Barbados is perhaps best known for its British-flavored heritage and posh luxury resorts, but the island also has a nice selection of all-inclusive resorts, including some internationally known properties and upscale hotels. Ranging from large, family-friendly all-inclusives, to smaller, more luxury locales, the all-inclusive resorts across Barbados offer something for every kind of traveler, from solo, to couples, to family getaways.
Located in St. James on the west coast of Barbados, the Club has 161 rooms in a lush, tropical setting. Guests can snorkel over the coral reefs just offshore, cool off in waterfall pools and spas, or play a round of golf at a choice of courses. The resort also has a kids club and teen center.
Sandals Barbados has 280 rooms with a choice of garden or beach accommodations. Water and land sports, all dining and other amenities are included, and spa services are available. The kid's club serves infants as well as children up to age 12.
This west coast Barbados all-inclusive resort is, indeed, located in a pretty cove and has a lovely layout highlighted by a series of freeform, lagoon-style pools surrounded by gardens, with a swim-up bar located in a cave behind a waterfall. The four-star Crystal Cove Hotel has 83 rooms and suites.
The 64-room Mango Bay is located in St. James and in the heart of Holetown, a historic west coast town that is now home to many restaurants and bars. The resort has a pool, beach and inclusive watersports, a beachfront dining room, and ocean- or garden-view rooms.
Aptly named for its location on the south coast of Barbados, the SoCo Hotel is a small, luxury all-inclusive. A modern, high-quality hotel that prides itself on all-inclusive ease in a luxury setting, the SoCo features oceanfront views and friendly service for a chic vacation getaway.
Guests will stay in one of 24 modern rooms, each including Wifi, a flat-screen TV, and an iPod docking stations, and will have access to unlimited food, drinks, and alcohol at the hotel's restaurant and beach bar. Nightly entertainment is also available, and visitors are encouraged to travel to nearby Barbadian destinations including St. Nicholas Abbey, Harrison's Cave, and Bathseba.
Turtle Beach has 184 rooms on Barbados' south coast and is just minutes away from the island's nightlife capital, St. Lawrence Gap. The Elegant Resorts property -- sister to the Crystal Cove -- has three restaurants and inclsive amenities like tennis, water sports, a fitness center, and daily shopping excursions to Bridgetown.
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Not a waterfront resort, but the Island Inn is located in the historic Garrison district of Bridgetown and a short walk from the beaches of Carlisle Bay. The hotel has 24 rooms in a converted rum-storage building dating to 1804.
Located on the Gold Coast of Barbados, Waves Hotel is a high-class all-inclusive that combines the ease and simplicity of all-inclusives with the luxury of small, boutique hotels.
Featuring 70 rooms across two buildings, each with a king-sized memory foam bed and either oceanfront or island views, Waves is another Elegant Hotels property that includes a spa, three restaurants, and a variety of activities including watersports, a fitness center, and of course, beach access including beach beds, towels, and umbrellas.