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    Sandy Lane
    St. James
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 954 reviewsTripAdvisor (954)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Guests consistently laud Sandy Lane for its impressive grounds, luxurious amenities and accommodating staff. Welcoming Barbados visitors since 1961, Sandy Lane's spacious rooms, suites, penthouses and villa boast elegant furnishings, marble bathrooms with dual vanities, desks and balconies or patios with views of verdant gardens or the Caribbean Sea. And the grandeur doesn't stop there. This Leading Hotels of the World outpost also features lavish recreational facilities, including three golf courses and a 47,000-square-foot spa. (Recent guests raved about the opulent spa treatments and tasty dishes served at The Spa Café.) Though the golf courses and spa are no doubt impressive, don't forget to carve out some lounging time on Sandy Lane Beach, where the resort provides cold towels, sorbets, fresh fruit and Evian mists. Whether your day was spent relaxing by the sea (or the 7,500-square-foot pool) or swinging on the greens, previous visitors suggest watching the sun set at one of the four on-site eateries. Though some former patrons bemoaned the property's underwhelming afternoon tea service, many praised the delectable (albeit pricey) cuisine. However, Leaders Club members receive complimentary perks, such as daily breakfast for two, during their stays.

    St. James
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 954 reviewsTripAdvisor (954)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The House by Elegant Hotels
    Paynes Bay
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 706 reviewsTripAdvisor (706)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Upon arriving at The House, you'll be greeted with a complimentary jet lag healing massage, afternoon tea and evening canapes. And the pampering at this adults-only Paynes Bay, Barbados, resort doesn't stop there: Rooms and suites offer feather-topped beds, complimentary Wi-Fi access, espresso machines, 24-hour butler service and private patios or balconies. When you're craving some fun in the sun, unwind by the oceanfront pool or at the resort's beach. The House offers complimentary water sports equipment, including paddleboards, snorkel gear, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. Plus, you'll enjoy free water taxi transportation to beaches flanked by other Elegant Hotels. This means guests at The House can also indulge in spa treatments at the Tamarind by Elegant Hotels or eat at other Elegant property restaurants. However, most guests recommend dining at The House for the complimentary Champagne breakfast and Italian dishes at Daphne's, although a few caution that service at the restaurant can be slow at times.

    Paynes Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 706 reviewsTripAdvisor (706)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
    St. James
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Touting 96 guest rooms and suites – each with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an espresso machine and a private patio or balcony – the Colony Club in Holetown, Barbados, prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere. Kids can attend the resort's Aqua School to learn how to snorkel or windsurf, or the whole family can embark on an island excursion and swim with local turtles (a must-do, according to recent guests). Children of all ages can also enjoy seasonal kids activities and are welcome at the two on-site, open-air restaurants, which boast kid-friendly menus. If you don't have youngsters in tow, Colony Club offers an array of adult-focused amenities, including yoga and Pilates classes, couples massages and private dining, including inside the guest-approved Rum Vault, where you'll have your pick of 150-plus kinds of rum. You can also explore the restaurants or beachfront activities available at other west coast Elegant Hotels properties by hopping on one of Colony Club's free water taxis. Overall, recent visitors loved staying here, although a few said the property's facilities did not warrant the high room rates.

    St. James
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Royal Pavilion
    St. James
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1320 reviewsTripAdvisor (1320)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Blending the signature refinement of the Fairmont brand with the soothing atmosphere of Barbados' Platinum Coast, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a luxurious hideaway. Guests praise the elegantly decorated oceanfront rooms, suites and villas, which were refreshed in November 2017. Standard room amenities include furnished balconies or terraces, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Plus, all accommodation rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access, on-site parking, daily breakfast for two, one afternoon tea credit per seven-night stay, twice-weekly yoga classes, daily swimming with turtles experiences and access to tennis courts, a fitness center and nonmotorized water sports equipment. Additional facilities range from a freshwater pool to a business center to a salon with hair, makeup and nail services. Travelers can also enjoy in-room spa treatments, such as massages, facials and body wraps and scrubs. And as of December 2018, this AccorHotels-affiliated property welcomes children year-round. Though recent guests report a satisfactory stay, some say the cuisine served at the resort's three restaurants is pricey, especially given the subpar quality. To save some coin, members of the Le Club AccorHotels rewards program can use points to pay for rooms.

    St. James
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1320 reviewsTripAdvisor (1320)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Coral Reef Club
    St. James
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 520 reviewsTripAdvisor (520)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Much like its sister property, The Sandpiper, Coral Reef Club sits surrounded by lush foliage on Barbados' western coast (near Holetown). Occupying 12 acres, Coral Reef Club's 88 rooms, cottages, suites and villas all feature furnished balconies or patios, separate showers and tubs, work desks and feather beds. If you don't opt for a cottage or suite with a private plunge pool, Coral Reef Club boasts two tree-lined pools, not to mention complimentary access to water sports equipment like kayaks and snorkel gear. Prefer to stay landlocked? The resort also touts two tennis courts, a fitness center and a set of garden pathways that snake throughout the bougainvillea-shaded grounds. Navigate the labyrinth on your own, or sign up for a complimentary garden tour, which are available every Wednesday. If a stroll through the foliage isn't relaxing enough for you, venture to the spa for a massage or some meditation. Coral Reef Club also offers alfresco dining at its restaurant, which recent guests enjoyed despite their meals' high prices. To offset this added expense, Small Luxury Hotels of the World patrons with INVITED loyalty program memberships can use accrued reward night vouchers to pay for rooms.

    St. James
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 520 reviewsTripAdvisor (520)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Cobblers Cove
    St. Peter
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Positioned on the northwestern edge of Barbados by Godings Bay, Cobblers Cove is an intimate retreat that touts just 40 suites. Each accommodation includes a private balcony or terrace with garden or ocean views, a sitting room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Plus, all suites offer twin or king-sized beds, bathrobes and slippers, minibars and free Wi-Fi access. Previous visitors raved about the gorgeous, roomy lodgings, though some warned that the nightly rates are expensive. But Cobblers Cove redeems itself with complimentary inclusions, such as swimming with turtles outings, tennis lessons and nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals. After working up an appetite, head to the Camelot Restaurant for fresh seafood. Past diners praised the eatery's impeccable service and delectable cuisine. Cap off your day with a relaxing treatment at the Sea Moon Spa. Cobblers Cove is the only Relais & Châteaux property in Barbados; if you're a Club 5C member, you can take advantage of exclusive perks during your stay.

    St. Peter
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sandals Barbados
    St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3443 reviewsTripAdvisor (3443)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This adults-only, all-inclusive Sandals resort boasts 11 restaurants and seven bars, plus 280 guest rooms and suites. Accommodations include balconies or patios, wall-mounted smart TVs, mahogany furniture and free Wi-Fi access. When you're not in your room, hit the beach. The resort offers complimentary water sports equipment, including snorkel gear, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. Or, take a dip in one of three freshwater pools. The property also features tennis and beach volleyball courts, a fitness center, nightly entertainment and the brand's signature Red Lane Spa. Overall, recent visitors praised the resort's cuisine and location on 10 lush acres of Dover Beach along Barbados' southern coast. However, several past guests cited lackluster customer service.

    St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3443 reviewsTripAdvisor (3443)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sugar Bay Barbados
    Hastings
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1131 reviewsTripAdvisor (1131)
    Free WiFi

    Travelers couldn't help but gush about their experience at Sugar Bay Barbados, often using words like amazing and fantastic to describe their stays. The staff members are the resort's brightest stars, known for going above and beyond in just about everything they do. Lodgers also heap praise on the property's delectable dining. Room rates here are all-inclusive, meaning visitors can enjoy unlimited food and drinks at five bars and four restaurants, which serve a range of cuisines, including Caribbean and Asian-fusion. However, snacks and beverages from the on-site coffee shop cost extra. Most guests also rave about the property's accommodations, although a few report plumbing issues and worn room amenities. Each accommodation is decorated in neutral hues with island-inspired touches (think: wicker furniture and colorful accent linens) and comes equipped with a minifridge, a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a furnished balcony or terrace. After a restful night's sleep, travelers can take advantage of an array of on-site facilities, including kids and teens clubs, two pools and a spa. This beachfront property resides on the southwestern side of Barbados less than 2 miles sourtheast of downtown Bridgetown.

    Hastings
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1131 reviewsTripAdvisor (1131)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ocean Two Resort & Residences
    St. Lawrence Gap
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2427 reviewsTripAdvisor (2427)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on Barbados' southern coast in the St. Lawrence Gap area of Christ Church, Ocean Two provides all the amenities of a four-star resort without isolating travelers from island culture. Recent guests said they appreciated being able to leave the resort grounds and immediately interact with local residents. Along with the property's proximity to St. Lawrence Gap's amenities, Ocean Two overlooks a secluded bay where land-lubbers can relax along the sand while seafarers swim, snorkel or scuba dive. If you prefer fresh water over salt water, Ocean Two boasts a 150-foot pool and sun deck. After soaking up the rays, recharge with an in-room spa treatment or at the on-site eatery; Taste Restaurant serves international eats with a Caribbean flair. When it's time to turn in, rooms and suites feature Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, rainfall showers and private balconies with partial or full ocean views. Previous visitors recommend splurging on a spacious one-bedroom oceanfront suite, which offers a fully equipped kitchen and a separate sitting area. Also consider requesting a room away from the bars, since some past travelers said noise from the venues can be heard inside the accommodations.

    St. Lawrence Gap
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2427 reviewsTripAdvisor (2427)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
    St. James
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1293 reviewsTripAdvisor (1293)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Tamarind offers tailored experiences to a range of travelers. Kids can participate in educational activities through the Flying Fish Kids Club or join their parents on the family-sized daybeds surrounding the three pools. Meanwhile, lovebirds can indulge in a sunset cruise for two or a couples spa treatment. Tamarind also boasts Caribbean-inspired rooms and suites with oversized balconies or patios, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free Wi-Fi access. Another bonus: Because Tamarind sits on a 750-foot strip of Paynes Bay Beach (on Barbados' western coast), guests have access to plenty of complimentary shoreline activities, including snorkeling, water skiing and paddleboarding. When it's time to eat, travelers can indulge in a beachfront feast at one of the three on-site restaurants. Though recent visitors praised the family-friendly dining atmosphere, many said the dishes were subpar at best. For a change of scenery, hop on a free water taxi and try the cuisine at the other Elegant Hotels properties throughout Barbados.

    St. James
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1293 reviewsTripAdvisor (1293)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sandals Royal Barbados
    Oistins
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 786 reviewsTripAdvisor (786)

    Recent guests at The Sandals Royal Barbados raved about its delectable dining options (there are seven restaurants on-site and 11 others available at nearby Sandals resorts) and unparalleled customer service. This resort is located on the southern end of Barbados in the St. Lawrence Gap area. Perched right in front of the ocean, the setting offers guests direct beach access as well as a plethora of rooms with scenic water views. Accommodations are spacious (standard rooms include a separate living area and private, furnished balconies) and feature amenities like king-sized beds, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a spa amenity kit, minifridges, walk-in closets and bathrooms with rain showers. Rooms are separated into several different buildings and are categorized by Club Level, Butler Level and Love Nest Luxury Suites. Guests highly recommend snagging a Butler Level-room, as several said that the butler service was outstanding and made their stays unforgettable. Another awesome perk of staying here is the many activities available on-site. You’ll find a four-lane bowling alley, an infinity rooftop pool, watersport rentals, nighttime entertainment, a spa, a fitness center and much more. Many of these activities, along with most dining and drinks, are covered by the all-inclusive rate. 

    Oistins
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 786 reviewsTripAdvisor (786)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Barbados Resort
    Bridgetown
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4283 reviewsTripAdvisor (4283)
    Free Parking

    Guests consistently praise the Hilton Barbados Resort for its hospitable staff and family-friendly amenities. Children 18 and younger stay for free, and youngsters ages 4 to 12 can participate in supervised activities at the complimentary Kidz Paradise Club. Meanwhile, parents can perfect their backhand at one of the three tennis courts or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the spa overlooking Carlisle Bay. And because of the resort's Needham's Point location (only 2 miles south of Bridgetown), travelers have access to plenty of shoreline activities. Work up an appetite snorkeling, kayaking or scuba diving at one of two white sand beaches, then head to one of this Hilton outpost's four on-site restaurants and bars. Traveling without the kids? Consider booking an Executive Room for more high-end perks, including plush bathrobes and slippers and complimentary breakfast, drinks and evening hors d'oeuvres at the Executive Lounge. No matter which room you choose, you'll have access to conveniences like balconies, separate showers and tubs, minibars and coffee makers. But remember, daily fees apply for in-room internet access unless you're a Hilton Honors member. Some visitors warn that the beds are not comfortable and that the property as a whole could benefit from a fresh.

    Bridgetown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4283 reviewsTripAdvisor (4283)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
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    Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
    Christ Church
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2961 reviewsTripAdvisor (2961)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The all-inclusive Turtle Beach sits on a 1,500-foot stretch of sand between Dover Beach and Maxwell Beach on Barbados' southern coast. Guests rave about Turtle Beach's location, as well as its family-friendly atmosphere. Spacious suites give groups lots of room to spread out, while outdoor activities (think: water sports and tennis) and the traveler-approved Flying Fish Kids Club provide youngsters with plenty of free entertainment. Guests traveling sans children can participate in Calypso dance lessons, indulge in a couples massage or arrange for private dining. Those still itching for something to do can pick from a wide range of complimentary off-site activities, including a round of golf at the Barbados Golf Club, shopping excursions and guided walks to nature sanctuaries. Prefer to stay on Turtle Beach's grounds? You'll have your pick of two freshwater pools and two tennis courts. After you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at one of the three on-site restaurants. And when it's time to bed down, retreat to your suite, which comes equipped with a private balcony or patio, a minifridge, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV. Although travelers praise the clean and comfortable digs, many say the decor is dated.

    Christ Church
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2961 reviewsTripAdvisor (2961)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Crane
    Christ Church
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2908 reviewsTripAdvisor (2908)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With roots stretching back to 1887, The Crane is the oldest resort in Barbados and one of the oldest in the Caribbean. Occupying some prime real estate on the world-famous Crane Beach (on Barbados' southeast coast), the resort offers 200-plus suites with garden or ocean vistas. Amenities vary depending on which accommodation you choose, but standard Junior Suites offer four-poster beds, balconies or terraces, minifridges and marble bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Recent guests had mixed feelings about the property's accommodations. While some raved about the spacious layouts, others said the dark, dated interiors did not justify the high room rates. If you need some vitamin D, go for a dip at the beach or lounge by one of five outdoor pools. The property also features the 55,000-square-foot Crane Village, which mimics a historical Barbadian town with cobbled streets and features a duty-free boutique. Dining options are plentiful as well: You'll find a cafe, a bar and five restaurants, including Japanese- and Thai-inspired Zen, the southern Italian-focused D'Onofrio's Trattoria and L'Azure, a fine dining establishment that serves contemporary Caribbean cuisine. Past diners heaped praise on all of the property's food and beverage outlets.

    Christ Church
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2908 reviewsTripAdvisor (2908)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Bougainvillea Barbados
    Christ Church
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2185 reviewsTripAdvisor (2185)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests heap praise on Bougainvillea Barbados for its beachfront location and well-equipped all-suite accommodations. Situated on the southern coast of Barbados, the hotel sits on Oistins' Maxwell Beach. Past visitors said the location is quiet enough to be relaxing but also close enough to the action. Make the most of the resort's beachfront seat by using the property's complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards. If you'd rather relax on the beach, you can do that here, too: The property provides beach towels, chairs and umbrellas free of charge. If you need a break from the sand, retreat to one of the resort's pools or break a sweat in the on-site fitness center. Soothe sore muscles at the Karma Spa & Salon or fuel up at one of the resort's two restaurants. Former vacationers were pleased with the service and menu selection at both eateries, though some said Calabash Cafe's breakfast dishes are pricey. Finally, when it comes to lodging, the suites are outfitted with furnished balconies or terraces, complimentary Wi-Fi access, kitchenettes or full kitchens, bathrobes and flat-screen TVs.

    Christ Church
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2185 reviewsTripAdvisor (2185)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi