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Coral Sands Beach Resort 3.5

Southern Barbados, Barbados

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Pros

  • Located on a fantastic beach for strolling and swimming; sea turtles often make appearances
  • Great outdoor pool with lounge and bar area
  • Decent-priced studio units with kitchenettes and ocean views
  • Private balconies with patio furniture
  • Walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants
  • Breakfast served in the indoor restaurant or room service

Cons

  • Decor and in-room amenities are a bit dated
  • No fitness center
  • Restaurant hours vary depending on demand
  • Beach chairs are first come, first serve

Bottom Line

This quiet 31-studio property opened in 2000 after renovations were made on the former guesthouse. Prices are reasonable, and each room layout is the same with two double beds, a kitchenette, and ocean-facing balconies. Rooms are clean, but decor is a bit dated with bright colors and tube televisions. The location is a perk -- on the south coast and walking distance to grocery stores, and numerous restaurants along “The Gap.” The beautiful beach is the best amenity here, but an outdoor pool, lounge, and bar are added bonuses.

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Scene

A quiet, friendly hotel that attracts repeat visitors in search of beach relaxation

This small hotel is not for the young party crowd. It tends to attract older repeat guests who want to read a good book by the ocean. In fact, a book-exchange shelf is provided near the lobby for guest use. The lobby and common areas are spacious and bright, with large windows and beachy decor. The indoor restaurant serves breakfast daily (and sometimes dinner) but is rarely busy because every room has a kitchenette.

Outside areas remain uncrowded and include a good-sized pool with lounge chairs, and a poolside bar and patio overlooking the ocean. To get even closer to the waves, a side door leads to an alley, and within just a few steps guests are walking onto a spectacular natural beach area that is by far the best part of the hotel. It is the kind of perfect beach that guests dream about after they leave -- and the kind of beach that keeps bringing them back.

Location

A south coast property tucked away on beautiful Worthing Beach

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Coral Sands is on the lively south coast, yet its quiet side-street location keeps the property free from traffic and crowds. St. Lawrence Gap or “The Gap” -- a one-mile-long area of restaurants, shops, and bars -- is within walking distance. The most notable part of Coral Sands' exact location is Worthing Beach, a beautiful spot that sees more sea turtles than people.

  • 15-minute drive to Grantley Adams International Airport
  • 10-minute walk to “The Gap”
  • 7-minute drive to Bridgetown
  • 9-minute drive to Oistins Fish Fry
  • 22-minute drive to Sandy Lane Country Club and golf courses
  • 22-minute drive to Holetown
  • 24-minute drive to Harrison’s Cave
  • 24-minute drive to Flower Forest Botanical Gardens
  • 28-minute drive to Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
  • 31-minute drive to Soup Bowl surfing area

Rooms

These self-catered studio units come with kitchenettes and ocean views

All studio rooms have two double beds and are similar in layout, size, and decor. The kitchenettes are bigger than expected, and come equipped with all the necessities (minus an oven). The main bedroom areas are spacious, and white walls are accented with bright yellow or green comforters, and flowered curtains. Each studio has a balcony, and every room -- even those on the first floor -- has a view of the ocean.

  • Ocean views from every room
  • Covered private balcony or terrace with seating
  • Fully equipped kitchenettes (no ovens)
  • Coffee and tea starter kit
  • Large closets
  • Older tube TVs
  • Double sinks in the bathrooms

Features

An outdoor pool, bar, and lounge area that overlooks Worthing Beach

  • A beautiful beach steps from the property that often gets sea turtles
  • An outdoor pool, lounge, and bar area that is rarely (if ever) crowded
  • A 24-hour front desk
  • Walking distance to grocery stores, shops, restaurants, and bars
  • Computers are available for guest use
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beach chairs area available, but on a first come, first serve basis
  • Book-exchange shelf in the lobby
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Food

A small indoor restaurant is open daily for breakfast and occasionally dinner

Coral Sands' restaurant serves a hearty breakfast, though it can be pricey. In-room delivery is also available. Dinner, depending on demand, is sometimes served.

  • A poolside bar on the premise serves cocktails
  • A nearby grocery store allows guests to stock the fridge with essentials

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Address

Worthing Beach, Caribbean

Room Types

  • Ocean View Studio Suite

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