Savannah Beach

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK, the Savannah Beach is a friendly resort offering a warm Caribbean welcome and a relaxed vibe. Set right on the beach, within a UNESCO heritage site, with easy access to the historic Garrison area, you can walk across the road to watch the changing of the sentry ceremony at the main guard house.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Ideally located on the south coast of Barbados. 5 minutes from Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah Race Track is opposite the hotel. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

93 rooms and suites on up to 4 floors in 5 buildings with 2 lifts and a plantation house. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe, alarm clock, radio, fridge, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, bath and shower. Plantation House Rooms are situated in the historic Savannah building close to the road. Furnished with traditional Barbadian furniture adding to the historical Plantation theme with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals (unless stated otherwise) and afternoon tea. All drinks to include house wine by the glass, beer, house spirits, soft drinks. All activities (unless stated otherwise). 

 

Deluxe Courtyard View Rooms offer garden or pool views. These rooms have spacious bathrooms, outside balcony/patio and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool View Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Rooms and have views of the pool, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool Access Rooms offer views of the gardens and pools from a private balcony. Guests staying within these rooms can step directly onto the pool deck from their room via private stairway access. These rooms come with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer a spectacular vista of the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Pool View Suites are very spacious with a large balcony, a separate sitting room which has its own vanity area, mini-bar area and a sofa bed, a separate bedroom with 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View Suites are the same as the Pool View Suites but have a view of the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Pool View Suite - the Savannah Beach has 1 Family Suite consisting of 2 interconnecting rooms with pool views, the 1st room has 1 king-size bed, the 2nd room is decorated in a modern children’s theme, with 2 bunk beds and a single sofa bed. In the room, there is a toy box for the younger children, a games console for the older children, their own flat-screen TV, DVD player with their own DVD library and their own soda bar. Both rooms have balconies. These Suites sleep maximum 2 adults and 3 children.

Club Room Upgrades are available at an additional supplement, benefits include:

  • Stocked mini-bar, replenished daily if required, to include: Soft drinks, beer, 1/2 bottle of rum, vodka, gin and whisky
  • Upgraded amenity kit to include, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 
  • VIP Express check in
  • Deluxe beach beds with padding, umbrellas to be laid out in the VIP area 
  • Chilled towels to be circulated at 12:00pm and 2:00pm 
  • Fresh fruit in the morning 
  • Breakfast in room twice per week

3 restaurants: The main restaurant, Rachel's has a twist on Caribbean/International fare open for buffet breakfast daily, gourmet à la carte dinner 4 nights a week and buffet dining once weekly. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for buffet lunch and 6 nights a week for buffet dinner serving a range of barbecue, pasta dishes, grilled fish and burgers for lunch, and in the evening, a themed buffet dinner including BBQ, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian and International . There is also an adults only Asian fusion* restaurant, Chopstix, open 4 nights per week. 3 bars: Rachel's Bar, Drifters Beach Bar (open until 1:00am) and Chopstix bar. A coffee station is available in the Drifter's restaurant. Afternoon tea served daily.

Live entertainment 5 nights weekly, including themed nights and floor shows. Movie night every Friday.

2 swimming pools. Spa*. Gym. Family entertainment centre with foosball table, table tennis, basketball machine and darts, as well as a supervised Pirates Cove Kids' Club (3-12 years). Boogie boards and snorkels available from the kids' club. Teen hangout den for the older kids to have their own space, featuring interactive gaming consoles, and mixing decks for budding DJs. Beach activities include nature trails, shell collecting for craft activities and treasure hunts. Turtle nesting and hatching can be seen on the beach in season. Beach games: cricket, volleyball, football, kite flying, egg and spoon races, sack races and hula hoop competitions. Movie afternoons with popcorn, suitable for kids of all ages. 'Changing of the guard' takes place just across the road at the Main Guard at the Garrison Historic Area near the race track, 5-minute walk away.

Gift shop*. Departure day shower facilities. Complimentary shuttle to St Lawrence Gap on Saturday evenings, leaving the hotel at 8:00pm and returning at 10:30pm. Shuttle to Copacabana twice weekly. Complimentary WiFi access available in some rooms and certain areas of the hotel.

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages up to and including 12 years.

Please note: there is a dress code at Savannah Beach. Smart casual in the evenings for ladies and gentlemen. The restaurants require full-length trousers in the evenings for the gentlemen. No beachwear, flip flops or sportswear allowed.

Please note: this property is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues due to the large amount of steps around the resort.

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Apr 1, 2020 gamckean Manchester, United Kingdom

Unfortunately our holiday was cut short due to the Corona 19 virus so the information is really only based on our arrival at the hotel Friday 13th March we should have been staying for two weeks but had to leave on the following Monday 23rd .Good area to be based at for either walking or buses into Bridgetown or St Lawrence's Gap. The beach at… Read more
Unfortunately our holiday was cut short due to the Corona 19 virus so the information is really only based on our arrival at the hotel Friday 13th March we should have been staying for two weeks but had to leave on the following Monday 23rd .Good area to be based at for either walking or buses into Bridgetown or St Lawrence's Gap. The beach at the hotel was as people have already said rocky with a large amount of seaweed which the hotel staff did clear as much as possible.Unfortunately a number of the things we had wonted to see didn't happen due to the virus .We had a large bedroom with a balcony which over looked the lazy river. Everywhere was very clean .Bathroom could have done with updating shower mainly. Clean towels both bath & beach changed regularly Re the staff I would say a number went out of their way to help and be-friendly some wouldn't even look at you or speak to you even when you said hello etc.Never experienced this in the couple of times we have been to Barbados before . Not sure if some of the problems due to the fact that the hotel was up for sale or because of the virus at that stage it was hard to tell .Some of the restaurant where not always available as they had closed them due to moving people home. The following day no beach beds where put out more shut downs.So very difficult to give a full review as we may have not see the hotel and staff at their best.Need to give a shout out to Danielle on reception who was very helpful on our last day . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing hotel with great staff

Mar 24, 2020 Peter M Wigan, United Kingdom

Just back from a week before the jets stopped flying. Sadly our week marred by discussions about what was going on at home. That said, we could not fault the hotel in terms of location, staff, cleanliness and of course the weather (the staff supplied that too?). Cat - cooks am amazing omelette and was always smiling or laughing. Great to chat… Read more
Just back from a week before the jets stopped flying. Sadly our week marred by discussions about what was going on at home. That said, we could not fault the hotel in terms of location, staff, cleanliness and of course the weather (the staff supplied that too?). Cat - cooks am amazing omelette and was always smiling or laughing. Great to chat with you Cat. Richard at Drifters bar high on life. Infectious attitude. He's been in the hospitality industry for thirty years from Torquay to Barbados and it shows. Jackie at Drifters. Nothing too much trouble. All of the staff without exception seemed to have one aim and that was to make gusts stay as good as they could. Plenty of choice on the menus at three eating places. Well kept grounds with accomodation surrounding a lovely pool and gardens. It youncould award five stars for staff attitude this place would get them hands down. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 L8907RLadrianc

A lovely hotel with excellent caring staff, however, it’s badly let down by the poor beach and lack of smooth sea space. The coral takes 90% of beach space leaving a small piece where you can walk. Swimming is not possible, you have to walk to adjacent beaches to paddle or swim. If you have difficulty with steps this hotel will not be for you.… Read more
A lovely hotel with excellent caring staff, however, it’s badly let down by the poor beach and lack of smooth sea space. The coral takes 90% of beach space leaving a small piece where you can walk. Swimming is not possible, you have to walk to adjacent beaches to paddle or swim. If you have difficulty with steps this hotel will not be for you. Food and drinks are of a good quality very well served by lovely friendly staff. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 DavetheDog23

The hotel is a gem. The staff really make this place so lovely. Especially Jackie & Kimesha. Cindy on reception was a star helping me change room. The rooms are comfortable and clean with spacious balconies. We had a 1st floor pool access perfect for popping for a quick dip, and the food is yummy.Hotel in great location for exploring the island.… Read more
The hotel is a gem. The staff really make this place so lovely. Especially Jackie & Kimesha. Cindy on reception was a star helping me change room. The rooms are comfortable and clean with spacious balconies. We had a 1st floor pool access perfect for popping for a quick dip, and the food is yummy.Hotel in great location for exploring the island. Hope the place doesn't change. It is perfect the way it is. We miss the place dearly and hope all the staff are well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely surprise

Mar 19, 2020 r0mc0t Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Having read quite a few reviews, we were a little apprehensive. You must never read the reviews! It was great! The room was spacious and incredibly clean, as was the whole resort. The staff were fantastic and very friendly.. big shout out to Jackie and Tyrone, always smiling and friendly. We even had beach service which was a real treat. … Read more
Having read quite a few reviews, we were a little apprehensive. You must never read the reviews! It was great! The room was spacious and incredibly clean, as was the whole resort. The staff were fantastic and very friendly.. big shout out to Jackie and Tyrone, always smiling and friendly. We even had beach service which was a real treat. Thank you selwyn. The food was good, and fresh, we aren’t talking ‘haute cuisine’, but every night there was something on offer that was tasty. The Boardwalk, away from hotel, was a great way to ‘do some steps’ with some lovely restaurants and coffee shops along the way. Thank you Savannah Hotel for a great holiday. Read less