was very calm winds and would have been excellent for snorkeling at the resort but there was not any gear available. According to some of the staff, it is usually much more windy and rough on the waters off the resort. We were able to paddle board and kayak. They are doing construction to make the resort larger. It did not bother us but I know other people complained about the nose in earlier reviews. Do take a tour of the island with Dwayne a taxi driver that is at the resort, he is very knowledgeable about the island and took us to some great places.
We had a great time. Food amazing, service superb. Joined the Sandals club while we we there. Once we returned home I was inundated with junk emails and Sandals was the only place I gave my email address to. Shame on you Sandals I expected better !
We enjoyed the restaurants on site, our favourite was Bombay. The chefs at this location were spot on. All our dishes were delicious. 2nd would be Butch's for steak. We were with another couple and the spirits flowed. The beach was nice but a steady crashing of waves with a horrible under tow made it 6 out of 10. The rooms were clean and the view was great since our building was facing the Ocean/Sea. The construction next door that will add 14 extra acres of Sandals to the existing 7 was terrible. The hammer drills, jack hammers, cranes & noise associated with construction went on from 9am to 6pm everyday. If I were aware of this I would of went somewhere else. For this reason I gave this property a 3 star rating. Sandals should be discounting this location for this inconvenience. Not charging full price. Piano bar was nice except for the guy behind the piano. I will not return to this location.
My wife and I visited Sandals Barbados after 6 nights travelling round Miami and The Keys. We arrived at midnight and were greeted by Sandals staff who took our luggage and escorted us to our private transfer. Upon arriving at the resort we were met with 2 nice cold glasses of champagne while our check in was sorted. We were taken to our room and we found a very nice honeymoon welcome pack. Our room was incredible overlooking the lagoon with our own soaking tub on the balcony. The food and drink available are amazing. We could have eaten in a different restaurant each night if we wanted to (we ate in the Indian twice it was so nice). We had sushi, Italian, seafood and an amazing steak at Butch's chophouse. The alcohol was flowing and you could have as much or as little as you wanted.The Indian restaurant was our favourite. The butter chicken was to die for! The sushi restaurant was that nice we asked for the menu again once we'd eaten so we could try more. The BBQ eel is well worth a try too! Definitely try the Sake cocktail!Try the bangers and mash in the Merry Monkey too. Made a great late night snack after a day on the booze.We did the glass bottom boat trip which was great way to see the island. Sadly we didn't see any turtles but we really enjoyed it. Well worth a few hours of your time!We spent most of our days around the pool and pool bar relaxing. Getting a sun lounger in the morning was a daily struggle as those with the butler service (and those that didn't appear to sleep ever) seemed to reserve beds then not use them all day. We always seemed to find loungers in the end as the 2 hour non use rule was discretely enforced.The entertainment was good, try and catch the steel pan band, they were brilliant. The English pub opens the latest for food and drink but always seemed to be quiet. Only criticism I have is the English pub could have some bar snacks, nuts etc for that authentic feel. Other than that everything was perfect!All staff are a credit to Sandals and looked after us brilliantly. We had the best week here and will definitely be visiting a Sandals resort again.
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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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St Lawrence Gap SN, St. Lawrence Gap Barbados
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