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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.

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 (341)
    • Very Good (246)
    • Average (81)
    • Poor (19)
    • Terrible (20)

Barbados is quite an expensive place to eat and drink so we opted for all-inclusive Virgin deal. February is a lovely month in the Caribbean so we made the most of the out-door life (beach and pool...

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5 of 5 stars
Feb 25, 2015 - Crodenator - Sutton. Yorkshire

Barbados is quite an expensive place to eat and drink so we opted for all-inclusive Virgin deal. February is a lovely month in the Caribbean so we made the most of the out-door life (beach and pool... Read more ) that the Savannah offers. OK so it's not 5 star and some of the rooms need updating, but it was clean, comfy, the A/C and everything else worked. The hotel staff and other locals are very friendly so when you combine that element with the location and old-style vibe of the place, they do make an attractive proposition for a mainly slow paced winter holiday. We enjoyed their cocktails and Bank's beers and the food is very good at both Chop-sticks and Rachels. Beach at the hotel is ok but for body-surfing over pure white sand, head right along the beach to the Hilton- fantastic! We had a great time made even better when we met some top Brits from France and Eddie and Leanne from PQA- who were great fun. Virgin were a good company to fly with but the 4 hour pre-flight hotel pick up was a bit over the top though. Hotel plus points include good food, drinks and service and the Hotel Rep was lovely too. Oh and try renting a mini-moke for a day to see the island- we used Stoutes car rental, it was approx $108 including insurance and quarter tank of gas, delivered and picked up from the hotel. Enjoy- we did. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 24, 2015 - sarah h - scotland

Just returned from 10 days at Savannah Beach and have nothing but praise for the hotel, staff, rooms,facilities, food and drink and location. We have stayed in a number of place on the island and... Read more feel this is now a firm favourite. We took the club upgrade through Virgin and it is well worth it for the extras - special mention here to Jackie for her superb service on the beach deck. Having a pool access room was good however I prefer to paddle in the sea which though a little rocky was still fab, good for wandering and snorkling. Location-wise you are also prefectly situated for the historic garrison as well as for the horse racing - a great afternoon out. I enjoyed all three restaurants - a la catre and buffet options - which put a severe strain on my waistline, and having a hospitality manager for a husband I can confirm the staff are excellently trained, they got his nod of approval (not easlly earned) as did the omlettes cooked to order at breakfast. The room was very well appointed, lovely huge wooden carved bed. We were looking for a relaxed holiday to recharge our batteries and Savannah Beach certainly delivered. A big thank you to all the team for a great holiday. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 24, 2015 - Travellers-Chick - Cheshire

We visited the Savannah Beach at the beginning of February. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again. We had a lovely large room with two double beds overlooking the meandering pool... Read more . All the soft furnishings looked new including the cushions on the sofa on the balcony. Our rooms was always well serviced and always in the morning. I would suggest that you take your own face cloths as they are provided but seem to run out frequently. We loved to eat at Rachaels in the evening. First a g & t in Rachaels bar, expertly mixed to out taste by the senior barman (sorry can't remember his name) and then a waitress served leisurely meal. Bookings for Rachaels are taken at breakfast, when we where there the guests were mostly couples and we found that to get a table at 7.30 or 8.00 meant that you had to be ready for breakfast by 8.00am at the latest. I guess that this may change depending on who is staying at the hotel at the time. The nights that we did not get a booking for our favourite time we ate at Drifters and found the food to be poor as it It had been kept warm for a couple of hours , although we did enjoy our lunches a Drifters. This was a first visit to Barbados and when we go back again the Savannah Beach will be our first choice. "Your Welcome" - well we were made very welcome and you will here this said many times a day by all the staff! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 22, 2015 - Jackie P

My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon last year, and we loved it. The ladies on the reception were helpful & friendly, & the staff in all 3 restaurants were always happy to assist with my... Read more gluten free requirements. The chef who we nick named 'Phenomenal' who served food at breakfast was fantastic, he loved to chat too. The rooms were excellent, very large & clean, with pool/sea view. The pool bar was great, just swim up, & they handed you your favourite cocktail! There were a few entertainment nights, good quality bands but mainly you made your own entertainment, which was fine, didn't want it to be like a holiday camp! There were a few nights when turtles came onto the beach ( a stones throw from Drifters bar) to lay their eggs, magical. The sand was beautiful, water very clean & warm. There is a reef a little way out, which you need to walk over to get to swim in the sea, so you'd need reef shoes for that. There are free trips to Carlisle Bay twice a week from the hotel, which you can book at reception. Well worth going to, absolutely stunning. All in all, would throughly recommend this hotel & would love to go back there. Read less

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