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Sandals Resort Royal Bahamian

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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Couples from all over the world flock to Sandals Resorts for a romantic escape—and for good reason. Sandals Resort Royal Bahamian is especially noteworthy for its serene oceanfront locale, upscale accommodations, top-notch food and drink offerings (ranging from trendy food trucks serving Caribbean cuisine to haute French fare), an incredible spa, and quality service to put every couple at ease. The all-inclusive property, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, even boasts its own private island: and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Sandals Royal Bahamian

It's All in the Details

Upon pulling up to the porte-cochère, the resort literally rolls out the red carpet (well, it's actually already there for you, but you get the idea). Visitors will then be greeted with warm smiles and "welcome homes" from staff members — setting the scene for all the fun that's to come. While waiting for their rooms to be ready, guests can explore the expansive grounds (which include sparkling swimming pools), grab a bite to eat (or drink) at one of the stylish on-site restaurants, or hang out in one of the common areas, including a beachfront lounge area or tranquil courtyard complete with a stunning fountain. 

The resort's 400-plus rooms and suites are spread across 15 picturesque acres of land overlooking the surrounding clear-blue waters and unspoiled stretches of sand. As such, it's especially fitting that the interiors take inspiration from the beachfront surroundings in the form of beachy-chic artwork, warm woods, and pops of turquoise reminiscent of the ocean. Select room categories even offer bonus features like deep soaking tubs for two, swim-up access, and private butler service. 

The Vibe at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Since this is a Sandals, you can expect couples of all ages, including plenty of honeymooners. Also, despite the resort's sprawling size, there are plenty of common areas for guests to choose from. With this in mind, there is plenty of room to lounge out and relax — that is, without having to worry about waking up at the crack of dawn to find pool chairs or a perfect spot in the sand.

Who Will Love Sandals Royal Bahamian

Couples looking for an easy, fuss-free, and relaxing vacation where food, drinks, and activities are all folded into one flat rate.

Who Might Not Love Sandals Royal Bahamian

While Sandals Royal Bahamian offers great value, it's not necessarily wallet-friendly (rates start around $350 per person, per night, in low season). With this in mind, budget-conscious travelers may choose to stay elsewhere. 

Best Amenity at Sandals Royal Bahamian

A quick boat ride from the main resort lies Barefoot Cay. This private island oasis offers plenty of room to roam along the beach, which is dotted with loungers and hammocks. There's also an on-site restaurant, a cabana- and chaise- lined pool area complete with a swim-up bar, and a hot tub overlooking the ocean. 

Money Matters

What's Included at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Royal Bahamian is an all-inclusive resort. In addition to all food and drinks —there are 10 restaurants and eight bars total — guests can also enjoy free entertainment, water sports, unlimited land activities, and scuba diving. Fitness center access, airport transfers, and wifi are all included, as well. 

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at Sandals Royal Bahamian 

Typical taxes and fees should be expected here. Gratuities are not included in your room rate, either. Premium wifi, excursions and tours, spa treatments, and phone calls are all available for an added cost. 

How to Get a Deal at Sandals Royal Bahamian 

For the lowest rates, visit in the off-season (June through September). Also, be sure to check the specials tab to view all available promotions. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Sandals Royal Bahamian

Downtown Nassau, which is lined with shops, restaurants, and monuments, is about 20 minutes away by car. 

Nearest Airport to Sandals Royal Bahamian

Lynden Pindling International Airport is an easy 12-minute ride from the resort. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Sandals Royal Bahamian

While there is no public transportation, guests do receive airport transfers to and from the resort.

The Bottom Line

For an easy and laid-back couples retreat, Sandals Royal Bahamian makes an excellent choice. 

It's All in the Details