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Southern Palms
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Southern Palms is a beautiful hotel in a perfect setting.

Our room was basic, but was kept very clean and had a breath taking view of the Caribbean sea.

The staff were outstanding and we were greeted each day with a warm welcome and a friendly chat.

The Hotel its self is situated right on the beach and right in the centre of St Lawrence Gap which is one of the most vibrant parts of the island. The hotel could not offer a better location and in addition to this the hotel offers a rental shop for body boards snorkel, and other activities such as wind surfing are available.

While we were on holiday we saw hatchings of baby turtles on the beach and swam with the adult turtles which can be seen bobbing around in the shore just in front of the hotel.

For a relaxed, chilled out holiday with a festival flavour and a friendly atmosphere Barbados and Southern Palms is ideal, and we are already planning a return trip next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stayed at the Southern Palms a few years ago with a friend, we returned this September (2012) and again had the most amazing stay. The hotel is really cheap for the region and yet is RIGHT on the beach, with amazing staff who make your staff sublime. A tell tale sign of a great place is the fact that many of the staff have worked there for years including Sandy who is the watersports expert. These are included for free- definitely make the most of these we did windsurfing and it's great Sandy teaches you exactly how and then coaches you whilst out in the water.

The other major highlight of our trip this time was eeeing the baby turtles hacth, we didnt see a sign of them last time but saw several nests hatching this time around- an amazing site to see.

One thing to note, I wouldnt go all inclusive as there are lots of great restautants to go out and eat at, on a Friday you definitely have to visit Oistins, a fish market just down the coast were you can get freshly cooked proper Bajan food, listen to music dance and buy good local souvenirs.

Barbdos is the most amazing place and is so highly recommended the people are so friendly and you never feel anyone is trying to make money out of you, they genuinely want you to have an amazing time on their island.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Having stayed at this hotel previously we knew what to expect and were not disappointed. We were appointed an ocean view room and the view is to die for. The location on Dover beach is awesome and it's only a short walk to the bars and restaurants in the gap. The food at the hotel is very good and reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning for a fourth stop at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you are looking for a trip to paradise then this is the place to go, views are awesome, the hotel is located right on he beach and all amenities are close by. The staff are extremely friendly and can't do enough for you, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the air conditioning is very good considering the outside temperatures, even at night! The pool and bar areas are always immaculate and staff are courteous at all times.
I have been to this hotel twice and will definitely be returning again in the not too distant future, it really is the best hotel i have ever stayed at in the best location with the best staff.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The gap is very boring in September month. There are hardly any activities or people. Please walk with yOur morning coffee or tea as none is provided in the room. Also, there was an overall lack of amenities, no shower caps!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Location is lovely and beach looks great! Rooms are dated but have the basics! Staff go out of their way to make you welcome and general service is excellent!

We stayed there for 1 night as our virgin flight was cancelled and they were very accommodating for our 2 year old who had waited around an airport all day.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Had a fantastic stay at Southern Palms last week. All the staff are very pleasant and helpful. I will be visiting it again. The beach is lovely soft sand with palm trees. The hotel is next to the beach. The room I had was next to the pool, close to reception and the bar and restaurant. Lovely holiday place to stay.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Southern Palms

Address: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range: $181 - $586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Southern Palms Hotel St Lawrence Gap
Southern Palms Christ Church
Southern Palms Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap

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