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The Sandpiper - Luxury holidays to Barbados

  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the Sandpiper in Barbados for a family holiday for its relaxed ambience in tropical surroundings and beautiful beach. The one-bedroom (sleeping up to four) and two-bedroom suites (sleeping up to six) are especially suitable for families and down at the beach is a wonderful selection of water sports, including snorkelling, windsurfing and waterskiing. The Sandpiper runs a children's programme (two to twelve years) during the summer  where they can enjoy all sorts of activities. While the children are being entertained, parents can relax in the spa or on the golf course. The hotel is about six minutes’ walk from Holetown where there are many restaurants and shops. Families will enjoy exploring Barbados and a visit to the Marine Park and Wildlife Reserve.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights that are direct with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic from London to Barbados. Once in Barbados, you are transferred from the airport to the hotel by private transfer (taking about 45 minutes).

    Complimentary

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

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barbados, private car transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £6190
    High Season £10200
    Based on sharing a one bedroom suite
    Many other room types are available on request from us. 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

    • Kids stay free 2018(1)
      Children under the age of 12 years old stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a One Bedroom Suite with their parents between 1 July - 10 August 2018.
    • Family benefits 2018(1)
      All children between the ages of 2 and 12 years receive three half-hour sailing lessons per week, three half-hour swimming lessons per week and two hours childcare each weekday (for children aged 2 - 8 years old). Valid for stays between 1 July - 10 August 2018.
    • Free nights 2018(2)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 or 14 nights for the price of 12 between 9 May - 31 October 2018, or stay 7 nights for the price of 5 between 10 - 18 December 2018. Not applicable to stays in Beach House Suites, Two Bedroom Suites or Tree Top Suites.
    • Honeymoon benefits 2018(1)
      Honeymooners staying at least 7 nights receive complimentary flowers and fruit in their room on arrival.
    • VIP service 2018(1)
      Guests staying at least 5 nights in a Tree Top Suite receive complimentary Fast Track Service on arrival at Barbados airport.
    • 7 nights for the price of 5(3)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 nights from 1 to 29 June 2018 on a bed and breakfast basis. The offer can be cumulative.
    • Complimentary dinners
      Receive 4 complimentary dinners per person (drinks excluded) for stays from 2 to 10 August 2018 and from 10 to 28 October 2018.

    Hotel code

    CE09

    Our opinion

    The Sandpiper combines a relaxed and cheerful feel with a wonderful environment and excellent water sports to create a high-quality hotel.

    Hotel description

    A distinctly West Indian charm combines with a relaxed feel and plentiful activities at The Sandpiper, built in coral-tinged stone with white louvred shutters. The hotel enjoys a pretty location in luxuriant gardens of coconut palm, hibiscus and bougainvillea on the edge of a typical Barbadian stretch of sandy beach caressed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
    Reached by pathways through the lush gardens, the interiors of the 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 one- and two-bedroom suites are especially suitable for families, with the one-bedroom suites sleeping two adults and two children and the two-bedroom suites up to six people. Families will also love the three-bedroomed Beach House right on the beach. The raised central pool area is set amongst the garden and oozes a charming ambience. The grounds then run down to the beautiful beach, from which guests can enjoy a most comprehensive range of complimentary water sports, including snorkelling, windsurfing and water-skiing. From 1 July to 11 August the hotel operates a family programme for children aged between two and twelve years old, where they can enjoy swimming and sailing lessons amongst other activities. The style of the cuisine at The Sandpiper is eclectic with international influences and an emphasis on Caribbean ingredients. Although children under five are not allowed in the restaurant after 7pm, a children’s room service dinner is available from 5.30pm-7pm, selected from a special children’s menu. The Sandpiper combines a relaxed and cheerful feel with a wonderful environment and excellent water sports to create a high-quality hotel. (Please note that children under 12 are not accepted from 15 January to 15 March.)

    Location

    St James, Barbados

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Closed 11 August to 10 October 2018.

    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.

    Tree Top Suite 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.

    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 1 to 28 February 2017 and 20 January-28 February 2018. 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

    Minimum stay of 7 nights from 9-16 April 2017, 19 - 26 November 2017, 1-28 February 2018 and 18-25 November 2018. Minimum stay of 12 nights from 20 December 2017-5 January 2018 unless departing before 27 December 2017.

    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.

    Children's club and Creche: The hotel organises a family programme from 1 July to 9 August 2016 for children aged 11 and under. The activities are free of charge and include sailing and swimming. 2 hours of supervised care for children aged from 2 to 8 years is also available during weekdays. The crèche is attached to the children’s playground at Coral Reef Club and is open from Monday to Friday. Children aged from 2 to 8 years old are supervised by members of staff and this service must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance.
    Babysitting: The hotel is able to provide reliable babysitters, during daytime and evening, at a charge.
    Baby listening: The hotel can provide parents with baby monitors free of charge.
    Children's entertainment: Children’s books are available on request. The Sandpiper's sister hotel, Coral Reef Club is a two minute drive away and has an unsupervised playground open to children up to 10 years. Older children may enjoy complimentary non-motorised sports. Children aged 13 and above may have spa treatments and must be accompanied by an adult when using the Thermal Spa Garden.
    Medical services: There is a doctor next door to the hotel and the nearest hospital is 8 miles away. There is a 24-hour emergency medical centre situated 5 minutes from the hotel.
    Family dining:
    The hotel requests that children under five are not brought into the restaurant during dinner service. From 5.30pm to 7pm a children’s room service dinner is available and meals are chosen from the children’s menu and must be arranged with the Maitre D’ by midday. The chef is able to provide blended fresh food for younger babies. The cuisine has international influences and an emphasis on Caribbean ingredients.
    Family rooms: Children under 16 years cannot occupy a room alone (not applicable to connecting rooms). Maximum occupancy is 2 adults in the Garden rooms, 2 adults and 2 children in the one-bedroom suites, 2 adults and 2 children in the Beach House Suite and 5 people in the Two-bedroom suites. Extra beds and cots are available on request.
    Children's amenities: The hotel is able to provide high-chairs, playpens, pushchairs, hot plates, bottle sterilisers and kettles on request, at no additional charge. Please ask for details.

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