Butterfly Beach Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

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). There is 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. Butterfly Beach Hotel is a great value for money resort in Barbados and a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winner.

Amenities

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

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

83 room, 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.

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

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

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

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, gym, large screen TV with sports channels, golf and watersports nearby.

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

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $4.38 per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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  • Poor (65)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We stayed for a week in May 2019

May 22, 2019 Sambo4600

The staff were all excellent and very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with a great shower. The hotel was on the beach front, and has two great swimming pools to relax in. I would definitely go back.
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May 16, 2019 rikkifred Ferndown, United Kingdom

Just got home yesterday from staying at this hotel. Cannot rate highly enough. The staff were excellent, the rooms were lovely and clean. Pretty too. We had sea view rooms. Small beach but plenty enough for us and loads close by too. We used the restaurant most days. Every morning for buffet breakfast, most lunchtimes for a snack and some… Read more
Just got home yesterday from staying at this hotel. Cannot rate highly enough. The staff were excellent, the rooms were lovely and clean. Pretty too. We had sea view rooms. Small beach but plenty enough for us and loads close by too. We used the restaurant most days. Every morning for buffet breakfast, most lunchtimes for a snack and some evenings for dinner. The Managers Rum Punch party every Monday was a nice touch. Meet and greet staff and other guests. Went to the Friday Fish Fry at Oistins, that was a real experience and only a walk away, or a quick trip on one of the many little “kamikaze” buses you can flag down all along the road. $3.50 a trip anywhere along their route. Took a trip with Teds Tours, wish we’d done that earlier in our holiday, that Man was so full of local knowledge and a laugh a minute. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Butterfly Beach Hotel is simply Excellent

May 14, 2019 huntie53 Wokingham, United Kingdom

We stayed from April 28th to May 12th 2019, our 3rd visit to this newly refurbished hotel. We had the biggest surprise upon checking in; our package deal with British Airways , was for a standard Pool View room, which are in the building on the right hand side from Reception, and are on the 1st floor and above. However, we were given a… Read more
We stayed from April 28th to May 12th 2019, our 3rd visit to this newly refurbished hotel. We had the biggest surprise upon checking in; our package deal with British Airways , was for a standard Pool View room, which are in the building on the right hand side from Reception, and are on the 1st floor and above. However, we were given a complimentary upgrade to a De Luxe Pool View Room, opening up to the new long pool , on the ground floor, which was amazing ! We were greeted with a complimentary fruit punch while checking in also, very welcome after a long day travelling. The room was spotlessly clean, with a very lovely fresh aroma, comfortable bed, huge chest of drawers which housed the television, table and chairs, and excellent kitchen facilities. Everything we needed was provided, even a small container of dishwashing liquid, and washing up sponge, so no need to buy any ! The door to the patio slides open to reveal another table and chairs, as well as 2 sun loungers , mere steps away from the pool. There are also white drapes hanging on the edge of the patio, which can be drawn for privacy if required. The hotel has retained many of the original staff from before the refurb, and we were greeted with genuine pleasure by all of the ones who remembered us from our previous visits. Amanda ( manager ), Anne Marie Kent ( owner ) , Mrs Wilson ( Reef Restaurant manager ), John, Jerome, Jennifer, and all of the Reef staff greeted us with affection at the Manager's cocktail party; our Housekeeping staff were all terrific, and did a great job, cleaning the room, changing the towels etc, on a daily basis. I particular, Waynie ( housekeeping ) actually came and found us to say hello, as she was working in the other building during our stay. All of the maintenance/ groundsmen worked hard keeping the pools and grounds clean and tidy, and the night security guys were excellent. We ate at the Reef much more this visit, and the food was always of good quality, especially the cheeseburgers from the snack menu ! Overall, The Butterfly Beach thoroughly deserves the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, for consistently treating their guests as part of " The Butterfly Beach Family ". Can't wait to return !! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A nice and casual, comfortable stay

May 14, 2019 Ed_Johnson_London London, United Kingdom

When we arrived at Butterfly Beach, we were excited as we knew the sea was just in our reach after our long flight. Indeed, the beach and sea were RIGHT there. This is the biggest draw of Butterfly Beach. The location can't be beat. For many, the holiday is about just that...the beach. I do like to spend time in the room after a long day on… Read more
When we arrived at Butterfly Beach, we were excited as we knew the sea was just in our reach after our long flight. Indeed, the beach and sea were RIGHT there. This is the biggest draw of Butterfly Beach. The location can't be beat. For many, the holiday is about just that...the beach. I do like to spend time in the room after a long day on the beach and enjoy the air con for a bit, some TV and give myself some home spa treatments to take me into the evening. The rooms are nice, CLEAN...CLEAN but the furnishing is a little dated. Once you get over that, you are golden. The beds were two singles for my husband and I and that was fine. Very comfortable and nice pillows. So, your sleep will thank you! A couple draw backs here though. There is no service by the pool or beach. That got to be a bit of a hassle if you wanted to just lounge and not be fussed to run to the restaurant. It felt uncomfortable running into the restaurant with your swim shorts to get a couple of drinks to be honest. The fitness room is very tired. Three pieces of kit that were dated and not well maintained. So, don't count on this for your stay. To be honest, just swim in the ocean...you'll get your work out there! The staff were friendly and professional and seemed to enjoy our custom. Some more than others but most were very nice. Deborah in the gift shop was always a welcome smile! For the price, you can't go wrong. It is not luxury but has everything you would want and is a nice experience. We went with this hotel because it was more affordable and allowed us to splash out on things we thought would bring more of an experience so we made the right choice. Read less
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May 13, 2019 Sandra C Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We booked this trip two weeks before travelling, it was a good price for the flight and hotel package. We didn't really use the beach, pool or restaurant much because we were outside the hotel most of the time, but everything looked nice. The rooms were well kept and very clean. There was a good size parking lot with free parking which was great… Read more
We booked this trip two weeks before travelling, it was a good price for the flight and hotel package. We didn't really use the beach, pool or restaurant much because we were outside the hotel most of the time, but everything looked nice. The rooms were well kept and very clean. There was a good size parking lot with free parking which was great for our rental car. The hotel is in walking distance to the Fish Market and a short taxi ride to The Gap. The staff at the front desk were very nice, friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again. Read less