Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
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Considered the most elegant of all the Sandals Resorts,
Royal Bahamian is outside of Nassau on the Bahamas Island of New Providence. Two
resorts in one, Royal Bahamian features the Sandals Cay private offshore island visible from
the primary mainland resort area and only minutes by ferry. Some of the finest Sandals gourmet dining can also be found at this resort. Located within the Cable Beach resort area, the nearby casinos and nightlife provide additional activity.
Rolls Royce or Mercedes Benz airport transfers for all butler level suites. The convenience,
elegant romantic atmosphere, and fine amenities make Royal Bahamian one of the top
and most demanded Sandals Resorts.
Royal Bahamian (Official Website)
Location - Sandals Royal
Bahamian is located along Cable Beach on the Bahamas Island of New Providence
approx 10 minutes from Lynden Pindling Nassau International Airport (NAS). Downtown Nassau
located 20 minutes away and Paradise Island located approx 30 minutes by cab. The
Crystal Palace Casino complex is located nearby along the same Cable Beach
resort strip. The location and ample flight availability makes Sandals Royal
Bahamian a convenient choice for many travelers.
Atmosphere - Rich in
history, the resort lobby areas and accommodations feature elegant British
decor and styles. Statues and fountains glitter the resort's
entrance and grounds creating a romantic atmosphere. Elegant dining facilities such as the
Crystal Room add to the resort's unique charm. The pools, beaches, and
outdoor spa facilities create a sense of relaxation. The private offshore
island encourages a sense of adventure. Nightly entertaiment inspires the
mood. Overall, considered the most regal of the Sandals resorts.
Layout & design -
403 rooms & suites over 15 acres. The resort is two resorts in one - primary
mainland area and the private offshore island. Both areas are flat with
minimal step climbing. The two areas are within eyesight of each other and
connected by a provided shuttle ferry.
The mainland area includes the majority of the resort
including the lobby check-in area, all accommodations, most
restaurants, the two main pools and a beach. There are two primary accommodation
buildings - the Windsor and Balmoral buildings, both 6-stories. In addition, a
series of villas are located in a romantic garden setting called the Royal
Sandals Cay offshore island features an additional
restaurant, pool with swim-up bar, several beach areas, additional spa
services, and romantic tropical garden walkways.
Sandals Royal Bahamian features ten restaurants and dining options - Nine on
the mainland and one on the offshore island. In addition, continental
room-service breakfast available for all guests 8-10am.
Spices Restaurant (International) -
Primary restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Resort casual, no
reservations, non-smoking. Breakfast 7:30-10am (buffet & made-to-order). Lunch 12:30-2:30pm
(buffet & made-to-order), dinner 6:30-9:30pm (a la carte and Intl buffet
Baccarat Restaurant (French) - Signature restaurant
featuring fine crystal, art nouveau decor, and white-gloved service. Dinner 6-9:30pm,
reservations required, resort evening attire, non-smoking. Also a la
carte breakfast with champagne and caviar service, 8-11am.
Crystal Room (International) -
historic with vintage Baccarat crystal chandelier centerpiece. White-gloved
evening attire, no reservations, non-smoking. Dinner 6-9:30pm, closed
Casanova (Italian) -
favorite italian dishes along with antipasti bar, all under spectacular
glass dome. Resort casual, no reservations, non-smoking. Breakfast
7-10:30am, Lunch (buffet, cook to order items, pasta bar) 12:30-3pm. Dinner
a la carte 6-10pm.
Kimonos (Teppanyaki) -
popular restaurant featured in several Sandals resorts with Teppanyaki-style
dishes prepared at the table. Resort evening attire, reservations required,
non-smoking. Dinner 6-9:30, closed Tuesdays.
Stewfish (Bahamian) - Open-air
setting located on the offshore island. Classic lunch favorites and
traditional Bahamian & seafood dinners. Resort casual, reservations required
non-smoking. Lunch 11am-3pm. Dinner Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
(weather permitting), 2 seatings: 6:30pm and 8:30pm with boat transfers at
6:15pm and 8:15pm.
Royal Cafe - (Beachside Grill) -
Caribbean and Southwest dishes, burgers, sandwiches, and salads served during afternoon hours 11am-5pm.
Resort casual, no reservations.
Cricketer's Pub - Authentic English
pub serving traditional pub dishes. Resort casual, no reservations,
non-smoking. Continental breakfast 3-7:30am. Dinners and other snack items
Gordon's - (Steak & Seafood) -
Elegant dining located on the edge of the pier overlooking the sea. Included
for all butler level guests, additional cost for all others. Resort evening
attire, reservations required, non-smoking. Dinner 6:30-9:30, closed Sundays.
Bella Napoli Pizzeria -
Made-to-order brick-oven pizza on terrace overlooking the sea. Resort
casual, no reservations, non-smoking. Daily 11am-5pm.
Restaurant Descriptions (Sandals Website)
Sundowner Swim-up Bar - 10:30am-6pm
Sunset Swim-up Bar - 10:30am-6pm
Sunset Bar - 6pm-10pm
Goombay Swim-up Bar - 5pm-3am
Cricketer's Pub - 10am-1am
Manor Bar and Piano Lounge - 5pm-1am
Crystal Bar "Champagne Bar" - 5pm-12pm
Royal Bar (Beach Bar) - 10:30am-1am
Parties & Theme Nights:
Romantic Memories - Sunday 9:30pm Royal Lounge
Island Beach Party - Monday 6:30pm Sandals Cay offshore Island
Concierge Cocktail Party - Tuesday 5:30pm Manor Courtyard
Comedy Night - Tuesday 9pm Royal Lounge
Late-night Chocalate Decadence Buffet - Tuesday nights
Honeymooner's Cocktail Reception - Wednesday 6pm Cricketer's Pub
White Night - Wednesday 9:30pm Royal Lounge
Sandals Select Cocktail/Dinner Party - Thursday 6:30pm Balmoral Ballroom
Talent Show Night - Thursday 10pm Royal Lounge
Junkanoo Street Party - Friday 6:30pm hotel front
Italian Buffet Night - Saturday 6:30pm Casanova Restaurant
Butler Cocktail Party - Sunday 5:30pm Gordon's on the Pier
In addition, daily Tea Party 4-5pm Manor Piano Lounge. Disco in Royal Lounge
10pm-1am. Piano Bar sing-a-longs 9pm-12am. Nightly entertainment with daily
performers including piano melodies in the Crystal Bar, saxophonist at the
Fire Pits, local performer on Spices Terrace, and additional guest
7 pools and 6 whirlpools including the two main pools -
(active) and Balmoral pool (quiet), 3 smaller Royal Garden
pools, the offshore island pool, and a dedicated scuba training pool.
Mainland beach and several beach areas on the
offshore island. Red Lane Spa (additional cost) featuring full array of services including
offshore island facilities. Air-conditioned and fully equipped
fitness center with panoramic views from top floor of Balmoral Building. Scuba dive & snorkeling boats and full
range of water sports. International scuba and resort certifications available at additional cost. 2 day/night tennis courts, and other land
activities available such as beach volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard,
and table tennis.
Golf available for additional charge at nearby Radisson Cable Beach Golf Course and the South Ocean Golf Course.
Daily activities and nightly entertainment including performances, theme
parties, Royal Theater shows, piano bar, and Cricketer's Pub. Gift shop located on property.
Activity descriptions (Sandals Website)
Off-property excursions (Sandals Website)
Sandals Royal Bahamian accommodations are located in 3 areas - the Windsor
Building, Balmoral Building, and the Royal Gardens. All 3 areas are within
close proximity with each other and the resort amenities. All rooms/suites
furnished with elegant decor reflecting the resort's european styles and
historic themes. Concierge service units include complimentary in-room bar.
Butler service level suites also include exclusive dining at Gordons on the
Pier as well as VIP Rolls Royce or Mercedes-Benz airport transfer. All
rooms/suites with flat screen TV and Sandals standard room inclusions, WIFI
descriptions (Sandals Website)
Windsor Building (photos
and more information)
The Windsor Building is 6-stories with elevator located along the beach and
features most of the suites including all of the 1BR suites. It is located
directly next to the Windsor Pool and swim-up bar. Suites are larger in size
compared to room categories. All units have balcony or 1st floor patio. All
patio rooms allow you to walk out on to the property.
(WS) Royal Windsor Beachfront 1BR
Suite - Extravagant suites set directly facing the ocean. Separate
bedroom and living room. Floors 1-6. Bathroom with large vanity and roman
tub. Butler, concierge, and room services. Beach and ocean views. 24 units.
(RS) Royal Bahamian Oceanview 1BR Suite - Same
unit as (WS) but does not directly face beach. Floors 1-6. Butler,
concierge, and room services. Ocean and pool views. 12 units.
(PJ) St James Grande Luxe Oceanview Suite -
Floors 1-6. Concierge service. Ocean views along with pool or garden views.
(JS) Royal Honeymoon Oceanview Suite - same as
(HG) Cable Beach Honeymoon Grande Luxe Mega Suite -
Floors 1-3. Concierge service, garden or pools views.
(GH) Windsor Grande Luxe Oceanview Concierge Room -
Floors 3-6. Concierge service, pool or resort ground views, limited partial
(WR) Honeymoon Royal Windsor Grande Luxe Regency Room -
Floors 1-2. Concierge service, garden views.
Balmoral Tower (photos
and more information)
Previously known as the Manor Building, the Balmoral Tower has recently
undergone a major renovation in 2012 refurbishing most of the rooms and all
oceanview rooms now have either a balcony or patio. The Balmoral Tower is a 6-story building with elevators set on the beach. It features
an elegant piano lounge lobby area rich in British and Bahamian history.
Notable room category includes the resort's seven beachfront walkout rooms.
It is located directly next to the Balmoral Pool and swim-up bar. On the top
floor is the resort's fitness center featuring panoramic views of the ocean
and offshore island, and extending all the way to Paradise Island.
(BP) Balmoral Tower Beachfront Penthouse with Butler
Service. Recently refurbished and located top floors with
unobstructed views of the ocean, the suite features double vanities, french
silk rugs, Italian porcelain tiling throughout the suite, and a rain shower.
Large 18x8 balcony with lounge chairs and dining table, butler, room
service, exclusive dining at Gordons on the Pier, and VIP Rolls Royce or
Mercedes airport transfers. Beach and ocean views.
(BW) Grand Bahamian Beachfront Walkout with Butler
Service - Similar to BP but ground floor with large patio with lounge
chairs, dining table, and walkout ability on to the grounds. Butler and room
service, beach and ocean views.
(BC) Kensington Luxury Beachfront Concierge - balcony or patio with ocean views,
french silk rugs, double vanity, rain shower. Concierge
(PC) King George Poolside Walkout Concierge -
same as (BC) but ground floor with walkout patio to grounds. Concierge and
view of the pool area.
(HC) Buckingham Honeymoon Oceanview Concierge -
large room and balcony, concierge, upper floors with views of the ocean.
(WC) Royal Zen Garden Walkout Concierge -
Similar to (PC) with ground floor walkout patio and concierge service, but
(OB) Cable Beach Oceanview Balcony - similar
to (HC) but no concierge service. Views of the ocean.
(GL) Bimini Grande Luxe Oceanview - floors 4-6
with partial ocean and pool views. No balcony.
(LO) Andros Luxury Oceanview - upper floors
and similar to (GL) but with partial ocean and garden views. No balcony.
(HH) Harbor Island Honeymoon - 2nd and 3rd
floors and similar to (LO) but with garden views only. No balcony.
(GV) Grand Bahama Zen Gardenview - floors 2-4
with garden views. No balcony.
(PE) Cat Island Premium - similar to (GV) but
with French courtyard views.
Royal Gardens (photos
and more information)
Ten 2-story multiple unit villas are located within the Royal Gardens. This
quiet retreat area is set off the beach and features romantic garden
walkways, 3 Royal Garden pools, and a whirlpool.
(BV) Royal Village Honeymoon Villa Suite -
Spacious suite on 2nd floor with balcony or 1st floor with patio that walks
out to grounds. Butler, concierge, and room services. Garden and some with
pool views. 36 units total with some located in each villa, and approx 75%
on ground floor.
(RL) Royal Village Luxury Room
- 2nd floor with balcony or 1st floor with patio ground walkout. Garden
(HD) Honeymoon Royal Village Deluxe Room -
Least expensive room at resort. Floor 1, no patio. Garden view.
(DL) Royal Village Deluxe Room - same as (HD).