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

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Babysitting service
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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: breakfast, lunch and dinner, two specialty dining experiences (Sizzle Steak House and Umi; guests can choose two sushi experiences in Umi or two steakhouse experiences in Sizzle Steak House, or one of each. Only valid for stays of 7 nights or more), premium alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages. All entertainment and activities above unless stated otherwise.

Please note: guests can have additional specialty dining experiences at the cost of $25pp (payable locally, subject to change).

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 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 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.

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. 

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

Please note: Sugar Bay will only accept new bookings if you are fully vaccinated at the time of travel. Fully vaccinated means all required jabs taken at least 14 days prior to travel. Under 18 years of age are exempt from this requirement.

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Dec 2, 2021 JAT262

A very nice hotel, with staff who are mostly very friendly and happy to help. The two restaurants Sizzles and Umi had some excellent food. The buffet was very good as well - for breakfast lunch and dinner. Thanks must go to Andrea the breakfast egg chef who gave me a couple of tutorials on how not to mangle an omelette! Do I recommend -yes.
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Dec 1, 2021 lucycharlotte123 London, United Kingdom

Welcomed and checked in smoothly with a rum punch on arrival which set the tone for a wonderful 11 night stay. Room- pool view suite very nice, spacious and cleaned regularly, lovely white company products, gowns/slippers on arrival. Library/wifi- great selection of books to swap or borrow, and WiFi adequate throughout the complex. Pool- great… Read more
Welcomed and checked in smoothly with a rum punch on arrival which set the tone for a wonderful 11 night stay. Room- pool view suite very nice, spacious and cleaned regularly, lovely white company products, gowns/slippers on arrival. Library/wifi- great selection of books to swap or borrow, and WiFi adequate throughout the complex. Pool- great swim up bar. We got up early to watch sunrise at 6am down the beach on our first morning and fellow holidaymakers were reserving sunbeds at this time. Difficult to get by the pool, although plenty of beds and hammocks down the beach which we enjoyed much more to the pool anyway. Beach- clean and beautiful. Grab yourself a sundowner from the bar and watch the sunsets. Food- reef buffet, great selection of local and international foods to cater to all tastes. Extremely yummy. Umi/Sizzler a la cartes- we went once to sizzler and twice to Umi (our favourite). At times the team seemed short staffed. Both restaurants are a great change from the main buffet but service was slow, so prepare for a lengthy, relaxed meal. Shout outs- Kay (reef) Destiny (reef) Barry (bar), Damien (bar), Akeel (pool) Sonya (Collins) Luke and Romian (beach). These staff are a credit to the hotel and their warm welcome and care really make all the difference. Sugarbay- if you have a "star of the month" we nominate Kay! She does not stop, welcomes us by name when she sees us and goes above and beyond. Thank you. Lucy, Nicky and Charles Coe. Read less
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Nov 30, 2021 Kenneth B Liverpool, United Kingdom

Everything great at sugar bay nice food great location.Just one point be careful when buying your COVID test packs from Boots,if you have any problems they wash their hands on purchase,and send you to their agent lab and just stonewall you with it seems no refund not good spoilt my holiday because I basically had too pay virtually. Twice use… Read more
Everything great at sugar bay nice food great location.Just one point be careful when buying your COVID test packs from Boots,if you have any problems they wash their hands on purchase,and send you to their agent lab and just stonewall you with it seems no refund not good spoilt my holiday because I basically had too pay virtually. Twice use Randox they were very good. Read less
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Nov 27, 2021 Marita h Braintree, United Kingdom

First impressions on arrival are fabulous. You can see the sea from reception, and you are greeted with a rum punch before being shown to your room. We were lucky and received a complimentary upgrade to a sea view room which was really lovely. Housekeeping is great. The room always smelt fresh every day and the towels/sheets changed… Read more
First impressions on arrival are fabulous. You can see the sea from reception, and you are greeted with a rum punch before being shown to your room. We were lucky and received a complimentary upgrade to a sea view room which was really lovely. Housekeeping is great. The room always smelt fresh every day and the towels/sheets changed regularly. The food at the shack and the buffet is a bit samey. Most days it was just OK but on a couple of occasions it was really good. You can book 2 meals per week in one of the on site restaurants, which makes a nice change. Umi, the Asian restaurant is good, but the Sizzle Grill is excellent. Two biggest criticisms are that guests are allowed to lay their towels out by the pool, so as a result, unless you get up at the cracknof dawn, a bed by the pool is impossible. However, the beach is amazing and there is no shortage of sunbeds there. The thing that may stop me recommending this hotel is the slowness of service at the bar, especially at meal times. It's not unusual to wait 20 or so minutes for a drink. There just isn't enough staff in. That said, the vast majority of the staff are welcoming and friendly, and they are doing their best to manage demand. I would recommend getting out of the hotel a few times. Barbados is a beautiful country with lots to see, and getting out gives you a break from the buffet! Read less
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Nov 27, 2021 JayJayBear Sheffield, United Kingdom

We have been to the island 5 times in the past and stayed at some lovely hotels but Sugar Bay is our favourite. It’s a fabulous balance of local charm and a luxury holiday all in one. Hotel was spotless , room lovely , food was the best all inclusive buffet style we have ever encountered. The 2 a la carte restaurants which you can use once each… Read more
We have been to the island 5 times in the past and stayed at some lovely hotels but Sugar Bay is our favourite. It’s a fabulous balance of local charm and a luxury holiday all in one. Hotel was spotless , room lovely , food was the best all inclusive buffet style we have ever encountered. The 2 a la carte restaurants which you can use once each week were also superb. We especially liked Umi. Pool was beautiful and swim up bar was also excellent. Beach lovely and clean and sea fabulous to swim in with the breakwater calming the waves. Sun beds round the pool can get taken early but there was always loungers on the beach. Colins bar for lunch and drinks in the day was also a highlight. As others have mentioned it’s the staff that make the holiday . Everyone was helpful , happy and always happy to chat. Big thanks to the following who made us feel so welcome Arden ,Damien ,Joan. Samantha E. Kerry Ann. Destiny, Kay and Kay in Collins. Nicole at shop. Janelle in the spa. If we come back to the Island then we will definitely put Sugar Bay at the top of the list Read less