Sandy LaneSt. James / Barbados
Few names conjure up an image of serene style and luxury to match that of Sandy Lane, long considered the premier location for visitors to the Caribbean. With one of the most enviable locations in Barbados, this iconic hotel boasts an exceptional array of facilities coupled with unparalleled service to indulge couples and families alike.
What to love
- One of the world’s premier hotels, Sandy Lane lives up to its reputation providing a fantastic array of facilities in elegant surroundings coupled with unsurpassed service.
- The magnificent spa offers a vast array of treatments inspired by worldwide wellbeing traditions. Facilities include hydrotherapy pools, VIP treatment rooms, hot and cold sensory showers and even a Rhassoul outdoor shower experience!
- Sandy Lane is home to some of the best golf courses in the world including the Tom Fazio designed Green Monkey and Country Club courses and the famous Old Nine course.
- The resort features four restaurants with menus inspired by French, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asian cuisine, each with its own style and atmosphere. They are all set in beautiful surroundings and are complimented by a choice of seven bars.
What to know
- Sandy Lane boasts one of the best beaches in Barbados and is located on what is often to referred to as the “Platinum Coast” due to the beauty of its beaches and sparkling waters.
- Sandy Lane is a brilliant choice for families. There is a children’s club for 3-12 year olds, a club for teens and child menus. Various suites and the Penthouses sleep four guests. Penthouses can also interconnect with the two bedroom Luxury Orchid Suite to create a four bedroom penthouse.
- Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaking, water skiing, catamaran sailing and even swimming with turtles.
- Sandy Lane’s central location on the island means that it is well placed for guests wishing to see many of the key sites of Barbados.
This prestigious and sought after resort is centrally located on the west coast of Barbados. Set on a spectacular stretch of white sand, guests that choose to stay here will be rewarded with wonderful views, an array of magnificent facilities, gorgeous rooms and attentive service which even includes a complimentary packing and unpacking service which will see your chosen outfit pressed and ready for your first evening’s dinner.
Each of the resort’s 112 spacious and luxurious villas and suites give you the impression of staying with a special and hospitable friend making you feel at home whilst you enjoy your holiday in Barbados. The magnificent range of facilities and activities includes a range of watersports at The Beach Club, nine floodlit tennis courts, an expansive state-of-the-art gym and a fabulous spa which is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and pampered.
Sandy Lane is also renown for the quality of the golf on offer with three superb courses and a Clubhouse which boasts magnificent views across the fairways to the azure waters of the Caribbean.
Families are also beautifully catered for at Sandy Lane. There is a children's club and teens club run by qualified and experienced staff that feature a wide range of activities. Children’s menus are also readily available.
Yet if you simply wish to while away your time relaxing amid the glorious gardens listening to the water cascade into the outdoor pool or under a parasol on the magnificent beach you will not be disappointed.
Finally to round off your experience there are four restaurants to tantalize your taste buds featuring delicious dishes inspired by worldwide cuisine and seven bars that showcase the special warmth of the Bajan hospitality.
When to travel
The climate in Barbados tends to be good year-round; in January, the average daily high temperature is 28°C (83°F), while the low average is 21°C (70°F). In July, the average daily high is 30°C (86°F), while the average low is 23°C (74°F). February to May are the driest months (April averages only seven days of rain), while July is the wettest month with some 18 days of rain.
The tourist high season runs from mid-December to mid-April with an average of 9 hours of sunshine every day and very little rainfall. June to October is the hurricane season; September and October are the most humid months and have the highest hurricane risk – although many years see none.
Sandy Lane overlooks Sandy Lane Bay in St. James, on the western coast of Barbados which is often referred to as the “Platinum Coast” due to the sparkling waters and beautiful beaches. Sandy Lane’s is ideally located for guests wishing to explore the island’s attractions.
It is then a 40 minute private transfer from Sandy Lane to Grantley Adams International Airport Bridgetown (BGI).
Families are beautifully catered for at Sandy Lane with a wealth of activities for children and teenagers of all ages.
Treehouse Club for children aged 3 to 12 years:
The complimentary Treehouse Club run by qualified and experienced staff, provides a weekly activity programme including arts and crafts, drama, sports, games and activities such as treasure hunts and sand sculpting. There is also a daily themed dinner in the club’s dining room. During the holidays and particularly at Christmas and Easter extra seasonal activities are arranged for the whole family to join in such as Santa’s arrival on the beach, a New Year’s Eve party, Easter Egg hunts and an Easter Bonnet Parade.
The club is open daily from 10am to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm. There is also a “Toddlers’ Corner” for children from 0 to 3 years accompanied by an adult.
The Den for teenagers aged 13 and above:
Teens can make the most of The Den which has computer games, a pool table and a juke box. Activities including island tours, horse riding and swimming with turtles can also be arranged.
Children’s Meals: The hotel has a children’s menu and children from 0-12 years receive a complimentary breakfast and dinner during the summer.
Babysitting: Babysitting and Nanny services can be arranged on request for an additional charge.
Some activities and facilities for families
Private Beach: Sandy Lane boasts one of the most magnificent sandy beaches in Barbados where guests can reserve seating and enjoy the personalised service for which the resort is renown including cold towels, fresh fruit, sorbet and even sunglass cleaning!
Swimming Pool: The stunning outdoor pool is surrounded by lush gardens and features a cascading waterfall.
Golf: Sandy Lane is a haven for golfers with a charming Old Nine course and two Tom Fazio designed courses; the 18-hole Country Club course with its spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the challenging Green Monkey 18-hole course carved out of an old limestone quarry. The impressive Club House overlooking the 18th hole of The Country Club course and The Green Monkey course hosts a bar and restaurant, luxurious locker facilities and a pro shop. Shoes and clubs are available to hire. A golf cart fitted with GPS - which can be used to order light refreshments, is included in the Green Fee.
Water sports: The Beach Club offers a complete range of water sports including water skiing, banana boat rides, kayaking and catamaran sailing. All non-motorized sports are complimentary. Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing can be arranged.
Other Activities: Sandy Lane boasts a vast amount of sport and leisure facilities. The expansive gym (located in the Spa) is supervised by qualified personal trainers who offer a range of classes including Pilates, spinning, circuits and yoga. The resort also feature nine floodlit tennis courts with a resident tennis professional available for lessons.
Barbados Museum and Historical Society: Housed in the former British Military Prison from the 1800s, it’s not just this building’s exterior that’s full of Barbadian heritage. Filled with artifacts, maps and historical insight – located at the Garrison.
Andromeda Botanical Gardens: Located in St. Joseph, these six-acre botanical gardens are home to a vibrant variety of orchids, ferns, palms, begonias and cacti. These lush and exotic gardens provide a wonderful insight into the natural splendour of the island.
Barbados Wildlife Reserve: With over four acres of mature mahogany trees, this reserve is predominantly a monkey sanctuary, offering a glimpse of Green Monkeys in their natural surroundings.
St. James Parish Church: One of the four oldest surviving churches in Barbados. Situated near Holetown, the island’s first settlement, the church was built in 1847 and provides a fantastic link to the island’s history.