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We have just returned from a wonderful 10 days at “Sandals Barbados” 10th -20th April 2017 our three outstanding Butlers were Rashida (the song bird) Sharlene (mad as a box of tiny frogs)(Engish saying) and Bryan (coolest dude in shades and white gloves ever) Our room was in The Royal House 1524 furthest away from all the construction not that it bothered us even by the pool or the beach!! The room was lovely and huge. It was the Butlers that made our stay so special they went over and above our expectations, well worth the extra I don’t want to detail what they did as wouldn’t want to spoil all their surprises for new guests reading this. Food, entertainment and tours all top notch so we can’t wait to return to “Our new home” in Barbados next year to see them all again. Also must not forget to mention super barman Shakir in the Lobby bar (piano bar) keeps the Jack Daniels flowing nicely and his side kick Stephen (even if he is a Crystal Palace fan)
We have just returned from a one week stay at Sandals Barbados. We were there to get married and I must say that this was a perfect vacation. The resort is only a short 15 minute drive from the airport. Shuttle was clean and driver very professional. We were treated like royalty when we arrived. Check in was very quick and a arrival cocktail was very refreshing. Our luggage was taken to our room and we were pleasantly surprised with how nice our room was when we finally made our way there. King size four poster bed which was quite comfortable. In room fridge with soft drinks and water. Cable TV with lots of channel choices. The food there was amazing to say the least. Lots of options for dining. The only place we needed reservations was at Butch's which is a chop house with perfect steaks. We ate at all but one on the restaurants which was our own doing. Lots of top shelf liquors at all the bars. The staff are amazing they are truly proud of their island and also for working for such a great company. Many of the staff we spoke to were very passionate about their job and making people feeling relaxed and enjoying the resort.We went to the resort to get married and planned a beach wedding. Deidre who was our wedding planner was simply amazing. She looked after everything. Shout out to her as well as Patricia. There are so many people that made our stay so special. Kimberli at the swim up and beach bar. We will never forget your smiles and conversations. Paul at Snapshots who took our wedding photos. You worked magic my friend. Big Paul who provided white glove service to not only us but the other 5 couples who were married on the same day.Akeem and Nicholas at the Calypso bar and Alex from Snapshots and also Shernelle who was a ball of fire. I actually spoke to the Resort Manager Patrick and told him how impressed we were with the staff. All the restaurants we ate at were amazing. Top notch all the way from service to the food and presentation. The grounds were immaculate. They work very hard to keep the resort pristine and it really shows. This was the cleanest and best kept resort we have ever been to. This was our first trip to Sandals and certainly will not be the last. Yes there is construction going on next door for the new Sandals Grand Barbados and it did not bother us at all. Our room was centrally located which made it easy to get to all the services and restaurants. The beach is amazing with powdery sand. The resort has half moon cabanas on the beach which provides shade if you need it. Lots of lounge chairs and the resort was full and there were loungers to spare.Would we return to Sandals Barbados? Yes without a doubt. We were very happy with our choice of resorts. To those considering going, you will not disappointed.
CONSTRUCTION: The East side of the Resort is under constant construction and is suppose to continue till December. The sounds of construction (sawing/hammering) are noticeable and the smell of fresh cut wood could be detected. The worst bldg. is the Bridgetown House. If this bothers you, wait till next year to visit. We still enjoyed the facilities and the staff are super helpful. We'll be back next year to enjoy the Royal Barbados side.Rooms: The swim-up suites are FANTASTIC!! Normally we try to get an ocean front/view room. Booked the swim-up suite for the first time and REALLY enjoyed it. We had breakfast on our patio and then were able to relax in our secluded area. Nice and peaceful and didn't have to hunt for a pool/beach chair. After an all day trip, our maid filled our tranquility tub with warm water, bubble bath, flowers & chilled wine - THANKS LICER we really appreciated that!! The Hawksbill House (bldg. 5) was perfect (facing South). Sun until early afternoon then partial shade. Bajan House (bldg. 4 - facing West) had full sun in the afternoon and Walcott (facing East - bldg. 6) had more shade in the afternoon. Activities: Make sure you take advantage of the free snorkeling and glass bottom boat rides. You'll usually see sea turtles and other fish and 2 to 5 shipwrecks. You can buy a waterproof case/bag for your phone at the sign-up desk or the gift shop. I have great videos/pics of the turtles & ship wrecks using these bags. A shuttle takes you into downtown Bridgetown where the boats are located. Just go for the ride if you don't want to snorkel. Also, if you are entitled to the sunset dinner/snorkeling cruise, make sure you take it. The cruise was outstanding!!Schooners Restaurant: This was the only disappointment. The surf (steak) & turf (scallops) were terrible. The steak was tough and no flavor and the scallops were undercooked and not edible. Others stated the same complaint. The scallops appetizer at Merry Monkey were MUCH better. Nice location on the beach, if there is a wedding reception, you can enjoy their music while dining.
We spent 10 days at Sandals Barbados in March/April this year to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We read some negative reviews before we went and weren't sure what to expect. But I can honestly say our holiday was just fabulous from start to finish.We were in a club level room overlooking the beach, there is construction adjacent to the resort but it didn't bother us at all. Everything, from the standard and cleanliness of accommodation, quality and choice of restaurants, entertainment, friendliness and helpfulness of staff was all we could have wished for and more. Thank you to all at Sandals Barbads for making our anniversary trip extra special. A special mention to Marlon and Karissa, thanks for the excellent service and your friendliness guys.
This was our 7th stay at a Sandals property and we had another wonderful vacation. We were worried about the construction before arriving but it truly was not an issue for us. We stayed in the King James Section which is close to the construction, but we were not bothered by construction noise while in our room. You do hear it from the beach and it can get quite loud but not enough to ruin a beautiful day at the beach. The colors of the water are beautiful, the sand is so soft and the waves are lots of fun! All of the restaurants were great and the staff were wonderful. Tanisha Q and Damien at the bar were both so kind and efficient. We thought the area near the main pool could get quite congested during the afternoon. I'm sure the new pools being built in the new section will help to ease that problem. We did an island tour with a private taxi which was booked at the Island Routes desk. They had booked us at the Caves and we had arranged with them where else we wanted to tour but this was never relayed to the taxi driver. I would recommend if you book a private taxi tour with them to make sure before leaving the resort that you go over the details completely with the taxi driver. Barbados is a beautiful island and I do recommend getting out to tour it.
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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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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