by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Dover Beach Hotel offers affordable accommodations directly on Dover Beach on the South Coast of Barbados near St. Lawrence Gap. Rooms are basic, but well-equipped with air conditioning, telephones, cable television and safes. Most rooms have kitchenettes and many have balconies. The hotel offers a family studio, which is larger than the other rooms and can be outfitted with an additional single bed to increase the occupancy. One-bedroom suites are also available.
There is a swimming pool and spacious sundeck overlooking the ocean, as well as a pool bar that features a daily happy hour. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the hotel. There’s also a spa on-site. Babysitting, currency exchange, car rentals and laundry service are all available directly from the hotel. Parking, Wi-Fi, beach towels and loungers are all offered free of charge.
Restaurants, shops and an arcade can all be found within walking distance, and several historical sights are a short drive away.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Close proximity to beach
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We didn’t stay at the hotel but ate several times at the Seagrapes restaurant located there. The servers and cook (Shelly Ann, Maria, and Brantley) were the best, friendliest we encountered on the island. Have the coconut curry chicken and you won’t be disappointed.
by Kim M
I managed to get a great deal with this hotel and was a little unsure of how it would be given it was ***. I was utterly blown away by how wonderful the staff and facilities were. Rooms were beautiful, large, airy and well kitted out. There is a lovely restaurant/bar by the pool where the staff are very friendly and happy to help. The beach is simply a matter of opening a small gate and you are on it! Wonderfully located. The spa was also recommended - one of the best massages I think I've had and I have had quite a lot.
The only thing I'd maybe suggest is that the food could use a little more fruit/fibre on the menu as a lot of the breakfast options are fried (not that I complained for the first 4 days but by day 5 I was in need of some fruit/veg!).
I'd recommend this for couples, friends and families who are looking for a quiet, relaxed time.