Find Sandals Family Resort Barbados…Extensive. Until we remained at Sandals Resorts, we heard “extensive” and flinched. We could not really understand why anyone would wish to invest their holiday holed up in one resort for days on end. Wouldn’t you want to go out to see things and eat the local food? But with an invite to experience both Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau and Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, off we visited what all the hype had to do with.
Back from nearly 2 weeks island hopping around The Bahamas, we can state that we totally enjoyed our stays at both Sandals Resorts in The Bahamas. There were a number of things that could be enhanced, however in general the experience wasn’t at all what we expected– in an excellent way. We ‘d absolutely consider going all-inclusive again and our Sandals Resorts evaluation shows you why you should too:
With Sandals Resorts, it’s clear up-front that there are no restrictions on dining, which activities are included and that you have your pick of superior alcohol. There are additional fees, which is very clear on the Sandals website, for a couple of things such as spa services, off-resort excursions and renting a cabana. Which’s it.
Sandals even has a rigorous no tipping policy, so it’s totally unneeded to have cash on hand.
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After our very first visit to Sandals Emerald Bay’s Coffee shop de Paris where we ordered a lattes and presented our room key to the barista just to be told it wasn’t essential, I locked my purse in the safe. We actually required our crucial cards entirely to access our room. After days of just appearing for our dinner reservation and merely leaving when we were done, I almost forgot my handbag in the safe when it was time to leave. It was nice.
At both Sandals Resorts, we remained in Club Sandals level spaces that were decorated similarly in British Colonial style. I like the restroom at Sandals Emerald Bay more because it had a separate tub and walk-in shower, and double sinks in the vanity. I did find the restroom lighting a bit dim at Sandals Emerald Bay, however the makeup mirror was lit so that assisted.
The Club Sandals level means extra visitor features such being satisfied on arrival by a Sandals concierge, revitalizing towels on arrival to the resort, personal check-in that included a signature cocktail or glass of Champagne in the Club Sandals lounge, a tour of the residential or commercial property (which is actually really beneficial if you’ve not been to that Sandals prior to) and a devoted concierge to aid with dinner appointments and off-resort activities.
The Club Sandals lounge also uses a range of board games and books you can borrow and Kindles that can be utilized in the lounge. Free wifi is offered throughout the entire home.
Service at Sandals resorts is normally outstanding by Caribbean standards, which is true at this Barbados property. You can anticipate a can-do mindset and ear-to-ear smiles from all the staff you encounter. If you remain in one of the top-end suites, you will have access to round-the-clock service from uniformed butlers trained by the Guild of Expert English Butlers; visitors are offered a cellphone pre-set with their number to summon them at any time. Mid-priced Club Level spaces include access to a concierge lounge.
In regards to facilities, there are 3 pool– a dynamic one by the beach with a swim-up bar, the classy one with cabanas, and a 200m-long lagoon pool that snakes under bridges and jets of water. Other centers consist of non-motorised watersports, a fitness center and an appealing medical spa. Guests at Sandals Barbados also have complete access to the centers at the connected Sandals Royal Barbados home, including another medical spa complex, more pool (one on a roof) and an indoor bowling alley.
Personnel organize daytime activities (beach ball on the beach, water polo etc). The evening home entertainment is exceptional, and might include bands on a piazza at the entrance to the resort, perky singalongs in the piano bar, and a sax player wandering the premises playing sensuous tunes. Sandals Family Resort Barbados