Sandy Lane, Saint James

A long-held history as one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the Caribbean, Sandy Lane is opulent service through and through. A place where your every single need is anticipated – before you’ve even realized it yourself, it’s a pampering experience like no other. From being whisked across the island in the back of a Bentley or Rolls Royce to your martini shaken (or stirred) exactly to your liking without even having to ask – it’s the little touches that make Sandy Lane an obvious choice on any trip to Barbados.


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 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 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 expects to be severely pampered with your very own personal butler, housekeeper and chef on hand to cater to your every whim.


The award-winning spa is quite something to contend with here with almost 50,000sq ft of treatment suites, landscaped gardens and hydrotherapy pool. Though if you prefer something a touch more active, Sandy Lane has an answer for that too with a whopping nine tennis courts, three golf courses and every water sport you could need 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.