In the east of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is an independent island nation lying in the southern Caribbean region, where it is a part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands, with the Atlantic surf on the east coast and the sparkling Caribbean waters on the west.
The Sandpiper and Coral Reef Club are located on the West Coast, in the parish of St James. Barbados, with a total total area of 430 square kilometres (166 square miles) is primarily low lying, with some higher regions in the island’s interior. Inland there are fields of sugarcane, botanical gardens, natural underground caverns, 17th century plantation houses and brightly coloured villages where cricket, the national sport, is played by the villagers. The organic composition of the island is predominantly limestone coral and the climate is tropical, with cooling tradewinds off the Atlantic Ocean, serving to keep temperatures pleasant.
Top 10 Barbados Attractions
St Nicholas Abbey
St. Nicholas Abbey was built in 1660 and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. Complimentary guided tours of the great house showcase a wealth of tradition. Explore the boiling house and rum distillery or journey through the plantation’s grounds on their beautiful steam locomotive.Find Out More
At the Heart of Barbados lies one of its greatest wonders – the magnificent Harrison’s Cave. This crystallized limestone cave is characterized by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns. It is truly a wonder to experience.Find Out More
Sundown Cocktails at Harold's Bar
For alfresco lunches and sundown cocktails, Harold’s Beach Bar is the perfect spot. Sample a range of modern tropical cocktails like “Harold’s Smile” renowned for the special charm of its namesake, Harold Shepherd. Harold’s Bar is a timeless “Bajan” treasure.Find Out More
Time for Two - The Spa at Coral Reef Club
Enjoy this truly indulgent experience in the privacy of your own tropical garden pavilion with someone special. Select a massage from our range of Relaxation or Wellbeing massages.
Body wraps and scrubs can also be enjoyed in the Pavilion garden.
Head to the Beach
The crystalline waters, sandy beach and balmy weather are perfect for a wonderful day. Guests can enjoy complimentary non-motorized watersports or subsidised speedboat activities.Find Out More
Barbados offers amazing diving. From the multitude of shipwrecks scattered up and down the West Coast to bioluminescent water, perfect for a night dive and the chance to be part of the highly respected Hawksbill Sea Turtle rescue project right next door to the hotel. We are also fortunate to have beautiful reefs lying beneath the sea.Find Out More
Take a Hike
Hike Barbados takes you through canefields, gullies and tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados. Along the way you will observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.Find Out More
Swim with the turtles
There are a wide varierty of cruises and tours that take you to swim with the turtles.
Most turtle tours are on catamarans which provide lunch, masks and snorkels. It’s a great day out. Sail down the beautiful West Coast, enjoy a delicious lunch, rum punches and other drinks, and of course seeing the magnificent turtles whilst snorkeling. Some tours include stops at the beach and snorkeling over shipwrecks.Contact us to Book
There’s no shortage of tropical flora in Barbados. At Coral Reef Club, where the gardens are a much loved aspect of the the daily life of the hotel, enjoy exclusive tours with our Head Gardener where you can expect interesting tips and ideas. Other Gardens on the island are Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Flower Forest and Hunte’s Gardens.Find Out More