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

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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. Virgin Holidays Concierge lounge on site. 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 528 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 527 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 548 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 525 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 528 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (284)
    • Very Good (211)
    • Average (64)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (17)

Stayed here in june and i thought the place was nice. The food was great and the rooms were good also. A few things that let it down were the bathrooms, they are very dated and need a refresh...

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4 of 5 stars
Aug 30, 2014 - Belairri - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stayed here in june and i thought the place was nice. The food was great and the rooms were good also. A few things that let it down were the bathrooms, they are very dated and need a refresh... Read more !! Also the beach is very small and was covered in seaweed which was very smelly! However i really enjoyed this holiday and the staff are lovely. 4/5* Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 30, 2014 - 2011roobarb - Norwich, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a holiday here, August 2014. This was a second visit to this hotel as we went last year too. It was great to be back. It was like coming back to family. The staff were... Read more awesome, more like friends really, they seemed genuinely please to see us again. The room was good, clean and spacious. Two huge double beds for me, my wife and daughter. The meal times were well set out and well organised. We never had to wait for a table and they were always made up. The food was good, plentiful and hot. Drifters was enjoyable and Rachels a nice relaxing experience. The chefs morning omelettes were a hit for us,(happy 50th birthday chef!). We found that nothing was too much trouble regarding food requests The beach was a bit weedy but due to the storms it was being dragged up all over the coast. It was cleaned up regularly so not an issue to us. Whilst part of the beach is rocky, the beaches to each side were great. The marine life was awesome. We saw turtle hatchlings, turtles laying on the beach and my daughter was excited to see puffer fish. The staff really want to you to enjoy your holiday and their island and remember that you are on Bajan time. There is no rush so ease back and enjoy it! (oh and if you like ice cream take a trip down to Accra beach and visit Chilly Moos. The candy floss ice cream is fab!) Read less

3 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - Peter L - Billericay, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Savannah Beach Hotel for 10 nights from 16.08.2014. First impression was that the reception area was a bit tired and in need of a coat of paint and that theme continued throughout... Read more the hotel. The organisation at breakfast and evening meal was chaotic among the staff to say the least. The whole place just looks tired and in need of freshening up. The food was less than average, many all inclusive hotels could learn a thing or to about catering from first choice holidays on this area. Barbados was great, hotel..........Average! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 24, 2014 - bearclawss -

3 of us stayed 11 nights at Savannah in July 2014. There are many positive aspects to this hotel and they definitely outweigh the negatives! It's a small, intimate and beautiful resort. The food is... Read more excellent and service good. Rooms are spacious and the spa is great. The resort is fairly small but well-maintained and very pretty. Keep in mind there are lots of stairs especially if you're on the fourth floor like we were! You definitely get fit! However our room was spacious with a lovely balcony and comfortable bed. The bathroom was decent but paint/tilework needed updating. My only quibble is that you don't get a duvet, only a thin top sheet and thin blanket in the wardrobe. I would have appreciated a lightweight duvet as it's difficult for me to sleep with only a thin sheet! But apart from that, the room was nice and no complaints. AC was good. Service at the resort is good. Front desk are very helpful and friendly and bar and waiting staff all generally friendly. You always get a few not so perfect people but hey, they're only human! The bar staff at Drifters at night were always friendly and enthusiastic and willing to mix up off-menu cocktails, which is always good. And the cocktails were delicious! Rum sour my favourite. The food at Savannah Beach is incredible! I didn't have a disappointing meal. Notable mentions are all the fresh fish, the sizzling hot plate noodles at Chopstix and BBQ night at Drifters with chicken to die for. Don't miss that! Breakfast is varied with very nice egg cooks, bacon, sausage, frittata, continental selection etc. Always something interesting to try too. Good burgers, hotdog, salad, pizza and pasta for lunch at Drifters, good varied choices for dinner at Rachel's too with a different menu every night. The only comment I would make is that sometimes the portions, especially of pasta, are absolutely massive! I feel bad leaving waste but it can be 2 or 3x a normal serving! The pools are nice and relaxing, very clean. However there isn't a whole lot of lounge space, only about 20 or so by the large pool. There's not really anywhere else they could go but we did have a few days where we couldn't find a lounger which is disappointing. The beach was okay, but with a lot of smelly seaweed. It isn't the resort's fault of course, probably the time of year we came, but it put us off lounging on the beach. We did venture out one day to find a nicer beach which was worthwhile. The entertainment here is good. And the spa is very good, we had a couples massage that was well worth it! Overall the Savannah Beach hotel is really really good. The beach isn't great and they could do with more pool lounging areas, but I realise they're restricted by the size and shape of the resort. However the rooms are decent, service good and food and drinks really excellent! We'd definitely return and would recommend this resort to anyone. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 23, 2014 - The_3_Butts - Marlow, United Kingdom

What a fantastic hotel ! Just don't tell anybody as we want to be able to get a room next time we go to Barbados. As a couple we have visited many countries and stayed in a variety of hotels. The... Read more friendliness of the staff at Savannah Beach is one of the things that sets this hotel above most that we have stayed in. From the drinks on first arrival, being shown around the hotel and taken to our room by Edwin the Duty Manager to the gift given to our daughter by Carolann in the Kids Club as we left, we cannot praise the staff enough. Our room was 168 a pool access room, at the beach end of the hotel. The room was spacious, with plenty of storage space (including a good number of hangers in the wardrobe). The beds were doubles and comfortable. They are made up with lots of pillows and only sheets (blankets were in the wardrobe if we wanted them). The bathroom was okay, we always had access to hot water and there was a built-in hairdryer. Shampoo/ soaps, etc were replaced daily and towels every other day. The air-con worked and there was a ceiling fan too. The pools are 3' 6" deep, so suitable for kids. Our daughter wanted to spend as much time as possible in the water and it was a struggle to get her out at the end of each day. Because we hadn't taken suitable footwear we didn't go into the sea at the hotel. If we'd thought of that, we may have spent more time on the beach rather than round the pool. There are around 20 sunloungers around the pool and they are on a first come-first served basis, so some people put towels down early each morning and then go to breakfast, etc. We didn't, so on a couple of days we struggled to find space. There are only 2 parasols, so if you want to be in shade, the beach (under the palm trees) is going to be a better choice for you. The restaurants were fantastic. There was a huge selection at breakfast - cereals, toast, fruit, cold meat & cheese, cakes and lots of hot dishes, including eggs any way you want them and omelettes by the wonderful Tony. Lunch was buffet style in Drifters with pizzas, pasta dishes, burgers and hot-dogs cooked to order, lots of salad and desserts. Dinner was either buffet style at Drifters (5 nights a week) or at Rachels (A la Carte menu with a kids menu too). Make sure that you book at breakfast. The a la carte selection was great and would certainly not be out of place in a much higher rated restaurant. We didn't make use of Chopstix as it was for over 16s only. The hotel are trying to move towards a smart dress code in Rachels in the evening, so don't expect to wear shorts/ flip-flops to dinner unless you're in Drifters. Our daughter made good use of the Kids Club, taking part in a museum trip, nature trail, scavenger hunt, art and craft sessions and movie club. We would all like to especially thank Carolann for being so friendly and taking care of our little girl so well. Drifters Bar is open until 1 am although I don't think we made it past 11pm. They have entertainment on most evenings, starting at 8:30 and finishing at 10:30. It finishes early to allow those not in the bar to get to sleep (although it was quite nice to sit on our patio and listen to the bands performing). There is a good selection of drinks and the bar-staff can be quite inventive with their cocktails (my wife's order was usually "something pretty with rum in it"). Iced water and soft drinks (fizzy) are available on a self service basis from the pool-end of the bar. The pool also has a swim-up bar with a bell to alert staff to your presence. The Virgin Rep gave us a good run down on the hotel and things to do during our stay and we booked 4 excursions through her. Oistins Fish Fry Friday - a taxi ride to the Friday /Saturday night party at Oistins. Although this is a must-do trip, check with reception on the taxi-fare, because I'm pretty certain it won't be the B$75 we paid for 3 of us. Atlantis Submarine - Well worth the money. A dive to 150' along the coral reef to see turtles, a shipwreck and all of the other life under the sea. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and humorous. Tiami Catamaran Trip - a 5 hour trip on a party boat with lunch and all drinks included. Snorkel with turtles, laze on the sun deck and swim to the beach or over the coral reef amongst the fish. A wonderful day out, made extra special for our little girl as she spent most of it with the boat's Captain Peter up on the bridge or helping him feed the "salt water piranha" (Blue Jacks) to keep them away from the snorkelers when she decided that she didn't want to go in the sea. Harbour Lights Party - with barbecue food and drinks included. Live music, fire eating, stilt walkers, limbo, The Green Monkey and Shaggy Bear all combine to provide an excellent evening's entertainment. A lovely hotel, great trips out, fantastic weather, good food, plentiful drinks, but above all of this it was the staff at Savannah Beach that made this such a great holiday. Edwin and Tricia from the management team, Horace the catering manager, Keisha, Danielle, Tiffany, Wayne and all of the other restaurant staff, Fabian, Darius and all of the bar staff at Drifters, Carolann at the Kids Club and the housekeeping staff all went out of their way to ensure that we were made to feel welcome. We thank you all for an excellent holiday and look forward to seeing you again when we return to Barbados. Read less

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