Live It Up In Barbados
Barbados has earned its reputation as one of the most luxurious islands in the Caribbean.
Whether you’re looking for a budget or ‘no frills’ experience, or a luxurious all-inclusive piece of the action, Barbados is a place that has something for all vacation styles.
And, you can certainly stay in style in this little island paradise – Barbados provides the complete high end accommodation package.
Barbados is home to a variety of luxurious accommodation styles, to cater to all tastes and budgets.
From hotels and resorts, luxury villas, condominiums and apartments, beach cottages, and even guesthouses, you’re sure to find the type of luxury accommodation you desire, right here in Barbados.
Luxury At Its Finest …
When you think about luxury in Barbados, it goes without saying that the ultimate in opulence and extravagance is ‘Sandy Lane‘ (www.sandylane.com). Not only is Sandy Lane prime accommodation on the island with its luxurious villas and suites (considered the ‘premier address’ in the Caribbean), but it also includes a golf course, spa, fitness centre, water sport facilities, and a variety of dining options including a café, bars, and a fine dining restaurant.
For another luxury accommodation option, it’s worth checking out Intimate Hotels of Barbados, who provide a variety of accommodation styles so you have a quite a selection to choose from.
Sandals Resorts (www.sandals.com/main/barbados/bd-home) are an award-winning chain of resorts that are a prime example of all-inclusive luxury accommodation at its finest. The extensively renovated luxury resort (2014-2015, estimated at $65 million) includes 11 ‘Discovery Dining‘ choices, butler service, swimming pools, tennis courts, and much more.
Overlooking the award-winning Crane Beach is one of the leading luxury resorts in Barbados, the infamous Crane Residential Resort.
The Resort offers three categories of oceanfront accommodation, as well as a variety of fine dining restaurants like Zen Sushi and Thai Restaurant, L’Azure Restaurant, and D’Onofrio’s Trattoria.
It also offers a variety of additional indulgent features to suit any traveller with luxury in mind – the Crane Village, Serenity Spa, fitness centre including personal training and yoga sessions, tennis, golf, outdoor pools, and even the option of private pools.
Maybe you’re looking for something a bit different but luxury is still a must, try Fustic House, an old plantation house that is now also a luxury retreat. A privately owned 11-acre estate, Fustic House was originally built from local coral stone and is set in beautiful grounds with their world famous natural lagoon pool and large sun deck.
Did you know? Fustic House is the largest private estate available to rent on the island.
There’s also Courtyard by Marriott, a luxury hotel with an onsite day spa and fitness facilities.
Bougainvillea Beach Resort is another luxury accommodation option, and you get beach views, alongside pools and restaurants, in a prime south coast location.
Enjoy an intimate adults-only boutique hotel at the Sugar Cane Club Hotel and Spa, set in the luxury and privacy of the tropical west coast.
The four star all-inclusive Savannah Beach Hotel is a beachfront property with rooms ranging from standard to deluxe oceanfront, three restaurants, and a fitness centre.
Whilst not as luxurious as some, Totally Barbados also recommends the boutique Yellow Bird Hotel, its sister hotel the South Gap Hotel, as well as the Time Out Hotel.
What Are My Other Options?
There are a variety of options when it comes to luxury villa, apartment and condominium-style accommodation in Barbados.
If you are on the island longer-term, there is of course the option of buying any of these kinds of properties, but most vacationers with luxury taste choose to rent a villa for the duration of their stay instead.
Settlers Beach Boutique Villa Hotel is located on the luxurious west coast of the island and offers spa treatments, gym facilities, tennis courts, and a restaurant with an ocean view.
There are also businesses island-wide that can help you on your search for the perfect luxury accommodation.
If you’d prefer to rent an apartment, we recommend the Plum Tree Club at Rockley Golf Course, where you can also enjoy a game of tennis, the swimming pool, and the beautifully landscaped gardens, if golf is not your cup of tea.
Perhaps you like condominiums? Barbados Beach View Hotel is an all-suite condominium hotel in Paynes Bay, St. James, just near Holetown.
Barbados Luxury Accommodation – The Choice Is Yours!
As you can see, you’re really spoilt for choice for luxury accommodations in Barbados – come and experience the luxury for yourself!
Author: Brett Callaghan