Sandals Royal Barbados 

An all-suite, Luxury Included® retreat on Barbados’ south coast

This couples-only resort has a chic design, excellent dining and superb swimming pools.

Head down to south-coast Maxwell Beach and you’ll find the younger sister to neighbouring Sandals Barbados. It follows the same Luxury Included® concept, with exceptional service and an incredible range of facilities and watersports, but also has some particularly impressive features. The sleek, white-washed design is punctuated with Mediterranean-style terracotta roofs and thatched rondoval cottages, and 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 Lane Bar and unwind in the rooftop pool as the sun sets over Oistins Bay.

Why we love Sandals Royal Barbados

  • There’s an impressive range of included activities, from bowling to kayaking, hobie cat sailing to glass bottom boat trips, plus daily live entertainment.

  • It’s great for diving; guests with PADI or SSI certification get two free dives per day, and there are courses available for beginners through to advanced.

  • There’s a huge choice on the culinary front, with 9 restaurants and 6 bars on site, and guests can also eat at Sandals Barbados next door for no extra cost (offering a further 11 restaurants).

  • As with all Sandals resorts, unlimited premium liquors and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines are included, as well as stocked bars in every room.

Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
On Maxwell Beach on Barbados’s south coast, overlooking Oisitins Bay
Approx. 15 minutes from Barbados airport
Beach, All Inclusive, Adults Only, Honeymoon, Sustainability

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

With nine restaurants and six bars, there’s an excellent choice on the food front here, and you'll have access to a further 11 dining venues at Sandals Barbados next door under the brand’s ‘Stay at One, Play at All’ programme. Visit Chi Asian Fusion to experience the flavours of China, Japan, Thailand and beyond in one, and don’t miss the resort’s two wellness-focused eateries for a mind-and-body pick-me-up.

American Tavern
From New England Clam Chowder to Maryland Crab Cakes, this US-inspired tavern brings regional comfort foods from across the country together into one tantalising menu.

Chi
Tuck into the likes of Boxed Yellow Tail, Firecracker Shrimp and Kung Pao Chicken in elaborate surroundings at this delightful Asian-Fusion restaurant.

La Parisienne
Dine al fresco on French classics at this chic spot, serving the likes of soupe à l’oignon, cordon bleu and mille feuilles against a backdrop of sparkling sea.

Butch's Steak & Seafood
Enjoy superb steaks and seafood accompanied by indulgent sides and sauces at this decadent steakhouse.

Neptunes
From Greek ceviche to grilled mahi mahi, this outdoor Mediterranean-themed spot specialises in fresh seafood dishes with a side of idyllic ocean view.

Jerk Shack
From jerk chicken to roast breadfruit, Jamaican favourites are the order of the day at this casual outdoor eatery.

The Greenhouse
Serving farm-to-table dishes using local produce, this contemporary-design spot serves a variety of healthy dishes, from sustainable steam-roasted snapper to plant-based coconut curry.

Heart & Sol
Pick up a sandwich or salad at this New York-style deli, focused on the clean-eating concept with locally-sourced, farm-to-table fruit and vegetables at the heart.

Sweet n' Salty's Gourmet Donuts & Coffee
Decadent doughnuts – from s’mores to white chocolate maple bacon – are the name of the game at this indulgent grab-and-go shop.

For its farm-to-table cuisine and chic, modern setting, we love The Greenhouse.

What's included

Luxury Included® All Inclusive: • All meals, snacks and unlimited premium brand drinks including a selection of Twin Oaks wines by Robert Mondavi® • Red Lane® Fitness centre • Non-motorised watersports including kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling and paddleboarding • Daily scuba diving for PADI certified divers • Nightly entertainment

Enjoy a treatment* at the resort’s Red Lane Spa, offering massages, facials and rituals using essential oils, or burn off the indulgence at the state-of-the-art fitness centre – wellness is a priority here.

Get active with a game of beach volleyball, bocce ball or cricket, or hit some skittles at the bowling alley. If you’re wanting to get out and about, book an Island Routes excursion to explore Barbados’ hidden delights – from snorkelling with turtles in Carlisle Bay to e-biking around the island.

As with all Sandals resorts, guests here get two free scuba dives per day if they’re certified; those that aren’t can take an introductory programme or full PADI course for an extra charge to discover the reefs, caves and shipwrecks that scatter the surrounding waters. A full range of watersports is included, from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to snorkelling and Hobie Cat sailing, with free glass bottom boat trips thrown in too.

All Sandals resorts participate in the EarthCheck program, committed to protecting the environment (nine of the properties have been awarded Master Certification). In partnership with international NGO Oceanic Global, the company has eliminated single-use plastics in front and back of house operations across its resorts and has been awarded Blue Standard in recognition. Resorts work with local suppliers to reduce carbon footprint; an average of 56% of produce needs across the resorts are bought from local farmers, and 59% of the seafood served is sourced locally.

Minimum stay 2 nights.

Couples over 18 only.

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