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
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