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The 7 most fashionable hotels in Barbados

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 29 September 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

The fashion-conscious in Barbados are in for a treat, as the shopping is not only plentiful, but it’s luxurious too. You can find it all, whether it’s small boutiques or big swanky malls. The most fashionable people are usually found in Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, this is where you’ll find Cartier, Hugo Boss, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton. For more of a taste of Barbados fashion, Chattel Village in Holetown has everything from local art, fashion, and souvenirs to take home, too. 

If you like sparkly things, Broad Street in Bridgetown has a plethora of diamond stores like Little Switzerland and Cave Shepherd for the finest jewellery shopping – perfect if you’re tying the holiday in with a special engagement (in which case, we’ve listed the perfect places to pop that all-important question).

So when it comes to finding a Barbados fashionable hotel, you just need to follow the designer boutiques. In this article, we explore the hotels that have access to the best shopping scenes in Barbados and attract the world’s most famous fashion moguls, photographers and models. 

Book a luxury holiday to Barbados to indulge in the most exquisite retail therapy the Caribbean has to offer. 

Fashionistas flock to Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane is the ultimate fashion conscious Barbados resort. With some of the biggest names in the industry having stayed there, it speaks highly of its fashion credibility. The likes of supermodel Claudia Schiffer, fashion icons Victoria and David Beckham and also Rihanna have all stayed at this iconic resort. It's a well-known celebrity hotspot in Barbados

Sandy Lane is full of luxury boutique shopping as well as having access to a plethora of shops just a stone's throw away. The Sandy Lane Boutique is full of exclusive tailored shopping options to suit your style and needs, with stock including garments, bags, and shoes from designers all over the world - for example, Camilla in Australia, Sofia Manta shoes from Greece, and handmade jewellery from Buba London. Men’s ranges like Frangipani cotton clothing collections from Brazil are also available. You’ll also find classic Panama hats from Christys' London.

Other shopping options include The Collection, which is a high-end beach and pool store on-site, selling top brand names like Frescobok, Ralph Lauren, Boardies and Love Brand. You can also pick up a new pair of sunnies from Berlin, Raen and Oakley. 

The Pro Shop is the perfect place for those who want to make sure they still look swish on the golf course; not only can you pick up some new equipment, but you’ll be able to get some of the freshest golf apparel from the likes of Greg Norman and Bugatchi.

Sandy Lane is a fashion paradise where you’ll rub shoulders with the fashionistas and be able to get your hands on the finest shopping that Barbados has to offer. 

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

Boutique shopping at Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is great for those who want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. It is located just a short way from the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and Chattel Village in Holetown, making it perfectly placed for all your retail needs. Whether it’s high-end fashion at the designer boutiques like Louis Vuitton or finding yourself something local and luxurious to take home. 

The resort itself has a host of shopping options available. The most exclusive is the Salt & City Boutique which provides you with luxury labels from all over the world. Located in the Reception Courtyard, you can explore garments from local artisans. 

You can also shop for something a little more sparkly at Fairmont. Diamonds International at the hotel offers you the opportunity to make your own diamond rings. Choose between tanzanite, emerald or diamond to make something bespoke to you. It’s a truly magical experience. 

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Fairmont Royal Pavilion
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A shoppers paradise at Mango Bay

At Mango Bay, you are just a few steps away from incredible shopping in Holetown. Spend the day exploring the swanky shops at Limegrove and picking up some local trinkets to take home, before taking advantage of Holetown’s luxurious art galleries and bars to sit back and celeb-watch. When you’re not busy shopping though, be sure to check out the gorgeous Platinum west coast.

Once back at your resort of Mango Bay, you can take advantage of the resort shopping at The Boutique. Specialising in luxury garments such as swimwear to high-quality footwear – perfect for strutting around the resort in.

Mango Bay

Mango Bay

Hotels that are close to the shopping malls

If there’s one word to describe Holetown shopping, it’s high-end. There is an array of luxurious shops, especially at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, where you’ll find exquisite garments and designer boutiques to flex your credit card. You’ll also find plenty of diamond outlets selling the most beautiful jewellery. 

Luckily, there are plenty of hotels to stay at close to the luxe shopping scene. Such as Coral Reef Club, which offers high-end luxury in the heart of the stunning Holetown. Spend your days soaking up the sun on the beach or exploring the fabulous shopping in the town. 

The Sandpiper is a sophisticated resort that is all about boutique luxury. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the heart of the shopping district. Or perhaps a stay at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels is more your style with live entertainment every evening and set amongst seven acres of the tropical garden. The Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is also perfectly placed to indulge in some retail therapy. 

If you're all about fashion, then you're probably all about posting on Instagram too, right? Well, why not combine both when you discover our round-up of the most Instagrammable hotels in Barbados? 

The Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

The Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

The most fashionable hotels in Barbados FAQ’s

What hotel is best for shopping in Barbados?
The best hotel for shopping in Barbados has to be Sandy Lane; not only are you near the main shopping malls for luxury designers, but there is also plenty of shopping available in the resort too. Whether you’re looking for designer beachwear, evening wear or bespoke jewellery to take home, Sandy Lane has it all. 

What is designer shopping like in Barbados? 
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to designer shopping in Barbados. Most luxury stores are at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, where you can see the latest from Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Hugo BOSS. 

Whilst many of the hotels don’t have shops in the resort, there is plenty of shopping across the island of Barbados. So, if you want to experience a fashionable holiday, make sure you’re near the shopping hubs. Winged Boots can help make your fashion holiday come true, so book Barbados luxury hotels today.

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