This week we are in Barbados to explore the beautiful Sandy Lane Resort. This resort was once under British rule over 300 years, which explains its name "Little England" . Today the British influence can still be seen here in popular activities like cricket and polo, but of course with a Bajan spin on it.
The Sandy Lane Resort opened in 1961 but undergo a complete transformation in 2001 and now it perfectly combines its British history with Bajan flair. Guests will feel at home from the moment they arrive in their spacious rooms with blue-drenched vistas. Everything about this resort is luxurious: there are three golf courses and the island's largest and most renowned spa, but the warm service and relaxing beach scenery ultimately are what make you fall in love with the resort.
Our room of choice had to be the stunning Sandy Lane Suite, located on the second floor of the Turtle Wing, overlooking the sublime turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. In this amazing suite, a private elevator leads to four elegant en-suite bedrooms, a spacious open-plan design and direct access to the beach.
The suite features an exquisite bathroom, a restaurant standard kitchen, a bar at the entrance to the living room, an open air dining area, a TV area and a studio/office. There is also a heated infinity pool on the edge of the terrace where guests can enjoy magnificent views of the West Coast sunsets.
The Spa at Sandy Lane is phenomenal and a world in itself. A spectacular marble reception area and staircases lead you to the spa’s treatment suites, changing rooms and water therapies. Highly trained therapist will ensure you have a blissful experience in one of the lavish treatment rooms. Guests can also enjoy a full fitness facility and complete menu of spa services that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, as they offer you the ultimate in relaxation.
The magnificent 47,000 sq. ft. spa highlights a vast range of facials, massages and body treatments using Sundari and Aromatherapy Associates range of products.
Sandy Lane has three golf courses each has spectacular natural beauty and stunning views of Barbados’ coastline. Our favourite golf course and the one we recommend is the Country Club; the Country Club is a golfer’s paradise with its five lakes and immaculately cut fairways. This 7,060-yard and 72 par dream of a golf course was designed by Tom Fazio and has event hosted the 2006 World golf Championships Barbados World Cup.
Once you’re settled into your room and ready for something to eat then head down to The Bajan Blue. It features European-, Caribbean- and Asian-influenced cuisine served beachside. You'll be pleased to know that the restaurant offers all-day dining, a must experience elaborate Sunday Brunch, and wonderfully themed buffet evenings. There is also a modern wine bar, sushi station and state-of-the-art grill.