I have just returned from the new Sandals Barbados. Sandals Barbados (formerly Couples Barbados) is fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation that was part of its recent rebranding. The 10-acre, all-inclusive resort reopened with new restaurants, public area decor, and a total overhaul of its guest rooms in early 2015 to great expectations and fanfare.
This 280 room all-inclusive does not require wristbands and is definitely one of the island’s gems! The staff was very attentive and provided a warm hospitality to all. The grounds were impeccable and truly delightful to stroll and walk the pristine white/pink sand beach.
We were upgraded to a one-bedroom suite with a soaking tub that included butler service. It was very spacious and the butler was a nice touch taking care of every whim. The junior suite oceanfront rooms are close to the beach and activities. Great location for these rooms and they are significantly smaller, yet intimate. You just can’t beat the view!
All rooms come with complimentary minibars, and butler rooms carry premium drinks. The decor was lovely and the king or queen-sized, four-poster beds are coated in thick duvets facing armoires with flat-screen cable TVs. Neutral tones in handmade rugs and draperies mark most of the accommodations, and all have furnished balconies and sitting areas with sofas and coffee tables. Free wireless high-speed Internet access, phones with voice mail and safes come standard.
I have been to several Caribbean islands – Barbados is definitely one of my favorites!