Looking for a place to relax, get pampered, and have incredible activities at your fingertips on the Caribbean-like island of Barbados? Here are a few of the best all-inclusive resorts to stay in beautiful Barbados…
1. Sandals Royal Barbados – a premium all-inclusive resort offering a swim-up bar and a spa
Sandals Royal Barbados is located right by Maxwell Beach, one of Barbados’s last unspoiled sandy beaches. Visitors can get up close and personal with the island’s natural beauty by relaxing on the sandy shores and swimming in the crystal-clear waters.
However, the resort also goes above and beyond in terms of creature comforts. Like all Sandals resorts, Royal Barbados stands out in terms of service. Visitors in high-end suites can get Butler Elite service, even on the beach. Accommodations include exclusive swim-up suites.
Royal Barbados has excellent activities, even by Sandals standards. The resort features a rooftop pool and bar among its alcohol offerings, a four-lane bowling alley, and extensive dining options that include several concept restaurants and a donut shop.
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2. Waves Hotel and Spa – a refined all-inclusive beachfront set on Batts Rock Bay
Waves Hotel and Spa is the perfect adults-only all-inclusive getaway from Marriott. The resort’s focus is mindfulness and wellness. Everything, from the decorations to the service, is designed to help visitors rejuvenate their minds and bodies.
Every accommodation is designed with the intention of creating a Zen-like environment that goes along with the stunning views. Visitors also enjoy a free spa treatment with each stay that contributes to the relaxing atmosphere.
However, that does not mean that Waves doesn’t have options for the more active traveler. In between relaxation sessions, you can golf, join excursions to explore the history and culture of Barbados or take a fitness class.
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3. Sandals Barbados All Inclusive – Couples Only – a gorgeous upscale all-inclusive resort from the famous brand
Sandals Barbados stands out from other all-inclusive resorts on the island in part thanks to its location. Situated in Christ Church, 1.5 miles from Miami Beach, so that guests can experience lively nightlife, but still enjoy an excellent stretch of sandy coastline.
Not that you will need to leave the resort if you don’t want to. The exclusive adults-only resort offers unparalleled amenities, including the island’s biggest zero-entry lagoon pool, plenty of bars, and restaurants with world-class cuisine. Sandals Barbados also stands out thanks to the quality of its service. Visitors to top-tier suites can even enjoy Butler Elite service and their own private Tranquility Soaking Tubs.
Visitors can relax from a day of exploration in excellent accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Choose from beachfront rooms and suites, some even featuring their own private crystal lagoon.
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4. The House by Elegant Hotels – a chic, adult-only, all-inclusive boutique hotel
The House by Elegant Hotels is part of Marriott’s line of adults-only all-inclusive resorts. The resort has none of the impersonal feeling many chains have. Instead, visitors enjoy the experience of a boutique hotel with intentional decor and personalized service. Accommodations range from luxurious beachfront suites to intimate rooms.
Visitors to The House will feel as if they are staying in an elegant mansion where every need is attended to. A visit includes plenty of food, from champagne breakfast to afternoon tea, personalized service from dedicated ambassadors, and even a free jet lag massage.
If lounging around does not sound like your ideal vacation, The House also offers plenty of activities. Expand your horizons with a cooking class, hop on an organized water taxi excursion to nearby restaurants, and of course, lounge on the beach on Barbados’s Platinum West Coast.
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5. Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels – an intimate adults-only, all-inclusive hideaway on Barbados’ Platinum Coast
Another outpost of Marriott’s Elegant Hotels line, Treasure Beach is another excellent all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Just like The House, it offers intimate, personalized service befitting a boutique resort. Just like The House, Treasure Beach is on Platinum West Coast, except this resort is even closer to the water.
One of the main draws of Treasure Beach is the serenity and privacy of its accommodations. Out on the water, visitors can laze about on the sandy beach or get more active with water skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and even a water trampoline.
Treasure Beach is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Barbados for art enthusiasts thanks to its unique activities. Every day the resort offers unique experiences with local artisans, from art crawls exploring the island art scene to visits to local pottery studios.
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6. Sugar Bay Barbados – a relaxed all-inclusive resort located on n Drill Hall Beach
Sugar Bay Barbados is an oasis for visitors despite its proximity to Bridgetown. The resort adds a touch of local flair with colorful Caribbean decorations in resort common areas and in the rooms. Visitors can choose from accommodations ranging from casual, colorful signature rooms to the luxurious honeymoon suite.
Unlike a few other all-inclusive resorts on this list, Sugar Bay Barbados is kid-friendly and invites families to stay there. The spacious suites are perfect for families and the resort hosts Kids and Teens Clubs so children can have fun while the adults relax.
Visitors to Sugar Bay Barbados can swim on the gorgeous beach, relax at Karma Spa & Salon, or maintain their gym routine at the Fitness Center. It is also the perfect base for exploring the rest of the island since it is within walking distance from Bridgetown and its vibrant South Coast Boardwalk.
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7. Crystal Cove – this breezy, chic all-inclusive Barbados hotel which overlooks a white-sand beach
Crystal Cove is another all-inclusive jewel from Marriott’s Elegant Hotels chain. Located in St. James on the Platinum Coast, Crystal Cove resort is close to some of the best nightlife and street culture on the island while still providing a calm oasis for visitors.
The resort specializes in romantic getaways, making this the perfect place for a vacation for two. Little details such as excellent sunset views and cheerful decor add to the atmosphere. Even parents get to have a romantic getaway when they pack their kids away to the Flying Fish Kids Club.
Crystal Cove boasts an excellent array of activities, from snorkeling to motorized water sports. The resort also has one of the world’s best swim-up bars, the Cave Bar.
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8. Tamarind – a polished all-inclusive resort set on Paynes Bay Beach
Elegant Hotels’ Tamarind all-inclusive resort has something for everyone. The resort welcomes adult travelers, couples, and families with children. With 101 rooms and suites, each with lively decor and a patio space, everyone can find their private oasis within this exclusive getaway.
The pristine sandy beach is one of the Tamarind resort’s primary draws. Visitors can swim, kayak, and even water ski. For those looking to get beyond the confines of the resort, Tamarind organizes island excursions and is conveniently located near St. James with its premium oceanfront restaurants and bars. Those who stay at the resort also enjoy plenty of fine dining opportunities and personalized ambassador service.
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9. Sea Breeze Beach House – a gorgeous all-inclusive resort with stunning tropical gardens
Sea Breeze Beach House has a unique, stunning location, even by the standards of an island with beautiful vistas wherever you may look. The resort encompasses 2.5 acres of greenery, sandy beach, and plenty of space to relax and play. Visitors come back for the excellent access to Maxwell Beach, one of the island’s best beaches, and other amenities.
Sea Breeze Beach House also stands out for its excellent service and amenities. The resort has three pools, six restaurants that blend local cuisine with international sophistication, and five resort bars. Visitors can enjoy refreshing tropical juices while adults sample local rum.
Every guest gets to enjoy entertainment options that include live music, watersports, and a kids club for the littlest visitors.
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10. SoCo Hotel All-Inclusive – an airy all-inclusive hotel overlooking the beach, the Atlantic ocean and the Richard Haynes Boardwalk
The SoCo Hotel is not like your regular all-inclusive resort that is the same no matter the destination. Instead, this bespoke adults-only resort prides itself on the intimacy of its experience and quality of its service. All guests stay in luxuriously appointed rooms with king beds, Wi-Fi, TVs, and more.
Your all-inclusive stay will include fine dining, spa services, and excellent service. Swim with a view of the Caribbean Sea on the terrace pool or visit the nearby pool. SoCo prides itself on being the perfect destination for couples on a romantic getaway or groups of friends unwinding together.
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11. Turtle Beach – a relaxed all-inclusive resort with sea views
Turtle Beach is an all-inclusive resort on Barbados’s southern shore. The resort prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere without sacrificing the quality of its accommodation and service, even for adult visitors. Bring your family or friends to the spacious suites that provide an elegantly appointed getaway only a few steps away from the beach.
All meals, including beachfront service, are included, although visitors looking for something more can easily venture into nearby St. Lawrence Gap. The range of watersports on offer, from snorkeling to sailing, provides a hint of adventure for visitors of all ages. Of course, beach bums are welcome to relax on the pristine sandy shores.
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12. Sugar Cane Club – a casual, mid-range adults-only hotel set on tropical grounds
The Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa is a boutique adults-only resort on Barbados’s lively West Coast. The Sugar Cane Club prides itself on its elegant Mediterranean architecture that offers a hint of sophistication but blends seamlessly with the Caribbean landscape.
While it is possible to book room-only accommodation, all-inclusive visitors get access to the award-winning spa with a full range of treatments in seven rooms, excursions, and other amenities. Visitors can take advantage of two pools, two restaurants and bars, and an in-hotel art gallery for a dash of culture.
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