Dover is located on the south coast of Barbados and is a hive of activity which attracts visitors from all over the world looking for action and excitement.

However it’s not all about party time, you can still visit Dover in the parish of Christ Church and have a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. It’s all what you make it!

Many hotels also offer all-inclusive packages for you to enjoy your holiday to the fullest, leaving you relaxed and stress-free.

Other Great Options for South Coast Hotels and Apartments

The south coast of Barbados is renowned for being the liveliest coast on the island with many activities on offer – there’s great diving, excellent waves for wind and kite surfing, a bustling nightlife, and a broad range of accommodation styles.

You can rest assured that in Dover you’ll be close to amenities like convenience stores and food outlets, tour operators, water sports activities, and souvenir shopping, just to name a few.

You’re also right in among the action of the infamous St. Lawrence Gap (‘the Gap’), the island’s hub of nightlife and party vibes, for all your after-dark enjoyment.

Even if you’re not looking for a party vacation, there are still plenty of things to do in this area like take a trip to the drive-in cinema, or experience the Friday night Oistins Fish Fry.

Why choose Dover?

As you can see, there are a multitude of things to do in Dover, and let’s not forget Dover Beach, conveniently located in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap.

This beach is one of the most visited beaches on the south coast, due to the high density of restaurants and accommodation available in the area.

Popular for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports, this action-packed beach also has vendors selling local craft, beach volleyball and a play park, beach chair and umbrella rentals, and so much more.

There’s a lifeguard is on duty, shower and toilet facilities, as well as little shops selling souvenirs, beach essentials, drinks and snacks.

It’s also opposite a large pasture, Dover playing field – why not take in a local cricket or football match while you’re there and really get a taste of life on the island?

Why not stay in Dover?

Activities aside, there’s also some great accommodation available in Dover, due to its proximity to the Gap.

Whether you’re looking for hotels, resorts, apartments, guest houses, or beach cottages, you’ll surely find something to suit your style and budget in Dover.

Take a look at Intimate Hotels of Barbados, who provide a variety of accommodation styles in a variety of locations.

Also, check out some of Totally Barbados’ other favorites like Barbados Rostrevor Hotel, Yellow Bird Hotel, and South Gap Hotel, Time Out Hotel, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, all conveniently located either in or close to St. Lawrence Gap.

New to the Dover area is Sandals Resorts who are an award-winning chain of luxury resorts, and are a prime example of all-inclusive accommodation at its finest.

After extensive renovations, the company’s newest Caribbean resort, Sandals Barbados, reopened for guests 28 January 2015.

It’s located in Dover at the site of the former ‘Couples Barbados’ which Sandals bought in 2013.

After an estimated $65 million face-lift, Sandals Barbados boasts 280 luxury rooms/suites and is famous for weddings and romantic getaway vacations in the Caribbean.

The new Sandals accommodation layout is set within three distinct ‘villages’:

— Ocean Village
— Crystal Lagoon Village
— Caribbean Village.

There’s also three pools, including the longest lagoon swimming pool in the Caribbean. Sandals Barbados also features chic French-style cabanas, restaurants, cafes and bars, even a European piazza.

It also includes Sandals’ signature ‘swim-up’ pool bar, fire pits, beachfront whirlpool, even an exclusively designed wedding garden.

The renovations also include the introduction of seven new restaurants, bringing Sandals Barbados to a total of 11 ‘Discovery Dining’ choices with world class cuisines such as French, Indian, a steakhouse and English pub, even a sushi bar and Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant.

Some of the resort’s newer features include English Guild-trained butlers, exclusive Club Sandals and Departure Lounges, new kitchens, two new tennis courts, a state of the art fitness center, and free WiFi throughout public areas.

The renovated resort includes Sandals’ Red Lane Spa, with six new treatment rooms for you to indulge yourself and relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Superstar Sandals scoops travel awards

Sandals has also been proudly recognized by TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2015, including being among the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World, Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean, Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Caribbean, and Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean.

Regarded as the highest honor that a travel business can receive, the awards are based on millions of traveler reviews and reflect the creme DE la creme of tourist operators for service, quality and customer satisfaction.

Sandals Barbados is also listed as number one best new hotel for romance 2015 by ‘About.com’.

Stay tuned and come and enjoy Sandals Barbados, today!

Do you Want to know more?

For more information, visit Sandals official website, link with them on Facebook, or check out their exclusive e-brochure.

By: Brett Callaghan

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Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.