Sandy Lane was named ‘Barbados’ Leading Hotel’ at the 2017 World Travel Awards.
Offering a country house style and superb service, Sandy Lane has 112 guest rooms and suites as well as a 5 bedroom villa in its exceptional grounds. Each of the luxurious accommodation options are spacious, elegant and extremely comfortable, each with open air patio areas and views of the gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Two bedroom suites cater for families, while the incredibly luxurious Sandy Lane Suites boast a heated infinity pool on their terrace.
Sandy Lane offers four outstanding restaurants, each serving wonderful cuisine in an exquisite location. Overlooking the beachfront is L’Acajou which serves Mediterranean cuisine, with Bajan Blue located on the spacious lower terrace and offering all day dining as well as a famous Sunday Brunch. The Spa Cafe is located next to the hotel’s swimming pool by the cascading waterfall and offers a casual menu throughout the day, while The Country Club serves leisurely lunches and cocktails, located high above the coast with views over the golf course and to the Caribbean Sea beyond. Alongside the restaurants are a number of bars which are each perfect for different occasions, from daytime refreshments at the swim up pool bar and sundowners at the Beach Bar to pre-dinner drinks and canapes at the Monkey Bar.
Sandy Lane boasts three of the best golf courses in the world, one of which is a Tom Fazio creation carved from an old stone quarry for the exclusive use of hotel guests. Each of the world-renowned courses promise stunning views and spectacular terrain.
Water sports enthusiasts can take part in a range of activities including water skiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing and trips to swim with dolphins. There are nine floodlit tennis courts which can be used by hotel guests free of charge, while a resident tennis professional is on hand to give lessons. Possible excursions include island tours and coastal cruises.
Sandy Lane is a family-friendly hotel with an excellent kids’ club - The Treehouse Club organises activity programmes for children which include arts and crafts, drama and sports, while The Den is a space which is dedicated to teenagers.
The world famous Barbados Hotel, Sandy Lane, certainly lived up to my expectations. On a holiday here you will feel like star, you can relax in your lavishly appointed room with service available at the press of a button. Similarly on the beach you have buttons on the lounger-side umbrellas for whatever your request – be it a designer cocktail or a culinary treat. The 47,000 square foot spa is like no-other I have seen - intimate, relaxing, and luxurious. You can easily see why the 11 treatment suites, each with own private garden and pool, book up quick.
I loved the kids club, I just wanted to be 8 again - mural painted walls house many creative games and the groups also often venture outside for activities.
The pool is quite a way from the beach, however it is beautiful with a large water fall and plenty of space and private areas to relax in.
For more information about Sandy Lane or alternative properties, take a look at the Barbados Trip Diary or call us on 01752 880 880.