My new husband and I had considered Sandy Lane for our honeymoon but decided on an alternative option. Nonetheless we were eager to check out the hotel on our arrival, and walked over to it for a drink and to have some lunch. We arrived at the gate but were not allowed entry unless we knew a guest or had a reservation. The security guard was extremely rude, and I felt so humiliated. I come from Ireland, a place where everybody is treated with respect, and where you are not going to be refused entry to an establishment, especially if you are willing to pay! I felt so awful leaving that hotel. It ruined a part of our honeymoon, and unfortunately is the one memory from Barbados that stands out in my mind.