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Location: Tent Bay, East coast, Barbados
Transfer: 45 minutes’ drive from BGI international airport
Family Friendly: Best for babies and young children
Climate: Av temps of 25-30C year-round/ water temp 25-28C
Surf level: Beginner to experienced 
Time Zone: GMT/UTC -4

  • Oceanfront swimming pool with loungers and a cabana.  
  • Ocean-view restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. 
  • Lounge room and sitting area.  
  • Surf lessons on demand. 
  • Airport transfers from USD$40–$55 each way.  
  • Car hire available.  
  • An elegant, historic property dating back to the 18th century  
  • Vibrant beach-chic style with a throwback to the property’s Colonial roots. 
  • There are 8 spacious rooms in the main property, plus 2 self-contained apartments beside the pool.  
  • Coastal View suites are ideal for families with one child. These have a four-poster, king-size bed, a sofa bed, sitting area, and a large bathroom with walk-in shower. Cot also available. 
  • The 2-bedroom apartments suit families with up to two children. These include a queen-size bed, two single beds, fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining area.  
  • Beach towels and locally-made toiletries included 
  • Mod cons include air-con, hairdryer, CD player, radio and iPod dock, TV and WiFi.
  • Dubbed one of Kelly Slater’s favourite waves, the challenging Soup Bowl is only 5 minutes’ walk away – one for experts only.  
  • There are also options for beginners, including nearby Sandbank. The perfect spot for a family beach day, here kids and beginners can take on the mellow beach break, while the experts can take on the heavy right-hander of nearby Soup Bowl.  
  • The Surf & Stay package includes surf lessons with all equipment provided.
  • The dramatic east coast is littered with spots for swimming, snorkelling and surfing.  
  • From the hotel there is direct access to a wild and rocky beach (not one for bathing). 
  • It’s a short walk to natural reef pools for swimming and snorkelling.   
  • It’s a 5-minute walk to Soup Bowl surf break.  
  • It’s 30-minutes drive to the divine Crane Beach on the southeast coast – listed by several publications as one of the best beaches in the world.  
  • Take a seat inside or alfresco for Bajan specialities (including fresh local produce, seafood and grilled meats) served for breakfast, lunch and dinner (except Sunday evenings most of the year) 
  • The hotel is somewhat famous for its West Indian buffet lunches – a smorgasbord of Bajan and Caribbean cuisine.  
  • Bajan and Continental breakfast served daily. 
  • Unfussy kids’ menu including fresh fish and pasta.  
  • JuJu’s Beach Bar, on the west coast, is a fun hangout for a beachside BBQ. 
  • It’s worth the 40-minute drive across the island to OistinsFishMarket, where every Friday after 6pm, a line-up of stalls serve up fresh fish and Bajan dishes alongside local rum and Caribbean tunes
  • Snorkelling with turtles in natural reef pools. 
  • Windurfing and kitesurfing. 
  • SUP trips along the coastline, encountering wrecks, reefs and sea life.  
  • Hop on a catamaran cruise – private charters and group trips available.  
  • Freewheel along trails for beginner and expert riders on a bike tour of the island.
  • Diving trips to wrecks and reefs. PADI training available.
  • There is very little to do except enjoy the sunshine, sea views and Mother Nature – so grab a book and recline in an oceanfront lounger.
  • Enjoy nature walks along the old railway track or go hiking through the clay trails.  
  • Get even closer to tropical beauty when you explore the nearby botanical gardenssuch as Andromeda Gardens ,Farley Hill Park, Hunte’s Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully
  • Visit historic sites including St. Nicholas Abbey, Nidhe Israel Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere) and George Washington House.