This family-owned resort is on a stunning stretch of beach and offers an intimate all-inclusive experience.
This resort is tucked away in tropical gardens edging a protected lagoon and soft white sands; the beach is home to nesting leatherback turtles, and the tranquil bay’s calm waters are a great alternative to the crashing surf of other south-coast resorts. The elegant interiors are cool and airy with boho-chic furniture and a blend of contemporary and traditional touches – from sparkling chandeliers and lush plants to bright prints and a wall of colourful chattel house shutters.
Lounge by the small pool, sip cocktails at the swim-up bar or enjoy a siesta in one of the hammocks strewn between palms. Reef serves delicious dishes and themed buffets including Caribbean and Mediterranean. There are two superb speciality restaurants – Sizzle Steakhouse and UMI, an Asian-fusion restaurant – and a traditional rum shop for lunch, snacks and drinks, with specialities such as spicy fried flying fish and coconut cream pie. Evenings are fairly low-key with live music and film nights on the beach.
The contemporary rooms are set in the main building or on the hillside, with a balcony or terrace, free Wi-Fi and toiletries by The White Company. Signature Rooms offer pool or garden views. Upgrade to a Deluxe Signature Room for extra space or an Oceanfront Room for stunning sea views. The Family Suites have a separate living room with sofa bed and are ideal if you’re travelling in a small group.
5½ acres of beachfront at the bottom of a hill, within the UNESCO-listed Historic Garrison and 15 minutes from Bridgetown
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Sugar Bay Barbados is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 20th in the Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean category for 2020.
Good to know
Minimum age 17 in Oceanfront Honeymoon Suites. Minimum stay: 7 nights 21 Dec-02 Jan. The Coffee Bean coffee shop isn’t included as part of the all-inclusive package. There is a room levy payable locally on departure.
138 modern rooms
• Sample some of the island’s famous rum during a tour of the nearby Mount Gay Rum Distilleries* • Stroll to the Garrison Savannah Racetrack at the weekend to enjoy local horse races* • Book a diving excursion to discover the colourful marine life* • Take an evening stroll along the boardwalk to discover local bars.
4 restaurants, 5 bars
All Inclusive • All meals and snacks at Reef Restaurant or Colin’s Beach Bar & Grill, 1 dinner per week at UMI and 1 dinner per week at Sizzle Steakhouse (or 2 dinners per week at either UMI or Sizzle Steakhouse) • Premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • Non-motorised watersports • Crèche, kids’ club and teens' club • Entertainment • Wi-Fi
*Denotes local charge