Five Of The Best Places To Stay For Your Dream Holiday In Barbados
With its powdery white sand beaches, upscale restaurants, delicious beach bars, three championship golf courses and wide ranging activities from which to choose Barbados is renown as one of the worlds most luxurious holiday destinations. With so many exclusive accommodations available for your dream escape we bring you a bit of inspiration in the form of our top five luxury hotels and resorts in Barbados. Here are five of the best places to stay in Barbados.
1. Sandy Lane
The Sandy Lane Hotel has long been known as one of the most exclusive and glamorous hotels on Barbados. It is one of the best places to stay in Barbados and continues to attract the most discerning of travellers. It is world renowned for its celebrity clientele.
Offering 112 opulent accommodations, including The Villa at Sandy Lane, guests at Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados may opt for either an ocean or a garden view. Each accommodation provides a tranquil terrace area perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing on a warm bajan evening.
With four restaurants from which to choose the dining at Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados is respected as being some of the best on the island. Bajan Blue offers delicious dishes in a laid back setting, whilst the more formal L’Acajou is the place to see and be seen whilst fine dining on a menu of gourmet treats.
Offering three distinctive courses which each presents its own challenge, golfers will be in their element at Sandy Lane Hotel. Those playing the 18 hole 72 parr Tom Fazio designed Green Monkey course can enjoy magnificent panomaramic views which are only available to hotel guests. Away from the golf course Sandy Lane Hotel facilities include a serene spa whose internationally trained therapists provide a wide range of blissful treatments, a fully equipped fitness centre and of course the beautiful Sandy Lane beach with its signature pink sun loungers being the perfect setting in which to indulge in the Bajan sun.
Whilst being the ultimate in luxury accommodation Sandy Lane Hotel retains a welcoming charm and is certain to provide an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Kids can enjoy a range of organised crafts and activities at the Kids Club, allowing parents to truly relax and enjoy a dream Barbados break.
2. Sandpiper Barbados
Sandpiper Hotel Barbados is a true holiday hideaway situated on the desirable West Coast of Barbados. Both discrete and elegant, it has quickly become a favourite retreat for those discerning guests looking for a retreat in which to enjoy personal service, relaxation and privacy.
Sandpiper is owned by the O 'Hara family, who also own The Coral Reef Club Barbados which is located just a few hundred yards North from the property. Over the past few years The Sandpiper Hotel Barbados has undertaken major renovations including the addition of the fabulous Tree Top suites. The property now features stylish interiors and is a well deserved member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. We certainly regard it as one of the best places to stay in Barbados.
The Sandpiper Hotel Barbados is nestled amongst 7 acres of extensively manicured gardens, which lead to an immaculate white sand beach. At Sandpiper guest rooms are located in separate buildings along the edges of the property. A large free form swimming pool and dining room sit in the centre. The buildings vary in style from Bajan coral rock and wood and boast overhanging balconies. Guests to the Sandpiper Hotel Barbados receive a warm welcome, with a complimentary cocktail and flowers in their room upon arrival.
Sandpiper offers 52 accommodations, with guests able to choose from standard rooms or the recently renovated collection of exclusive Tree Top Suites which each feature their own private plunge pool and offer spellbinding views of the ocean.
3. The Colony Club
The Colony Club Hotel Barbados is situated on the exclusive Platinum Coast. Boasting lush tropical gardens and an intimate yet striking stretch of coastline, The Colony Club is the perfect destination for those wishing to experience a luxurious west coast holiday in Barbados. An unimposing setting which exudes a welcoming Bajan charm.
As its name suggests, The Colony Club was originally founded during the 1940's as an exclusive private members’ club; an essence of which the property retains today. With 96 rooms, Colony Club Barbados is best described as a large boutique hotel, with an attentitive and personal style of service which perfectly compliments its elegant interiors.
For those seeking fun in the calm and dazzling waters of Barbados's West Coast, Colony Club will not dissappoint. Whilst a beautiful spot for sun bathers the beach also serves as a runway to a myriad of watersports, with the hotel offering daily organised activities such as Jet Skiing, stand Up Paddling, Snorkeling and Reef Fishing. Whatever your chosen pursuit, you are certain to spot a cheeky turtle or two.
We would recommend The Colony Club Hotel for those seeking a romantic retreat, wide ranging water sports, or relaxing beach breaks with easy access to the many wonderful restaurants and ameneties of the West Coast.
4. Royal Westmoreland
Royal Westmoreland is located within the parish of St James on the West Coast of Barbados. This expansive 750 acre resort exudes presteige and exclusivity, whilst also cultivating an air of tranquility which promotes the ultimate in relaxation. Boasting a championship 18 hole golf course with magnificent views across the Caribbean Sea, Royal Westmoreland resort Barbados is a popular retreat for golfers; whilst its tennis courts, fitness centre, watersports and beautiful stretch of beach also make for a perfect family getaway.
For those seeking a truly private holiday in Barbados apartments and villas at Royal Westmoreland Barbados offer the epitome of luxury living. Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and a number of exclusive private villas feature ensuite bathrooms, elegant living areas and terraces and/or gardens. Royal Westmoreland is relatively secluded, with only residents and guests having access to its expansive gated community. Those holidaying in an apartment or villa at Royal Westmoreland benefit from access to a wide range of spa and leisure facilities, three communal pools, lush landscaped gardens and an immaculate beach line on which to unwind whilst enjoying captivating views of the ocean. Mullins Beach Club is accessable to villa owners and holidaying guests.
We would recommend Royal Westmoreland to those seeking a peaceful destination with first class facilities and plenty of things to do for the whole family, or of course avid golfers seeking a challenge.
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5. Sandals Barbados
This large all inclusive luxury hotel in Barbados offers 13 restaurants, seven bars, organised water sports and a prime stretch of coastline on which to relax at Dover Beach.
Further to its extensive renovations during 2014 guest rooms and communal areas at Sandals Barbados boast all of the amenities that you could wish from a hotel of this calibre. 280 rooms and suites are split into several categories, all of which benefit from 24 hour room service. Upper scale suites offer private butlers whilst a number of ground floor accommodations feature swim up patio areas which may be accessed from the hotels river style swimming pool, which is said to be the largest in the Caribbean.
Sandals Barbados offers guests a range of free water sports, including diving, windsurfing and sailing.
Sandals Barbados is a popular choice for couples seeking a romantic retreat and boasts white sandy shores, intimate dining options and first class service. With a relatively young clientele and vibrant nightlife the resort also offers a wonderful setting for pre wedding or occassion parties and special arrangements for larger groups can be made upon request.
We would recommend Sandals Barbados for Romance, Honeymoon retreats and its lively Caribbean themed nightlife.
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