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). 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
  • 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: 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, 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.

  • Booking bonus: receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan '20–19 Dec '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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 water sports nearby.

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

Please note: a room levy of $4.38 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel

Feb 16, 2021 kjk768

I’m reluctant to post a good review as would prefer to keep this gem to ourselves! We originally booked for 2 weeks to spend our quarantine here and then time to go and look for alternative higher graded hotel for the remainder of our 3 months in Barbados. Quarantine was as expected you have to stay in your room and wait for your results but there… Read more
I’m reluctant to post a good review as would prefer to keep this gem to ourselves! We originally booked for 2 weeks to spend our quarantine here and then time to go and look for alternative higher graded hotel for the remainder of our 3 months in Barbados. Quarantine was as expected you have to stay in your room and wait for your results but there was room service and a small area outside to sunbathe if you were going stir crazy. We viewed a few alternative hotels and villas but everytime we came back to butterfly beach we decided we couldn’t get the same elsewhere, it had really grown on us and offered everything we wanted so We upgraded to one of the adult only rooms opening onto the lap pool (which was fantastic for working off the pina colada’s,)and extended our stay here. The rooms are spacious with a well equipped little kitchenette and the bathrooms are modern. The satellite tv had a few decent channels and whatever sport my husband couldn’t find the staff were happy to put on in the bar area. This is a lovely boutique feel hotel, with a great pool overlooking the beach which is pristine and free from the usual beach vendors. The hotel corridors are open air and so look a little dated but were kept immaculately clean. The staff work hard keeping the flower beds tidy and the pool area clean and The majority of the staff were really friendly, especially the receptionists, the guys looking after the maintenance and gardens and security and Amanda the manager, and most of the restaurant staff who always said hello with a smile and would have a chat and laugh with you, and the odd ones that didn’t, you will always get in any establishment. The only negative really and why i didn’t give 5 points, was that the service and food in the restaurant could be a bit hit and miss, we also did think sometimes the bar staff could have helped themselves during the covid period when the hotel was quite empty by coming around the poolside and offering drinks promoting the menu and happy hour in the day as getting up and putting your mask on and a cover up to go to the bar to see 4 staff doing nothing did seem to be a lost opportunity for sales and improve guest convenience. We had an absolutely fantastic time here though, it felt like home away from home. Location of the hotel is 15 minutes walk to Oistins, 10 minutes walk to the supermarket and a couple of really great bars, or a small convenience store is right across the road. You’re on the main road into St Lawrence Gap, only about 5 minutes in a cab, or on the route for the bus or Reggae Reggae taxis. Just far out of town to be peaceful but easy to get to the nightlife ! The position of the pool and being able to walk directly onto the beach was fantastic. The hotel has a lovely friendly feel that rubs off onto the guests and, we met some amazing people and made great friends here , it felt like a little community. The management and staff did all they could to not let the covid outbreak affect our stay, whilst observing all the necessary covid protocols with a smile and kept us updated as the local rules changed quickly over the new year period. We will definitely book here again and will be back soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a good place.

Jan 8, 2021 FNANY New York City, New York

I rarely write bad reviews especially in these tough times but the way we were treated at the Butterfly Hotel is to be flagged. I chose this hotel as it is close to the airport and we were transiting via Barbados to a smaller island. We showed up in the evening understanding we would be quarantined for the 24 hours we were to stay in… Read more
I rarely write bad reviews especially in these tough times but the way we were treated at the Butterfly Hotel is to be flagged. I chose this hotel as it is close to the airport and we were transiting via Barbados to a smaller island. We showed up in the evening understanding we would be quarantined for the 24 hours we were to stay in Barbados; this was totally fine. Unfortunately, we were welcomed by a very rude evening front desk person who would not take the time to explain the hotel’s exact protocol. When we asked to get more explanations we were told to go to our room immediately! We felt threatened by the tone and flabbergasted by the attitude. We left the following day. As far the hotel is concerned, it is old badly-maintained and clean enough not to run away. Never again. There are enough affordable hotels in the great island of Barbados not to subject yourself to this appalling place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love the place

Jan 3, 2021 clayxblade Chesterfield, United Kingdom

We were on the first flight out of the UK after the November lockdown for our second stay at BB, absolutely love it and the lane pool is awesome! The covid regs are a pain the A. alas , needs must, it's something you have to put up with for 72 hours, we were allocated a room with an ocean view and above the designated sunbathing area, please… Read more
We were on the first flight out of the UK after the November lockdown for our second stay at BB, absolutely love it and the lane pool is awesome! The covid regs are a pain the A. alas , needs must, it's something you have to put up with for 72 hours, we were allocated a room with an ocean view and above the designated sunbathing area, please avail yourself of the rules before coming, the staff were brilliant, room service of food and drink, they also organised a grocery delivery, I called reception at 07.40 with a list, had a knock on the door at 08.20, our shopping list was on a table by the door. After our test came back negative we were moved to our allocated room , I paid extra for the pool view and wow, we got a ground floor in front of the lane pool, which is a great addition since our last visit. From then on our holiday was as expected, it was really quiet as you can imagine so at times we had the pool to ourselves, the service from the reef bar was great, the fish cutter went really well with the bucket of ice cold beer,with a view to die for. The hotel is a 15 minute walk to oistins, the bus stop is outside, the beach at either side is a gorgeous white stretch of sand, no shingle and is the perfect place to cool off. Rooms are quite large, small kitchette, a/c, satellite tv, ironing board, hairdryer. The staff are really friendly and a 100% helpful in what is very worrying times , we can't fault them, they will go out of their way for you especially in those first 3 days when contact has to be kept to the absolute minimum, everything you request is left on a table by your room door, food was hot, beer was cold, they don't clean the rooms during quarantine although you can request a towel change, achange if bedding was in the wardrobe should you want to change them in the first 3 days. All this us in the guidelines so please inform yourself before travelling. I'd like to take his opportunity to thank you all for your service during our stay in December, we appreciate it's a very different time, but you all made us welcome and we look forward to seeing you when all this has changed and we can get back to seeing each other without the damn masks! We shall be back and you have spoiled us by giving us room 101. Kind regards and stay healthy Martin and Sharon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quarantine stay

Dec 6, 2020 claireevans321 Stafford, United Kingdom

Hi we travelled to Barbados as soon as we came out lockdown and we knew we would have to quarantine until we received a second negative covid test. Our accommodation was not approved by the government so I chose Butterfly beach hotel based on reviews and their covid quarantine adherence policies. The hotel haven't let us down. We are still here… Read more
Hi we travelled to Barbados as soon as we came out lockdown and we knew we would have to quarantine until we received a second negative covid test. Our accommodation was not approved by the government so I chose Butterfly beach hotel based on reviews and their covid quarantine adherence policies. The hotel haven't let us down. We are still here on day 2 and everything is as perfect as it can be under the circumstances. We were given the key to our room straight away and check in was done over the phone from our room. The room is spacious as it needs to be if we are spending 3 days in it. The hotel has designated sunbathing and dining areas if you go stir crazy in your room, which we haven't. If you contact reception they will take a grocery order and deliver it the next day. They even let you order alcohol which is surprising as usually a hotel won't allow this. The staff are so pleasant and can't do enough for you. Room service is great and portions are large enough to save food for later. Our room was well equipped with a small dining area and kitchenette. The rum punches we ordered were delicious, so we ordered more..the staff don't come and clean during this time but they have left plenty of extra towels, loo roll etc..aircon is good and we have a large balcony to sit outside and take in the views..highly recommended for quarantine stay or a stay at anytime..we shall definitely be back.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dirty and treats people quarantining terrible.

Dec 5, 2020 Chris P Toronto, Canada

I stayed here while quarantining, waiting for a private doctor to do second test. 4 Days, they never cleaned the room, the floors were so dirty my feet were black. They stick quarantine people on their non renovated floors, I complained and they didn't care. I asked for an upgrade and never received. Hotel is literally empty yet they put me in a… Read more
I stayed here while quarantining, waiting for a private doctor to do second test. 4 Days, they never cleaned the room, the floors were so dirty my feet were black. They stick quarantine people on their non renovated floors, I complained and they didn't care. I asked for an upgrade and never received. Hotel is literally empty yet they put me in a room overlooking the parking lot. Fridge hard to open, garbage impossible to open. There is no delivery in the area and you cant leave your room for three days so you must order their restaurant food which is terrible and way overpriced. I'm extremely disgusted by this property. Read less