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The Sandpiper - Luxury Barbados Holidays

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  • About this holiday

    A Caribbean Expressions holiday to the Sandpiper in St James parish Barbados is highly recommended. The Sandpiper is popular with our clients as a regular holiday destination for many, both couples and families with children of all ages. A holiday here can be a relaxation, or 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.

    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. Nearby there are plenty of shops and restaurants and the hire of a car or a jeep for at least part of your holiday is recommended.


    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.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for The Sandpiper, Barbados are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    Low season: From £1,735 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,625 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

    • Free nights 2015(2)
      Stay 14 nights for the price of 12 from 1-30 June 2015. Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 from 1-30 June 2015. Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 from 10-18 December 2015. Free nights include bed and breakfast. Not applicable for Two Bedroom Suites, Tree Top Suites of The Beach House.
    • Children stay free 2015(2)
      Children under 12 years stay free of charge when sharing a One Bedroom Suite with their parents from 1 July to 7 August 2015.
    • Family offer 2015(2)
      Children aged 2-12 staying between 1 July and 7 August 2015 receive the following complimentary activities per week: three half-hour sailing lessons and three half-hour swimming lessons. Two hours per day of supervised care for children aged 2-8 is also free of charge Monday-Friday during this period.
    • Honeymoon stays 2015
      Honeymooners staying at least 7 nights receive flowers and fruit in-room upon arrival.
    • Added value 2015(2)
      Year-round stays benefit from complimentary non-motorised water sports such as snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cat sailing and paddle boarding. Complimentary tennis coaching with resident professional available 4-6pm daily (except Sundays).
    • Exchange dining 2015
      Guests staying on half board dine free of charge at other luxury hotels. Subject to availability.
    • Expressions Holidays March booking offer(3)
      Book before 31 March 2015 and receive a reduction of £150 per person off a holiday of 7 nights or more to this hotel completed before 30 April 2015 or £250 per family off a holiday of 7 nights or more to this hotel taken before 31 August 2015. Only valid when mentioned at the time of first enquiry.
    • March free nights 2015
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 between 7 – 25 March 2015. Free night includes breakfast.

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    Our opinion

    The Sandpiper, 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 bougainvillaea 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 48 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 9 August to 7 October 2014 and 8 August to 10 October 2015.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Bridgetown Barbados

    Room types

    48 rooms and suites

    Room Type A: 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.

    Room Type B: 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.

    Room Type C: 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.

    Room Type D: 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.

    Room Type E: 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 2014 to 4 January 2015. Minimum stay of 7 nights from 1-28 February, 1-8 April and 23-30 November 2015.

    Other information

    Black tie or jacket and tie are requested for New Year's Eve. For guests on half board, there is the opportunity to dine at other luxury hotels in Barbados.

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