Sandy Lane is the epitome of luxury accommodation for Barbados, featuring villas and suites that are so incredibly spacious and comfortable, you will never want to leave after your stay. One of the reasons that Sandy Lane is known for its luxury, is its sense of privacy, and with the villas at Sandy Lane, you can enjoy your own Caribbean retreat whilst in the heart of one of the world's most acclaimed resorts.
Boasting three golf courses, The Old Nine, The Country Club and the world-renowned Green Monkey: a Tom Fazio creation carved from an old stone quarry which is exclusive to Sandy Lane guests. But where ever you play, you will be enchanted by the spectacular beauty of the terrain and stunning views of Barbados' platinum coastline.
The Green Monkey is the name on everyone's list in terms of Caribbean golf. Named after the local primates with whom golfers share the Sandy Lane experience, the Green Monkey is an awe-inspiring new championship track devised by the great Tom Fazio.
Carved amazingly into an old quarry, the course is only available to resort guests, and is a formidable challenge from the 7,389 yard Masters tees. The signature hole, and the new hallmark of Fazio's creation, is the sand-surrounded grass island carved into the shape of the legendary Bajan Green Monkey.
If you are a serious golfer, Sandy Lane's Green Monkey belongs in the elite group of the world's most spectacular courses, alongside the likes of Pebble Beach and Kingsbarns.
The Green Monkey at Sandy Lane is ranked as one of the best courses in the Caribbean
Designed by: Tom Fazio
Opened for play: 2004
Masters Tees: 7343 yards, SSS 76
Open Tees: 6855 yards, SSS 74.7
Challenge Tees: 6399 yards, SSS 71.7
Seniors Tees: 5973 yards, SSS 70.1
Ladies Tees: 5410 yards, SSS 72.4
World Travel Awards
"Barbados' Leading Golf Resort" (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
"Barbados' Leading Hotel" (2007)
"Barbados' Leading Resort" (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
"Barbados' Leading Spa Resort" (2007, 2011, 2012)
"Caribbean's Leading Golf Resort" (2002, 2003, 2004)
"Caribbean's Leading Resort" (2005)
The Country Club at Sandy Lane is far more open, and from the gently sloping fairways, it is almost always possible to gaze out over the Caribbean. The lush green is in contrast to the five lakes which are carved into the layout, which can be stretched to 7,060 yards for a fantastic and challenging proposition.STATS
The Old Nine, now in the shadow of Sandy Lane's new developments, was the first building block of the astounding golf complex, and its tree-lined fairways typify the estate. Remaining intimate and challenging, the Old Nine is an integral part of the Sandy Lane experience.STATS
In keeping with the resort's reputation as a bastion of traditional luxury, the accommodation at Sandy Lane is sublime. Comprising a total of 112 rooms and suites, the utmost comfort and luxury is guaranteed courtesy of added features such as 42" plasma screen televisions, HiFi system, private bar, in room safe deposit box and telephone system.
Averaging a comfortable 900 sq. feet, there is a fantastic variety of rooms and suites, all of which are rounded off with custom-designed multi-spray showers, heated mirrors, parabolic speakers, and private verandas overlooking the sumptuous exotic gardens or the Caribbean shoreline. The quality of the accommodation is obvious at first sight, but underpinning this, and central to Sandy Lane's success is the truly unrivalled levels of service, with undivided attention paid to the smallest detail.
With the remarkable charm and beauty of Barbados surrounding the resort, Sandy Lane is firmly established in the top percentile of deluxe 5* golf and leisure destinations worldwide.
The Spa at Sandy Lane is a charming Romanesque construction fronted by a waterfall which cascades into the freeform swimming pool. Each suite has a private shower and changing area, and The Spa offers treatments of the most amazing quality, drawing influence from the Caribbean, Europe and the Far East.
Treatments of rare quality and exceedingly high standards are combined with the legendary hospitality of the Barbadians to ensure complete relaxation. Guests can enjoy an invigorating game of tennis, or relax around the freshwater pool. Sandy Lane's exclusive private beach is managed by personal attendants, where you can unwind or try a superb selection of water sports and diving.
The Treehouse Club is a club where kids are free to enjoy all the attractions and activities of the resort under expert supervision.
Sandy Lane's dining options are exquisite, from the freshest local seafood in the haut cuisine L'Acajou restaurant, to the more casual Bajan Blue.
Of the resort's five bars, the aptly named Green Monkey is a personal favourite, serving amazing freshly mixed cocktails.