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11 fun facts we bet you didn't know about Sandy Lane Barbados

  • Travel 101
  • By Kate Goldstone
  • Published 15 February 2023

You’re searching for a prestigious Caribbean resort. You want a place where the ultimate in luxury is an everyday experience. A place where absolutely everything is the best it can be. Where superb service, a warm tropical welcome and outstanding facilities are yours at every turn. Welcome to the Sandy Lane Barbados, which offers all this and a whole lot more to discerning travellers.  

And your Sandy Lane Barbados prices? You’ll be surprised. All this epic luxury, set like a jewel against turquoise seas, from just £3,860 per person for 7 nights, including flights, in one of the resort’s outstanding Orchid rooms? In our experience that’s hard to beat for value, considering the amenities and setting of this delicious luxury haven. 

So let’s unwrap the wonders of the Sandy Lane experience for you. Here are 12 fun facts about the Sandy Lane Barbados designed to inspire you, fire up your imagination, and reveal everything that is special about this fantastic destination. This is where your luxury Barbados holidays begin. 

1. It’s perfect for couples

A seven-night stay at this wonderful resort includes so many cool and exciting things in with the price, on top of your return flights from London. 

As well as seven heavenly nights in a beautifully appointed Orchid Room, you’re given a bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped gold leaf strawberries upon arrival. 

There’s a beautiful daily breakfast. A complementary Romantic Bliss couple’s massage is yours, along with a very special Sandy Lane 60-minute full body massage each and a gorgeous candle-lit dinner for two. 

Plus lunch for two, afternoon tea for two, and a thrilling classic turtle trip for two, where you’ll see some spectacular shipwrecks. That’s what we call generous!

2. Rihanna is your neighbour

Who lives at Sandy Lane Barbados? Barbados is where the singing superstar and darling of the music charts Rihanna lives. She was also born and brought up on the island. 
Take a peep at Number 1 Sandy Lane while you’re here. It’s her $22 million beach-side home, which she used to rent but recently bought and now owns. Cool neighbour! 

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3. You’re surrounded by nature

Pristine sands are on the menu here, mahogany tree-lined and serene against the deep blue skies. The crystal-clear waters are just as stunning, exactly what you’d expect from a genuine island paradise. Because you’re surrounded by nature at every turn, the vibe of the place is chilled and calm.    

You could easily spend the whole week simply strolling along the golden coral sand, sunbathing, swimming, and trying out every possible kind of water sports. 

But there’s so much more to do here, enough to keep you and the family excited and interested for your entire stay. 

4. Enjoy a round of golf

If we say the magic word ‘golf’, does your heart beat faster? If so, this is your perfect destination. Not just sea, sun and sand but two seriously good championship golf courses, offering more than enough to challenge keen golfers and a delight to conquer. 

Plus, The Old Nine, a classic in its own lifetime. The Country Club and the world-famous Green Monkey are both designed by the golf course legend Tom Fazio. 

Apparently, the Green Monkey is the world’s most expensive golf club, costing more to build than any other. 

5. Discreet butler service

The Villa at Sandy Lane is quite exceptional. A fantastic move if your holiday party is a big one or you’re travelling as a family. 

Five bedrooms plus endless luxurious perks are yours including your very own butler, chef and housekeeper, unlimited use of nine tennis courts, and a handy $100 spa voucher for every adult to help you welcome some classy relaxation into your life.  

6. You can book sea view rooms

As well as the Orchid Rooms and the Villa, there’s the Dolphin Suite. Book it for your own private balcony overlooking the waves, spacious living and a stunning en-suite. 

The Ocean Rooms offer yet more magic, all with stunning sea views and luxury decor, just a few steps from the beach. For even more luxury, try the Luxury Ocean Rooms, incredibly spacious with unbeatable sea views. 

7. It’s an award-winning resort

How many awards has this luxury resort won? Too many to mention. Here are the awards won by the Sandy Lane Barbados through 2021 alone. Previous years are equally impressive:

  • Forbes Travel Guide Global Star Ratings 2021 - Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner
  • US News and World Report's Best Hotels 2021 – Number one hotel in Barbados
  • World Travel Awards 2021 - Caribbean's Leading Luxury Resort / Barbados' Leading Boutique Resort 
  • World Golf Awards 2021 - Barbados' Best Golf Hotel / Barbados' Best Golf Course - The Green Monkey 
  • World  Spa Awards 2021 - Barbados' Best Resort Spa - The Spa at Sandy Lane
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 - Ranked in the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor 
  • Golf Digest Editor’s Choice 2021 - Best Golf Resorts in The Caribbean And Bermuda Winner
  • Falstaff Hotel Travel Guide 2021 - Best of Hotels Award Winner
  • LUXlife Magazine 2021 Leaders in Luxury Awards - 2021's Award for Excellence in Luxury Accommodation - Barbados

8. Enjoy world-class gastronomy

Adore food? You’ll love the four splendid eateries the resort offers. 

The romantic L'Acajou is perfect for fine beach-side dining in an open-air setting, serving modern and classic European cuisine with an emphasis on French and Mediterranean. 
Look out for the awe-inspiring marble staircase at Bajan Blue, an informal restaurant offering all day dining in European, Caribbean and Asian style. It does a fabulous Sunday brunch and the place includes a wine bar, sushi station, and grill. 

Next to the pool and waterfall, the Spa Café’s beautiful casual menu keeps you going through daytime, lovely and chilled.

Last but never least, The Country Club lies high up with gorgeous views across rolling golf fairways to the Caribbean Sea. Here you’ll find leisurely light lunches, relaxed afternoon teas, potent cocktails and breath-taking sunsets. 

9. Wellness treatments from around the world

Once you discover the spa at Sandy Lane Barbados, you’ll find it very hard to resist. A huge marble reception area with soaring staircases welcomes you into spa paradise. 

Beautifully appointed treatment suites. Glorious changing rooms. Heavenly water therapies. Wellbeing treatments from around the globe and the island’s ever-present warm and welcoming feel are yours throughout your stay. 

Everything is lavish, including a comprehensive fitness facility, decadent relaxation, and fully-trained therapists. The result? Bliss. 

10. The resort was set up by a British ex-politician

Who owns Sandy Lane Barbados? Sandy Lane was originally opened way back in 1961 by the British ex-politician Ronald Tree, who created a luxury hotel and golf course on the site of an old sugar plantation. 

In ’98 five Irish businessmen, including J. P. McManus, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, bought it, rebuilding and renovating the resort at a cost of $450 million. 

Today it offers 113 guestrooms and suites, one magnificent five-bedroom villa, a huge spa, four restaurants and seven bars, as well as the three golf courses.

11. Non-motorised water sports are included

Love water sports? The Sandy Lane offers dedicated water sports at the south end of the beach, where there’s the full range of fun supervised by a team of highly qualified water sports attendants.

Try your hand at water skiing, towable rides, kayaking, catamaran sailing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing charters, swimming with turtles and more. All the non-motorised water sports at the resort are included in the cost of your stay. 

With Sandy Lane Barbados prices so good, considering the remarkable level of luxury you get at every turn, it’s a very popular choice with people like you, people who put the best things in life first. 

You might have a big golf escape in mind, or be keen to experience a wellness break away from your busy lifestyle. 

You might just love nothing better than a pristine beach, hot sun, fine sand and lots of seclusion. Either way, Sandy Lane is an exceptional choice. Why not check out our fabulous Sandy Lane Barbados offers, or explore all of our luxury Caribbean offers?

To discover more about the sheer pleasure of Sandy Lane call us today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to send us your online enquiry.

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