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Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club

Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club, West Coast

At a Glance


  • top of the line, cream of the crop—no debate about that
  • excellent dining
  • lovely beach
  • amazing spa
  • great golf courses


  • over the top for most mortals
  • very fancy—while you don't need to dress up to walk through the lobby, you'll feel like you should

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Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club Review

Few places in the Caribbean can compare to Sandy Lane's luxurious facilities and ultrapampering service—or to its astronomical prices. But for the few who can afford to stay here, it's an unparalleled experience. The main building of this exquisite resort is a coral-stone, Palladian-style mansion facing a sweeping stretch of beach shaded by mature trees. Guest accommodations, sumptuous in every detail, include three flat-screen TVs with DVD players, full in-room wet bar, a personal butler, and remote-controlled everything—even the draperies. The amazing spa, housed in a magnificent Romanesque building, is a vacation in itself. Add elegant dining, the Caribbean's best golf courses, a tennis center, a full complement of water sports, a special lounge for teenagers, incomparable style...even an airport welcome and transfers via Mercedes.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Ultimate Beach Retreat
Few places on earth can top the Sandy Lane's luxurious facilities and ultra-attentive service—or its astronomical prices. Indeed, for those who can afford to stay at this refined Barbados hotel (rates start at $1,445 a night), it's an unparalleled beach resort experience—the cream of the Caribbean crop. The exquisite centerpiece, a Palladian-style mansion facing a sweeping stretch of powder-soft sand, is paired with three golf courses that consistently rank among the region's best. And a day (or more) at the amazing 30,000 square-foot spa is a vacation in itself. Add elegant dining, a first-rate tennis center, a full raft of water sports, a special teenager-friendly lounge, and incomparable style, and it's an obvious candidate for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge.

    Hotel Details

  • 96 rooms, 16 suites, 1 5-bedroom villa
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 02-27-2014

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    Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club Review

    Let me tell you my Christmas Eve experience of Sandy Lane: We arrived in Barbados the previous Monday and were recommended by a friend to try and get a table at Bajan Blue. The only opportunity we had was Christmas Eve and although we already had a reservation at a top restaurant we thought we would try and get a table. We called on the telephone number in Menu Barbados 2011, to be honest we called more in hope than expectation. On getting through we were told they were full but then asked to hold for a moment. We were then informed they had a table for 5 for 8PM on the the 24th which we took. The lady took my mobile number plus our room number at the Crane resort and all seemed very efficient. We arrived by taxi after a 40 minute journey to be met by the gateman who clearly sees people arriving as an issue where any form of politeness is far too much to expect. The taxi driver gave our name and where we were going and was greeted back by "no"! I asked what and was told he had no record of us and we were not coming in and to clear the drive. I asked him to call the restaurant and was told the telephone did not work -good security? Still cleary annoyed that we dared question him he suddenly produced a mobile and called up, he told me the manageress would come down. In fact his phone rang and a woman who claimed to be the duty manager spoke to me. She confirmed we had no reservation, I offered to show her my mobile where a four minute call with the restaurant could be seen, she asked if we had e-mail confirmation and i said no. She told me this was impossible as they insisted on email confirmation, I asked how i could know that and was she calling me a lair? Clearly she was as she told me basically tough and go away! I don’t think i have been so rudely treated since I was 10 years old. When I made the call my wife and entire family heard the conversation and we made a booking which somehow Sandy Lane got wrong.There is not doubt in this! This can happen, I travel all around the world and have stayed at most of the great hotel and things go wrong. What makes a good hotel is how you deal with it and clearly they deal with it by rudeness. If we had been greeted with we are full and clearly something has gone wrong but let us see if we can get you a reservation elsewhere I would have been upset but not as angry as I am now. Thanks to them my family did not have any dinner till 9PM and only then as the taxi driver spent the time on his mobile finding us a restaurant as he was so embarrassed as to the behavior of his fellow Bajans! deal with things when they go wrong. May i wish your resort the type of 2012 it deserves, and i dont mean a good one! Really a place to avoid!

    by howardedg, 12/26/11

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