The island of Barbados blends British reserve with Barbadian spice to form a destination with a great deal of charm, notably for honeymooners. Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a popular cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are serene sandy beaches, beautiful botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation homes like St. Nicholas Abbey. Native traditions embody tea time and cricket, the national sport. Vacay in romantic Barbados 5 ways at resorts which offer many amenities, from all-inclusive ease, pure luxurious comfort, or quaint and budget friendly. Discover and plan your next romantic Vacay in beautiful Barbados.
Sandals Barbados, an all-new retreat in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area, offers undeniable luxury with inventive accommodations spanning three unique villages, world-class cuisine with international appeal, including a festive Indian cuisine restaurant, and innovative bar and pool designs. Unwind to the relaxed calypso beat, enjoy the sun & surf and explore the sexiness of your suite, an abode designed with your utmost comfort in mind and featuring everything from ocean views, Butler Elite service and zero-entry access to Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon pool, to private Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two on most patios and terraces.
Couples who choose to honeymoon at Sandals Royal Barbados actually get two resorts for the price of one, since they’ll have visiting privileges at the neighboring Sandals Barbados resort. This greatly expands their choice of pools, restaurants and shopping. Sandals Royal Barbados has six restaurants, including the sophisticated La Parisienne, providing French cuisine with a choice of indoor or al fresco dining; and Chi Asian Fusion, serving the cuisines of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore in one menu.
Beachfront luxury takes on new meaning with rooms and suites nestled along the pristine white sands of Maxwell Beach. There are 280 stylish and spacious suites with fantastic beach and garden views at Sandals Barbados, including the exotic Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites set along the largest river pool in the Caribbean.
Consider upping the ante by booking a Love Nest Suite at Sandals Royal Barbados. These have their own private Skypool with infinity edge, and balconies with a soaking tub for two.
Sandals Royal Barbados is an upscale adults-only, all-inclusive resort, which means meals, drinks and most activities are included in the rate.
Pink and white Caribbean chic is on supply at Cobblers Cove, which was built in 1943 as a well-heeled Barbadian’s private beach house. When you stay at Cobblers Cove in Speightstown, you’ll be on the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Speightstown Mural and Arlington House Museum. With only 44 suites, Cobblers Cove provides attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. Up the romance factor by booking one of the two-story cottages or the Colleton and Camelot suites in the original plantation house. These suites have impressive sea views and private rooftop plunge pools.
Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquility to discerning travelers. The beach side hotel has 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings.
The Cobblers Cove main house, now known as the Great House, was built in 1944 by Joss Haynes and has undergone extensive renovations and expansion works over the years to complete its transformation from a family beach house to a luxury boutique resort hotel. Happily today the iconic pink and white building still retains the beauty of the original architecture with its charming bay windows and turreted roof tops.
Serving the finest food on the island, The Camelot Restaurant is a destination in itself. At the heart of Cobblers Cove, and in a culinary league all of its own, the Camelot Restaurant is recognized as serving some of the best food in Barbados. The award-winning restaurant even held the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ accolade for 2014-15.
Complimentary Activities include water-skiing, swimming with turtles, tennis lessons and many water sports. Take a hotel boat to a picnic spot for a private lunch or enjoy live music at Sunday lunch.
The House by Elegant Hotels
Set on a pristine stretch of white sand on Barbados’ West Coast, The House is the beach-side version of a hip downtown hotel. On a design front its combination of smooth lines of teak, crisp white love seats and ambient torch lights set a mood that is suitably exotic. Yet it’s a beautifully intimate place with plenty of privacy for romantic dining. For food lovers, The House itself may be one of the best hunting grounds on the island, because the most acclaimed addition to the Barbados restaurant scene is the adjacent Daphne’s.
Located bang on the beach, this satellite of the famous London restaurant serves a metropolitan version of Italian dishes, with an emphasis on seafood and is regarded by many as better than the original. Let your Hotel Ambassador organize your complimentary jet-lag massage, a round of golf at nearby Apes Hill Golf Course, spa treatments in a beach-side cabana or next door at the sister property Tamarind, or try your hand at the complimentary water sports. The service extends down to the beach and The Deck, with complimentary afternoon tea and evening canapés.
Make yourself at home in one of The House‘s 34 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring mini bars and DVD players. Rooms have private patios. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to The House‘s spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at The Houses‘s Daphne’s restaurant which specializes in Italian cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The House‘s featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A round-trip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences
Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort and Residences offers all the amenities and services you’d expect of a world-class destination resort and marina. With year-round sunshine, tropical breezes and turquoise seas, everything else just falls perfectly into place. Whether you’re living here or simply vacationing at our highly sought-after and award-winning resort and marina, it will be a life changing experience marked by adventure, relaxation and a chance to recharge and reconnect.
Embrace total wellness at Port Ferdinand Barbados. From the soothing spa services of The Sandbox Tree Spa, to paddle board yoga, Pilates and personal training in our fully equipped Fitness Center, to quality time and fun in the Adult Recreation Center, we make your health, wellness and fun a top priority.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Port Ferdinand Barbados also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite at 13/59 Restaurant, one of Port Ferdinand Barbados‘s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at the beach bar, the poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges.
ECO Lifestyle & Lodge
Barbados isn’t the least expensive destination in the Caribbean, although there are options for travelers bent on a Bajan honeymoon. Rates at ECO Lifestyle & Lodge start from $111 per night. While the ten-room ECO Lifestyle & Lodge is not directly on the beach, it does have sea views and an easy breezy Caribbean vibe.
Breakfast and fixed menu dinners are served in the ECO Lifestyle & Lodge restaurant. Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a garden. Additional features at this Colonial guesthouse include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
The affordable ECO Lifestyle & Lodge has lots of natural touches, such as mahogany beds, rattan furnishings, and shuttered windows.
The ECO Lifestyle & Lodge would be an especially good choice for those travelers who are intent on getting out and exploring the island.