Barbados is renowned as a first-class travel destination with some of the best hotels in the world.
Choosing to stay in a hotel in Barbados is one of the most popular accommodation choices for visitors to the island. You get access to all the essential amenities and comforts with the extra privilege of being able to select a hotel ‘package’ tailored to suit your vacation needs, style, and budget.
With options ranging from ‘all-inclusive‘ packages to ‘pay as you go‘ arrangements, the beauty of staying in a hotel in Barbados is you have such a wide range of choices and the absolute freedom to create the holiday of your dreams.
Guided by strict Government health protocols, unvaccinated travelers to Barbados can also choose to quarantine in some of the island’s hotels. See the official list of hotels approved for quarantine by the Barbados Ministry of Health.
Where should I stay?
Whether you’re seeking the action and nightlife of the buzzing south coast or the glitz and glamour of the picturesque west coast (or ‘Platinum Coast’), Barbados’ hotels vary from 3-stars right the way up to some of the world’s most luxurious 5-star hotels, often frequented by international celebrities.
Staying in a 3-star hotel guarantees you a reasonable standard of accommodation and a basic room with a private bathroom, fresh linens, and ceiling fans. You will get a room with air conditioning; however, a ceiling fan may suffice depending on the time of year you travel to the island.
Barbados has an array of 5-star hotels at the other end of the spectrum, including the award-winning Sandy Lane Hotel.
Most rooms in this style of accommodation have beautiful sea views and beachfront access. They are complemented by luxury amenities and services like a chauffeur and butler, private chef, four-post mahogany bed, marble bathroom, and a private Jacuzzi or hot tub.
Many more upmarket hotels also have private gyms and personal trainers, spa facilities, massage services, hair and make-up salons, and much more to give you the complete deluxe Barbados hotel experience.
Note: Another style of hotel available in Barbados is smaller boutique hotels which offer you more privacy, peace, and a highly personalized feel to your vacation.
What else can I expect from hotels in Barbados?
Some of the services and amenities you can expect from hotels in Barbados are:
Tip: Be sure to confirm your check-in (generally 3 pm) and check-out (around noon) times. These may be negotiated at each hotel’s discretion, however, it depends on room availability and demand.
What kinds of hotel packages are on offer?
Most hotels in Barbados allow you to select or customize an accommodation package that best suits your needs. Choose from a complete all-inclusive package to simply paying for your room and taking responsibility for your meal costs.
An all-inclusive hotel package includes bed, breakfast, lunch, evening meal, snacks, and drinks (including alcohol). It is an excellent choice for those on a tight budget and families traveling with children, as food and beverages are available all day without you having to worry about any extra expenses.
On the other hand, if you decide to pay for your hotel room only, you have greater flexibility on how you spend your mealtimes. With this kind of package, you get the added option of being able to explore and eat out in some of Barbados’ finest restaurants while still allowing yourself some ‘down time’ to dine in at your hotel.
In addition to any pre-paid package, some hotels also offer extra recreational activities and services at an added cost, including access to water sports, island tours, and airport transfers.
Hotel COVID-19 quarantine in Barbados
According to the COVID-19 Travel Protocols, unvaccinated travelers to Barbados are required to quarantine at pre-approved accommodation at their own expense. In line with the Protocols, this allows for you to remain isolated until you take your second COVID-19 PCR test 5 days after arrival on the island.
Hotels make a great choice for quarantining visitors. You have everything you need right at your fingertips, which helps to make your time in self-isolation much less stressful. Many hotels even offer a ‘quarantine package,’ including on-site testing, contactless grocery and room service options, and pre-stocked linens.
Tip: Be sure to book your quarantine hotel for a minimum of 7 nights to factor in time for your PCR test results to be returned.
Did you know?
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Barbados.
However, you must present your COVID-19 PCR test result and vaccination certificate to be verified by Government officials, and you may be randomly selected to undertake a free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test as part of Barbados’ updated Travel Protocols.
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Approved COVID-19 quarantine hotels
- Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
- All Seasons Resort/Europa
- Atlantis Historic Inn
- Barbados Beach Club
- Beach View Hotel
- Blue Horizon
- Blue Orchids Beach Resort
- Bougainvillea Beach Resort
- Butterfly Beach Hotel
- Cobblers Cove Hotel
- Coconut Court Beach Hotel
- Colony Club Hotel
- Coral Mist Beach Hotel
- Coral Reef Club
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Crystal Cove Hotel
- Divi Southwinds Beach Resort
- Dover Beach Hotel
- Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel
- Golden Sands Apartment Hotel
- Hilton Barbados Resort
- Infinity on the Beach
- Island Inn Hotel
- Little Arches
- Little Good Harbour
- Mango Bay Beach Hotel
- Maxwell Del Mar
- Ocean 15 Apartment Hotel
- Palm Garden Hotel
- Palms Resort/Travellers Palm
- Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Resort
- Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
- Rostrevor Hotel
- Royal Westmoreland – Golf Cottages # 1-6
- Royal Westmoreland – Lancaster Drive # 12 & 20
- Royal Westmoreland – Royal Palm Villas #1-6
- Royal Westmoreland – Sugar Cane Mews # 2 & 3
- Royal Westmoreland – Sugar Cane Ridge # 7 & 14
- Royal Westmoreland – Royal Apartments # 114, 123, 211, 212, 213, 214, 221, 224, 231, 233, 311, 312, 313, 314, 321, 322, 324, 331 & 333
- Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences
- Sandals Barbados Resort
- Sandy Lane
- Sea Breeze Beach Hotel
- Soco Hotel
- South Beach Resort and Vacation Club
- South Gap Hotel
- Southern Palms Beach Club
- Sweetfield Manor Hotel
- Sugar Bay Barbados
- Sugar Cane Club & Spa
- Sunbay Hotel
- Tamarind Cove Hotel
- The Abidah by Accra
- The Crane Resort
- The House
- The Sandpiper
- The Sands
- Time Out Hotel
- Treasure Beach Hotel
- Tropical Sunset Beach Apartment
- Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel
- Waves Hotel & Spa
- Worthing Court Apartment
- Yellow Bird Hotel