Coral Reef Club in Saint James, Barbados
Centered on twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm west coast of Barbados, the family-owned and run Coral Reef Club is one of the finest and most tranquil resorts in the Caribbean. Following a major redevelopment that marked the genesis of new cottages with private plunge pools, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World member stands even more ready to receive guests with superlative accommodations, impeccable service, gourmet cuisine and hospitable comforts that are unique in the world today.
Spend your days splashing in the mosaic-tiled freshwater swimming pools, lingering over a Banks Beer in the bar, or working out the tension of daily life with acclaimed masseuse, Mathilde Scherr. Complimentary tennis clinics are available, and the resort is adjacent to the Folkstone Marine Park, which boasts the shipwrecked Stavronikita for experienced divers and an inshore reef of corals and sea lilies for snorkelers. Devotees of the waves can borrow a sunfish or Hobie Cat from the resort's own Water Sport Center, and golfers will enjoy access to the Sandy Lane Golf Course and the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course at Royal Westmoreland.
Location of Coral Reef Club
Nearest Airport: BGI
Reviews for Coral Reef Club
My husband booked 3 weeks at Coral Reef Club as a surprise honeymoon in November 2016. It was perfection! The hotel is stunning, the rooms and restaurant are immaculate and the staff are some of the best we have ever experienced. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we really felt like we could have stayed forever. Most mornings we had breakfast on our private balcony which gave us chance to decide on the plans for the day. The buffet breakfast was also exceptional with an extensive selection of top quality food and again, service with a smile! During our stay we had some amazing dinners (and lunches) in the hotel but we were also in a great location for trying other well known restaurants. On our chilled beach days we were able to have tasty lunches brought to our sun loungers which really emphasised our relaxation. The water sports on the beach were fabulous and it was easy to make bookings to fit in with our other plans. Patrick and the O'Hara family made our honeymoon truly unforgettable and we couldn't recommend this wonderful hotel highly enough. We can't wait to visit again in the near future!
The friendliness of the staff, great food and attention to detail make this the perfect Barbados hotel. We've just returned from 10 days here, staying in two adjoining Garden View cottages (two Uni age daughters in one) The two cottages had a shared entrance and the balcony could be opened up to give a sense of space but also privacy, ideal for families with older children. We were in Hibiscus and Oleander overlooking a pond with a bridge and regularly seeing Green Monkeys since all rooms are set amidst stunning tropical gardens. The rooms were spacious and beautifully furnished, cleaned exceptionally well. Rooms have no TV which we actually liked and no kettle but if you ask I believe Tea/ Coffee facilities are available. The beach was relatively quiet at this time year with soft sand and clear water. Beach butlers can't do enough for you to make you comfortable and supply drinks and food. They are great and interesting guys who we often chatted with. Sailing, boarding, Kayaks and snorkels are all complimentary but Sim from High Tide water sports made our holiday outstanding by introducing us to scuba and waterskiing ( we paid for this ) We had pre booked breakfast and dinner, the staff were excellent and food prepared and presented to a very high standard. Special mention to Andre our wine waiter for the duration although everyone in the restaurant and bar were excellent and friendly. We regularly saw the owners and their families at dinner and every new guest appeared to be personally welcomed. A wonderful holiday, I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Barbados after this first experience of the Coral Reef Club.
martinEastMidlands - Lincoln, United Kingdom
We returned to Coral Reef, this time for a longer 10 day stay and the service was once again excellent from all employees, staff exceptionally friendly and food of a very high standard, even the musicians they have most nights are high quality. We met a lot of people who had returned multiple times and we will definitely come back again.
ayresee - London
I have been going to this hotel on and off for the past 40 odd years and it seems to get even better each visit, probably the best place I know to relax and be spoilt and treated almost like a long lost family member. Love the cottages and breakfast on the veranda, food in the restaurant is amazing as are the weekly BBQ's. Service at the bar is always good as are the quality of the offerings, beach is great and never crowded and nice to have a long sunset walk and a welcome sundowner on our return. Hopefully will be back many times as it really is something special.
tel1664 - london
We have rarely been so enchanted. The Coral Reef Club exudes a spirit of excellence that's really impressive. The experience is very uplifting. The atmosphere and the team work together to make you feel entirely at home â€” but better. We loved the spaciousness and design of our suite, and especially relished the small, secluded in-ground pool nearby. Relaxing on the beach was a delight. We took special pleasure in the breakfast â€” it was incredible just how many options were spread out everywhere, with helpful attentive people ensuring that we had an incredible time. The people of the Coral Reef Club deserve special praise. The family who runs it â€” the O'Haras â€” are very present, magnanimous, and altogether charming. The entire team seems to be pleasantly dedicated to their efforts, taking pride in providing an exceptional experience. Consider Coral Reef Club for your bucket list. It's a very special experience.
Curtiss H - Northampton, Massachusetts