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
  • Kids stay and eat free: book by 31 Jan '20 and the 2nd child (3-11 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel between 1 Jun–30 Nov '20. 

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

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Jan '20 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost when staying between 1 Jun-30 Nov '20.

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

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 (3-8 years) and Finns Surf Lodge (9-15 years), a real den for the older kids to have their own space and featuring interactive gaming consoles, and mixing decks for budding DJs. (The friendly kids' club staff have UK equivalent qualifications). Boogie boards and snorkels available from the kids' club. 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (986)
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  • Poor (52)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 6th Visit to Savannah Beach and still my favourite Barbados hotel

Dec 8, 2019 chucker1 Worthing, United Kingdom

Not been to Savannah for 2 years but pleased to confirm after my 6th stay the standards are still very high and a few little improvements have made the hotel even better! The value for money just cannot be beaten. The location is ideal for Bridgetown and the Gap.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay in Barbados

Dec 8, 2019 pt12016 London, United Kingdom

Great place to stay on our first visit to Barbados. Well run, friendly hotel with everything you need to make it an enjoyable stay. Great position for seeing the race horses swimming in the sea and the changing of the guards at the Garrison.
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Dec 5, 2019 paulaleslie21

We had a fantastic family holiday here. A lovely hotel with a family friendly atmosphere with good food, rooms and entertainment and wonderful staff. I can't fault a thing and looking forward to a return trip next year.
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Dec 5, 2019 cwrack12 North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Don’t expect a five star hotel as the rooms are quite dated. Having said that they are spotlessly clean and the beds and pillows are extremely comfortable. The food choices in all the restaurants are faultless and the staff are so accommodating and friendly. I would certainly go back.
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Dec 3, 2019 Nicole M

We had just got in from another short holiday in St Lucia. Upon arrival, we were greeted with not so much a smile. I had to even beg to be added to their reservation list for Rachel's after reading how amazing the food was at this particular restaurant. The rain was pouring and let me tell you, the floors are tiled with the wrong kind of tiles for… Read more
We had just got in from another short holiday in St Lucia. Upon arrival, we were greeted with not so much a smile. I had to even beg to be added to their reservation list for Rachel's after reading how amazing the food was at this particular restaurant. The rain was pouring and let me tell you, the floors are tiled with the wrong kind of tiles for a hotel that barely has any shelter above. You can fall very easily, i slipped at least 10 times trying to get to the room everyday the floors were wet with either weather, pool water or the maintenance cleaning the floors. Anyways, we finally got to Rachel's( thanks to the one staff that was nice enough to squeeze us in), we were told to sit and wait of course they were filled. We waited for 30 minutes for resetting, meanwhile not a single staff member made eye contact or tried to make our wait feel less annoying. Other couples were arriving after us and were being seated . I made awareness to a manager i think his name was Tyrone, who was constantly apologetic and seated us immediately. ( Tyrone was quite busy ensuring tables were being re-set for arriving reservations, so the other wait staff would have been responsible for pouring water, taking our orders, NO ONE came to our table! they basically operated as though we were invisible. After a long while Tyrone the came back noticing no one attended to us since he seated us. He immediately began to serve us. The food was very basic, i can't believe this was the food people were raving about on reviews?? Seriously? Tyrone offered us some lovely sparkling wine to make up for the evening from hell. Thank you for being the only staff with a smile during our stay. We decided to venture out most of the day and ate outside of the hotel, being on Carlisle bay most of our trip was the best experience being in Barbados. The food was a 3 out of 10, Service ZERO! beaches were amazing, The Gap was interestingly nice. Rooms need attention, stains and rusting need TLC. To the few staff that didn't act like we were invisible, thank you! Tyrone your service helped us to stay and not check out of this hotel almost immediately. Will not be returning to this hotel, if i do return to Barbados, i will advise everyone to stay at a hotel in St Lawrence Gap. If i had known better i would have extended my stay in St Lucia and not waste my money on an all inclusive in Barbados. Terrible Terrible! Read less