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
Just back a few days ago from 8 nights at Little Arches. It was perfect! I honestly can’t think of anything I would change. The room and pool deck was gorgeous, cafe luna was excellent and the staff were just great. They were so friendly and helpful, they couldn’t do enough for us and made our stay really special. The location of the hotel suited us so well, the local beach was beautiful and it took only about 5 minutes to walk into Oistins. It felt less touristy than other areas which was great for us. We hired a car for a day and used the local buses other times to visit other parts of the island. All in all we had a wonderful time and wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else. Little arches was perfect in every way, we would love to go back.
Little Arches was the perfect place to spend our Honeymoon. The entire staff made us feel like part of the family. They even helped us when making reservations for excursions. Our room was clean and felt up to date. The view was to die for, we did not want to leave. The restaurant at the hotel has amazing food. We took advantage of the free shuttle service offered one day. This was the perfect getaway. We will be back!
What more is there to say about Little Arches that hasn’t already been said? Quite simply I believe this is the best hotel on the island!
This was our second stay at Little Arches and probably not our last. A lovely little bit of paradise to relax in. All the rooms are different, some have a deck with hot tub, some have plunge pools. Cafe Luna is the rooftop restaurant which is great for breakfasts and dinners.
But the real highlight of Little Arches are the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Always a smile on their faces. It feels like you are staying with your best friends. Thanks to Sandra, Emma and all the team.