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Sandy Lane Hotel

Listed under Luxury Hotels in Barbados.

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I first went to this hotel in the early 90s, when it was a luxurious (but not too luxurious) Caribbean hang-out with a fairly relaxed vibe. Even then it was a favourite choice for many UK-based corporate business leaders, as is the west coast of Barbados generally. Since then they have razed the hotel to the ground and rebuilt it - bizarely - in the same configuration, but with an extra floor, more capacity, and with luxury on steroids. They also put up the rates. The result is that it is still the destination of choice for many, but the easy-going mix has been replaced by a relentlessly smart set, and the effect of all that new building - in particular the extra floor - has been to add a few extra degrees to the heat of the beach, as the breeze in no longer allowed access through the hotel from the hills behind. Meanwhile the more discerning of the clientele have decamped to the stylish - and cool - Coral Beach Club a mile up the coast where they haven't yet got greedy.

Written by  James Dunford Wood.

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“Sandy Lane”

The Caribbean's most famous hotel, glitzy in season with large, elegant rooms on stunning Payne's Bay, at the heart of Barbados's prestigious West Coast. Read more...

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