The Sands Barbados is a pleasantly low-key, all-inclusive resort offering condo-type accommodation by one of Barbados’ most beautiful beaches: Worthing Beach.
It is also just a ten-minute drive from the main international airport, so about as convenient as it gets in terms of location.
Rooms & Suites:
They have a range of one, two and three-bedroom suites, divided between Ocean View and Garden View, with the Ocean Views, not surprisingly, being the more expensive.
All come with air-con, cable TV, tea/coffee stations, safe, WiFi, mini-bar, iPod docks, irons and bathrobes amongst other modern conveniences.
Bathrooms come with showers but not bathtubs. All though have balconies or, if on the ground floor, patios.
The suites are spacious and comfortably furnished with plenty of seating and lounging space. They are basically apartments but without kitchens (for obvious reasons!).
Individual rooms within the suites all come with queen size bed, or twin beds if preferred.
Take a look at your room options now – with prices, reviews and photos – at Expedia here or at Hotels.com here.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
The resort is generally relaxed and quiet, even though it is all-inclusive, and though it sees a number of families.
The two restaurants and especially the lovely beach bar can get lively in the evenings though and the atmosphere throughout the resort is very friendly and welcoming.
Worthing Beach is one of the finest on the island and there, beyond swimming and sunbathing, you can enjoy complimentary water sports such as kayaking, paddle boards, body boarding and snorkeling.
The usual motorized water-sports, plus scuba diving lessons, are also available but for an extra (reasonable) fee.
The food at the resort has seen mixed reviews. They do serve a good and broad mix of Caribbean and international food, both buffet and a la carte, but it can be hit or miss sometimes it seems.
It is a very new resort though, being unlucky enough to have opened just before the pandemic, and so we imagine they might have had some teething problems. More recent reviews have been better.
All food and drink is included in the rate, apart from some champagne and premium wines, and the cocktails particularly are excellent here.
As mentioned The Sands is right at the heart of Barbados’s main tourist area and there is a concierge service at the resort to help you organize tours, excursions etc.
The resort is in the heart of Barbados’ main entertainment district with a dizzying choice of shops, dining and nightlife options nearby.
There are also three other nice beaches within a 20-minute walk: Turtle Beach, Dover Beach and Rockley Beach.
It’s also only ten minutes by car from Grantley Adams International Airport, and transfers are of course available to and from the resort.
Some Guest Reviews:
“We were a party of 6 adults plus a one year old we all loved our stay at he Sands and definitely want to return. Fantastic location right on the beach & what a beautiful beach it is. Food was amazing! Loved our room gorgeous view of beach & pool. Also very friendly staff. We will be return as soon as we can……”
“The hotel is modern and clean with good sized rooms, a lovely pool area, a great bar, and a terrific beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was average though the rooftop restaurant was very good. The location on the south coast is superb. It is very close to St Lawrence Gap, the boardwalk and several good restaurants heading into Bridgetown. We would happily stay here again…..”