Barbados is renowned for its glorious sandy beaches and crashing surfer waves. It has a year-round mild to hot climate making it the ideal place for holidaymakers. The 34 x 23-kilometer-wide island in the easternmost section of the Caribbean is known for its chilled lifestyle, fantastic dining experiences and unique attractions.
For a relaxing beach stay, Barbados is the place to be. Let’s take a look as some of the most amazing beach resorts to visit:
1. Sandals Royal Barbados
Sandals is a brand-new all-suite resort with all-inclusive packages situated in the St. Lawrence gap. The resort is a piece of true luxury, with swim up suites and water villas. You can even book a personal butler service.
The location also provides access to rooftop pools, a bowling alley, a spa with multiple treatments and hair and nail facilities. The resort operates 7 restaurants for a varied dining experience and offers certified scuba services so you can explore the coral.
2. The Crane Resort
The luxury Crane resort was first opened in 1887 and is the oldest hotel on the island. It’s situated high up on the rocky headland overlooking the calm and tranquil beaches below. It has amazing views of the ocean and the pink coral which the island was famous for.
The spacious hotel offers a range of bedrooms, suites and penthouses housing mahogany furniture, kitchen facilities and access to fitness suites. Guests will have access to adults-only pools, Jacuzzis, and more free-style pools with waterfall fixtures.
The hotel is adjacent to the Crane village where you can partake in shopping, alfresco dining, and spa treatments, or you can take a hike down the cliffside to enjoy a chilled day on the beach.
3. Cobblers Cove
The Cobbler’s Cove beachside resort provides a relaxing stay amongst coral pink coasts. The Relais & Chateaux Camelot restaurant serves island inspired cuisine right on that water’s edge for a romantic ambience.
It’s the perfect place for couples wanting to take some time out with each other, with secluded spots to eat and drink, couples’ tennis courts, yoga classes, spa sessions with various treatments and the chance to have a romantic picnic on the beach.
4. Saint Peter’s Bay
These spacious beachfront villas offer a range of water sports, scuba diving and a range of unique dining options.
The hotel provides a range of packages to suit your needs, meaning you can plan ahead and book in your activities according to your interests. You may want to book a water sports package and get out on the boats, or a romance package to celebrate your relationship.
5. The House by Elegant Hotels
This resort’s new look provides beautiful gardens and koi ponds alongside waterfall dipping pools and a range of beachfront villas.
The spa and massage on arrival really sets this hotel apart, focusing on the guest’s needs and offering complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and canapes throughout the day to get your taste buds tingling.
6. Fairmont Royal Pavilion
The Pavilion boasts 72 rooms with direct access to the beach within an 11-acre plot. The adults-only location set within picturesque St. James Parish provides luxury rooms filled with beautiful artwork, Nespresso machines, soaking bathtubs, and indoor partitions to let in air while maintaining privacy.
Being out and about in the resort means you have access to a freshwater pool, Jacuzzis and 2 high-end restaurants. You can also make use of tennis courts and gym facilities and regular catamaran cruises take you on a relaxing trip around the bay.
7. Hilton Barbados Resort
In Carlisle’s Bay, overlooking the Needham’s Point Lighthouse sits the Hilton Barbados Resort.
The resort accommodates a massive 350 rooms, suites and luxury apartments with balconies looking right out into the bay. It’s the ideal destination for business travel, a romantic getaway or a family holiday with gym facilities, tennis courts and scuba diving instruction.
The hotel is in close proximity to the airport and hosts a range of activities and entertainment for people who like to spice up a beach vacation.
8. Sugar Bay Barbados
A newly refurbished, all-inclusive resort with amazing views of the Sugar Bay white and pink coast. Situated on the south of the island, the resort is sheltered by the reef, meaning that the water is safe for water sports for all ages.
The local reef also presents the opportunity for a fantastic snorkeling experience, with fish and other sea creatures frequenting the coast close to the sandy shore.
The 5 restaurants onsite provide varied menus suitable for any palette and the 2 luxury pools with water sport and activities and spa facilities offer something to do for you and the kids.
9. Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
This adults only resort is situated on Paynes Bay overlooking the ocean. The 35 boutique suites offer a luxury art color pop vibe with exclusive access to restaurants hosted by local celebrated chefs.
The resort offers some unique activities including culinary and yoga classes, or if nothing takes your fancy, there are plenty of luxury loungers to sit and chill watching the waves.
10. Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
This is a newly renovated, Platinum coast resort perfect for an adults only trip to relax and unwind. The high-end hotel provides 70 pristine and beautifully decorated rooms with ocean views. The wider resort offers a range of ocean trips, water sports and beach activities suitable for all types of holiday maker and access to 3 on-site restaurants, each with a delicious and varied menu.
You’ll also have access to free Wi-Fi, nightly lounge entertainment, fully equipped fitness center and water taxis to transport you around the island.