Bougainvillea Barbados 

A charming resort on idyllic Maxwell Beach

Edged by white sands and cerulean sea, this postcard-pretty spot is great for families as well as couples with a kids’ club, spa and three glistening pools.

A spectacular setting and exceptional service make this Mediterranean-style resort an ideal choice for a laid-back escape. The powder-sand, turquoise-lapped beach looks like it’s come straight out of a glossy travel magazine, and the warm waters are perfect for a paddle. Find a shady spot by the main pool and stroll around the waterfalls and rock pools framed by bougainvillea flowers, or take the children to the kids’ club, where you’ll find a wealth of activities and a games room with everything from air hockey to table tennis. St Lawrence Gap, Oistins and Bridgetown are close by too, and a handful of leisurely watersports on the beach will keep itchy-feet types entertained day-long.

Why we love Bougainvillea Barbados

  • It’s ideally located on Barbados’ south coast, with a number of attractions close by and the white-sand Maxwell Beach just steps away.

  • It’s great for families with a range of accommodation types, plus a kids’ club, games room and playground.

  • There are three pools, including an adults-only one, with swim-up bar, for couples after down-time

  • The spa offers an impressive range of Elemis treatments, as well as couples’ massages for those on a romantic getaway.

4 stars
Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
On Maxwell Beach on the south coast, just a 5-minute drive from St Lawrence Gap and Oistins and 10 minutes from Barbados Golf Club
Approx. 15 minutes from Barbados airport
Beach, Activities, Watersports, Suitable for children, Kids club, Sustainability

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Calabash Beach Bistro is the resort’s main dining venue. Expect buffet breakfasts and local favourites on the à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Calabash Beach Bistro
The casual beachside venue with plenty of ocean views to accompany the local and international dishes.

The weekend brunches at Calabash Beach Bistro are always popular.

What's included

Room only

Upgrade options

Breakfast • Buffet breakfast at Calabash Beach Bistro
Half Board • Buffet breakfast at Calabash Beach Bistro • Three-course dinner at Calabash Beach Bistro
Full Board • Buffet breakfast and two-course lunch at Calabash Beach Bistro • Three-course dinner at Calabash Beach Bistro

The Karma Spa offers a full range of treatments using Elemis products, from hot stone massages and reflexology to facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as hairstyling at the salon. There’s a modern fitness centre boasting state-of-the-art equipment and free weights, and personal training is available on request.

Guests at the resort get complimentary kayaking, boogie boarding, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding. Hobie cat sailing and a range of watersports are also available on Maxwell Beach.

Bougainvillea Barbados is a member of Pack for a Purpose, encouraging guests to use space in their luggage to bring supplies for the local community. The hotel also supports Variety – the Children's Charity of Barbados, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are mentally, physically or socially disadvantaged. The resort’s sustainability aims and objectives include: Minimising resource consumption: encouraging re-use and recycling to minimise waste, promoting and practicing proper solid and liquid waste disposal which includes offsite composting of garden waste, and sorting of waste both in the back and front of house. Committing to community well-being through beautification initiatives and assisting less fortunate members of the community. Using natural resources like solar, renewable energy and captured water effectively and efficiently

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 seasonal 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.

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 up to six.

•   '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.

Minimum stay: 7 nights 21 Dec-02 Jan and 01-29 Feb; 3 nights the rest of the year.

There is a room levy payable locally on departure.

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