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. 

  • 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 (3-12 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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Jan 21, 2020 Dreamer20818352982

Second time here at Savannah would not go anywhere else already booked to come on my own in September, the staff are amazing and they just know how to make things perfect, the food is delicious and plentiful. Special place.
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Jan 21, 2020 Dandessone Dorking, United Kingdom

Were provided with a day room here by a cruise line for the time between disembarkation and a late-evening flight home. The property appeared clean, tidy and well maintained and had a welcoming fell. Staff throughout were excellent - friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and quite adequate, although we had to negotiate a lot of steps to… Read more
Were provided with a day room here by a cruise line for the time between disembarkation and a late-evening flight home. The property appeared clean, tidy and well maintained and had a welcoming fell. Staff throughout were excellent - friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and quite adequate, although we had to negotiate a lot of steps to get to and from it. As my wife finds negotiating stairs rather difficult that was not ideal and means we would never select this hotel if we were travelling independently. There is an elevator but that involves a circuitous walk round the property to get to and from reception. The beach was OK although it did strike us as a bit messy. The reef in front of the hotel prevents anything more than paddling and a sign recommends wearing shoes to avoid getting cut by the coral. On the day we were there the sea was quite rough. The club area offers parasols but that is reserved for hotel residents. However plenty of palm trees elsewhere enabled us to secure a place in the shade, although the sun beds were quite close together. Conclusion: it suited us for a day but we felt it could feel rather confining if there for a week or more. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 PaulSharpe52 Sleaford, United Kingdom

Family holiday in Barbados at The Savannah Beach Hotel first time for this time of year.The room was good but close to main road fairly well insulated from noise.Cleaning services were good.Eating facilities varied from buffet meals to more formal dining if booked and an Asian restaurant again if booked.Xmas eating could have been more enhanced… Read more
Family holiday in Barbados at The Savannah Beach Hotel first time for this time of year.The room was good but close to main road fairly well insulated from noise.Cleaning services were good.Eating facilities varied from buffet meals to more formal dining if booked and an Asian restaurant again if booked.Xmas eating could have been more enhanced towards tradition and New Years Eve meal was excellent the music less conducive to continuing enjoyment for this day.Main restaurant service was sporadic and often slow in delivery.Food was good.Beach facilities and beach bar were excellent.Staff were also excellent in this area.Overall Hotel is good and with a few finer points of detail it would be excellent. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 jackwhitcot Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Beautiful Caribbean style buildings. Beautiful setting. We no longer want to go anywhere else as it ticks all our boxes. Lovely rooms. The sunbeds on the beach are within touching distance almost of the beach bar. No rows and rows of close together sunbeds. One row and space with the sea at your feet.The hotel is not big and impersonal but small… Read more
Beautiful Caribbean style buildings. Beautiful setting. We no longer want to go anywhere else as it ticks all our boxes. Lovely rooms. The sunbeds on the beach are within touching distance almost of the beach bar. No rows and rows of close together sunbeds. One row and space with the sea at your feet.The hotel is not big and impersonal but small and friendly.All staff greet you as you pass them. The thing that makes it though are the staff.Most of them have been there each year we have been and they greet you like friends when you arrive back. Always tears when we have to say goodbye. The number of people who just go back year after year is testament to the magic of the hotel. The food is a good mix with buffet style lunch and dinner in Drifters Bar and excellent food and waitress service in Rachel's Restaurant. Chopstix too for Chinese. I highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to go back there next January. Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 lindylou84 Harlow, United Kingdom

The staff make this hotel extra special. Absolutely everyone greeted us when passing. I apologise for not remembering everybody but commendations for Kimeisha, Lynette, Khiana, Alicia, Shanae, Wayne, Troy, Linda, Horace, Edwin and our two best ladies Faith and Jackie. We didn’t dine at Chopstix but the food in Rachael’s and Drifters was excellent… Read more
The staff make this hotel extra special. Absolutely everyone greeted us when passing. I apologise for not remembering everybody but commendations for Kimeisha, Lynette, Khiana, Alicia, Shanae, Wayne, Troy, Linda, Horace, Edwin and our two best ladies Faith and Jackie. We didn’t dine at Chopstix but the food in Rachael’s and Drifters was excellent with so much choice. The entertainment was varied (look out for Aura who were exceptional) with something to suit most guests. The groundsmen and cleaners seemed to be working non stop. Heather (the Virgin rep) and the reception staff were knowledgable and helpful. As stated in previous comments, there are lots of steps and the bathrooms are dated but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. We look forward to returning. Read less