Visiting Barbados this year? This unique island paradise is also known as “Little England” and legacies of its British heritage are everywhere along with pristine beaches, swaying palm trees, and high-end resorts. Here are three of our favorite Barbados resorts for luxury living.
Little Arches Hotel
Set overlooking one of Barbados’ most pristine beaches, Little Arches is an adults-only boutique hotel featuring just 10 luxurious rooms. Not only is the Little Arches a Condé Nast recommended hotel, but it also won The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Authority’s President Award-Luxury Hotel of the Year. This family-run resort is perfect for those looking to get away from it all and experience the privacy only a small hotel can offer.
Foodies will enjoy the on-site restaurant Café Luna which has been recognized by Zagat as a winner in three different categories. Golfers can also play to their heart’s content at the nearby Barbados Golf Club. In addition to the beautiful beach, guests can enjoy the private rooftop pool and bar perfect for admiring the amazing ocean sunsets.
After one of the hotel’s beachside yoga classes or a full day of sailing or golf, guests in the mood for relaxation can visit the hotel’s on-site mini spa. Tucked away in a private nook of the hotel’s tropical gardens it’s the ultimate retreat. You can also elect to receive your signature treatments in the privacy of your own room or on the hotel’s pool deck.
Port St. Charles
Port St. Charles is a 22-acre getaway sitting on the northwestern coast of Barbados facing the world-famous Caribbean Sea. Featuring villas and apartments with up to five bedrooms, it truly is a taste of luxury. The resort offers true concierge service including check-in at your own villa, personalized restaurant reservations, and custom recommendations. Each villa is positioned for ideal views and well-appointed with a full kitchen, beautiful furnishings, and marble bathrooms.
During your stay at Port St. Charles, enjoy access to the nearby Port St. Charles Yacht Club built on a man-made island facing the sandy beaches and accessible only by water taxi. Here you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the full-service restaurant and bar overlooking views of the resort. During the high season, you’ll also be able to enjoy the music of the world famous resident band Fire and Ice featuring Barbadian Songstress Rosie Hunte. Guests who enjoy their stay at Port St. Charles can extend their visit as a select number of villas are available for purchase for year-round enjoyment.
For a retreat with true indulgence visit the Sandy Lane Resort which boasts something for everyone lucky enough to stay at this exclusive resort.
Sandy Lane has it all: a perfect location in Barbados for a luxury Caribbean holiday, overlooking the Caribbean Sea on a tranquil coral sand beach, shaded by mature mahogany trees, the timeless and classic elegance of the Palladian buildings mirrored in the spacious comfort of the 113 hotel rooms and suites, a stunning private villa, exceptional golf, gourmet dining, an outstanding spa, superb sports facilities and finally, an exceptional level of warm Barbadian hospitality.
The resort has not one, but three world-class golf courses along with an impressive 47,000 square foot spa rated the #1 spa in all of the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure. Sandy Lane leaves no opportunity missed to spoil their guests. The resort features 112 rooms and suites as well as a luxurious 5-bedroom villa. All of the rooms are spacious and boast unique features such as Italian marble floors, plantation-style furniture, and large private verandas where you can enjoy a drink from your personalized in-room bar. Sandy Lane is truly a destination unlike any other.
No matter which of these luxurious Barbados resorts you choose, you’re sure to enjoy your stay on this island paradise. Are “green” resorts more your style? You might also enjoy these Five of the Best Eco Luxury Resorts Across the Caribbean.