Where To Stay in Barbados
Barbados is known for its beautiful blue seas and white sandy beaches. We have rugged coastlines on the east coast of the island and flat perfect water on the west coast. We have natural wonders such as Harrison’s cave and beautiful reefs where you can go swimming with sea turtles. There are also loads of accommodation options for visiting Barbados. There are quite a few budget hotels in Barbados. There are also loads of stunning luxury hotels in Barbados, and many All-Inclusive. If you prefer a more homey feel there are also many people who Airbnb their properties on the island. We are providing you with the ultimate guide to Barbados accommodation from cheap hotels in Barbados all the way to luxury hotels all over the island.
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Barbados Accommodation Guide
Barbados West Coast Hotels
The Barbados West coast hotels can be a bit more pricey than some other places in Barbados. A lot of the West coast hotels are located close to the beach or on the beach. Barbados’ west coast is also known as the Platinum coast and if you see the beaches you will understand why! The water’s along the west coast are usually very calm paired with beautiful white sand makes it the perfect vacation spot. There are still some cheap hotels in Barbados that are located along the west coast, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Budget Hotels on Barbados’ West Coast
All Seasons Resort
All Season’s Resort is located in Holetown. This property is actually not on the beach it is about a 10 minute walk to the nearest beach which is right by the Beach House which is also on our list of places for one of the best rum punches on the island! All Season’s Resort is a simple 3 – Star property, they have a pool and an Indian restaurant on the property. It is also close to shops and the grocery which is perfect because these villas come with kitchenettes so you can cook your own food! This definitely helps save you some money if you are visiting Barbados on a budget. Just remember the rooms are basic, prices vary with the average prices being around $79usd. Book All Seasons Resort here.
Traveller’s Palm is actually located just around the corner from All Seasons Resort. The rooms here also come with a kitchenette making it easy for you to grab your own breakfast before exploring for the day. The prices here are about $64usd per night on average. Of course in high season the prices will increase. Book Traveller’s Palm here.
Mid-Range Hotels on Barbados West Coast
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts
Discovery Bay is located just outside of Holetown, the accommodation is basic and they also offer all-inclusive rates. There are many restaurants within walking distance, and the popular party street, Second Street, which is literally a 2 minute walk away. Discovery Bay is located right on the beach as well and you can easily walk down to Folkstone Marine Park to go snorkeling. Prices here are about $148 per night. Book Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts here.
Beach View Hotel
Located in Paynes Bay this hotel is a bit further away from Holetown. It is still only about a 5 minute bus ride away from grocery stores and other shops. This is a great spot if you are planning to go swimming with sea turtles in Barbados. The rooms all have their own kitchens and it is located right on the beach. Price are around $200 per night. Book Beach View Hotel here.
Luxury Hotels in Barbados
Colony Club Hotel
This property is located on Colony Club Beach which is a long stretch of beach located just to the north of Holetown. This property is stunning and has some beautiful rooms. There is a restaurant, bar and spa located on the property and it is a short drive away from Holetown. A buffet breakfast is also included, prices are around $529 per night. Book Colony Club Hotel here.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
This stunning property is one of many hotels in Barbados on the beach. Fairmont Royal Pavilion also has two restaurants on site that serve international cuisine and Caribbean cuisine. It is located about 5 minutes north from Holetown. They organize many tours for guests including watersports and catamaran cruises. If you walk along the beach there is one location where you can swim with sea turtles. This beach is one of our favorite and it is dotted with bars and restaurants. Prices start from around $330. Book Fairmont Royal Pavilion here.
Barbados All Inclusive Resorts on West Coast
This All Inclusive resort in Barbados is located right on the beach. It also has a pool, gym and spa. The all inclusive price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks. Mango Bay is located in Second Street Holetown, so if you are willing to leave the comfort of your room there are many places to grab a drink or two close by. Prices are around $490. Book Mango Bay All Inclusive resort in Barbados here.
Crystal Cove is located right on the beach, it is a family friendly all inclusive resort in Barbados. It is located just south of Paynes Bay. All beach activities are included here so you will find plenty to do at this resort. Prices are around $670. Book your stay at Crystal Cove here.
Barbados West Coast AirBnBs
Pura Vida Apt #4
This cute apartment is located just down the road from All Seasons Resort, it is close to shops and grocery stores and the beach is only within 10 minutes walking distance. The average price is about $100 per night and it can sleep four guests. View Pura Vida Barbados here.
The cottage has gotten great reviews on AirBnB. People love that it is right on the beach. It is located at Mount Standfast, about 5 minutes away from Holetown. It’s right on the bus route which still allows for easy access into Holetown for grocery shopping. Price is $225 per night and it can sleep five guests. View Plombagine Cottage here.
Barbados South Coast Hotels
The Barbados South Coast has some beautiful hotels dotted along the coast. The South Coast is lively and has many restaurants and bars to choose from. There are also loads of buses available to get you to your destination quickly. The south coast of Barbados is definitely busier than the west coast, but it is just as beautiful. Beaches here tend to be slightly rougher than the west coast.
Budget Hotels on Barbados’ South Coast
Dover Beach Hotel
This hotel is located right on the beach and offers sea view rooms. Tours and car rentals can be organized through the front desk which is convenient for when you decide to do your island tour. The standard room comes with a microwave and toaster, the other rooms have a kitchenette which is great for staying on a budget! Breakfast is available daily at an additional charge and if you don’t want to cook you can grab your lunch or dinner from the pool bar, or you can explore St Lawrence Gap for other places to eat. Prices are around $90. Book Dover Beach Hotel here.
Sunbay Hotel is located on Maxwell Coast road, it is about a 5 minute walk to the beach from the property. The property also has its own pool and sports bar on site. St Lawrence Gap is easily accessible from the hotel which is great if you are looking to party or eat out! Prices are around $90. Book Sunbay Hotel here.
Mid-Range Hotels on Barbados’ South Coast
Yellow Bird Hotel
This cute hotel is located at the top of St. Lawrence Gap. It has its own pool but it is also located right across the road from the beach. There are grocery and restaurants nearby. The hotel also has a bar and restaurant right by the pool but if you prefer to cook your meals, most rooms have kitchenettes. Prices are around $112 per night. Book your stay at Yellowbird Hotel here.
Infinity On The Beach
This hotel is located a bit further down St Lawrence Gap, right on Dover Beach. It has a waterfront restaurant and two outdoor pools. These rooms do not have kitchenettes but you can add breakfast onto your stay. Once again it is close to many other restaurants and bars in St Lawrence gap so there are plenty of options for dining. Prices are around $114, book your stay at Infinity on the Beach here.
Luxury Hotels in Barbados
Bougainvillea Resort Barbados
This property is located along Maxwell coast road and it is located right on the beach. It has a swim up bar which is one of our favorite things ever, three pools and a spa. There is also a boutique if you would like to do some shopping, along with a games room and fitness center. Prices are around $230 without breakfast included. Book your stay at Bougainvillea Resort here.
This 5 Star hotel is located in St. Philip, just past the airport. It is located more towards the south eastern side of the island so the beach is a bit rougher than some of the other mentioned. That shouldn’t be a problem though as the resort has about 4 pools for you to enjoy. There are also four restaurants that serve, Thai, Japanese, seafood and light bites. There’s also an option for an included breakfast which is great because this hotel is located a bit further out from some of the busier parts of the island. Prices are around $230 without breakfast. Book your stay at The Crane here.
Barbados All Inclusive Resorts on South Coast
Sugar Bay Barbados
This beach front property is stunning. There are loads of activities available along with a spa and gym. There are a few different restaurants to choose from here as well. Sugar Bay is located in the historic Garrison area and George Washington house is about a 5 minute walk away. Prices are around $430 for all inclusive rates. Book Sugar Bay Resort here.
Sandals Resorts Barbados
So we never thought we would say this but… we love Sandals Resorts! Everything is included, so you can drink and eat all day and it is the perfect place for a romantic vacation. It is definitely one of the most romantic hotels in Barbados. There is a minimum stay of nights and prices are around $2700 for Sandals Barbados and slightly more for Sandals Royal Barbados. Book your Sandals vacation here. You can also find our Sandals Resorts packing list here.
Barbados South Coast AirBnbs
Half Moon Bay Apartment
This apartment is located on the beach along Maxwell Coast road. It has two bedrooms and can sleep 4 people. It is a great location for public transport and it is only about 5-10 minutes away from St. Lawrence Gap. Prices are $75 per night. View Half Moon Bay Apartment here.
The Best Places to Stay in Barbados
The two hotels in Barbados that have the highest ratings and are therefore the best places to stay in Barbados are Yellow Bird Hotel located in St. Lawrence Gap and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion located in Porter’s St James.
Best Place to Stay for a Barbados Honeymoon
Hands down, Sandals Resorts as everything is included and it is super comfortable and there is so much to do, it would definitely be the perfect location for a Barbados honeymoon.
Best Places to Stay In Barbados for Couples
The Club Barbados
All inclusive and adults only, this is a great place to stay in Barbados for couples if you are looking for a romantic vacation! It is located just south of Holetown, right on the beach! Prices are about $417 per night. Book your stay at The Club Barbados here.
The House Hotel
This hotel is located just south of Holetown as well, it is right next door to Daphne’s Restaurant and it is a boutique hotel. There are only a few rooms and a buffet breakfast is included. Prices are around $855 for one night. Book your stay at The House Hotel here.
Best Places to Stay in Barbados for Solo Travelers
Dover Beach Hotel
This is a great spot for solo travelers in Barbados. It’s located right in the main party street of St Lawrence Gap, which makes it a great base to go out at night and meet some people. Prices around $95 per night. Book your stay here.
All Seasons Resort
Very central place located in Holetown on the west coast of Barbados. It is close to many bars and restaurants, even public transport which gives solo travelers flexibility and ease for getting around Barbados. Book your stay here.
The Best Place to Stay for Sunset Cocktails
Waves Hotel & Spa
This hotel is located right on the beach with a deck that looks over the west coast. Check it out here.
The House Hotel
A perfect romantic spot right on the beachfront, a great way to spend the evening sipping cocktails. Book your stay here.
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