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.

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  • Booking bonus: book by 31 May '20 and save up to 20% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Apr–28 Ju '20 and 5 Aug '20–31 Jan '21 and receive US$50 food and beverage credit per room per stay, minimum stay 5 nights. 

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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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, Caribbean-style hotel, affordable Barbados option, beautiful beach

Mar 28, 2020 marqoos_pl Dublin, Ireland

LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS NEARBY *** Butterfly Beach Hotel is located on the south part of the island, approx. 20-25 min drive from the airport. It’s just outside Oistins (with their famous Oistins Fish Market). Hotel itself is on the beautiful quiet stretch of the beach. The beach is accessible from the hotel through some rocks, but can be also… Read more
LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS NEARBY *** Butterfly Beach Hotel is located on the south part of the island, approx. 20-25 min drive from the airport. It’s just outside Oistins (with their famous Oistins Fish Market). Hotel itself is on the beautiful quiet stretch of the beach. The beach is accessible from the hotel through some rocks, but can be also seen from the sea terrace (awesome views in the morning). Location is really nice. From outside (street end) it doesn’t look that attractive, but when you’re in their restaurant or near the pool, your Caribbean holidays and colours are there. HOTEL OVERVIEW *** Hotel is advertised as a 3 / 3,5* property – I would definitely give them solid, good 3,5*. I was quite sceptical at the beginning (as normally I would book higher standard), but I was absolutely delighted. Hotel has this kind of local atmosphere, decorations, lovely smiling staff and a lot of flowers and greenery around. There are few buildings, some with a sea-view, some with side sea-view. Secured parking (with a gate, security and CCTV) is just outside of the main entrance. Buses and taxis are also stopping just outside of the main gate (you can go to Oistins by local bus or even walk). PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP *** Leisure RESERVATION *** Booked directly with the hotel. Very good communication before arrival. LENGTH OF MY STAY *** 5 nights – May 2019 CHECK-IN *** We arrived after long-haul flight and went directly (we had our crazy yellow bug rented /Moke-type Daewoo Matiz) to the hotel. Check-in was hassle-free and we could rest a little bit. We’ve been advised of the dining options and local area. LOBBY & RECEPTION *** Very colourful and firstly I didn’t like it. But as days went, I started to enjoying it much more than sad grey places in other hotels. At the end I found the colourful scheme of the entire hotel very relaxing and enjoyable. There’s also travel desk with some tour options and a lot of brochures. ROOM *** #304 – Superior Studio It was on the side building, where you could get using stairs or lifts and external corridors. This room was with a side-sea view (and partially less attractive road). Room was very spacious, with a balcony. Designed in a very local, Caribbean style, using wicker furniture and colourful decorations. To keep you cool, you have an air-condition unit, a fan and also you can your balcony open during the night (one window can be left open as it has a security cage too). When you leave your windows open like that, you’d be woken up by many birds singing and sea waves breaking on the beach few meters away. The cars are not disruptive and I didn’t actually pay any attention when they’re going. There was a large King size bed and it was really comfy. A table with some chairs and also a table and armchair in the balcony. Plenty of storage space in the wardrobes, safety deposit box, an iron / iron desk, a working desk. There was also a small kitchenette if you fancied cooking yourself (shops are in Oistins, but prices aren’t that low, so you may as well use the restaurant all the time), fridge however was very handy to have. I was really surprised that on arrival, I had received a bottle of Cava for my birthday (I mentioned it at the time of booking). This was still few days of the special day. Later, on the actual day, there was also a bottle of local rum. I’ve been spoiled by them 😊. Thank you. BATHROOM *** Bright, clean and also full of colours. There were 3 soaps as toiletries only and they were not replenished during the stay. So if you need more than that (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel – bring it yourself). BEACH & SWIMMING POOLS *** There are two swimming pools – one large one with many sun lounges and another one (long one), just below our balcony. Spotless clean and it was fantastic to get refreshed there. Bar is just next to it, so you can get your drinks. I think however, that you guys should be more pro-active when offering some drinks or snacks as guests would buy more (as offering these options was not happening, so some people were not bothered to go and ask). On the other side (where the Sea View rooms are), there are additional jacuzzis and also sunbathing terrace with some lovely flowers and bit of greenery. All areas cleaned properly every morning and of course during the day. Beach is quite small, but you can access to of them. OMG the sand is amazing. Be careful with the sea wated as currents can be very strong there. There are also few lovely beaches in the few kms proximity. BREAKFAST *** We decided to have breakfast in the hotel and this was a good choice. It is served in the sea terrace which brings you absolutely amazing views of the blue sea. You have to remember that there are also a lot of guest birds visiting during this time, so at no any circumstances, you can leave your breakfast unattended. Breakfast selection was good, including cold and hot meals. It was tasty, however could be nicer presented. As quality of food was good, but the way it was served (buffet) was a little bit chaotic and not necessarily elegant (I know, this is not a 5*, but small changes would be beneficial). They had very good coffee and freshly baked cakes which was big plus. Also, menu was changing every day, so that was enjoyable as well. RESTAURANT *** Their lunch menu is quite short and I’d say boring, but we tried some options and it was OK. Also, bar is open so you can have nice drinks during you busy day roasting near the pool. Dinners however was much nicer. Menu is different and it was extra busy. All tables were taken, so we’re lucky to get one (book earlier if so). Selection was good, portions quite large and prices as high as in town 😊. I enjoyed that. Also, you have a lovely sea breeze and sound of the waves – awesome. INTERNET ACCESS *** Complimentary wi-fi access and connection was good. CHECK-OUT EXPERIENCE *** Hm… As we were moving to different hotel, we wanted to leave just after breakfast. All done, all packed and final bill paying time. OK. This was at least 30 min. Check-out was quite painful I have to admit. I don’t know, what happened. Or our receipt were lost, or some other details, but finally we managed. STAFF *** Entire staff is lovely. Welcoming you with a smile (unless you’re very grumpy as some guests were, haha) and assisting whenever you asked for anything. From reception, all restaurant staff, all housekeeping. Special thank you for Jerome from restaurant for taking care of us. One of the evenings, there was also a “weekly Manager’s Rum Punch Party” near the pool. I’m not a big fan of such parties, but we went for it and it was lovely. There was a chance to speak with some staff and the manager, have some punch (it was tasty, I liked it) and have some freshly made grilled finger food. Nice idea and very relaxed evening. OVERVIEW *** Great, local hotel. This is not a fancy AI resort, but has very local spirits and atmosphere. Extremely friendly staff, colourful, happy, relaxed, natural environment. Good, fair prices and beautiful location. Was I happy with the standard I usually don’t book for myself? Definitely yes. Butterfly Beach Hotel exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed our stay. Beach is stunning and your photos on social media annoy all your friends at home or work and this is not fake – trully Caribbean experience for an affordable price. Would I go back and recommend this place? Definitely yes. Also, they quite often have some special prices, so keep an eye on this one. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 palmerp sussex england

Just returned from 3rd visit to the butterfly beach , love this hotel , beautiful location on the beach which we swam in everyday early before breakfast ,, staff lovely and rooms are lovely ( we had a sea view ) cleaned daily , lovely lunch menu , continental breakfast could offer a little more choice but it’s adequate enough so no big deal or… Read more
Just returned from 3rd visit to the butterfly beach , love this hotel , beautiful location on the beach which we swam in everyday early before breakfast ,, staff lovely and rooms are lovely ( we had a sea view ) cleaned daily , lovely lunch menu , continental breakfast could offer a little more choice but it’s adequate enough so no big deal or deal breaker ,, because of the location we always prefer to hire a car when we stay there but on main road with lots of buses so again no big deal ,, within walking distance of supermarket and Oistins for the fish fry on Friday nights , if your more energetic you could actually walk to Dover beach and at Lawrence but it is a bit of a trek ,, will be back for a fourth visit 😊 Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 kent2270 London, United Kingdom

We came on this holiday as i was celebrating my 50th birthday. Approx 15 minutes from airport which was nice after the long flight. Polite & helpful staff on reception check in. Room was close to reception, ground floor with a beautiful view of the hot tub area and the beach. Large spacious room with self catering facilities if required. We were… Read more
We came on this holiday as i was celebrating my 50th birthday. Approx 15 minutes from airport which was nice after the long flight. Polite & helpful staff on reception check in. Room was close to reception, ground floor with a beautiful view of the hot tub area and the beach. Large spacious room with self catering facilities if required. We were on a half board basis so didn’t use but we had cups of tea & they topped up daily. Fridge was handy Room tidied daily & was always nice & clean. Bed was massive. Hairdryer, iron & ironing board supplied & safe in wardrobe was free of charge. Spacious mirrored wardrobes & balcony was also a good size. Walk in shower was also clean & looked recently updated. Breakfast was buffet style with the full english options along with some local items. Fruit, juices, bread & pastries also available along with endless tea & coffee. The tap water is fine to drink all island. Eve meal had choices & we had no complaints. Always hot, fresh & well presented. The eve meal came with a free drink too. There was always iced water available all day & night. We are not massive drinkers but the local beers were good & the rum punch too. We always managed to get loungers in various areas with plenty of umbrellas. Towels were provided free for the first time & once changed they were 2 dollars. The beach was amazing, right by the hotel with lovely white sand & perfect to swim in & to walk along. Whilst we arrived before the Coronavirus really hit the island with a matter of days it kind of changed our holiday where trips were beginning to get cancelled etc but despite the crisis 5e hotel staff were amazing throughout our stay in particular Deborah who worked in the shop & organised trips, car hire etc. Her vibrant personality & assistance was fantastic. The bar & dining staff were also friendly & happy to chat too despite the obvious situation change which unfortunately cut our holiday short by 2 days as most of the holidaymakers had to vacate the island in time for the hotel closure on 30/3. There were a lot of people that had returned year after year to this hotel which says a lot. The location is ideal for buses/taxis. Not too much around the hotel to be honest, just a small grocery shop, Chinese restaurant, a bar & a couple of homemade food take away places. Oistins can be walked to but so easy to get a bus or taxi just outside. Weather was beautiful, food lovely & met some great people so overall despite it being cut short we had an amazing time at this hotel. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 2020winter

We stayed at butterfly beach hotel for 2weeks and can honestly say it was the best holiday. The room was clean spacious and very comfortable. The housekeeping staff very friendly as were the rest of the staff at this hotel. The beaches and the location were awesome. We met so many lovely people from all over the world, one couple from London, mike… Read more
We stayed at butterfly beach hotel for 2weeks and can honestly say it was the best holiday. The room was clean spacious and very comfortable. The housekeeping staff very friendly as were the rest of the staff at this hotel. The beaches and the location were awesome. We met so many lovely people from all over the world, one couple from London, mike and Stella at the rum punch party. The happy hour daily was great along with the food. I have nothing but great thing to say about are stay here and hope to get the chance to go back. Thanks again for a great holiday! Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 SteveHKD Halifax, Canada

The wait staff at this hotel treated us as if we were an inconvenience however, the cleaning staff was fantastic! The restaurant was poor and incredibly slow. Having said that, the Bolador catamaran tour was first rate!! Jeffery and the crew were amazing! Highly recommend this tour.