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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

Description

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.

Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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

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.

Activities

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.

Services

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

When to travel

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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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

Beach Restoration Work

The final phase of the beach restoration project will be taking place from June 16th – October 21st, 2014. The project will cover several areas along the West Coast, starting from Folkestone Park South to Mango Bay.


During this period there will be times with heavy equipment visible within the area. There will also be times when there will be limited and sometimes no access to some parts of the beach for safety precautions.

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 29 August and will re-open on 30 September 2015.

Coral Reef Club Annual Closure Dates 2015

Coral Reef Club will be closing on the 19th May re-opening on the 16th July 2015 and then again 30th August - 27th September 2015.

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, however most guests choose to dress smartly for dinner.


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.

Wellness Retreats

Available between 7–14 March, 22 – 31 May and 16 – 25 October 2015. Guests can enjoy a programme of Pilates, Yoga, Aqua Aerobics, Body Blast & Drill Training, Hiking, Caribbean Style Zumba, and juicing workshops. Ask us for more details.


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