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Behind the Best Barbados Hotels and Villas

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by in Destinations

The island of Barbados, located right in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, has long been associated with Britain. The official language is English, the area has clear British colonial influences and it’s possible to find a full English breakfast just about anywhere on the island, making it a top spot for travellers from the United Kingdom. Of course, visitors will also be impressed by the incredible weather, the amazing beach scenery and the countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. What can really make a holiday in Barbados extraordinary is staying in one of the top accommodation spots. Here are some exciting facts about a few of the top resorts and villas on the island of Barbados.

Sandy Lane Hotel

The Sandy Lane Hotel is one of the most luxurious and up-scale hotels in Barbados, but few people realize that this hotel was once actually a sugar plantation. Staying there can allow visitors to get an inside look at the incredible history of the island in a unique way.

Sandy Lane Hotel has also won several awards thanks to its incredible amenities and staff. Travel + Leisure designated Sandy Lane Hotel as the best hotel spa in the Caribbean, Trip Advisor chose the hotel as the top luxury hotel in the Caribbean and Condé Nast said that Sandy Lane Hotel had the best rooms in the Americas.Sandy Lane Hotel, Elegant Resorts

Elegant Resorts is proud to have received the award for ‘Leading Worldwide Sales 2012′ a significant achievement given the popularity and reputation of Sandy Lane.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is the ultimate romantic getaway, but it does actually open its doors to families and children during certain times of the year. Typically, these dates include certain weeks in the summer and the Christmas holidays.

One thing that sets the Fairmont Royal Pavilion apart from many other hotels in Barbados is the fact that so many of its offerings are complimentary. Even with a standard room, guests will enjoy free wireless Internet, movie screenings, afternoon tea and the use of kayaks and water equipment.

Cobblers Cove

The Colleton Suite at the Cobblers Cove Hotel is actually located in the west turret of the original plantation house. Occupying more than 1,700 square feet of space, the suite is the epitome of luxury. It boasts a jacuzzi, a plunge pool and classic English decor with a hunt of Caribbean cool.

The Haynes family, who initially built Cobblers Cove, were one of the most influential and wealthy members of Barbados society in the 17th century. Settling on the island in 1647, the Haynes family quickly became one of the leading sugar producers in Barbados.Cobblers Cove, Elegant Resorts

The Old Sugar House

Believe it or not, The Old Sugar House was built on the site of an old sugar shack. Although it is the epitome of luxury today, it was once nothing more than a shack with a tin roof.

Guests will appreciate that accommodation at The Old Sugar House comes complete with caring and attentive staff. You can enjoy everything from chauffeured drives to nearby Mullins Beach to delicious meals prepared right in front of you.

The Dream Villa

The Dream Villa is one of the most lavish private villas available for rent on the island of Barbados. What add to its uniqueness is the fact that it is decorated with souvenirs and home furnishings from around the world. You can expect to find decor in the beach bar from Hawaii and Italian kitchen appliances, just to name a few of the best finds.

It’s not unusual to find a private pool in a Caribbean villa, but The Dream Villa boasts a 45 foot long infinity pool, making it one of the largest private pools on the island of Barbados.

Each of these incredible destinations offers plenty of luxury to travellers from the United Kingdom.

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