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Stayed in June. It is currently a relatively small sandals. It is in great condition all round. We stayed in a club room with tub on patio. Room and bathroom were large and modern. Looked great and we loved it. Building work was going on behind our block but we couldn't hear it when we were in the room or on the balcony (but we didn't spend much time in the room).All the restaurants were great and Butch's and the Indian were superb. The little cafe was great for milkshakes, coffees and snacks. I cant understand criticism of the beach it was long and beautiful. It wasn't rough either!We did the catamaran tour to see the turtles in the wild. Great to just see them swimming around and they kept coming up to the group. The party on the boat on the way back was great.All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Pools all looked fab and were spotlessly clean. We found it quite quiet as sandals go. Had a lovely stay and would return.
Just returned from 10 days here celebrating my wifes 50th Birthday. We had a great time. we upgraded to club class with beach view which was fab. Mini bar stocked up every day, room cleaned to a reasonable standard. Over all the facilities here are very good to suit all tastes. Main pool was not for us, to noisy with games going on. Lots of people side by side on there sun beds, but you have a choice of quieter pools if you need. We preferred the beach which was white sand and fantastic blue sea. You could also move your beds as to not be right net to the next bed like the pool. The restaurants: Our favourite's was Butch's, Bombay and Kimonos in that order. food in the others was also good, the merry Monkey for comfort grub, had a good meal in the Italian also. Our favourite for lunch was Dinos really nice and Denisa is a diamond. Generally the service in all the restaurants was very good. The Bayside for breakfast was OK service a bit lacking. The piano Bar had some great singers and was a good atmosphere. Our BUTS have got to be the service on the dry side of the pool bar at times verged on being ignorant, no eye contact or acknowledgement, I felt they could not see me and I wanted to shout hello is there anybody there!! This can be rectified by either providing bar service at Dinos, this way they would not have to keep going to the pool bar which took preference on the service or simply increase the numbers serving. The Italian/Portofino's tried there for breakfast, Oh my god food was good but not good enough to sit waiting for 1 hour 10 minutes to receive it and other tables where the same in fact people walked out. one couple left and went to the buffet had there breakfast walked past us and we was still waiting, Did not go there again for breakfast. In summary had a great holiday, over all service was good with pockets not so good but a bit of training or recruitment would solve that. We did feel for what we paid we should not have any BUT's
In the past my wife and I have stayed at ten Sandals resorts in Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada and previously Barbados and visited three others. We found that Sandals Barbados just didn't meet the five star rating. Our Platinum Rewards package with in-room edible treats was three biscuits on a plate the day we arrived. No further treats in our ten day stay. The beach is fairly small and the chairs around the main pool are almost touching. Some of the service is more like three star but with some excellent exceptions. On several occasions we have to call Housekeeping late afternoon to have the room made up. Having spoken to a manager about this she made sure that the room would be made up early. This happened only the following day and then reverted to a later time. Poor service at breakfast in the Bombay restaurant. Twenty five minutes for my wife to be served with an omelette and she was first in the queue. The next person was refused poached eggs. The manager, Jenelle was running around to get the staff motivated.The excellent exceptions: Sherwin, (frorm the Philippines) a restaurant manager who most mornings was running the Bayside buffet restaurant was probably one of the best managers we have ever met. Always pleasant, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Should be the training restaurant manager for the resort. Two young interns, Nicholas and Abeshak (from Trinidad and Mauritius) were also both excellent.The reservation manager Kadijah (also from Trinidad) was as helpful as possible trying to please everyone. A big thank you to her for allowing us to keep the room until departure.Finally, The resort was kept clean and tidy but with so many guests in a small area it felt crowded. When the new expansion is complete there will be nearly a thousand guests at this resort not the select and intimate atmosphere we expect from Sandals.
I was blown away how professional Sandals and the staff put together my engagement. The atmosphere, the timing and coordinating was incredible. They made my evening the most memorable evening that she will never forget...
Our holiday was a celebration of a 60th birthday - we were joined by our grown up children for a two week family get together.Nothing in this world is perfect but this comes close - let's look at the downside first. The construction site is noisy but we were far enough away not to be bothered by this and the noise was intermittent and to be honest interesting to see. The "kids" rooms were adjoining the site, they said it did not affect them. In general the staff were brilliant ( see later ) apart from maybe 10% of the staff who were not happy, miserable and really did not want to be in the service industry, I am sure the Managers know who they are and I am sure they won't last long.On the upside our greeting as we stepped out of the taxi was lovely with smiles that appeared to be very genuine.The diving was amazing.The food was excellent in most cases, if you did not like it - no problem just eat elsewhere.The property could of course be anywhere in the Caribbean and it was not the property that made the holiday, it was the staff who tried so hard to make the holiday special for you.We need to mention as exceptional Sherwin and Christopher from Kimonos and Sherrie-Ann at Schooners. They will go a long way in the Sandals hierarchy, there is no doubt.Regarding the Dive team - All of the staff associated with this team are brilliant - but we must single out the following as people that we would now regard as family - Phil with the widest smile you can imagine - Rohan, such a great guy with a great knowledge of the island and a most genuine man - the Dive leaders RJ,Ken and Dylan - these guys are just brilliant and made our holiday amazing.It is without doubt that the staff will make us return to Barbados as soon as we can.Until next time x
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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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