Southern Palms Beach Club

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Southern Palms Beach Club and Hotel is spread out along 1,000 ft of oceanfront at St Lawrence Gap, so it has the best of both worlds. There are spacious grounds in which to relax and unwind during the day and then lively restaurants, shops and bars just a 5-minute walk away for evening entertainment! You can look out over the Caribbean Sea as you dine in the Garden Terrace restaurant and, on Sundays, people come from all over the island to enjoy the wonderful Sunday buffet lunch — accompanied by live music.

Amenities

  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On beautiful Dover Beach at St Lawrence Gap. 15 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

92 rooms on 3 floors in 6 buildings with no lifts. SuperSaver Rooms are smaller rooms and do not have a balcony or patio. They are located in one block and will be ground/first and second floor. 

Garden Rooms are individually styled with Caribbean decor and have ceramic tile floors to keep you cool, plus a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, fridge, hairdryer and iron and board. Rooms with twin beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum of 2 people.

Breakfast and Half Board options: available at a supplement.

Ocean View Rooms are as Garden Rooms but with sea views, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 child.

Junior Suites with kitchen facilities and 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed and sleeper sofa in living room, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Suites are very spacious with kitchenette and a bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds and a queen sleeper sofa in the lounge, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Garden Terrace Restaurant. Khus Khus Bar. Complimentary afternoon tea served at the small pool. Breakfast option available*. Room service*.

Weekly Live Entertainment (Seasonal schedule changes may occur). Weekly Manager's rum punch party.

2 swimming pools. Small outdoor gym in the gardens, small indoor fitness centre. Snorkelling. Boogie boards. Tennis. Shuffleboard. Beach volleyball. Windsurfing. Mini-golf. Guest lounge with library and board games.

Gift shop. Beauty salon*. Complimentary safes are available at reception. Coin-operated laundry*. Turtle nesting on the beach (seasonal). Complimentary WiFI available in rooms/suites and all public areas. Babysitting*.

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night.  

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

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: compulsory gala dinner supplements apply over Christmas and New Year holidays.

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



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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location on a brilliant beach

Apr 10, 2024 Alan222 London, England

We stayed there for just over a week as a family with young kids and just had a room only and no food and had a suite so the kids had one area to sleep and us another plus kitchen area. First point is the bed in our room was not only huge but so comfortable and we really missed it when we left, the bathroom was good and of a decent size and the… Read more
We stayed there for just over a week as a family with young kids and just had a room only and no food and had a suite so the kids had one area to sleep and us another plus kitchen area. First point is the bed in our room was not only huge but so comfortable and we really missed it when we left, the bathroom was good and of a decent size and the kitchenette had everything we needed to do ourselves breakfast and the kids snacks. The location of the hotel is great, its right on Dover beach which is really nice and the view from our window and balcony were amazing and its a very short walk to the St Lawrence Gap restaurants where there are some great places to eat and drink. The pools were really good and we spend most of the time in the main one but it was nice for a change to check out the the other smaller one. The staff were really nice, especially the tall sports guy who my kids loved and the cleaning staff were great and really nice. Its also great for wildlife, we saw loads of turtles in the sea right by the hotel, a regular humming bird outside our window each morning and night, lots of crabs plus we saw a tiny whistling frog which was of huge excitement for the kids as we had been searching all holiday. All in all a great trip and we loved both the hotel and the location Read less
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Apr 4, 2024 jasmine078 Liverpool, United Kingdom

This was our first time to this side of the island . So glad we choose Southern Palms Hotel. We decided to go Room Only which we have never done before but with so many bars and resturants close by we needent of worried. Rooms were dated and are well due a refurb, but maids keept the rooms immaculate . Hotel resturant food was good quality with… Read more
This was our first time to this side of the island . So glad we choose Southern Palms Hotel. We decided to go Room Only which we have never done before but with so many bars and resturants close by we needent of worried. Rooms were dated and are well due a refurb, but maids keept the rooms immaculate . Hotel resturant food was good quality with a nice atmosphere, but sometimes it took forever to get food and drinks to the table after ordering.!!!! Hotel grounds were relaxing, pool was nice to swim in and Dover Beach was stunning which really sells this hotel . No worries about getting up to get a sun bed at the crack of dawn there were always plenty around. Keep a,look out for the turtles swimming in the ocean. General stores for milk juice etc. Close by . We went to Happy Days Cafe for Brunch which is over the road in the Chattel Village from the hotel, they make wonderful pancakes and bacon rolls in this family run cafe We enjoyed our time at Southern Palms Hotel and would return Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, great location, great staff!

Mar 31, 2024 tgardner917 Cross Keys, Virginia

Just returned from a four night five day trip with my wife and teenage son and teenage daughter. we all loved it. We had a room only package which was great because there are tons of restaurants within walking distance. The restaurant on site was excellent and their drinks were fantastic including the happy hour. We took advantage of the pool,… Read more
Just returned from a four night five day trip with my wife and teenage son and teenage daughter. we all loved it. We had a room only package which was great because there are tons of restaurants within walking distance. The restaurant on site was excellent and their drinks were fantastic including the happy hour. We took advantage of the pool, of the puppet, the tennis and more. The room was spacious, kitchen with fridge, and always clean and comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly. Shakeef (spelling?) at the front desk was always very kind and helpful on tips for restaurant ideas, arranging taxi, and even helped us arrange a snorkel cruise. The beach is beautiful and every day there were at least a dozen sea turtles swimming around the water with us. There were plenty of beach chairs never had to fight for them. Our favorite person there was Sandy at the WaterSports. Nicest guy ever and always helpful. We did sunfish sailing ($50 usd) , windsurfing (free) and kayaking (free). Highly recommend southern Palms for couples and families. Great location great beach and great staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb experience and will return

Mar 24, 2024 Geoff H Maidenhead, United Kingdom

We landed on our feet here. We were put into Room 217 and had the best view of the main pool, the bar and the beach. The room had a balcony (with fridge), and the bedroom itself was large with a comfortable king size bed. Lots of pillows of different softness too - always good. The bathroom was OK - shower was a bit small - but it had everything… Read more
We landed on our feet here. We were put into Room 217 and had the best view of the main pool, the bar and the beach. The room had a balcony (with fridge), and the bedroom itself was large with a comfortable king size bed. Lots of pillows of different softness too - always good. The bathroom was OK - shower was a bit small - but it had everything that we needed/ A mention to the cleaners, who did a magnificent job each day, making the bed, changing the towels and leaving a lovely clean smell in the room. The air conditioner was efficient and quiet. After a long day on the beach it was a joy to come back to. We took advantage of the happy hour every day. Top tip - the Happy hour at the hotel next door is from 5-6, at Southern Palms from 6-7 and over the road at My Friends Place it runs from 7-8. Try doing that every day! We booked a room-only stay but enjoyed lunches at the bar and indulged in the buffet breakfast a couple of mornings. We ate out a lot and have not had a single bad experience on the Gap - every restaurant serves great food and has great service. Special mention to Cafe Sol and Tabu, but Harlequin, Cocktail Kitchen, Primo, Sharkeys and Castaways are all great. And please please please go to Daddies and Happy Days - cheaper but still awesome. The hotel has a great position on Dover Beach, which is 0.5km long - I know this because at 8am each day we would walk it end to end multiple times and the old Apple Watch recorded it. Beautiful, clean, white sand. The sea was a little rough the first few days but the last 4 days, it was fantastic, and so warm! We had no problems getting sun beds on the beach - never tried around the pool. Reason? Turtle TV! So many turtles swimming in the sea directly opposite the hotel - just set up and watch. I'm convinced they like surfing. The last days there we went swimming a lot and the turtles would come so close, investigating those weird bipeds in the water. The staff at the hotel are all brilliant - no exceptions. They really do make you feel at home and I loved chatting with them. It was like being looked after by your mum or grandma! They all laughed a lot with each other and the guests - a great sign of a great hotel. We will definitely be returning, and I will heartily recommend it to anyone who asks. We were very sad to be leaving. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed very much, excellent location

Mar 23, 2024 joe502 Aberdare, United Kingdom

We loved it. Omg the beach, so beautiful but be careful with the waves. We saw turtles daily. We enjoyed taking shade with the palm trees. Had a meal in the hotel on the first night which was very good and we enjoyed happy hour. Maid service was great, reception and bar staff.