Sandals Royal Barbados
Head down to south-coast Maxwell Beach and you’ll find this recent addition to Sandals’ portfolio, the younger sister to neighbouring Sandals Barbados. It follows the same Luxury Included® concept with great service and an incredible range of facilities and watersports, but also has some particularly neat features. The sleek white-washed design is punctuated with an eclectic mix of Mediterranean-style terracotta roofs and thatched rondoval cottages; there’s a glass-fronted infinity pool which cascades down towards the beach, framed by futuristic pyramid-shaped cabanas. Take a break from sunbathing at Sandals’ first four-lane bowling alley, grab a drink from the adjacent Lover’s Lanes Craft Beer Bar and unwind in the rooftop pool as the sun sets over Oistins Bay.
As well as the usual array of outstanding dining, we love the pair of new restaurants here. Visit Chi Asian Fusion to experience the flavours of China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam all in one menu; discover the lesser-known delights of US food at American Tavern, from New England Clam Chowder to Maryland Crab Cakes. Be sure to try Sandals’ debut gourmet doughnut shop and Jerk Shack, too. As part of the brand’s exclusive 'Stay at One, Play at All' exchange programme, you'll also have access to the amenities, bars and restaurants next door at Sandals Barbados.
Rooms are light, splashed with seaside colour and spread across three areas – Royal Seaside Village opens out onto Maxwell Beach’s white sands, the Rondoval Suites are in the middle of the resort and South Seas Village sits at the other end. Go all out and choose one of the beachfront rooms – the Beachfront One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub has a private cantilevered infinity-edge skypool, and the Honeymoon Suite is literally steps from the sand.