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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 favorite hideaways.

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 neighboring 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

Beach, Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your terrace or balcony taking in the ocean views

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Head to the lively Harold's Bar for a great atmosphere, named after one of the employees who won ‘Caribbean employee of the year'. It's a popular lunch venue, so be sure to book!

Katie May

Insider's View

Enjoy a complimentary coaching session with a tennis pro

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

For a light lunch, try the Coconut Panko Caribbean Shrimp with a curried mayonnaise dip. I could have eaten it for breakfast it was that good!

Clare Leigh

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Sandpiper


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.

Treetop Suite

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 center, windsurfing, snorkeling, water skiing, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish sailing. The summer family program (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.

Location & Directions


The Sandpiper is located on St James Beach on the west coast of Barbados, a six-minute walk from Holetown.

When to go

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.

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