Sandals Resorts International has pushed back the reopening date of Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau to Jan. 27. Sandals had earlier announced that the resort would reopen Nov. 4.

The resort has been undergoing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment.

"Moving the reopening date from Nov. 4 was a very difficult decision," said Adam Stewart, Sandals' executive chairman. "While we could reopen much of the resort, worldwide demand for commodities and supply chain disruptions are delaying our ability to complete the project's full scope. Keeping this hotel under wraps until it is absolutely ready is the right thing to do.

"We're in an environment of great expectation and when our guests arrive, it will be a place of Caribbean calm and cool that will definitely have been worth the wait," he said.

All other Sandals properties have reopened. Guests with reservations at Sandals Royal Bahamian during its closure will be accommodated at the available Sandals resort of their choice, including Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma for guests wishing to keep their vacation plans in the Bahamas. 

Sandals will assume all airline change fees. Sandals representatives are reaching out to travel advisors and guests holding current reservations to handle arrangements.

More details on the Royal Bahamian's refurb

In addition to the renovation of the river suites and redo of more than 200 rooms and suites, the Royal Bahamian will unveil a new concept called Coconut Grove, an expansive lounge area that extends the beach vibes to the center of the resort.

The new setting will feature gourmet food trucks, seating and views of the sea.

Sandals Cay, the resort's private island, will include updated lounge settings and new culinary experiences.


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