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The 6 best luxury family hotels in Barbados

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 12 January 2023
  • Revised 06 March 2023
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When considering where to find the best luxury family hotel, Barbados has the answer. For a magical family vacation where little ones can frolic in the Caribbean Sea while the grown-ups sip on fruity cocktails and bask in glorious Bajan sunshine, look no further than this paradise island nation. 

With a host of hotels that offer kids clubs, specialised menus, and never-ending fun in the sun, you and your family will have the time of your lives if you decide to embark on luxury Barbados family holidays.

Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences

If you opt to spend your Barbados holiday at Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences, you and your family are in for a treat. 

This villa accommodation is ideal for larger groups, and there is a stellar selection of restaurants that will be a great setting for a family dinner. With a swimming pool, spa, and kids’ club available, there will be plenty to do in the confidence that your children are well looked after. 

The Three-Bedroom Luxury Villa is great for larger families and big groups, as it comfortably sleeps six people and offers lovely views of the marina and tropical gardens.

For a VIP family getaway, a stay at the Oceanview Marina Residences is the one, providing views that will make you wake up each morning with a huge grin on your face. Some of the amenities include a 60-inch flat screen TV, a private infinity pool, and fully equipped laundry areas.

Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences

Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences

Saint Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residences

A 160-foot swimming pool, a yoga and Pilates studio, and four acres of beaches are some of the stunning sights and activities that you can experience upon a stay at the Saint Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residences.

With amenities aplenty, beachfront villas and a luxurious penthouse to choose from, you’ll be treating your loved ones to a Bajan getaway they’ll never forget.

Stay at the Two or Three-Bedroom Premium Beach Villa that comfortably accommodates two to six people. You can enjoy family time on the private terrace or watch a kid's classic on the 50-inch Smart TV.

Alternativley, the Five-Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront Penthouse is a two-level villa with a private sunroof terrace, a spa pool and the most beautiful views you can imagine.

Saint Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residences

Saint Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residences
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The Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

The Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant may be small in stature, but it offers an unrivalled service only available at a cosy place like this.

Its award-winning restaurant offers private dining on request, which is perfect for families to spend time together on their paradise holiday.

The concierge team can organise tours and excursions to keep even the most active tots entertained. There is also a cocktail lounge that boasts an extensive bar menu where parents can unwind after a day of taking care of their little ones.

There is a kids’ club where you can leave your children in the attentive care of trained staff while you enjoy some alone time at the spa or the beach. The on-site restaurant even boasts a ‘Little Stars’ menu guaranteed to satisfy their tiny taste buds.

This Cadillac penthouse is luxuriously spacious and features a walk-in dressing area, an en suite powder room, and TVs in the bedroom and sitting room.

Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

The Sandpiper

A family stay at The Sandpiper hotel ensures fun times spent by one of the two pools or by the serene sea. This family-run resort will make you and your brood feel like you’re at a home away from home.

Plenty of entertainment is available, including tennis courts where your young Federers and Raducanus can train, a fitness centre where you can workout as a family, and a variety of water sports to satisfy their aquatic needs.

There is plenty of room to stay as well. The One-Bedroom Suite can either have a king-size bed or twin beds, as well as a sofa bed in the separate living area. This space can accommodate two adults and two children and includes a kitchen, a luxurious bathroom, plus a private patio or balcony.

The Two Bedroom Suite boasts even more space making it ideal for larger groups and families.

The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

For families who wish to experience the joys of the Caribbean in an all-inclusive resort, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is the perfect premium choice. 

The Flying Fish Kids' Club is a great place for children to interact with their peers while you book yourself a relaxing treatment at the spa or partake in a fun-filled motorised water sports activity.

You can choose from 101 spacious and elegant hotel rooms and suites, including the Ocean Front Room, which boasts a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, and comfortable bathroom.

Bigger family units should book into the Ocean View Junior Suite. With lashings of Caribbean colour, this is an interconnecting suite that has its own private balcony or patio where you can start your day basking in the Sun and enjoying the island breeze.

The Wi-Fi, laptop safe and a flat-screen TV will satisfy the more technology-hungry travellers.

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels is probably the best family hotel Barbados can offer. Located a mere 15-minute drive from Barbados International Airport, it’s also only a few minutes away from the vibrant capital city of Bridgetown.

There are three on-site eateries, one of which is an ice cream parlour, guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. If that doesn’t work, there’s a kids’ club, swimming pools, tennis courts and an array of fabulous water sports.

Your stay can be spent in one of 161 suites that include the One-Bedroom Suite with a pool or garden view. The room amenities include a king-size bed, a spacious living area with a pull-out sofa, as well as a TV.

Bigger groups can check into the Junior Suite Deluxe, which boasts a stunning ocean view. It’s also suitable for two adults and two children.

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

The best luxury family hotels in Barbados FAQs

Which hotels offer specialist services for children? 

Turtle Bay, Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences and The Lone Star Boutique Hotel all have dedicated kids’ clubs and offer specialist children's menus. The Flying Fish Kids' Club at Tamarind is sure to tick all your boxes too. 

Which hotels are good for sports activities on our Barbados family holidays? 

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels offers a host of motorised water activities; Saint Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residences have a yoga and Pilates studio, while Turtle Beach has a tennis court.

Which Barbados luxury family resorts have the best views?

The truth is, you cannot escape a stunning view wherever you stay. All our resorts are located on the beachfront overlooking the stunning crystal waters, marshmallow sands and Bajan fauna that graces the island.

Whether you’re planning a relaxing beach holiday with your chill teens, an action-packed adventure with your energetic kids, or a babymoon with your little ones, we have you covered with our list of luxury resorts perfect for families of all sizes.

When you book a luxury Barbados family holiday, you can expect water sports, delicious food for everyone to enjoy, and sunsets you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

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