Barbados offers a slice of Caribbean magic. The coral island, known as the birthplace of rum, is fringed with white beaches lapped by mirror-like, turquoise water. To enjoy rooms with sea views, lagoon pools, water sports and restaurants serving fine Bajan seafood, stay in one of the top hotels in Barbados – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Enjoy an all-inclusive Barbados holiday at Waves Hotel and Spa. You’ll have access to a pristine stretch of West Coast beach, a spa, plus two sparkling pools – one is adult-only and complete with a whirlpool. Rooms boast wooden furnishings and most have sea views from their private balconies. In the evenings, there’s live music on offer and the all-inclusive meal package includes Asian fusion dishes at Shiso.
This boutique hotel in Bridgetown is set in an early 1900s plantation home with impressive grounds. Peacocks roam the flowered gardens, where you’ll find fish ponds and a pool with a hot tub. Rooms are furnished with antiques and wooden shutters, carved beds and rocking chairs. Opt for an outbuilding room which gives you a tranquil garden space. Sweetfield Manor also has its own spa as well as a fine-dining courtyard restaurant, Pavao.
If you’re craving a restful, adult-only break, the Soco Hotel delivers. Set directly above Hastings Beach, the sea views here are first class. There’s a chic, boutique feel to the property, with neutral decor, wooden furnishings and modern art. The pool terrace is lit by flaming torches at night and is home to a popular bar. Stay in one of the stylish rooms with sea-view balconies.
Mango Bay lies in the historic Holetown neighborhood on soft, powdery sands. The all-inclusive package includes all meals and drinks, as well as afternoon tea, live entertainment and water sports. Don’t miss a complimentary boat trip along the coast where you can swim with turtles. Choose from Superior, Deluxe and Oceanfront rooms – or book the Penthouse for your own patio plunge pool and double jacuzzi tub.
Check into Bayfield House for a touch of Barbados history. This 1930s former plantation home is run by British couple Trevor and Pam Ramsey, who greet you with a rum punch on arrival. The hotel is less than five minutes from Mullins Beach, in a garden filled with fruit trees and a pool. There’s a large wraparound veranda with rocking chairs, where a full English breakfast is served in the morning. Book the Porters Suite for an antique, four-poster bed and whirlpool.
Stay on Barbados’ classy West Coast at Alleynes Bay. The Lone Star Hotel is famed for its beachfront restaurant, which serves European and Caribbean fusion food – think seafood risotto and rum bread pudding. The building was once a garage and retains a car theme, with rooms named after classic motors. The Lincoln penthouse apartment even has its own kitchen and terrace. Enjoy the free bottle of rum punch on arrival, and try an in-room spa treatment.
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