Dover is located on the south coast of Barbados and is a hive of activity that 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 that you make it!

Many hotels also offer all-inclusive packages 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, to name a few.

You’re also right 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 many things to do in Dover, and let’s not forget Dover Beach, conveniently located in the middle of the St. Lawrence Gap.

This beach is one of the most visited on the south coast due to the many restaurants and accommodations available in the area.

Famous for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports, this action-packed beach also has vendors selling local crafts, beach volleyball and a playpark, beach chair, umbrella rentals, and so much more.

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

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

Why not stay in Dover?

Activities aside, some excellent accommodation is 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 find something to suit your style and budget in Dover.

Look at Intimate Hotels of Barbados, which provide various accommodation styles in multiple locations.

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

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

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

It’s located in Dover at the former Couples Barbados site, 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 are also three pools, including the longest lagoon swimming pool in the Caribbean. Sandals Barbados also features chic French-style cabanas, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a European piazza.

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

The renovations also include introducing seven new restaurants, bringing Sandals Barbados to 11 ‘Discovery Dining’ choices with world-class cuisines such as French, Indian, a steakhouse, an English pub, and even a sushi bar, and a 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 to indulge, relax, and rejuvenate.

Superstar Sandals scoops travel awards.

Sandals have 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 a travel business can receive, the awards are based on millions of traveler reviews. They reflect the best of tourist operators for service, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Sandals Barbados is also listed as the number one best new hotel for romance in 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.


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