My girlfriend and I stayed all inclusive at this hotel for 5 nights from 13th April. We had a pool access room which was fantastic. The balcony had views of the sea through the palm trees and instant access to the pool. The pool was open from 0800 - 1830 each day and was a great way to cool down in the heat. The room was clean and spacious, although the bathroom facilities could do with modernising.
Food at the hotel was great. There was a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with different options every day. The quality was good and provided excellent value for money. Rachels restaurant provided a romantic atmosphere with views over the courtyard/pool/sea. On one of the evening a very talented pianist played in the background, which was really nice. Drifters beach bar had direct access to the beach and their bbq was really nice. The management joined in with the entertainment and there was a real 'family' atmosphere.
Although the beach in front of the hotel was not ideal for swimming, carlisle bay is only a short walk away and this is perfect for swimming. No beaches in barbados are private and the nearby Hilton beach is also good. Although sunbathing on the savannah beach watching the surfers was really good. I would also recommend walkinga round the nearby garrison savannah complex and watching the changing of the sentry, an interesting insight into the colonial history of the island.
The staff were all very friendly and special thanks go to Jesse and Antony for making our engagement extra special (we got engaged on the hotels beach).
All in all, this hotel provided fantastic value for money and we hope to be able to visit again in the future!