Sandals Officially Opens in Barbados


Above: the new Sandals Barbados

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Sandals has welcomed its first guests in Barbados following a wide-ranging $65 million renovation project.

The project, at the site of the former Couples Barbados, is located in Christ Church on the island’s South Coast.



Above: the Bayside restaurant

“We are absolutely thrilled to be here in Barbados, one of the leading destinations in the world,” said General Manager Josef Zellner. “Sandals and Barbados are a perfect fit which visitors will enjoy for many years to come. This dream has been a long time coming and we are happy to finally be here.”


Above: a suite at Sandals Barbados

The Dover-area property has 10 restaurants including an Indian restaurant, a first for the brand, called the Bombay Club.

The 280-room property, which includes Sandals River Suites, employs more than 600 people.

Sandals now has 15 branded properties across the region.