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
Why would you stay in a corporate, impersonal chain hotel when you can stay here. It is a little taste of paradise and we had a marvellous stay in a Garden Suite and had our own personal Jacuzzi as well as a small kitchenette where my wife was able to cook local produce for us to eat on our deck. We stayed for 10 days and enjoyed an a la carte breakfast, complimentary cocktails, cheese and wine and a snorkelling trip on a luxury catamaran. Would highly recommend this boutique hotel and restaurant. We were made to feel very welcome and special by the wonderful staff.
What can I possibly say about this wonderful resort that has not already been said? Every 5 star review is spot on. The amazing staff, beautiful accommodations, attention to detail and location cannot be beat. I did not see anywhere else that we visited on the Island that I would have rather stayed. We celebrated my husband's 52nd birthday while staying here and they made the day very special with decorations in our room and a perfect dinner at the restaurant. When we return to Barbados in the future, there is no doubt, we will stay here again!
If you want Romance paired with excellent service, great food and and wonderful settings plus ideal location... this is it! We spent the most lovely few days at this charming place being pampered by their most welcoming management and staff. Highly recommendable!
We love this hotel, and the only downside is that we never seem to spend long enough there. It is superbly located, and the staff are friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble for them... a real credit to Barbados 🇧🇧
This is the most welcoming, hospitable & charming hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The staff knew you by name, made sure you were comfortable and had everything you needed. They acknowledged our anniversary in speaking, as well as little gestures such as a card on the bed signed by staff. It was the little touches as well as beautiful accommodations, gorgeous views of beach as well as a quaint little restaurant. I couldn’t have asked for a better Anniversary celebration. I would give it 5 star plus!