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. 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.

  • 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

  • Excellent (909)
  • Very good (767)
  • Average (242)
  • Poor (69)
  • Terrible (38)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint and friendly

Jul 24, 2021 walaBarbados Bridgetown, Barbados

Had a short stay here, but the staff were pleasant. The rooms though small were clean. Breakfast was nice but took really long to come. The bed was very comfortable. The food was average but the severs were pleasant. I would recommend this hotel to others.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating At the moment more of a quarantine hotel than for tourists

Jul 12, 2021 carols6467 Cambridge, United Kingdom

We arrived, double vaccinated and ready to start our holiday. We knew we were allowed to use all the hotel facilities and this was explained at check in again. Once tests were back we emailed them to the hotel and the bands were cut off. I am giving this review of our experience as a couple here on holiday. I can not comment on what it is… Read more
We arrived, double vaccinated and ready to start our holiday. We knew we were allowed to use all the hotel facilities and this was explained at check in again. Once tests were back we emailed them to the hotel and the bands were cut off. I am giving this review of our experience as a couple here on holiday. I can not comment on what it is normally like. First and foremost throughout our whole stay, we were never treated as guests. This hotel at the time we were there has people Arriving, leaving and quarantining daily. The whole three weeks we stayed, the same menu was on offer for all three meals. Staff didn’t try to get to know us, be at all friendly with us or really even check if we were having a good time. We had the same three security guards, even single time we returned they asked our names and room number. Would it have been hard to remember your only two guests/ In fact if it wasn’t for Deborah in the shop I would give the hotel one star based on our stay. Deborah helped us with a car, places to go, A friendly face and chats etc. As the sargassum was so bad after a few days we travelled to the West coast. We gradually spent more time away from the hotel and can honestly say all the other hotels we spent the day at were more welcoming than Butterfly beach. We didn’t ask reception for anything during our stay, we ordered some drinks from the bar and had about three meals there. A prime example was I found out there was a special meal for Father’s Day in the restaurant. This wasn’t advertised anywhere and we weren’t told. One day we really fancied a meal in our room. We were told very rudely that we had to come down and get it, room service was only for quarantine guests. I did go down and as it turned out there was too much for me to carry, so immediately they offered to help bring it up!!! Near the end of the stay about 8 more guests arrived. Things may have picked up now more people from the U.K. are going. I hope so. I think in “normal times” this will be a good three star hotel. I wouldn’t return and thought long and hard about writing this review, but if it means guests get treated a little better in the future, then that will be good for them. Read less
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Jul 5, 2021 452normap

I do not like to give bad reviews especially in these times but the way we were treated at this hotel has to be told. I chose this hotel as it is close to the airport and we were transiting via Barbados. we arrived in the morning around 10.30am, we would be quarantined until our flight the next day 5.15pm. which is fine. on arrival we were met… Read more
I do not like to give bad reviews especially in these times but the way we were treated at this hotel has to be told. I chose this hotel as it is close to the airport and we were transiting via Barbados. we arrived in the morning around 10.30am, we would be quarantined until our flight the next day 5.15pm. which is fine. on arrival we were met by a nice receptionist who explained our flight came in early and our room wasn't ready. She spoke to her manager and this is where the problem started. In her rude tone and looks she said we couldn't stand around the front desk, she would find a room until our our large double bed room was ready. Her tone and attitude was not nice at all. we were moved into a room and waited and waited. They left us in a twin room for the night!!!!! The restaurant food wasnt great but the staff was very nice. There is no problem with the main staff, receptionist or restaurant staff they all seemed very polite and friendly. But the manager she definitely needs more training, she was very rude, self opinionated arrogant and felt a big double bed was the same as a twin bed!!!! We chose this hotel because is was close to the airport and looked nice, never again. There were other hotels same price and range like this! Manager you need to have more training you spoilt it for all your other wonderful staff! Shame. . Read less
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Jun 20, 2021 AldoDow Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 3 days in transit/quarantine, staff were all friendly and very helpful. Food, drinks, cocktails all delivered to my room. Happy hour was from 12-4. There was a lovely sunbathing area but unfortunately i was in quarantine. Great ocean view from my deluxe room balcony.
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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