South Beach by Ocean Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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, presenting 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

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

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 as the Junior Suites 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.

You will be required to produce the following documents on check-in which are in line with the island's travel protocols. 

Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result, taken within three days of their check-in date. Antigen, self-administered tests, or home kits will not be accepted. 

Children 12 and over must be fully vaccinated or show a negative PCR test result 

Children 6 - 11 are required to show a negative PCR test result 

Children 5 and under are not required to show a negative PCR test result.


Please note: All staff working in the operations of the hotel are fully vaccinated or are required to present a negative PCR test result weekly.

On site restaurant (open for American style breakfast 07:30am - 10:30am) 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. Weekly Managers Cocktail. There's also a coffee shop, 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*. Fitness room. Yoga instructor* and personal trainer* on request. Guest discount and preferential tee times at Barbados Golf Club*.

Complimentary washer and dryer on most floors. 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 (two per room per day).

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (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

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* 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 15, 2022 juleshanbury Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Great location for Rockley beach which is literally across the road form the hotel. If you're looking for somewhere clean with a really comfortable Super King bed with self catering facilities, this is a great place. The staff are very friendly and the air conditioning is really good. The pool is lovely but the beach is where we spent our time.… Read more
Great location for Rockley beach which is literally across the road form the hotel. If you're looking for somewhere clean with a really comfortable Super King bed with self catering facilities, this is a great place. The staff are very friendly and the air conditioning is really good. The pool is lovely but the beach is where we spent our time. The Tikki bar on Rockley beach is excellent for food and drink. The cocktail list is extensive! It's not 5 star, but they're not pricing it or marketing it as such. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place to call home while exploring Barbados

May 11, 2022 CaseyManager Delray Beach, Florida, United States

If you're an adventurous, independent traveler who wishes to check out Barbados' best spots, this is the place to stay! The rooms are spacious and clean, and the staff was so friendly and inviting. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to be in the center of the action and explore all that Barbados has to offer. It’s right… Read more
If you're an adventurous, independent traveler who wishes to check out Barbados' best spots, this is the place to stay! The rooms are spacious and clean, and the staff was so friendly and inviting. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to be in the center of the action and explore all that Barbados has to offer. It’s right across the street from Rockley Beach which was beautiful, and we also loved Pebbles Beach down the road. I enjoyed walking the boardwalk and having access to all the fun beachfront restaurants and bars. I liked the fact that breakfast was included and I could also grab a simple lunch when we fancied a pool day. I also had to do some work while there, and the wifi worked great. Read less
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May 7, 2022 dh0lmes66 Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nice hotel but some of the staff attitude left a lot to he desired. Very basic hotel but ok the price. Breakfast included lefts a lot to be desired. No variation in food the same each day. Rooms are nice and spacious with a nice view from the balcony.
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May 7, 2022 SHARON P Birmingham, United Kingdom

Front desk, very polite and couldn't do enough for you, Javan and Janice were amazing. Kitchen and Bar with the exception of Kim Shanice and and the lad (can't remember his name) they were lovely, others need to brush up on their customer service skills, appaling; they never smile and clearly do not enjoy what they do, this reflects on their… Read more
Front desk, very polite and couldn't do enough for you, Javan and Janice were amazing. Kitchen and Bar with the exception of Kim Shanice and and the lad (can't remember his name) they were lovely, others need to brush up on their customer service skills, appaling; they never smile and clearly do not enjoy what they do, this reflects on their service Moving on to the kitchen food, same every single day; sautė potatoes, tin tomatoes, french toast scrambled egg with the odd, plantain or saltfish,or fish cakes thrown in, cereal or fruit. Ran out of pepper sauce and refused to get anymore. Cocktails very weak. Absence of coffee in rooms, not good for those of us that are coffee drinkers. Read less
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May 6, 2022 mickwray2022 London, United Kingdom

A great hotel, clean, excellent staff. Good breakfast, excellent size accommodation. However, the bar area lacked excitement, music and closed far too early. The location was very central with a fantastic beach, beach bars and easy bus services to all the west coast.