South Beach by Ocean Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

South Beach by Ocean Hotels is in a superb location, just across from one of the best beaches in Barbados, Rockley Beach, and surrounded by a wide assortment of dining, shopping and entertainment choices. It's the perfect base for families, groups or couples looking to experience authentic Barbados. The modern décor is bright, fresh and retro chic, giving guests a comfortable trendy base from which to explore and a cool oasis to come home to. All suites have kitchen facilities to add that extra bit of convenience. When you want to take it easy you can just relax by the pool or a enjoy a great cocktail. The warm and friendly staff will help you make the most of your holiday from giving you insider info on local hot spots or arranging a relaxing spa treatment in your room, or even by the pool. Believe us, there’s a lot at this boutique hotel worth shouting about.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Across the main road from Rockley Beach — one of the islands best beaches — and the start of the new Boardwalk, in the heart of the bustling south coast. 10 minutes to Bridgetown. 5 minutes to St Lawrence Gap. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

49 air-conditioned suites on 5 floors with 1 lift. All are fully equipped with a spacious balcony, overlooking the pool, dining and living area, cable TV, complimentary WiFi access, alarm clock, telephone, safe, iron and board, bathroom with rain shower and hairdryer. All rooms have 1 king-size bed, plus pull-out queen-size sleeper sofa. Junior Suites have a fully equipped kitchenette with 2 burner stovetop and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years).

Continental Breakfast: includes a selection of fruit, yoghurts, hot or cold cereal, sweet and savoury pastries, bread assortments, coffee, tea and juice.

1-Bedroom Suites have all the facilities detailed above plus a spacious separate air-conditioned bedroom with cable TV, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen with oven, dining table for 4 and a bathroom with large rain shower and double vanity unit, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Suites are as 1-Bedroom Suites, but with second bedroom, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

1-Bedroom Penthouse Suites are located on the top floors and have kitchen, sitting area, large balcony with ocean views, 1 king-size bed and sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Virgin Holidays Exclusive: Receive a complimentary beach cooler once per stay containing four beers, four soft drinks, two bottles of water, snacks and two cold towels. 

  • Virgin Holidays exclusive: receive a complimentary beach cooler once per stay containing four beers, four soft drinks, two bottles of water, snacks and two cold towels. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child (3–16 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults.  

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Onsite restaurant with indoor air conditioning or outdoor pool deck seating. Bar is open all day serving great cocktails and is popular with locals and visitors alike. There's also a coffee shop, grill restaurant, sports bar and fine dining in walking distance of the hotel. Poolside service with cold towels. Beach cooler rentals*. Room service*.

Pool bar music. Complimentary weekly manager's rum punch party.

Swimming pool. Spa services*. Yoga instructor* and personal trainer* on request. Fitness room. Guest discount and preferential tee times at Barbados Golf Club*.

Complimentary washer and dryer on every floor. Nearby convenience store and cash machine. Guest Internet station available*. Complimentary in-room WiFi access. Daily housekeeping service. Babysitting services*. Pre-arrival grocery service*. Hospitality lounge. Complimentary sun loungers on Rockley Beach (2 per room per day).

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 6 Jan-20 Dec '19, 6 Jan-30 Apr '20 and 1 May-31 Oct '20.

7 nights between 21 Dec '19-30 Apr '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: a credit card imprint will be required to cover any incidentals while in resort.

Please note: this is a non-smoking hotel.

Please note: the pool area is close to the main road.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 16 years.

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May 24, 2019 Trishtanne G

Tuck neatly admist the popular South Coast of the island. SB has a fantastic location. The staff were amazing! Especially Lydia at front desk and Danielle from the restaurant. The rooms are lovely for such a great price. The rum punch on arrival, topped the icing on the cake.
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May 24, 2019 Camper17146087156

Unexpected switch in hotels that resulted in me being at South Beach. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was included and delightful. Always a great location due to it’s proximity to Accra Beach and amenities. Will stay there again.
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May 21, 2019 docroc69 Los Angeles, California

Saw this hotel online. Great location and Rockley Beach is just across the road. The room was clean. I had the Junior Suite. However my shower had no hot water and was only a very low flow. It was fixed, but it took 2 days to do it. It seemed like no one tried to until I asked again and happened to see the maintenance man in the lobby who fixed… Read more
Saw this hotel online. Great location and Rockley Beach is just across the road. The room was clean. I had the Junior Suite. However my shower had no hot water and was only a very low flow. It was fixed, but it took 2 days to do it. It seemed like no one tried to until I asked again and happened to see the maintenance man in the lobby who fixed it straight away. Breakfast should also start at 7am. It starts at 7:30. Tours pick you up sometimes at 7:30, so you don’t get breakfast. Apart from these two issues it was a great stay. Also be prepared for “laid back attitudes”.....it’s an island and everything is on island time. Read less
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May 17, 2019 Irina M New York City

We got exactly what we asked for: 3 stars hotel and 3 stars experience. Rooms was clean, kitchen good, bed too soft. Tv useless - only sport and cartoons, WiFi OK. Cleaning staff very nice people. Front desk professionals. Breakfast was a turture. Rude and unhappy people that expecting gratuities for extremely bad service, hot too, no AC and… Read more
We got exactly what we asked for: 3 stars hotel and 3 stars experience. Rooms was clean, kitchen good, bed too soft. Tv useless - only sport and cartoons, WiFi OK. Cleaning staff very nice people. Front desk professionals. Breakfast was a turture. Rude and unhappy people that expecting gratuities for extremely bad service, hot too, no AC and starting late 7:30 Beach close, but waves are too much, hard to enjoy and can't snorkel. Hotel provide towels and seats, but have to pay extra for umbrellas. Other beaches was much nicer, cab one way $25-$60, plus for seats and umbrellas, many private clubs and hotels, so can't buy a drink or use restroom. Beaches difficult to enjoy, people remind you all the time that you're here not to relax, but spend money. Can't explore much, beaches are not connected, hard to get from one to another Local food is good, but unhealthy and takes time to find it, have to keep asking random local people. Supermarkets have luck of fresh fruits and veggies, only over processed low quality groceries. Taxi drivers across the road sharks, aggressive and rude. In general feel the whole time like a cash machine. Being woman have to be careful, men are disturbing. Random man, taxi drivers, pretty much all of them sexually aggressive. I didn't feel safe, neither my friends. Barbados only good if you're staying in 5 stars hotel, book private tours and enjoy pretentious bougie life style. If you like to explore on your own, it's depressing Famous Flower Cave attraction hard to get and not worth the trouble. Only would get back for business purpose and do not recommend to anyone Read less
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May 17, 2019 Zahir5090 Southampton, United Kingdom

My husband and I along with my friends decided to take a walking tour of Istanbul It included food and history of the area Our guide Naz was great! She was informative and fun to spend time with. The tour was about 6 hours and went really fast. The foods were tasty and fed you enough. A Great experience!!!