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The Sandpiper

Porters 24017 Barbados
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Saint James Parish, The Sandpiper is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its luxury environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Sandpiper makes it easy to enjoy the best of Saint James Parish.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and Sandpiper Barbados makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Lemongrass Noodle Bar & Grill, one of the Thai restaurants that can be found in Saint James Parish, which is a short distance from The Sandpiper Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out St. James Parish Church (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, The Sandpiper is sure to make your visit to Saint James Parish one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
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Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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DRM wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom20 contributions
My partner and I stayed at The Sandpiper for 5 nights in September, and we were blown away at every turn. The service was impeccible. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The staff to guest ratio was very high - you were never more than 15 seconds away from the most helpful people you'll meet. The rooms were lovely, and having room service at no additional cost is a lovely touch. Breakfast on our balcony was a real treat. The beach is stunning - crystal clear, calm, warm water and lots of snorkelling in the area. Everything was much better than the busier south of the island. The restaurants nearby are beautiful and the property as a whole is very polished and refined. Our only negatives were that the stairs get slippy when it rains, and the price of the food in the themed nights are quite steep unless you go ALL OUT and eat loads! Do note, the dress code in the restaurant is no sandals/flip flops/sliders, and guests get really quite dressed up, so if you want something more chilled and relaxed - opt for room service or go for a walk to another local restaurant. We loved our stay and it has set the bar very, very high for future travelling. Thank you, Sandpiper.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Opt for ground floor if you're not good with stairs as they can become slippy... but first...
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Ru N wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here for 2 weeks. Close to Holetown, is next to a very nice beach with corals close to the shore, great breakfast and overall level of service. A limited number of TV's available upon request. Would give it 5*s had the communication from reception etc. been better in the case of a false positive result I received on a lateral flow test towards the end of our stay. The manager, Mr Croney, did come to check the situation upon the initial false positive though did not seem very accommodating. It took us 1+ hours to get the menu for some dinner that night. Next day, I explicitly confirmed with the reception about my PCR being negative as well as requested my partener's result confirmation sent via email. (until then it was communicated to us by the reception staff and doctor verbally). I was assured all is fine and this will be sorted. Instead, the reception informed the restaurant to not let us in for breakfast (???) which required further sorting. It also required multiple follow ups thought the day to get that test confirmation via email. All while trying to catch up on the plans missed the day before due to quarantine. - all could have been avoided with proper communication and management. Outside of this event, the experience was nice even if we found it a bit overpriced.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Nicola J wrote a review Aug 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom58 contributions15 helpful votes
Me and my daughter have just returned from this amazing hotel and our first visit to Barbados. We have been truly spoilt and did not want to leave after 8 nights here. I think no matter how long we would have stayed for we would not have wanted to leave. Given all what is going on with Covid our transition from landing in Barbados to arriving at the hotel was fantastic. We booked the premium service which included fast track service with our own host who guided us through and we got our tests very quickly and then escorted us to our driver Desmond. I would definitely recommend this. Desmond looked after us for the whole of our time at the sandpiper and advised us of places to visit and made sure we was safe at all times. He could not have done more for us he was a gem. On arrival at the hotel we was given a complimentary drink and we then had to wait for our Covid results which arrived about 12 hours later. During this time we could eat at the hotel but not go outside or go on the beach. The food was amazing in the hotel and the staff were exceptional in the bar and restaurant namely Jerome the bar supervisor Sachin aka Chris Brown, Jamal and Shawn and in the restaurant true gentlemen in David, Dave and Kyle. Every morning victor sorted our beds on the beach and was very accommodating along with the famous Harold from Harolds Bar. The queen of the hotel is the lovely Eulene who delivers impeccable service and always with a smile. The beauty of this small hotel is its location and the grounds which are truly amazing. Small animals can be seen running round with a small stream running through the grounds with all kinds of fish in. With 2 pools and a lovely beach area with the most amazing blue water and soft sand this is truly heaven. The rooms are very traditional with white company products and a very comfortable bed. Having stayed in some amazing hotels it is the first time I have ever known the general manager to introduce himself to his guests. I was very impressed with Russell and it made our stay even more impressive. He had dinner one night with guests at the hotel. There was live music on most nights which was a great touch. Wednesday night is cocktail night we’re rum punches are served complimentary along with some snacks. What made this hotel even more amazing is the guests. We met some lovely people mainly cindy and Paul from Connecticut who have been regulars for 12 years but all the guests said hello to each other and chatted. The sandpiper has a really warm family feel and the fact that the majority of the staff have worked there for years the lady on the pastries and fruit section has been there for 45 years Jerome has been there for 14 years says a lot about this hotel. I think the owner is a regular visitor at the hotel which again says a lot even though I did not get to meet him. Water sports are available from jet skis to paddle boards to boat trips and Bob is a very helpful guy. I know this is a particularly long review but I could go on forever about the sandpiper. My final word is we cannot wait to go back. Thank you all for an amazing stay and a final thankyou to the girls on reception Terry Ann and Natalie for all your help.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Steph1975_12 wrote a review Aug 2021
Portsmouth, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 12 nights at The Sandpiper shortly after it went on to the UK green travel list. Quite simply one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at and as someone who has remained loyal to the Far East for previous holidays, I am very much a Barbados convert now! A huge reason for this is the Sandpiper, it's ambience and its incredible staff who can't do enough for you! We stayed in Suite 21 which is beautiful and right on the beach. We enjoyed lots of fabulous food at the hotel and I was a very frequent visitor to the fabulous spa ( detox massage a dream ). Harold's Bar is brilliant and as it was right underneath our Suite, we enjoyed lovely lazy lunches, sundowners and nightcaps looking out over the Caribbean Sea 🌊 . We took advantage of the free speedboat taxi to visit the fantastic Seashed Beach Club and arranged to swim with turtles through the hotel's watersports team. If you go and this is something you'd like to do, definitely book to go with Michael. He's wonderful, knowledgeable and great fun! During our stay, the first hurricane Barbados has had in 60 odd years hit the island. The hotel really looked after us, made sure we were safe and it was certainly a unique holiday experience! The jewel in the Crown at The Sandpiper is the staff. Everyone clearly truly values their job and take huge pride in doing everything they can to enhance your stay and everyone we spoke with had been working there for many years. If you want an ultra-modern 5 star with the latest tech and bling, the Sandpiper is probably not for you and I'd suggest Sandy Lane. The Sandpiper is peaceful, elegant and colonial. We met some fantastic people, most of whom had visited many times before. Regular visitors to this hotel clearly value the understated luxury and their commitment to outstanding service and quality.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris Donnelly wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Sandpiper is the most wonderful hotel. We arrived and were met with the beaming faces of the front desk and the manager welcoming us by name, offering us a drink and asking us what we wanted to do that evening. The hotel is small, about 50 rooms spread out across the property, but it feels incredibly intimate and friendly as the guests just seem to fit the hotel and everyone is chatty and talkative which led to great conversations, wonderful evening drinks and friends. The room was incredible, the facilities are amazing, especially the spa. The location is unbeatable, you are on the beach, but are positioned beautifully with your own private beach as well as easily being able to walk down onto the main beach. The water-sports and diving was spectacular and the teams were so nice and helpful here. The hotel provides a free tennis clinic with a pro 4-6pm Monday-Saturday which is quite literally an incredible perk and if you ever wanted to play more they can organise you lessons. The hotel make fantastic recommendations for days out, food out and help book and organise everything. The food and service within the hotel itself is excellent. Could not recommend this hotel more and I'lll definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sandpiper
Which popular attractions are close to The Sandpiper?
Nearby attractions include Best of Barbados Gift Shop (0.3 miles), St. James Parish Church (0.1 miles), and Holetown Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sandpiper?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Sandpiper?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Sandpiper?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sandpiper?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sandpiper?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nishi Restaurant, Fusion Rooftop, and Relish Epicurea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sandpiper?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Sandpiper have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Sandpiper offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sandpiper?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sandpiper?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Andromeda Botanic Gardens (7.8 miles), George Washington House (7.7 miles), and Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (7.9 miles).
Does The Sandpiper have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.