Beach View Barbados

One of the top hotels for the best beach family vacations is Beach View Barbados.  

This chic, self-catering hotel is family-run and operated.  I had the pleasure of staying there about one year after the official opening and I cannot say enough good things about Beach View.  

This Barbados West Coast gem offers great value and excellent service, and I highly recommend it.


Location: Paynes Bay, St. James, West Coast 
Travel time to Bridgetown: 15 minutes 
Travel time to Airport:  25 minutes
Beachfront:  Beach is across the street
No of Rooms: 36
Self-Catering:  Yes
Nearby Beaches: Paynes Bay Beach, Brandons BeachBatts Rock BeachFitts Village Beach, 



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Set in the lovely Paynes Bay area on the West Coast of Barbados, the location is ideal with easy beach access and convenient public transportation to Bridgetown, which is 10 minutes away, or Holetown/Speightstown, if traveling farther north.  Beach View is 25 minutes away from Grantley Adams International Airport.  

Public transportation to the capital, Bridgetown, is a breeze.  Public buses run frequently to Bridgetown (just 10 minutes away) and to the northern towns of Holetown and Speightstown.  Beach View is 25 minutes away from Barbados’ airport, Grantley Adams International Airport. 

Fine dining restaurants, elite golf courses, and nightly entertainment are all within easy reach.  

Additionally, the area is dotted with landmark hotels, small local eateries, and quaint chattel-house shops, all within walking distance and close to fun beaches.  

The best family beach vacations are so much more enjoyable when there are lots of area amenities available to accommodate the entire family.

Beach View Barbados - Top Hotel for the Best Family Beach Vacations

Beach View Hotel Barbados at DuskBeach View at Dusk

General Information

Beach View Barbados houses 36  spacious units of one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and is well maintained with gated security.  Communal pool and separate kids’ pool  make it super easy for everyone to enjoy a good swim.  If the beach is preferred, just walk right across the street. Literally.  

There is no in-house gym but a fitness center is located just five minutes away for guests who want to stay in shape. 

The on-site café serves up treats from delicious breakfast and lunch menus.  The Monday night BBQ features local favorites like grilled fish and rum punch.  I highly recommend it.

Families with children can take advantage of the room pre-stocking service before they arrive at the hotel.  On those lazy nights when you just want to eat in, dinner can be ordered by contacting the management office.  Just be sure to contact them ahead of time. 

Pool area with a clear view of the beach

Room Description

The arc-shaped configuration of Beach View Barbados ensures that many of its units come with a view of the pool and Paynes Bay Beach, a beach well-known for its snorkeling and turtle viewing.  Some of the rooms also face the garden, but if you would prefer a pool/beach view, you can make a request when booking. Room rate is slightly higher. 

The spacious units are tastefully decorated with an authentic Caribbean flavor.  An open floor plan reveals separate dining and living areas, and a large, fully-equipped kitchen that complements the unit.  All suites are fully air-conditioned in the living and bedroom areas. There is a stacked washer/dryer unit for your added convenience.

Beach View Hotel Barbados view from balconySpacious patio for open air dining
One bedroom suite at Beach View Hotel BarbadosOne-bedroom suite

The one-bedroom suite features a king-size bed, ensuite bathroom with tub and shower, and private balcony.  Size is 1,000 square feet.  

The two-bedroom suite comes with a king-size bed in the master bedroom and twin beds or a king size bed in the second bedroom. 

The master bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom while the additional bedroom has a separate bathroom with shower.  The two-bedroom suites are approximately 1,300 square feet.

The three-bedroom suite features a master bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bath with tub and shower.  Second bedroom features a king-size bed and third bedroom comes with a king-size bed or twin beds. 

The second and third bedrooms share the additional bathroom.  Size is approximately 1,800+ square feet.

The kitchen comes with granite countertops and is equipped with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, oven, and cook top. 

Here is a tastefully decorated living room. Love the contrast between the neutrals and blue.

Room Amenities

  • Cable TV
  • Ipod docking station
  • In room internet access
  • DVD player
  • Clock radio
  • Stacked washer and dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Large, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice-maker, coffee maker, oven, cook top, crockery, silverware, and glassware
  • Small pantry
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer

Beach View Barbados is one of the best self-catering hotels on Barbados’ West Coast, and if you are wondering where to stay with kids for the best beach family vacations, look no further.   

No kids?  No problem.  This is a great hotel for solo and group travel too. To top it off, what could be better than staff that are friendly and accommodating?

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