Sandals Resorts has altered its plans for an expansion of Sandals Barbados to plans to open a second property on the Caribbean island, Sandals Royal Barbados.
The all-suite resort is now available to book for stays beginning Dec. 20.
According to Sandals Resorts chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the new, stand-alone resort was originally conceived as an expansion of the nearby Sandals Barbados.
However, said Stewart, “After reviewing the scope of the project, we felt that expanding may compromise intimacy, essential to a romantic setting, and possibly service standards, so we established a management team dedicated exclusively to Sandals Royal Barbados and designed the new resort to complement Sandals Barbados, where in Sandals’ style – guests may ‘stay at one, but play at two.’”
Sandals Royal Barbados will offer 222 rooms, which will all be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondovals, Millionaire Butler Suites and Skypool Suites which include private Rolls Royce transfers to and from the airport along with an extensive Crystal Lagoon pool complex with Swim-Up Suites.
Amenities will include a full-service 13,000-sq.-ft. Red Lane Spa, four bars and five of the brand’s signature dining options, including American, French, Chinese-Japanese Fusion, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisines.
The resort will also debut a 6,000 sq. ft. conference facility.