The pair of camera-ready, mosaic-tiled swimming pools
A single expat British family (who make regular appearances) has run the resort for over half a century
Private terraces for each of the spa's four treatment rooms
Free coaching from the property’s resident tennis pro each evening
What To Know
No children are allowed on the property from mid-January to the end of February
Guided tours of the resort’s garden are offered every Wednesday
The resort provides complimentary equipment for some water sports such as kayaking and paddle boarding
The property shares amenities with its neighboring sister hotel, The Sandpiper
Parking on site
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Refined Barbados resort spread across 12 acres of landscaped gardens where colonial charm and tropical temptations come together
Amid the sweet-smelling shades of frangipani and bougainvillea trees, this easygoing, family-run resort is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Wooden balustrading, fretwork, and shuttered windows in its assortment of cottages and suites confirm you’re in the Caribbean, as does the adjacent white coral sand beach. Thrill-seekers can try their hand at a full menu of aquatic adventures (in addition to complimentary non-motorized choices, for a fee, the resort can arrange for a deep sea fishing charter). For sybarites, there are lemongrass and ginger massages at the impeccably designed spa. When in doubt, grab a book and a rum punch from the bar, park yourself under a Casuarina tree, and take in the soothing sound of the sea.
Even if you don’t splurge on one of the luxury Plantation Suites, which come with a spa-like bathroom, sundeck, and private plunge pool, you’ll find all sorts of agreeable mod cons in your sweet Garden Room: Egyptian cotton linens, feather beds, and an airy patio, for starters.
The resort’s alfresco gem comes especially alive on Thursday evenings, when diners devour a full-fledged barbecue featuring fresh salmon burgers and jumbo prawns against the backdrop of an energetic floor show. The breakfast buffet here is also legendary—as is their very flexible cook-to-order philosophy.
Called the “Platinum Coast,” Barbados’s heavenly west side is renowned for its golden sands and warm and clear waters. At this resort, you’ll have plenty of uninterrupted access to both.