We stayed at Sandy Lane for a week in October before moving to another West Coast hotel. Sandy Lane was our number 1. From the moment you arrive in Barbados and are met at the airport, taken through the VIP immigration to your awaiting limo, you realize that you are in for a treat. When you arrive at the hotel the management are waiting to welcome you and you feel special the whole time you are there. We had a small hiccup with a spa booking I had made over the phone a week before our arrival, which was sorted by the duty manager, who re-booked us within an hour of the original time, having come to the beach to find us to ensure this would work for us.
Everywhere you go, people greet you by name and we have yet to work out whether we had some sort of invisible (to us) branding when we arrived. The staff could not be more attentive, ensuring that your every wish is met during your stay.
The beach is beautiful - much deeper than some other local hotel beaches, immaculately groomed each day and the attendants really helpful.
The breakfast is to die for and we had to stop ourselves from over-eating as it was quite possible to do so. Breakfast on the deck, with a printed snapshot of the British news, together with a list of the weekly hotel entertainment was something we looked forward to each morning. We had a throughly enjoyable gourmet cooking lesson in the L'Acajou kitchen which we will remember for a long time, together with the cocktail making lesson with Hugh.
Our only request would be for some more lighter bites on the menu available for lunch. With such an amazing choice for breakfast and a three course meal every evening, we could have benefitted from more salad or lighter options for lunch.
The spa treatments we had were superb and we felt very relaxed after them. The gym was excellent, good choice of high quality equipment in a large space with room for mat work and bottles of evian and menthol cooling towels available. This all added to the sense that this is a truly special place.
We had a luxury ocean view room and it lived up to expectations with the most beautiful views of the sunset each evening from our terrace. The in-room technology was fun (electric drapes and sheers as well as multi channel TV/DVD etc) and the hotel provided us with an ipod dock with speakers which re had requested prior to our stay. The soft drinks in our fridge were complimentary.
This is an expensive hotel - especially the cost of food and drink compared to others but quite honestly you get what you pay for and we left Sandy Lane wishing we could stay longer.
We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant and exclusive, Sandy Lane is set in an ancient mahogany grove overlooking a 1000 foot crescent of gorgeous white sand beach. Accommodations include 112 rooms and suites as well as a stunning 5-bedroom villa. With a magnificent 47,000-square-foot spa, four restaurants, six bars, nine floodlit tennis courses, beachside service, 45 holes of championship golf and The Treehouse Club facility for kids and teens, Sandy Lane will cater to your every need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandy Lane Resort
- Sandy Lane Barbados
- Hotel Sandy Lane
- Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados/Saint James Parish