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Coral Reef Club

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2014 Hotel
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Pros

  • Delightful appearance and atmosphere
  • Beautiful suites with huge verandas
  • Delicious dining

Cons

  • Few room TVs
  • Narrow beach sometimes disappears, depending on weather
  • No kids mid-January through February

Updated 03/06/2015

Fodor's Review

This upscale resort, with pristine coral-stone cottages scattered over 12 acres of flower-filled gardens, offers elegance in a welcoming, informal atmosphere. The public areas meander past the cottages, through the gardens, and along the waterfront. Spend days at the beach or around the pool, taking time out for afternoon tea. Garden rooms suit one or two guests and have a small patio or balcony; junior suites have sitting areas and larger patios or balconies. Luxury cottage suites each have a plunge pool, bedroom, and separate living room with a sofa bed—great for families. After 7:30 pm, however, kids are not welcome in the dining room. Five Plantation suites have spacious living rooms, private sundecks and plunge pools, and stereos—and are the only accommodations that come with TVs (though you can request one at no charge). Mingle at the bar before dining in the alfresco terrace restaurant.

Hotel Information

Address:

Hwy. 1, Porters, St. James, BB24017, Barbados

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Phone:

246-422–2372

Hotel Details:

  • Closed mid-May–mid-July and Sept.
  • 29 rooms, 57 suites, 2 villas
  • Rate includes Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 03/06/2015

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Feb 1, 2007

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We last stayed at the Coral Reef Club twenty years ago, when it was half the size. The hotel has aged better than me. The increase in number of rooms has been well managed, new rooms are well appointed, the O'Hara family are still doing a great job with its beautiful gardens (you should sign up for the tour with head gardener Anthony on a Wednesday); its facilities, (such as tennis, scuba diving, sailing. Diving on wrecks and meeting turtles underwater

was very enjoyable.); you can lounge in the sun or be as active as you like. It's an oasis of calm, but if you want to walk to Holetown and shop or eat, it's not far away. We found the other guests friendly. You could complain about a few minor things like the organisation of seating at dinner in the restaurant, but overall we enjoyed a relaxing and successful holiday at the Coral Reef and would go back again.

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