A stay at the Coral Reef Club is the epitome of top-class luxury Caribbean Holiday. The varied rooms and suites, to suit couples or families, are immaculate and beautifully fitted with high-quality furnishings. Located on relatively large grounds for a boutique hotel, and the gardens and communal areas are continuously groomed by the onsite gardener to create scenic outdoor spaces around the rooms and pools. Not to forget the Spa which is purely stunning and tranquil, I recommend it to everyone in need of some pampering in Barbados.
Out front of the restaurant is a marine reserve, brilliant for snorkelling and away from any motor boats, and the beach just slightly to the right of the restaurant has many comfortable loungers and water sports on offer. The food is flawless and even though there is just one restaurant the selection is great, and you are not far from many other dining options - why not try Sandpiper, Coral Reef Club’s Sister hotel where you know the dining will be just as divine.
For more information about Coral Reef Club or alternative resorts, take a look at Joni's Barbados Trip Diary.
Children: Children are welcome except between 20 January - 28 February when children under 12 are not permitted. Children under 5 years of age are not allowed in the restaurant or lounge after 7pm but children’s room service is available between 5.30 - 7.00 pm. Children under 16 years cannot occupy a room alone but this does not apply to interconnecting rooms. There is an unsupervised playground and complimentary supervision in the play house for 2-8 year olds between 2.30 - 4.30 from Monday to Friday (this supervision must be booked). Babysitting and baby equipment is available on request at the time of booking.
Complimentary Facilities: Complimentary tennis coaching with resident pro is available from 4pm - 6pm daily (except Sundays) for adults and children. Complimentary watersports include snorkeling, kayaking, fun rides, Sunfish and Hobie cat sailing. Additional watersports are available locally for a charge.
Spa: Coral Reef Club has one of the finest spas on the island of Barbados. Guests can enjoy a range of treatments within the beautiful colonial inspired building complete with a private pool and relaxation area.
Excursions: The concierge team can organise a range of excursions such as a 30ft catamaran available for morning and afternoon charters, or lunch and full day charters including swimming with turtles, deep sea fishing and Big Game fishing.
Internet: Available free of charge.
Dress Code: Elegantly informal, with no shorts, T-shirts, faded or torn jeans allowed in the restaurant in the evening. Smart jeans are allowed. For Christmas Night and New Year's Eve - Black Tie or a jacket and tie is required.
Dining: Coral Reef Club’s restaurant overlooks the ocean and serves an elegant and refined selection of cuisine. The restaurant serves an a la carte menu which changes daily while on Monday night there is a West Indian themed buffet and on Thursdays guests can enjoy the barbeque evening.
Entertainment: Guests can enjoy live entertainment every night during the winter season and five nights a week during the summer.
Meal Arrangements: B&B and half board options are available. Children's room service dinners are available between 5.30-7pm (order by noon.)
88 rooms, cottages and suites. Feather beds, an in-room safe, hairdryer, CD player, clock radio, toaster, fridge, fresh flower arrangement on arrival, no fee for delivery of room service, and bathrooms have a combination of a shower and tub. Please indicate preference of king-size or twin beds at the time of booking.
Single Garden Room: Smaller than the double rooms but with a double bed, bathroom and a patio or balcony. Maximum occupancy: 1 adult.
Garden Room/Cottage: Air-conditioned room or cottage with each consisting of a king size or twin bedded room, private bathroom and a patio or balcony with garden views. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.
Superior Junior Suite: Located in the gardens, the majority of these rooms have views of the pool. There is a large king size or twin bedded room, a sitting area within the bedroom, a luxurious bathroom and a large patio or balcony. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.
Luxury Junior Suite: Located in the front half of the property, the majority of these rooms have views of the pool. There is a large king size or twin bedded room, a sitting area within the bedroom, a luxurious bathroom and a large patio or balcony. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.
Luxury Cottage/Suite: Located in the front half of the gardens leading towards the sea, the majority of these cottages and suites have garden views. Either on the ground floor or a suite on the first floor, each has a king or twin bedded room, a dressing area, an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and tub, a living room with a sofa bed, plus a large patio and private plunge pool. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Luxury Plantation Suite: 5 luxurious suites featuring a bedroom with a four poster or canopied bed, a very spacious living room, dressing area and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate tub. In addition a living room with TV, DVD player, CD player and a complimentary starter bar. There is a large covered terrace and open sundeck area with a 12ft x 9 ft pool. The suites have views of the sea. Also three of the suites have king size beds and two can convert from king to twin beds if required. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults