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3.5 out of 5
St. Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
per night
7 Oct-8 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (291 reviews)

"The decor was beautiful, service was friendly, prompt and helpful and the room was modern and clean with a great view. The only negative was the noise from the karaoke but it didn’t bother us that much."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

South Gap Hotel
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4 out of 5
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per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (1,212 reviews)

"I loved the beach!!!! It was right outside of the lobby"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
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4.5 out of 5
Crane, Diamond Valley, St. Philip
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (907 reviews)

"Very nice well kept property . They spend a lot of time keeping the grounds very nice. It has everything you need there on the grounds. I highly recommend you stay here rather than the tourist spots. It’s well worth it ."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

The Crane Resort
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per night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (1,385 reviews)

"Great hotel good location Rooms clean and modern Grill Resturant not up to standard for prices charged Hotel caters for a lot of seminars sometimes this seems to occupy hotel staff to much, good profit area ? Wednesday night BBQ cancelled No warning also closed the reassurance same night !!!! We ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Hilton Barbados Resort
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4 out of 5
Prospect Bay Beach, Prospect, St. James
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (186 reviews)

"Staff super friendly! Delicious food, plenty of water activities, relaxing beach. Excelente stay! Totally recommend it!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive
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3 out of 5
Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
per night
26 Sep-27 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (509 reviews)

"It was homey. Great atmosphere. Festive. Not suitable if you are looking for quiet place."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

Infinity On The Beach
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4 out of 5
Garrison Historic Area, Hastings
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.4/5Wonderful! (504 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and wonderful food. Beach is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Sugar Bay Barbados - All Inclusive
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per night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"The friendliness of the staff was what we liked most. Most honorable mention is Michelle. She was just sooooo amazing. It would be unfair to leave out all the other team members who went above and beyond the skies to make us feel welcome. Thank you Chef for the Birthday cake and Thank you to the ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

The Soco Hotel - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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4 out of 5
Maxwell Coast Road, Oistins, Christ Church
per night
25 Sep-26 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

"Beautiful beach ,property very clean, breakfast had not enough options. Food was ok."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Sea Breeze Beach House by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
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4 out of 5
Maxwell Coast Road, Maxwell, Christ Church
per night
25 Sep-26 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (857 reviews)

"It was absolutely amazing! I would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

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Barbados hotels

Barbados has truly been blessed by nature, as is clearly demonstrated by its fantastic fine-powdered sand beaches, set among the brilliant turquoise waters of its bays and by its stunning sunsets. The island also boasts an array of welcoming resorts, a vast choice of hotels, and a vibrant nightlife. That's to say nothing of the glorious history that awaits you in its UNESCO-listed capital and the dramatic surf on its east coast, as well as its gorgeous gardens, colourful coral and world-class cricketing scene.

Like we said, Barbados has been truly blessed.

This island nation in the Caribbean lies just northeast of Venezuela. Its long association with the UK has led it to being known as Little Britain, but Bajans have a proud culture and rich tradition all of their own.

The name Barbados comes from the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Campos. In 1536 he called the island Os Barbados, or the bearded ones, on seeing its fig trees and their hanging aerial roots.

Hotels in Barbados: A fact file

Barbados officially exists as a country with 11 parishes, which can be simplified into 4 broad areas to help you find your ideal hotel.

The capital city of Bridgetown is a highly attractive spot to set up shop. There are a number of wonderful sights here and the streets are packed with charming Colonial buildings. Pedestrianised streets, such as Swan Street, are perfect for shopping and buzz with the vibrant energy of Bajan culture. The entire downtown area leading to the garrison has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It’s important to note that staying in the capital does not mean forsaking your beach hotel in Barbados. There are a number of beachfront hotels near the garrison, such as the Radisson Aquatica Resort or the Hilton Barbados Resort; you’ll enjoy the cultural highlights of the capital and proximity to some of the nation’s best beaches, bringing the best of both worlds to your doorstep.

The east coast is Barbados at its most rugged. The resorts here tend to be quieter and more isolated than the rest of the island, and the Atlantic Ocean regularly ensures conditions that are ideal for surfers. This area consists of the parishes of Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph and Saint Thomas.

The waters may be calmer on the Caribbean side of the island, but it’s also livelier at night and plays host to a great deal more visitors. This area consists of the parishes of Saint James, Saint Peter and Saint Lucy, and is centred around the towns of Holetown and Speightstown.

The south of the island sees things get even more vibrant. Saint Lawrence Gap is where many of Barbados’ most popular bars, restaurants and clubs are located. This is also the most convenient area for access to Grantley Adams International Airport. This quarter comprises the parishes of Christ Church and Saint Philip.

Things to see and do from your hotel in Barbados

Every guest should sample the local cuisine. Street vendors will offer you fish cakes, barbecued pig tails, fresh coconut and roasted peanuts, but there are also many fine restaurants to visit, including The Cliff and Cin Cin, both on the west coast.

Elsewhere it’s not hard to find flying fish, the symbol of the island. These are usually served lightly breaded and fried, with a yellow sauce. You could also try pepperpot, a traditional pork stew in a spicy, brown sauce, and cutters, delicious sandwiches made with salt bread.

The place to sample the best of Bajan cuisine is the town of Oistins, on the south coast. Every Friday a fish fry is held here where you can buy fresh fish cooked according to local recipes, before joining the locals to dance the night away until the early hours of the morning.

The main thing to do in Barbados, however, is get out there and enjoy those beaches. Surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving and many other water sports are available, alongside boat trips exploring the secluded coves and turquoise waters of the island.

If you can tear yourself away from the beach there is a fantastic Botanical Garden in the interior or the chance to catch an innings of the national sport, cricket, at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

The history of Barbados is inextricably linked to sugar plantations, so it seems only fair to drop by the capital’s Mount Gay Rum Distillery for a tour and a spot of rum tasting. Or you can take a tram ride underground to escape the sun for an afternoon in Harrison's Cave, Saint Thomas, where stalactites, stalagmites and waterfalls await you.

If further beachside bliss is calling your name, you need look no further than Florida. Hotels in Miami promise the finest sands North America has to offer, while Orlando hotels place its nightlife highlights a stone’s throw away.

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