Staying at the Coral Reef Club in Barbados is like having your senses renewed.
As you wander through the luscious gardens, the scent of casuarina and frangipani trees fill the air with a heady aroma, and as you head towards the beach, the foliage parts, the warmth of the sun beams down on your face, and the Caribbean sea whispers your name in the turquoise tides. Take a sip of the iconic rum cocktail – and enjoy all of this, the ultimate taste of Barbados.
Coral Reef Club effortlessly encapsulates the distinctive sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean whilst serving distinguished guests the finest in luxury accommodation. The O’Hara family has lovingly run this award-winning plantation-style resort for over 50 years, and in that time it has gained a reputation for being the domain of the rich and famous.
The reasons why will become abundantly clear when you step foot in this stunning luxury resort.
Nestled within twelve acres of luscious landscaped gardens, Coral Reef Club is the pride of Barbados’ West Coast. Renowned for its impeccable service, fine cuisine and stunning setting, this Barbados hotel is the epitome of West Indian elegance.
Set foot in the resort and you will be transported into the atmosphere of a bygone era, where enchantment and romance await at every turn. Colourful coral stone cottages peek out among the mahogany trees, all centred around a grand, colonial-style clubhouse. Dip your feet in the outdoor pool, relax in the verdant tropical gardens, or take a short stroll onto the pristine white sands of St James’ Beach.
This is the definition of a Caribbean paradise.
Inside each suite or cottage, you will find your personal retreat, each comfortably appointed, beautifully designed and stylish with garden, pool or ocean views. Yet, whilst this is a luxury resort in earnest, the friendly, long-serving staff create a true feeling of home, with that classic Caribbean welcome that keeps guests coming back year after year.
88 suites, rooms and cottages make up this stunning hotel, each with its own distinctive touches. From the Plantation Suites to the Luxury Cottages, the uniting theme is a traditional style, complete with wooden balustrading, fretwork and shutters.
Head to the Coral Reef restaurant to dine in style on West Indian and international cuisine, all deliciously cooked in a stunning à la carte setting with unrivalled views. With the unique menu changing daily, you can enjoy fresh seafood and dishes combining classical cuisine with Caribbean ingredients and flavours.
For an evening celebration, The Cocktail Bar provides a chic venue, offering aperitifs and digestifs created by expert mixologists. A night spent sipping on divine flavours accompanied by live piano music – it just doesn’t get any better.
Activities and Entertainment
There is plenty to do in the resort itself, whether you choose to attend an invigorating yoga, Pilates or meditation retreat, take a guided tour of the lush hotel gardens, play a game of tennis or visit the state-of-the-art gym.
With a fantastic on-site bar and restaurant, plus room service, you can enjoy delectable meals and drinks throughout the day, whether you’re relaxing in your room or sunbathing by one of the hotel’s two swimming pools.
The Coral Reef Club also provides a specialised kids’ club to keep the little ones entertained throughout your stay, plus a fully-equipped playground to keep them occupied while you relax by the pool.
The Coral Reef Club is situated in historic Holetown, a bustling area where centuries of Caribbean history are evident everywhere from the restaurants to the seafront. Here you can enjoy all the best of Barbados’ national festivals and events, whether you visit during the carnival, attend a jazz concert or sample some delectable fresh seafood at a fish festival.
In fact, Barbados is the perfect destination for guests of all passions, offering everything from water sports, horse riding and golf to cricket, game fishing, snorkelling and wildlife spotting. If you can tear yourself away from the poolside, a visit to the famous Harrison’s Caves is a must. These underground caverns are considered to be among the finest natural showcases in the world. Lovers of horticulture will fall in love with Andromeda Botanical Gardens, a veritable flower forest full of breathtaking plants, whereas animal lovers will enjoy strolling freely among Barbados Green Monkeys and other species in Barbados Zoo. All of this and so much more awaits on this dream island.
After an exciting day of exploring Barbados, you will be happy to return to the luxury of the Coral Reef Club. With services including babysitting, concierge, room service and free Wi-Fi, your every need and wish will be fulfilled here by the attentive staff.
Visit the award-winning spa, which fuses an unmistakably Caribbean atmosphere with the world’s finest treatments to rejuvenate body and soul. Here, you are at one with nature as waterfalls and exotic plants weave throughout the spa in each treatment room and patio. Unwind in the open-sided relaxation room and its outdoor hydro-pool, visit the crystal steam room and experience shower or treat yourself to a beautiful manicure and pedicure whilst enjoying spectacular views across the resort. Expert therapists will perform everything from massage and wraps to facials and the signature Caribbean Calm treatment to make you feel like a new person.
The specialised fitness suite promises to get you motivated and feeling amazing, with wellness retreats including yoga, aqua aerobics, drill training, hiking and even Caribbean Zumba. After an amazing session, relax with some re-balancing guided meditation.
You can also head to the two floodlit tennis courts to challenge your friends and family to a fun game – the perfect activity for bonding and laughter, plus a good workout! The hotel offers free pro tuition six days a week, so you can hone your racket skills while you’re here.
Alternatively, head out for an adventure with the hotel’s specialist diving school to discover a menagerie of colourful underwater life, attend a professional yoga session or try your hand at some exhilarating non-motorised watersports.
The Coral Reef Club is located on the west coast of Barbados in St James, just a 40 minutes transfer from Grantley Adams International Airport.
1/12 - Swimming Pool at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
2/12 - Luxury Plantation Suite Bedroom at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
3/12 - Luxury Plantation Suite Plunge Pool at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
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5/12 - Beach at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
6/12 - Luxury Cottage Suite Living Room at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
7/12 - View of The Sea with Sailboat at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
8/12 - Living Room of Luxury Plantation Suite at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
9/12 - Aerial Beach View at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
10/12 - Luxury Plantation Suite Bathroom at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
11/12 - Beach at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
12/12 - Luxury Junior Suite Balcony at Coral Reef Club, Barbados
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