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 BEACH RESORT BARBADOS
Location: Maxwell, Christ Church - Barbados South Coast - Highway 7
Travel time to Bridgetown: 25 minutes
Travel time to Airport: 17 minutes
No of Rooms: 138
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Here’s a few of our local dishes:
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.