When staying at Coral Reef Club Barbados, guests experience a wonderful, tropical tranquillity. Their classical Bajan buildings standing amongst profuse lush gardens, with the beautiful colours of bougainvillea, and the rich green fan of a traveller's palm. Days are spent relaxing to the quiet background sounds of the ground doves and hiss of Casuarina pines, and then, as evening draws in, the gardens 'peep' to the sound of the tree frogs.
Coral Reef Hotel Barbados is family owned, the O'Hara family have been part of the West Coast of Barbados for almost fifty years the O'Hara brothers, Patrick and Mark, run the hotel. With the younger generation making some changes to encourage the faithful guests as well as a younger, trendier crowd.
The hotel is laid out in twelve acres that run down to the shore, approach along a drive, beneath the massive trees. To your right is a small block and then rooms are set in cottages around the lawn. Then you arrive reception, where there are more blocks of rooms, festooned in tropical greenery, and overlook the waterfront behind it.
Each building has a low-pitched shingle roof and cream-coloured coral stone or render, with stepped keystones at the corners, arched windows, pediments and white wooden balustrades. Since Coral Reef Club first opened in the 60s, every building in the hotel has been completely rebuilt.
Their most recent development was in 2003, the new rooms are leaner and much larger than before. The new bathrooms are nearly the size of the original rooms. The Luxury Cottages and the five Plantation Suites are spectacular and they each have their own plunge pools.
The real pleasure of Coral Reef and the reasons why many guests chose to come back resides in its effortlessly elegant atmosphere. The staff, some of whom have worked there for decades, welcome guests like friends, and the O'Hara brothers, Patrick and Mark make themselves available when ever possible to greet every arriving guest. All this, encouraged by the informality of the hotel the guests also come to know one another, the atmosphere is understated and extremely low key. A true place of tranquillity in the tropics. Accommodation
There are 88 air-conditioned rooms, cottages and suites all of which continue with the classical Bajan theme inside the rooms - pickled pine woodwork giving a pleasant and light effect. Each has an area of outdoor space, with either a private patio or balcony, CD player/clock radios, wall safes, overhead fans, fridges, toasters and hair dryers. Chose from King or twin beds (indicate which you prefer when making your reservation)
Bathrooms are large and have combination shower and baths also following the theme in white and cream-coloured coral rock, with dressing gowns and Moulton Brown shampoos provided.
The garden rooms and garden cottages
to the rear of the main house are set in magnificent tropical greenery with either a king size bed or twin bed rooms, these rooms can accommodate two adults. Of these rooms there are four single garden rooms which can accommodate one adult - comprising of one double bed, bathroom and balcony.
The superior junior suites
in the gardens and luxury junior suites are closer to the sea with a sitting area. These rooms feature a large king size or twin bed as well as a luxurious bathroom and balcony.
The newest rooms are luxury cottages
(and the luxury suites above them) in the cottages around the lawn. These have a dressing area, living room with sofa bed, a wraparound veranda and a private plunge pool. The luxury rooms are in the front half of the property leading towards the sea and feature king or twin beds.
The best sea view of all is from the five plantation suites,
which sit on the top floor of the blocks and are the pinnacle of elegance and style. They are fully air-conditioned with a large covered terrace and open sundeck area with a plunge pool which is 12'x9'. The living room has a fax machine, television, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player and a selection of CDs plus a complimentary starter bar. Three of the suites have four poster king size beds and two can convert from king to twin beds, if required; all have a dressing room and large, ornate bathroom.
For interconnecting rooms or two bedroom accommodation
, combinations available are two Garden Rooms/Cottages, one Superior Junior Suite and one Garden Room, two Luxury Junior Suites or two Luxury Cottages/Suites.
For a luxury villa experience within the hotel resort Coral Reef Club offer :Tamarind Villa
(2 doubles, 2 singles and 2 bathrooms) is in the gardens next to a shared swimming pool (with Ixora Villa) has a kitchen, living room, large terrace and dining area leading to a private lawned area.Ixora Villa
(3 doubles, 1 single, 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room) shares a pool with Tamarind and has a kitchen, living room with television, DVD, CD player and features a luxurious Master Suite, private patio and large air-conditioned bathroom with separate bath and shower. It also has two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a single room with en suite shower room. Outdoor areas as for Tamarind.
Complimentary tennis coaching with resident pro from 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. daily (except Sundays). Adults and children welcome. (Applicable year round)
Exchange Dining with other luxury hotels for guests on Half Board. (Applicable year round)Body, Mind & Spa Package
The Coral Reef Club are offering guests a Body, Mind & Spa Package featuring luxurious appointed accommodation with private patio or balcony.
This package is applicable for 2 adults only and includes:
Full English breakfast daily served on private balcony or patio or enjoyed buffet style in the restaurant
Dinner nightly in the oceanfront restaurant with exchange dining at other luxury hotels
Four 60 minute spa treatments per package (choice from facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, wraps and scrubs)
Unlimited use of the Thermal Spa Garden
Yoga session overlooking beautiful garden setting in The Spa
Bottle of Champagne and flowers in accommodation on arrival
Owners' cocktail party in their home on property
Hotel bus service to Bridgetown for shopping on weekdays
Regular live evening entertainment
Complimentary non-motorized watersports
Use of tennis courts with complimentary tennis coaching and gym
Round trip Airport/Hotel transfers
Service Charge and VAT
This package is available from 6th January to 14th December 2013 with prices starting at US$ 3,840 for 5 nights. Please contact us for more information.
Sun, Moon & Stars Package
The Coral Reef Club is offering a sun, moon & stars package consisting of luxury accommodation with a private balcony/patio, daily English breakfast, Dinner nightly in the oceanfront restaurant and a 50 minute sublime massage experience for 2 in The Pavilion. There will also be Champagne and flowers in your accommodaiton on arrival, as well as a cocktail party, hotel bus service for shopping on weekdays into Bridgetown, evening entertainment, non-motorized watersports as well as round trip airport/hotel transfers.
Rates start at US$ 4,540 for 7 nights for 2 adults and are avaialble year round - subject to room availability.
Please note that due to the continual rise in fuel costs and after a comprehensive review of the hotel watersports operation for Coral Reef Club they have found it necessary to implement a nominal charge for guests to make use of motorized watersport activities.
As such, effective December 15th, 2012 and until further notice, a surcharge of Bds$25.00 will be charged to all bookings of motorized watersports (skiing, site-seeing tours, Banana/Mabel rides etc). This charge will be based per 15 minute time slot and will be charged directly to the guest account.
- Two swimming pools
- Beauty and masseuse clinic
- Hairdressing salon
- 2 floodlit hard tennis courts.Other Services
Exchange dining with other luxury West Coast hotels for guests on half-board (subject to availability). Facilities for wheelchairs available on request.NEW SPA UPDATE
The Coral Reef Club have introduced a state of the art Spa, offering the highest standards in luxurious facilities. The interior design has been created by British designer Helen Green, whose style has a timeless elegance. It is based on classical Caribbean design with a modern, streamlined look. A colonial inspired two storey building has been built to house the spa's facilities which include: a luxuriously appointed indoor relaxation room, four private, individual treatment rooms with private gardens, a couples' outdoor treatment pavilion, a spa garden with cloistered
relaxation, a hydro-pool with shaded cabanas for post treatment relaxation and a thermal suite.
|1||Garden Room/Cottage Twin/Double||Yes||Yes||Shower over Bath|
|3||Superior Junior Suite Twin/Double||Yes||Yes||Shower over Bath|
|4||Luxury Junior Suite Twin/Double||Yes||Yes||Shower over Bath|
|5||Luxury Cottage/Suite Twin/Double||Yes||Yes||Shower over Bath|