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The Sandpiper - Luxury holidays to Barbados

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  • About this holiday

    A Caribbean Expressions holiday to the Sandpiper in the St James parish of Barbados is highly recommended by our personal travel specialists for its sophisticated atmosphere and well-maintained guest rooms and public areas. The hotel is popular with our clients as a regular holiday destination for many, both for couples and for families with children of all ages. 
    A holiday to The Sandpiper can focus on relaxation, or be filled with numerous activities from exploring the nearby sights of Barbados to undertaking land and water sports. Families enjoy the close proximity of the rooms to the beach. There are plenty of shops and restaurants near to the restaurant, and the hire of a car or a jeep for at least part of your holiday is recommended.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Sandpiper is in the parish of St James on the west coast of Barbados and as such only a 45 minute car journey from the airport. There are daily direct flights from London Gatwick to Barbados with both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, with a flying time of about 8 hours.

    Complimentary

    Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing, Hobie cat sailing, Kayaks, Sailing, Tennis

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights London to Barbados with British Airways in World Traveller or with Virgin Atlantic in economy, private return car transfers from the airport to the hotel and bed and breakfast. Half board is also available at an extra cost.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for The Sandpiper, Barbados are per person based on two people sharing a Garden Room
    Low season: From £2,230 for 7 nights
    High season: From £3,530 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • 7 nights for the price of 6 for December 2019
      Book now and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 on stays from 10 December 2019 until 18 December 2019. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Free Nights Offer 2020(1)
      Book a stay of 7 nights and pay the price of 6 nights on our rates on bed and breakfast. This offer is valid for stays between 6th May and 1st November 2020 (excluding hotel closure dates) in all room categories. This offer is cumulative but is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • December 2020 Free Nights Offer
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights from 10th to 18th December 2020 in all rooms, excluding the Beach House Suites, Two-bedroom Suites and Tree Top Suites. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Children stay free in One Bedroom Suites 2020
      Book a stay in a One Bedroom Suite now and children under the age of 12 will stay free when sharing with their parents on a bed and breakfast basis. This offer is applicable to stays between 6th May and 1st November 2020 (excluding hotel closure dates).
    • Family Offer for Summer 2020
      Book a stay between 1st July and 8th August 2020 now and receive 3 30-minute sailing trips and 3 30-minute swimming lessons for children aged between 2 and 12 years and also 2 hours of supervised care for children aged between 2 and 8 years old per day from Monday to Friday.
    • Complimentary Transfer Offer in Beach House and Tree Top Suites
      Book a stay of 5 nights or longer in 2020 for stays in a Beach House Suite or Tree Top Suite and receive complimentary round-trip transfers to the airport and a complimentary fast track service upon arrival at the airport. Restrictions apply.
    • 7 nights for the price of 6 nights spring 2020
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights between 20 March and 1 April 2020. Applicable to bookings made by 1 February 2020. This offer is not valid for stays in Beach house suites, Tree top suites or The Sandpiper. This offer is cumulative but is not combinable. Restrictions apply.
    • 7 nights for the price of 5 June 2020
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 nights between 1 and 29 June 2020. Applicable to bookings made by 1 February 2020. This offer is not valid for stays in Beach house suites, Tree top suites or The Sandpiper. This offer is cumulative but is not combinable. Restrictions apply.
    • Up-to-date Caribbean special offers
      We are in the process of up-grading our website and until it is launched not all up-to-date offers will appear on our website, so we ask you to contact us for information on current special offers for all holidays to the Caribbean. Our sales team will be able to include all up-to-date special offers in the holiday prices, so please speak to us for the latest information.

    Hotel code

    CE09

    Our opinion

    The Sandpiper in Barbados is comfortable and relaxing with Bajan charm.

    Hotel description

    The Sandpiper hotel enjoys a pretty location in luxuriant gardens of coconut palm, lawn, hibiscus and bouganvilla on the edge of a typical Barbadian stretch of sandy beach caressed by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean. Built in coral-tinged stone, with white louvred shutters, The Sandpiper has a distinctly West Indian charm. Reached by pathways through the lush gardens, the interiors of The Sandpiper hotel bedrooms are decorated in cool, calm and restful pastel colours. The 52 rooms are very spacious and furnished to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail providing a special charm. The two Tree Top Suites are The Sandpiper’s premier accommodation, featuring private pools and breathtaking views. The one- and two-bedroom suites and three-bedroomed Beach House are ideal for families visiting Barbados. The Sandpiper’s raised central pool area in the gardens, adjacent to the bar and restaurant, oozes charm and ambience. The style of the cuisine here at The Sandpiper hotel is eclectic, with international influences and an emphasis on Caribbean ingredients. If you stay on half board here you can dine out at other west coast luxury hotels on some evenings, an excellent scheme operated by these hotels. The Sandpiper has the relaxed, solid feel of a good quality hotel but is cheerful too. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. In our opinion The Sandpiper hotel in Barbados appeals to a wide variety of guests, whether you want a relaxing but quality environment, easy access to the beach and water sports, a good restaurant or perhaps accommodation suitable for families.

    Location

    St James, Barbados

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Closed 11 August to 10 October.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Bridgetown Barbados

    Room types

    52 rooms and suites

    Garden room with Private bathroom with bath, shower, Balcony or patio, Pool or garden view, Air conditioning, Telephone, Radio, Hairdryer, Fridge, Safety deposit box, Clock radio, CD player.

    One bedroom suite with Private bathroom with bath, shower, Separate living room and kitchen, Balcony or patio, Ocean view or garden view, Air conditioned bedroom, Telephone, Radio, Hairdryer, Fridge, Safety deposit box, Clock radio, CD player. This suite can take a maximum of two adults and two children under twelve.

    Two bedroom suite with two bathrooms with bath, shower and wc, Two bedrooms, Separate living room and kitchen, Balcony or patio, Ocean view or garden view, Air conditioned bedrooms, Telephone, Radio, Hairdryer, Fridge, Safety deposit box, Clock radio, CD player.

    Beach House Suite with one bedroom, separate living room with sofa bed and media centre, large covered patio with wet bar and sun deck. Air conditioning, Telephone, Radio, Hairdryer, Fridge, Safety deposit box. Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 or 3 adults.

    Tree Top Suite Sanderling or Whimbrel Each with their own spacious living room with a television, video, clock radio and CD player, Four poster or canopied bed, Large bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate tub, Dressing area, Air conditioning, Terrace and plunge pool, Sea view. 
    TVs available on request.

    Tree Top Suite Curlew with uninterrupted views of the sea, one bedroom, spacious living area, bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath tub. There is also a large covered terrace with wet bar and complimentary starter bar, sun deck and plunge pool. Air conditioning, Telephone, Radio, Hairdryer, Fridge, Safety deposit box. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in this wuite.

    Beach House. Three bedrooms, one with an en suite. The other two share a bathroom. There is a spacious living room and verandah and the house sits on the water's edge.  

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities include: Open-air fresh­water swimming pool, Water sports including waterskiing, Cruises and trips by glass-bottom boat and fishing can be arranged, Tennis, Fitness centre, Room service, Weddings. 

    Water sports

    Snorkeling, Paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing, Hobie cat sailing, Kayaking, Sailing. Scuba diving, Waterskiing and Catamarans at a charge. All motorised water sports are chargeable.

    Land sports

    Complimentary tennis coaching with resident pro (4pm to 6pm daily excluding Sundays).

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. 

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children under 12 are not accepted from 20 January-28 February. Children under 5 are not allowed in the restaurant or lounge after 7pm. Children under 16 cannot occupy a room alone unless it is an interconnecting room.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 7 nights applys in February and between 22nd and 29th November. A minimum stay of 10 nights is applicable to stays between the 20th December and 6th January, unless guests are departing before the 27th December.

    Other information

    Smart dress code is requested for New Year's Eve. Year round restaurant dress code is requested as elegantly casual. For guests on half board, there is the opportunity to dine at other luxury hotels in Barbados.

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