Sugar Bay Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

The all inclusive Sugar Bay Barbados offers a delightful holiday base with an array of activities, four fantastic restaurants, tranquil Caribbean waters in a protected lagoon, and with Bridgetown only a 10-minute drive away, you will be spoilt for choice with things to do and see! Perfect for couples, friends and families, Sugar Bay oozes boho-chic style and radiates a serene atmosphere allowing you to completely unwind in paradise. Guest rooms suit all types of holidaymakers with spacious family suites ideal for larger groups, all of which have great views of the ocean, the pool or the lush, green gardens. Being just a few metres from the calmest seas of the south coast, water sports are very much the order of the day with plenty available. Aside from taking a swim in the cool Caribbean Sea, there are also two swimming pools to laze by and a fitness centre for enthusiasts. Otherwise, head to Karma Spa for a spot of well-deserved pampering. Whilst the adults are at play, the kids have their very own children’s club, offering beach games, competitions and opportunities for exploring. Teens aren’t left out; they can hang together in the clubhouse, an adult no-go area! Dining is a joy, as Sugar Bay Barbados boasts more dining options than most hotels in Barbados! There is a tantalising selection of restaurants to choose from, each utilising the freshest produce from land and sea.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

Overlooking the stunning beachfront and tranquil Caribbean Sea. The capital, Bridgetown, is only a 10-minute drive away. The south coast boardwalk is accessible from the beach offering a short walk along the ocean side to a variety of restaurants and bars. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

138 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with private balcony, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, iPod dock, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Signature Room with pool or garden view and 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: Dining in four restaurants (Sizzle Steak House and Umi once per week), premium alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages. All entertainment and activities above unless stated otherwise.

Deluxe Signature Rooms with pool or garden views and 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request) and sofa bed. This room is larger in size than the Signature Room and sleeps maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Front Rooms overlook the beach and lagoon and have 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Front Honeymoon Suites overlook the beach and lagoon and have 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Ocean Front Room with 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request) and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Suite with pool or garden views, a large living area with sofa bed and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children.

Ocean Front Family Suites boast great views of the ocean, a large living area with sofa bed and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children

2-Bedroom Suite with garden views, master en-suite bedroom with 1 king-size bed and additional bedroom with 1 queen-size bed plus a sofa bed in the separate living area, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

2-Bedroom Ocean Front Suite with master en-suite bedroom with 1 king-size bed and additional bedroom with twin beds plus a sofa bed in the separate living area, sleeping maximum 6 adults, 3 adults and 3 children or 2 adults and 4 children.

  • Honeymoon offer: receive a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and 30 minute massage (one massage per person per stay).

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child, up to and including 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.

The Reef (buffet restaurant/breakfast, lunch and dinner), Colin’s Bar & Grill (lunch), Lazy Mongoose Pub, Sizzle Steak House (dinner only/limited dining), Umi (Sushi/Asian Fusion - dinner only/limited dining), Coffee Bean* (coffee shop).

2 swimming pools with swim-up bar. Hot Tub. Fitness centre. Karma Spa*. Non-motorised water sports including boogie boards, kayaking and snorkelling. Beach volleyball. Games room. In-house guest activities team to organise day/evening activities/entertainment. Creche, kids' club, teen's club and playground. Teen clubhouse.

Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting* (on request). Creche/nursery. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

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

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms or balconies.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

Apr 22, 2019 karenholidaygirl Petts Wood, United Kingdom

We stayed for one week between 5 April to 12th and was not disappointed. Every member of staff went out of their way to help, smile and make our visit the best. We stayed in a signature room which was spacious, we were set back from the beach but this didn’t bother us. The cleaning could have been a little better but then I’m very OCD so this… Read more
We stayed for one week between 5 April to 12th and was not disappointed. Every member of staff went out of their way to help, smile and make our visit the best. We stayed in a signature room which was spacious, we were set back from the beach but this didn’t bother us. The cleaning could have been a little better but then I’m very OCD so this probably wouldn’t have bothered most. The beach was lovely and we didn’t bother with the pool as we prefer the beach. The food was some of the best, we ate in Colin’s every lunchtime and paid extra for Umi and Sizzle, Umi being our favourite. The entertainment was good but the girls group Virgo was exceptional and we managed to get the best seats in the house to watch them ( Umi restaurant overlooking them)! Drinks were flowing, never had to wait long and the cocktails were the best we’ve had all inclusive. If I had to write any bad points it would be the evening buffet, their wasn’t much choice and the food was often cold. We just paid extra for the specialty restaurants to overcome this so wasn’t a problem but that would be our only bad comment. Well done Sugar Bay, we will be back, thank you for your fantastic Bajan hospitality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An excellent base for cricket travellers

Apr 20, 2019 perkinsmj Bicester, United Kingdom

We stayed here with the prime objective of going to the England one day matches. It was perhaps unfortunate that we were the only ones from our flight going there as our arrival seemed a little unexpected! Lovely atmosphere at the place, helpful staff on the beach and in the restaurant; reception / concierge a little less attentive. Good food… Read more
We stayed here with the prime objective of going to the England one day matches. It was perhaps unfortunate that we were the only ones from our flight going there as our arrival seemed a little unexpected! Lovely atmosphere at the place, helpful staff on the beach and in the restaurant; reception / concierge a little less attentive. Good food and lovely beach. The air conditioning was rather noisy and inefficient... but a great couple of days at the cricket! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing holiday, amazing service , amazing staff

Apr 18, 2019 shakuntalaa Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cannot fault this hotel, I am sitting on the beach currently room 110 . The weather is sunny today , there is not one member of staff I can fault they are all professional. The hostess Kerrie Anne and Tamika were outstanding staff also the gentleman in the towel section I think his name began with Toran who has unusual coloured eyes . It is… Read more
Cannot fault this hotel, I am sitting on the beach currently room 110 . The weather is sunny today , there is not one member of staff I can fault they are all professional. The hostess Kerrie Anne and Tamika were outstanding staff also the gentleman in the towel section I think his name began with Toran who has unusual coloured eyes . It is worth visiting this hotel you can walk along the beaches for miles, the food is delicious especially at Colin’s their fish is so delicious especially the king fish. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The very best of Bajan hospitality!

Apr 18, 2019 Canarychick67 Waterstock, United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left our stay was absolutely incredible! Our flight was delayed so we arrived later than anticipated and in darkness. The checking in process was efficient and welcoming with a rum punch provided to welcome us in true Bajan style. We’d booked a signature room but were upgraded to a suite which was… Read more
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left our stay was absolutely incredible! Our flight was delayed so we arrived later than anticipated and in darkness. The checking in process was efficient and welcoming with a rum punch provided to welcome us in true Bajan style. We’d booked a signature room but were upgraded to a suite which was enormous!! The room was immaculately clean with excellent air conditioning and a large balcony overlooking the pool area. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable with plenty of storage for all our things. Rooms have all the usual comforts but the additional of an enormous lounge with sofas and dining table and a full size fridge and small freezer compartment was an added bonus. I have to say the photos of this hotel really do not do it justice. It’s right on the beach and we could see the sea from our room although it wasn’t officially a sea view room. All the meals were superb with so many choices and the food was absolutely delicious with more healthy options available if you wanted to be good! The bar is very well stocked and the barmen are happy to make you any drink you like! We never had a problem with getting a sun bed either around the pool or in the beach. The beach staff immediately put up sun umbrellas when you chose a lounger and they were never in short supply. The sea was perfect for swimming and protected from too strong waves by rocks which had strategic gaps where you could bob with the waves if you wanted to. Beach is beautiful and has lots of palm trees and plenty of hammocks and curtained cabanas which are so comfy!! A waiter will visit regularly bring you any drink your heart desires!! I used the gym which was very cool and well equipped. We stayed for 11 nights and had 3 complimentary restaurant upgrades during our trip. We ate in Umi the sushi/fusion restaurant once and Sizzle the steak restaurant twice. Both excellent. Trips - we travelled with Virgin and our rep John, a Bajan borne and bred, was very helpful with nothing too much trouble. We booked Oistins, horse riding and the Cat and Fiddle luxury catamaran trip. Loved Oistins! We ate at the Sea Water stall which was overlooking the road with a super breeze and great music coming from their own DJ. Food incredible. I had fresh grilled dolphin (tuna), Mac cheese and sweet potatoes. Wish we could have stayed longer as it was just getting going when we left with dance performers doing their thing in the stage and the locals arriving en masse. Horse riding was so much fun. We chose the countryside and beach option which lasted 90 minutes. Amazing watching the horses run back to the stables from near the beach at the end. If you can afford it I would highly recommend paying a little bit more for the Cat and Fiddle catamaran cruise as there were only 21 of us onboard the 2.5m boat which was so luxurious. None of that rushing to get a space on the nets or up top. Always somewhere to sit. Sun cream and towels provided. Free drinks including bubbles throughout and an amazing sit down lunch. The other guests were all really friendly and it was lovely to talk to everyone. Guests were all from uk or USA. Visit the Garrison for the horse racing if you can. We missed it and regretted it. Will have to go back! We also went to George Washington’s House which is only up the road and a really interesting half day. What really made this holiday was the people. The Bajan hospitality is second to none and everyone just wants to make sure you have a good time. English is obviously the first language but the Bajan dialect spoken between locals is something else!! The staff at Sugar Bay are the friendliest I’ve ever encountered. Nothing is too much trouble. I can’t wait to go back!!! Thank you Sugar Bay for the best holiday EVER!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely week spent at the Sugar Bay

Apr 17, 2019 brookespapaG

We had a week booked at the Sugar Bay after a week cruise around the Caribbean Islands, and to be honest, wish we had booked 2 weeks in the hotel! They say first impressions last, and this was certainly no different. The drive in was lovely with well tended garden and fountain areas. Yes, it's on a bit of a hill, but nothing too mountainous! The… Read more
We had a week booked at the Sugar Bay after a week cruise around the Caribbean Islands, and to be honest, wish we had booked 2 weeks in the hotel! They say first impressions last, and this was certainly no different. The drive in was lovely with well tended garden and fountain areas. Yes, it's on a bit of a hill, but nothing too mountainous! The reception area was very impressive, and if there was one small down side, it was the time taken by the Reception staff to process us. It sounded like they were reading straight from a script, and were jumping from one thing to another. They also took my partners Credit Card from her to process, which we didn't like as it meant it went out of sight for a time. No harm done, but would have preferred it kept in where we could see it. The room itself was a first floor Ocean View Double with balcony and was very nice. The view on to the beach was stunning, and far enough away from the entertainment area for it not to cause us any issue at night. The shower/toilet area was very clean, and well maintained, and the bed was huge!!. One slight gripe is that there wasn't a lot of drawer space for clothes, but we made do with what we had. Food wise, there was plenty of choice, with the Reef ( mainly buffet), Colins Grill (mainly lunchtime), The Sizzler (best steak I've tasted in a long time), and Umi, an Asian/Sushi restaurant. Absolutely no complaints about any of the food at all, and found all of the waiting staff very helpful. One tip though, Colin's gets very busy at lunchtime, so be prepared to wait a wee while to be served if you go there. It is worth waiting for though!! The beach!! Stunning white sand, with plenty of beds, and the brilliant Watersports guys always available if you need an umbrella and/or a joke!! The towels tend to go on the beds under the cabanas very early, so set your alarm!! Can I just mention the beach waiters Darian, and Gabriel. Absolutely first class service, and very helpful. How these guys walk about in that blazing sun day in and day out, and still keep a smile on their faces is beyond me! Overall, this was a fantastic holiday in a superb hotel, and we would love to go back some day. Highly recommended!!!!!! Read less