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
  • 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 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely but not ideal for families

Jun 14, 2019 Mrs_e_kelly Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, clean, tidy, staff all friendly and helpful. Cleaning staff also very friendly and helpful. We had a suite which was lovely but glad we didn't pay full price, air con leaked, upstairs air con didn't work but they fixed it a day later. The cot they gave us for a nearly three year old was tiny and so he slept folded over which meant… Read more
Lovely hotel, clean, tidy, staff all friendly and helpful. Cleaning staff also very friendly and helpful. We had a suite which was lovely but glad we didn't pay full price, air con leaked, upstairs air con didn't work but they fixed it a day later. The cot they gave us for a nearly three year old was tiny and so he slept folded over which meant he wasn't happy or comfortable. The only other option was a sofa that folded into a bed with huge gaps, mould, dirt and the thinnest mattress ever with springs sticking out. Other than that, the suite was clean and spacious and the staff were attentive. Advertised as a family hotel yet we found it wasn't. There are steps everywhere and are slippy whej wet, the one pool where you can sit around often didn't have sun loungers left and it was small. The beach sadly was nothing like the pictures, the sand was more gritty and it was full of seaweed which stunk - not the hotels fault but it kind of ruined the chance of relaxing there because you couldn't go in the sea and stand the smell. The games room was sometimes out of use for private parties so my toddler had nothing to do for two days bar the pool. The upstairs games room was nearly always shut and this was the only real place for my toddler. They even locked the door so he couldn't go in and play. There's nothing else for kids, only saw entertainment twice in ten days and one night there was a private party going on till the early hours so this kept our toddler awake and you weren't allowed to join in. But unfair for people who have flown in from far away and paid for ten days to be told on set days due to private functions there are places they cannot go. The food was nice in Rachel's and the chop stix nice but you can't take children in their (not child friendly again). There was only one other place called drifters and it was nice but repetitive. If you had a bbq one night then they recycled the ldgt overs into the next day's lunch and dinner. I got bored with the food after a few days so more restaurants would be better. Also all the steps up to two restaurants isn't ideal but I guess its part of the deal with this hotel. All in all the staff are what makes thi hotel fab, it is also clean but if you have kids I'd find another hotel. If you want to relax on the beach, again, possibly not the best place to go and if you want more food choices and places to sunbathe - again, don't choose this hotel. Other than that if you want a very small but clean and friendly hotel then this is the place for you but I'd say couples mostly. Read less
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Jun 13, 2019 anaojedadopico Reading, United Kingdom

Good beachfront location, not far from Bridgetown, but you'll have to walk a bit along the beach to avoid the rocks in the sea. Room was ok but the bathroom would benefit from a renovation. Buffet meals and breakfast of average quality and variety. A la carte restaurants are better but you'll have to pre book and they are not open all days in the… Read more
Good beachfront location, not far from Bridgetown, but you'll have to walk a bit along the beach to avoid the rocks in the sea. Room was ok but the bathroom would benefit from a renovation. Buffet meals and breakfast of average quality and variety. A la carte restaurants are better but you'll have to pre book and they are not open all days in the week. Housekeeping lacking proper management. They "forgot" to service the room one day and to change the towels another. Note that by default towels are only changed 5 days a week and there is an extra charge for additional days. Overall ok, but falling a bit short of our initial expectations. Read less
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Jun 13, 2019 philipdriscoll

We chose the Savannah Beach hotel as my wife had visited here twice before and once with my youngest daughter who travelled with us this time. On our first full day here I slipped over on a wet floor. My daughter did this on her first visit, and seeing other reviews about slippery floors (on my return to the UK) shows the hotel does not follow up… Read more
We chose the Savannah Beach hotel as my wife had visited here twice before and once with my youngest daughter who travelled with us this time. On our first full day here I slipped over on a wet floor. My daughter did this on her first visit, and seeing other reviews about slippery floors (on my return to the UK) shows the hotel does not follow up incidents. I fell hitting my head, hurting my back and fracturing my wrist. Although initially staff came to my assistance none further came my way and there was a total lack of support from management for the rest of my stay. The ordeal was horrendous and the lack of compassion and support from the hotel totally wrecked our family holiday. I would not endorse this hotel as a safe and well managed hotel to stay. Read less
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Jun 7, 2019 neilcc75 Inverness, United Kingdom

3rd visit to Savannah Beach Hotel this time was for my wife's 50th birthday. The welcome was the same very worm welcome and the rum punch is great. Some new staff and some old friendly faces how still remember us all very good and very helpful. The pool view suite was great big bed upstairs bed downstairs for our son very clean and tidy. Only… Read more
3rd visit to Savannah Beach Hotel this time was for my wife's 50th birthday. The welcome was the same very worm welcome and the rum punch is great. Some new staff and some old friendly faces how still remember us all very good and very helpful. The pool view suite was great big bed upstairs bed downstairs for our son very clean and tidy. Only downside was the seaweed on beach but you can't beat mother nature but you are not far from great beaches on West coast. As for the food it was excellent good variety Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely resort and friendly staff!!

Jun 4, 2019 Dana W Plainfield

My sister and I just came back from vacationing at Savannah's All-inclusive resort. We had a great time. We were first greeted by a friendly young lady named Danielle. She offered us rum punch, while she checked us in. This process was quick and fast. Then on to our room.. We had a pool view room. This was an upgrade they gave us. The… Read more
My sister and I just came back from vacationing at Savannah's All-inclusive resort. We had a great time. We were first greeted by a friendly young lady named Danielle. She offered us rum punch, while she checked us in. This process was quick and fast. Then on to our room.. We had a pool view room. This was an upgrade they gave us. The stairs to our room lead straight to the pool. It was great. They also have nightly entertainment with live singers, and karaoke. The food is also great. Everything was fresh, and it was plentiful. Our last night we ate dinner at Rachel's. All I can say is yum-yum. My mouth is watering just thinking about the prawns!! Last but not least, the staff were so helpful. Danielle, Tariq, Brian, Akia, and Jackie all went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. Needless to say, we are definitely returning. Read less