What We Love
- Rocky cliffs, empty beaches and rolling countryside — the real Barbados
- The hotel is intimate with only 10 rooms in all
- Lovely “cottage chic” suites are large and stylish, with free WiFi
- Watching fisherman in colorful wooden boats return with a fresh catch
- Walking on the beaches, passing unusual rock formations — and barely another person
What To Know
- There is three-night minimum for the One-Bedroom Suite
- Swimming is only safe at low tide when shallow rock pools form; still, caution is required
- Better for those looking to relax — there’s no nightlife
- Ocean-facing rooms are filled with the sound of pummeling waves, which you’ll either find soothing or disturbing
- Guests are asked not to swim in the outdoor pool after 6 p.m.
- Unless they are advanced surfers, kids may feel restricted in terms of physical activities
- The restaurant is on the pricey side and is quite popular; make a reservation
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Atlantis Hotel in Bathsheba (St. Joseph), you’ll be minutes from Andromeda Botanic Gardens and Bathsheba Beach. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Soup Bowl and St Joseph Parish Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
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). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge at scheduled times, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I had booked our room at Atlantis 6 months in advance for me & my husband's anniversary. I was so excited. The day before we were supposed to leave, I got an email from American airlines saying our 737 MAX aircraft flight was cancelled and we could no longer leave on Friday, but had to leave on Saturday instead. I was basically forced to book another night at the hotel, having only found out the travel change in less then 24 hours in advance.
Once we arrived, we realized it was a bad idea to stay the extra night at Atlantis and leave at 3am in the dark for our 6am flight. Atlantis is about a 45min - 1 hour drive to the airport, and the roads are VERY RUGGED and cliffy. Also we were not used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road. We went ahead and booked another hotel that was 5-10 minutes from the airport and a Much safer drive. We spoke with the hotel manager about this when we arrived, and he Refused to refund us. Keep in mind I made our original reservations 6 months prior, and the new one night booking the day before. The manager was Not understanding at all! This made for a very uncomfortable and awkward stay.
There was tension... and my husband and I came here to Try to Relax!! We work hard and don't get to vacay often. I think it was completely unreasonable of them to not give us our money back. Just a warning about how the hotel management works.
Other then that, the room was beautiful and you couldn't beat the ocean view. The bathroom shower & tile was very cheap and outdated... the shower had no pressure whatsoever. The toilet seat was loose and needed to be replaced. And the coffee maker had a white film (mold??) on the inside of it, which they presented with some milk and coffee I could not use due to the unsanitary coffee maker. (yuck).
If I could do it all over again, I would have picked an airbnb or a less expensive hotel which would be nicer and friendlier then this one. I never write bad reviews but, I feel this was well deserved. I am so disappointed..
This was our third trip to Barbados. The first we stayed more typically on the Caribbean coast at the sister hotel to the Atlantis (Little Good Harbour), which we loved. We first saw the Atlantis on a day tour and decided to go there when we returned. We came for a week two years ago and we were hooked. So, we came back when we needed a real break. Now, we found out years ago that when the weather is still cold and rainy in Nova Scotia, in mid-May, it is not only sunny and hot in Barbados, the flights and hotels are half price or better. We got a ‘coastal room’ (which still has lots of ocean view as well as facing the sunrise) that was large, clean, comfortable and quiet. Those are my main rating criteria to give above average.
— We paid under $CAN1400 for 7 nights. High season would be more than twice that. —
I rate this hotel ‘excellent’ because of all the other factors: helpful, friendly but respectful staff, great cooking (but see the caveat below), wonderful pool-with-a-view, fast internet, satellite tv and very good room air conditioning. The bathroom in our suite was huge with two sinks and lots of space to put things. The shower could hold a whole family! In-room fridge and a convenience store 5 minutes by car and we could ensure we always had cold wine, water or drinks. By the way, the water is safe right out of the tap, but is best chilled in the fridge.
So, what’s the caveat? Well, when you come after the main season (they are closing for summer maintenance right after we leave) you have to get creative about dinner. Their dining room closes after lunch at this time of year. They had organized Caesar salads for our arrival. There is another inn up the hill that is open for some dinners, but you have to plan ahead. Another couple of places close after lunch in May, but one (Dina’s) is open until 5, so you can pre-arrange to have dinner if you get there before 5. But be sure to let them know ahead of time. It’s a 10 minute walk along a coastal path with great views and a stroll over a grassy park. Some days, we ordered a cold meal at lunchtime and kept it in the fridge until dinner. You can ask to borrow a microwave if you want to reheat a warm meal. On Sunday, they encouraged us to come to the lunch buffet and then fill new plates after we had eaten dessert and bring them to our room for our dinner. We then went down to eat al fresco in the now deserted dining balcony as the sun set and the full moon emerged. (You have to plan your own full moon experience!) Another option is to drive to other towns on the south or west coasts for typical tourist restaurants.
If you are looking for a typical Caribbean vacation, you would do better at Little Good Harbour on the west coast. It is at the northern end of the resort towns and so is also comparatively quiet, but you can snorkel and the beach and water are safer for kids. They have 2 gorgeous pools and bungalow style accommodations. For our needs, the Atlantis is the place!
I would have no problem giving Atlantis a four or five star rating, except for the fact that we pre paid all fees and taxes, but were hit with a surprise "tourist levy" of $35 BMD on arrival. This should have been upfront at booking.