For travelers looking for hotel rooms complete with all the bells and whistles, Barbados' all-inclusive resorts offer more than a day at the beach.
Activities, food, and amenities are all part of the all-for-one price. This makes them a great choice for visitors looking for the ease of participating in pre-planned activities or for travelers who don't want to worry about finding taxis, restaurants, or a clear path to the beaches on their own. Critics of all-inclusives, however, often find the atmosphere sterile and absent of local culture.
One advantage of booking an all-inclusive resort is that travelers can truly relax once they're in Barbados. Everything is included in one price, so many people feel they are free from budgetary constraints, and in many cases all-inclusives do help vacationers keep to their budgets. Having so many things wrapped in one price often helps travelers save money.
The fine print is that many resorts offer different levels of quality and amenities under the title of all-inclusive. It's best to do a little research to see what is included in the resort's fee. Some will include all meals, while others will only include two. Some offer your choice of amenities on and around the hotel grounds, while others may offer some activities for free but charge a small fee for others.
With so many of their needs instantly met, many travelers do not feel encouraged to go out and explore the island of Barbados. Meals out on the town will be cause for spending a little extra money, which may be discouraging to some. Many local merchants also feel that their business is hurt by such resorts.
Still, all-inclusive resorts can offer unparalleled relaxation without the worry of budgeting each day's spending on items like meals and drinks. This can certainly be worth the price for many travelers who feel the best vacation is one spent far from their wallets.
Some travelers like the comfort of an all-inclusive price. There are several explanations why these packages are so popular. For example, they make it easy to completely relax without having to think about money. Click the names of them for more details, including food, amenities, activities, and more.
If you and your family would rather stay at a high-end accommodation, The Waves Hotel & Spa is probably a good spot to start your search. Completely refurbished and newly reopened, The Waves Hotel & Spa is the island’s best kept secret. Sssshh, only tell your friends who really deserve a relaxing, all-inclusive getaway in a boutique resort. Call them at (246) 424-7571.
One property positioned on the waterfront that merits consideration is Crystal Cove Hotel. Spacious rooms and suites decorated with soft pastels and brightly-toned woods, combined with meticulously cared for landscaping to create the perfect lodging for your island getaway. If you want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (246) 432-2683.
For night owls seeking to find a property with a good bar scene, Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts is one location you may want to consider. Charming plantation-style houses at Discovery Bay remind guest of a time when cotton (as well as tobacco and sugar) was king in Barbados. British sensibilities mixed with a little Caribbean flare inform the style of the resort, where vacationers can kick back, relax, and enjoy their tropical surroundings. Visitors can call them at (246) 432-1301.
Several all-inclusive properties that can be found on the island are listed in the table below.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Almond Beach Village||Hotel||(246) 422-4900||
|0.5 mi. North of Central Speightstown|
|Amaryllis Beach Resort||Resort||(246) 427-2541||
|1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Barbados Beach Club||Resort||(246) 428-9900||
|1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Vauxhall|
|Crystal Cove Hotel||Resort||(246) 432-2683||
|3.9 mi. North of Central Bridgetown|
|Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts||Resort||(246) 432-1301||
|0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Holetown|
|Mango Bay||Hotel||(246) 432-1384||
|0.1 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive||Resort||(246) 428-2825||
|1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Vauxhall|
|The Waves Hotel & Spa||Resort||(246) 424-7571||
|3.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bridgetown|
|Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel||Hotel||(246) 423-4430||
|1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Diamond Valley|
|Turtle Beach Resort||Hotel||(246) 428-7131||
|1.1 mi. South of Central Vauxhall|
While all-inclusive features will usually give you just about the same service anywhere you stay, it's always wise to call ahead and check. When you talk to them, be sure to ask about exactly what is included in the all-inclusive stay.
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