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We traveled to SRB for our daughters wedding in December. Our beyond wonderful experience started with our Beach Bum Jayne and her expertise in planning a vacation for a large group. For anyone traveling with a group (or without) I highly recommend using Beach Bum Vacations! Especially when it comes to traveling in the winter and the risk delays and cancellations, your Beach Bum will be there to help get you to your destination. Now on to SRB...simply amazing!!! The wedding staff went above and beyond to make our daughter and son in law feel as if they were the only two bride and groom around. Anything they wanted they were more than happy to accommodate. The resort staff are the friendliest people you will ever encounter and go out of their way to make sure you are happy. We did not have the opportunity to try every restaurant but the ones we did try did NOT disappoint. The private island is a must for snorkeling, make your way to the opposite side of the island and you will see and swim with sea turtles and rays. I will most definitely be planning a return trip!
"Vacation in Bahamas. "
Weather a little chilly this time of year, but resort is very nice. The private island is beautiful. Couples massage there was amazing! Entertainment not as good as Sandals Jamaican resorts but still a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all inclusive.
"Not as good as we expected"
The good points are super friendly staff, nice rooms, good restaurants and bars and generally good facilities like the gym, pools, hobies, etc. The really frustrating thing about this place is getting anything you ask for, like something that needs fixing in your room, a restaurant booking, clean towels, tea bags, etc. Pretty much everything you have to ask for at least three times. And after a while that gets annoying as you have to get assertive and a bit stroppy, and spend time at the desk complaining, which is not what I came on holiday for, nor is it what I paid for. I can't speak for other Sandals resorts, but I find it hard to think there aren't places that put more effort into responding to your first time of asking. I'm sure you could do better than Sandals Royal Bahamian.
We spent 7 nights there with butler service. We bought the butler service due to other recommendations on Tripadvisor. It was good advice. We needed their service to get a reserved hut on the offshore island. Without it, we would not have had that because so many people have the butler service, it's still a first-come-first-serve butler deal. They don't seem to save any of their chairs/huts for patrons without butlers. The butlers were also helpful in obtaining reservations to the restaurants when and where we wanted to eat. In addition, we had breakfast delivered to our room almost every morning and ate on the balcony overlooking the pool. It was delightful! The accommodations were immaculate, the view was spectacular and overall we had a fabulous time and look forward to going there again.
This was our first "All Inclusive" vacation and we will definitely return. Everyone was very pleasant and kind. The food and drinks were delicious. We decided to try scuba diving and fell in love. We decided to become PADI certified and Damien Simms was our instructor and he was extremely knowledgable, kind and patient. The whole Dive Team was wonderful with special recognition to Damien, Nelson, & Sony! We will definitely be back!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM