To wander through the Coral Reef Club’s tropical gardens – or look out from a private balcony towards the azure sea – is to experience the true charm of the Caribbean.
For well over half a century, this ‘Small Luxury Hotel of the World’ has been seducing guests with its original Barbadian design, its wrought ironwork balconies, its shuttered windows and its lush, 12-acre grounds.
Traditional and charming, yes. But this Barbados hotel is most definitely not antiquated.
The O’Hara family, who have welcomed guests since the 1950s, have also ensured that the Coral Reef Club offers every contemporary luxury, making it one of the most desirable hotels in Barbados.
Accommodation ranges from cottages, junior suites, suites and villas – all individually designed to offer the latest facilities whilst reflecting the hotel’s West Indian heritage. Luxury Cottages and Plantation Suites even have their own plunge pools and sea-view, 12ft x 9ft swimming pools, respectively.
And the modern amenities extend beyond the rooms. There are two swimming pools, a beautiful beach offering catamaran cruises and water sports, spa, fitness studio, tennis court and – nearby – fine golf courses.
With the evening comes dinner in the excellent restaurant. The Coral Reef Club Hotel in Barbados has earned a thoroughly-deserved reputation for world class cuisine. Executive Chef, Graham Licorish presents a fusion of international dishes, spearheaded by West Indian specialities, usually accompanied by live, local entertainment.
Welcome to the Coral Reef Club Hotel, in Barbados.