2 pools, kids' splash pool, fitness centre, non-motorised watersports*, Aqua School with surfing and paddleboarding lessons*, beach and pool volleyball, 2 floodlit tennis courts, yoga, golf, daily community walk, shops, kids’ club (3-12 year olds), Wi-Fi
Restaurants & bars
Choose from three restaurants serving buffet and à la carte menus with tempting selections, and enjoy iced coffees, pastries and cool smoothies at the Half Moon Coffee Bar & Deli. Tuck into Caribbean cuisine with Mediterranean flair at the Sand Trap Restaurant; you'll also be able to lap up sea views here and enjoy elegantly informal dinners with delicious dishes such as coconut-crusted mahi-mahi. Dress up for dinner at the excellent Italian restaurant and experience authentic Bajan cuisine at Chelonia restaurant, with regular evening entertainment that ranges from live music to limbo dancing. There's also an ice-cream parlour if you fancy a cone, milkshake or sundae.
The Flying Fish Kids' Club is open daily from 9am-9pm and offers fun activities and games for children aged 3-12. Children's meals can be requested. Infants under 3 years are invited to attend the kids' club but must be accompanied by a parent or hotel babysitter (at local charge).
An abundance of educational and cultural activities, games and entertainment include:
• Local dialect lessons
• Bajan cooking and art classes
• Calypso dancing
• Traditional road tennis
• Steel pan lessons
• Beach cricket
• Table tennis
• Themed parties
• Film nights including popcorn
• Nintendo Wii
• Television and DVD player
What’s nearby? The hotel is in walking distance of St Lawrence Gap, one of the best known neighborhood in Barbados, and a hub for local rum shacks and restaurants. The hotel runs a free neighbourhood walking tour around The Gap, as it’s better known, so you can learn all about the area as well as next-door Dover.
Tried and tested There’s so much here for younger children, from the hotel’s free kids’ club – Flying Fish – which is for ages 3-12 years, to the Aqua School’s new surfing lessons*, which are for children aged 5 and up. There are children’s menus at all the restaurants, but if your children are a little older, treat them to a grown-up Italian meal at Asiagos. Diners here must be over 12 and things are a little more refined.
The sleeping arrangements The Ocean View Junior Suites sleep two adults plus two children on a pull-out sofa bed. They have a private terrace where you can sit out at night while the little ones sleep, and they can be booked as interconnecting rooms if you need more space. The One-Bedroom Suite is another good option for larger families or older children – the adult sleeping area is in a separate room, so you get more in the way of privacy.
*Denotes local charge