Overview

The Coral Reef Club is an elegant boutique-style resort, delivering old-world Caribbean luxury alongside exceptional service. The family owned hotel boasts some of the most beautiful tropical hotel gardens in all of Barbados and offers a range of first-class facilities – including a fabulous spa, fine dining restaurant and two scenic swimming pools.

Lying on the tranquil west coast of Barbados, this intimate resort boats a peaceful ambience set back a short distance from the road. It’s not far from the shops and restaurants of Holetown (a mile and a half away); for more shopping visit the Limegrove luxury shopping centre – just half a mile away. Two championship golf courses, Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Country Club, are within a mile and a half from the hotel; and you can reach Bridgetown, the island’s historic capital city, in just over seven miles. Grantley Adams International Airport is nearly 18 miles away.

Most of the accommodation is nestled in buildings with wooden balustrading and shuttered windows. You’ll typically find tiled flooring, neutral toned walls, crisp white bedding and wicker armchairs in all rooms. This is enhanced by the tasteful colonial-style prints, floral cushions and patterned curtains. A standard feature is a private terrace or balcony with either garden, pool or Caribbean Sea views. You’ll need to request a TV or tea tray if you would like these in your room – although they are automatically included in Plantation Suites. Standard Garden rooms and cottages are the most affordable options, with plenty of space and privacy. Upgrade to a Luxury Plantation Suite for outstanding sea views, a stocked bar on arrival and a private plunge pool. When booking this suite, you will also receive lunch and afternoon tea, luxury airport transfers and a bottle of champagne on arrival.  

Accommodation details

Address:

St James Beach
Holetown
Barbados
Barbados

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00

Location:

6.8 mi / 11.0 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 88

Standard Garden Single

Sleeps 1, Bed Type: Double(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Air conditioning, Refrigerator

Standard Garden/Cottage

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Air conditioning, Refrigerator

Superior Junior Suite

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Refrigerator

Luxury Junior Suite

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Refrigerator

Luxury Cottage Suite

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Refrigerator

Luxury Plantation Suite

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Ceiling fan, Air conditioning, Refrigerator

IXORA VILLA

Sleeps 8, Bed Type:   Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Separate Shower, Refrigerator, Private bathroom, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Ceiling fan

General facilities

  • 2 Pool
  • Massage services
  • Live entertainment
  • Spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Kids Club
  • On-Site parking
  • Playground
  • Free parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • 1 Restaurant
  • Shop

Other facilities

A real highlight of the Coral Reef Club is its colourful tropical gardens. Meander through scenic pathways, down towards the beachfront to fully appreciate the property’s diverse flora and fauna. Occasionally, local hummingbirds and wild monkeys can be spotted in the treetops of Mahogany, Ylang Ylang and Frangipani trees. Weekly garden tours are even offered in the afternoon for those who have a keener interest in horticulture.

The small, sandy beach is bordered by casuarinas. Come here to relax or to enjoy a selection of complimentary, non-motorised water sports – whether you fancy kayaking, paddleboarding or snorkelling. There’s also a scuba diving school on site, offering lessons with fully qualified divers for a supplement. If you’re left craving more action, the property also features two pristine swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts (complimentary tennis coaching is provided) and a small gym, which is equipped with a range of cardio and weight training equipment.

During your stay, treat yourself to a full pampering experience at The Spa. Facilities here include an outdoor hydro-pool, shaded cabana area, steam room and lounge which is ideal for post treatment relaxation. The treatment rooms are integrated within the gardens and their open-sided design means that you can admire picture-perfect views. Yoga sessions take place twice weekly. There’s also the laid-back salon room, which offers manicures, pedicures and hairdressing services.

The hotel is suitable for families, offering babysitting service (charges apply) and baby equipment for no additional charge. This is available on request and includes cribs, highchairs, bed guards, play pens, sterilizers and so forth. Children aged five years or younger can enjoy restaurant dining until the early evening, whilst children’s room service is available for later dinners. Chefs can also tailor food requirements to suit younger babies. During high season, a special family programme is in place for children aged between 2 and 12 years, allowing younger guests to sample a variety of guided water activities.

Dining information

The restaurant, with daily changing a la carte menus, offers an extensive breakfast buffet with fresh pastries, breads and juices, as well as made-to-order cooked options. Lunch and dinner menus display tempting seafood and classic French dishes, fused with Caribbean herbs and spices. Guests are served in a delightful al fresco setting overlooking the ocean. There are several relaxing shady spots in which to enjoy cool tropical drinks or afternoon tea. Coral Reef is famous for its Rum and Planters Punch – but sip these delicious but deceptively powerful drinks slowly.

Live entertainment is offered every evening during the winter and five evenings per week during the summer. On Thursday night there’s a full barbeque, followed by a show featuring limbo dancing, folk dancing and fire eating.

Additional information

Children cannot be accommodated between 20th January and the 28th February.

The dress code is elegantly casual. At breakfast and lunch, ladies are asked to wear cover-ups and men should wear shirts/T-shirts (excluding sleeveless shirts/vests).  Gentlemen are kindly asked not to wear hats in the restaurant.  After 19:00 in the Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, ladies may wear formal shorts whilst gentlemen are required to wear long trousers (not three-quarter length).  

The Bridgetown shuttle service has ceased completely and the Holetown shuttle service will continue for Coral Reef Club’s guests every Monday to Friday.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place and guest registration will be completed in your room, by filling in a form, to be returned to reception. Reservations are required for restaurants, the fitness room and the tennis courts, which will operate at limited capacities. The TV Lounge will also operate at a limited capacity. You will be able to arrange a preferred time for housekeeping when you expect your room to be empty, and you may also set your preference for turndown service – please be aware that turndown service may be minimal, or unavailable.

Reservations are required for The Spa at Coral Reef Club, and thermal temperature screening procedures will be in place. You will be required to wear a face mask in treatment rooms (unless you are having a facial). Shared snorkel equipment will be not provided, and masks will need to be worn during transfers.  

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