Little Arches Boutique Hotel Barbados – Adults only
What We Love
- That triangular pool will look amazing on your Instagram feed
- Café Luna’s Mediterranean-Asian-Caribbean food is a surprisingly good combination
- Staff will carry sun loungers to the beach for you
What To Know
- The hotel is adults only
- Book for a week or longer and daily breakfast will be included in the rate
- The free bicycles are all tandems
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Mediterranean design meets the Caribbean beach at this romantic and intimate adults-only hideaway on Barbados's southern coast
It’d be easy to while away an afternoon debating whether the pool or the sea is a more beautiful turquoise, but why bother? They’re both sufficiently alluring that you might spend your entire holiday going from one to the other and back again. Little Arches, a small boutique hotel with a Mediterranean feel, is just across the road from the white sands of Enterprise Beach (locals refer to it as “Miami Beach”), one of Barbados’ hidden secrets and blissfully free of tourists. When you’re not sunning yourself by the water, the cool Italian terracotta floors and four-poster beds of the hotel’s ten airy rooms will beckon; if you’re splashing out, consider the Luxury Ocean Suite, which has a private terrace with its own plunge pool. The ambience, with mosaics, archways, and tropical flowers, is intimate and the staff are warm and welcoming. The restaurant is on the roof and makes an excellent spot for a sunset cocktail, and while the mini-spa, tucked away in the garden is tiny, you can get massages or facials in your room, or even—why not?—on the pool deck.
In the Area
Little Arches sits on the southern coast of Barbados at the edge of a fishing village. Oistins has a popular Friday night fish fry that includes live music, stalls selling handicrafts, and heaping plates of swordfish, tuna, and mahi-mahi cooked to order. It’s an easy walk from the hotel. Other nearby activities include yachting, mountain biking and tennis, and the hotel can help arrange boat charters for scuba diving or simply cruising the waters of the Caribbean. The Barbados Golf Club is two miles away, while Bridgetown, the island’s capital, is a seven-mile drive; there you’ll find a wider variety of shops and restaurants as well as some beautiful colonial architecture.
How to Get There
The Little Arches Hotel is a true gem. The staff is all too lovely and we felt well taken care of. The facilities as well as the beach are breathtaking and deserve all the great ratings they are getting.
We chose the Jr. Suite which features a jacuzzi that made our stay as perfect as it gets!
We have stayed at Little Arches six times and each visit was a great experience. We have already booked to return next year. It is a delightful boutique hotel in a wonderful location. The staff have a real commitment to good service and looking after their guests - every request is met with a friendly and efficient response. The local beach is a beach for locals as well as visitors and the hotel staff will set up loungers and a parasol for you After a hard day on the beach sit by the hotel pool and enjoy a rum punch as you watch the sun set over the Caribbean sea. Sight seeing trips and restaurant bookings will all be arranged for you. Little Arches is perfect for a stress-free holiday where nothing is too much trouble for the hotel staff.
We selected Little Arches for our first trip to Barbados based on Trip Advisor reviews and they exceeded our very lofty expectations. The setting was perfect. The ocean front suite with private plunge pool was fantastic. The staff throughout the hotel were exceptional, arranging all our local dining requests and coordinating our ground transportation. Highly recommended.
We returned to Little Arches again last December (2018) and therefore are a little late in our review. I believe this was our 7th or 8th visit to Little Arches. Its been so many times and so many years that we have visited the island in general, it has been hard to keep track. What a nice problem to have, right?! This time was a slightly last minute reservation and we were so lucky that Little Arches had a room for us and was ready to welcome us back with open arms and they sure delivered on both. As many reviews have said before us, it is a wonderful adults-only boutique hotel and really paradise. Knowing the island and other properties quite well, LA stands out from the crowd in such a good way. They cater to and answer any needs, questions, or advice you may seek. Most importantly, they treat you like family. All the rooms and suites are different from each other. The restaurant is spectacular and so convenient and the views from the property are magical. We look forward to returning again next eyar.
My husband and I just returned from our second stay at Little Arches. (March 21-30)
We were so impressed with our first stay 5 years ago that we knew once was not enough! From the moment you arrive you are welcomed with open arms and treated like family and you belong here.
Sandra (Manager) and her team of Angels can’t do enough for you,..simply ask.
The Front Desk Angels, Emma,Myrane,Michelle Rihanna,will book reservations for tours,dining,taxis,..THANK YOU!
Our room (#2) was spotless and spacious with all the comforts of home.
A big THANK YOU to our Housekeeping Angels, Maria,Sofie,Marcie and Momma Rose,..you give the best hugs ever!
The Groundskeeping Angels,work from dawn to dusk and should be commended here also! You need to know your hard work did not go unnoticed,...THANK YOU!
I celebrated my birthday during our stay and to my amazement our room had been decorated with a birthday banner, balloon and a birthday card! Incredible!
Cafe Luna and Chef Moo,..THANK YOU! You can’t go wrong here, not only is it convenient, the food is exceptional! His team of Angels aim to please! We had breakfast daily and dinner several times. A delicious chocolate cheesecake with a pyrotechnic candle was delivered to our table on my birthday by our waiter singing the Birthday Song.
Oistens Fish Fry on Friday is crazy busy but fun all the same. It’s an easy safe walk from Little Arches and a must try for first time visitors!
If you’re looking for a warm hospitable small boutique hotel, I highly recommend Little Arches,...our Little Slice of Heaven.
p.s. If I omitted anyone here, my apologies,...lol,my bad!😎