Barbados is an unspoiled slice of paradise that embodies everything you want in an exotic vacation. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is a destination that holds its beauty. It’s the place to be if you seek relaxation and leisure activities, including water sports, the beach, nightlife, and more.

If you’re looking for hotels in Barbados and are researching places to stay during your trip, check out some of the best hotels. Below is a list of the top resorts on the island. These options are worth considering for any vacationers considering the beautiful island.

Sandals Royal Barbados

St Lawrence Gap – Barbados 


Sandals Royal is an adults-only resort in Barbados, occupying a large spot along the south coast of Dover Beach. Located just steps away from the sand, Sandals Royal promises an unforgettable experience for its guests. Couples can enjoy a variety of romantic extras, including swinging love nests and cabanas with butler service. Your taste buds will be delighted by a selection of international cuisine in the 11 restaurants here. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, you can enjoy all the amenities at the neighboring Sandals Barbados. 

Sandy Lane Hotel

Sandy Lane Hotel Sandy Lane St. James, BB24024, Barbados

+1 246-444-2000

Pink is the signature color of the 112-room Sandy Lane, one of Barbados’ most luxurious resorts, known for its service and distinct touches. Amenities abound at the resort; the most notable is the Green Monkey golf course. This luxury boutique hotel offers an on-site spa and outstanding restaurants and is known for celebrity sightings.

Mango Bay Hotel

Second St, Holetown, Barbados

+1 246-626-1384

Mango Bay is a friendly 76-room resort within walking distance of shops and restaurants in historic Holetown. Packages include meals and drinks at one of the resort’s indoor and outdoor restaurants. There is nightly entertainment, and guests can enjoy waterskiing or catamaran rides. The beach is inviting to swimmers of all ages with its gentle waves. Rooms here range in size and views, but they are spacious enough to feel comfortable. Overall, this resort has a casual and sophisticated ambiance that makes it ideal for groups of people and romantics looking for a leisurely getaway.

The Crane

 The Crane Resort, St. Philip, Barbados

 +1 246-423-6220

The Crane is a chic, mega resort that has been around since 1887, and continues to be a popular vacation spot with its 252 rooms, five pools, five restaurants and bars, an art gallery and numerous amenities spread out over 40 acres. The resort is located a bit off the beaten path, on the southeast coast of the island, but guests needn’t worry about being far from amenities and eateries. The resort may be large, but it doesn’t come off as being over-the-top. The rooms, restaurants and grounds are all stylish. Elegant colonial-style rooms have kitchenettes or full kitchens, and some even have private plunge pools.

O2 Beach Club and Spa

O2 Beach Club & Spa

Dover Road St Lawrence Gap Bridgetown Christ Church, BB15020, Barbados

+1 246-418-1800

This hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2021, becoming one of the most popular hotels on Barbados’ south coast. O2 Beach Club & Spa boasts two pools, one with a swim-up bar and cushioned sun loungers in pink and black. Two types of accommodation are available: rooms that open directly onto the pool, which is for adults only, and spacious double rooms with a large balcony, ideal for families. A roof terrace inspired by Ibiza’s design style, complete with nest-style chairs and a small pool, serves tapas and provides breathtaking coast views. Guests at this property can also dine at sister establishment Sea Breeze, which is close to the hustle and bustle of Bridgetown.

The Sandpiper

 59Q6+CWP, Holetown, Barbados

+1 246-422-2251

The Sandpiper is a family-owned hotel that sits on a prime slice of west-coast coastline, lending its guests a wonderfully relaxed holiday atmosphere. The pool complex includes an adults-only lap pool and a more family-friendly one, as well as the main fine-dining restaurant and casual Harold’s Bar, where twinkly fairy lights illuminate at night. The Sandpiper offers a variety of watersports, including sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. 

Saint Peter’s Bay

69R4+2C3, Road View, Little Battaleys, Barbados

+1 246-419-9602

The Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort offers guests spacious beachfront villas, fine dining, and plenty of recreational water activities. From beachfront villas to a lagoon-style pool, from personal training at the fitness center to kids’ activities like turtle watching right from the beach—the 5-star St. Peter’s Bay is the ultimate all-inclusive escape. Villas offer spacious terraces with spa pools, well-equipped kitchens, and en-suite bedrooms with traditional Barbadian features.