TOP BARBADOS HOTELS AND
APARTMENTS FOR CELEB-SPOTTING
Sunny Barbados with its powdery soft sands, swaying palms and sultry weather is a hot spot for wonderful winter sun holidays - in more ways than one. This stylish Caribbean Island is not only a hit with holidaymakers, but has become the gorgeous go-to getaway for celebs, too, with famous faces including Naomie Harris, Cara Delevigne, and Rihanna spotted soaking up the sunshine in boutique Barbados hotels. While we're sure they'll be bathing on a private-beach somewhere, we've listed the most lavish venues on the island so you can feel 5-star fabulous instead...
FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILION
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Fairmont isn't actually among the priciest hotel here, but the charming palm-fringed driveway, lush gardens and warm hospitality of this 4.5 star property has many celebrity patrons, including Kylie Minogue. The resort is right on top of the famed beach of St. James, with lively watersports facilities including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boating, and windsurfing easily accessible. The 72 stylish suites are decorated in sandy tones with dark wooden furnishing, and the Palm Terrace restaurant is famous for serving delicious Caribbean cuisine.
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THE HOUSE BY ELEGANT HOTELS
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In one of the most idyllic locations on the west coast of Barbados, this luxury adults-only hotel provides minimalist elegance with Caribbean comfort. You'll be met by service ambassadors dressed in fine white robes to show you to your suite, complete with a private balcony or patio, spacious airy rooms and cool, marble furnishings. A few luxury benefits include a relaxing, complementary revival massage and water-taxi cruise facilities to sister hotels on the west coast. Daphne's is its most celebrated restaurant at The House, serving delicious Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a menu of cocktails. Champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea served on an al fresco balcony with magnificent views of the sea and all-day dining are also worth indulging in.
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If Barbados is good enough for a celebrity holiday, it certainly fits the bill for a stylish celebrity wedding. Many famous faces have flocked to this idyllic Caribbean isle to tie-the-knot in paradise, and the Bellevue Plantation offers the perfect setting. This private villa and wedding venue is surrounded by exquisitely kept grounds, with the Apes Hill Golf and Polo Club, exclusive beach clubs, gorgeous swimming pools and lush gardens all at your disposal, alongside a wave of additional luxury facilities on offer. This magazine-worthy property costs as much as £10,000 a night - but we'd argue it's totally worth it!
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PORT FERDINAND MARINA
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If you plan on luxury yacht-spotting, this 16-acre exclusive marina resort in Barbados Riviera is the place to drop anchor. Port Ferdinand offers a selection of luxury harbourside homes and ocean villas delicately furnished with marble and limestone finishes, large living areas and a modern terrace, which serves up stunning vistas over the horseshoe marina. Indulge in the tranquil Sandbox Tree Spa, before an evening of fine dining in the Restaurant and Bar Lounge, Quarterdeck Bar and Pizzeria or beachfront Gazebo Bar & Grill for sea views.
CRYSTAL COVE BY ELEGANT HOTELS
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Crystal Cove is a sophisticated retreat that's ideal for romantic breaks on the platinum west coast. The all-inclusive hotel has a picturesque cliffside setting with tropical surroundings to match, plus its close location to the fabulous white-sand stretches of Rock Beach, Sandy Bay and Discover Bay make it even more appealing. You can indulge in tropical rum punch without leaving the pool, thanks to the spectacular swim-up Cave Bar (which is submerged within a waterfall) or if you prefer drinking when you're a little drier, the hotel's open-air Drifter's Beach Bar and Restaurant is a fantastic choice. Once you've lazed around in your Caribbean village-style suite and soaked in the sea, hit the nearby Royal Westmoreland Golf Course, St. James for a little action.
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The Cliff Restaurant is probably the most romantic, magical and written-about watering holes on the island - and one of the most expensive, too. Overlooking a floodlit beach in the evenings, this space is royalty-ready, offering an elegent menu with first-class surroundings to match. While two cocktails and a two-course meal can set you back around £100, this high-end eatery is a hot spot for celeb-spotting - so don't forget your sunglasses!