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Sandals Royal Bahamian; A Honest Honeymoon Review

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The adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Royal Bahamian is romantic and luxurious, perfect for your Bahamas honeymoon, anniversary trip, or couples’ vacation.

Sandals Royal Bahamian is located on the famous Cable Beach in Nassau, the main island in the Bahamas. Recently renovated, this glamorous resort now offers beachfront swim-up suites with butler service, 2 huge pools and 6 whirlpools, 10 restaurants, and 8 bars. The resort also has a British influence, with billiard rooms and daily high tea.

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Who Should Stay At Sandals Royal Bahamian?

What sets Sandals Royal Bahamian apart is the private offshore island with a beach, pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant, and cabanas. It also offers a vibrant atmosphere with lots to do and a compact layout that is easy to get around.

This is the best Sandals Resort for someone looking to be in the Caribbean without going very far. Not only is it close to the US but it is also close to the airport. It is also the only Sandals Resort that is near a casino. You can enjoy amazing food, the casino, and the waterpark at BahaMar during your trip.

If you are looking for a more party vibe there is a pool area with music and activities like a foam party.

For relaxation, there is a private island with its own pool, restaurant, and bar.

Getting to Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau, which is the capital of The Bahamas. This means you can find plenty of direct and nonstop flights to Sandals Royal Bahamian.

The resort is located about 15 minutes from Lynden Pindling International Airport, and you receive complimentary airport transfers, meaning your Bahamas vacation or honeymoon will start right away. The resort is conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Nassau and Bay Street and 30 minutes from Paradise Island.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Rooms and Suites

At Sandals Royal Bahamian, you can choose from a wide variety of butler, club, and luxury-level rooms and suites with ocean or garden views. The elegant West Bay Oceanview Swim-up Butler Suites have walkout patios with views of the ocean, direct access to the zero-entry swim-up pool, and a Tranquility Soaking Tub for Two; a master bedroom and separate living room; fully stocked bar; and walk-in shower.

The West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen One Bedroom Butler Suites have private furnished patios with zero-entry access to the Zen Garden swim-up pool, a separate living room with dining area and full bar, and a walk-in shower. Or enjoy your own private pool with the Island Village One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite! These suites all come with personal butler service for the ultimate pampering.

There is also a range of club and luxury level rooms and suites, including swim-up, oceanview, and walk-out, with private patios or balconies (some with Tranquility Soaking Tubs for Two). Club-level accommodations at Sandals Royal Bahamian come with access to special amenities, including dedicated concierge service, a stylish private lounge that’s available 24 hours a day, and special activities.

Activities at Sandals Royal Bahamian

At Sandals Royal Bahamian, you will be close to the bustling town of Nassau and all the attractions it has to offer, like historic sites, museums, galleries, the BahaMar waterpark, botanical gardens, markets, and casinos. You can also take optional area excursions.

Onsite at Sandals Royal Bahamian, you’ll find complimentary watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding, sailing, water trikes, and Hobie Cats, as well as snorkeling and scuba diving. You can enjoy multiple pools and whirlpools, plus two beautiful beaches and the Coconut Grove lounge area.

Land activities include day and night tennis, pool tables, croquet, basketball, lawn chess, shuffleboard, table tennis, and beach volleyball. There’s also a full fitness center onsite, which is located in a penthouse to give you amazing views as you work out! You can also choose to indulge in optional services at the Red Lane Spa.

Plus, Sandals Royal Bahamian offers the exclusive offshore island of Barefoot Cay, which is just minutes from the resort via the Love Runner. It features a Beach Club with a pool, whirlpool, and swim-up bar; two secluded beaches great for relaxing, swimming, or snorkeling; an open-air seafood restaurant; and plenty of romantic spots to lounge like hammocks, cabanas, and a fire pit. You can even get massages by the water!

The snorkeling is great here, whether off the beach at the resort or on the private island. You can also take a boat trip to Rose Island Reef, where you can see sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, and tropical fish, or hit some of the other top snorkeling sites in Nassau.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Restaurants

Sandals Royal Bahamian has ten restaurants, to give you a choice of delicious gourmet and casual dining options. These include La Plume (elegant French), Butch’s Island Chop House (steaks and seafood), Tesoro (southern Italian), Kanoo (pan-Caribbean), Kimono’s Oriental Cuisine, the open-air and beachfront Aralia House (seafood, located on the private island), Soy Sushi Bar, the casual and beachside Calico Café (seafood and grilled items), the Queen’s Pearl British Pub, and Gordon’s on the Pier (grilled meat and seafood specialties in an upscale setting over the water).

You can also enjoy two food trucks: Coco Queen, serving Bahamian fare, and Sweets’N’ Tings Patisserie.

As at every Sandals resort, all meals, snacks, and beverages are included in your stay, so you can feast to your heart’s content! Room service is included in club and butler-level rooms, with butler suites offering 24-hour room service. You can also book a private candlelight dinner on the beach for an extra fee.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Nightlife

Sandals Royal Bahamian has 8 bars (including 3 swim-up bars) and plenty of entertainment options including beach parties, theme nights, and live shows. There is a definite vibrant atmosphere at this resort, so if you like it lively, this is a good Sandals for you.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Cost

Sandals Royal Bahamian is an affordable honeymoon destination, with rates starting at $360 per person per night.

What is included at Sandals Royal Bahamian?

At Sandals Resorts, when they say “all-inclusive” they really mean it. Sandals prides itself on having the most luxury inclusions of any resort. Your rate at Sandals Royal Bahamian will cover the same inclusions offered at all Sandals resorts: complimentary airport transfers; all dining and beverages including unlimited premium liquors and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines; a stocked minibar in your room; a coffee maker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee; water sports and equipment plus professional instruction; WiFi; daily and nightly entertainment; unlimited land sports; and state-of-the-art fitness center. You can also get a free wedding at Sandals with a minimum 3-night stay!

Even all tips, taxes, and gratuities are included. There is no need to worry about tipping the bartender, the bellman, or your server at one of the specialty restaurants. However, if you stay in a butler-level suite, your butler can and will accept tips. We recommend tipping a butler $20 a day, depending on how much you use their services. Spa therapists and airport transport drivers should also be tipped since they are not Sandals employees.

Google Rating: 4.1

TripAdvisor Rating: 4