Sandals Royal Barbados Makes A Splash

Sandals Resorts International has opened its newest property – the all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados, its second resort on the island.

Featuring 222 concierge and butler-level suites, including Sandals’ signature Rondoval, Millionaire Butler, Skypool and Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up suite concepts, the new-build also introduces three new restaurants, the brand’s first rooftop infinity pool, gentlemen’s barbershop and a four-lane bowling alley.

“Every new resort we develop stands on the shoulders of what came before. We keep getting better and better and for us, right now – Sandals Royal Barbados is a game changer,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International.

According to Stewart, Sandals Royal Barbados was designed to complement the adjacent Sandals Barbados, with guests staying at either property having the opportunity to enjoy the amenities of both.

Sandals Royal Barbados introduces three new 5-Star Global Gourmet signature restaurants – American Tavern, for casual dining in an industrial, modern setting; Asian-fusion Chi, with design inspired by traditional tea rooms and Butch’s Steak and Seafood, a traditional à la carte steak and seafood house. Along with Caribbean, Mediterranean and French restaurants, Sandals Royal Barbados offers six new restaurants in total, bringing the number of unique dining options available for Sandals Resorts’ guests in Barbados to 17.

The resort also introduces Sandals Resorts’ first rooftop entertainment complex, featuring an infinity pool with chaise lounge seating, live music, food and drink, including La Parisienne for French bistro fare, and the cantilevered cocktail lounge, “Raising the BARbados.

In all, Sandals Royal Barbados will feature five bars including the first beer garden and the Lover’s Lane Bar, featuring a selection of international, local and craft beers.

A separate entertainment pavilion features a four-lane bowling alley, living room and game room. Other amenities include the brand’s first gentlemen’s only barber shop, a full-service Red Lane Spa and private chauffeured Rolls-Royce airport transfers for guests in select top category suites at Sandals Royal Barbados.

Also new to Sandals and debuting here, The Beach House Resort Shop, a new retail brand curated to bring together the elements of the Caribbean featuring sophisticated resort wear, home goods, local craft and provisions.

For meetings, events and special celebrations, Sandals Royal Barbados offers extensive outdoor and indoor space including The Royal Lawn and a 6,000-sq.-ft. conference facility.

Pictured, Sandals Royal Barbados general manager Fernand Zievinger welcomes Shaunagh and Thomas Anderson as the resort’s first guests on Dec. 20.