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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 (325)
    • Very Good (238)
    • Average (78)
    • Poor (18)
    • Terrible (20)

We stayed for a week in January 2015. The location is within walking distance of the George Washington House, Barbados National Museum, and Garrison Race Track. Short cab rides or long walks can get...

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4 of 5 stars
Jan 27, 2015 - John H - Brooklyn, New York

We stayed for a week in January 2015. The location is within walking distance of the George Washington House, Barbados National Museum, and Garrison Race Track. Short cab rides or long walks can get... Read more you to Oistens Fish Fry, Bridgetown, or St. Lawrence Gap. Some of the reviews for Savannah Beach were disappointed with the food. We thought it was very good for an all-inclusive resort and the non-buffet meals at Rachel's were fantastic. The staff is very attentive and friendly, but is not over-bearing and will not force activities on you. Most of them knew our room number and drink preferences by the end of the week. The hotel only changes towels every other day to conserve water, but you can request fresh towels daily for an additional fee. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 25, 2015 - T0ny1983 - London, United Kingdom

Stayed for a week at this hotel in January 2015. Had a pool view suite. The room was situated in the middle of the hotel, giving the balconies a view of the meandering pool, the beachside bar... Read more (slight view of sea) and courtyard with the restaurants above. The room was very spacious, over two floors, bit dated, but in Caribbean style with dark wood furnishings. Rooms were kept functionally clean. The layout of the hotel, meant you could enjoy the surroundings of the hotel from most angles (whether the meandering pool, palm trees, court yard pools or the waterfall). The food was varied and of good quality, cocktails were delicious and plenty to choose from (visitors are allowed in to eat at restaurant prices). Pools were shallow and underused, but perfect for a cool off. The hotel beach is pleasant, but the water cant be used for swimming because of rocks. More naturally scenic beaches are just to the right leading to the Hilton Hotel beach which is better for swimming. Well equipped games room and also Spa Facilities (at extra cost) Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, and the Virgin rep was great. Bridgetown is 20-30min walk away, and can do a lot of it via the beach. Had enjoyable visits to Submarine, Cool Running's (Catamaran) and Champers Restaurant which we recommend. Also 30mins-40mins on the bus to Holetown for shopping centres. All in all a great holiday at the Savannah and we would go back. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 25, 2015 - Nigel L - Devizes, United Kingdom

Stayed here for a week with friends with the sole purpose of relaxing and getting some down time. The hotel delivered that very nicely. The hotel is warm and friendly and the service very good in all... Read more areas. All staff were very helpful and cheerful. The food was very good in all restaurants but Rachel's in the evening was particularly excellent. We did an all inclusive via Virgin which was good value for money and took all the hassle out of deciding what to eat and where. Dion the Virgin rep was very helpful and arranged an excellent trip on a catamaran snorkelling with turtles (reported separately). In summary a warm, friendly hotel with local character which we would all recommend to our friends. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 24, 2015 - Paul C - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Stayed for ten nights ( 11-22/01/15) all inclusive via Virgin Holidays. We had a courtyard room which was worth the upgrade for the excellent balcony/sofa. Such a relaxed environment produces a great... Read more opportunity to leave the rest of your life behind for a short while. Our room had a fridge,air conditioning and a king size four poster bed... The hotel and grounds are clean but not perfect - if you want to go looking for small issues you can find them but we went to relax not nit pick.. A good basic gym for maintenance exercise - nothing fancy but more than adequate and a most welcome addition.3 restaurant choices, nice pool for cooling off and direct access to the beach. All beaches are public so you can take a left at the beach and explore the coast - ten minutes to the first convenience store and twenty to an amazing beach that is great for swimming. Most beaches on the south coast have a reef sea bed so can be tricky for swimming. Virgin rep(Dionne) was very helpful for organising trips ( swimmimg with turtles/fishes on the Calabaza, a tour around Harrison's Cave and an hour in the Wildlife Park). A free experience was on offer - this turned out to be a short bus trip to Bridgetown(the capital) which was a tad disappointing. Bridgetown is very busy - full of taxi drivers desperate for tourist trade. Worth seeing the city but don't reserve much time for it... Went out and about under our own steam too and braved the buses - the yellow ones and the white reggae buses($2 for each journey - again a good sample of local culture even though it looks scary at first, the reggae buses are usually jam packed and run every two minutes or so!). The island is small and easy to get around - very safe and very worth experiencing. If you are thinking of going - do it... You won't need a sweatshirt even at night - hot by day and warm by night. It never climbed out of the twenties during our stay and their version of bad weather is a little cloud cover or a two minute rain shower. It rained seriously only twice and was after sundown. Sun is up at 6 and sets at six.Paul. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 22, 2015 - jennygCornwall - Cornwall

Couldn't really find fault with this 3* hotel. Our room was a pool access room, spacious, clean and with a lovely balcony and stairs down to the pool. Food was good, both the buffet and the... Read more restaurant meals. Plenty of choice. Drifters bar had a good atmosphere and the evening entertainment was varied if not always to our taste. The beach is ok for sunbathing but the hotel run a free shuttle to a much nicer beach nearby which is better for going in the water (the beach at the Savannah is a bit rocky / coral and sharp underfoot.) Reception attended to problems promptly and the majority of staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a lovely area near the historic garrison area but there is not much to do outside of the hotel nearby in the evenings. We stayed for 3 nights before heading off on a cruise and we were very relaxed at the end of our stay. Whilst there, you have to take a trip on the white minibuses - its a realy experience!! Read less

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