Coral Reef Club 

Classic Bajan charm meets contemporary luxury at this award-winning retreat

Flanked by a white-sand beach on Barbados’ West Coast, this colonial-style resort has an excellent spa, great watersports and a long-standing reputation for excellence.

Follow a sweeping drive lined with mahogany trees to reach the coral-stone great house of this award-winning resort, set amid 12 acres of landscaped gardens. While long-established traditions such as afternoon tea are still in place and loyal guests return year after year, this family-run resort is also attracting new guests keen to experience the resort’s colonial charm and impeccable service. Breathe in the sweet scent of the frangipani trees as you follow winding garden paths to the spa, sip a cocktail while enjoying some live music or make the most of the free non-motorised watersports; this tropical retreat knows how to wow.

Why we love Coral Reef Club

  • It’s flanked by a postcard-pretty white-sand beach on Barbados’ West Coast.

  • There’s a PADI dive centre on site and non-motorised watersports are complimentary, including kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding.

  • There’s live entertainment every evening during winter and on certain evenings in summer, from calypso dancing to steel bands, jazz to reggae.

  • Guests can get free tennis coaching with a resident pro every day from Monday to Saturday (from 4-6pm).

5 stars
Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
In 12-acre gardens on the west coast, a 10-minute walk from Holetown
Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Beach, Spa, Villas

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

Dress up for dinner at the elegant Coral Reef Club Restaurant, then head to the cocktail bar for live music; the emphasis is on quality over quantity here, and it doesn’t disappoint. Guests can also dine at The Sandpiper hotel nearby for no extra cost, and there’s a weekly barbecue accompanied by a limbo dancing and fire eating show every Thursday.

Coral Reef Club Restaurant
Indulge in classic dishes with a Caribbean twist at this charming outdoor restaurant, which offers daily changing à la carte menus, from freshly caught seafood to flambéed pineapple drizzled with rum. Don’t miss the weekly barbecue, featuring steak, chicken, pork ribs, burgers, jumbo prawns, fish kebabs and the fresh catch of the day.

Cocktail Bar
Serving crafted cocktails accompanied by live piano music, this chic bar opens onto the oceanfront and is a perfect spot for sundowners.

The food at Coral Reef Club is exceptional, and it’s made all the better by the oceanfront views.

What's included

Breakfast at The Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at the Restaurant • Dinner at the Restaurant or arranged at The Sandpiper.

Surrounded by tropical gardens and waterfalls, Coral Reef’s spa is a serene retreat. Relax in the crystal steam room, take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool and rehydrate in the spa lounge, or choose from a menu of massages, facials and scrubs. There’s also an Outdoor Pavilion for couples and a mani and pedi room overlooking the treetops. There’s a fitness centre and two floodlit tennis courts, with a resident pro providing free tennis coaching from 4-6pm every Monday to Saturday. There are also regular yoga classes.

Make time to explore the hotel's beautiful gardens, with guided tours taking place on Wednesday afternoons. Fragrances of frangipani and ylang ylang fill the air and you may encounter hummingbirds and monkeys.

The resort is surrounded by colourful coral reefs and has a diving school offering full PADI and Naui certification for those wanting to explore it. There are plenty of opportunities for shipwreck dives along the West Coast, and bioluminescent waters make it a hotspot for night dives. Non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and Laser and Hobie Cat sailing are all complimentary. Speedboat activities including waterskiing, wakeboarding and inflatable doughnut rides are also available for an extra (subsidised) charge. Deep sea fishing can also be arranged, and if you’re interested in conservation, you can get involved with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project just next door to the hotel.

From mid May to mid August, Coral Reef has dedicated family programmes with swimming lessons and sailing trips. As well as a baby sitting service, there is a children's room service dinner option.

Golf* is available at nearby Royal Westmoreland or Sandy Lane.

Minimum age 12 at this resort from 20 Jan-28 Feb 2022.

Minimum age 16 in Single Garden Rooms.

Minimum stays apply, please call for details.

No arrivals 25 Dec-02 Jan.

Children under 5 years are not allowed in the restaurant or lounge after 7pm.

The dress code is elegantly casual.

At breakfast and lunch, ladies are required to wear cover-ups in the restaurant and gentlemen are required to wear short sleeves and no hats.

After 7pm gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the restaurant and cocktail lounge.

Shorts are permitted on The Reef Terrace only.

On Christmas night and New Year's Eve the dress code is glamorous for ladies and smart for gentlemen, however jackets are not required.

Coral Reef Club Family Special Offer - all children aged 2-12 years staying 30 May-21 Aug 2021 and 15 May-01 Nov 2022 can enjoy three half-hour sailing trips with the watersports team and three half-hour swimming lessons.

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