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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 (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, 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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (311)
    • Very Good (226)
    • Average (72)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (17)

My Husband Jan and I have just returned from this amazing 3.5 star hotel, its the most reasonably priced way of visiting Barbados which is well known for being expensive to holiday in! If you expect...

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5 of 5 stars
Nov 26, 2014 - mrcooljanny - devon

My Husband Jan and I have just returned from this amazing 3.5 star hotel, its the most reasonably priced way of visiting Barbados which is well known for being expensive to holiday in! If you expect... Read more a 3.5 star hotel not five as you have not paid 4 or 5 star prices you will be delighted. The all inclusive package is very good value for money as dining out is very expensive in Barbados. Food very good for a small 3.5 star hotel. Virgin flight good, quickly at the hotel to be met by the very friendly reception staff, we were given our all inclusive bands which also covered the Club Upgrade. The bell boys soon took us and our bags to our room we were unpacked and kicking back with a lovely late afternoon cocktail. Great to be back .. so so welcoming and friendly. We had a pool access room, which was beautifully located over looking the lovely meandering pool and palm trees. The room was kept very clean, house keeping was very reliable replacing towels when expected. The Hotel is eco friendly and changes its towels approx. 4 times a week, this was more than enough. The room has lovely dark wood furniture which gives it a lovely colonial feel, the king size bed was so comfortable we slept well, there is aircon and a fan, both worked well although we try to not to use the aircon, then you do not over heat when outside! Unless you have a plantation room, all rooms look into the centre of the hotel which meanders down to the beach. all of these rooms have lovely verandahs with lovely comfortable furniture. Bathroom was a little tired but very very clean and very functional with good hot water supply. Plantation rooms are in the old building and closer to the road and cheaper but you still get the full benefit of the full package! Club upgrade, service primarily by Darius and early morning water Michael! was superb, we had a few showers and the beach boys were always quick to move the umbrellas etc, the padded sun loungers were so comfortable! Drinks were constantly replenished, snacks, water and Beer available on deck, with treats such as ice lollies in the afternoon, there is a special club lunch menu which you can order from, if you wish have this served on the deck. The club package also gives you 4 x 200 ml bottles of branded spirits in your room, when used reliably replenished every other day and a great range of soft drinks. you also get a local paper in your room. The beach was raked daily and kept lovely and clean. All three guys who take in turns on the beach a very friendly and make many people smile .. The hotel very kindly puts on a shuttle bus to Coccabanna Beach two days a week, you get a voucher for 2 drinks each which is a kind gesture, lunch is cheap to buy or you can get the shuttle bus back for lunch. They also run a Shuttle bus on a Saturday night to St Lawrence gap. ask at reception. The Hotel is on a road, however unless you visit reception you do not see this, this is however very helpful as the bus stops outside and you can get anywhere for 1us dollar ... its great and very safe to get around to explore ... the Bajan's are so so friendly and helpful. The hotel is well located Nr the historic garrison 5 minute walk to the left as you come out of hotel onto the road, and the race coarse, the racing is well worth a walk to on a sat afternoon, great fun! Google before you go to Barbados you can soon see if its on ..If you are on the beach and you want a stroll you can turn left and walk past a few hotels on the beach and you come to the beautiful Board walk, please take this walk as its lovely feasting your eyes on beautiful Barbados. We really enjoy the food. Rachels is a la carte Mon, Tues , Thursday and Saturday. We always start the night with a cocktail made by the lovely Richard, who is a lovely gentleman, he discretely makes you another if you are talking to other guests and after diner another :) thanks Richard....the Rachel's cocktail list is more extensive than drifters. The spirits used are not premium brand nor would I expect this at a 3.5 star hotel. The food in Rachel's is lovely particular favourites are the seafood salad starter, Breadfruit soup yum yum ...chicken liver pate, Lamb shank, leg of lamb, tuna, Blackened Marlin, duck to mention but a few. The wine is lovely, both wine and water glass filled regularly .. lead to us being tipsy and going straight back to room ! always very good service! Rachel's has buffet two nights a week when drifters is closed. Breakfast is always served in Rachel's, great selection and lovely friendly staff including singing Tony who cooks the eggs, the girls are also lovely and friendly, there was a good selection of hot and cold dishes. Plenty of fruit to start the day, melon, apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple ... We ate at chopstix as part of the all inclusive loved it, like the spring rolls, sizzling pork and the prawn rice, all the food was lovely again great service. Wine drinks same as Rachel's. Drifters has buffet 5 nights a week, lunch every day, the hot dishes were lovely, there was shephers pie best I have had ... one guy got his wife to get another for him as he liked it so much..we were so laughing with them! I loved the salad bar and had this most days with a topless burger or a small helping of the hot dish of the day. There is a full burger menu, always a couple of pasta dishes, pizza and a hot dish. Plenty to chose from. The hotel now serves an upgraded afternoon tea, where they serve lovely little cakes and sandwiches its heat .. delicious I will post pictures ! The manager of the hotel recently went to London to pick up a Virgin silver award for best family hotel, I am going to mention this as any recognition this wonderful friendly hotel is very well deserved as they do everything so well, when we were there as it was term time there were very few children, however there children/teen facilities are fantastic for a small hotel. Larges screen tvs, XBOX, table tennis, pool table, loads of other games I cannot remember. Carol-ann who runs it is so so popular. We have visited this hotel multiple times in the last two yeas and will be back again in a few months and we can't wait, don't hesitate just book, please message me if you have any questions. Thank you very much to everyone at the Savannah for such a wonderful time Sally and Jan. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Nov 25, 2014 - SharonT489 - Warrington, United Kingdom

I have to say first, that I am normally a 5* girl all the way. I've been to the Caribbean 3 times before, twice to the Mexican Caribbean Coast and once to Aruba, and wanted to try somewhere else. I... Read more was tempted by this hotel as it had a lot of good TA reviews. The girls in the local Virgin travel agents also assured me that 3.5* Barbados is equivalent to 5* Mexico. It isn't, not even close! We booked a pool access room with the club deck upgrade. Thank God we booked the club deck upgrade. This was the holiday's saving grace. There is no way I would recommend anybody to try this hotel without the upgrade. The Club deck is a little decked area of the beach. It has a hostess, Jackie, who is an absolute diamond. Also Michael who is generally on hand to move sunbeds and brollies about for shade. The sunbeds on the deck are lovely and comfortable, and Jackie gives great friendly service all day long, bringing drinks from the bar so you don't have to leave your sunbed, and snacks. Jackie is a real credit to this hotel, and both her and Michael are without a doubt the friendliest and most helpful members of staff that the hotel has. I found the rest of them to range from pleasant to downright miserable. As part of the club upgrade, you also get spirits and mixers in your room. These are rum, whiskey, vodka and gin. They are supposed to be replenished every other day, but actually a couple of times ours weren't. My only criticism/suggestion of the club upgrade, is that I do think you should have clean beach towels every day, and a late checkout included, as you have to pay an extra 60 Barbados $ for this, which I do think was a bit much. Clean beach towels every day are also pretty standard in other Caribbean hotels. The hotel itself is situated on a quite scruffy road, which then meanders down to the beach and sea. The beach is OK, it's not Cancun by any means, but it's quite pretty. If you don't have the club upgrade, there are sunbeds on the beach under the trees, so there is plenty of shade. There are more sunbeds around the small pool, but not much shade there, and it seemed to get quite hot. The normal sunbeds are in a pretty disgraceful state. A lot of them look well past their sell by date, and I'm pretty sure if I'd lay on one for a fortnight I would have gone home with a bad back! Another reason to upgrade to club. The meandering pool is quite pretty, and enhances the appearance of the hotel. Both the main pool and meandering pool are only 3'6" deep, so if you want to swim you will be disappointed. They're only suitable for cooling down in really. THE ROOMS. The rooms themselves again are a bit of a mixed bag. We had (room 122) a nice comfortable super king size bed, and the linen was clean and fresh. They are wooden, but another review which says the furniture is "antique mahogany" is written with a bit of poetic licence. We had a chest of drawers that one of the drawers didn't close properly, and one of the curtains was hanging off the rail, and these were like that for 2 weeks. That's just pure laziness and disinterest on behalf of the housekeeping staff to leave a room like that for 2 weeks. I didn't complain, because I shouldn't have to, it's up to housekeeping to notice and have it rectified. I'm not on holiday to do their job for them. The rooms in general do need an upgrade, they are a long way from being luxurious. The bathrooms are really quite basic, and the shower curtains are grotty. You also only get clean towels every other day, which I didn't like. If you want them changing every day, you have to pay extra. There is a flat screen TV with a decent selection of channels, and the air conditioning is very efficient. The downside to the air conditioning is that the extraction side of the unit is in the bathroom and it is very noisy in the night. It also drips all the time. THE FOOD AND DRINK. For me, my main area of complaint was the food and drink. Firstly, and this is my fault for not checking, the drinks are not premium brands. I just never thought to check, as when we've been All Inclusive to the Caribbean before, they have been, and I wrongly assumed that in "upmarket Barbados" they would also be premium. It just never crossed my mind that they wouldn't be. So yes, there are plenty of cocktails on offer, wine and drinks, but not premium. My husband drinks Bacardi, and doesn't really like the cheap replica stuff. I drink wine, and I must say the wine does come from an actual bottle, and not a tap, but it is very weak. I drank it day and night, and it doesn't have any effect at all, so I don't think there's much alcohol in it. If you like premium branded drinks and decent wine, this isn't the place for you. The food was plentiful, but not for me I'm afraid. I like quality food. I don't mean fancy stuff, but good quality meat, vegetables and potatoes. You won't find that here. Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet, so there was everything you could want, and also an egg cooking station where you could have omelettes prepared and eggs cooked the you like. Breakfast was OK, most things were on offer. The fruit juice isn't fruit juice, it's powdered stuff, and there were one or two dodgy practices like putting bread in with the bacon to soak the fat up. Not something I've seen before, or ever want to see again first thing in the morning! Lunch is served at Drifters beach bar. If you like cheap stodgy food, piled high, you'll be OK. There are burgers, chips, pastas, pizzas every day. Day after day after day! There was also another main dish of the day, such as lasagne, pie or stew. More stodge. The salad bar was awful, and what do you have it with? There was soup every day too, but thin watery stuff and again, cheap. Pea soup (no ham), kidney bean soup, black bean soup, corn soup.......... They did start to barbecue some fish and some meat at lunchtimes while we were there, but it was still dubious quality. Chicken thighs, fatty pork chops, and barbecue sauce with everything. Dinner varied at night, between Drifters beach bar, Chopstix and Rachel's. Chopstix we didn't like at all, although we love Chinese food. It's understaffed, with one poor chef and a Wok trying to serve everyone at once, and the menu is just plain odd. Rachel's as an A la Carte is just pretending to be something it's not. Small portions and cheap food, dressed up as something special. If a chicken drumstick with some crisps is your idea of dinner, then this is the place for you. After the Traditional Bajan dinner on the Saturday night, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The best thing they do is the Sunday carvery. It's a traditional roast beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire pudding. This is definitely the best meal they produce all week. I didn't go to the Caribbean to eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, and it's certainly not like home made, but it's more than passable. They do another hot buffet on Wednesday nights, and that's just odd. They do roast pork with the trimmings that night, but no gravy. When I asked did they have gravy to go with the pork, I was told to have the sauce off the curried lamb! I ended up with roast pork, mashed potato and lamb curry on my plate. Now, I do like all 3, but together? Just odd, that's all I can say. Overall, the holiday was as per my title, a mixed bag. The club deck upgrade was very good, but the rooms are average, drinks below average, and the food dreadful. Would we go again? Not a chance. I was glad to come home, and never have I said that about a holiday before. My one tip if you feel you need to try it, is book the club upgrade. I definitely wouldn't go without! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Nov 24, 2014 - helenb89 - heysham

I am a Travel Agent and booked this hotel for my wedding. 10 of us arrived and had a fantastic time. The staff at this hotel make it special..nothing is too much trouble for any of them. We had an... Read more ocean view room and the other couples had various rooms which they all loved. I would like to thank Steffi for putting together the most fantastic wedding..everything went perfectly and will cherish the memories forever. All of our family and friends were very happy with this hotel and would stay again. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Nov 23, 2014 - Alicia G - Charnocks, Christ Church, Barbados

Unfortunately there is no "good" rating. Our experience was good. The staff are truly the gem in this crown and a pool access room accents the trip as you can leave your patio and walk straight into... Read more the pool. However if you are looking for a hotel with a fabulous beach outside, its not there, the beach at the hotel's feet is too rough however they offer a shuttle service to a nearby beach - a beach goers dream! Chop Stix has a great menu and the food is made right before your eyes especially if you sit at the bar. Breakfast was ok not much variety, loved the muffins. PS Rachel's restaurant is closed on Sundays to hotel guests, you will have to eat lunch at drifters bar. However i caution when we visited there were mosquitoes in the room but we solved that by placing a towel on the floor by the front door as we realized the door didn't come right down to the floor creating the entry point for the mosquitoes. our favorite discovery was the playpark!! perfect for those with young kids. our daughter enjoyed the swing, however it is best to use the park after the evening has cooled as there is no shade during the afternoon peak. Unfortunately each time we visited the children's play area in the hotel it was closed even though it was during its published opening hours but the games room is a comfy area to hang out. Our fav part of the holiday was the spa! We love bansuri!! a must visit even if you are not staying at the hotel Read less

3 of 5 stars
Nov 21, 2014 - Jeanette H - Pacific Grove, California

Hotel needs to be renovated and the food is just ok. I've stayed at hundreds of Hotels and The Savannah is more of a 2 to 3 star though I see it's listed here as a 3 and a half and "4" on... Read more others??? Stayed at Mango Bay 10 min away and had a much better expiriance. Read less

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