Barbados is filled with beautiful properties that each offer their own unique flair on what a Bajan experience is. Here are my top recommendations on where to stay while visiting the island:
I never thought of myself as a Sandals girl. A Sandals vacation always seemed unreachable. I have always felt like Sandals was for the elite, however I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to see the mix of people staying there. Party goers, girls getaways, family reunions and of course couples were among the most popular groups. While it was impossible to hide sandals romantic allure at every angle, the vibe at sandals was always turned up. From romantic restaurants, beach parties, rooftop bars overlooking the resort to the unbelievable spa, Sandals literally thought of everything to make your trip unforgettable. The nice thing about Sandals is you don’t need money while on the property, all 17 dining experiences are included in your booking price and there is no pressure on the guest thanks to their no tipping policy.
The Hilton is set on one of the most desirable beaches on the island, it’s also only a 15-minute walk to Bridgetown. Hilton offers an a la carte experience with an all inclusive feel. Hilton is often the first choice for celebrities when staying on the island, while I stayed there I glimpsed The queen of soca, Allison Hinds, Nailah Blackman, and the national cricket team, The Barbados Tridents. This family friendly hotel offers children a daily refuge from their parents at the Kidz Paradise Club, with activities for children from 4-12.
If you are looking for a family friendly all inclusive, Sugar Bay Barbados should be on the top of your list. From swim up bars to watersports this hotel seems to have every experience available. Don’t forget to sip on a rum punch while taking in the view
If you are looking for somewhere just to lay your head at night, and a bit easy on the wallet, Barbados has some beautiful privately owned rentals. Guesthouses and apartments are perfect for the budget traveler who doesn’t mind having to work a little harder to get to the beach.