This idyllic slice of heaven in the eastern Caribbean boasts white sandy beaches, swaying palms, lush botanical gardens, sprawling plantations, and beautiful colonial-style buildings. The independent British Commonwealth nation’s capital city is Bridgetown, a bustling cruise-ship port with lovely old buildings, several notable attractions such as the Nidhe Israel synagogue founded in 1654, and plenty of stylish places to stay ranging from cozy Barbados-style guest houses to modern hotels.

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1.Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane
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Sandy Lane is a luxury five-star beachfront resort on Sandy Lane Beach set on what was once a vast sugar plantation. Opened by former British politician, Ronald Tree in 1933, the opulent resort is a playground for the rich and famous and features beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suite, as well as two-bedroom penthouses and a grand five-bedroom villa. All lodgings have designer living spaces, king bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and spectacular ocean views. The resort also offers four highly acclaimed restaurants, seven elegant bars and lounges, a world-class wine cellar with vintage labels, an outdoor swimming pool, exclusive spa, and wellness center, and three golf courses.

Sandy Lane Hotel, Holetown BB24024, Barbados, Phone: 246-444-2000

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2.The House Adults Only by Elegant Hotels

The House Adults Only by Elegant Hotels
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The House Adults Only by Elegant Hotels is a five-star hotel in Saint James that offers stylish accommodations with private balconies, an outdoor swimming pool, an elegant restaurant and a terrace with stunning beach views. Guest suites have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning, an array of water sports right in front of the hotel, such as snorkeling and kayaking, a fully-equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, and live entertainment in the evenings. A modern business center with newspapers is also available.

Paynes Bay, St. James BB24023, Barbados, Phone: 246-432-5525

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3.Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort

Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort
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Overlooking the powder-white sands of Alleynes Bay from Glitter Bay Beach and surrounded by swaying palm trees, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort is a luxurious hotel with lush tropical gardens, a beautiful swimming pool, and two restaurants serving globally-inspired Caribbean cuisine. Stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites have plantation-inspired décor, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, DVD players, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Private balconies and terraces boast spectacular sea views from each room, and a buffet breakfast is served every morning against a backdrop of beach views. Other upscale amenities and facilities at the resort include a fully-equipped gym, tennis courts, an exclusive spa, and an array of water sports such as canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort is a short drive away from the Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and the Flower Forest. The Grantley Adams International Airport is 19 km away.

Highway 1, Holetown, Barbados, Phone: 246-422-5555

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4.Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados
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Set in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area, Sandals Barbados is an all-inclusive, couples-only resort with five-star facilities including a private beach area, an award-winning restaurant serving international and Indian cuisine, and a spectacular outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. The elegant resort features designer guest rooms and suites spanning three unique villages with en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, DVD players, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. A deluxe continental, buffet or American breakfast is served every morning, and other upscale amenities and services include Butler Elite services, Barbados' largest and longest zero-entry lagoon pool, and private Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ on most of the guest room’s patios and terraces.

St. Lawrence Gap BB15028, Barbados, Phone: 246-620-3600

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5.Coral Reef Club

Coral Reef Club
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Set on 4.9 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens in Saint James with spectacular ocean views, the Coral Reef Club is an upmarket, seaside hotel with designer accommodations, and an array of world-class facilities, ranging from an exclusive spa and wellness center and tennis courts to two mosaic-tiled outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and excellent water sports facilities. Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites have private balconies or patios with wooden balustrades and striking views, living areas, and private plunge pools, and upgraded suites include fully equipped kitchens. Modern amenities abound, including flat-screen satellite televisions, DVD players, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and a sumptuous breakfast is served every morning. An award-winning restaurant serves international cuisine with regular live entertainment, and a breezy, sea-view bar is perfect for sipping signature cocktails against a backdrop of unfettered ocean views.

Folkestone, Barbados, Phone: 246-422-2372

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6.Cobblers Cove

Cobblers Cove
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Boasting a tranquil beachfront location surrounded by exotic tropical gardens, Cobblers Cove is an ultrachic seaside hotel with beautifully appointed accommodations, an elegant sea-view restaurant, and a variety of upscale amenities and facilities. Contemporary guest rooms and suites have spacious living areas with white wicker furniture, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern comforts such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites have two bedrooms and beautiful beachfront views, and private houses with rooftop terraces and plunge pools are also available. Deluxe facilities include an exclusive spa and wellness center, and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a variety of water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, and waterskiing. Harrison’s Cave and its beautiful rock formations are a 20-minute drive away.

Road View, Speightstown BB26025, Barbados, Phone: 246-422-2291

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7.Ocean Two Resort & Residences

Ocean Two Resort & Residences
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Overlooking Dover Beach, the Ocean Two Resort and Residences is a refined oceanfront resort with direct beach access, sophisticated accommodations, and five-star facilities in a spectacular location. Situated under a mile away from the lush mangroves and tropical forests of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, the resort features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites with kitchens and living/dining areas, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries. Modern amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and furnished balconies boast fantastic sea views. An open-air beachfront restaurant serves global cuisine and a rooftop terrace with a bar, lounge and plunge pool is perfect for sundowners and relaxing under the stars. Other upscale facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar, a 24-hour gym and fitness center, and a wealth of water sports facilities.

Dover Road, Christ Church, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados, Phone: 246-418-1800

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8.The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper
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Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and flanked by a beautiful beach in the Holetown district of Saint James, the Sandpiper is a luxury resort with world-class amenities, deluxe accommodations and an array of activities and adventures for guests to enjoy year-round. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites feature king bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in showers and designer toiletries, modern amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and furnished balconies or terraces with spectacular sea views. Deluxe suites have fully equipped kitchens, and spacious living rooms and upgraded adults-only suites have seafront terraces with plunge pools. A delicious breakfast is served in an elegant, open-air restaurant every morning, and facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym, a beach bar, and access to a luxury spa at the sister hotel. Guests can hire bikes to explore the area and enjoy a wealth of water sports.

Folkestone, Barbados, Phone: 246-422-2251

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9.Hilton Barbados Resort

Hilton Barbados Resort
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Overlooking the ocean with two beautiful beaches dotted with palm trees in Needhams Point, the Hilton Barbados Resort features a 17th-century fort that is part of the UNESCO heritage of Barbados, along with stylish accommodations, luxury amenities, and a wealth of activities. Located a short walk from George Washington House and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, the hotel offers contemporary guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting beautiful ocean views, and modern amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Deluxe facilities include two highly acclaimed restaurants, a relaxed lounge, and a bar next to a large outdoor swimming pool, an exclusive spa with a hot tub and gym, and three tennis courts. The Grille offers exceptional dining experiences, the Lighthouse Terrace serves casual cuisine, while the Careenage Bar features live entertainment and Water’s Edge has a stylish beachside bar.

???? Needhams Point Lighthouse, Bridgetown, Barbados, Phone: 246-426-0200

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10.Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
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Set in Saint James, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has deluxe accommodations, upscale amenities and facilities, and world-class hospitality. Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have king-size beds dressed in designer linens, en-suite bathrooms, and walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. The four-star hotel has a fully-equipped fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, and a range of water sports facilities. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, and a variety of concierge services is offered.

Paynes Bay Beach, BB24023 Saint James, Barbados, Phone: 246-428-7131

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11.The Crane Resort

The Crane Resort
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Located on the famous Crane Beach with beautiful ocean views, the Crane Resort is a refined resort that offers a stylish and sophisticated retreat for couples and families alike. Located a short drive from the Barbados Golf Club, the hotel features stately 19th-century-style guest rooms with four-poster beds with designer linens, marble en-suite bathrooms, and walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and kitchenettes, while suites feature spacious sofa beds, dining areas and some have private plunge pools and ocean views. Upgraded apartments have roof terraces, hot tubs, and barbecues, and deluxe amenities include flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. The resort also features five restaurants and a bar, and high-end facilities range from five outdoor swimming pools, an exclusive spa and fitness center, an art gallery and a shopping complex with clothing and jewelry stores. The Crane Resort is a 15-minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.

The Crane Resort, St. Philip, Barbados, Phone: 246-423-6220

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12.Bougainvillea Barbados

Bougainvillea Barbados
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Located on the white shores of Maxwell Beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Bougainvillea Beach Resort is a low-key, laid-back resort that features airy studios and one-bedroom suites with furnished balconies or terraces and stunning ocean views. All accommodations include kitchenettes or full kitchens, living and dining areas, spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and branded toiletries. The resort has two refined restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, one of which has a swim-up bar, an exclusive spa, and wellness center, a fully equipped fitness center, and a tennis court. A dedicated kids' club, a games room and an array of water sports equipment are available.

Maxwell Coast Rd, Oistins, Barbados, Phone: 246-628-0990

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13.Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels
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Overlooking a spectacular white sandy beach in Saint James, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels is a contemporary hotel with elegant accommodations, two restaurants, and world-class facilities. Located a short drive from Carlisle Bay, the modern hotel has well-appointed guest rooms and suites with spacious living areas, large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in showers, and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, DVD players, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. A sumptuous breakfast is served every morning, and two restaurants offer globally-inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner, and upscale facilities include a 24-hour fitness room, a luxury spa, three swimming pools, a lush tropical garden, and an exclusive kid’s club. A business center has state-of-the-art amenities and daily newspapers, and an array of water sports activities is available.

Crystal Cove: Highway 1, Barbados, Phone: 246-432-2683

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14.Mango Bay Barbados

Mango Bay Barbados
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Located on the beachfront in Holetown, Mango Bay is an intimate all-inclusive resort featuring a series of colorful buildings overlooking the ocean and a short walk from the Limegrove shopping mall. Boasting a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, an exclusive spa and gym, and a restaurant serving global and Caribbean, the hotel features splendid air-conditioned guest rooms and suites with contemporary décor, spacious living and dining areas, and modern amenities. Upgraded suites have fully-equipped kitchenettes and private plunge pools, and conveniences include flat-screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Beach activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, and beach volleyball, and Bridgetown is a 25-minute drive away.

2nd Street, Holetown, 2nd Street, Holetown, Barbados, Phone: 246-432-1384

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15.Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
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Set on Paynes Bay Beach in Saint James, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is a refined resort with lush gardens, a stylish outdoor swimming pool, an exclusive spa and fully equipped fitness center, and two comfortable lounges and bars set near the beach and the pool. Located 12 km from Harrison’s Cave, the hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas or living rooms with pull-out sofas and private balconies or patios with gorgeous views. Modern amenities in every room include flat-screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, machines, minibars, and wireless Internet, and a complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual open-air eatery every morning. An Italian restaurant serves refined Mediterranean fare and guests can enjoy a variety of water activities and yoga on the beach.

Paynes Bay, St James, BB24023, Barbados, Phone: 246-432-1332

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16.The SoCo Hotel

The SoCo Hotel
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Located in the heart of the island’s South Coast, the SoCo Hotel is a contemporary hotel set in a modern building overlooking the beach. Situated near the Richard Haynes Boardwalk and boasting breathtaking ocean views, the spacious all-inclusive hotel features sleek modern rooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in showers and designer toiletries, pull-out sofas, terraces and modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, DVD players, iPod docking stations, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. A casual restaurant serves globally-inspired cuisine, and a stylish poolside cocktail bar next to the swimming pool offers signature cocktails and other libations. Guests can enjoy spa treatments on the beach and live entertainment in the evenings. The SoCo Hotel is a short walk from the George Washington House and the Garrison Savannah Racetrack.

Hastings, Christ Church, BB15166, Bridgetown, Barbados, Phone: 246-537-7626

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17.Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels

Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
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Set on Paynes Bay Beach in Saint James, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels is an enticing resort with verdant tropical gardens, a stylish outdoor swimming pool, an exclusive spa and fully equipped fitness center, and two comfortable lounges and bars set near the beach and the pool. Located 12 km from Harrison’s Cave, the hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, sitting areas or living rooms with pull-out sofas and private balconies or patios with gorgeous views. Modern amenities in every room include flat-screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, machines, minibars, and wireless Internet, and a complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual open-air eatery every morning. A casual restaurant serves refined Mediterranean fare and guests can enjoy a variety of water activities and yoga on the beach.

Treasure Beach Hotel, Paynes Bay BB24009, Barbados, Phone: 246-419-4200

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18.The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa
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The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort set on a private beach in Saint James close to the historical village and shopping plaza of Holetown. The luxe resort features an exclusive spa and wellness center, three beautiful outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and two award-winning oceanfront restaurant that serves international and Caribbean cuisine in a spectacular setting. Modern, air-conditioned guest rooms and suites have spacious living areas decorated with dark wood furnishings and colorful artwork, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and balconies with ocean views. The resort boasts five beach bars and a piano lounge where meals and drinks are included, and other services at the resort include private parking is available on site, a bureau de change, and a gift shop.

Holetown, Barbados, Phone: 866-317-8009

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19.Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
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Overlooking the tranquil Carlisle Bay, the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados is a relaxed beachfront hotel within walking distance of Needham's Point Lighthouse and the George Washington House museum. The stylish resort offers warmly decorated guest rooms and suites boasting spacious living areas with pull-out sofas, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and balconies with ocean views. A bright, airy restaurant offers open-air dining on a terrace with spectacular bay views, and breakfast can be enjoyed every morning for an additional fee. Other high-end facilities at the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados include an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and barbecue areas for guests to use. A private pier is located in front of the hotel and is a perfect place for sundowners.

Aquatic Gap, Bridgetown, Barbados, Phone: 246-426-4000

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20.Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
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Overlooking Batts Rock Bay in Saint James, the Waves Hotel and Spa by Elegant Hotels is a refined, all-inclusive beachfront resort with beautifully maintained gardens, two outdoor swimming pools and fully-equipped fitness center, and an exclusive spa. Located 14 km from the scenic Harrison’s Cave and 19 km from Barbados Gold Club, the elegant hotel features well-appointed, contemporary guest rooms and split-level suites with subtle décor, spacious living areas with pull-out sofas, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, modern amenities such as flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet, and balconies with ocean views. Three restaurants, including a tapas and seaside eatery, serve global cuisine, and a stylish offers sophisticated cocktails and other libations. The resort also offers a variety of beach activities and water sports, including scuba diving for certified divers and non-motorized water sports.

Prospect Bay, St. James BB23000, Barbados, Phone: 246-424-7571

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21.Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
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Surrounded by lush tropical gardens on Rockley Beach, the Accra Beach Hotel is a low-key hotel situated a short drive away from Bridgetown that offers comfortable accommodations, two outdoor swimming pools, three restaurants, and two bars, and a day spa. Boasting beautiful ocean views, guest rooms and suites have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and designer toiletries, and modern amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite televisions, coffee machines, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet. Other facilities at the resort include the only Polynesian restaurant on the island, a swim-up bar at one of the two swimming pools, barbecue areas, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, a dedicated kid’s club, and plenty of entertainment, ranging from karaoke nights and live evening entertainment to cocktail parties.

Christ Church BB 15139, Barbados West Indies, Christ Church, Barbados, Phone: 246-435-8920

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