Barbados west coast hotels: the best luxury beach resorts
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Barbados west coast hotels are some of the most luxurious, and best located, in the Caribbean. Nestled along beautiful powder-soft sand palm tree fringed beaches with warm turquoise waters lapping at the shore, each hotel on this list offers a unique stay among truly special surroundings.
We’ve selected a mix of exceptional luxury beach resorts and boutique places to stay on the best spots along this magical stretch of coastline. Scroll down for our pick of the best Barbados west coast hotels and see why this particular part of the world is somewhere we’ll return to again and again.
We count ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to visit many beautiful places, and beaches in the Caribbean, and even more fortunate to have been able to stay at some exceptional Caribbean luxury resorts and hotels. The west coast of Barbados is definitely one of the standout highlights.
Incredible warmth and hospitality, coupled with that castaway tropical island fantasy scenery, make Barbados, and in particular its west coast, a travel destination that constantly comes to mind when we’re planning our next vacation.
Take a look below at our pick of the best Barbados west coast hotels and the stunning beaches you’ll find them on (to say the beaches are Instagram-worthy somehow just doesn’t do them justice, but they really are – and they also look even more spectacular in person).
Have you stayed in any of the Barbados west coast hotels on our list? Or have you stayed in a luxury beach resort on the west coast of Barbados that you think we should add?
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One of the most iconic luxury hotels on Barbados’ west coast.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Laid-back luxury at this beautiful boutique hotel on Alleynes Bay.
Iconic beach resort
Possibly the most iconic of all Barbados west coast hotels is Fairmont Royal Pavilion. This 72 room boutique luxury resort has the relaxed and intimate setting of a smaller luxury hotel while still offering incredible luxury.
The views, and in particular the sunsets, from oceanfront room balconies are breathtaking and worth staying for alone. Strolling along Alleynes Bay at any time though is an absolute joy, as are the rum cocktails from Taboras Bar.
World-class service in a serene tropical setting.
Sandy Lane Hotel
One of the most stylish and prestigious resorts in the world.
Romantic and relaxing
We couldn’t list the best beach resorts and Barbados west coast hotels without highlighting Sandy Lane Hotel.
Known for its exceptional service and often celebrity guests, Sandy Lane Hotel is one of the standout places to stay anywhere in the world.
Accommodations feature spacious and luxurious villas and suites, and the pristine beach, with beautiful fine golden sand, and warm turquoise waters makes the perfect setting for a romantic, relaxing, luxury retreat.
Beautifully designed and wonderfully stylish.
Lone Star Hotel & Restaurant
Chic boutique hotel on Barbados’ west coast.
Chic and unique
Lone Star Hotel & Restaurant has just seven unique rooms, each named after an automobile legend – Cadillac, Lincoln, Buick, Studebaker, Shelby and Corvette – and is one of the most treasured boutique hotels on the island. Its stylish creative design alone was enough for us to consider including the resort in our pick of the best Barbados west coast hotels, but its position just along the waterfront from Fairmont Royal Pavilion along an absolutely magical stretch of Alleynes Bay was the deciding factor.
This hotel really is beautiful. It took us a while to decide which photos to use because the hotel, and the delightful restaurant (the food is just as good as the design), just looks stunning in every picture we took. The first picture on this page is also the Lone Star. Drinks and dinner at the Lone Star Restaurant while you watch the sun go down is highly recommended, wherever you decide to stay on the island.
Beautiful beachside hotel on the west coast of Barbados.
Tropical beach retreat.
Award-winning luxury resort
Another highly revered boutique place to stay, this Barbados west coast hotel is situated on a beautiful sandy beach, gently lapped by turquoise waters and surrounded by lush tropical flora.
The award-winning The Sandpiper luxury hotel is managed with a meticulous attention to detail without sacrificing the relaxed manner of the Caribbean – which results in many guests returning year after year.
An intimate family-owned hotel on the calm west coast of Barbados.
Cobblers Cove Hotel
A haven of grace and tranquility.
Beautiful seafront setting
Cobblers Cove has been a much-loved, family-owned beachside hotel on the west coast of Barbados for over ﬁfty years.
This independent luxury boutique has 40 suites with verandas overlooking the ocean and tropical gardens, and a reputation for fine food. Known for its beautiful seafront setting and fresh local ingredients, Cobblers Cove restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike.
Alleynes Bay Barbados is a gorgeous broad stretch of white gold powder-soft sand that melts into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Is it a beach worth visiting? Yes, yes it is. If we could set up shop there and never leave, we probably would.
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