Luxury hotel holiday The Sandpiper Barbados

The Sandpiper, Barbados, is a boutique, 5-star hotel with 52 rooms and suites on the west coast, standing alongside a lovely, sandy beach. It is renowned for its charm and sophistication. The Sandpiper is a great favourite with our clients. Families enjoy the close proximity of the rooms to the beach and there are two-bedroomed suites. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, and the hire of a car or a jeep for at least part of your holiday is recommended.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Barbados
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Sandpiper, Barbados

The Sandpiper in Barbados is a 5-star boutique hotel with Bajan charm. The white sandy beach merges seamlessly with the hotel's lush gardens, creating a private and peaceful hideaway.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the West Coast, in St James's parish

Annual opening All year except from 11 August to 10 October (2019) and 8 August to 10 October (2020)

Closest airport Bridgetown Barbados

Distance from airport About 45 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

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. 

Complimentary

The hotel organises activities for children aged 2 to 12 years from 1 July to 8 August and provides, free of charge, three half hour sailing trips with the watersports team and three half hour swimming lessons.

Complimentary watersports

Snorkelling, Paddle boarding, Sunfish sailing, Hobie cat sailing, Kayaking, Sailing.

Chargeable watersports

Waterskiing, scuba diving 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 about nearby

Numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. 

Sports nearby

Golf.

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Lovely holiday and an excellent hotel. We were particularly impressed by the food.
Mrs C, April 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden room for 7 nights

From about

£2,230 low season

£3,530 high season

Holiday Code CE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Sandpiper, Barbados

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 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.

Room descriptions

The Sandpiper has 52 rooms and suites.

Garden Room
One-bedroom Suite
Beach House Suite
Two-bedroom Suite
Three-bedroomed Beach House ideal for families
Tree Top Suites premier accommodation, featuring private pools and breathtaking views

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Lovely holiday and an excellent hotel. We were particularly impressed by the food.
Mrs C, April 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden room for 7 nights

From about

£2,230 low season

£3,530 high season

Holiday Code CE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Sandpiper, Barbados

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Sandpiper in Barbados, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Barbados with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. The Sandpiper is a 45-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

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

Children: Children under 12 are not accepted from 20 January to 29 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.

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.

Special offers

7 nights for the price of 6 December 2020 Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights from 10 to 18 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 and children under the age of 12 stay free when sharing with their parents on a bed and breakfast basis. This offer is applicable to stays between 6 May and 1 November 2020 (excluding hotel closure dates).

Complimentary transfer offer 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 2 April 2020. Applicable to bookings made by 1 March 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.

25% reduction early booking offer 2020 Receive a reduction of 25% off our hotel rates for stays from 6 May to 22 August 2020 when booked by 28 February 2020. Not combinable with free night offers for same dates.

Lovely holiday and an excellent hotel. We were particularly impressed by the food.
Mrs C, April 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden room for 7 nights

From about

£2,230 low season

£3,530 high season

Holiday Code CE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Sandpiper, Barbados

About Barbados

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Barbados is highly recommended as a destination for a first-time visit to the Caribbean, for those looking for excellent standards of accommodation, or if you want a tropical beach holiday with plenty of sightseeing activities and places to visit around the island. Perched in the sea to the east of the Windward Islands, Barbados is an immensely satisfying luxury holiday destination. The best hotels and resorts in Barbados are mainly found along the west coast, including The Sandpiper, a hotel offering a relaxing environment with a wide range of activities available; and The Coral Reef Club, an elegant and refined hotel with an old-world colonial feel amid beautiful gardens. Without the mountainous tropical rain forests of the Windward Islands, Barbados has natural attractions of its own: acres of rolling green sugar cane fields, exotic trees and shrubs such as banyan, mahogany and flamboyant poinsettia, a breath-taking coastline of soft sandy beaches lapped by the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean on the west and expanses of wild surf crashing onto the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic east coast. As you drive across Barbados you glimpse fine colonial-style plantation houses and come across villages brightly painted in classic Caribbean colours, surrounded by gardens of frangipani and hibiscus.

Highlights of Barbados

Local cuisine including Fish dishes such as flying fish, dolphin fish and kingfish. Banks beer and Mountgay rum. Barbados has numerous restaurants of a very high quality, many of them along the west coast, including the Cliff and Carambola. Mullins beach bar south of Speightstown. Bathsheba and the east coast with its miles of sandy beaches and ocean surf. Barclays Park beach and beach bar on the east coast north of Bathsheba. The brilliance of the orange-red flamboyant trees in summer and the dark red of the poinsettias in winter. Fruit stalls for pineapples, coconuts and bananas by the road side. Local cricket matches on pitches surrounded by palm tree-clad hills. Deep sided lanes between the sugar cane fields with glimpses of gracious plantation houses here and there. Wooden houses of shocking pinks, mauves, blues and yellows. ‘British’ post boxes, road signs and bus stops. Plenty of sports available to play and watch; golf, horseracing, cricket, riding, polo, walking, tennis. Early in the morning it`s as if the whole nation is out jogging. Cropover festival in August.

Cultural highlights of Barbados

For short distances or dining out, use a taxi. It’s well worth hiring a car for most or at least part of your stay to have flexibility and independence. The quality of the roads is fine, bar a few potholes in the country and confusing road signs (be prepared to get lost, keep your petrol tank topped up and just keep asking the way). Barbados is very well developed for places of interest and well-preserved houses, plantations, mills, gardens and parks. For architectural interest visit St Nicholas Abbey, Drax Hall and Francia. For exotic gardens visit Andromeda and the Flower Forest. If you want to get away slightly from the main tourist areas travel into Scotland north of Speightstown. A drive across the interior provides beautiful scenery, with valleys and gullies and ridges, acres of sugar cane fields and the grey-green leaves of palm trees rustling in the breeze.

Facts in brief

Capital Bridgetown
Airport Grantley Adams International Airport
Size 166 sq. miles
Population 285,000
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