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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. And the Virgin Holidays exclusive Concierge Lounge is ideal for some shade or when you want to connect with home. There really is something for everyone here.

At a glance

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

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 (only included when booking a package holiday)

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, 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. Turtle nesting and hatching can be seen on the beach in season. 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.


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). 


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 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 or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Savannah Beach

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (354)
    • Very Good (260)
    • Average (83)
    • Poor (19)
    • Terrible (20)

I stayed here in march of this year (2015) the hotel itself is nice the down side was the many steps from all rooms to main reception and dinning area if you have trouble walking or your not that fit...

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3 of 5 stars
Apr 18, 2015 - donna b - Greater London, United Kingdom

I stayed here in march of this year (2015) the hotel itself is nice the down side was the many steps from all rooms to main reception and dinning area if you have trouble walking or your not that fit... Read more this is not the hotel for you. the rooms were nice and clean the pool was lovely the beach was nice the only down side to the beach was that if you enjoy swimming in the sea like I do this is a no go due to all the rocks all the staff were friendly and helpful the main let down of the hotel was the food it was very poor. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2015 - neilcc75 - Inverness, United Kingdom

Just back from a great holiday for a 2nd time at savannah with family all had great time staff are exelent help to make our stay extra special from the management down specialty on the dance floor... Read more great moves, food was great.will be back Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2015 - MCT52 - Ipswich, United Kingdom

For My wife and I it was our second visit here, and it was as good if not better than the first. We had a beach view room with the sound of the sea was great, yes it was next but one to the... Read more children's play area but there was nobody in it after 5pm or before 9am so no problem at all. The food was great, so I never understand why people go on holiday and have burger and chips when you can have fresh fish and chicken and lovely salads and other local dishes that are on offer. The staff were brilliant always perlite and helpful a few to mention are the waitresses, Danielle, Shana, Alicia and Kay and the barmen Fabian, Andreah, and Ricardo. Plenty of sun beds, take your swim shoes as the water is Stoney, turn right on the beach and a twenty minute walk takes you to Carlisle beach with stunning beach and clear blue water turn left and twenty five minutes your on Acra beach again stunning. Take a reggae bus to Oistens two dollars Barbados each on a Friday night to fish fry it's brilliant. Entertainment was really good although not on every evening, but some amazing singers, upstairs there is on occasion a piano player over dinner excellent. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2015 - fiona t - Portsmouth UK

on our last night of a 9 night stay. Can not fault hotel. We stayed in the plantation room. Clean and spacious room. Bathroom clean and shower was warm and powerful. Towels changed every few days... Read more . Bed comfortable and adequate for 2 adults and a teenager to stay in. No problems with noise and slept well. Be aware there are lots of steps but this helps burn the calories off!! Check in was quick and easy. Porters brought luggage to room after the rum punch was poured to the new arrivals. Attended the cocktail party but would suggest may be a selection of cocktails to try at this. The snacks very tasty. 15 year old used the older child room a couple of times and she enjoyed this. All the staff where happy, helpful and friendly all the time. Kiesha from chopstix was very professional and made the extra effort to remember our names. We ate in all the restaurants and all had a good selection and was warm. We had a vegetarian in the group and they managed to be full after every meal. Our favourite was chopstix to eat in though. Maybe a suggestion of doing pizza or toasted sandwiches during day for a snack but there was always plenty of selection at meals. Evening entertainment we saw a couple of times and this ended at 1030 but this was late enough. Dione and her colleague from Virgin were friendly and professional and went that extra mile to make sure we had a lovely stay. Always managed to get a sun lounger at pool and beach. The beaches 5 min stroll from hotel are better for a swim in the sea but you can lye on hotel beach fine. We went on the Virgin ahoy, Jolly Roger pirate and island safari trips and would recommend them all. Will be sorry to leave as staff and the locals are all so helpful and polite. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 5, 2015 - localyocal2 - Milton, Canada

Just returned from one week here. We stayed in room 216 of the Plantation House section of the hotel. Our room was not quite what we expected but the bed was comfy so we decided to stay put for the... Read more week without upgrading to a nicer section of the hotel as we felt we would be out of the room most of the time anyway. Room for improvement first: I filled out a comment card when I left so the management should not be surprised by anything written here and my comments should enlighten them on how they could IMHO, make improvements. OUR ROOM was clean and fresh but bare bones. I had requested two double beds because I was given a choice when booking with Air Canada Vacations but the desk staff told me that wing had only King beds so they put a small single in the room for us which I never used. Although the single had clean sheets and a pillow there was no blanket, bedspread on it which would not make it very inviting had I used it! No balcony, however we did have a common balcony area facing the beach, a bench was provided (cushions would have been nice), just up the hallway and we seemed the only ones using it all week. Two side tables with three drawers each for clothing, a desk and an uncomfortable desk chair, a king bed, closet, safe, about 12 hangers, iron and ironing board, blow dryer, ample outlets, alarm clock bar frig, some glasses, coffee maker with Sanka coffee and sugar, a few plastic glasses, two mugs, but nothing inside the frig for you. We bought and brought some wine and some rye as we expected this would be the case and it was good that we did this because we would have had to go all the way to the beach are for a drink as there is no lobby bar and the bar inside Rachel's is only open from 6:30 pm through the dinner hour. Suggestion: Open the bar at 6 p.m. please so we can have a drink there before the 6:30 pm seating. THE BATHROOM was modern and spacious, clean but also bare bones. Plastic mini blinds on the window. After literally running the tap for 5 full minutes on day one, we had no hot water but once we called down to the desk they sorted that problem out within a day and we were good for the rest of the week. What would make it better? A comfortable sitting chair for watching TV. Better quality bed pillows, a blanket and a stand for putting our luggage on since there was no large dresser. A full length mirror, and a hook on the back of the bathroom door. We made do with the little night tables and the shelves in the closet for storage. The towels were hard to come by for us - they have an every other day replacement of towels policy (which I totally respect) but by day 3 we discarded our dirty hand towels and our only facecloth and never saw another hand towel or facecloth for the rest of our stay despite calling in a request to the front desk. We did have a number of beach towels which we made do with instead. What would make it cozy? An area rug (to dull the noise), quality window treatment in bathroom which would also dull the traffic noise a little, and a dresser under the wall mounted TV. Yes - I am a decorator - sorry, but the little details do make a difference! TIP: Take earplugs to dull some of the traffic noise which I didn't find unbearable. Our room faced the Police Station and the bathroom window faced the road. We just closed the bathroom door and it wasn't bad. If your budget allows choose a room upgrade. The rest of the hotel rooms looked awesome from outside but we opted not to spend an extra 40.00 pp US for this upgrade since we wanted to rent a car for three days with the money we saved. We arrived at the hotel and the CHECK IN was good but we were starving and by the time we had checked in we had missed the lunch buffet and had to wait a couple of hours for the dinner to come out at 6:30pm. To be fair we were offered little mini sandwiches on white bread at "tea" time in the beach bar but they just didn't cut it. One of the lovely staff offered to have the kitchen cook me something but I passed on that and waited instead for dinner. Suggestion: the front desk might have been cognizant of time and have alerted us to the fact that the buffet was about to end shortly and perhaps offer to send our bags up to the room while we ate lunch before the buffet closed. NOTE: We only received one room key but this did not present a problem for us because we felt safe enough here to leave the door closed but unlocked while the "holder of the key" was napping in the room, or locked in the bathroom while showering. There were not many guests in our wing so we felt okay with this. It was almost like we had the wing to ourselves. THE BEACH was great because it has tons of shade (for the hubby) and if you wanted something with whiter sand you could just wander down a ways and there were spots that were lovely and clear. That's the beauty of staying on an island where the beaches are all public. Everyone can enjoy any and all beaches, LOVE that! We did see some turtles around our beach one day from the upper level of beach seating but they were not close enough to get a real good look at. FOOD: Chopstix - awesome if you like your food HOT in temp and flavourful. Fine dining, nice view and nice atmosphere with tablecloths, lanterns, music. Rachel's was good quality and value but I found the food was often just warmish by the time it reached our table. Breakfast - the tea was certainly not hot by any stretch and my hubby was not liking the coffee at all. As our Air Canada rep said - Barbados is not a coffee culture kinda place. We did find some good coffee in the lobby bars of other larger hotels. Suggestion: China cups, and teapots with tea cozys would be more authentically English and keep the tea piping hot. Those restaurant style mugs just absorb all the heat leaving your beverage cold. Breakfast buffet was good only if you had your egg made while you wait by the lovely lady at the cooking station. The large selection of pre-made foods sitting in the warming trays was cold-ish. They consisted of baked beans, a potato of some sort, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, battered fried fish. The fruit was always melons, banana, apples, and oranges but all were fresh. The waffles were good if they were made while you waited and hot. Mostly white bread found here and the buns/bread were very dense, not like we have here in Canada. Kinda good if you crave bread and can't say no to it - this bread might cure you of your bread addiction for the week - Lol! Brown bread was not abundant, nor very brown. DRIFTERS by the beach was good for lunch. They had a nice lettuce and tomato salad with a few dressings and some good toppings, pizza, burgers which hubby said were good, hot dogs, fries (cold-ish) and ice cream daily. Nice atmosphere and great entertainment at night which is really nice to have. The bartender was great and sincerely happy to be serving people their drinks. The staff were AWESOME at this resort. Very personable and friendly once you get them chatting - one of this hotel's best assets in my opinion. LOCATION: Perfect! Close to everything. We walked into Bridgetown - a bit dodgy on the road with no sidewalks to speak of. We also walked to the Gap area one day, and were about 5 minutes walk down the beach from the one end of the boardwalk. We were not too close to the action but not too far away either. Just perfect for us. EXCURSIONS: We rented a car for about 200.00 US for three days during which time we saw Hunte's Gardens, toured the island's coastline, saw the Concorde Experience, got caught in a Bridgetown traffic jam!, explored some fantastic churches and their cemeteries (must see St. John's Church) found some hidden beaches that we revisited the following day, got lost in housing projects, went to Crane resort (over-rated IMO) saw the seaweed at Bathsheba. Took Cool Runnings' boat cruise and met some nice folks on that too. OTHER: day one we met an elderly man with a taxi cab in Bridgetown and he gently convinced us to take a taxi tour with him for an hour (40.00 US) so we did. He took us up the coast to Holetown area, shared some info, where the big resorts are, golf courses, (Tiger Woods got married in Barbados), highest point on the island, showed us around a bit and we were able to get our bearings for when we rented the car on day two. We got a feel for the roads and how they are, the highway's location and traffic etc. which made it easier to know what to expect. I recommend this if you are nervous about driving. Hubby was great with the car - only once did he goof up and pull out of a parking lot on the wrong side of the entrance. BUS was totally do-able at $2 pp. Many of the tourists use the white mini buses that look like cabs that stop for you. I would recommend this hotel to families with kids just because of the pool that runs the length of the resort and is literally steps from the balcony on the ground level rooms. I think it's great for that! Would not recommend this resort for handicapped people. Can't imagine how you would get around easily in any way at this resort as it spans about 5 floors. It does have an elevator but still not handicapped friendly IMO. Read less

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