Our 10 Best Barbados All Inclusive Resorts
The tropical shores of Barbados are home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, ideal for a relaxing escape, which is why going all inclusive in Barbados can be ideal for letting your hair down and not having to worry about a thing. While the south coast is popular with beachfront resorts, the island's west coast is a bit more rugged due to it facing the Atlantic Ocean, so it's important to choose the right place to stay. So from an adults only resort in St James to family friendly accommodation in St Lawrence, we're diving deep to show you our top 10 best all inclusive hotels in Barbados.
10. The Sands Barbados, Worthing ★★★★
Located on the popular southern coast in Worthing The Sands Barbados is a four-star hotel in a handy location on the beachfront and close to St Lawrence Gap. Although the hotel does cater to families with family suites sleeping up to six people, it is very adult orientated and might be suitable for families with older children. You won't find a kids' club here, and under 12s aren't allowed in the a la carte restaurant, but there are a range of watersports to try out, from snorkelling to body boards.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: Two restaurants (one buffet and one a la carte) and a beach bar
Why We Love It: Great location only 30 mins from Barbados airport, a very chilled vibe.
9. Turtle Beach Resort, St Lawrence ★★★★
The four-star Turtle Beach Resort by Elegant Hotels is located on a beautiful stretch of beach in south Barbados near the Sandal's and Sandals Royal Barbados hotels. With two pools and a children's splash pool, if you're not spending time at the beach, you'll be lounging around by the pools. There's also a kids' club for children between 3-11 years old along with a whole host of sports and activities, ranging from complimentary cooking lessons, to kayaking off the white sand beach.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: One buffet restaurant, two a la carte restaurants, a deli, and an ice cream palour
Why We Love It: Family friendly with a kids' club
8. Island Inn Hotel, Bridgetown ★★★
If you hate the thought of getting lost in a huge all inclusive resort in Barbados, then the 3-star Island Inn Hotel in the Garrison area of Bridgetown, could be the option for you. With just 24 rooms and one restaurant, this hotel has a much more intimate feel, which is highlighted by the friendly staff and great customer service. Although not on the beachfront, there is a gorgeous white sand beach (Pebbles Beach) just a short walk away. And if you did want to venture out for a meal, you have a range of bars and restaurants close by, as well as the capital city of Bridgetown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: One restaurant serving a mix of buffet style and set menu dining depending on the night, plus a bar
Why We Love It: Ideal if you prefer a smaller hotel instead of a sprawling resort
7. Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, St Peter - Adults Only ★★★★
If you're after an adults only tropical escape and prefer a smaller hotel, be sure to take a look at the four-star Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa in St Peter. It's about a 20 minute walk to Nakki Beach and Port Ferdinand Marina, so a day on the beach is a great option. The spa here is small, but there are a range of treatments available, from manicures and pedicures to couples' massages and a hydrotherapy bath.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: Two restaurants and three bars, with themed nights too
Why We Love It: A smaller, adults only resort with a small spa
6. The House by Elegant Hotels, St James - Adults Only ★★★★★
For a luxurious and adult only, all inclusive Barbados holiday, try 5-star The House by Elegant Hotels. This 34 room hotel is nestled on the beautiful Paynes Bay Beach, and has much more of a beach house vibe with an airy restaurant and lobby area, a range of suites and a beachfront location you won't want to leave. There's an outdoor pool and whirlpool by the golden sand beach, along with a bunch of water sports options including stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling, as well as relaxing treatments available in the spa rooms.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: One restaurant and bar, plus cooking classes
Why We Love It: Luxury, adults only, small resort
5. O2 Beach Club & Spa, St Lawrence ★★★★
We have a confession... We're a little bit in love with this place... The wonderful O2 Beach Club & Spa in St Lawrence is a pricey number but we couldn't let it escape our list of best all inclusive Barbados hotels. Not only does it have a great range of restaurants, plus a swim up pool bar by the main pool, there's also a rooftop pool with sun terrace, and a dedicated adults only river pool. The Acqua Spa here is also the ideal place to enjoy a treatment or two to help you truly unwind on an unforgettable holiday.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: Four restaurants, two bars including a swim-up pool bar, plus you can pay extra to enjoy sunset dining on the beach
Why We Love It: A gorgeous, luxurious resort that's perfect if you want to splash out or are celebrating
4. The Soco Hotel, Hastings - Adults Only ★★★★
With just 24 rooms, The Soco Hotel (also known as SoCo) has that boutique and contemporary beach vibe that you'll love. Don't just take our word for it, previous guests on TripAdvisor also agree and which is why it hits our top 10 list. Located in the Hastings area of Christ Church, the hotel has a small pool and a waterfront, la carte restaurant and bar for your all inclusive stay. It might be simple, but sometimes that's all we need. Oh, and each room has a private balcony with sea views overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: One restaurant and one bar. Simple.
Why We Love It: A simple, yet modern beachfront stay with sea views from all the rooms
3. Southern Palms Beach Club, St Lawrence ★★★
If you love a big beach, you'll love the Southern Palms Beach Club. Located on Dover Beach, not far from the Sandals resorts, this hotel is iconically pink, with various room types, two swimming pools, a range of water sports and activities including tennis and minigolf, plus two restaurants, one of which alternates between buffet dining and a la carte dining. The second restaurant is the picture-perfect Khus Khus Bar which sits rght next to the beach and is ideal for a sunset cocktail or two.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: One main restaurant and a beachfront bar/restaurant
Why We Love It: The huge beach!
2. Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, St James ★★★★
As part of Elegant Hotels, Tamarind sits on a gorgeous bit of little beach, with its very own beachfront restaurant, The 246 Deck, which is where you'll be enjoying lunch and dinner every day. If you want a bit of peace and quiet, and relaxation, treat yourself to one of the spa treatments available, before lounging by the calmer adults only pool. There are a range of room types here, pretty much all of which have a sofa bed, meaning small families of 3 or 4 can share. There's also a small kids club with a range of fun activities on offer like arts and crafts and beach walks. Paynes Bay Beach is also nearby.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: Two restaurants and two bars
Why We Love It: Good for families and couples, great if you want to be away from the bigger resorts of the south coast
1. Sea Breeze Beach House by Ocean Hotels, Maxwell ★★★★
With easy access to local towns, shops, bars and restaurants, the south coast of Barbados is an ideal place to stay, which is why the family friendly Sea Breeze Beach House hotel is one of the best all inclusive resorts in Barbados for us. Located in Maxwell, between St Lawrence Gap and Oistins, this four-star hotel has two family pools plus an adult only pool, as well as four restaurants and five bars, and there's also a fantastic BBQ on the beach each Sunday. There's a children's club and teen activity programme, as well as interconnecting rooms, which are available upon request. Whether you're a couple on a romantic break, or a family escaping the cold winter, this place is the ideal option.
Restaurants & Bars On Offer: Four restaurants, five bars and a beach barbeque every Sunday
Why We Love It: A great all rounder