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24 Mar


Where to stay in Barbados

March 24, 2017 | By |

Barbados offers accommodations for all tastes, from family-friendly hotels to fun all-inclusive resorts to secluded luxury retreats. Check out our top 3 hotel recommendations.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
A perfect choice for families, Accra Beach Hotel & Spa features an adults-only pool and kids’ pool, an ideal beachfront location and the only Polynesian restaurant on the island. With a mile-long boardwalk and a relaxing spa, guests of all ages will find what they are looking for and much more.

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
This luxurious retreat on the island’s west coast offers gourmet dining, motorized and non-motorized water sports and spacious, comfortable accommodations. A great spot for guests looking to disconnect and reconnect with the incredible natural environment of Barbados.

Sandals Barbados
This all-new Luxury Included® adults-only resort is only 15 minutes from the airport and is situated in the lively St. Lawrence Gap area, with great shopping and nightlife. The resort offers three unique villages, gourmet cuisine and an excellent beach and zero-entry pool. It’s the perfect spot for romance, fun and relaxation.

18 Dec


Room for Luxury

December 18, 2015 | By |

Nowhere else will you find rooms created with so much love and attention to detail. Nothing is overlooked and everything is devoted to making your vacation the best it can be. For something truly extraordinary, choose a Love Nest Suite™, which delivers the utmost in privacy and elegance with luxurious features, 24-hour room service and butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers.

Caribbean Village Honeymoon Premium
Located on the first and second floor of the Caribbean Village, these stylish rooms offer absolute comfort, intimacy and relaxation. The inviting bedroom features a four-poster king-size bed.

Ocean Village Beachfront Club Level Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub
Located in the exclusive Royal House, these opulent suites boast a spacious bedroom with sitting area, private balcony, soaking tub and attentive service of the Club Sandals Concierge team.

Ocean Village Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub™
(Love Nest Suite)

Located on the east and west-end of the exclusive Royal House, these incredibly luxurious suites boast an oversized bedroom with separate living room, ocean views and indulging personal butler service.

Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up One Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub (Love Nest Suite)
These ultra-spacious suites boast a separate bedroom, expansive living room, patio with access to the resort’s stunning Crystal Lagoon and exclusive butler service. The private bedroom features elegant mahogany furnishings and a four-poster king-size bed.

18 Dec


Barbados Comes Alive

December 18, 2015 | By |

Sandals Resorts celebrates the unparalleled natural beauty and the engaging local culture of Barbados and delivers a vacation beyond expectations. Discover fun activities that are perfect for two people in love.

Sun, Sand, and Snorkelling Cruise Island Routes Caribbean Adventures
This is a day for island lovers. Cruise along the spectacular coast to a tranquil bay for snorkelling with sea turtles and colourful marine life on a shipwreck. Continue on to a secluded beach for sun, sand and a delicious buffet lunch.

Red Lane® Spa
The Red Lane® Spa at Sandals Barbados was voted Barbados’ Best Hotel Spa at the 2015 World Spa Awards. Be sure to indulge in its most popular treatment: Scrub A Dub Dub – Two in a Tub, which includes a sugar scrub, a private soaking tub for two, and a Chinese Jasmine massage.

Water Sports
Sandals Barbados offers you more water sports and activities than any other resort on the island. Enjoy unlimited scuba diving for certified divers, bodyboarding (available exclusively at Sandals Barbados) and a whole range of other activities, like paddleboarding and kayaking.

Gourmet Discovery Dining
Vacations should be all about experiences, especially for people who love good food. At Sandals Barbados, you can experience 11 specialty restaurants including Sandals’ first ever Indian restaurant, Bombay Club, Butch’s Chophouse and The Merry Monkey, an authentic British Gastropub.

18 Dec


Sarah Designs

December 18, 2015 | By |

Sarah Hartman is a Senior Designer at HPI Design. She was instrumental in creating the unique flare and flawless appeal of Sandals Barbados. She shares her inspiration and vision of the perfect island resort.

What was the guiding principle behind your design?
I wanted to create a clean, luxurious hotel with international appeal. We have 13 fire and water features, the longest swimming pool in the Caribbean, and a Riviera Italian pool with cabanas.

What about Barbados most inspired you?
The sea. The sea in Barbados is really beautiful. I incorporated its movement and colours throughout the resort.

How did you interpret the relationship between interior and exterior?
I really don’t ever want to create a border between interior and exterior. I like the view and design to be seamless, a complete integration of colour and atmosphere. I also like to mix things up and put a bathtub on the patio, to create a place to remember.

How about between public and private spaces?
We create intimate areas, shaded and private, throughout, by using low walls, and water and fire features. Public areas on the resort are very serene with low levels of light, water, and colour saturation.

What aspects of this project really got you excited?
I loved designing the lobby. It’s a contemporary space with a large water feature, custom-made fire features, a beautiful bar with shell pendants, warm coral stone, and custom-designed furniture.

Do you have a favourite feature?
I created a large niche with old-world statuary as part of the Italian pool deck and Portofino restaurant. It is so beautiful at night. It was just a wall of a building and now it has come to life.

What do you want guests to take away from their vacation?
We want our guests to leave refreshed, relaxed, and in love — to have memories of beautiful surroundings completely different from everyday life.

18 Dec


Sandals Barbados

December 18, 2015 | By |

Welcome to Sandals® Barbados, and welcome to a Luxury Included® Vacation full of authentic Caribbean charm that offers more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet.

Barbados is home to a lively culture that combines the best of British sophistication and island soul; it’s high tea with all the trimmings, or a casual rum punch on the beach. Sandals Barbados embraces this spirit while delivering the very best in luxury accommodations, endless activities, top-of-the-line water sports, and Gourmet Discovery Dining to delight every palate — plus, it’s all included, all unlimited, all the time.

The island awaits.

23 Feb


4 decadent rooms and suites at Sandals Barbados

February 23, 2015 | By |

Caribbean Village Honeymoon Premium Room

Located in the Caribbean Village, this stylish room offers absolute comfort, intimacy and relaxation. The inviting bedroom features a four-poster king-size bed, along with mahogany furniture and a flat-screen television. Enjoy a private balcony or patio that leads to the resort’s beautifully landscaped gardens.

Crystal Lagoon Swim-up One Bedroom Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub

This oversized suite boasts an elegant bedroom, separate expansive living room, en-suite bathroom featuring a circular tub and double vanities, private patio with Tranquility Soaking Tub and zero-entry access to the stunning Crystal Lagoon, as well as exclusive Butler Elite service.

Ocean Village Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub

An incredibly luxurious suite with an oversized bedroom, separate living room, en-suite bathroom with a claw-footed tub and dual control walk-in shower, Sandals’ personal Butler Elite service, and private balcony with an outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub.

Ocean Village Beachfront Club Level Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub

Located in the exclusive Ocean Village, this opulent oceanfront suite boasts a spacious bedroom with sitting area, a foyer, a private balcony featuring a Tranquility Soaking Tub offering panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, and the attentive service of Club Sandals Concierges.

23 Feb


Must experience in Barbados

February 23, 2015 | By |

Island Routes

Natural Cave & Flower Forest Tour

Enjoy a scenic drive to one of Barbados’ most famed attractions, Harrison’s Cave, the island’s only drive-in cave! Next, enjoy the tranquility of a lush tropical garden where flowers, plants, birds and even monkeys fill 50-acres of Bajan paradise.

Island Routes

Bridgetown Shopping and Historic Walking Tour

Explore the city of Bridgetown on foot! Your tour will take you past the Parliament Building, Queens Park, Heroes Square and Lord Nelson’s statue. After that, it’ll be time to hit the shops! You’ll find everything from handmade crafts to high-end apparel.

Unlimited Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

Did you know only Sandals includes unlimited scuba diving for certified divers? Explore the most exciting dive sites with top-of-the-line equipment, PADI-certified instructors, expert captains, and a fleet of state-of-the-art, custom 49′ Newton dive boats.

Yoga & Yoga Pavilion

Transform body and mind at the dedicated yoga pavilion, a tranquil haven in a beautiful tropical setting. Daily classes for all levels and all equipment are included in your Sandals Luxury Included® vacation.

23 Feb


Gourmet Discovery Dining at Sandals Barbados

February 23, 2015 | By |

The 11 gourmet restaurants at the new Sandals Barbados offer everything from the freshest sushi to the juiciest steaks. Corporate Chef Josef Jungwirth takes us on a tour that lets our taste buds travel the world.

Why is Gourmet Discovery Dining so important to the Sandals Luxury Included® experience?

Gourmet Discovery Dining is all about giving our guests more variety, authenticity, quality and value than any other all-inclusive resort. Who else offers the highest quality Black Angus and Wagyu steaks without a surcharge, and serves Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in every restaurant?

This new resort is home to Sandals’ first ever Indian restaurant, Bombay Club. How did this come about?

We’re constantly looking for new concepts to offer our discerning guests. Indian was a natural choice for the island of Barbados.

How did you stay true to Bajan culture and cuisine?

We’ve incorporated local ingredients and Bajan specialties throughout the resort. At Schooners restaurant, for example, the seafood is full of Bajan inspiration, and Bajan specialties are the stars at our weekly beach parties.

Why did Sandals Resorts choose to partner with the Robert Mondavi winery?

We partnered with the Robert Mondavi winery because Mondavi is a long-established brand and their name is synonymous with quality. We serve six different varietals of Twin Oaks wines—three white and three red—so there’s a perfect pairing for every dish.

What cut do you recommend at Butch’s Chophouse, the New York-style steakhouse?

That would have to be our signature steak, the Angus NY Strip Steak, which is selected from a top-quality Midwestern US grain-fed Black Angus steer.

Of all the choices, do you have a favourite dish at the resort?

The butter chicken at Bombay Club. It’s the signature dish and has the perfect blend of flavours without being too spicy.

One decadent dessert we absolutely must try.

The Oreo Crusted Marshmallow Cheesecake with tropical fruit relish and nutmeg ice cream at Butch’s Chophouse. Amazing.

23 Feb


Live life unlimited at Sandals Barbados

February 23, 2015 | By |

Welcome to Sandals Barbados, a new way to experience the beach hideaways, glamorous evenings and international dining of Barbados. This island was one of Air Canada Vacations’ first destinations and now, 30 years on, we fly here every day from Toronto and three times a week from Montreal, and we couldn’t be happier to introduce this latest Luxury Included® Sandals Resort.

The brand-new Sandals Barbados offers you 11 international gourmet restaurants, unforgettable rooms and suites, many with private Tranquility Soaking Tubs on patios or balconies, and more quality inclusions than any other resorts on the planet. A vacation here is more than an all-inclusive. Here, everything is all included, and it’s all unlimited, all the time.

For first-time visitors or long-time friends, enjoy a new way to live Barbados.