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 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
  • 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.

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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Oct 15, 2019 Samuela66 St Helens, United Kingdom

We stayed here for one week from the 4th October, after reading some reviews I was wondering what on earth to expect, I need not it was fantastic, staff lovely, food great, drinks fab......nothing to complain about whatsoever.....to the people that want everything in the blink of an eye remember you are in Barbados..... Barbados time. We stayed in… Read more
We stayed here for one week from the 4th October, after reading some reviews I was wondering what on earth to expect, I need not it was fantastic, staff lovely, food great, drinks fab......nothing to complain about whatsoever.....to the people that want everything in the blink of an eye remember you are in Barbados..... Barbados time. We stayed in a lovely room, big comfortable bed, lovely balcony. Saw the monkeys and turtles Drifters bar was nice in the evning to chill with a beer or cocktail... there was some entertainment there most nights. We ate at Rachels several times the food was delicious.... never tried Chopsticks I cannot wait to go back :) Read less
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Oct 6, 2019 Dawnie931

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday from Savannah. I found the hotel to be very good, the room was cleaned daily, the food was very nice and all staff were very helpful and friendly. The only negative I have is that we were woken up most mornings by work being carried out but I do appreciate that the hotel has work that needs to be… Read more
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday from Savannah. I found the hotel to be very good, the room was cleaned daily, the food was very nice and all staff were very helpful and friendly. The only negative I have is that we were woken up most mornings by work being carried out but I do appreciate that the hotel has work that needs to be completed. I read through some of the negative reviews before i came and I was concerned, however we didn't experience any problems. I would recommend the hotel providing more information about what they have to offer e.g. trips to St Lawerence Gap and food serving times/restaurant opening days etc as we didn't really receive enough info regarding this. Thank you for an amazing holiday! We would stay at the hotel again and recommend for others to stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel with amazing staff!!

Sep 29, 2019 lesley1511 London, United Kingdom

I have stayed at the Savannah Beach hotel four times most recently staying in June and September this year. I cannot speak highly enough about the hotel or the staff. The food is great, loads to choose from at breakfast, buffet dinner in the Drifters bar and a choice of dinner in Rachel’s which is excellent. I have stayed in most of the room… Read more
I have stayed at the Savannah Beach hotel four times most recently staying in June and September this year. I cannot speak highly enough about the hotel or the staff. The food is great, loads to choose from at breakfast, buffet dinner in the Drifters bar and a choice of dinner in Rachel’s which is excellent. I have stayed in most of the room options, courtyard, pool access and beach view rooms and all have been clean and well maintained with really comfortable beds. The true stars of the hotel are the staff nothing is too much trouble, always happy to help, it like visiting family!! I am keeping my eye on prices and will definitely be returning next year. Please ignore the negative comments the hotel really doesn’t deserve them. Read less
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Sep 26, 2019 laurahC1567ER Horsham, United Kingdom

It has taken me a few months to write this review, but since I have booked another stay in November with my husband and now we are bringing our friends and babies with us too, I thought I had better get this in now!! We stayed in June for a belated honeymoon and we loved everything about this hotel and staff!! If you’re easy going, you like nice… Read more
It has taken me a few months to write this review, but since I have booked another stay in November with my husband and now we are bringing our friends and babies with us too, I thought I had better get this in now!! We stayed in June for a belated honeymoon and we loved everything about this hotel and staff!! If you’re easy going, you like nice people, hot climate, beautiful surroundings and good food this is the place for you! We had a beach front room which hosted breathtaking views. It was clean, comfortable and roomy! The bathroom could do with a little updating but not a deal breaker! Drifters bar had lovely staff, I can’t remember all the names now but Tiffany always addressed us by name and had a smile on her face and Tyrone got those cocktails (I recommend the mud slides) to a T! The buffet food was good always something enjoyable, what to expect of 3/4 stars. Rachel’s and chopsticks was fantastic! Be warned you must bring full length trousers, men! Rachel’s Tyrone (another one) and I think Alisha was her name were lovely at breakfast! On a separate note- hire a car.. explore the island! We hired a bright yellow moke and it was so much fun! We are so excited to be back in November and this time for our 2 year old and friends to enjoy the fun! Please try to ignore the negative reviews - I cannot fathom giving this hotel 1* they really cannot do enough for you! Read less
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Sep 24, 2019 Thomashope13 Cheshire, United Kingdom

If you want a cheap get away to Barbados then this hotel is the place. It is cheap and cheerful. Forget what you know about all inclusive holiday. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No snacks in between and nothing after 9pm. Afternoon tea is a server allowing you two triangles of sandwiches and a scone or biscuit. You cannot help yourself and… Read more
If you want a cheap get away to Barbados then this hotel is the place. It is cheap and cheerful. Forget what you know about all inclusive holiday. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No snacks in between and nothing after 9pm. Afternoon tea is a server allowing you two triangles of sandwiches and a scone or biscuit. You cannot help yourself and when the plate is empty then unlucky as there won’t be anymore. Racheal food is lovely as is chopsticks. Lot of maintenance happening as we were leaving. Lots of banging, drilling and dust everywhere not what you want in a seven day holiday Staff are mostly good BUT complain at your peril as the management team get very defensive and dismissive On site Virgin rep is the worst I have ever dealt with. Completely uninterested As they say. You get what you pay for but for £2600 for seven days I hoped for better Read less