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At a glance

  • A family owned luxury hotel with a very warm welcome – many guests return year after year

  • Renowned for its special ambiance and classic island style

  • Superb food, some of the best in the Caribbean

  • Two mosaic tiled swimming pools

  • Accommodations are traditionally designed and set amidst twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens

  • The Spa is set within a tropical garden paradise

  • Complimentary windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and tennis


Coral Reef Club, on the exclusive west coast of Barbados, is situated on a superb white sand beach. There are 88 rooms, cottages and suites dotted in 12 acres of beautiful lush gardens, which are full of tropical flowers and mature trees. This charming hotel has been family-owned and managed for over 40 years, with a strong focus on personal service and fine dining which is why it's a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The accommodation is spacious and the rooms are individually decorated in a relaxed West Indian style. Some rooms are upstairs in the original coral stone great house, and have a lovely ocean view. Rooms are adorned with crisp, white Egyptian cotton bed linen, individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans, in room safe, CD player and a private balcony or terrace with chaise lounges. An award-winning chef creates superb meals in the restaurant, which opens onto a beachfront terrace, with jazz and calypso nightly during the winter. There is also a spa, cocktail bar and boutique.

Coral Reef Club provides complimentary windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and tennis and plenty of local attractions to visit across the island including the Andromeda Botanical Gardens, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Folkestone Marine Park & Museum.


Coral Reef Club contains 88 rooms, cottages and suites which are set amongst twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Aiming to create ambiance and island style tranquillity this family owned and run resort features traditionally designed accommodation in keeping with the history of Barbados. All rooms, suites and villas include: spacious and individually designed interiors, Egyptian cotton bed linen, balcony or terrace with chaise longues, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, hairdryers, safe, CD player, toaster, fridge and fresh flowers upon arrival. Garden Rooms have double beds but all other rooms can have a King bed or two twin beds as preferred.


Children are welcome all year round except from 15 January to 15 March. There is an unsupervised playground for children up to 10 years old with swings, slide and a playhouse. There is complimentary supervision in the playhouse for two to eight year olds between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, (but no organised activities) which should be booked by 12 noon. The hotel provides family programmes for children aged two to 12 years (swimming, sailing and tennis) and older children will love the motorised water sports offered such as banana boating, doughnuts and water skiing (Offered at an additional charge). Babysitting and a crèche are also available at an additional charge and there are children's menus at the hotel's restaurant. The hotel asks guests to not bring children under the age of five to the restaurant during dinner service.


Facilities at the resort include a restaurant, bar and lounge, television lounge, guest computer room, health/beauty shop, hairdressing salon, boutique, two freshwater swimming pools and two tennis courts.


Complimentary activities offered at the resort include swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis, sailing and water sports. Activities at an additional charge include off-site water skiing, scuba diving, fishing and golf. Local attractions include the Andromeda Botanical Gardens, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Folkestone Marine Park & Museum.


Babysitting services available (additional charge). Tennis Clinic 1600 -1800 hrs Mon to Fri.

When to travel

The climate in Barbados tends to be nice year-round: in January, the average daily high temperature is 28°C (83°F), while the low average is 21°C (70°F). In July, the average daily high is 30°C (86°F), while the average low is 23°C (74°F). February to May are the driest months (April averages only seven days of rain), while July is the wettest month with some 18 days of rain.

The tourist high season runs from mid-December through mid-April. June through October is the hurricane season: September and October are the most humid months and have the highest hurricane risk – although many years see none.

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Location and directions

West Coast, Barbados

Set amidst twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm west coast of Barbados. Coral Reef Club is 2 min drive from Holetown, where there are many restaurants, bars and shops.

How to get there

9-hour international flight (non-stop) to Grantley Adams International, followed by a 45-minute road transfer to Coral Reef Club.

Additional notes

Children Policy at Coral Reef Club

Children are welcome except for the period 15 January – 28 February 2015 when children under 12 years cannot be accommodated. No children under 5 years of age allowed in the restaurant or lounge after 7.00 pm at any time of the year. Children under 16 years cannot occupy a room alone (not applicable to interconnecting rooms).

Coral Reef Annual Closure Dates 2015

The Coral Reef Club will close for annual refurbishment and staff holidays on 23 May and will re-open on 18 July 2015. It will also close on 29 August and will re-open on 30 September 2015.

Coral Reef Club Annual Closure Dates 2014

Coral Reef Club will be closing on the 19th May re-opening on the 16th July 2014.

Dress Code

Year round - Elegantly informal. Shorts, T-shirts, faded or torn jeans are not allowed in the restaurant in the evening. Smart jeans allowed.

On Christmas night the dress code is Black Tie/no tie. On New Year’s Eve, Black Tie or Jacket and Tie are requested.

Minimum Stay Requirements

There are minimum night requirements for stays within or overlapping the dates below:

20 December 2014 - 04 January 2015 - 14 nights. Shorter stays for Luxury Plantation Suites may be requested.

01 – 28 February 2015 – 7 nights

01 - 08 April 2015 – 7 nights

23 – 30 November 2015 – 7 nights

There are no arrivals between 25 December 2014 and 02 January 2015.

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