Savannah Beach

Barbados, Caribbean

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 1911 reviews

The hotel

Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK, the Savannah Beach is a beautiful resort offering a warm Caribbean welcome and some of the best accommodation on the south coast. 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. When it comes to school holidays, children and teens are extremely well catered for at this hotel, there is a fantastic family entertainment centre to keep even the most energetic children entertained, featuring the Pirates Cove Kids' Club for the smaller ones and Finn’s Surf Lodge for the older one. If you are here to relax, this is a perfect choice for an authentic Caribbean break, simply chill out by one of two swimming pools, on the beach, at one of the bars and three restaurants, or book yourself a relaxing massage at the spa. Feel like a VIP by adding a Club Room package to your room booking — with highlights such as the exclusive VIP decking area with reserved sun loungers and food and drinks service. The Virgin Holidays exclusive Concierge Lounge is ideal for some shade or when you want to connect with home. There really is something for everyone here.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Exclusive to Vhols
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Wedding
  • Games Room
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

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), afternoon tea, all drinks to include house wine by the glass, beer, house spirits, soft drinks and 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 and has been designed to give all necessary luxuries to parents, the 2nd room is a kids paradise, 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 check-in, to be completed in room on arrival 
  • 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 5 nights a week and buffet dining twice weekly. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and 5 nights a week for dinner serving a wide range of barbecue, pastas, grilled fish and burgers for lunch, and in the evening, a themed dinner including BBQ, Mediterranean, Italian and Chef's culinary fare. There is also an adults only Asian fusion* restaurant, Chopstix, open 5 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 will be served daily.

Live entertainment 5 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Brunch on a Sunday*.

2 swimming pools, 1 that meanders with boogie boards and snorkels available. Spa*, gym. Excellent 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 the latest in 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 twice weekly, leaving the hotel at 8:00pm and returning at 10:30pm. Complimentary WiFi access available in some rooms and certain areas of the hotel.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $5.50 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 number of steps around the resort.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 1911 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel

Feb 17, 2019 mrcooljanny devon

So my husband and I returned to this hotel 30th Dec three weeks, we have been here multiple times. We were 4/5 hours late arriving, the plane went to Antigua, however this was a bonus as we made lots of friends on the plane!! The reception is rustic but don't be put off, the middle of the hotel going down to the beach is amazing! Someone said… Read more
So my husband and I returned to this hotel 30th Dec three weeks, we have been here multiple times. We were 4/5 hours late arriving, the plane went to Antigua, however this was a bonus as we made lots of friends on the plane!! The reception is rustic but don't be put off, the middle of the hotel going down to the beach is amazing! Someone said where is the swim up bar .... you cannot miss it by the pool outside drifters! The beach does have coral reef but walk 50 metres from the club deck mega sandy and walk straight into the sea, I am staggered by some peoples views!!!! the hotel is old but its really sweet, Barbados is very expensive, this hotel all inclusive is cheaper than bed and breakfast at the hilton which is a high rise hotel where you are just a number!! breakfast at the savannah is in rachels, there are cereals, cakes/croisants, yoghurts, fruit and hot dishes you would have to be very fussy not to fins something you like!! Lunch is in drifters, lots and lots of salad, fish and hot dishes, there is fish everyday. the salad bar was fab!! Cocktails are lovely, we had a fab time on New Years eve, on 02 Jan I collapsed, the hotel could not have been nicer / Kinder, I was dehydrated after new year!! Diner in Rachels was fab!! lovely the repeat guest diner was fab!! we adored our A la carte meals in Rachels, Chop Stix was also lovely, the staff worked so hard, Lucy, Linda, Keitha, Lynette, Edwin, Tyrone (Rest), Michael (Beach), Elsie (Chef), we were looked after Beautifully every day. the club upgrade is primarily about the lovely loungers on the deck! padded cushions, same rooms bit mini bar stocked every other day!! 200 ml Gin, Voddie, Whisky and Rum ... lots of soft drinks, lovely to come off the beach and have a drink on Balcony!! the hotel do trips to carlisle bay which is an amazing beach!! a bus stops outside the hotel $2 gets you anywhere! the race coarse is just across the road from hotel and is great fun!! Racing usually on a Saturday every 2/3 weeks!! You can walk in any direction on the beach safe as houses! there are lots of nice places to eat near by if you want a change Mama Mia's, Tapas, Lobster Alive, Champers etc. Embrace this beautiful hotel who can't do enough for you, amazing for a 3.5 star hotel. thank you everyone. See you November Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is not a 4 star resort. A 1 star would better reflect its rating

Feb 16, 2019 edwinsmith1 Ottawa, Canada

The resort was dirty, The food was generally cold, There was no place to swim at the beach. There were no "non motorized water sports" There was no place to "boogie board" or Snorkle...Im still looking for the swim up bar. I WOULD NOT RETURN TO THIS RESORT IF THEY PAID ME On our arrival I requested a room on the ground floor...I was told the… Read more
The resort was dirty, The food was generally cold, There was no place to swim at the beach. There were no "non motorized water sports" There was no place to "boogie board" or Snorkle...Im still looking for the swim up bar. I WOULD NOT RETURN TO THIS RESORT IF THEY PAID ME On our arrival I requested a room on the ground floor...I was told the resort was full and there were no rooms available on the ground flloor...this was false. We were put in a very small room on the 6th floor which didnt even have an elevator. There are two elevators in the resort one did not work at all and the second one would only take you to the second level... The gift shop was seldom open. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really impressed

Feb 14, 2019 MrMarkBennett Northampton, United Kingdom

We’re half way through our stay at this hotel and have been really impressed. Staying in a deluxe pool view room we have a very comfortable four poster bed in a spacious colonial style room and large balcony. We opted to go Club Level which has been good value for money with the mini bar, waited deck area and other little perks along the way. The… Read more
We’re half way through our stay at this hotel and have been really impressed. Staying in a deluxe pool view room we have a very comfortable four poster bed in a spacious colonial style room and large balcony. We opted to go Club Level which has been good value for money with the mini bar, waited deck area and other little perks along the way. The staff have all been fantastic but what makes this hotel special is the small number of less than a hundred rooms and the community vibe that creates. The on site restaurants have been good and being AI you never go hungry or thirsty. It’s not 5 star but in many ways it comes very close and that is due to the hard work the management and staff put into the hotel and it’s facilities to punch above it’s weight in creating fantastic value for money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay/ relaxing atmosphere/ friendly people

Feb 13, 2019 jaspersophie Edmonton, Canada

Friendly staff, you have to approach staff first and then you find out how friendly they are, if you are nice to them they are even nicer to you, Hotel is not a 5star hotel, bit older so do not expect it to be a top notch accommodation, we stayed in room 210 plantation room very close to both a la carte restaurant and breakfast room. Older room… Read more
Friendly staff, you have to approach staff first and then you find out how friendly they are, if you are nice to them they are even nicer to you, Hotel is not a 5star hotel, bit older so do not expect it to be a top notch accommodation, we stayed in room 210 plantation room very close to both a la carte restaurant and breakfast room. Older room , big clean room Buffet lunch and dinner is by the beach restaurant (when you go for breakfast reserve a table either for Rachel’s or chopstix restaurant) Beach are rocky do not expect a5star beach, it caters for turtle laying eggs, Walk 2-5 minutes to your left or right and you will find a very nice beach to swim at. Reserve a shuttle to copa cabanna beach for free, you also get 2 free drinks per person, 2 free chairs and umbrella (if beach is what you are looking for) Or Walk on your left side until you reach the boardwalk, all the way to the end of the boardwalk there a beautiful beach as well when water are high you can see turtles swimming (we saw 3 this morning playing around) Lots of guest are from U.K. very friendly and we find the place very quit, Camille,Kimberly, Ashley, shanae, Akeitha are great staffs very friendly and accommodating ( a lot more we can’t remember) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming and Friendly

Feb 13, 2019 OuthwaiteJ Winchester, United Kingdom

Just back from a 10 day stay at the Savannah Beach - 10/2/19. This hotel was a great find for us, its actually in an excellent location, giving easy access via the bus route to both the southern areas - Oistins and St Lawrence Gap, and the west St James/Holetown. The staff at the hotel are what really make the stay so welcoming, its hard to… Read more
Just back from a 10 day stay at the Savannah Beach - 10/2/19. This hotel was a great find for us, its actually in an excellent location, giving easy access via the bus route to both the southern areas - Oistins and St Lawrence Gap, and the west St James/Holetown. The staff at the hotel are what really make the stay so welcoming, its hard to pick out individuals but Kameesha, Achila, Precious and Michael helped us a lot. The grounds are very well kept, clean and tidy and well maintained. The rooms are very traditional with the most comfortable bed and pillows. I found the outside space well appointed with a glass table and two chairs and a small sofa with footstool, both nice in style. My only slight negative is the bathroom, which does seem very tired, but was always clean and the toiletries good and plentiful. The beach is perfect for the size of the hotel and is shady and picturesque. You will need swim shoes as there is reef in a lot of the shallow waters near the hotel beach, but short walks either direction given empty beaches with sandy shore lines. We paid for Club passes - giving use of the decking area, and waitress service, cool towels etc. This is a nice addition, but not essential, the bar is very close by! A great many guests are repeat visitors to Savannah, which I think says a huge amount. And yes, I would return. Read less