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  • All-inclusive resort
  • Excellent family facilities
  • Club Room upgrades available
  • Beachfront location
  • Historic plantation house

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Swimming Pool

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Savannah Beach

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Only from Virgin Holidays, the Savannah Beach is a beautiful resort offering a warm Caribbean welcome and some of the best accommodation on the South Coast. Set right on the beach, within a UNESCO heritage site, with easy access to the historic Garrison area, you can walk across the road to watch the changing of the sentry ceremony at the main guard house. When it comes to school holidays, children and teens are extremely well catered for at this hotel, there is a fantastic family entertainment centre to keep even the most energetic children entertained, featuring the Pirates Cove Kids' Club for the smaller ones and Finn’s Surf Lodge for the older ones featuring the latest in interactive social gaming technology. New for school holidays in 2015, we are offering the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts for your budding entertainers. If you are here to relax, this is a perfect choice for an authentic Caribbean break, simply chill out by one of 2 swimming pools, on the beach, at one of the bars and 3 restaurants or book yourself a relaxing massage at the spa. Feel like a VIP by adding a Club Room package to your room booking- with highlights such as the exclusive VIP decking area with reserved sun loungers and food and drinks service. There really is something for everyone here.

Where is it?

Ideally located on the South Coast of Barbados. 5 min from Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah Race Track is opposite the hotel. Transfer time from the airport 20 min.

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Room information

94 rooms and suites on up to 4 floors in 5 buildings with 2 lifts and a plantation house. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, in-room safe, alarm clock, radio, fridge, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, bath and shower. The Plantation House Rooms are situated in the historic Savannah building close to the road. Furnished with traditional Barbadian furniture adding to the historical Plantation theme with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child, child to be accommodated on a rollaway bed.

Room Upgrade

Deluxe Courtyard View Rooms offer garden or pool views. These rooms have spacious bathrooms, outside balcony/patio and 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults or 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool View Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room and have views of the pool, with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool Access Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room but have direct access to the pool from your room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room and directly in front of the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Pool View Suites are very spacious with a large balcony, a separate sitting room which has its own vanity area, mini-bar area and a sofa bed, a separate bedroom with 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Oceanview Suites are the same as the Pool View Suites but are directly in front of the beach, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Pool View Suite - the Savannah Beach has 1 Family Suite consisting of 2 interconnecting rooms with pool views, the 1st room has 1 king-size bed and has been designed to give all necessary luxuries to parents, the 2nd room is a kids paradise, decorated in a modern children’s theme, has 2 bunk beds, and a single sofa bed. In the room there is a toy box for the youngest children, a games console for the older children, their own flatscreen TV, DVD player with their own DVD library and their own soda bar. Both rooms have balconies. Sleeps max 2 adults and 3 children.

Club Room Upgrades are available at an additional supplement, benefits include:

• VIP Check-in
• Upgraded in-room amenity kit
• Stocked mini-bar (replenished daily if required)
• VIP deck area on the beachfront
• Deluxe beach beds and umbrellas
• Beachside food and beverage service from 10am-3pm (with a limited menu) and chilled towels circulated at 12pm and 2pm
• Breakfast in-room twice weekly on request
• Chilled fruit in the morning

In addition to the above for 2015 stays
• Lounge access from your UK departure airport

Eats and drinks

3 restaurants; the main restaurant, Rachel's has a twist on Caribbean/International fare, open for buffet breakfast daily, and gourmet à la carte dinner 5 nights a week and buffet dining twice weekly. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and 5 nights a week for dinner serving a wide range of barbecue, pastas, grilled fish and burgers for lunch and in the evening a themed dinner including BBQ, Bajan Cuisine, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, traditional English Carvery and Chef's culinary fair. There is also an Asian fusion* restaurant called Chopstix Noodle Bar. 3 bars; Rachel's Bar, Drifters Beach Bar open until 1am and Chopstix Noodle Bar open 5 nights a week. A coffee station is available in the main restaurant. Afternoon tea will be served daily.

Fun and games

2 Swimming pools 1 that meanders, beach volleyball and boogie boards and snorkels available. Spa*. New for 2015, Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, on selected dates during the school holidays, for kids aged 4-16 years. Excellent family entertainment centre with foosball table, table tennis, basket ball machine and darts, as well as a supervised Pirates Cove Kids' Club (3- 8 years) and Finn’s Lodge (9-16 years), a real den for the older kids to have their own space and featuring the latest in interactive gaming consoles, and mixing decks for budding DJ’s. (The friendly kids' club staff have UK equivalent qualifications.) Beach activites include nature trails, shell collecting for craft activities and sandcastle competitions. Beach games: cricket, volleyball, football and kite flying. Once a week there is a beach party at lunchtime for the whole family to enjoy, with egg and spoon races, sack races, hula hoop competitions for both adults and children alike. Movie afternoons: with popcorn and suitable for kids of all ages. For those youngsters who would like an introduction to the spa this too is child friendly with special sessions just for them. 'Changing of the guard' takes place just across the road at the Main Guard at the Garrison Historic Area near the race track, 5 min walk away, why not take your camera to capture some memories or take the hotels shuttle to Barbados Museum (local charge of Bds$7), 10 min away. There's certainly more to Barbados than just great hotels and wonderful beaches.

Entertainment

Live entertainment 5 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Brunch on a Sunday (Bds$25 per person supplement).

Handy stuff

Gift shop*, Gym, departure day shower facilities, complimentary shuttle to St Lawrence Gap twice weekly, leaving the hotel at 7pm and returning at 11pm. Complimentary WiFi available in some rooms and certain areas of the hotel.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages up to and including 12 years.

Dress code: Smart casual in the evenings. The restaurants require full-length trousers or tailored shorts in the evenings for the gentlemen. No beach wear or sports wear allowed.

Please note this property is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the number of steps around the resort.

All Inclusive of

All meals (unless stated otherwise), afternoon tea, all drinks to include house wine by the glass, beer, local-branded spirits, soft drinks and all activities (unless stated otherwise). 

Accessibility

This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 25 steps to Plantation Rooms, Courtyard Rooms Ist and 2nd floor, there are also steps to the lift, 4 steps at the entrance and 7 steps to the pool. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 25 steps to Plantation Rooms, Courtyard Rooms Ist and 2nd floor, there are also steps to the lift, 4 steps at the entrance and 7 steps to the pool. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Savannah Beach

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 531 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 534 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 559 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 531 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 535 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (293)
    • Very Good (214)
    • Average (65)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (17)

We stayed here in March as part of a stay and cruise package with Virgin. We booked a pool access room for my husband and I and my Mother had the room next to us. On arrival the old part of the...

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5 of 5 stars
Sep 22, 2014 - DavidNLisa - Bicester

We stayed here in March as part of a stay and cruise package with Virgin. We booked a pool access room for my husband and I and my Mother had the room next to us. On arrival the old part of the... Read more hotel didn't look that appealing so please don't judge it on the first glance like we did, we were all a bit quiet on the minibus when we pulled up. Couldn't fault the welcome at reception check in was quick and the reception staff at all times were helpful, we had a glass of the lovely Rum punch and our cases were taken to our rooms, The hotel manager gave us a guided tour of the hotel as he showed us all where our room's were and once out of the old building the hotel is very impressive. There are lots of steps everywhere so if you have poor mobility you would need to think it through before booking, there is a lift at the hotel to access the restaurants although one is situated the other end of the hotel called drifters bar overlooking the beach. On arrival the room was impressive, if i had to be picky the bathroom could do with updating but it wasn't an issue for us, My mother had a musty smell in her room but the aircon was leaking which we reported so we thought that was the musty smell. We loved the food and many cocktails we sampled and of course the Rum. You have a choice of restaurants a la carte at Rachels which you need to book or buffet at Drifters, the breakfast is served each day at Rachels, the egg lady is lovely and she makes a good omelet too. There are afternoon sandwiches with little cakes which was a nice touch as many hotels advertise it and you never see it. The staff are fab they all work very hard and look after you and we said we would return as they made the holiday. Loved the entertainment great singers and dancers, we were so sad we missed the BBQ on the Wednesday as we left for the cruise that day. We went on the Bajan bus tour with virgin which was fab our guide was so much fun so please think about it, we also went on the boat trip along the coast and my husband swam with the turtles that was fab too. The Virgin rep was ok although we felt she needed to go on the cruise so she could answer the questions related to the cruise during our welcome meeting, there was one issue we couldn't use the virgin room at the hotel, yet the door was open it was all furnished but computers were always off, we did tell the rep as this was advertised as part of our package it was supposed to be fully operating, i did write to Virgin to tell them as we had major issues with the cruise. We will be returning one day as we loved the hotel, holiday, staff, food and location but no fault of the hotel the cruise that followed on the Carnival valor was the worst experience of my life so wished we had 2 weeks at the savannah. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 17, 2014 - mrbellamy2014 - London, United Kingdom

Where do i start to provide you with a true picture of paradise. Before we even arrived, i had told the hotel, via my virgin rep, about my food allergies. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed... Read more by the staff and made to feel so comfortable that we could do nothing but relax. The chef came to see me, to check the extent of my food allergies, and made sure there was always something there for me to eat, which i really appreciated. We went there to celebrate our anniversary,and were made to feel very special. In the morning the staff wished us a happy anniversary and presented us with 2 plates which said "Happy Anniversary" on them with 2 cakes, which were what i could eat. We were also given an anniversary gift which was a really nice torch. The room we had was a pool view which big, the king size bed is a joy, the hotel pictures did not do this hotel justice, it is just beautiful, We loved it. The staff were all very friendly and excellent at their jobs,they regularly went out of their way, to help us. Having a choice of restaurants was brilliant for us, breakfast was buffet, so was lunch, but for dinner it could be formal or buffet, you could not go hungry here. Location was good, you could stay by the rocky beach sunbathing and taking in the view,go to a nearby beach to swim, explore Barbados by bus, or just stay at the bar, where the bartender made drinks including cocktails from 10am to 1pm. Evening entertainment when laid on was very good, music is always in the air, so you could party all night long. Before we left,The operational manager found out i liked sugar cakes and made sure i received them with their compliments before we left, i call that going beyond duty. All in all i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 17, 2014 - geralds525 - Devon, United Kingdom

Stayed for a week the second week of September , we felt at ease from the moment we arrived and had a most enjoyable stay . The staff were brilliant ; Ricardo , Fabian , Curtly , Lynette , Darius... Read more , Aeshia to name a few as all staff were great . I had read about the beach before I we left and had reef shoes so not a problem and as others mentioned the close proximity of the other sandy beaches made it a non issue . Food was great with plenty of variety and should suit all tastes because both I and my partner are very fussy eaters . The reception staff were very helpful and courteous and the whole place had a very happy atmosphere and we would definitely return to this Hotel . Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 17, 2014 - bozzy89_holiday - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We went there for 1 week at the beginning of September. (If you can, try go for 10 or so days as 1 week just is not enough) The experience was incredible. The service from the reception... Read more , groundsmen, management, waiters, bar staff and more was all faultless. I really want to mention some stand out service from Kimeisha and Alicia (there was also a male waiter mainly at drifters, but forgot his name :/ ) There is no downside to this hotel. Yes, the beach is full of coral. But walk not even 150m. And you have a lovely, coral free white sandy beach. They also provide transport and drink vouchers to an amazing beach (not every day) All for from all 3 restaurants was brilliant. The only day I did not enjoy my food was Sunday. (Sunday Roast, not very good) given the choice, I would have preferred a proper Barbados meal. All in all. Yes I would recommend. Yes I will go back and NO, I don't think paying more for other hotels Will be worth it. This one is 100% worth the money. 1 last thing. All inclusive in Barbados is defo worth it as I found alot of prices the same if bit more to UK. (Food and drinks) Transport.... well that's cheap, cheerful and FUN! Thank you Savannah. See you soon Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 12, 2014 - A TripAdvisor Member -

Had a fantastic time, the photos in the brochure do not do this place justice!! Got a free upgrade on arrival & were greeted by a very friendly receptionist, who straight away had our cases sent to... Read more room & ordered us both rum punches. Rooms were gorgeous, food very very good with wide selection, never got bored like some places where the food could be repetitive, always lots to choose from, the most fantastic cocktails of every variety. Staff were so helpful & friendly & could not do enough for you. Could not find fault with this place & it was spotless too, room service every day, towels, together with beach ones every other day, which was fine. Fantastic flights, all made this an amazing holiday. Also free shuttle bus to other beaches & town, which was a bonus. Thank you Savannah Beach & everyone who made our holiday so special. Very happy & satisfied customers. Teresa & Russell from England. Read less

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