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The most ultra-luxury holidays in Barbados

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 05 January 2023
  • Revised 06 March 2023

Looking for ultra luxury Barbados holidays? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got everything you need to plan the most magical trip to this Caribbean gem. Known for its powdery soft white stretches of sand and turquoise waters, rich heritage sites, and vibrant nightlife, Barbados is an all-round paradise. 

We’ve rounded up the most elite resorts and things to do when you book a luxury holiday to Barbados, so you can stay in sumptuous villas and experience world-class excursions, without lifting a finger.

Surround yourself in luxury at Sandy Lane

Some of the best luxury villas in Barbados can be found at Sandy Lane. This landmark hotel is the ultimate in ultra-luxe living. It's easy to see why it is consistently hailed as one of the most blissful places to stay on the island. 

You’re completely immersed in serenity, whether it’s the cascading waterfalls, the tropical gardens, or the majestic swimming pool.

The award-winning resort spa provides soothing traditional well-being treatments from its tranquil location. The guest rooms are a blissful haven to sink into too, with Italian marble floors, plantation-style furniture, and enviable balcony views. 

For the ultimate luxury, book one of the exclusive villas or penthouses to enjoy private gardens, a bubbling jacuzzi, and your own private pool. 

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

Let Cobblers Cove charm your senses

Escape for some peace and serenity at Cobblers Cove. This elegant colonial-style resort provides guests with a tranquil waterfront location, where you can easily step foot on the soft white sands. 

Perfect for those in need of a little R&R, this intimate resort is compact but has the high levels of hospitality and luxury you’d expect from a Caribbean classic. The inviting pool, stylish spa, and dreamy restaurant complement the breath-taking views of the gardens and ocean.

All the suites are a spacious oasis, but the Camelot at the Great House is the perfect base for that added luxury and privacy. The private pool and terrace can be accessed by a classy spiral staircase and the marble bathroom is what dreams are made of. 

Cobblers Cove

Cobblers Cove
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Enjoy contemporary style at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Backing onto one of Barbados’ most breath-taking beaches, Paynes Bay, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is a truly sumptuous place to stay.

Stylish in design with a soft yellow palette to incite a calm ambience that complements the ocean, the hotel overlooks the beach that is lined with mahogany trees, swaying palms, and colourful gardens. 

This luxurious resort offers a vast array of water sports for thrill-seekers, such as paddle boards, water skiing and kayaking. It also features a stunning spa with a menu of pamper-worthy treatments, as well as luxury all-inclusive dining options to indulge in – so you’re sure to live your best life upon visiting.

Book an Ocean View Junior Suite for the utmost in luxury living. 

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Enjoy 11 acres of vibrant tropical gardens at Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a beacon of pure luxury and high-end hospitality. It offers unrivalled views over the miles of soft white sands, azure ocean, and the lush tropical gardens that are bursting with exotic flora and fauna. 

The resort is grand in stature with a colonial-style lobby and flourishes of light pink throughout. It’s all about the little luxury touches at this resort with small gestures that go a long way, such as evening bedroom turndown service, the beach is raked every morning to keep it pristine, and all guests receive fast-track airport service. 

By booking one of the suites or oceanfront rooms, guests will also be treated to luxury airport transfers and butler service. Book the Three-Bedroom Villa for the most refined luxury, including butler service, luxury transfers and complimentary water sports.

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Escape to an oasis of bliss at Coral Reef Club

Often described as a country house in the tropic, Coral Reef Club is ideally located in a peaceful spot just a 100-yard stroll from the stunning beach. Magnificent palm trees shelter the resort, and the expansive grounds have beautiful ponds and green spaces to explore. 

The sumptuous spa is integrated into the garden with incredible flora and fauna to relax you whilst you treat your body to a hydro pool dip or relax in the steam room. The two glittering swimming pools are inviting, whilst the ocean's call is strong with water sports such as diving or kayaking. 

Choose one of the delightful cottages for a cosy stay, or for ultimate luxury, select the Tamarind Villas for a spacious and opulent holiday.

Coral Reef Club

Coral Reef Club

Enjoy a livelier atmosphere at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Named after the sea turtles that nest there, Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels is the perfect escape for those looking for ultra-luxury in a lively setting. Located on Dover Beach, you’ll find the bars and restaurants of St Lawrence Gap just a 10-minute walk away. 

This low-rise building is beautifully sheltered by palm trees and foliage that guides you to the soft white sands of the bay. Dive into one of the sparkling pools or treat your senses at the onsite spa.

You can even enjoy complimentary services like yoga and dance lessons during your stay. For the ultimate luxury experience, book an Ocean View Suite for a spacious stay in pure bliss. 

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Tropical chic at Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Located on Alleynes Bay, a 400-yard stretch of soft white sands, Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is perfect for those seeking romantic luxury in Barbados.

The hotel is elegant and chic with its neutral cream and white palette. Whilst there are no pool or spa facilities, it’s all about this resort's calming and inviting sea waters. 

And you can still be pampered with an array of spa treatments from the comfort of your elegant room. You can also make use of the personal fitness trainer, yoga sessions and pilates. It’s a true slice of paradise. The Cadillac Penthouse is the ultimate luxury with the best views over Barbados. 

Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Ultra-luxury Things to do on Your Holiday to Barbados

Luxury Golfing at Sandy Lane 
The iconic Sandy Lane resort is home to one of the most luxurious golf courses in the Caribbean. The course is carved from an old stone quarry which dazzles its guests thanks to the stunning views of the coastline and the beautiful natural terrain.

Luxury Caribbean Shopping 
Barbados is an exciting haven for luxury shoppers. Holetown at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is one of the premier outlets stores with international brands such as Cartier, Hugo Boss, and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Charter a private yacht
To explore the stunning coastline of Barbados, what better way than to charter your own yacht? You can enjoy ultimate luxury by hiring an onboard chef and water sports equipment, too. While you’re jumping in, why not rent some snorkelling gear so you can swim with turtles and the coral reefs?

Private monkey feeding experience 
For a unique experience away from the crowds, animal lovers can book a personal monkey feeding experience. You’ll also meet the island’s wonderful creatures such as peacocks, iguanas, and tortoises. Perfect for a luxury photo op. 

Atlantis submarine night tour
Nothing is more luxurious than exploring the vibrant marine life in the Caribbean at night. This submarine takes to the ocean depths to explore the coral reefs and nocturnal mammals. Return to the shore to a delicious cocktail reception. 

Private custom island tour 
There’s nothing luxe about bus tours, so how about a private tour of your choosing? Explore the nature, iconic landmarks, history, and culture of the island suited to your preferences.

Take some beautiful underwater photography 
Underwater photography creates incredible images under the Caribbean Ocean of you free diving. The crystal-clear waters, exotic marine life and mysterious shipwreck backdrops make for a stunning photo opportunity - sure to make the main grid of your Insta feed. 

Have an intimate dinner on the beach 
Enjoy a five-star meal with your partner as you watch the sunset over the breathtakingly beautiful coast. You’ll experience the ultimate in luxe living as you are waited on, on the blissful white sands as you listen to the soft waves of the ocean. 

The most ultra-luxury holidays in Barbados FAQs

Where should I stay in Barbados?
The most luxurious and sought-after hotel in Barbados is Sandy Lane, thanks to its plethora of luxury activities and jaw-dropping views. 

What are the most luxurious villas in Barbados?
Live in the lap of luxury at the Sandy Lane Penthouse or The Camelot at the Great House in Cobblers Cove.

What’s the most exclusive resort in Barbados 
Sandy Lane is the most exclusive resort in Barbados, thanks to its exclusive activities, such as the stunning golf course and exquisite dining options. Looking for honeymoon ideas? Read our round-up of the best luxury honeymoon resorts in Barbados. 

When looking for the ultimate luxury hotels in Barbados, Winged Boots has you covered. Whether it’s a sumptuous suite oozing with luxury amenities, butler-serviced Penthouses or Ocean View Rooms overlooking the Caribbean coast, we’ve got the ultra-luxury stay for you. 

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