4.5
Very Good 335 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Located in Holetown (Parish of St. James), The Sandpiper is minutes from St. James Parish Church and Holetown Beach. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Lime Grove Shopping Centre and Holetown Monument.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Sandpiper
Holetown
Holetown, BB24017 Barbados

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 335 Reviews
Excellent service from the staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent the last 8 days in Barbados and stopped in for a lovely lunch. We have eaten in a lot of similar places on the island over the last week, but the staff here were all a cut above everywhere else. Very good atmosphere indeed.

The Sandpiper 2018 - Our best holiday there to date - and yes we will be going back!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a fantastic family vacation at the Sandpiper in late October...while the Sandpiper has become the essential winter sun destination for my wife and I in recent years, this was the first trip for my daughter and the fiancée of our son.

We had a range of rooms between us, from a suite to a garden room and a room close to the pool for our daughter. Everyone was very happy with their accommodation.

The suite had a super balcony overlooking the beach and sea, allowing us to sit out and watch the fantastic sunsets every day. The bed is huge and the bathroom very well appointed with a really hot shower and a bath, which was a real treat at the end of the day to freshen up before dinner.

The food at breakfast lunch and dinner are excellent...the breakfast at the Sandpiper is one of the best in the world....your choice of cereals, yoghurts, superbly tasty fresh fruits and cooked food, either from the buffet or cooked to order from the extensive breakfast menu...the youngsters enjoyed the waffles with chocolate sauce!

Lunches are served in an informal setting at Harold’s bar, with a good range of salads and light bites as well as hamburgers that are huge and tasty pastas...the daily specials are always a very good option.

Dinner continues to be excellent, fine dining, with a traditional choice and set of daily specials. The one thing that might be nice however, would be to have a few salad options at dinner as well as at lunch. Usually at hotels the buffet evenings are a disappointment, but at the Sandpiper the buffet and BBQ evenings are some of the highlights with an amazing choice of salad and at the BBQ, fish and meat - there is also a very extensive range of desserts. It was our daughters birthday while we were there and they provided a lovely special birthday dinner for her - inlcuding indoor firework!

The beach area has been really improved by the work that was done a few years back and the extension to Harold’s Bar...everyone really enjoyed being comfortable on the sunloungers that are always spotless, clean and dry...other hotels please take note...it is possible. Glenroy and Victor worked hard to make sure that we were comfortable every day, as did Ricardo and Le Mar. The 11am sorbet remains one highlight the youngsters insisted being around for!

One key reason we keep going back to the Sandpiper is the fact that they have laser dinghy. All my family love sailing, so the opportunity to sail a laser in the Caribbean is too much to resist. We also really enjoyed the snorkelling this year. The sea was brilliantly clear and Tristan’s high tide crew took us out to see the turtles, which we all loved sharing the water with.

The other highlight is the tennis. We enjoyed playing family tennis every day on the two courts. Although we took our own racquets it’s great knowing that the pro who is there coaching every day is happy for guests to use the hotel balls and racquets.

The final point is that when flying out in the late afternoon the hotel were able to provide rooms for us to change and shower in, which is real bonus. This reflects the quality of the front desk team...too many to name personally, as they are all super helpful, efficient and really friendly...thank you.

In summary...the Sandpiper remains our favourite vacation hotel anywhere in the world. Russell and Wayne continue to be visible to guests and the team work hard to ensure that it delivers the highest quality to all its guests, young and not so young. Having sampled it themselves, the next generation of the family are also convinced that it is simply the best...Thank you to evreyone for making it such a special family time for us. We will (all) be back!

Fantastic Holiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time at Sandpiper, this hotel is ideally placed in Holetown. A lovely private, intimate beach and hotel, we really enjoyed Harold's Bar being a great friendly place to have a drink/snack. We stayed in a garden room which was on the edge of a wonderful contemporary pool. Our room had a great terrace with a table & chairs and luxury sunloungers. The room was really a small suite, with a kitchen area, minibar and fab bathroom with duo sinks. Great aircon and furnishings. We ate at the hotel every evening (half board). The restaurant is very much first rate with excellent service and amazing chefs. We loved the Sandpiper restaurant for both evening meal and breakfast (which by the way surpasses any breakfast I've ever had - try the french toast coated in cornflakes!!). Did I mention the staff? Every one of the staff are first rate, possibly the best I've experienced in the Carribean. Sunbeds are good, with a terry towel fitted sheet and an attendant will fold your towel and rearrange your bed when you go for a drink or a swim. Service to the sunbeds is great, lovely sorbet every morning at 11am and a jug of iced water is brought to your parasol table.

All in all, a wonderful place to relax - unquestionable service and attentive, excellent staff who have all been working at Sandpiper for years. Loved it in every way (even the wild mongoose!) Booked to return in April, can't wait!

Entertainment
Reviewed 1 month ago

It was my first time there and I enjoyed myself. The lovely singers Sandra and Katrina harmonized beautifully. After all, I had just celebrated a birthday and was drinking fruit punch (party pooper) as I had to go to work the next day. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet ambiance and the time to hear the local talent. So check The Sandpiper in Thursday nights

Can't wait to return!
Reviewed 3 months ago

I do not know where to begin with The Sandpiper. My friend and I stayed at The Sandpiper in June 2018. It was beyond anything we were expecting. The grounds were picturesque, the beach was smaller but lovely, and the people were exceptional.
The staff were phenomenal. They all were extremely polite and hard working. To say they went above & beyond isn't giving them enough credit. The moment we walked through the airy & open lobby, we felt at home. The guests were all repeat guests with multiple years worth of stays. We met one very lovely couple from Manchester who have visited The Sandpiper for over 2 decades. 20 years! Every guest we met we instantly made a new friend - they all called us 'The Canadians'. Blown away is an understatement. We started out vacation in Barbados at The Sandpiper and wished we could have stayed there the entire trip. We understand very quickly why there are so many repeat guests. We are The Sandpiper newest repeat guests!
We were in a ground level 1 bedroom suite with a partial ocean view. The room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. We were not in our suite very much for obvious reasons but the beds were high quality and very comfy and the bathroom and shower were great!
The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect. Very affordable as well.
The location was very ideal - right in Holetown and an easy stroll to the town for shopping - it has a grocery store, liquor store, little quaint shops and great restaurant options. Whenever something wasn't within walking distance(Bridgetown and Speightstown) we took the bus. 2 BBD - it was quick, entertaining and safe. We were a bit shocked as to how easy it is get around the island.
A lot of tree fogs at night. Took me one night to get used to their constant chirping as I've never experienced them before but after that one night I was fine.
We are coming back to Barbados next summer(Ideally July as we want to also stay at Coral Reef Club which doesn't open until July) and The Sandpiper is top on our list to return.