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All Inclusive Resorts in Barbados

Nestled in the Caribbean, Barbados has it all: beach resorts from humble to grand, smashing nightlife, a UNESCO World Heritage capitol, Bridgetown, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, wild surf on the lonely east coast and a proud and welcoming populace. Barbados attracts lot of tourists every year, making all-inclusive resorts very popular.  Barbados has it all: beach resorts from humble to grand, smashing nightlife, a UNESCO World Heritage capitol, Bridgetown, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, wild surf on the lonely east coast and a proud and welcoming populace. Below are some best resorts to stay in Barbados.

Sandals Resort in Barbados

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Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados is an upscale, all-inclusive resort set on a private stretch of Dover Beach on the island’s southwest coast. This resort is dedicated to couples only so, that’s a plus for the romantic couples. The hotel also boasts a manicured stretch of breezy white-sand beach lined with rows of cushy loungers. The typical scene at Sandals Barbados involves active guests playing volleyball at one end, couples lounging beneath umbrellas, and others mingling around the bar or in the giant whirlpool with frozen drinks in hand.

Features: Sandals Barbados offers an over-the-top selection of restaurants, bars, recreational activities, and water sports. The resort also offers a spa, an airy yoga pavilion for classes, a fitness center, and a variety of games from ping-pong to Bocce ball at various locations throughout the resort. At the beach guests can take take turns on paddleboards, Hobie Cats, kayaks, glass-bottom boats, and boogie boards or simply float around with snorkeling equipment.

Accommodation: The accommodation at Sandals ranges from entry-level Deluxe Rooms with views of the gardens to luxurious beachfront one-bedroom suites with round-the-clock butler service. Modern amenities include large wall-mounted flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. All rooms have mahogany four-poster or traditional king-size beds and coordinating mahogany furniture.

Food: With 13 restaurants and seven bars on site, guests at Sandals Barbados have more dining options to choose from than at most resort hotels. The resort flaunts variety of cuisines like Italian, Japanese, Indian and French prepared at different restaurants. Hot dog stands, chocolate buffets, and wood-fired pizza are also available to guests.

Name: Sandals Barbados
Location: St Lawrence Gap SN, St. Lawrence Gap, Caribbean
Website: http://www.sandals.com/main/barbados/bd-home/

Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados

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Sandy Lane

Flaunting the tag of world’s luxurious hotel in the world, Sandy Lane is known for unparalleled service and distinct touches. A Rolls Royce Phantom, top-notch spa, outstanding restaurants, and celebrity sightings are just a few aspects that set Sandy Lane apart from the rest. Sandy Lane is a very special place, for those who can afford it.

Features: The Beach Club at Sandy Lane offers water sports including waterskiing, banana boat and other towable rides, kayaking and catamaran sailing. Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing charters can be arranged here as well. Sandy Lane has are three golf courses. Spa at Sandy Lane features hydrotherapy and Jet Blitz rooms, as well as outdoor showers and a spacious Jacuzzi with a view.

Accommodation: Rooms at Sandy Lane are of high quality and contain distinct touches such as Italian marble floors, plantation-style designer furniture. In addition to that, the rooms at Sandy Lane have large flat-screen TVs, espresso machines, free Wifi, private bar and refreshment centers.

Food: Sandy Lane offers first-class dining and cocktails all throughout the property. Bajan Blue is located on the lower terrace, and offers all-day dining that incorporates European, Caribbean, and Asian-influenced cuisine. In addition to that, there are other restaurants like L’Acajou, The Spa Café and The Country Club. Sandy Lane has seven bars throughout the resort.

Name: Sandy Lane
Location: BB24024 Western Barbados Barbados, Caribbean
Website: http://www.sandylane.com/

The Crane Residential Resort in Barbados

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The Crane Residential Resort

Spread out over 40 acres, The Crane residential Resort is the oldest continually operating hotel in the Caribbean since 1887. With 252 rooms, five pools, five restaurants and bars, a “village” area complete with an art gallery, and numerous amenities, this resort’s location is fairly remote, on the southeast coast of the island, but with all of the amenities and eateries.

Features: There is a large, bright fitness center with three treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes, strength machines, and free weights. The fitness center offers yoga and zumba classes as well as personal training for an extra fee. There are also two tennis courts on the property. The resort has a village area with a general shop, a bank, art gallery, café and jewelry store.

Accommodation: The Crane offers elegant rooms have dark wood trim, mahogany furniture, and cedar shutters. Each has a four-poster king bed, a large entertainment center, seating area, and a balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are huge even in the entry-level studio rooms, and each has marble tile, a whirlpool bath, separate shower, separate toilet room, and an attractive vanity.

Food: The resort has five restaurants, each offering a different ambiance and cuisine. While D’Onofrio’s Trattoria serves Italian food in a family-style environment, Zen, the resort’s Japanese/Thai restaurant, has a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the water, private dining areas for two. There is a bar called Bar 1887 which is located in the center of village and is a popular gathering spot. It does not serve food, however.

Name: The Crane Residential Resort
Location: Crane Beach, Bridgetown, BB18079, Caribbean
Website: http://www.thecrane.com/

mango bay resort barbados

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Mango Bay Resort

Mango Bay resort is a friendly 76-room resort within minutes of shops and restaurants in historic Holetown. Packages at Mango Bay resort include meals in one indoor/outdoor restaurant (which feels limiting), drinks (bar opens in the morning), nightly entertainment, and activities such as waterskiing and catamaran rides. The resort has a casual sophistication that is ideal for groups and romantics looking for an easy vacation.

Features: There is an impressive array of free water sports and daytrips at Mango Bay resort. Non-motorized sports include waterskiing, Hobie-Cat sailing, paddle boat, snorkeling, and kayaking are free. In addition to that, free daytrip to Bridgetown for each guest. Free scuba-diving lessons in the pool twice a week are also available for diving enthusiasts.        

Accommodation: Rooms at Mango Bay are nice enough with quality linens, dark furnishings, and minimalist accents — except for the bathrooms, which contain a brazen orange marble motif. Each room has flat-screen TVs, air-conditioners, mini-fridges, patios or balconies. Rooms vary in size and view and come with patios and king beds. Twin beds are also available upon request.

Food: Mango Bay has one restaurant that serves breakfast (buffet-style), lunch, and dinner. Seating areas at the resort are either open-air facing the ocean, or air-conditioned. There is live entertainment in the restaurant nightly, and the bar is open all day. In addition to afternoon tea, servers make frequent rounds at the pool offering refreshments and sorbets.  

Name: Mango Bay
Location: 2nd Street, Holetown, Holetown, Caribbean
Website: http://www.mangobaybarbados.com/en/welcome.php

Waves Resort in Barbados

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Waves Barbados

The Waves resort is a 70-room boutique hotel which boasts three restaurants, cabanas on the terrace, and a late-night lounge. Waves has a contemporary appeal especially for couples though families aren’t overlooked. Centrally located on Highway 1 between Holetown and Bridgetown, Waves is easy driving distance to local sites, but guests will want to return for beautiful “gold coast” sunsets.

Features: Waves resort offers two outdoor pools, three-hour catamaran trip that includes swimming with sea turtles included in price, free non-motorized water sports on the beach, free wired Internet connection in rooms, and Wi-Fi in the reception and guest terrace. The resort also has a quiet beach area for strolling, swimming and beautiful sunsets.

Accommodation: Waves resort has 70 rooms are situated in two separate buildings decorated with a contemporary but minimalistic flair. White duvets and walls are accented with a palette of soothing neutrals and blues. Bathrooms feature eco-friendly bottles of bath products from The White Collection.

Food: Waves resort has three restaurants with seasonal menus which help keep things interesting for guests. In addition, afternoon tea is served daily, and the bartender pours drinks throughout the day. Seascape is the main restaurant that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It serves a breakfast buffet and lunch (sometimes dinner). Cuisine here is international with a Mediterranean twist.

Name: Waves Barbados
Location: Prospect Bay, BB23000, Caribbean
Website: http://wavesresortbarbados.com/

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Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Accra is a mid-size resort along the lively south coast of Barbados and a favorite for small conventions that require moderately priced meeting spaces and decent rooms. A large outdoor pool and beach provide a resort atmosphere, and the poolside bar is a fun spot to enjoy a rum punch and mingle.

Features: The Accra Beach Hotel & Spa has a laid-back beach area that is popular with locals. The resort has Chakra Spa with an extensive menu that includes massage and facial services, body rituals, nail treatments, and hair removal. In addition to that, decent-size fitness centers, game room, meeting rooms are also there at the resort.

Accommodation:  This four-story property has 224 rooms and suites in two hotel wings that vary in decor and amenities. The rooms and suites in the newer wing offer updated furnishings and modern conveniences. Amenities include mini-fridges and coffeemakers with coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, ocean front rooms have a Jacuzzi on the balcony.

Food: The resort has two restaurants including the only Polynesian restaurant on the island. Coco Patch restaurant, located next to the pool, serves a mix of Caribbean and International cuisines. The other main restaurant, Wytukai, is the only Polynesian restaurant on the island and has a slightly over-the-top decor to match.

Name: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Location: Rockley, PO Box 73W, Caribbean
Website: http://www.accrabeachhotel.com/default-en.html

the house barbados

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The House

Regarded as one of the most exclusive resorts on the island, The House is the definition of luxury. Located on the ritzy west coast, the adult-only property doesn’t even have a sign out front on the road. The property is secluded and private, with manicured gardens, koi ponds, and a chic lounge area. Thoughtful freebies include welcome drinks, champagne breakfast, and jet lag revival massages.

Features: Amenities at The House include a small fitness center with a treadmill, stationary bike, weight bench, and free weights. The hotel has an Internet room and library with two computers. The beach is spacious for the island and has plenty of blue cushioned loungers under umbrellas or white curtained cabanas.   The hotel offers free motorized and non-motorized water sports including waterskiing, banana boating, snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding.

Accommodation: The House is a small property with 32 rooms. However, the rooms are as upscale as the rest of the hotel. Other amenities include safes, flat-screen TVs with cable, and iPod docks with a wide selection of tea and coffee making facilities, wide selection of tea and coffee making facilities.

Food: The House Restaurant is located in the open-air lobby and on the sundeck. Dining is provided through Daphne’s Restaurant, owned by the Elegant Hotel chain, next door. The staff often circulates the public areas with free refreshments including frozen yogurt, fruit, lemonade, and chilled water.

Name: The House
Location: Saint James Parish, Barbados Paynes Bay,
Website: http://www.thehousebarbados.com/

Colony Club barbados

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Colony Club

Waterfalls, palm trees, and blooms speck the grounds and give a tropical desert spring feel at the Colony Club resort in Barbados. The structures are low and white, yet with all the tropical foliage, you scarcely see the structures. Province Club is situated on the fundamental street only north of Holetown. The inn’s tidal pond like pool complex is picturesque and unwinding with flawlessly arranged patio gardens and waterfalls.

Features: The hotel’s four lagoon-style swimming pools are the highlight here with waterfalls, rock walls, and walkway bridges. The resort has a small fitness center with treadmills, an elliptical, stationary bike, strength machines, free weights, and balance balls. Tennis courts are also on the property.

Accommodation: Colony Club has 96 guest rooms and suites in six categories. Each room has its own private balcony or patio. The rooms are contemporary and upscale, with dark wood furnishings, large silver mirrors, neutral pillows and accents, and modern white bedding. Amenities across all categories include iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with cable.

Food: Colony Club has two on-site restaurants. Laguna Restaurant is a huge, open-air space located off of the lobby that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sunset Bar and Deck is located by the pool and has a spacious deck along the beach with plenty of dining tables, and has gorgeous views of the beach.

Name: Colony Club
Location: Porters, St. James, Porters, Caribbean
Website: http://www.colonyclubdc.com/

Bougainvillea Beach Resort  in Barbados

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Bougainvillea Beach Resort

This 138-room Mediterranean-style resort gets its name from the local flower, which is ceremoniously placed in rooms upon arrival. While Bougainvillea has enough amenities to qualify as a big resort, but it never feels too crowded or overbearing. The Bougainvillea is a comfortable resort that appeals to families and wedding groups.

Features: Bougainvillea boasts of three pools, on-site spa which offers manicures/pedicures, beauty treatments, a decent-size fitness center and outdoor tennis court. In addition to that, the resort has A decent-size fitness center and outdoor tennis court. Game room includes pool table, air-hockey and table tennis.

Accommodation: Rooms come with patios or balconies that overlook the garden, pool, or ocean. Each room is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette, and vibrant beach-y decor includes a combination of yellow, green, red, and blue accents. Fresh bougainvillea flowers are placed around rooms.

Food: Bougainvillea offers access to two great restaurants: Lanterns by the Sea, the signature restaurant, serving Caribbean cuisine with international flair, and The Water’s Edge, an Italian restaurant for a la carte and family-style dining. The poolside bar is a popular place to grab a drink and chat with other guests.

Name: Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Location: Southern Barbados, Barbados Maxwell Coast Road, Caribbean
Website: http://www.bougainvillearesort.com/

fairmont royal pavilion barbados

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Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Sprawling across 11 acres on the west coast of Barbados, This all inclusive Fairmont Royal Resort is situated closer to the waterfront than others in the area due to it being built before legislation forced future resorts to build further inland. This low-density luxury resort is lined with tall swaying palm trees, leads to the circular entrance and introduces the pink Colonial architecture.

Features: The resort offers ample freebies throughout the resort with great sunset views from all areas of the property. Free use of non-motorized water sports, including kayaking, Hobie Wave sailing and paddle-boarding are also offered. Beauty salon in the lobby offers manicures, pedicures, hairdressing, and make-up services.

Accommodation: Rooms and suites at Fairmont Royal Pavilion have been updated and come with king-size beds. The room offers unobstructed views of the waterfront, and fabulous sunset views. Bathrooms are modern and spacious with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers.

Food: The resort has two restaurants to cater to the guests. Palm Restaurant offers a romantic ambience and the menu includes local fare as well as international favorites. Taboras, the resort’s more casual-dining option, is located near the pool in an open-air bistro setting. Breakfast, lunch, and free afternoon tea are served daily.

Name: Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Location: St. James, Porters BB24051, Caribbean
Website: http://www.fairmont.com/barbados/












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