Take a look at the best value hotels in Southern Barbados.
Coral Sands is a peaceful, upper-middle-range property with an unpretentious British Colonial air, placed right next to beautiful Worthing Beach on the bustling south coast. Studio-style rooms are clean, comfortable, quiet, and very spacious, with tasteful (albeit dated) island decor, kitchens, and huge sea-facing balconies or patios. The location is a highlight -- within walking distance to grocery stores, and numerous restaurants along “The Gap.” The gorgeous beach, calm atmosphere, outdoor pool, sundeck, and brilliant sunsets are the main highlights here. It's a solid affordable bet for those seeking beachfront peace and quiet. Travelers looking for a self-contained beachfront accommodation with more features could try Blue Orchids Beach Hotel.
This 100-room Mediterranean-style resort gets its name from the local flower, which is ceremoniously placed in rooms upon arrival. The atmosphere is unpretentious, and reasonable prices make it a good value on the south coast -- it's especially popular with families and wedding groups. All rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes, or guests can dine at two restaurants along the water. This resort prides itself on being eco-friendly, and amenities include a spa, fitness center, kids' club, and water sports. Those looking to be within closer walking distance of restaurants, bars, and entertainment may prefer Southern Palms Beach Club, on the St. Lawrence Gap.
Set at the northernmost end of Worthing Beach on the southwest coast of Barbados, the Coral Mist Beach Hotel's 32 rooms all deliver dead-on views of the Caribbean from balconies and terraces framed by turquoise fretwork. The beachfront location is the budget-minded property's greatest asset but it might not be enough to offset the noise of honking cabs buzzing along the busy highway, which can be heard in some of the rooms. Guests demanding a quieter scene for the same price might consider the Dover Beach Hotel or upgrade to the more stylish and pricier Savannah Beach Hotel.
Reasonable rates and a convenient location make the Butterfly Beach Hotel an attractive option for budget travelers. The rooms are basic and typical of a budget property, with dated decor and sparse furnishings, although some have ocean views and kitchenettes. Located near bustling Oistins and the St. Lawrence Gap on the popular South Coast, the hotel is close to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The atmosphere around the pools and restaurant is lively and busy, although the pool can feel crowded. The two beach access points on either side of the hotel lead to a small and rocky beach, but there are calmer and more spacious stretches of sand a short walk away. Potential guests may also want to consider the Coconut Court Beach Hotel, another value property located in nearby Hastings on a gorgeous beach that is spacious, shaded, and scenic. Silver Point Hotel, another value property, has more updated, modern rooms but a less central location.
This laid-back, mid-range hotel on the southwest coast of Barbados has 31 studios and apartments, all delivering excellent views of the Caribbean from balconies or terraces. The Worthing Beach location is the property's greatest asset -- along with fully equipped kitchens in every room -- but it might not be enough to offset dated bedspreads and curtains, or the noise of honking cars buzzing along the busy highway. That being said, guests have access to two small, pleasant pools that are shared with the sister property, and there are a casual restaurant and small fitness center on-site. The Southern Palms has a larger beachfront and a spa, but not all rooms have kitchens.
This 22-unit condo building on the island’s lively south coast is walking distance to an ATM, grocery store, and numerous restaurants and bars along “The Gap.” A busy neighborhood, yes, but guests will feel like they have this hidden gem all to themselves, especially when taking advantage of the beautiful stretch of beach that has zero crowds and constant turquoise waves. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are decorated with a contemporary flair, and full kitchens come with high-end stainless steel appliances. Rental cars on-site and at-home accommodations make this a fantastic option for those looking for that rare mix of quiet relaxation and nearby nightlife.
One of the less-expensive hotels on the south coast of the island, the budget-friendly Barbados Beach Club offers guests peace and relaxation. Located on a quiet side road off of the main strip, the hotel is within walking distance of the St. Lawrence Gap, a hub of restaurants and nightlife. The hotel has a large and scenic pool complex, an on-site restaurant, and free Wi-Fi, and is across the street and down a sandy path from a small, secluded beach. The rooms, however, also leave much to be desired – they have the furnishings, decor, and feel of a tired chain hotel. Nearby Infinity on the Beach is a bit pricier but still a good value, and has more updated rooms.
This 133-suite mid-range property sits in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap among shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The expansive property spans 20 acres between the main coast road and beautiful Dover Beach, so there's room for a slew of kid-friendly activities including tennis courts, mini-golf, and a kids’ club. Much of the hotel is terribly outdated, though the open-air beachfront restaurant is a contemporary highlight. One- and two-bedroom suites have kitchens, and a patio or balcony. Suites near the pool are better suited to families with young kids, while beach villas have ocean views and offer more quiet. Travelers seeking a self-contained beachfront stay on smaller grounds could try Blue Orchids Beach Hotel.