Barbados is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Caribbean. Its lavish five-star resorts attract the rich and famous with lagoon pools and swim-up bars, championship golf courses and gourmet Bajan dining. Book a stay at one of these top luxury hotels in Barbados for prime beachfront locations and supreme facilities including spas, lagoon pools and adult-only retreats.
Alleynes Bay is one of the most sought-after beaches on Barbados and home to the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. All the rooms, boasting spacious balconies and, in the ground-floor suites, large wooden decks, overlook the shimmering Caribbean Sea. As well as two restaurants, Fairmont Royal Pavilion has a grand lobby and a pool with a hot tub, plus tennis courts and a gym. Head to the beach for non-motorised watersports, and dine on fresh seafood at one of the beachfront restaurants.
Crystal Cove is a member of the Elegant Hotels Group, and it shows. Rooms are set around a village complex with boutique stores and three pools. Guests can also head straight down to a private stretch of beach, where there are loungers and watersport options on offer. Rooms have terraces and wooden furnishings and overlook the gardens and sea. The complex also has a gym, a kids’ club and tennis courts, as well as colourful Caribbean buffets.
Set on exclusive Paynes Bay, Tamarind offers chic all-inclusive stays on the West Coast of Barbados. Contemporary rooms and ocean-front suites come with mosaic tiling and beachy prints, as well as balconies or terraces. The all-inclusive package features themed menus, seafood and West Indian dishes, and there’s also an Italian restaurant. Take advantage of the resort’s watersport facilities and banana boat rides, three pools, kids’ club and unlimited drinks at the bar.
Sandals Royal Barbados is a couples-only retreat set on Maxwell Beach on the South Coast. The most romantic rooms are the swim-up and ocean-front suites, although traditional African Rondavel cottages do have their own plunge pools. Features include patios with bathtubs for two and king-sized beds. Enjoy the landscaped gardens, on-land and watersports, as well as a sweeping rooftop pool with ocean views. There are even a spa, tennis courts and a bowling alley.
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