It doesn’t get more exclusive or luxurious than at the 5-star Sandals Barbados couples-only resort. Set on the pristine white sands of Dover Beach with views out to the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans, it’s the perfect place for a romantic holiday. It’s also well located in the famous St Lawrence Gap area known for its restaurants, lively nightlife and great shopping, and just a short 15-minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport
The hotel offers 280 rooms and suites spread three differently named sections of the hotel – Caribbean Village, Crystal Lagoon and Ocean Village. The most basic choice are the Caribbean Village Deluxe Rooms, which boast beautifully tranquil decor that blends traditional and contemporary styles. They all feature four-poster king beds, mahogany furnishings, flat-screen TV and writing desk, and en-suite bathroom and a balcony or patio overlooking the resort’s beautifully landscaped gardens. Ocean Village consists of super-luxurious suites that benefit from more space, extra amenities and a personal butler service.
There’s an extensive range of activities on offer: choose from volleyball, brocce ball, cricket, board games, pool, table tennis, a workout in the state-of-the-art gym, aerobics and yoga classes, all before a dip in one of three pools and two whirlpools. In terms of evening entertainment, the hotel organises various theme nights, including cocktail parties and salsa nights. If you want to explore the island, don’t miss the famous Oistins fish fry on the south coast, or a visit to the vibrant capital, Bridgetown.
Guests will enjoy a global journey when they dine at Sandals Barbados. To name a few, the Bayside serves an international buffet breakfast and lunch, as well as an a la carte dinner each night, and is the hotel’s main restaurant. The Bombay Club is an Indian restaurant open for a buffet breakfast and dinner; Butch’s Chophouse might sound aggressive, but it’s actually an upscale New York steakhouse serving delicious grills; for French patisserie treats, crepes and speciality coffees head to Cafe de Paris; Dino’s Pizzeria needs no explanation; if you enjoy British gastro food, the Drunken Monkey is open every evening until 2.30am; Kimonos serves delicious Japanese Teppanyaki; Soy is the place for sushi; Portofino offers a gourmet Italian menu; while finally Schooners is the one and only Caribbean restaurant.
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