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We returned to Barbados for the first time since our honeymoon 33 years ago. This was our first time in an all inclusive resort, and thus first time at a Sandals. We arrived late Saturday night. We did not know about any orientation to the resort and therefore just figured it out on our own by asking a lot of questions the first day or two. We also spent a lot of time outside of the resort retracing steps and re-creating pictures from 33 years ago. Everything was fantastic at the resort from bars, beaches, pools, restaurants, to service. Groundskeeper Markson gave a nature tour of the flowers and vegetation on site. He was great !!! We very much enjoyed our stay and will be staying at a Sandals in the future.
We spent a week at this Sandals resort last week 5th-12th August. It was on the end of a two week trip travelling America. The hotel is very clean and the grounds are stunning. We stayed in the swim up room with butler service. The hotel staff are very friendly and talkative. We really enjoyed our stay here but I would say if your are booking this hotel only book the swim up rooms if you want luxury and some private quiet time. The swimming pools are stunning and the grounds are kept very clean. The various places to eat are great and the food service is very good. Drinks are premium and there is a great choice of snacks through the day. The gym is very good and the air con is great allowing a comfortable work out. The whole place is very good and you won't be disappointed. Only a couple of little things to note which we were a little disappointed with but by no means did this spoil the holiday or take away the great service we got. There is building work going on to the rear of the hotel with two large cranes which spoiled the views and building noise which woke us up each morning. I believe it is an extension to the resort itself. Also it was hit or miss weather the lagoon music and pool pumps were on or off. They played music for a few days then it was off and sometimes the lagoon sprinkler pumps were on, it seemed sporadic. Also the swim up room needed a lick of paint due to yellow stains on the ceiling and about 20 squashed mosquitos into the ceiling and walls from past occupiers. Also you get bitten alive here so please take mosquito spray or you WILL get bitten a lot. Also the prices for a massage in the Spa were very high $160 for a 60 min massage put us off and seemed excessive to other posh resorts we have stayed at. And the last small point is each room has a lovely outside bath which is beautiful but they do not give you bubble bath. You have to buy this from the spa at a cost of $23 which again is very over priced. I think they should supply bubble bath as a minimum considering the price of the rooms. This extra cost is unfair and in my opinion unnecessary. However that all being said we loved the place and we would definitely return here in the future. So 4 stars for the small little bits that otherwise would have been perfect. The staff even sung us a good bye song when we left.
This was my second Sandals vacation. I went to St.Lucia and I had a good time so I decided to try Barbados. I did not find most of the staff to be friendly or accommodating. Honestly I feel that the staff did not pay attention to African American patrons as they did others. At one point I was asked if i was visiting the resort on a" Day pass" I found that to be offensive. Another issue was the construction.... the noise beginning at 7am was unbearable. And my view outside of my window was that of cranes and machinery. Not beautiful. The buffet needs to be updated and improved. The steakhouse Butches was delicious as well as breakfast at Portifinos. They need more entertainment and activities. The beach was beautiful. I really enjoyed the offsite sunset cruise offered by Sandals. Overall the experience was ok, I was most disappointed by being treated like a second class citizen and the construction noise.
We just had our honeymoon here and it was just like a little dream world. Everything was nice and clean. Food was an excellent standard every singe day in all the restaurants. The sushi one was my favourite. Actually, they were all my favourite. I can't stress enough how excellent the food was. I was surprised that an all inclusive could have such amazing food. The cocktails were amazing too. I enjoyed the swim up bar a lot. There were plenty of sunbeds both by the pool and on the beach. The beach was just paradise. Sea water nice and warm. We had a foot massage on the beach every day at 5pm from the foot and head massage lady called Maria who walks up and down the beach. This was the best part of the holiday. Best foot massage I've ever had. £15 for 20 mins. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from but the Japanese was all booked up. Staff were so pleasant and attentive. Room was cleaned every day to a high standard. The only thing is there was no entertainment on Saturday night after 10pm. The only option was to go to the merry monkey pub which had no music playing and was very quiet. Bed was very comfortable but could have had some softer pillows. If you go here you've got to try the mudslide and the BBC cocktails from the swim up bar . They're just amazing. I loved this place. It was everything we wanted and more. I would definitely visit a sandals resort again.
I will admit my stay at sandals did not start off the best. But management heard my concerns and addressed every one of them right away. My stay was great the resort was great the staff friendly. Most importantly upper management, Barbara was on site checking in with guest daily! The food was to dye for! I would say make reservations for Butchs when you arrive and if your there long enough make the reservations for 2 different nights go twice! In all my sandals experience was great and I look forward to trying another sandals resort soon.
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
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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