Sandals Hotel

Shine bright like a diamond – My week in Barbados !!!

Flying from Manchester, we treated ourselves to the Escape VIP lounge which is definitely great value and a really relaxing way to start your holiday.

Very impressed with the Thomas Cook service – the newly renovated aircraft feature more legroom then the short haul service and all seats feature seat back TV’s. There is an option to upgrade to Premium economy if you prefer or you can upgrade your in flight entertainment package to offer you more movie choices.

On arrival we were greeted by Edward, our driver – a friendly young man who took us to our hotel in no time in order for us to hit St Lawrence gap. We quickly found a great little bar, My Friends Place – we arrived just at the right time because it was happy hour. Great atmosphere and welcoming staff.

Faye in St Lawrence Gap

If you want to experience true Bajan hospitality I would recommend a meal at Daddy’s – delicious food cooked off the grill – yummy! This is where my husband discovered the Islands hot pepper sauce that he had with everything from then on!
If you want a delicious lunch at a great price then Happy Days cafe is the place to go. Smashing service with perfect quick lunch bites.

Sandals Barbados, well what can I say? From the moment we walked into the lounge area we knew we would not want to leave. Beautiful, manicured gardens, lovingly looked after by Markson – a endearing gentleman of great character with lots of funny anecdotes. The rooms are stunning with lots of dark wood – and the Crystal Lagoon swim-up one bedroom butler suite with patio soaking tub for two is just the ultimate in luxury. The little touches such as the tub for two in the bathroom and on the patio are perfect for honeymooners and lovers in love!

Faye Sandals Barbados

Every food taste is catered for – and when we just wanted to chill by the pool we could grab a hot dog from the cute little ‘doggies’ stand or a Pizza from Dinos. Sandals is great for real ‘foodies’ – 11 unique dining experiences in total.

Faye - Almond ResortWe moved up the coast on our 4th Day and stayed at the Almond Beach Resort. When we were welcomed with a rum punch on arrival we knew we were in for a good time! The staff here really are the reason behind the success of the Almond. Nothing is too much trouble and your favourite drink is already poured for you before you have to ask for it. Our room had a gorgeous view of the Caribbean sea – where we could watch the most glorious sunset and sunrise. The jewel in the crown for the dining options here is ‘Enid’s’ restaurant. I would definitely recommend making dinner reservations for here as soon as you can, it is so popular, which is no surprise, the food served is exquisite. Chicken Roti and the trio of fishcakes a particular favourite.

We have made some very happy memories from our time spent in Barbados…try for yourself and make memories that will last a life time!