Sunbay Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

In a quiet location, a short walk from the beach, the informal Sunbay Hotel is ideal for those seeking an affordable, relaxing base to return to at the end of the day. Chill by the swimming pool with a rum punch — there are two pools to choose from, including one that's adults-only. Guests who prefer terra firma can enjoy preferential tee times at the Barbados Golf Club or double up with other guests for a few rounds of tennis. Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast, served at the Palm View Restaurant, before heading out for dinner and lively entertainment in nearby St Lawrence Gap, you'll be out dancing until the early hours!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

On the scenic South coast of Barbados, across the road from a small beach and 3 minutes walk to a larger beach. 10 minutes drive from St Lawrence Gap, world-famous for its bustling atmosphere and nightlife. Oistins is also a short walk away. 20 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

104 rooms that are comfortable, and great as a base. All with private balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi access, mini fridge, tea/coffee maker and safe.

Standard Rooms have either 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Palm View Restaurant and Bar. Lobby lounge.

Over-sized kids pool. Adult pool. Sun deck. Gym.

Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour reception.

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.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 12 years.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (82)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for relaxing

Apr 1, 2024 Candice M

Really quiet place great for relaxing. Every morning while we were having coffee by the pool we saw a family of monkeys the kids loved that. A peaceful spot perfect for unwinding. It added an extra special touch to our mornings and made our stay even more memorable.
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Mar 26, 2024 Cynthia G

I traveled in a large group to Barbados for Agrofest this year. The hotel doesn’t matter to us me just need a place to sleep. I was chatting with the General Manager and he asked if I could leave a review so here it is. Fine Hotel. Highly recommended.
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Mar 22, 2024 Ziba A

It’s a hidden gem; wonderful welcoming staff ; always go extra mile to look after you . Great location, close to all shops ; beach across the road . It’s peaceful calm surroundings. It’s three star resort with five star staff . Breakfast included
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Mar 14, 2024 Carolyn L

Lovely place. Really enjoyed the breakfast. Sometimes it’s buffet and sometimes it’s not, not really sure why. The supervisor Sheron is a beast, she seems to work every day and always got me what I asked for. Definitely recommend thus place if you’re travelling on a budget.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very basic

Mar 14, 2024 Marion S

Room was clean, functional and pool area pleasant. However breakfast is really poor; very basic with very little choice ( and only tinned fruit). The bar is shut- occasionally you could get a drink from a serving hatch. Access to the beach involves walking over a broken fence; much nicer beaches & hotels nearby. 20 minutes walk to Oistins, or you… Read more
Room was clean, functional and pool area pleasant. However breakfast is really poor; very basic with very little choice ( and only tinned fruit). The bar is shut- occasionally you could get a drink from a serving hatch. Access to the beach involves walking over a broken fence; much nicer beaches & hotels nearby. 20 minutes walk to Oistins, or you can get local buses, which will also get you out to better places. Some staff made an effort but agree with comments that many seem angry, & certainly nothing like the service the hotel website boasts about. Read less