On your next girlfriends' getaway, you deserve to be treated like royalty.
Fortunately, luxury vacations at the Sandals Royal Bahamian can provide just that. In fact, the duke & duchess of Windsor made it their high-society headquarters in the 1940s when it was the famous Balmoral Club. One of the most lavish adult only resorts, the Royal Bahamian was voted "Top Spa Resort" by readers of Conde Nast Traveler & it lives up to its elegant reputation.
The suites come with every amenity imaginable. For a truly VIP experience, you & your friends can rent a suite with a personal butler for 24-hour room service, complimentary Rolls Royce or Mercedes Benz chauffeured airport transportation & exclusive access to dining at Gordon's On The Pier. So pack your hottest swimsuit, a pair of pumps & your BFFs for a luxury vacation filled with pampering.
11 a.m. There's no better way to start your day than at the Red Lane Spa. Exclusive to Sandals, this facility offers a Caribbean spin on classic European massages, scrubs, polishes & more. The services here incorporate natural island botanicals that truly relax & rejuvenate the body & mind. As an added bonus, since every massage table is positioned on a secluded area of the beach, you can listen to the soothing sounds of the waves while you receive a much-needed massage.
The Dermalogica Massage can relieve tension & improve balance in the body, using ginger & apricot kernel oil that can be customized to fit your needs with a stress-relieving or energizing Lane Bamboo Polish or Coconut Husk Scrub is a great way to exfoliate island-style. Both are gentle, eco-friendly & ideal for sensitive skin. With a mix of fine husk powder, natural essential oils & aloe vera, you'll be glowing in no time. Afterward, reconvene with the girls for a Spa Margarita Mani in a trendy tropical hue.
3 p.m. Is it time for a cocktail yet? Throughout the Bahamian landscape, you'll find shaded hammocks & private cabanas for afternoon lounging. The lagoon-style pool at the offshore Beach Club is perfect for working on your tan in oversized chairs. After taking a dip, you don't need to leave the water for a drink – the swim-up bar serves up everything from piña coladas to pinot grigio that can be enjoyed while floating around. Just in case you still aren't relaxed yet, the soothing spa bath is perfect for soaking.
6 p.m. There's no shortage of dinner options at the Royal Bahamian, so any of your cravings can be satisfied, from Italian to hibachi to French cuisine. If it's seafood you're craving, Stewfish offers a taste of the Bahamas along with stunning views of Paradise Island in the distance. Try the traditional Jamaican fish steamed with coconut, or the Bouillabaisse of Caribbean rock lobster & seafood simmered in white wine, garlic & tomatoes. It's all you can eat & drink, but save room for the refreshing grapefruit mousse.
If you're looking for a more decadent dessert, don your favorite little black dress & head to The Crystal Room, which provides an extravagant setting complete with an authentic vintage Baccarat crystal chandelier. Then, order the flourless chocolate cake & a bottle of bubbly to sip on with the girls.
10 p.m. The night isn't over yet! After the sun sets, Sandals Royal Bahamian is buzzing with activity, with tiki torches & fire pits lighting the way across private beach-side cabanas & tented chaises. Nightly, a piano bar & live bands provide the soundtrack to your party, while you can show off your own skills at the talent show. Different entertainment themes, like a formal night, black & white night & Motown night, mean every evening is different.
Sandals Royal Bahamian may be just the paradise your ladies need for quality girl time, a fresh tan & a new outlook.