Why we like it
- The one-bedroom cottages with plunge pool are ideally located just a few steps from the beach and the bar
- With 88 rooms, Coral Reef Club still manages to retain an intimate feel and the hands-on owners, the O’Hara family, always offer a warm welcome
- Exotic vegetation and waterfalls weave throughout the spa and its four multipurpose treatment rooms
- There are no TVs in the rooms but there is selection of books, a radio and stunning garden and sea views
- Dinner at the main restaurant is quite an occasion and most guests like to dress up for the evening
- Other facilities include a cocktail bar, hairdressing salon, boutique, fitness centre, tennis, golf and water sports
About Coral Reef
The Coral Reef Club is widely regarded as offering the finest in Barbados hospitality and style. Its clusters of immaculate, colonial-style cottages and small buildings are cooled by a profusion of palms - offering shade, seclusion and tranquillity. Fine dining and personal service are a high priority at this 'Small Luxury Hotel of the World'.
Traditionally designed, the accommodation is classic island living, with wooden balustrading, fretwork and shuttered windows concealing light, airy interiors decorated in white and cream. Exposed wood-beam ceilings rise high above marble floors, and rooms which are individually designed and furnished. Four-poster beds are dressed with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, whilst the bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and separate showers.
With its lovely outdoor spaces, fabulous beach and scented gardens, this hotel is the very epitome of barefoot chic.