Are you arriving in Barbados a few days before your Caribbean cruise departing from Bridgetown begins? We have an extensive selection of pre-cruise hotels in Barbados where you can relax and get ready for your ocean voyage. Our lists provide a wide selection of hotels that will suit every budget. Are you looking for basic accommodation in Barbados that offers a safe place to lay your head at night? Or maybe you are hoping for somewhere that’s a little more fancy with a slightly higher price? Is the luxury resort in Barbados with all of the amenities that you can think of, more your style? Take a look at our lists of pre-cruise hotels in Barbados and select the one that is right for you!
Budget-Friendly Pre-Cruise Hotels in Barbados
Our list of budget-friendly pre-cruise hotels in Barbados, includes hotels that are located on the south coast of the island. These hotels are in close proximity to nightlife, gorgeous beaches and public transportation. The list includes Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, Golden Sands Hotel, Coconut Court Beach Hotel, Butterfly Beach Hotel and Island Inn Hotel.
Divi Southwinds Beach Resort
Located on the south coast of Barbados, in St. Lawrence Gap, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort is a fun family resort. The resort offers several complimentary amenities which include three swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant, a poolside lounge, sun shelters, a fitness center, unlimited beach towels, beach chairs, a children’s playground, tennis courts and wi-fi access.
Golden Sands Hotel
Golden Sands Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel that is located about ten minutes from the airport, on the south coast of Barbados. This hotel is adjacent to the gorgeous Maxwell beach which features a calming cove on a white, sandy beach. Explore the nearby town of Oistins, spend a few hours in the spa or spend your limited time in Barbados by the pool, soaking in the sun’s rays.
Coconut Court Beach Hotel
Coconut Court Beach Hotel is a family owned resort that is located on the south coast of Barbados in the Garrison Historic Area. It is within walking distance to a number of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Located right on the beach, the hotel’s popular activities include snorkelling, swimming and relaxing on the beach. The hotel provides free airport transfers for all guests between the hours of 5AM and 11PM, free continental buffet breakfast and weekly entertainment.
Butterfly Beach Hotel
Nestled against white sands and the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, in the south of Barbados lies Butterfly Beach Hotel. Located in close proximity to the Grantley Adams International Airport, Butterfly Beach is in a high traffic area and on a popular public transportation route. The hotel has ninety-three rooms each with air-conditioning units, cable television, telephones, internet access, and personal safes.
Island Inn Hotel
The Island Inn Hotel is a twenty-four room all-inclusive property located in the heart of the Garrison Historic Area. Designated as a national treasure because of its history as a rum storage facility, it is a few yards from the stunning Pebbles and Carlisle Bay beaches, which offer every beach activity under the sun. The all inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, all beverages, (except champagne, bottled water and specialty wine) and complimentary scuba diving lessons.
Mid-Range Pre-Cruise Hotels in Barbados
Our list of mid-range pre-cruise hotels in Barbados, includes hotels that are located on the west and south coasts of Barbados. These hotels are more upscale with upgraded infrastructure, extensive amenities and excellent reputations for quality and service. The list includes Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Courtyard Bridgetown, Radison, Almond Beach Resort and Turtle Beach Resort.
Accra Beach Hotel and Spa
Located in the bustling, lively area of Rockley in the parish of Christ Church, Accra Beach Hotel and Spa is a gem of a resort in one of best areas on the island. Described as a family lifestyle resort, Accra boasts over two hundred rooms that feature complimentary wi-fi, coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators, room service, electronic safes, kettles, irons with ironing boards and flat-screen TVs. Each room has its own private balcony with a view of either the Caribbean sea, the gardens and the swimming pool or the treasured Barbadian landscape.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Perfectly located on the exquisite and highly sought after west coast of Barbados, Tamarind by Elegant Resorts is a sophisticated resort that features stellar amenities. The hotel is a true family resort, because it caters to guests of all ages, who are each treated to their own nook. Tamarind consists of over hundred rooms with tastefully decorated with modern accents, spacious floor plans, balconies and unforgettable views of the Barbados landscape and coastline.
The Courtyard Bridgetown is synonymous with the quality expected of the Marriott brand. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Garrison Historic Area, the Courtyard Marriott is a modern, convenient, resort with over one hundred rooms. The hotel is located steps away from a lesser known public beach that leads to the very popular Richard Haynes Boardwalk. Amenities at the hotel include a daily housekeeping service, on-site laundry, mobility accessible rooms, safe deposit boxes and a virtual concierge.
Almond Beach Resort
Almond Beach Resort is a recently renovated an all-inclusive resort located in the north of the island, on the outskirts of the quaint town of Speightstown. The all-inclusive package consists of all-inclusive dining, hotel entertainment and activities, beach and water activities, beach excursions and tours and on-land fitness and sports. One of the highlights of the resort is the adjacent beaches which are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Located on the world renowned Carlisle Bay, the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados is a excellent choice for accommodation. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Bridgetown, in an area that is known for good food, fun beach activities and swimming and snorkelling. The resort’s one hundred and twenty-four rooms feature upscale furnishings, 42 inch televisions, wi-fi, office spaces, cable, room service, coffee makers, digital safes and hair dryers.
Luxurious Pre-Cruise Hotels in Barbados
Our list of luxurious pre-cruise hotels in Barbados, includes hotels that are located on the west, south and east coasts of Barbados. These hotels are elegant and appealing and live up to their reputation as some of the best in Barbados. The list includes Hilton Barbados Resort, Crane Resort, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Fairmont Royal Pavilion and Sandals Barbados.
Hilton Barbados Resort
The Hilton Barbados Resort is a sprawling property that sits on the historic Needhams Point on the outskirts of Bridgetown. This internationally recognised brand aims to make each guest’s stay comfortable, memorable and relaxing. The resort has a combination of guest rooms, suites, executive rooms and accessible rooms, each with a view of the ocean and a private balcony. Because of its enviable location, the Hilton is close to adventurous water sports, sightseeing and electric nightlife.
The Crane Resort
The historically rich Crane Resort, sits on top of a cliff in the east of Barbados, with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. First opened in 1887, the Crane has an essence and charm that makes the resort one of the best in Barbados. The Crane Resort features private pools, gardens, rooftop terraces, award winning restaurants, resort-wide wi-fi and complimentary long-distance calls to most international destinations.
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
Located on the stunning west coast of Barbados, Colony Club boasts stunning Caribbean architecture that provides insight into the resort’s rich history. There are ninety-six rooms each with a balcony view of the resort’s gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Guests are treated to complimentary water sports and water taxi transportation to the sister properties.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
The exquisite gold coast of Barbados is the perfect location for the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. This award-winning resort has the reputation of being one of the most luxurious, beautiful and exclusive properties in the world. Complimentary amenities include afternoon tea, water sports, wi-fi, swimming with the turtles, daytime or nighttime tennis, access to the fitness centre and invitation to the weekly manager’s cocktail reception.
One of the newer hotel chains on the island, Sandals Barbados is a vibrant and charming resort located in the popular St. Lawrence Gap. Sandals Barbados sits on a stunning beach with endless, white sand, crystal clear waters and the perfect location to view a stunning Barbadian sunset. Because it is an all-inclusive resort, guests can take advantage of the swim-up suites, unlimited land and water sports, round trip airport transfers and unlimited premium drinks.
Many cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages for guests that will be arriving early in Barbados for their Caribbean cruise. Because Barbados is a relatively small island of only 166 square miles, no hotel is too far from the Bridgetown port. Our lists of pre-cruise hotels in Barbados, will help you to save money and enjoy your brief stay on the island. Just remember to ask about pre-cruise packages or specials when you contact the hotel. Packages usually include a minimum of one night’s stay, hotel to port transfers and breakfast.
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