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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian All Inclusive Resort – Couples Only in Nassau, you’ll be on the beach and within the vicinity of Nassau Botanical Gardens and Fort Fincastle. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center and Lake Cunningham.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 404 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and minibars.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 7 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a sauna. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 10 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a beach bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Sandals Royal Bahamian All Inclusive Resort – Couples Only
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Reviews

Save your money
Zeus40

Total disappointment. The view and the location are great but it doesn’t make up for the awful service. The bars and restaurants were understaffed and had workers that had a carefree attitude. Long waits to get drinks and food. Also, the bars were constantly running out of liquor and wine and would never restock during the day. I would never go back. They have the I have your money already and we don’t care attitude.

Not the Sandals Experience we Expected
GeminiMan611

Our rm was a 2nd flr Garden Terrace: Ample space; well-appointed, quiet with a swimming pool n spa just outside the door. No bathtub. Don't want steps, ask for a 1st flr rm. "Villa" was furthest from other amenities. No big deal. Our 5 day/4 night visit was for R&R--do as little as possible. This is our 5th different Sandals as we have come to love these resorts, but the food and service was not 5-star for this otherwise stunning resort. Front office staff was welcoming and polite, but after serving warm champagne, they then couldn't get our dinner reservation correct (tried 2 times), so we skipped the loyalty dinner and took the incorrect reservation to Baccarat, 1 of 3 restaurants that require a reservation. Make sure to bring a credit card for the $400 deposit; they don't allow debit cards for this purpose. No big deal, we used our debit card as needed and then settled remaining charges (wine upgrades) at checkout. We fogot to pack suntan lotion; the nice, but very expensive gift shop charged $25 for 7 ounces of Coppertone. (t-shirts/ball caps are near $40). The Crystal and Baccarat restaurants were disappointing in most respects. There was a lack of attentiveness and a lack of attention to detail. The food was average across the board. We joined two other couples after our Baccarat experience and they said much the same...and worse. On the brighter side and more in keeping with Sandals standards, we were delighted with Gordon's (reserve early!), the Criketteers Pub (cheeseburgers, fish-n-chips) and Napoli, where you can order a decent pizza. Spices was always great for breakfast and different menus each day for lunch. There are 2 large, beautiful pools and several smaller spread throughout. Plenty of lounge chairs. Want your choice, be out early. (If you get butler service, your butler will secure chairs for you.) The gym (at penthouse level) is very nice with free weights, universal, and cardio (recumbent bike, elliptical, treadmill). The view is beautiful! We'd like to think that our food and service experience was a one-off, which is exactly what we shared with management. Nevertheless, we'll try other Sandals resorts before going back to the Royal Bahamian

Private Island is absolute paradise!
Global770390

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As I type this with tears streaming down my face that I’m back to reality... ????

✈️Airport
We arrived to the Sandals check in at the airport, and our bags were tagged and we were on the shuttle within minutes. A 10 minute ride and we pulled up to paradise!

????Check in
Uno, the concierge was phenomenal. Greeted us, gave us an iPad to check in, champagne and a cookie. We relaxed for a few minutes on the couch and our room was ready. Seamless.

???? Room
We had the Windsor oversized walkout. LOVED it! I loved stumbling out and being at the breakfast buffet at Casanova’s within seconds. ???? The room was spacious, bed was heavenly, and hallways were quiet after 9:30 pm. We slept like babies! The only thing I missed was a bathtub, but the hot tubs made up for it. ????????

????Room service
My fave was the charcuterie board. I ordered this every day! The seasonal fruit tart was to die for, also. Room service told us on the phone it would be within 40 mins. It always came within 20! We didn’t order dinner on room service, but enjoyed snacks and dessert daily. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet so much that we didn’t do breakfast in the room, either.

????Island
THE BEST PART OF THE TRIP! Do not miss this. The resort wouldn’t be half as amazing without the island. Boat ride is 5-6 mins. Worth it. Stay all day! Cabanas galore, and it’s just a different feel there. We snorkeled, I saw a shark and tons of fish. I thought about hiding in the bushes and staying here forever.

????Pools
Windsor pool was louder, music playing, etc. Not my cup of tea... Balmoral pool was quieter and relaxing. The pool on the island was by far my favorite! Quiet, comfortable and it seemed like no one else was there but us. ????

????????‍♀️Spa
We got a massage, and it was heavenly! We got it at the main spa in the Balmoral building. Pricey, but hey. We were on vacation....

????Loop
A MUST! I can’t believe so many of the guests didn’t know about this. We needed more hangers, requested on loop and were there within an hour. Requested 80s music at the pool, it happened! Quick response and was a great way to compliment the staff. Download the Sandals app and use the loop while on property! So much easier than calling and waiting in line for the concierge.

????Drinks
I really wish there was a drink menu at the bars, but we just asked other guests what they were drinking if it looked good. A lot of their signature drinks were so sweet, so a lot of times I stuck with vodka sodas.
What we loved:
Mango Daquiri made with mandarin vodka
Mudslide
Pina Colada
Mojito
Bob Marley
We pretty much drank all day ????????????
I’ve seen several reviews on the bartenders, and we encountered one that was sort of pissy... but the others were awesome. Never waited more than a few minutes for a drink. Very pleased with their service. You will not go without a drink here. There’s a bar every 20 ft!

????Schooners
We did lunch AND dinner here. The view is BEYOND amazing on the island. Food was ok. Nice for lunch, I would not go back for dinner. For lunch we loved the pork sliders and burger. Dinner we ordered surf and turf and it was so so.

????Gordon’s
Amazing! Scallops were amazing, we got a double order! They come on a piece of cornbread with pulled pork- not sure what that’s about?! I got them by themselves.... Surf and turf was delicious. The best steak we had there. Dress code was lax, men had flip flops which I was surprised about, but whatever. It’s beautiful and so good!

????Casanova
Loved it! Loved the antipasto bar, chicken parm and veal chop. Waited 30 mins for a table, and good service once we got seated. Yum!

????Kimonos
My favorite! The food was HOT which was nice since most things weren’t served super hot elsewhere. Fresh food, and fun to sit at the table with others. Met some awesome people! Don’t miss Kimonos.

????Spices
My least favorite. Average service, average food. It was our first day there so we needed something quick. It was ok. I would skip if it we went back.

????Cricketers
Loved the wings, fries and everything else! ????????Great for a bite by the pool or an app before dinner. Fish and chips were out of this world!

????Bella Napoli
Great pizza. Loved the fig and prosciutto. Takes a LONG time. 45 mins to an hour, so order before you’re hungry.

????Extras:
- insulated cup
- Dramamine (for after boats and snorkeling)
- popcorn and ice cream in Royal theater
- super easy to get to the downtown market! Don’t miss this- cheap souvenirs and $5 round trip on the bus.
- killer cookies in the balmoral check in area every day!
- get your snorkel gear (if you’re renting it) on day 1 and keep it with you. We couldn’t get it on a red flag day but still wanted to go in... thankfully we brought one set and shared...
- bring a new raft! They’ll blow it up for you at the dive shop.
- check out the on site re-booking place! We got a smoking deal and are going to SRC next year ❤️

????Cons
- I wish they did a better job of letting you know what’s going on during the day. Every time we went to get the print out sheet, the concierge wasn’t there. We had to go to the theater and read what was posted. Would be nice if daily we could get a sheet of what’s going on. We felt this was the biggest area for improvement, the communication.

????ENJOY! Honestly, this was our first time away from our kids in 9 years. It was long overdue! We are so thankful for this time together, and the trip was incredible! The water, the people, everything. We felt so relaxed... thank you SRB, we cannot wait to return!

Ps- Thank you to Jaydon in the travel department for getting us re-booked for next year! Jaydon, you are a beautiful soul with a great personality. Thank you for your help and insight! ❤️????????