Barbados offers several mid range hotels for the best Caribbean island vacations and they’re in what I like to call the “sweet spot”.
I’m talking about beautiful accommodations with upgraded amenities that simply cannot be categorized as just a cut above basic.
This price tag covers the expectations of well-informed travelers who know exactly what they want and are prepared to pay a little more without splurging on luxury accommodations.
This includes couples looking for adults-only accommodations, business travelers, and families looking for the best Caribbean island vacations in Barbados.
The difference between an affordable accommodation and a mid-range accommodation depends on the amenities, location, and branding.
like the Colony Club and Tamarind are members of the elite Elegant
Hotels properties and are landmark establishments among the “Who’s Who” of Barbados accommodations.
That said, here’s my list of great mid-priced hotels to choose from:
PRICE RANGE: US $201-$400 (Based on Low Season Rates and Double Occupancy)
Since its grand opening in June 2011, Ocean 2 has gained both momentum and lots of fans worldwide. This trendy hotel resides in one of the hottest areas in Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap – an active, pulsating street that offers a plethora of excellent restaurants and everything in between - from exciting nightlife to church services.
Beach View Hotel & Suites
Beach View is a self-catering hotel that sits on Barbados’ West Coast and is a great pick for the best family beach vacations. The hotel fronts one of Barbados’ lovely beaches, Paynes Bay Beach and is minutes away from area restaurants, beaches and nightlife. Holders House is just a few minutes away and is the venue of many musical and theatrical events.
Little Arches is an adults-only boutique hotel perfect for those romantic Barbados vacations. The hotel is set in a quiet residential area on the South Coast of Barbados and overlooks Enterprise Beach or Miami Beach. Oistins fishing village is just a few minutes away.
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
A delightful beach paradise lies just off Maxwell Main Road in Barbados. Welcome to a great Barbados hotel that is sure to bring you the best memorable Barbados vacations ever! This sunny, bright South Coast hotel is no stranger to good customer service. This hotel has been around for quite some time and, judging by the high number of repeat guests, it has certainly made its mark in the industry.
This Barbados hotel offers superb Caribbean island vacations with great accommodations, a lovely white sand beach that is ideal for you and the kids and a fantastic kids club. This hotel has been around for what feels like an eternity but you’d never guess by its modernized residences and its immaculate upkeep.
Colony Club Barbados
A member of the Elegant Hotels Group, Colony Club Barbados just happens to be one of the island's well-established hotels and brings a lot to the table with its family-friendly atmosphere, commendable customer service, soothing white sand beach and a great location loaded with amenities.
The Atlantis Hotel Barbados
Hues of blue, green and orange adorn this East Coast hotel and are a constant reminder of the ocean and the breathtaking Barbados sunsets. This historic hotel dates back to the 1800’s and has aged rather gracefully, I might add. A great place to stay if you are seeking peace and tranquility on your Barbados vacations.
All of the properties above offer excellent accommodations. If you’d like to add a few more to this list, please leave your comments below. Let others know about your visit to Barbados and why you think your selection should be placed on Barbados’ “best Caribbean island vacations” list.