There’s nothing subtle about Sandy Lane. From its white exteriors to its marble interiors, the entire structure exudes luxury. It’s perhaps why celebrities are attracted to the place, gaining a reputation for its indulgent services and facilities – from an underwater sound system to the shamelessly excessive buffet offerings at Bajan Blue. Rent a private villa or go for something a bit more modest – but only just – with one of their luxury rooms. If you’re looking for some R&R, book in a treatment at the spa or dine in at one of the resort’s restaurants.
For more information visit www.sandylane.com
Sitting atop a hill overlooking the famous Crane Beach, The Crane carries a long legacy as one of the oldest hotels in Barbados. Everything about it says relaxed, from its manicured gardens to the four-poster beds in the hotel’s softly lit rooms. If sun and sand are what you’re looking for, then the Crane is your best bet.
For more information visit www.thecrane.com
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
With colonial style interiors that reflect the island’s heritage, Fairmont Royal Pavilion is all about luxury but with the signature warmth of the Caribbean. The property sits in a prime location in front of the beach, offering spectacular views as well as world-class facilities. Guests can choose from activities including water sports, tennis and swimming with turtles.
For more information visit www.fairmont.com/barbados
Like many Barbados properties, Cobblers Cove is quintessentially Caribbean in an aesthetic and material sense. The boutique hotel is set in a pink plantation house with 40 suites, each with a unique view of the surrounding tropical landscape. The on-site restaurant, Camelot, is a must-try for foodies, serving seasonal menus that highlight the very best of Barbadian flavours.
For more information visit www.cobblerscove.com