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 newly refurbished rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with private balcony, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, iPod dock, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Signature Room with pool or garden views 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '20 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 6 Nov–29 Dec' 20, 4 Jan–3 Aug '21 and 11 Aug-30 Nov '21, minimum stay 3 nights.

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

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). New Driftwood Cafe. Blush Cafe* (coffee shop).

2 swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar. Hot Tub. Karma Spa* with a new salon. Fitness centre. Non-motorised water sports including boogie boards, kayaking and snorkelling. Beach volleyball. Newly redesigned games room. Arcade. In-house guest activities team to organise day/evening activities/entertainment. Creche and kids' club. Teen clubhouse.

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

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

7 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge. 

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

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beauty on the beach!

Nov 17, 2020 Pennie B Plymouth, United Kingdom

This is a lovely, fairly small hotel right on the beach and we enjoyed 10 days there in January. The staff are friendly and we had a spacious room overlooking the garden which was spotlessly clean. White company toiletries are gorgeous, and bedlinen and towels good quality. The main dining room has a themed menu and several of those evenings had… Read more
This is a lovely, fairly small hotel right on the beach and we enjoyed 10 days there in January. The staff are friendly and we had a spacious room overlooking the garden which was spotlessly clean. White company toiletries are gorgeous, and bedlinen and towels good quality. The main dining room has a themed menu and several of those evenings had delicious food. There are two alternative restaurants, and although we tried them both, we preferred the Steak house to the Oriental one. Beautiful beach, gorgeous sunsets, friendly staff, and a relaxing holiday. One downside is the mass of pigeons which raided the breakfast tables. Not pleasant and a health hazard. Nets might solve it. Otherwise lovely. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, let down by room next to aircon vents

Sep 26, 2020 SanGrya Leicester, United Kingdom

We first stayed at this hotel not long after it reopened and we had a fabulous time. We were given a lovely suite overlocking the sea even though we’d only booked a signature room. We liked it so much that we decided to go back and get married there. Now, don’t get me wrong, we had an amazing time, but what let it down was the fact that we were… Read more
We first stayed at this hotel not long after it reopened and we had a fabulous time. We were given a lovely suite overlocking the sea even though we’d only booked a signature room. We liked it so much that we decided to go back and get married there. Now, don’t get me wrong, we had an amazing time, but what let it down was the fact that we were allocated possibly the worst bedroom in the hotel - at the back, overlooking the car park, and right next to the air con vents that sounded like a freight train roaring through the bedroom all night and all day long. As returning guests, getting married there, it was just poor. It was far from romantic and not exactly where I’d want to sit and eat a special wedding room service breakfast! And there are lots of much nicer signature rooms there; the room we were given is subpar. This is where the hotel lets itself down really; just a lack of thoughtfulness from certain staff there. And I think any prospective bride and groom only booking a signature room, thinking that that might make a difference, should be aware! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another great visit

Apr 4, 2020 Mike S Cambridge, United Kingdom

Second visit to Sugar Bay and it never disappoints. Coming out of UK to the sunshine was just what we needed. A pleasure to spend a holiday here, with its wonderful location, great beach, and excellent staff. Nothing seems to have changed here since our last visit which is just how we like it and is what will make us keep coming back. We notice… Read more
Second visit to Sugar Bay and it never disappoints. Coming out of UK to the sunshine was just what we needed. A pleasure to spend a holiday here, with its wonderful location, great beach, and excellent staff. Nothing seems to have changed here since our last visit which is just how we like it and is what will make us keep coming back. We notice several remarks in reviews that this hotel is not worth the money. Opinions on quality are subjective and as far as we are concerned; if you feel you have had a fantastic holiday and it was worth the money, that's all that counts. We had a fantastic holiday. Great to see some of the staff from last year who work so hard to ensure we have a great time; one of the main strengths of this hotel. For us, Sugar Bay has all we need to come home refreshed and wanting to go back again next year. Some mentions; the dining room staff always greet you with with a smile and nothing is too much trouble. The ever-watchful Pedro the Catering and Hotel Services Manager is always around making sure all is well and his big smile and friendliness are a pleasure. The beach boys who make sure we have the umbrellas and share some friendly banter each day are brilliant. The room cleaning staff who always left our room so spotlessly clean. The staff in Sizzlers who were always so professional and would be an asset to any high quality restaurant and the chef and his team who produce amazing food. Sadly, the dreaded Virus reached out to Barbados . We started to receive notifications of restrictions of the number of flights coming in to take people home and after a day or so, there was talk of Grantleigh Adams airport closing altogether. Then we were told that we were cancelled on our flight home and had to wait 72 hours to find out when would go. We went to speak with the Virgin rep who came to the hotel most days for any information she may have had as to when we could go home. As I approached her, I was greeted by a loud panic striken voice to stay a distance from her and not to invade her space with oustreched hands urging me away. The other guests in the room were shocked at her manner but later stated that they received the same rudeness and off-handedness that we had. Whilst I can appreciate she was under great pressure, her ability to maintain a calm reassuring approach was not evident. Everyone got the same snapped out answer "Virgin will let you know" and then were dismissed from her presence. Luckily, one of the Reception staff contacted the Virgin offices in Bridgetown who confirmed we were on the flight back to London. The only drawback was that the flight was going to go back via Montego Bay in Jamaica to pick up more stranded travellers. All in all from leaving the hotel to stepping off the plane at Gatwick took over 20 hours!! At least we were home and many thanks to the Captain and Crew who gave us so much support and care on the flight home. Regardless, if all goes well, we will be returning to Sugar Bay next year to enjoy another great holiday. Read less
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Mar 31, 2020 adywill06

Wow, 2018 was so good we came back in 2019 with 5 friends, this place heaven on earth, by far the best customer service we have ever experienced, every single member of staff treated us like family. The food, entertainment, on site restaurants and breakfast chef Andrea made our stay so special, we got engaged on their sun drenched beach💖 and were… Read more
Wow, 2018 was so good we came back in 2019 with 5 friends, this place heaven on earth, by far the best customer service we have ever experienced, every single member of staff treated us like family. The food, entertainment, on site restaurants and breakfast chef Andrea made our stay so special, we got engaged on their sun drenched beach💖 and were definitely visiting again next summer !! Love to all resort staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice all-inclusive resort.

Mar 30, 2020 Sillyusername23 Region of Waterloo, Canada

Lovely facility with excellent beach and very helpful beach and pool staff who will ensure that you get lounges and shade umbrellas (critical need if you want to avoid a sun burn) whenever you need them. Pool with swim up bar is quiet and protected. Beach is lovely with a 'breakwater' out from the shore so that swimming is in relatively calm… Read more
Lovely facility with excellent beach and very helpful beach and pool staff who will ensure that you get lounges and shade umbrellas (critical need if you want to avoid a sun burn) whenever you need them. Pool with swim up bar is quiet and protected. Beach is lovely with a 'breakwater' out from the shore so that swimming is in relatively calm water. Dining was quite good in the buffet area and absolutely excellent in the two specialty restaurants (one featuring sushi etc. and one focused on steaks). Bar service was courteous and prompt. Good selection of wines, spirits and beers. Al around, a very nice vibe. Some young children, but never a bother. Convenient location in the historic Garrison district. Downtown Bridgetown a short bus, cab, or reggae bus ride away. We've visited Barbados several times. It is a safe, friendly, hospitable island compared to many others. Locals appreciate the tourist industry. Barbados has excellent education and health care systems for its citizens and there is very little evident poverty and no evidence that we have ever seen of racial discourd. Nice comfortable place to visit. Read less