This was our first trip to Barbados and the whole holiday was beyond our expectations. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff attentive and friendly. Whilst parts of the hotel are a little tired it is worth remembering that this is a 3.5 star resort (not 5*) and the food was lovely with plenty of choice. The beach immediately behind the hotel is a little rocky and not ideal for swimming but a very short walk to the left or right brings you to perfect beaches. There is also the free shuttle bus service to Copa Cabanna which has a gorgeous beach.
I would recommend the jeep safari as a great way to see the island - its worth it for the entertaining dialogue from the drivers. Also, the race course is only across the road and worth a visit if the races are on - it only cost us $10BD.
Overall, this was excellent value for money holiday and i can't wit to goo back.