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

94 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 or 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
  • Club room door recognition - seperate wrist bands are used to identify the Club member guests
  • Deluxe beach beds with padding, umbrellas to be laid out in the VIP area 
  • VIP decking area with beach service to include (10:00am-3:00pm) Waiter service to sun lounger for drinks, food served in the VIP area and table pre-laid out 
  • Chilled towels to be circulated at 12:00pm and 2:00pm 
  • Fresh fruit in the morning 
  • Breakfast in room twice per week
  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

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 6 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Movie night every Friday.

2 swimming pools, 1 that meanders with boogie boards and snorkels available. 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). 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.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would stay here again amazing holiday

Apr 20, 2019 1498kate Merseyside, United Kingdom

Stayed here Thursday 11th - Thursday 18th with a beach view suite and was not disappointed when I arrived. The reviews before travelling did not do the hotel justice. Excellent service from all staff who were happy to help with any problems you had and very approachable. Lovely location with busses that came every few minutes on the main road and… Read more
Stayed here Thursday 11th - Thursday 18th with a beach view suite and was not disappointed when I arrived. The reviews before travelling did not do the hotel justice. Excellent service from all staff who were happy to help with any problems you had and very approachable. Lovely location with busses that came every few minutes on the main road and taxis came quick and could take you anywhere. Good selection of food and entertainment every night. A very clean hotel, pool and beach which was always kept spotless. Barbados is a beautiful island with lots to do and see, having the virgin rep Heather there to help with ideas on what to do was very helpful and was very easy to book with. On our last day we were taken to the virgin departure beach, this being a lovely stress free way to end the holiday as luggage was checked in for you. We then relaxed on the beach before our transfer to the airport. The hotel and island was beautiful and I will be coming back to stay at Savannah Beach Hotel again. Read less
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Apr 20, 2019 eltel34 Merseyside, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Savannagh beach this March and was not disappointed. When you see the same staff year after year that sends out a message about staff retention and how happy they are at work, this reflects in the way they treat us as holidays makers.9/10. Just a quick note regarding the Virgin Beach departure lounge which is free for people staying… Read more
Stayed at the Savannagh beach this March and was not disappointed. When you see the same staff year after year that sends out a message about staff retention and how happy they are at work, this reflects in the way they treat us as holidays makers.9/10. Just a quick note regarding the Virgin Beach departure lounge which is free for people staying at this hotel, Superb, if you do not like standing in line at the airport check in for ages.SHAME ON THE NEW BARBADOS GOVERMENT TO INCREASE THE ROOM TAX BY 100% INSIDE 12 MONTHS. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean and tidy right on the beach

Apr 13, 2019 Happy2trip Shoreham, United Kingdom

Chosen from a brochure it does warn of many steps and stairs not compatible with mobility impairments. Attractive gardens featuring multiple pools and a small river passes one side of the plot. Sea shelves near the beach and there is a reef just offshore - serious swimmers are recommended to go to other beaches. All beaches on Barbados are public… Read more
Chosen from a brochure it does warn of many steps and stairs not compatible with mobility impairments. Attractive gardens featuring multiple pools and a small river passes one side of the plot. Sea shelves near the beach and there is a reef just offshore - serious swimmers are recommended to go to other beaches. All beaches on Barbados are public and accessible in principle to anyone without mobility issues. Lovely temperatures. The island is not quite as scenic, glamorous or well tended as expected but the Bajans are very friendly. Read less
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Apr 12, 2019 Julie B

I don’t normally give 5 stars but this place was so lovely. The staff are brilliant especially Keitha who looked after us very well. We loved the decked area and was very spoilt there. The whole atmosphere made us very relaxed and comfortable. Will definitely be going back next year
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Apr 7, 2019 945sharonw Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

The reviews I had read on here before our holiday , some did no justice at all . The hotel is the right size for us , the room was lovely , the staff were very attentive but not at all intrusive . The food was of a good standard and sufficient to meet our needs , not al a carte . Attention to detail for guest satisfaction was great , I met the… Read more
The reviews I had read on here before our holiday , some did no justice at all . The hotel is the right size for us , the room was lovely , the staff were very attentive but not at all intrusive . The food was of a good standard and sufficient to meet our needs , not al a carte . Attention to detail for guest satisfaction was great , I met the manager at the cocktail drinks on Wednesday evening and mentioned that my husband had enjoyed the curry dish at lunch , she organized a curry for my husband for another meal later that week . The beach is close and not the best , however it did not spoil our holiday . Please visit the Garrison for changing of the guards, and the Saturday horse racing . Would definitely go back Aquila, Kimberly, Nadine , Edwin , To name but a few of the great staff Thank you all we had a great break , and Departure beach is a great way of ending the holiday Read less