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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. 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 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (305)
    • Very Good (221)
    • Average (68)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (17)

Have just returned from Savannah Beach Hotel. Please read the last reviews they are really accurate and I second all that's gone before. My husband and I have had the most wonderful break in...

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4 of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2014 - Lynne J - Shrewsbury

Have just returned from Savannah Beach Hotel. Please read the last reviews they are really accurate and I second all that's gone before. My husband and I have had the most wonderful break in... Read more Barbados and met the most lovely holiday makers ever. All patrons were so friendly and easy to speak with. We spoke with different people almost every day. The staff were attentive, food plentiful and varied and hotel rooms clean. Two gripes: beach towels are provided but only exchanged on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - not really bad but used to having a fresh one daily. Beach is set on coral, so not accessible unless wearing beach shoes, but 300 yards right is a lovely sandy beach. Remember this is a 3 star plus hotel and you wont be disappointed. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2014 - Forth-Broadstai... S - Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom

my husband and I stay at the Savannah for my 60th Birthday, last week. The hotel was stunning from the word go, Part of it was part of the Garrison when first built ,and the rest of the hotel has... Read more been built over the years very well to match in. We arrived after a 15/20 minute ride from Air port. Don't be put off the Island as parts of it are very run down. The hotel Staff were very professional and very friendly at reception and explained everything in detail, and we had cocktails on arrival, our case were taken to our rooms by a porter- very friendly. The bedrooms were very large and decorated colonial style, with fans and air conditioning. Bathrooms were also big with bath and showers, hair dryers, towels shampoo etc. NOTE the electrics are completely different to ours and even with an adaptor uk appliances are no good. Plumbing can be a bit slow, but works ok. Views from the balcony overwhelming . There are three restaurants, Rachel's- for breakfast and diner & bar also has a piano player some night's, Chop sticks is Asian etc . Both look out onto the stunning courtyard, winding pool and beach .Drifters bar and restaurant is situated on the beach. All have vast and amazing choices of foods, you never go hungry. plus every afternoon they serve a tea about 4pm. The experience of sitting in a bar on the beach surrounded by steel drums, coconut trees, white beach, sparkling blue waters-- is simply the best. The pool snakes around the gardens of the hotel ,with alcoves, and bridges, clusters of palm trees and tropical shrubs. Birds of many descriptions and colours. Even white eagles that swoop down for the fish. hotel provide beach towels once a week. The beach at the hotel is not white flowing flat sands as you have trees, plants etc. As it is next to the old fort there are a fee rocks in places, so you will need beach shoes for the water to get to the coral beds. The turtles ,crabs and fish swim around you. It is a conservation area and each night teams of people heard the turtles and crabs back into the water, as they tend to walk across the dance floor. There is a resident jewellery maker/seller on the beach, but does not badger you to buy, there are beach police that are always on the beach so the beach is very safe. Plus the hotel is next to police station. there are other beaches within 5 minute walk which are long white flat sand, with plenty of water activities ,trip, bars ,BBQ restaurants etc.The hotel runs twice a week to the cococbana beach 5 minute bus ride. Bus rides are manic rules don't apply it seems on the island $2 gets you anywhere.(take U.S or Barbadian dollars not sterling). The hotel staff are very good and work extremely hard and do everything they can to make your holiday great. You WILL NEED sun block even for just a few minutes YOU WILL BURN, you also need to carry water as it is a dry heat. Insect replant is a MUST-morning and evening. The hotel spray every night in the bedrooms at 7 appx. YOU WILL NEED to leave the rooms for this, and there are crickets at night which sounds like a squeaky swing. Barbados is a very religious country and they do expect you to cover up i.e tea shirt etc around the hotel and lunch times in restaurant. There are children at the hotel although no water slides etc and children under 12 are not allowed in the pools on their own. There is a shop on site but a bit pricey. it is a hotel to relax and enjoy with different entertainment each night .I would say if you are 18 -35 ish you will need to go outside for entertainment. I can not prise this hotel and staff enough. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Oct 24, 2014 - cclk2014 - Coventry, United Kingdom

The staff here are brilliant as previously said and are very friendly. Rooms clean but dated. The food is of a very good quality but main dining room (Rachel's) I think needs to be air conditioned... Read more , not very pleasant eating dripping with sweat. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 23, 2014 - Sandyraa - Bedford, United Kingdom

My fiancé and I stayed for one week. He booked it as a surprise. It was perfect, from the moment we entered 'the Tardis' (reception area) the staff did everything in their power to ensure we had a... Read more memorable stay. From Cecil the chef who made me my own special macaroni pie, to Alicia who made her own special cocktails for us to try. Kemisha who had the most amazing staff and always singing, Richsheen who is a little darling and made our week by always going the extra mile, Richard the barman who has lived and worked in the UK - he makes amazing cocktails and tells brilliant stories! All the staff are a credit to the Hotel - the food is amazing...true Bajan soul good and the resort offers exactly what we needed....sun, sea, sand, great food (Drifters & Chopstix for lunch & dinner and Rachel's for breakfast) excellent service and a lifetime of memories - thank you. Only negative note which isn't aimed at the Hotel, but one guest, a lady moaned so much about men wearing shorts for dinner (dress shorts with or without side pockets!)....some people seriously need to get a life! How could you moan when you are in Paradise!?!? Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 23, 2014 - Michael L - Dudley, England, United Kingdom

Just returned from a fabulous week at savannah beach, everything about the hotel was great from their fabulous staff, lovely rooms and delicious food. We upgraded to a club room which was worth every... Read more penny. Cant wait to go back missing you already. Read less

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