based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a garden room on a bed and breakfast basis including private road transfers.
At a Glance
A family owned luxury hotel with a very warm welcome – many guests return year after year
Two stunning Treetop Suites with private pools
Two tennis courts with complimentary pro tuition
Beautiful sunsets on the West Coast
Sister of the neighbouring Coral Reef Club
Regarded by many as the best in Barbados, The Sandpiper’s restaurant is surrounded by tropical gardens and tranquil koi ponds
Excellent lap pool for proper swimming
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Call us on 020 3993 7307 to start planning your holiday to The Sandpiper
A family owned luxury hotel with a typically warm Caribbean welcome, meticulous attention to detail and a fabulous beach location, The Sandpiper in Barbados is one of Scott Dunn's favourite hideaways.
This fantastic island retreat is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The Sandpiper and its sister hotel, the Coral Reef Club, are the only family owned and managed luxury resorts on the island. The Sandpiper is located on the exclusive west coast on the long white sandy bay of St James. There are 46 beautifully furnished garden rooms and one or two bedroom suites, all with private terraces as well as three stunning Treetop Suites with private pools.
The Sandpiper features one of the island's most popular restaurants serving mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine and there is also Harold's Beach Bar. The spa, set in lush tropical gardens, can be found at the Coral Reef Club and features a luxurious 'open sided' Relaxation Room, an outdoor hydro-pool with shaded cabanas, a Thermal Suite with a serene Crystalo Steam Room and Experience Shower and a Spa Lounge offering secluded relaxation.
A wide range of activities are available including water sports and tennis, and guests can also enjoy the facilities of the nearby Coral Reef Club. The Sandpiper is also a short walk from Holetown, where there are many restaurants, bars and shops.
The Sandpiper has 48 Garden Rooms, 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites and Treetop Suites which are set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. All rooms feature: king size bed or two twin beds according to preference, spacious individually designed interiors, Egyptian cotton bed linen, private balcony or terrace with chaise longue, air conditioning and ceiling fans, hairdryer, safe, CD player, toaster, fridge and fresh flowers upon arrival. All rooms and suites have lovely vistas, overlooking either the gardens, pool or Caribbean Sea. The Treetop Suites provide the height of luxury with spacious separate living room, full kitchen and sundeck with its own plunge pool and wet bar overlooking the sea. The Beach House provides accommodation for six in a large villa just set back from the beachfront and featuring direct private access from The Sandpiper's tropical gardens and a large terrace with seating overlooking the water.
|Garden View Room||
Air-conditioned rooms each consisting of a king size or twin bedded room, private bathroom and patio or balcony. These rooms can accommodate two people.
|One Bedroom Suite||
Air-conditioned accommodation consisting of king or twin bedded room, en suite bathroom, separate living room with sofa bed, kitchen and patio or balcony.
These suites can accommodate either three adults or two adults and two children under 12 years.
|The Beach House||
The Beach House consists of a spacious bedroom with king size or twin beds with a magnificent view of the sea and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. Two further bedrooms with garden views have a shared bathroom with combination shower and bathtub and there is a fully fitted kitchen. The spacious living room has expansive views to the sea and leads on to a large wrap around terrace which practically sits on the water's edge.
The Beach House has the flexibility to be let in different ways. It can be let in its entirety as a 3 bedroom villa or the One Bedroom Suite can be separated from the rest of the villa thereby affording the flexibility to let it as a spacious ocean front One Bedroom Suite suitable for up to two persons.
The Beach House is accessed directly from the gardens at The Sandpiper. Guests of The Beach House are entitled to room service, complimentary water sports and tennis instruction, daily transportation into Bridgetown, weekly managers cocktail party, flowers and drinks on arrival and all other amenities enjoyed by The Sandpiper's guests.
|Two Bedroom Suite||
Spacious air-conditioned accommodation consisting of two king or twin bedded rooms, two en suite bathrooms, separate living room with sofa bed, kitchen and a large patio or balcony.
These suites can accommodate five persons.
The Treetop Suites are The Sandpiper's premier accommodation. They each consist of a bedroom, spacious living room, dressing area and a luxurious bathroom with a large walk-in shower and separate bathtub, all air-conditioned. There is a large covered terrace complete with wet bar and complimentary starter bar (selection of spirits and soft drinks). There is also an open sundeck with a plunge pool. Featured in the living room is a television, DVD player and CD player/IPod docking station.
These suites enjoy beautiful sea views and can accommodate two adults. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted. One of these suites has a king size four poster bed and the other one can convert from king to twin beds, if required.
Children are welcome except for the period 20 January - 28 February 2018 when children under 12 years cannot be accommodated. No children under 5 years of age are allowed in the restaurant or lounge after 7pm. Children under 16 years cannot occupy a room alone (not applicable to interconnecting rooms.)
Facilities at the hotel include a fresh water swimming pool, an adult-only pool, two tennis courts, restaurant, bar, crèche and access to the hairdressing salon and health and beauty parlour at The Coral Reef Club.
Children’s menu available and baby food on request. Guests can stay on a Bed and Breakfast basis or on a Half Board basis. Weekly manager’s cocktail party and live entertainment in the evenings.
Complimentary activities include use of the fresh water swimming pools, tennis, fitness centre, windsurfing, snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish sailing. The summer family programme (01 Jul to 18 Aug) offers complimentary sailing, swimming and tennis lessons.
Activities at an additional charge include use of the Sandy Lane Golf course, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
I loved the tranquillity of the gardens here that allow you to find little corners of privacy and the views across the gardens out to the beach are fabulous. The lap pool is a great recent addition and the best pool for laps and proper swimming I saw throughout my time in Barbados. The lunch we had here was the best that we had throughout our stay in Barbados, beautifully presented and delicious, a real foodies paradise. Small and intimate with a very loyal following, I would recommend this for those looking for a quiet, sophisticated stay away from the glitzier resorts. This would be a lovely place for couples to spend quality time together.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
The Sandpiper is a great hideaway hotel, the beautiful tropical grounds offer lots of places to relax with a cool drink and read a book.
You can tell that the property is family owned as the attention to detail is so meticulous and its styled in a very homely Asian Caribbean decor.
The introduction of a new adult-only pool provides a welcome retreat, as does their policy of not having children under the age of 5 in the restaurant in the evenings.
The Treetop Suite is something rather special with its wrap around balcony and outside dining area. It also has a plunge pool on the balcony so you can soak up the rays in relative peace!
As a water sports enthusiast, I was keen to see what they had. All of the regular non-motorised watersports are included such as kayaking, Hobie cats and Sunfish dinghy sailing and they also have complimentary water skiing.
The Sandpiper is a real jewel on the west coast!
Melissa Channe (Staff)
Set along the beautiful West Coast of Barbados, The Sandpiper offers spacious rooms in a smaller resort. It has a secret garden feel and the food is great!
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
The Sandpiper is located on a lovely stretch of beach, with tropical gardens and a homely relaxed atmosphere. The hotel have a weekly garden tour along with tennis coaching 6 days a week if you fancy a break from the beach and pool. The hotel is in a great location and is in walking distance from Holetown, which offers a range of shops, restaurants and bars.
Katie May (Staff)
The Sandpiper is a lovely little hotel, with a great location, just a few minutes walk along the beach to Holetown. It is located right on a narrow stretch of beach and efforts are in place to widen this with the addition of some stone breakwaters. You can already see this working. The rooms are very comfortable, and located throughout beautiful gardens. Each of the suites has a little kitchenette which is really convenient for drinks and snacks.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
The Sandpiper is one of my favourite hotels in Barbados. As soon as I arrived at the property I felt like I had been welcomed into someones home. It has a charming and intimate atmosphere, which comes as a result of being a family-owned boutique hotel. Wayne and Karen Capaldi do a fantastic job of making every guest feel special. The hotel is set in tropical gardens offering a peaceful and tranquil haven in which to relax, away from the buzz and liveliness of Barbados. But if you are looking for entertainment and nightlife, then you are within easy reach of Holetown where there are shops, bars and restaurants. I have to point out that the beach is quite thin along this west coast of Barbados, but The Sandpiper makes up for this, by offering a great variety of water sports including complimentary water-skiing! And if you are looking for some indulgence you must try the new Spa located next door at their sister property, Coral Reef Club - it really is beautiful. I would definitely recommend having breakfast delivered to your room one morning where you can wake up leisurely, sipping coffee from the comfort of your terrace or balcony looking out over the gardens to the Caribbean sea.
Mount Gay Rum Tour and Lunch
See how the oldest rum of Barbados is made, and discover the history behind Barbados’ finest and most celebrated spirit.
Private Island Tour
The Private Island Tour gives you the opportunity to take a tailor-made trip around the island.
Tiami Catamaran Cruise
Take a private catamaran cruise along the Barbados coastline.
Location & directions
The Sandpiper is located on St James Beach on the west coast of Barbados, a six-minute walk from Holetown.
How to get there
9-hour international flight (non-stop) to Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown. The Sandpiper is a 45-minute drive from the airport.
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