An exclusive luxury resort in St. James, Barbados, Sandy Lane is great for honeymooners as well as families, offering a combination of privacy, numerous vacation activities, and first class service. Located on the western coast of the island of Barbados, Sandy Lane Resort has three golf courses and a 47,000 square foot spa. The resort is fronted by a white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea.
Barbados has tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Non-stop flights to Barbados take 4.5 hours from New York City, making the island a popular beach getaway from the East Coast.
The Country Club at Sandy Lane is a golfers' paradise. It features The Old Nine course, the Country Club course and the The Green Monkey course, designed by Tom Fazio. Golf courses offer scenic views of the Caribbean Sea from their lush fairways.
The resort spa, situated in a Romanesque building fronted by a waterfall and a swimming pool, offers its guests a combination of relaxing and healing therapies from the Caribbean, Far East and Europe. Treatments include chakra therapy, hydrotherapy, and massage. For ultimate spa indulgence try one of the nine VIP treatment suites with private landscaped gardens and three have hydrotherapy pools.
Rooms and Suites
The 112 resort rooms are luxurious and spacious, each featuring a large private verandah, plasma wide-screen television, and high-speed internet access. The hotel provides 24-hour concierge and room service, and twice daily maid service.
Programs For Kids
If you are planning to get away with the family, the resort offers the Tree House Club, a special facility designed for children ages 3 to 12. Kids can experience exciting adventures, such as swimming with turtles and Easter egg hunts. The resort also offers a number of water sports, tennis and shopping. Click here for more top Caribbean family resorts.
L'Acajou, the signature restaurant, serves French international cuisine featuring fresh island seafood and other local delicacies. The restaurant offers an open-air waterfront setting, a romantic idea on a honeymoon.
Casual dining options include the beachfront restaurant Bajan Blue, Spa Cafe, and dinning at the golf club. Exotic drinks and refreshments are offered at Monkey Bar, Terrace Lounge and Beach Bar.
Rates start from USD $1,000 per night for rooms, and from $1,800 for suites.
American Airlines (800-433-7300) provides non-stop flights from JFK in New York to Grantley International Airport. Flight time is 4.5 hours. Sandy Lane can arrange luxury limousine or Bentley can pick-up at the airport which is a 35-minute drive from the resort.