We stayed in Barbados a couple of years ago in a fairly good hotel (Treasure Beach) but decided we wanted something more sophisticated. Having compared many reviews on Tripadvisor we settled on the Sandpiper. It is not a large hotel but has rooms and suites set within beutifully maintained gardens that run down to the beach. We stayed in a one bedroom suite that also had a lounge, small kitchen and a balcony overlooking the sea. As with most guests, we chose to breakfast on our own balcony each morning (full menu available, just leave a card outside the room the night before and give a time slot). A fabulous start to the day. The hotel is situated midway along the west coast which is perfect if, like us, you like to eat out a lot. Although we had a vehicle, the fact that the hotel is situated on the edge of Holetown means that it is possible to get to a number of quality restaurants without hiring a car. It is also within easy walking distance of the local, very good, supermarket.
The beach is in a sheltered position and has it's own pontoon. The hotel has an excellent water sports facility and also has a gym. We did not try the restaurant (although we did have room service occasionally). Our favourite restaurant? There are many excellent ones but we do have a soft spot for Lone Star.
Any drawbacks? Some of the other hotels nearby are a bit debateable although you are really only aware of them if you walk along the beach. All in all, a very well run hotel, not flashy, just quietly sophisticated with attention to detail. We would certainly not only recommend the hotel, but would also stay again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Sandpiper Hotel Saint James
- Sandpiper Saint James
- Sandpiper Hotel Saint James
- Sandpiper Barbados
- The Sandpiper Barbados/Saint James Parish