Butterfly Beach Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

One of the hallmarks of any holiday in Barbados is a night at Oistins’ famous Fish Fry – and you are just a stroll from all the action (and a short drive from lively St Lawrence Gap for other nights out). Enjoy direct access to two fabulous white powder beaches laid out either side by of this seafront hotel. The iridescent blue waters of the Caribbean may be tempting, but you can also take a dip in the freshwater swimming pools – or head up to the raised circular patio for a soak in its trio of waterfront whirlpools or relax on the ample sunning areas with loungers and umbrellas. The sea views steal the show at The Reef Bar & Grill too, with its new seaside deck providing the perfect backdrop for Caribbean dishes, and for its weekly rum punch parties and barbecues accompanied by steel pan sounds. You can see why the Butterfly Beach Hotel is a great value for money resort in Barbados and a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winner.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located in the South of Barbados, a short distance from St Lawrence Gap, Oistins fish fry and 20 minutes from Bridgetown. Transfer time from the airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

92 rooms, studios and apartments. All with furnished balconies, TV, telephone, air-conditioning ceiling fans, safe, fridge and kettle, and iron and board. Room Mixed View overlook the whirlpool courtyard, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.


Deluxe Studio Pool View Rooms are on the ground floor and are adults only.

Breakfast included option: daily breakfast in the Reef Bar and Grill.

Half Board option: includes daily breakfast and either lunch or dinner in the Reef Bar and Grill.

Full Board option: includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Reef Bar and Grill. All house brand drinks including cocktails, wine by the glass, spirits and soft drinks (excludes bottled water) with meals. 

Superior Studio Pool View have kitchenette, with 1 king-size or twin beds (on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Studio Island View are recently refurbished, and have kitchenette, with 1 king-size or twin beds (on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults and child.

Deluxe Studio Pool View are recently refurbished and are adults-only, with kitchenette and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Studio Ocean View are recently refurbished, and have kitchenette, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior One-Bedroom Apartment Pool View has living room with fold-out sleeper-sofa and full kitchen, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Reef Bar and Grill (buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch, daytime snacks and dinner. Bar open until 11:00pm with daily happy hours and bar snacks).

Regular evening entertainment.

2 swimming pools (including one adults-only pool). 3 whirlpools. Oceanfront sundeck. Fitness centre. Large screen TV with sports channels. Golf* and water sports* nearby.

Laundromat*. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking.

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night. 

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Little piece of heaven

May 26, 2024 susanharrhy Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Exactly how it's shown on utube.but as I entered I felt immediately at home,no fancy lobby just a straight through lobby with a tantalising glimpse of the ocean.its so close,no crowds,the restaurant serves a good selection,there are a few restaurants and bars a local shop,not far.huge bed,we went self catering. Breakfast we b ought a loaf of… Read more
Exactly how it's shown on utube.but as I entered I felt immediately at home,no fancy lobby just a straight through lobby with a tantalising glimpse of the ocean.its so close,no crowds,the restaurant serves a good selection,there are a few restaurants and bars a local shop,not far.huge bed,we went self catering. Breakfast we b ought a loaf of bread ,butter and jam from across the road and ate out on our verandah,the birds would come and share it, one even pecked my husbands hand,only bad thing was there were insects that came out at night in the kitchen area,and in bathroom too,so get some bug spray,best not to leave any food out,including cereals,there is a lovely long pool,I did 100 strokes end to end,it's amazing,staff in restaurant don't seem yo want to be there,with the exception of Deborah,she seemed to know what we wanted even before we did,and was very likable,we would seek her out,if we ate there,its such an amazing place we are going back there next year Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed experience hotel had to offer

May 12, 2024 Gary F Llantwit Major, United Kingdom

Enjoyed the stay. Plenty of sun beds and umbrellas, breakfast plentiful, generally clean and tidy hotel. Ideal location to catch buses and taxi to explore the island Hotel rooms tired in need of Major upgrade. Most of the staff helpful and friendly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heaven on earth

May 4, 2024 Littlenic94

This is my third time visit butterfly beach hotel and it will not be my last! This place is heaven on earth! Small little boutique hotel, clean, and the most gorgeous set of staff! A massive shout out to John, Karen and Tashara. They is better locations on the island but you pay the hefty price tag! It is very easy to access places by using the… Read more
This is my third time visit butterfly beach hotel and it will not be my last! This place is heaven on earth! Small little boutique hotel, clean, and the most gorgeous set of staff! A massive shout out to John, Karen and Tashara. They is better locations on the island but you pay the hefty price tag! It is very easy to access places by using the reggae buses, electric bus or just the standard bus. Walking distance to the supermarket or to oistins. You have beautiful beaches either side of the hotel - these are a little bit more rougher so you can travel further up the island for calmer seas. I have been to this hotel numerous times, and when speaking to other people they have done the same! Tried to book the hotel for new year, and it's completely fully booked, and so is January - May! So I think that speaks volumes it self. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good value family hotel

Apr 18, 2024 Louise0012233 Bath, United Kingdom

Good family friendly hotel with a nice pool and on the beach. Not safe to swim in the sea here - very rough and rips. Good customer service and easy to get bus and taxi. Held bags on check out and allowed us to use showers for our later flight. Bar staff friendly but slow.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent budget option

Apr 14, 2024 Josh M London, United Kingdom

I was apprehensive about booking this because of the huge variance in reviews, even recent ones. Happy to report that overall we thought this was an excellent value hotel, that we would recommend - with a couple of caveats. Two pools and a beach each side (accessible at low-tide) meant there was plenty of room for everyone and we didn't encounter… Read more
I was apprehensive about booking this because of the huge variance in reviews, even recent ones. Happy to report that overall we thought this was an excellent value hotel, that we would recommend - with a couple of caveats. Two pools and a beach each side (accessible at low-tide) meant there was plenty of room for everyone and we didn't encounter any surly staff that others report, most were very friendly. We were in the cheapest room type (no kitchenette) but still had an incredible view out to the sea. Other pros: Oistins fish fry, dover beach and St Lawrence Gap are walkable, otherwise buses from right outside hotel. Happy hour rum punches go down well, beds comfy. Cons: cleaning could be a little more thorough, we were often asked what we wanted cleaned specifically, rather than a standard full service. It's not really for me to list things I want cleaned. This wasn't a deal-breaker though. Read less