A spokesperson for Sandals Resorts International confirmed with Travel Agent Friday morning that the company will be opening a new Beaches Barbados by 2020 with construction slated for September of 2018.
Travel Agent was told this new hotel will be a complete rebuild of the former Almond Beach Resort. We were told more details are coming soon, according to the Sandals spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the company’s second Sandals resort in Barbados, Sandals Royal Barbados, is still on track for a December 20 opening. This project was originally supposed to be an expansion of the existing Sandals Barbados.
However, according to a March statement by Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, “After reviewing the scope of the project, we felt that expanding may compromise intimacy, essential to a romantic setting, and possibly service standards, so we established a management team dedicated exclusively to Sandals Royal Barbados and designed the new resort to complement Sandals Barbados, where in Sandals’ style - guests may ‘stay at one, but play at two.’”
Sandals Royal Barbados will offer 222 rooms, which will all be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondovals, Millionaire Butler Suites and Skypool Suites, which include private Rolls Royce transfers to and from the airport, along with an extensive Crystal Lagoon Pool Complex including Swim-Up Suites.
Other amenities will include a full-service 13,000 square foot Red Lane Spa, four bars offering unlimited premium spirits and five of the brand’s signature dining establishments including American, French, Chinese-Japanese Fusion, Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisines.
The resort will also debut a 6,000 square-foot conference facility equipped with meeting aids such as a projector screen, microphone with stand, basic Internet and more.