Acknowledged to be one of the great resorts of the Caribbean, the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort was once a playground for royalty and the stars. You will still be conscious of its timeless elegance, as you approach along the cobbled driveway lined with bougainvilleas, and encounter the stately entrance with statues and Roman columns. However, what really makes this resort unique is its private island, Sandals Cay, which is only minutes away by water-shuttle, and forms a resort within a resort, with two beautiful secluded beaches.
The 403 rooms and suites provide varying degrees of luxury, including the Royal Village, offering romantic villas with secluded pools, the Balmoral Zen Garden Walkout Level rooms, in the newly refurbished Balmoral Tower, and for real extravagance, the Windsor Oceanview Butler Royal Suites, with butler service. One of the restaurants, Gordon’s on the Pier, is exclusively for guests in these butler suites, but for others there are three other reservation-only restaurants — Kimonos, the French restaurant Baccarat, and Cafe Goombay on the island — and several others such as the Cricketer’s, the English pub, and the Crystal Room, the main dining room. Generally, no effort has been spared to create the ultimate holiday for “two people in love” — including, of course, those wishing to get married.