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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.

    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 £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

    • Summer free nights 2016(1)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 or 14 nights for the price of 12 between 1 - 30 June 2016. Valid for stays in certain room types only.
    • 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.
    • Summer family benefits 2016
      Children aged 2-12 years old staying at the hotel between 1 July - 9 August 2016 receive 3 half-hour sailing lessons per week and 3 half-hour swimming lessons per week. Children aged 2 - 8 years old receive two hours supervised child care each weekday.
    • Honeymoon benefits 2016(2)
      Honeymooners staying at least 7 nights receive complimentary flowers and fruit in their room on arrival.
    • Children stay free 2016
      Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a One Bedroom Suite with their parents between 1 July - 9 August 2016.
    • Expressions Holidays early booking offer
      Book a holiday of 7 nights or more for travel to this hotel before 30 September 2016 and save £150 per booking (based on a minimum of 2 paying adults). Valid when booked before 31 May 2016.
      Offers valid for new, direct bookings only when mentioned at the point of first enquiry, based on a minimum of 2 paying adults, subject to availability and not combinable with any other Expressions offers.
    • 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.
    • Child stays free 2017(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 - 11 August 2017.
    • Summer free nights 2016(13)
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 between 5 May - 15 July, 30 July - 9 August and 13 - 18 October 2016. Not combinable with other offers, blackout dates apply.

    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 10 August to 12 October 2016.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Bridgetown Barbados

    Room types

    52 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

    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 2015 to 4 January 2016. Minimum stay of 7 nights from 1-28 February, 20-28 March and 20-27 November 2016.

    Other information

    Black tie or jacket and tie are 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. The Sandpiper reopens after renovations 1 November 2015.

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