Sandals Resorts International has revealed that Sandals Royal Barbados, the brand’s second hotel on the island, will open on December 20, ready for the winter season.

The property will offer 222 all concierge and butler-level suites, bringing the company’s number of rooms on the island up to a total of 502.

The new resort will see a series of firsts including the brand’s first rooftop infinity pool complete with La Parisienne French restaurant and poolside bar, and first beachfront glass infinity pool; first gentlemen’s only barber shop; a full-service Red Lane Spa; and four bars offering unlimited premium spirits and five signature dining establishments including French, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisines. New American and Asian-fusion concepts will also be offered along with an entertainment pavilion featuring a four-lane bowling alley, living room and games room.

Rooms will include the brand’s signature Rondovals, Millionaire Butler Suites and Skypool Suites, along with a Crystal Lagoon pool complex including swim-up suites. For guests in select top category suites, there will also be the introduction of chauffeured Rolls-Royce airport transfers.

William Griffith, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., said: “An established brand such as Sandals inspires great confidence in Barbados as a destination as we promote our island's diverse, high calibre product offerings around the world. “New developments like Sandals Royal Barbados will go a long way to keep our destination fresh and top-of-mind with potential holidaymakers, with the assurance that they will still have a safe and unforgettable holiday.”

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