4.5
Very Good 540 Reviews
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What We Love

  • 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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Refined Barbados resort spread across 12 acres of landscaped gardens where colonial charm and tropical temptations come together

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

Coral Reef Club
Saint James
Holetown, BB24017 Barbados

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 540 Reviews
Best Holiday ever, Coral Reef is a magical place.
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my wife Birthday and our 25th wedding Anniversary. I wanted to stay somewhere memorable. The Coral Reef certainly didn’t let me down. The food accommodation and the service was truly outstanding and I certainly would recommend staying in this complex. From the minute you arrive you are greeted with a warm welcome which is very nice after a long flight. Mostly you are met by a member of the family, this is a family business and the directors are certainly visible on a daily basis. The staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The gardens are kept to a very high standard and every Wednesday you can get a tour of the gardens at no cost. The barbecue night is a must, so much food and good quality. There is also very good entertainment nightly. As I said earlier I could not have picked a better country in Barbados and certainly could not have picked a better Place to spend an unbelievable 10 days in Coral Reef a truly magical experience.

Paradise re-visited.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 4th visit to this wonderful hotel and if your thinking of heading towards Barbados then you won't do better than booking yourself in to this absolutely fantastic
Hotel. The location is superb as is the friendliness of the staff. On arrival late Friday afternoon we were greeted at reception as is we were long lost friends and immediately
offered a welcoming Barbados Cocktail. How nice does it get...
Our luggage was immediately sent to our room which we had pre-booked while we re-aqainted ourself with long time staff members who were genuinely pleased to see us.
The facilities here are magical and the dining experience memorable.
If your thinking of heading this way you won't do better...

A Barbados Classic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are considering a hotel, lunch or dinner or a simple sun downer Coral Reef delivers it perfectly. The setting is magical, the staff are wonderful, the food is great and the bar is everything you could wish for. We have stayed here, eaten here and had drinks here it never disappoints. Coral reef is family run and everyone involved has pride in the Hotel and the service it delivers. We cant wait for our next visit.

Coral Reef Barbados
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for great food, accommodations, beach, walking distance to other great restaurants and shopping then this is a must. Just back form a two week visit and it is our "Go To" destination on the Island.

Superb!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel really is in a class of it’s own . It simply is the entire package if the owners & staff could bottle what they have managed to create & achieve at coral reef I would recommend every other hotel to buy that bottle as it is that magical recipe of ingredients that make this hotel faultless and in a league of its own. From the minute we arrived and were greeted by the ever smiling and sunny Lucretia I had a good feeling about the 8 days that lay ahead. We had 2 luxury junior suites that were well appointed, close to everything & given the wonderful gardens & thoughtful planting of foliage and plants each room was provided huge privacy & even the suites’ large patio had a ceiling fan -how very civilised! We booked bed and breakfast as we like to try different restaurants in the evenings but did eat at the hotel 3 times during our stay (twice at the dining room table on our patio from the extensive room service menu ) and on the Thursday bbq night when they had the steel drum band playing .It has been mentioned that the clientele are on the more mature side , and whist this is true I noticed that there seemed to be lots of multi generational families so young adults their parents and the grandparents. Sometimes a hotel can be excellent yet the clientele ghastly and those fellow guests can irritate & ruin a holiday, pushing in at breakfast, reserving sun loungers they then only visit 5 hours after they have laid claim to them at the crack of dawn, being loud and obnoxious Allowing their children to run amok etc. I am pleased to say Coral reef DOES NOT seem to attract that type of holidaymaker. IMO Coral reef is in a league of its own , if you are looking for a hotel with a lovely beach, a lovely pool, lovely rooms and “common areas” , truly exceptional personnel across the hotel who seem to genuinely want you to enjoy your stay then this is the place for you