A trip to the paradise island for Barbados is likely to be a wonderful experience wherever you stay, but with some exquisite resorts on the island, you could have a truly magical time.
With personal services, fully inclusive packages and luxurious accommodation, the resorts on Barbados guarantee you'll have the time of your life.
Here's a look at just some of the top resorts on the island.
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Sandy Lane, St James Parish
Located in the highly desirable western area of Barbados, Sandy Lane is a five star hotel which overlooks the white sandy beaches nearby.
Sandy Lane is set in spectacular surroundings, lying in an ancient mahogany grove with views over the ocean from the accommodation.
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As well as suites and rooms, there's a five bedroom villa for hire, all of which have access to generous facilities. These include a 47,000 square foot health spa and wellness centre, nine floodlit tennis courts, 45 holes of championship golf, six bars, four restaurants, a club for teens and children plus a beachside personal service.
There's direct access to the beach, as well as free parking, a handy extra for those who decide to hire a car for their stay.
Lying on the south coast of the island, Turtle Beach is an all-inclusive resort named after the beautiful white sands which it overlooks, where sea turtles lay their eggs every year.
A premium resort, Turtle Beach has a selection of both rooms and suites, all of which have either a balcony or private patio, offering magnificent views.
On site there are three gourmet restaurants and bars set amid lush tropical gardens, spa services, two floodlit tennis courts and a fitness centre. For an alternative to lazing on the fine white sands, there's two full-sized swimming pools plus a children's splash pool. There's also a whirl pool for the ultimate in relaxation.
Turtle Beach, Barbados
If you wander the few steps down to the beach, you won't miss out on the all-inclusive facilities offered by the hotel either as there's a complimentary concierge service available.
Lying just 15 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport, plus being within walking distance of the popular St Lawrence Gap for an array of nighttime entertainment, Turtle Beach is in the optimum position.
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Occupying a sprawling waterfront location, Bougainvillea Beach Resort has an array of suites all of which have either an attractive ocean, garden or poolside view.
The hotel is focused on luxury and provides a number of top quality amenities to make sure every guest has a relaxing time. Included in the onsite facilities are a swim up bar, a beauty spa and salon, a boutique, fitness centre, two restaurants, three pools and babysitting services.
The evening entertainment is no less spectacular than its amenities with local acts performing fascinating feats such as fire eating, stilt walking and limbo dancing. There's also steel pan, live pan and a Caribbean buffet night.
The site is so luxurious and picturesque that it's a popular choice for weddings, with its backdrop of white sands and gentle turquoise waves making a stunning setting.
The Club Resort and Spa, St James
On the much sought after west coast of Barbados, The Club is the only adults-only venue on the island, offering a retreat for those looking to escape the stresses and strains of daily life.
Located on the waterfront but just a few steps from a designer mall, The Club is aimed at holidaymakers who want the very best from their Bajan holiday.
The rooms are sumptuous offering either an ocean or garden view, and on site there are three pools, jacuzzis, two top restaurants and a range of all-inclusive resort entertainment. Venues include The Rum Stop Shop (which also runs once-weekly taster sessions), The Piano Bar with its retro 40s-style vibe and the Beach Bar for those sunset cocktails at the end of another hot and relaxing day by the pool.
The Club's central location means that everything from beach to bars is located right on its doorstep so you won't need to venture far, no matter what you want.
Little Good Harbour
For the ultimate tranquil hideaway, visit the Little Good Harbour in the fishing village of Shermans, with luxury guest cottages clustered around tropical gardens and two sprawling swimming pools.
A family-run resort, there's 13 cottages and 6 larger villas combining the facilities of a larger hotel with the privacy and intimacy of staying in your own apartment. The resort also provides spa services, fitting in perfectly with its aim of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Little Good Harbour, Barbados
Located in a fishing community, there's perhaps little surprise that on site is a spectacular fish restaurant, offering oceanfront views and freshly caught gourmet seafood.
There are a few rum shops within strolling distance but if you want to visit any malls or attractions, you'll need to hire a car to explore.
This isn't the resort to stay in if you want to go partying every night until dawn, but it will provide you with a sublime place to stay if you're looking for a holiday to leave you feeling relaxed, renewed and invigorated.
It would be impossible to provide a list of Barbados resorts without referring to The Crane, the first resort hotel in the Caribbean.
Originally opened in 1887, The Crane is a top class, luxurious resort with rooftop terraces, tropical gardens and private pools amongst its facilities.
Romantic and secluded, the venue provides everything you could possibly want set alongside the acclaimed Crane Beach which provides soft, pink-tinged sands and waters which are safe to swim in.
The Crane Resort, Barbados
There's a glass lift which takes guests down to the beach but for those who want to stay onsite, there's a choice of five pools including the spectacular cliff-top Historic Hotel pool, which overlooks Crane Beach and the ocean. There's also the cliff-side Lagoon Pool, plus a waterfall pool, a children's wading pool plus a spa jacuzzi with fabulous views of the waters beyond.
Guests opting for superior rooms can even have their own pools, also with ocean views, for the ultimate in luxury and decadent relaxation.
There are seven different gourmet restaurants on site, with a range of cuisines from around the world. Thai, Japanese, Barbadian, Italian and barbecue food is all available, plus there's Bar 1887 to serve up delicious cocktails to accompany your choice of menu.
The Crane is far more than just a hotel; it offers a village complex so that guests can remain within the confines of this private and exclusive resort if they choose. The Village includes quaint cobblestoned streets, lush tropical gardens and features a 3000 square foot Duty Free Emporium in the Town Square once a week. There are also open air markets, boutiques, souvenir shops and places to buy the very best local produce too.
As you'd expect, The Crane also offers a full spa service, with a range of treatments to refresh and relax guests.
A truly top class resort, The Crane provides the very best facilities set against a naturally beautiful ocean backdrop, and a secluded cliff top location ensuring privacy. Fusing Bajan traditions with contemporary conveniences, The Crane is an example of a Barbadian welcome at its best.