A 50-year history as one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the Caribbean, Sandy Lane is opulent service through and through. We were wholly impressed by the meticulously trained staff who have a knack for anticipating your every need and even intuitively greet guests by name. To give you an idea of the level of luxury service provided by Sandy Lane, private airport transfers are automatically arranged and you will be picked up and dropped off by the hotel’s fleet of luxury automobiles which include names like Bentley and Rolls Royce.
Sandy Lane is located on the west coast of Barbados in Saint James, often referred to as the Platinum Coast for the stretch of powdery white sand beach lining the sparkling Caribbean waters, and more informally for the number of affluent residents and tourists that populate the area. On top of the idyllic setting, Saint James is a haven for world-class dining and designer boutiques for the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean.
Marble floors and a large private terrace highlight your 900-sq ft suite. Don’t let the retro décor throw you off though, ultra-modern conveniences are built-in to the room with curtains, lighting and even do-not-disturb signs controlled right from your bedside panel. But, for true opulence, book the the hotel’s five-bedroom villa which is set on a meticulously landscaped private garden that incorporates palm trees and tropical flora and fauna. The villa is perfect for large families and expect to be severely pampered with your very own personal butler, housekeeper and chef on hand to cater to your every whim.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The award-winning 47,000 sq.ft. spa contains 11 treatment suites, each with their own bathroom and its own private landscaped garden or hydrotherapy pool. We love that you can bask in the luxurious facilities of the world-class resort and retire to complete seclusion in your stately room or enjoy one of the resort’s four restaurants, or seven bars.
Activities are abundant at Sandy Lane and a stay at the hotel grants access to the resort’s nine tennis courts, three golf courses and all of the water sports offered on the beautiful beach. Children are encouraged to join in the fun and there is a specially designed Treehouse Club, which is a great place for kids to make friends, have fun and be entertained.