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Sandals Barbados Reviewed for 2024


Sandals Barbados is one of the newest additions to the Sandals brand and is a boutique styled resort with exceptional amenities. Having gone through a $65 million transformation in 2014, the extensive updates brought about multiple new restaurants along with a total renovation of the property's 280 rooms. Accommodations now include a balcony or patio (many of which with a soaking tub), mahogany furniture and free Wi-Fi. When you're not in room, the beach is just steps away and has plenty of lounges for you to relax in. Sandals Barbados offers a variety of water sports, including snorkeling, kayaking and sailing along with three unique freshwater pools so after you work up an appetite, take your pick of eleven restaurants and seven bars. Uniquely positioned on ten lush acres of Dover Beach along Barbados' southern coast, the resort has a prime proximity to the St. Lawrence Gap which is where you can find nightlife, shops and restaurants. One of the newest additions is its inclusion with Sandals Royal Barbados. Located next door to Sandals Barbados this brand new resort offers you 2 beaches, 5 pools 17 restaurants and 12 bars. The fun you’ll have here is endless!


Why is Sandals Barbados our #7 pick for Best Sandals Resort?

  • The staff are very friendly and have a real sense of pride for their country. They’ll welcome you with open arms. In fact, upon arrival you’ll be greeted by a song sung by the amazing staff.

  • We love the food options. Especially Butches Chop House and Bombay (Indian).

  • The pools are inviting and each one provides a unique feel/vibe to it.

  • This is a smaller resort and we love that. It gives you a boutique feeling while offering plenty of dining options.

  • The rooms are well appointed and feature modern amenities.

  • There are a lot of trees on the beach so if you’re looking for full sun, you’ll find that mostly around the pool and select locations on the beach.

  • The Club Level lounge is excellent and if you’re a book reader you can borrow and/or leave a book behind for fellow guests to enjoy.

  • The area surrounding Sandals Barbados is safe and very walkable. We recommend taking a walk off the resort to enjoy all that St. Lawrence Gap has to offer.

  • The gardens are beautiful and the resort grounds are impeccable.

  • Diving in Barbados is exceptional. You’ll see everything from ship wrecks to large turtles.

  • You have full exchange privileges between Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados.


Additional considerations and tips for visiting Sandals Barbados:


  • How long does it take to get to Sandals Barbados? The travel time is approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

  • The beach beautiful but is not as expansive as other Sandals resorts in the Caribbean.

  • You’ll find friendly cats greeting you at the café and in some of the outdoor restaurants.

  • The nightlife is vibrant around the resort so there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

  • If you’re looking for a relaxing, beautiful island with real island vibe this may be the place for you. Contact us today for more information and let us put our expertise to work by planning your personalized vacation to paradise! 

  • Want to know what our #8 pick is for the BEST Sandals Resort? Click here to find out!  #8 Best Sandals Resort

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