Bougainvillea Beach
Resort Barbados

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados is the ideal place for a memorable Caribbean vacation with loads of beach family fun.

The hotel has been around for a long time and shows no signs of aging.  Lovingly maintained inside and out, this “matriarch” deserves more than just a casual mention.

From the moment you enter the lovely open air reception at Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados until you check out, you will experience undeniable warmth and peace that are as natural to the hotel as its limestone* façade. 

Bougainvillea Resort Barbados EntranceBougainvillea Resort Barbados Entrance

Limestone is as natural to Barbados as the coral reefs that surround the island.  It is the main ingredient used in many construction projects because of its ability to regulate temperature and increase energy efficiency.


Location: Maxwell, Christ Church - Barbados South Coast - Highway 7
Travel time to Bridgetown: 25 minutes 
Travel time to Airport:  17 minutes 
Beachfront:  Yes
No of Rooms: 138
Self-Catering:  Yes
Nearby Beaches:  Maxwell Beach, Dover Beach, Miami Beach (Enterprise Beach) 

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados needs no fanfare.  It is inviting, to say the least, from the miniature waterfalls in the reception area to the planked beachfront dining area that sits right smack in the middle of the resort.  Cascading bright pink bouvainvillea flowers – from which the hotel got its name – tease their way along the balconies and contrast quite nicely with the landscaping.  


The Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados is located in Maxwell, approximately one mile away from the fishing village of Oistins.  It fronts Maxwell Beach, one of the best Caribbean beaches, and is ideal for great beach family fun.

The area carries a mix of residential homes, boutique hotels, apartment hotels, and guest houses.  Unlike St. Lawrence Gap with its many restaurants, hotels, and nightlife, this area is considered to be on the quieter end making it perfect for families with young children.   

Getting around is super easy.  There are taxicabs readily available to take you wherever you need to go, or you can opt for public transportation on Maxwell main road.  The hotel also provides a shuttle service to Bridgetown.

Maxwell Beach BarbadosMaxwell Beach Barbados

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados - Hotel Description

There is plenty to see and do in Barbados, and as much as you would love to take the kids with you everywhere you go (or maybe not), some places just might not be suitable.  

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados is one of the best family friendly hotels on the island and you can rest assured that your little ones are being taken care of at times when you are traipsing around the island or when you crave a night out on the town. 

Bougainvillea Resort Barbados- Interior viewBougainvillea Resort Barbados- interior view

The Kids Club is for ages 3-12 and offers games, movies, story-telling, arts and crafts and lots more.  The club operates with a minimum of three kids from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Cost is US $25 per day per child and includes snack and lunch.  Discounts available for additional days.

If there are less than 3 kids in the Kids Club, you have the option of using the hotel’s babysitting service which must be booked through the main desk at least 24 hours in advance.  Rate is US $12.50 for one child and US $15.00 for two kids. A discount applies for each additional child.

The Little Bears’ Club is for ages 3-12 and operates from every Friday during US and UK school holidays from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

View of beach-side dining area from one of the pool-view rooms

A beautiful limestone façade graces the main entrance and it sweeps you right along to the open reception area.  The hotel’s U-shaped formation provides an additional visual advantage of the interior pool, bar and beach areas where beach family fun awaits at one of the best Caribbean beaches.  

The picture perfect view from the lobby down to the beach includes an open beachfront dining spot  -  an ideal respite from the traditional indoor dining experience.  The pool’s swim up bar mellows you out with cooling thirst quenchers after a day of beach family fun.  See below for hotel amenities.

Room Categories

  • Studios
  • Deluxe studios
  • One bedroom suites
  • Deluxe one bedroom suites
  • One bedroom penthouses
  • Honeymoon suites
  • Two bedroom deluxe
  • Two bedroom beachfront

Well-designed rooms are a great way to top off those lazy days of beach family fun, and there is no shortage at the Bougainvillea Beach Hotel.  

The rooms are light and cozy– two features guaranteed to brighten even the darkest mood. These spacious and stylishly decorated rooms are reminiscent of the ocean with hints of aqua, green and yellow.

There's nothing like a bright room to lift your mood. Studio at Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados
Alternate view of studio
Bougainvillea Resort Barbados - one bedroom suite kitchenOne Bedroom Suite Kitchen

Room Amenities

  • Queen bed
  • King-sized four-poster bed (honeymoon suites)
  • Pull-out or “L” shaped sofa
  • Balcony
  • Flat screen TV with cable
  • Kitchenette – studios / mini kitchen – honeymoon suites / full kitchen – two bedroom deluxe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning / Ceiling fans
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Ipod docking station 
  • Direct dial telephone – local and international
  • Hair dryer
  • Private roof deck with loungers and outdoor dining (honeymoon suites only)

One great feature of this resort is in its U-shaped configuration.  This means no matter where you are standing, you can easily see the pool, bar and restaurant - and, depending on the location of your room, a full or partial view of the beach.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados - Amenities

  • Pool/swim up bar
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Laundry service (self and valet)
  • Meeting/conference facilities
  • Spa services – nail, hair, massage, body treatments, packages available
  • Complimentary boogie boards, snorkeling equipment and kayaks
  • Water sports – wind-surfing, kite-surfing, hobie-cat sailing, , jet-skiing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis Court

  • Doctor-on-call
  • Child care - Kids club – ages 3-12 | Little Bears Club | babysitting service
  • Games room – pool, table tennis, air hockey
  • Fitness center
  • Gift shop
  • Free parking
  • partner discounts at nearby golf course
  • Free stay for children under 15
  • Play ground 
  • Gift shop and news stand
  • Concierge desk for car rentals, tours etc.
  • Ramps for physically-challenged guests

Bougainvillea Beach Resort - swim-up barSwim-up bar

Most hotels in Barbados offer some type of meal plan...

The hotel’s main restaurant, Lanterns by the Sea, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but you are under no obligation to dine at the hotel, unless of course you have purchased a meal plan: 

  • The EP or European Plan – includes room and taxes only (no meals)
  • The MAP or Modified American Plan – a more flexible plan which includes 2 meals per day, breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner 
  • The CP or Continental Plan – your basis breakfast (without eggs), which would include coffee or tea, juice, pastries and breads.
  • The AP/BP (American Plan or Breakfast Plan) – full breakfast and dinner
  • FAP – full breakfast, lunch, dinner, some alcoholic beverages

Why not add some variety?  Barbados has so many wonderful restaurants and small local eateries, it would be a carnal sin to lock yourself into any type of meal plan.  On the flip side, if you are the type who would rather “set it and forget it”, selecting a meal plan is the way to go.  

Then there is (drumroll please!) Sweet Mout’ Saturdays at The Water’s Edge where you, the visitor, come face to face with our delectable local food.  To say the food is good is a serious understatement, but don’t take my word for it.  At the very least, you should try one dish before leaving Barbados. 

Pathway to beach

Here’s a few of our local dishes:

  • Pudding and souse:  a local Saturday favorite made of pickled pork and steamed, grated sweet potatoes seasoned to perfection
  • Cou cou & flying fish - our national dish: a cornmeal + okra melange served with flying fish in a creole sauce
  • BBQ pigtails:  a gelatinous lip-smacking favorite (and obviously, an acquired taste for some folks)
  • Bajan fish cakes:  fried cod fish balls seasoned to perfection with local herbs and spices
Barbados Pudding & SouseBarbados Pudding & Souse

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados brings a lot to the table with its white sand beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and top location.  This is definitely one to bookmark, star, or whatever you use to tag the good ones.

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