Sandals Royal Bahamian Review

A Top Honeymoon Resort In Bahamas

Reviewed by Nicole Rosania | Updated on July 24, 2024

5-star hotel
9.7
Exceptional
Our Rating
Sandals Royal Bahamian

Discover the epitome of modern luxury and breathtaking Caribbean vistas at the enchanting Sandals Royal Bahamian. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled romantic experience that includes a private island getaway and the introduction of sensational new swim-up suites, adding an extra touch of allure to your honeymoon.

Indulge in the award-winning Red Lane Spa, with three locations at Sandals Royal Bahamian, including one nestled on the resort’s exclusive private island. Voted “The Bahamas Best Resort Spa” by the World Travel Awards, these spas offer a range of exclusive romantic amenities and rejuvenating treatments. This is an experience you won’t want to miss.

The resort’s ambiance is adorned with the elegance of Roman columns and exquisite design details, evoking an old-world charm. Stunning ocean views can be savored from many of the beachfront rooms and restaurants, adding a sense of awe-inspiring beauty to your surroundings.

Secluded areas designed for couples can be found throughout the resort, offering intimate moments and private escapes for you and your loved one. As you wander along the walkways and tropical gardens, you’ll be captivated by the vibrant colors of flowering bougainvillea, further enhancing the tropical paradise ambiance.

Recommended Accommodations

Here are our recommended rooms for each of Sandals room categories.

West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suite

Located on the ground floor of the West Bay building, the West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Butler Suites are complete with swim-up access to the Zen Garden pool. These suites also include a furnished private patio and a bedroom with a four-poster, king-size bed and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower. Honeymooners can also enjoy a personal butler service, 24-hour in-room dining, and private car transfer during their stay.

West Bay Honeymoon Club Level Oversized Junior Suite

At the Club Level, we recommend the West Bay Honeymoon Oversized Junior suite. Located within the West Bay buildings, these suites overlook the resort’s crystal lagoon pool and tropical foliage. Enjoy the views from your private balcony. On the interior, honeymooners can expect a four-poster, king-size bed, HD smart TV, and fully stocked bar. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower.

Guests at this level can also enjoy Club Sandals concierge service, including in-room dining, preferred check-in, and assistance with reservations.

Island Village Honeymoon Luxury Villa Room

The Island Village Honeymoon Luxury Villa Rooms include a king-size bed and smart TV. The bathrooms include a dual control walk-in shower and double sink. Each room also comes with a fully stocked refrigerator featuring local beers, wines, sodas, and juices. Enjoy the tranquility of the lush gardens that surround you in these charming hideaways.


Restaurants at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Royal Bahamian offers honeymooners 10 unique restaurants with international chefs to choose from.

La Plume

Indulge in the finest French flavors in a chic, bright atmosphere. Dress code is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are required. Dinner is served daily from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Butch’s Chophouse

Butch’s Steak & Seafood serves only the highest quality grain-fed Midwestern beef with the finest fish and exquisite side dishes meant to share. Dress code here is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are required. Dinner is served daily from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Tesoro

Enjoy Southern Italian pasta dishes and made-to-order Neapolitan style pizzas served from a stone pizza oven. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required. Meals are served here 3x a day, with breakfast from 7:30 – 10:30 am, lunch from 12 – 4 pm, and dinner hours from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Kanoo

Enjoy Pan-Caribbean dishes and savor the color and spice of the area. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required. Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 10:30 am daily and lunch is offered from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

Kimonos

Traditional Japanese hibachi restaurant. Enjoy exotic cuisine as chefs juggle cooking utensils and cook on a flat surface iron grill. Open for dinner daily from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are required.

Aralia House

Enjoy fresh seafood, served boat to table at this Caribbean-inspired eatery. Sample local Bahamian dishes and authentic cuisine for lunch from 11 am – 4 pm. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required.

Calico Cafe

Enjoy comfort foods such as burgers and fresh salads in a casual, beachside grill. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required. Lunch is served daily from 11 am – 4 pm.

The Queen’s Pearl

Enjoy authentic and traditional British classics in a cozy pub setting. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required. Dinner is offered from 5 – 10 pm and late night hours are from 10 pm – 2 am.

Gordon’s

This outdoor restaurant located on top of a pier is perfect for romantic dinners for two. Enjoy signature steak and seafood and watch the chefs in the open-air kitchen. Dress code is Resort Evening Attire and reservations are not required. Dinner hours are 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Soy Sushi

An Asian dinner option with an elegant twist. This sushi house offers exotic sushi creations made-to-order. Dress code is Resort Casual and reservations are not required. Open for dinner from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.


Activities at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Did you know that Sandals offers one of the most comprehensive scuba diving programs in the world? And it’s all included? If you’re looking for an adventurous activity that you’ll remember forever on your honeymoon, explore scuba diving at Sandals Royal Bahamian.

Additionally, the Sandals Royal Bahamian has a private, off-shore island complete with a pirate beach, pool, jacuzzi, and restaurant. Honeymooners can access the island via the Sandals Love Runner boat in less than 5 minutes.

Other on-site land activities include beach volleyball, lawn chess, croquet, pool tables, bocce ball, and more!

The Best Island Route Tours at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Royal Bahamian offers honeymooners dozens of local excursions to choose from to explore the island country of The Bahamas. Here are our top Advisor-picked recommendations:

Nassau Snuba Tour

Experience SNUBA: a mix of a thrilling scuba diving adventure and a relaxing snorkeling experience. Come face-to-face with exotic marine life and colorful coral reefs on this 3.5 hour long tour in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Reggae Catamaran Cruise and Nassau Beach Break

Make your way out of Nassau harbor on a luxury catamaran and enjoy a sightseeing tour past several historical landmarks, celebrity homes, and large yachts. Head to Nassau’s best snorkeling reef and enjoy exotic cocktails. The final stop of the day will be Rose Island, where you can swim or relax on the beach before sailing back to the dock with beats from an on-board DJ.

Nassau Vintage Ford Historical Experience

Tour the best of Nassau, The Bahamas aboard a custom Henry Ford Model-T replica. Journey to The Pointe Margaritaville hotel, and cruise through Nassau’s vibrant shopping district. Soak up the iconic Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island before stepping back in time in the Versailles Gardens, in The Cloisters, and at Fort Fincastle.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Packing Guide

For your honeymoon in The Bahamas, the most important thing you’ll need to pack is a passport! Not only is The Bahamas a series of Caribbean islands, it is an independent country.

Additionally, pack essentials for several hours in the sun, plenty of sunscreen that is SPF 25 or higher. We also recommend 2-3 swimsuits, since you’ll be at the beach or resort pools almost every day. Include some type of cover-up also, such as an oversized t-shirt and hat. Water shoes would be a great addition to your Bahamas packing list so you can comfortably explore the sea caves and natural island terrain. For your excursions into the countryside, you will also want a pair of sneakers and athleisure clothing. Lightweight fabrics you can layer will also be key for long days in the sun. Think: linen shorts and 3-4 cotton tank tops or t-shirts.

Once the sun sets, be prepared with a little more formal attire, including closed-toes or heeled shoes. Also be sure to pack 3-4 dinner outfits that would fit the resort evening attire dress code at some of Sandals Royal Bahamian restaurants, such as collared shirts and slacks for men and sundresses for women. Don’t forget a few sets of PJs, and essential medications and toiletries, although many of the Sandals bathrooms will provide the basics for honeymooners to help themselves to!


Sandals Royal Bahamian Map

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