Hotel

Bougainvillea Barbados

Bougainvillea Barbados

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2137 Reviews
Guide Price £1,109 per person
Based on 02 July 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 7 nights room only in a Deluxe Studio (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A relaxing and eco-friendly beachfront escape

Bougainvillea Barbados has an idyllic location on two pristine white sand beaches on the Southern Coast of Barbados. Only five minutes away from lively St Lawrence Gap, with its array of beach shacks, bars and restaurants and a short drive to the famous Oistin's fish fry. It is a vibrant yet relaxing resort that benefits you with a choice of three sparkling pools, two unique restaurants - both commanding stunning ocean front locations, and spacious suites that are perfect for both couples and families alike. All suites boast great kitchenette facilities so you can either enjoy the resort on a room only basis or indulge on the all inclusive package. Enjoy a host of amenities including complimentary water sports, head to the spa for a massage and  for the kids they will love the kid's club and games room.

  • Stunning location on two white sandy beaches
  • Spacious suites with kitchen facilities available
  • Just five minutes from St Lawrence Gap
  • Family-friendly activities including a kids' club

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Bougainvillea Barbados

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Situated on the stunning Maxwell Beach
  • Only five minutes drive from St. Lawrence Gap
  • A short distance from the famous Oistin's Fish Fry
2137 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1224
  • Very Good 687
  • Average 161
  • Poor 35
  • Terrible 30

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 18, 2018

Fantastic family holiday

I would like to thank everybody from management to cooks to cleaners , everybody was great, rooms very good,beach very clean ,sometime the sea a bit rough, grounds very good, people always friendly , the Thai resturant was excellent we hired a car for 3days , and drove around with out any problems , the children loved the pools, my wife did a couple of Zumba classes for which they gave us meal passes for all of us which we didn’t expect a BIg THANk YOU we will come back to bourgainvillie in the future
Sep 16, 2018

Excellent Quality, Smaller Resort With Friendly Service

Chester, United Kingdom

We stayed here for a week between 27th August and 3rd September 2018. The hotel is located on the south coast of Barbados in the Maxwell area, which is only about 15 mins from the airport so a nice easy transfer after a long 8-hour flight from the UK. Check in was easy and smooth and we were greeted with a welcome rum punch - beware it's deceptively strong, but will make your unpacking a lot more enjoyable, especially if you drink your wife's too. We had a one-bed suite which gave us a balcony overlooking the pool and beach, a large sitting room with double foldaway bed, a small but fully equipped kitchen area (with full size cooker, microwave, sink and fridge/freezer), an excellent bathroom with walk-in shower and twin sinks and a large bedroom with two double beds. The standard of finish and cleanliness was excellent and remained so throughout our holiday. The remote-control air conditioning worked well and also managed to keep the rooms cool without turning me into a dried-out husk overnight, so that was a bonus too. As I said in the title to this review this is a smaller hotel - it is dwarfed by the two vast Sandals resorts next door and is essentially a couple of three storey blocks around a very nicely laid out pool and small bar complex. There were two other blocks to the side with another pool, but these were closed and scheduled for redevelopment, although the pool was still fully useable and made for a very quiet area if the main pool complex was a little busy. However, we never found the main pool got crowded and it was consistently a nice and relaxing area to sit, chat and drink in - especially at happy hour from 3 o' clock when many drinks were two for one. There are two on-site restaurants - a Thai and more traditional Bajan style beach front restaurant the latter of which served breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate in both and found the quality and price to be very good - especially the catch of the day lunches. The only negative was that the service - although friendly and always helpful - could be a bit slow and hit and miss with some dishes turning up a long time after others had been delivered; but this is Barbados so don't expect express service, just chill out and go with it if you can. I did ask for my breakfast to be replaced one morning because it turned up 20 mins before the rest of my family's food and had gone cold by the time the others were eating. That was no problem and we were all soon tucking into nice hot meals all at the same time. We stayed room only because we wanted the option of eating out and exploring a bit, but we did eat in the hotel restaurant quite a few times and never felt ripped off. Drinks and food were decent value and good quality. Also, the staff were always friendly, approachable and helpful - Jose the barman and Roxette are two that were memorably so, as was Messi (nickname - I can't remember his real name) the porter. If you want a big corporate resort with oodles of restaurants, facilities and activities on-site this hotel is probably not for you. If however, you prefer something a bit smaller and quieter with a far more personal and friendly atmosphere (without having to pay Sandals' extortionate prices to "buy" a friendly butler for example) then the Bougainvillia is an excellent choice. There are free activities like body boarding etc as well as a spa (extra charge), fitness centre, family room and evening entertainment on site, but these are not "in your face" and you can just sit by the pool, or on the excellent beach or go off property to explore if you wish without having paid through the nose for stuff you are not going to use. On that note, the surrounding area is generally suburban - which I liked as it gave me a chance to see a bit of the real Barbados and not just a long line of resorts where you could be anywhere. Athough there was not a lot in the immediate vicinity, the restaurants of St Lawrence Gap are 10 mins away in a taxi, the Boatyard beach (where there are more facilities and activities) is a little further and the Catamaran excursion trips pick up from the hotel. Oistins (for the Friday night fish fry) is again about 10 mins and the Kensington Oval (for a T20 cricket match) and Bridgetown are only about 20 mins by bus or taxi. So, you will not be short of visits or things to do. You can venture further afield if you hire a care but we chose no to. We all very much enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again. Highly recommended if you don't like vast hotel complexes with ten different restaurants and five different pools. but just want to chill out in a friendly relaxed atmosphere where the staff really make an effort to get to know you. Excellent.
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Bougainvillea Barbados

Facilities

Karma Spa

Karma Spa offers a wide variety of treatments from individual to couple massage treatments, revitalising facials and scrubs to manicures and pedicures. At the salon, full hair care services are available with top of the range products.

Swimming Pools

The resort's swimming pools are suited to all occasions; with a lap pool for leisurely swims, an adults only pool with a swim-up bar and a pool great for families.

Tennis Court

Grab a racquet from guest services, buy some balls and play a few games at the resort's tennis court. It is floodlit for night play too so you can play in the cool evening breeze.

Bougainvillea Barbados

Room Types

Max. 2 guests

Deluxe Studio

Enjoy views of the resort gardens or pool and the ocean from the fully furnished balcony or terrace. These studios feature a king-size bed, a bathroom with shower and a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge ans stove top. Other amenities include dining table, iPod® docking station, air conditioning and bathrobes. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Max. 2 adults 1 child up to 15 years.

Junior Suite

These newly renovated Junior Suites are spacious, fresh and contemporary. Located on the west side of the property they overlook either the ocean, pool and or gardens. They include one queen-size bed, a separate seating area, kitchenette with microwave, stove top and a refrigerator. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Max. 4 guests

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

With a separate bedroom featuring a king-size bed, these suites are large and specious and include a living area with sofa bed and a kitchenette with stove, microwave and refrigerator. The bathrooms include a double vanity and a shower and bath combination.  

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Max. 4 guests

One Bedroom Penthouse

Located on the western side of the resort, these penthouses command views of the ocean, pools and gardens. Enjoy your afternoons and evenings on the balcony with a wide range of amenities available without having to leave your room. The bedroom features a king-size bed, the living room comes with a sofabed, a fully quipped kitchen comes with a microwave, stove and fridge with full cooking equipment and crockery. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Max. 6 guests

Two Bedroom Beachfront Luxury Suite

Unspoilt and direct ocean views can be enjoyed from these two bedroom beachfront suites. Featuring two king bedrooms and a living room with sofabed allows up to six guests to be accommodated. These suites have two bathrooms with shower and a fully-equipped kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Bougainvillea Barbados

Food & Drink

Calabash Cafe

This signature restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with stunning ocean views to help make meals special. Its delicious cuisine includes barbecue nights and Caribbean buffets with entertainment on Thursdays. Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:30 (Monday to Friday and 07:00 to 11:00 Saturday and Sunday) Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00 Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30 and 19:00 to 21:30 on Mondays and Thursdays

Siam Restaurant & Bar

Set on the Eastern side of the resort, experience and indulge in the tastes of Thailand and fantastic cocktails in a stunning ocean front setting. Tuesday: 18:30 - 21:00 Thursday, Saturday Sunday: 18:30 - 21:00 Monday & Friday: Closed Siam is open seasonally and therefore might close for certain lengths of time in low season.

Board Basis Options

Room Only
Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast serving a variation of international and local dishes.

Half Board

Breakfast and dinnerdaily at the main restaurant.

Full Board

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant.

All Inclusive

Food: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily. Breakfast is served buffet style with a variety of international options. Lunch is a two course meal and dinner either three courses at Calabash Cafe or two courses at Water's edge (casual dining option).

Drink: Unlimited local brand alcoholic and soft drinks by the glass including beer, cocktails and fruit juices.

Activities: Use of kids club for children3-12 (must be booked in advance while in resort).Children three and under stay and eat for free (conditions apply).

For special event dinners such as Valentines, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve, an additional surcharge will apply. 

All Inclusive package is only available 15th March to 20th December annually. 

Bougainvillea Barbados

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Club

Kid's Club

With loads of activities, fun and games the Kid's Club is a great place for the younger generation to hang out and make new friends. There's also an evening club open from 18:00 to 23:00 during UK school holidays so they can be entertained whilst the parents enjoy a romantic dinner together. Restrictions: Open Monday to Friday for children aged 3 to 12 years of age. Charges apply. Children aged 15 and under stay free all year round.

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