3 pools, fitness centre, spa*, tennis, non-motorised watersports including Hobie Cat sailing*, windsurfing* and kitesurfing*, yoga*, aerobics, kids’ club*, playground, entertainment, games room, Wi-Fi
Restaurants & bars
Calabash Café offers casual beachfront dining with buffet meals accompanied by spellbinding ocean views. The weekly manager’s rum punch party is a great place to meet fellow guests and is followed by a tasty barbeque buffet with steel band entertainment – the perfect introduction to the island lifestyle. There is also a weekly Caribbean buffet and high-energy floorshow with fire-eaters, limbo dancers and stilt-walkers.
The Siam Bar & Restaurant is open seasonally and serves Thai inspired cuisine in a peaceful beachfront setting and unique cocktails on the boardwalk.
Spa & wellness
• 'Just for kids club' is for 3-12 year olds and offers a variety of activities and games. (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3pm at a cost of US$20 per child, includes snack and lunch). Please note that a minimum of three kids is required for this club to run.
• Adventure playroom for children under 12 years of age.
• Playground with mini-trampoline, swings and slides.
• A kids' menu is available at Lanterns.
What’s nearby? Bougainvillea Barbados is on Maxwell Beach on the south coast, around five minutes' drive from Oistins. Oistins hosts a famous Friday night Fish Fry, where you can try local favourites like blackened flying fish. Another five minutes’ drive gets you to Barbados Golf Club.
Tried and tested We love the family film nights under the stars – they only run at certain times, so ask if there’s one planned when you arrive. The children’s playground is really fun for little ones – it has a mini trampoline plus swings and slides. And there’s a kids’ club* for children aged 3-12, which runs when there are enough children signed up. The cost for the day includes snacks and lunch.
The sleeping arrangements Junior Suites are ideal for smaller families with a young child or baby – they sleep up to three people, with a pull-out bed in the living area, or a cot which can be requested for free. These have kitchenettes, which are ideal for preparing food or milk for little ones. The One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Suites are best for bigger families as they have either a living room with a pull-out queen sofa bed, or a second bedroom for children. And we ,recommend the Two Bedroom Beachfront Luxury Suite – which has two bathrooms and a living room – for families or groups up to six.
*Denotes local charge