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We arrived on 7/19/17 for our anniversary, and stayed for 6 days. Our first time staying at a Sandals property. First, we were a bit disappointed to check in and find out the hotel is under construction right next to our balcony. No one told us that or mentioned it at check in, but we didnt let that stop us. We were still ready to have a good time. Next, after unpacking, we immediately went to the concierge desk to reserve Butch's for our anniversary (the following day) only to be told that they would be full until Saturday - 4 days later.This was dissapointing to hear because I emailed Sandals, chatted with a representative, and called a week before our arrival trying to make sure I did everything I could to make our day special. Everyone told me I couldnt make the reservation until I got there but then wouldnt take the reservation once we arrived. After a few calls to the mgr, they said they would SQUEEZE us in. We went that next day to an almost empty restaurant. The waiter expained the restaurant isnt "full" until 7:30 - our reseervation was at 6:00!! Anyway, we still wanted to enjoy our vacation, so we moved past that also. We initially picked Sandals because they included snorkeling and my husband loves to snorkel so that was the deciding factor as we planned to snorkel everyday. When we made our first trip to the water sports desk upon our arrival, they told us that snorkeling was cancelled due to the bridge workers being on strike, but to check back every day. Ok, we accepted that because it was out of their control. Well, snorkeling ended up being cancelled every single day except for Friday and when we tried to book that one, they told us they were full!!! We spoke with the mgr Damon and he ended up SQUEEZING us in again. It was very frustrating that we only got to snorkel once when that was the main reason we picked Sandals. Finally, wait times. Anytime we sat down to eat outside of the buffett (where you had to place an order), we had to wait close to an hour for our food to arrive. At first we thought, it was because we came to Schwooners when they frist opened, but we came back there 2 more times at various times, and also at Butch's the same thing happened. I guess its ok because we didnt really have any place to be and were relaxing but still kind of frustrating. We were patient and understanding with Sandals because we really wanted to enjoy our vacation. So if you can pack patience, this will be a great place to stay. The staff was friendly and helpful for the most part. We spoke to another couple who assured us that Sandals Barbados is not the best Sandals so dont be discouraged -but they were frustrated with the wait times as well. They recommened a few other locations that we would love to try in the future.
My fiancé and I have visited a number of Sandals resorts and this was the worst my far. To start our engagement was not even recognized (where I have had champagne, strawberries, a cake, and the room decorated for a birthday at other Sandals resorts). We were also lied to by a Sandals employee only to find out once we got home we were given false information. Second, we were very disappointed to find that the beach was not private meaning people selling drugs, aloe, jewelry, etc. They were also asking for us to get them pizza, drinks from the bar, and the smoothies from the room refrigerator. Third, they were working on the Sandals resort next door all day so all you heard was sawing and banging. I wish we were told there would be construction upon booking. Laying on the beach was not quiet and peaceful. To add to that and the lack of private beach there were children from the family resort next door on the sand and in the water in front of the Sandals resort. If you plan to visit a Sandals resort I would not pick this location!!!
Where to begin??I guess the beginning would make sense ☺. From the moment we arrived, during our stay, to our departure, it has been a wonderful experience in Barbados.We chose to stayed at Sandals Barbados since we heard great reviews about the resort. The people and staff are so friendly and accommodating. It did not dissapoint. Our accomodatin service of choice was Butler Elite because this was a special occasions. My fiance and I were getting married and plan to also Honeymoon on the island.💍💍Our shuttle experience from the airport to the resort was hassel free. 🚎About twenty minutes drive from the airport to the resort. When we arrived, we were welcomed by one of the our butler, Curtis.Thoughtout the stay we were waited had and foot by our three butlers. Yes, you heard correct. Three butlers!. Sincere love and appreciation to our butlers Shawn, Curtis and Utima. You are amazing! You made our stay so much more special.Always smiling and ready to cater to our needs. I highly recommend that you request this team if you are planning to vacation at Sandals Barbados and interested in having the butler package. It's service at it's best.Well, let's not forget my Wedding Planner Extraordinaire. Santez McGearyWhat a wonderful lady. Always smiling. Very pleasent. Full of life. What a blessing to have had you oversee our 'special day'.Overall, the staff at Sandals Barbados are amazing.We stay in a beautiful suite and my husband's favourite past time (after me of course☺) was the time he spent in the tub on the balcony.Food was great and lots to choose from. We spent our final night at Kimonos. We met four our couples.What a fun evening!What an enjoyable occasion.So get up. Go book your next vacation at Sandals Barbados.Missing it already😕But enjoying the memories that is sure to last a lifetime.Thoughtout the stay we were waited had and foot by our three butlers. Yes, you heard correct. Three butlers!. Sincere love and appreciation to our butlers Shawn, Curtis and Utima. You are amazing! You made our stay so much more special.Always smiling and ready to cater to our needs. I highly recommend that you request this team if you are planning to vacation at Sandals Barbados and interested in having the butler package. It's service at it's best.Well, let's not forget my Wedding Planner Extraordinaire. Santez McGearyWhat a wonderful lady. Always smiling. Very pleasent. Full of life. What a blessing to have had you oversee our 'special day'.Overall, the staff at Sandals Barbados are amazing.We stay in a beautiful suite and my husband's favourite past time (after me of course☺) was the time he spent in the tub on the balcony.Food was great and lots to choose from. We spent our final night at Kimonos. We met four our couples.What a fun evening!What an enjoyable occasion.So get up. Go book your next vacation at Sandals Barbados.Missing it already😕But enjoying the memories that is sure to last a lifetime.
'Phenomenal' as Tony the chef at the bay view restaurant would say each morning when asked how he was pretty much sums up our holiday.Don't pay any attention to the negative reviews, If you are out to find minor problems & enjoy being negative then you will find them anywhere you travel - The only improvement we could think of was bendy straws so you could take a drink without having to lift your head from your lounger or floaty!The resort was amazing & staff were helpful & friendly. Not only that but Barbados is a great island to get out & explore & all the locals we met were friendly & happy to see us.Would like to mention the following people at the resortRodney & Marlon at the piazza bar who made it the best place in the evening to have a drink & meet new peopleHidie & Kimberli who kept our drinks topped up at the poolSantez who arranged the surprise retie the knot ceremony & was as thrilled about it as we were!Tristan the butler who provided us with efficient service for our balcony champagne & cake & snacks for the RTKRohan who kept us entertained throughout the holiday & provided us with additional assistance for out day drip to BathshebaIf you are even thinking about Sandals Barbados for a holiday then go ahead & book it!
We celebrated our 10th anniversary at Sandals Barbados from July 18-23, 2017. Previously we have visited Sandals Inn in Montego Bay for our honeymoon and 5th anniversary, so we already love the Sandals brand. The resort and the staff were top notch as we have come to expect. Construction for the Royal Barbados that will open in December 2017 was underway while we were there, but we couldn't hear anything in our room (we were on the third floor of Hawksbill House in the Crystal Lagoon Village). There was noise by the pool and on the beach, but it wasn't any louder than the blender at the pool bar. I can understand why some people may have resented the noise, but it honestly didn't phase us (maybe because we have 3 little boys at home lol). The beach area is different than Montego Bay because it isn't private. We were approached when we first set up on the beach by 4 different peddlers, but after firmly/kindly saying we weren't interested they moved along and didn't bother us again. We spent most of our days in loungers around the main pool and at the swim up bar. We enjoyed trivia in the pool (even won a bottle of rum) and playing pool volleyball. The restaurants were all wonderful and we definitely enjoyed the variety. Tip: Make sure to get your reservations for Butch's and Kimono's when you first arrive as they can book quickly. Also, make sure to ask for and try the signature cocktails at each of the restaurants. The main entertainment in the evening wasn't as amazing as the other Sandals, but it was still good. We did get a little tired of hearing the (very talented) staff sing Whitney Houston songs though. We were treated at the returning guest dinner with a performance by Virgo and we were very impressed with them. Also, Dale at the Piano Bar was superb! He is entertaining and amazingly talented both singing and on the keys. The gardens are gorgeous and every nook and cranny of the resort is a treasure. Ultimately, the staff is what makes this resort so wonderful. The General Manager, Ferry, is very hands-on and you see him around the resort. I think the great customer service starts at the top and works down. A few call outs to our favorite staff members: Akeem: He is one of the best bartenders I've ever seen. He has an amazing memory while taking and making multiple orders at the pool bar, he can still carry a conversation and make you feel welcome and special. Be sure to ask for one of his signature cocktails: The Green Jason. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know Akeem over our stay. Denis: Provided amazing conversation and drinks while hanging out at the piano bar. Kelly: She made us feel immediately welcomed when arriving and while touring our room. She is absolutely adorable and the perfect person for your front desk staff. Sharon: We were able to share a table with her at the returning guest dinner and absolutely hit it off. One of my new favorite songs now is Sugar Boy after we danced along to it. We would definitely consider returning to Sandals Barbados especially when the resort expands with all the awesome features that Royal Barbados will provide.
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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