Cheap Beach Vacations..
The Best Way to Save on Travel

I’d like to introduce you to two great hotels if you’re looking for cheap beach vacations in Barbados.

The Blue Orchid and Coral Mist Hotels are sister hotels located along Barbados’ South Coast on Highway 7 and where all of the beach family fun begins.


Location: Worthing, Christ Church, Barbados South Coast 
Travel Time to Bridgetown: 18 minutes 
Travel Time to Airport: 15 minutes
Beachfront: Yes
No of Rooms: 32 | 31
Self-Catering: Yes
Nearby BeachesAccra Beach, Worthing Beach, Carib Beach, St. Lawrence Bay, Dover Beach


Coral Mist  |  Blue Orchids

I have to be honest here.  The location of the two hotels along Barbados' busy South Coast along with what I would call tight in-house parking have always stopped me dead in my tracks.  I had never felt the need to venture inside the sister hotels.

I was forced to do a 180-degree turn after visiting friends at the twin properties and I realized this was not only a great option for cheap beach vacations, but the level of safety (if you’re concerned about the location and the little ones) was definitely high.  

Note to self: never judge a book by its cover. That being said, let’s go inside.

View of hotel from beach walkway


It’s hard to imagine that just beyond the hotel’s entrance lies the active South Coast with its area amenities – sports bars, beach bars, grab-and-go restaurants and souvenir shops, and all within walking distance.   

Now that's a huge perk!

These two are definitely joined at the hip. The hotels sport a white sand beach but also sit adjacent to one of Barbados’ landmark beaches, Rockley Beach, also known as Accra Beach. 

Beach walkway to lobby and restaurant

You can walk right over to Champers Restaurant for an amazing dining experience on your cheap beach vacations.  Champers is a well-known oceanfront restaurant that consistently delivers on ambiance, top-notch food and service.

Public transportation in the form of public buses and private mini buses traverse this popular route on a daily basis making the location ideal for quick trips to Bridgetown or farther south to Oistins or beyond.

Lovely white sand beach

General Information

There is one main parking area and entryway to the hotels.  The parking area is small but this never seems to bother the guests much.

The Coral Mist reception desk is located to the left of the entryway and the Blue Orchid reception desk lies to the right. 

Are there differences between the  two hotels?

Not really.  The rooms are pretty much the same.  The two hotels are identified by their block groups with Coral Mist Hotel occupying the A and B blocks and Blue Orchids occupying the C, D and E blocks. 

This small kidney-shaped pool sits right next to the beach

Room Categories

  • Standard studios
  • One bedroom ocean view
  • One bedroom deluxe
  • Two bedroom standard
  • Two bedroom deluxe apartments
  • Three bedroom pool garden

The lovely grounds for relaxing or watching the sun go down

Room Amenities

  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • 2 twin beds / king bed
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clock radio

Featured Room - C101

Standard one bedroom at Coral Mist Hotel BarbadosStandard one-bedroom

Dine on the open deck surrounded by lovely ocean views on your cheap beach vacations while savoring hearty local dishes from a wide range of menus. 

The Coral Blue restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner and mid-morning.  Room service is also available. 

  • Restaurant hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm or later (depending on traffic)

Featured Room - C104

One Bedroom Deluxe

One Bedroom Deluxe - living room with private balcony and view of the beach

One Bedroom Deluxe - Kitchen.. clean and fully functional

Let the Beach Family Fun Begin!

The hotel also has several games and sports for the entire family including bocce, beach volleyball, beach cricket, non-motorized water sports.  Island tours can also be arranged with the activities desk.

There is a manager’s cocktail party every Wednesday night and every other Saturday is karaoke night.

The oh-so popular Rockley Beach is right next door

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool with loungers
  • Restaurant
  • Novelty shop
  • Games room
  • Non-motorized water sports (kayaking, snorkeling)
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Activities desk for tours, car rentals, etc.
  • Business center – computers with wifi & internet, fax services 
  • Laundry services
  • Wireless internet
  • Children under 12 stay free
  • Crib rental
  • Partner hotel of Barbados golf club (special rate  for residing guests)

Cheap beach vacations and lots of beach family fun at hotels like this great pair can help you realize how much bang you’re getting for your buck. 

They are fully equipped with many in-house amenities and further enhanced with a ton of area amenities, many within walking distance to the hotels. 

However you flip this coin, you just can’t lose.

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