Barbados

Hotels in Barbados

With just eight rooms, the Lone Star can barely be called a hotel. But this former roadside gas station still manages to attract a fashionable clientele with its Philippe Starck-inspired design.

Based in Holetown, Barbados, Island Villas specializes in holiday property rentals across the Caribbean, including Antigua, Barbados, Bequia, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.

The classic hotel hosts Bajan green monkeys in their lush gardens. In December 2008 the hotel launched a spa, a project overseen by Neil Howard, who worked on the Armani hotels in Dubai and Milan.

Formerly Almond Beach Club

Ten spacious cottages made from local courbaril wood line a secluded hilltop fringed by the rain forest in the island's remote interior. The on-site Naniki restaurant serves grilled snapper with native breadfruit and yams.

Each guest is welcomed to the House with an in-room massage. There's no front desk; instead, your personal "ambassador," a butler-concierge, takes care of everything. The 31 one-bedroom suites were carved out of a low-slung 1960's hotel.

From the front, this hideaway on the island’s east coast doesn't look like much, but out back is a two-story plantation-style hotel.

Long the chosen Caribbean retreat of the silk-cravat and shih tzu-in-a-satchel set, this hotel uses its house Bentley to transfer guests to and from the airport.

Many resorts keep you to themselves, but Mango Bay Resort wants to share you with Barbados.

Located on the white-sand Enterprise Beach, Little Arches is a small, adults-only hotel just a mile outside the fishing village of Oistins. Inspired by Mediterranean design, the terracotta-style building is decorated with handcrafted pottery and bright blue stone murals.

Headed by managing director Paul B. Altman, who has more than three decades of industry experience, Altman Real Estate specializes in luxury villa rentals in Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua, and the Grenadines.

The first hotel on the rugged eastern shore, the Atlantis has been overhauled—the 10 airy suites have been expanded to 500 square feet and have large canopy beds.