Welcoming smiles from the staff at the grand opening of the brand new Sandals Royal Barbados
Welcoming smiles from the staff at the grand opening of the brand new Sandals Royal Barbados

“We keep getting better and better”: Sandals Royal Barbados makes its debut

ST. LAWRENCE GAP, Barbados — The all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados has opened next to sister property Sandals Barbados with 222 concierge and butler-level suites, including Sandals’ signature Rondoval, Millionaire Butler, Skypool and Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up suites.

The all-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.

Sandals Royal Barbados' General Manager Fernand Zievinger welcomes Shaunagh and Thomas Anderson as the resort¹s first guests on Dec. 20, 2017

Sandals Royal Barbados’ General Manager Fernand Zievinger welcomes Shaunagh and Thomas Anderson as the resort¹s first guests on Dec. 20, 2017

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

The resort features 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 with 360-degree ocean views, an infinity edge pool with chaise lounge seating and live music.

The rooftop venue also includes dining at La Parisienne for French bistro fare and the cantilevered cocktail lounge ‘Raising the BARbados’, the expansive space Stewart says “was designed to delight.”

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

Sandals Royal Barbados also includes a new, on-demand approach to entertainment at ground level with the introduction of an all-new entertainment pavilion, featuring a four-lane bowling alley, living room and game room.

Other exclusive amenities include the brand’s first gentlemen’s only barber shop, a full-service 15,000 square foot 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 Resorts and debuting here, The Beach House Resort Shop is 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-square foot conference facility with top of the line technology and in-house catering and event-planning services.