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The Sandpiper - Luxury Barbados Holidays

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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.
    Our Caribbean travel specialist, Katie Hill, recommends the Sandpiper to those looking for an intimate resort with a very high standard of accommodation, colonial decoration, and excellent access to a pristine beachfront.

    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.


    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 £1,750 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,850 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

    • December free nights 2016
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 for stays between 10 - 18 December 2016. Valid for stays in certain room types only.
    • Honeymoon benefits 2016(2)
      Honeymooners staying at least 7 nights receive complimentary flowers and fruit in their room on arrival.
    • Free nights 2017(1)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 or 14 nights for the price of 12 between 1 - 30 June 2017, or stay 7 nights for the price of 5 between 10 - 18 December 2017. Not applicable to stays in Beach House Suites, Two Bedroom Suites or Tree Top Suites.
    • Family benefits 2017(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 - 11 August 2017.
    • Honeymoon benefits 2017(1)
      Honeymooners staying at least 7 nights receive complimentary flowers and fruit in their room on arrival.
    • Summer free nights 2016(13)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 between 5 May - 15 July, 30 July - 9 August and 13 - 29 October 2016. Not combinable with other offers, blackout dates apply.
    • VIP service 2016-2017(1)
      Guests staying at least 5 nights in a Tree Top Suite receive complimentary Fast Track Service on arrival at Barbados airport.
    • Free nights 2017(27)
      Stay at least 7 nights and receive one free night or stay at least 14 nights and receive 2 free nights between 7 May - 28 October 2017.

    Hotel code


    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.


    St James, Barbados

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Closed 10 August to 12 October 2016.

    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 under 12 are not accepted from 15 January to 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 a communicating room.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 14 nights from 20 December to 4 January. Minimum stay of 7 nights from 1-28 February, 9-16 April, 19 - 26 November 2017 and 20 - 27 November 2016.

    Other information

    Black tie/ no tie 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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