We just returned from Sandals Barbados “Welcome Home” indeed. What an xtraordinary property! A very tranquil, very enticing retreat on one of the most unique islands we have ever visited. The intent of Sandals Barbados is as clear as the writing on the wall, be my guest……..
From the moment you arrive you feel the warm Bajan hospitality, the staff was outstanding. The details in the décor of this property are spectacular. From public areas to your room you will see glass tile, shells, wood and metal accents; around every corner there is something different to catch your eye. From beautiful seating areas with water features to the stately Royal Palms that demand your attention and respect.
The food at every restaurant was amazing, from comfort foods, to steaks, Indian and Italian to Sushi and Pizza on the beach, excellent. Then multiple times throughout the day it’s a must to stop by Café de Paris for your favorite tea or coffee and the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever made. Here you truly enjoy a “dine around the world” experience. 100 chiefs, 53 bartenders, Bon Appétit….
After all the food step out to the beach and join one of the many activities or simply lay back and raise your flag when you need a drink. Barbados offers endless possibilities in recreation. Island Routes is on site to help you plan an island tour on land or take the Cool Runnings catamaran cruise and snorkel with the Sea Turtles. We did both of these tours and they are unforgettable.
We are very impressed with the island itself. Barbados is very Historical with a strong British influence, with many of the oldest churches in the Caribbean dating back to 1628. Also you step back in time at St. Nichols Abbey a sugar plantation that still hand bottles rum. And Bridgetown, the capital has a mix of historic with modern day. Here you find historic statues then shop til you drop with all the high in duty free stores. The island is very safe and the Bajan people show true respect for each other. We truly enjoyed our trip and must say this has become one of our favorite destinations.