All-Inclusive Resort in Barbados

by Joanne Thomas
Windsurfing is included in all-inclusive rates at several Barbados resorts.

Windsurfing is included in all-inclusive rates at several Barbados resorts.

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With a long-established and well-developed tourism industry, the island of Barbados offers a wide range of lodging options to suit all budgets and demands. A handful of beachfront resorts in Barbados are all-inclusive, offering packages that combine all accommodations, meals and beverages with an array of water sports, on-site activities and attentive services.

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Barbados Beach Club

Barbados Beach Club, on the south coast of Barbados, is about 15 minutes from the airport. Its guest rooms feature bright, tropical decor and offer views of the ocean, gardens or resort pool from either a private balcony or patio. Five categories of rooms are available, ranging from superior rooms that sleep up to four people to the premier penthouse suite with a full kitchen and living room. In addition to accommodations, the all-inclusive package covers all meals, beverages, activities and entertainment. Guests can play tennis and beach volleyball; hit golf balls at the on-site driving range or practice putting at the nine-hole mini-golf course; and try water sports including scuba lessons in the pool, kayaking and windsurfing.

Turtle Beach Resort

Turtle Beach Resort is an all-inclusive, all-suite property set on a 1,500-foot white-sand beach on the south coast of Barbados. Its lush tropical gardens surround two freshwater swimming pools, three restaurants and three bars, a fitness center and tennis courts. Resort guests are pampered by beach concierges serving fresh fruit and ice cream. The all-inclusive deal covers stand-up paddle boarding clinics, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing, as well as unlimited meals, snacks and beverages. The resort offers 161 brightly decorated junior and one-bedroom suites, each with a private balcony or patio. High-end in-room amenities include flat-screen televisions and iPod docks.

Colony Club Hotel

AAA awarded the all-inclusive Colony Club Hotel with Four Diamonds, a testament to its luxurious hospitality. The 96-room hotel is located on the west coast of Barbados within seven acres of landscaped gardens and palm trees. Facilities include four lagoon-style fresh-water swimming pools, two restaurants and bars, a guest library and several on-site shops. Guests have a choice of six room categories, all of which offer a private balcony or patio, marble bathroom, mini-refrigerator and flat-screen cable television. The most spacious accommodation option is a one-bedroom suite with an ocean view, mahogany four-poster bed and day beds on the oversize balcony. Dining options include the Laguna Restaurant, which offers seasonal theme dinners and open-air seating with ocean views; the Planters Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge; and the Sunset Bar and Deck, which offers casual meals by the pool and has a swim-up bar.

Almond Beach Village

Among its extensive guest facilities, Almond Beach Village boasts tennis, squash and volleyball courts, ten swimming pools, two hot tubs, a nine-hole pitch-and-putt golf course and hammocks strung between palm trees. In addition to accommodations, meals and name-brand beverages, the all-inclusive package offers more unusual provisions such as Barbadian cooking classes, lessons with a golf pro and complimentary shuttle service to Bridgetown. Supervised kids' clubs and a nursery are provided for families. The resort offers 395 guest rooms in 11 different configurations, each with a patio, balcony or French balcony and views of tropical gardens, the pool or the ocean.

About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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