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First time in Barbados with brother and family although they have stayed here before. The reception staff were welcoming and made every effort to help make the stay enjoyable. My sister in law and myself celebrated our birthday while there and were made to feel quite special with the greetings and balloons. Mothers Day lunch was quite a treat and made for a lovely afternoon. The concierge,Che-Amor was so helpful in organising a few trips making sure we were celebrating. The right place at the right time. The room was lovely and clean and all the staff kept the hotel and grounds beautifully groomed My only niggle was on our last night having dinner at Calabash. The bar manager of the evening, Roxanne I believe was her name, was more than a little frosty starting with making us feel bad for not making a booking. I would understand if they had been anywhere nearly full but not the case. My niece who is 12 years of age requested the kids menu only to be told she was too old so couldn’t have it despite it never being a problem any other occasion when eating there. Her mum did explain this and eventually, very reluctantly, my niece was allowed the said menu but felt bad about the whole event. This, as I said, happened on our final evening which left a bit of a bad taste. I would reiterate that everyone else we met was warm and welcoming. Special thanks to Trevor our taxi driver for our day out exploring the island, a font of knowledge. The food was fresh and tasty in Calabash and Deia Beach next door where the cocktails were the best.
Excellent Barbados Hotel
Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) loved our stay at Bouganvillea at the end of April. From the moment we arrived after a short cab ride from the airport, we were in love with the place. Although our room wasn't quite ready, they stored our bags for us while we got some lunch and hung out by the pool We had 2 1-bedroom suites with kitchenettes and living areas, both of which were well outfitted and newly decorated and refreshed. We didn't actually need all of the space we had, and a family of 4 would be comfortable in one suite if the kids could share a pull-out bed, or could down-size to the smaller room and still have plenty of space. Be aware that there are no elevators, so if mobility is an issue, request a ground floor room. Rooms include lovely toiletries and robes and plenty of storage space. The kitchen has basic necessities, including a kettle and coffee maker. The beach is soft sand and pleasant for walking without shoes. I found the waves a bit rough but am admittedly not a strong ocean swimmer. The kids were in the water much more. Pools are clean, pretty, and the perfect temperature to refresh but not freeze. There is a swim-up bar and a wading pool for the little ones. There are kayaks, SUPs and a catamaran available through the watersports desk. We had continental breakfast included, and most days just ate that, though there are eggs and hot options available for a small additional fee. Breakfast changed daily and included fruit, pastries, cereals, yogurt and ham or smoked salmon (depending on the day) and cheese, as well as coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Reservations were required but were not a problem to get (this might be a Covid thing). We had dinner at the hotel twice, once for Thai night, and once with their regular menu, and both were wonderful. I recommend going next door to Deia Beach Bar for a nice lunch and cocktails. There is another pool over there that is connected to Bouganvillea that is more geared to swimming laps than the lagoon pool. If you walk down the beach past Sandals toward the Dover Beach Hotel, you'll find the footpath to go to the Dover Market, where you can pick up basic food, snacks, juices and of course rum/Banks beer. This is about a 15 minute stroll or an easy cab ride. You can also walk this way to St. Lawrence Gap restaurants for lunch. While it is probably safe at night, we opted for the inexpensive cab ride into the Gap for dinners out (lots of choices at different price points - do have the hotel make reservations for you). The staff really make a difference here -- from the front desk to the restaurant, bar, watersports, housekeeping and landscapers, everyone we encountered was friendly, helpful and nice. We loved the afternoon happy hour at the pool bar for rum punches/juices, and our every need was met with ease. We never had trouble finding sunbeds at the pool or beach no matter the time of day. This hotel is quiet and beautiful, and not a spot for late-night partying. There were families with kids of all ages, and our teenagers loved it. We've already booked our return trip in December!
Another Amazing Visit!
Another visit,our 5th, to beautiful Barbados and Bougainvillea Resort! We had a junior suite with a stunning view of the grounds, pool and ocean. The entire staff were amazing and very friendly with special mention to Sonia, Shanice and Vivian at the pool bar and Darius, Teriche, Roxanne and Lance at Calabash. The food and drinks were awesome especially the rum punch and Banks beer at the pool bar and Thai night at Calabash. Can’t wait to return soon.
Nice hotel, staff a bit offish
The hotel and surroundings, were very well kept. Great location and well equipt. The only thing I would say, is that the staff (mainly the ladies) were quite offish with us and when purchasing a drink from the bar (the male barman) , the prices would vary and if paying by cash no receipt was given.
Amazing family trip!
Just spent 1 week at this gorgeous boutique sized resort in celebration of our daughter's last spring break before college. The operations manager Dawn and her team were amazing! The grounds are gorgeous. The staff was very friendly. And, our housekeeper was so friendly and accommodating as we were traveling with a 17 year old who slept in way passed the normal time to clean daily.
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