• an umbrella sitting on top of a beach

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

Fun and upbeat resort on a beautiful stretch of beach

An offshore island adventure with untouched beaches, Red Lane® Spa and authentic Bahamian restaurant means two luxurious holidays in one at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island.

Often referred to as an "elegant Georgian lady" this is one of the most intimate and glamorous resorts in the Bahamas. The Royal Village offers romantic villas with a secluded pool, hidden in tropical gardens - perfect for guests who like to enjoy some privacy, whereas the Balmoral Tower offers rooms with luxurious furnishings, set within beautiful landscaped gardens. Choose from six pools including a misting pool or a Red Lane® Spa treatment to relax, and with a choice of eight bars and ten speciality restaurants, including Gordon's on the Pier.

Location Type
Beach
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an island in the middle of a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Unlimited land and watersports including diving
  • An offshore Sandals Island
  • Indulge in 10 gourmet restaurants including ‘Gordon’s on the Pier’
  • Couples only resort

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 404 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Nassau International Airport
11134 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5978
  • Very Good 2632
  • Average 1259
  • Poor 721
  • Terrible 544

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 20, 2019

Pros and Cons

Decatur, Alabama

We took a long weekend and spent 3 nights at our first ever Sandals property. We have stayed at RIU, Hard Rock Resorts, Excellence Resorts and Royalton Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and Punta Cana. This was our first trip to the Bahamas so we decided to try a Sandals. I always list my pros and cons on my reviews. PROS: I thought the rooms were nice size, clean and pretty. We stay in. Club Level Junior Suite in the Windsor Tower. Room 1529. Shower is nice and big. The shampoo, lotion, etc is all very nice. The pools are nice and big. A quiet pool and a party pool. I enjoyed the music and the entertainers at the pool. The food at Gordon’s on the Pier was amazing and so was the scenery. The Hibachi was entertaining and the food was excellent. Collin showed us to our rooms at check in and he was possibly the only employee that went out of his way to be nice and helpful, that we encountered. He was a great guy. The wine was pretty good. The fire pits out back were nice in the evening. The food at The Pub was good. Burgers, Mozzarella Sticks and Fish and Chips. Room Service for breakfast was perfect! Our refrigerator was cold. Most times at a resort, they aren’t. CONS: I arrived around 12:30 am and didn’t get my room until after 5:00 pm on check-in day. I realize that it could be later or around 3:00, but the entire checkin process was unorganized and not timely. The breakfast buffet at Casanova was just okay. The omelet was good, the rest of the food was cold and there was not much variety. Not the resorts fault, but due to weather, the private island was closed the entire time we were there. That was one of the selling points for me and I didn’t get to see or experience it at all. Again, not the resorts fault. The bar at the Windsor Pool is so slow, sometimes there would be 10 to 15 people in line to get a drink. The wait staff around the pool was hit or miss. Mostly miss. The lounge chairs around the Windsor Pool are so close together that you have no room to even privately talk. The staff is polite, but not friendly ANYWHERE on the resort. You feel like you are a bother. Not a warm and fuzzy welcome. The beach was really small. My room was not cleaned at all on my second day because we came up at 4:00 or 4:30 and it hadn’t been done yet, so we put the “do not disturb” on the door. The Pizza place had a wait of over an hour to get a small personal pizza. The nightly entertainment was pretty much non-existent. Summary: the resort overall was very nice. I am not hard to please and don’t complain about cosmetic things or weather related issues. I do like a friendly and helpful staff and good food and drinks and entertainment. I believe your vacation has a lot to do with seeing the glass half full and not half empty. I would definitely go back because I wouldn’t let unhappy or unfriendly staff keep me from trying something again. Maybe the staff is grouchy because they seemed understaffed.
Nov 20, 2019

underwhelming

London, United Kingdom

When you book the only "5 star luxury included holiday" you expect 5 star. When we arrived we were left deflated by our room in the balmoral tower. It was tired and we didnt feel resembled the pictures. The beach by the hotel is also half the size. The food with the exception of Baccarat restaurant was mass produced and on several occasions cold. Initially our complaints went unactioned but following a discussion with the duty manager Alonso, our experience improved. We had a good time but didnt feel it was worth the money and didnt feel like we were on a "special" honeymoon. The island is the highlight, but the menu is limited and disuades you from going daily. The facility is clearly is understaffed and service was either amazing or wholey inadequate with a number of notable individuals. If the resort had more staff like Alonso and Ludwig who genuinely care and wanted to make a difference it would be a far better recommendation from us. We would not recommend this as a destination for honeymoon or for the amount spent.
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Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

Facilities

Private Offshore Island

Accessible by private ferry the offshore island offers two beaches, additional bars and restaurants, beachside cabanas and a zen garden.

Unlimited scuba diving and watersports

Watersports include canoes, paddleboards, water trikes, windsurfing, Hobie cats and sail boats.

a person sitting at a table with food and water

Red Lane® Spa

Exclusive to Sandals, the award-winning Red Lane Spa combines the best of classic European spa rituals with a Caribbean flair and natural island botanicals that soothe and invigorate body, mind,and soul,

Landsports

The resort's extensive activities include basketball, croquet, beach volleyball, pool tables, table ttennis and shuffle board - to name a few.

a resort near the water

Seven swimming pools

Across the resort and offshore island there are seven swimming pools, six whirlpools and three swim up bars to enjoy.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

Room Types

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

Royal Village Luxury - RL

Set in the tranquil Royal Village on the ground and first floors, these romantic retreats have a four poster, king bed and either a patio or balcony with views of the resort's tropical gardens. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

Balmoral Beachfront Club Level Room - BC

These beachfront rooms have a private balcony with stunning views of the ocean, beach, and the resort's offshore island, Sandals Cay. Located on the second through fourth floors of the Balmoral Tower, the spacious bedroom features a king four-poster bed, cozy seating area, and fully stocked bar. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

Windsor Oceanfront Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Royal Suite - PWS

Located on the top floor of the Royal Windsor Tower, these penthouse Love Nest Suites® are at the very height of luxury with expansive large balconies, mahogany four-poster king size bed, Butler Service, VIP Rolls-Royce® or Mercedes-Benz® private airport transfers and 24-hour room service. showcase stunning ocean views from a private balcony. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Balmoral Beachfront Walkout Butler Suite - BW

Just a few steps from the beachfront these ground floor butler suites look out to the Sandals Cay and the surrounding Caribbean Sea. Furnished with a king four poster bed, cozy seating area and fully stocked bar, the suite also includes a personl butler service and 24 hour room service. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

Food & Drink

Casanova Italian Restaurante

Discover the tastes and flavours of Northern Italy. Dress code:Resort casual

The Crystal Room

Elegant dining experience serving Mediterranean cuisine, open six days a week. Dress code: Resort evening attire

Baccarat French Cuisine

Discover the heart of France with delightful dishes in an intimate and romantic setting. Reservations are required. Dress code: Resort evening attire

Kimonos Oriental Cuisine

Teppanyaki style delights with the chef coming to join you for dinner offering table cooking right in front of you. Reservations are required. Dress code: Resort evening attire

Royal Cafe & Grill

A beachside grill offering sandwiches, salads and grilled specialties. Reservations are not required. Dress code: Resort casual

The Cricketer's Pub

Authentic British cuisine in a traditional English Pub from fish 'n' chips to Shepherd's Pie. Reservations are not required. Dress code: Resort casual

Bella Napoli Pizzeria

Made-to-order brick-oven pizzas served on a terrace overlook the sea and the offshore island. Dress code: Resort casual

a close up of a pier next to a body of water

Gordon's Pier Restaurant

Elegant on the pier dining offering awesome sunset dinners it is a seafood lover's paradise. Reservations are required. Dress code: Resort evening attire

Schooners Seafood Grill

Offering regional specialties in a Bahamian fish house located on the off-shore island. Reservations are required. Only open for dinner on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays weather permitting. Dress code: Resort casual

Spices Caribbean Cuisine

Discover the island spices with Caribbean favourites. Buffet breakfast and lunch with a la carte dinner. Dress code: Resort casual

Eight Bars

Offering unlimited premium spirits, including an exclusive selection of Robert Mondavi wines.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Your Luxury Included® package includes all meals, 24-hour food service, branded and locally produced drinks, land and water sports as listed above, transfers, taxes and tips.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island

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