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The Beauty of Barbados October 1, 2018

Our Head of Marketing Atlyn recently returned from a week-long break in Barbados. She tells us why the island is so special to her.

Barbados is truly beautiful; the island has the most incredible beaches, a selection of resorts to suit every preference, and more activities and attractions than you could ever fit into one holiday. If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Barbados before, you’ll already know why it has such a strong appeal, and why so many visitors return year after year. And if you haven’t visited the shores of this exquisite island, push it to the top of your bucket list – you won’t be disappointed!

Barbados offers opportunities in abundance to lie back on a glorious white-sand beach and soak up some sunshine. The hotels along the famed Platinum Coast have direct access to long stretches of sugar-soft sand, including the elegant Fairmont Royal Pavilion, the star-studded Sandy Lane and chic wellness escape, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels.

Sandy Lane

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

One of my top picks on the island is Tamarind by Elegant Hotels. The beach was absolutely stunning and I really enjoyed the open-air dining at the beachfront. I’d definitely return with my two daughters as it offers excellent facilities for families, too.

The culinary offering on island is outstanding, from first-class restaurants located within the hotels themselves, to independent establishments which can be found along the coast. Daphne’s is a popular choice for fine dining, and the Champagne afternoon tea at The House by Elegant Hotels is an indulgent treat that I absolutely loved.

For dining out, Lone Star and Cin Cin come highly recommended, but remember to book them in advance. For those who want to let their hair down and party like a local, try Harbour Lights in Bridgetown or the One Love street bar in Holetown. And for the real party animals, a trip to Barbados during Crop Over (early August) is a must. Party from dusk ‘til dawn at ‘fetes’, and hit the streets for ‘Foreday Morning’ and ‘Kadooment Day’, but be warned – you’ll have an unforgettable experience, but you may need another holiday to recover!


The Fairmont Royal Pavilion occupies a striking natural setting, right on the sands of a simply jaw-dropping beach. Last year, the resort underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, during which time guest rooms were updated and enhanced, and it’s looking more fabulous than ever. From the new upper level rooms, many of which offer interconnecting options for families, it’s possible to spot turtles swimming directly below you in the sea! One thing we love about this hotel is the VIP fast-track arrival service guests receive upon arrival into Barbados airport. It also sets the scene for the first-class service you’ll receive throughout your entire stay at this Barbados icon.

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Always professional and yet wonderfully warm and welcoming, it’s a credit to The Sandpiper’s exceptional staff that so many guests return year after year

Harold Shepherd is something of a legend at The Sandpiper - as well as running Harold’s Beach Bar, he’s also the hotel’s unofficial social secretary, arranging sailing regattas, football tournaments and quiz nights

Complimentary transportation is provided to The Spa at Coral Reef Club - we can thoroughly recommend the Signature Fresh Lemongrass and Ginger Rub, it’s definitely worth making the short journey

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