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“Brilliant Southern Palms”
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Southern Palms
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant Southern Palms”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from the Southern Palms having had the best 8 nights break we had hoped for. Flew down to Barbados with BA and arrived Saturday afternoon at hotel. Booked a seaview room which was perfect, hearing/seeing the surf from the balcony is great and sets you up every morning for a walk along the beach before breakfast. Lay at pool in morning and moved onto beach in afternoon [all of 10 steps for that move]. Staff in the hotel are really friendly and would like to say thanx to June/Tyrone/Anderson & Jefferson who all worked at the lovely bar which we frequented at some point every day/night. At night we walk up The Gap and visit the various bars and restaurants, all very friendly. Weather was great the whole holiday, brilliant holiday made even better due to the Southern Palms Beach Resort. We cannot wait to return [soon we hope]

Room Tip: Seaview room on 2nd floor was good.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nick & I have been coming to Barbados for over 10 years and Southern Palms for 7 of them! We have stayed for a month (when it's been a special birthday) and weeks when we have just managed to escape the UK winter. We feel we're 'home' from the moment we arrive. The staff always brilliantly friendly. The rooms are comfy and always very clean. The views from any part of the hotel are beautiful but the view of the sunset is so worth waiting for. We especially enjoy the traditional Bajan Sunday lunch and always recommend friends to come and enjoy the steel band and fabulous buffet. We also often enjoy a relaxing breakfast (no steel band, but still great buffet!) knowing that we have the whole day ahead to plan which tree on the beach to spend the day under . NB There are some lovely shady palms on the beach and also in the garden as the sun is hot - especially at mid-day. Casual meals at the bar (day time or evening) are also special as there is still a magnificent sea view and the sound of the sea is then the best music. We find coming home very hard, but knowing that there is always a welcome for us next year makes it (sort of ...) ok !

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

You only have to stay a short while before you get drawn in & addicted (in a good way) to the Southern Palms.  The friendliness & attentiveness of staff,  scrumptious food, great location, gorgeous beach with sea turtles (best in Barbados), the beautiful pink arches, terrific entertainment & activities, cleanliness & all the lovely friends you will make during your stay account for the reason the same lot return to this place year after year & quite often at the same time of year.  It's the perfect resort for families, couples or singles.  Oh, & it is a gorgeous spot for a wedding & reception.  For us it is like a huge family reunion every Christmas and New Years.  Barbados, and specifically The Southern Palms Beach Club & Resort Hotel will always be our favorite vacation destination. Definitely the beautiful Pink Pearl of Barbados it is known to be, but I think of it as more of a pink diamond.  I promise, you will love it.  If you don't, there is something wrong with YOU!  

  • Stayed December 2011
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We have been returning to this hotel since our honeymoon in 1982, the staff are the most friendly people you can meet, the service is relaxed and nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent and the location is superb. Relaxing under a gently swaying Cocnut palm being cooled by the gentle trade winds. The location compliments the hotel amenities.
The sound of the caribbean sea is hypnotic, add a hotel management that care and you are enjoying a true caribbean holiday.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Epping, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This hotel is situated in the most beautiful place with the benefit of a fabulous beach, complete with turtles surfing the waves with you. The ambience was relaxed, the staff helpful, friendly and professional. The accommodation perfect for our needs. This was our introduction to the Caribbean and we followed this with a week in St Lucia. Southern Palms spoilt us completely. It is the only place I have any desire to return to and hope that won't be long in coming.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newquay,Cornwall.
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have stayed at Southern palms for several years running now,usually for 11 to 18 days at a time.We love the place so much.The rooms are good quality and the staff are always pleasant,eager to please and polite.
The location is excellent,right on one of the best beaches in Barbados.A few minutes walk from the hotel and you are in the St Lawrence gap,Loads of good quality restaurants and some good pubs if you like bar food.
We are already booked to return for 16 days in January 2013.We can't wait....
I cannot find anything negative to write about Southern Palms.

Derek & Jackie Syder

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have been staying at the Southern Palms on and off for over 20 years and, given that we have stayed at several other hotels on the island, consider it the best hotel in Barbados. We started staying at the hotel with our children and now take our grandchildren. It has the best beach, a great location, the friendliest staff and excellent food. One notable point is that most of the staff have been at the hotel for many, many years and a happy staff make for a happy hotel.
The hotel is great for children and adults alike with two pools, mini golf, water sports equipment and is located right at the beach. There is daytime and evening entertainment at the hotel bar on many days and the hotel is situated on St. Lawrence Gap with its numerous restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
We are already planning our next visit.
Alan & Sandra Johnson

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Southern Palms Hotel St Lawrence Gap
Southern Palms Christ Church
Southern Palms Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap

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