The Sandpiper

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

An intimate vibe and (practically) private beach keep guests coming back to this family-oriented hideaway, with accommodations spread throughout 7 acres of gardens. One- and two-bedroom suites have a separate living room and full kitchen, and all rooms have a toaster to ensure warm, freshly made toast with your room-service breakfast. Three beachfront Tree Top suites are luxuriously spacious, with wraparound terraces with a wet bar and plunge pool, and bathrooms as big as some Manhattan apartments. Only the Tree Top suites have TV; otherwise, guests may rent one by the week. Water sports, including waterskiing, are complimentary. Scuba diving, children's programs, massage, and other personal services are available nearby at the sister hotel Coral Reef Club.


  • private and sophisticated
  • dining, spa, and tennis privileges at nearby Coral Reef Club
  • Tree Top suites are fabulous—but pricey
  • concoct your own signature cocktail for the Harold's Bar menu


  • beach is small, typical of west-coast beaches
  • hotel is small and popular (75% repeat guests), so book far in advance


Phones: 246-422–2251


22 rooms, 25 suites, 3 Tree Top suites
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.Some meals