The Sandpiper is discreetly one of the most awarded luxury hotels in Barbados. The hotel is situated on a beautiful sandy beach on the West Coast, gently lapped by turquoise waters and surrounded by lush tropical flora. Much of the Sandpiper’s charm and style can be attributed to Wayne and Karen Capaldi who manage the property with a meticulous attention to detail without sacrificing the relaxed manner of the Caribbean. Combined with their staff’s enthusiasm for pampering their guests, The Sandpiper welcomes repeat guests year after year.
The Sandpiper Holetown Barbados 24017 Caribbean
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We made our annual return to this wonderful hotel and had another brilliant holiday. The best management, staff, service, food, comfortable rooms all make for a stress free, relaxing holiday. We could not recommend this hotel more which is why we have returned every year for 10+ years. Well done to Wayne and Ken (new manager) for a fabulous hotel.
It was great to return to the Sandpiper once again for an amazingly relaxing holiday. This year we visited with our daughter - who flew in from the US - while we arrived from the UK. We really value the fact that this family run hotel has maintained a super staff and culture throughout the time that we have been visiting Barbados (now over 10 years). It was great to see that the ambiance and culture of the hotel and its wonderful team remained very much the same, even after the change of Hotel manager - with Ken Flockhart taking the place of Russell Croney who retired after many years leading the team. Our room - which looked out over the beach and sea was spotless and super comfortable - with a large sitting area and kitchenette. The team very kindly remembering my preference for tea over coffee and making sure that there was a kettle and fresh milk in the fridge. There are always plenty of bath and beach towels in the well appointed bathroom, with the White Company toiletries adding an extra touch of class. The highlight of every day (for me at least) is the buffet breakfast - while there is an a la carte menu - the breakfast hot and cold spread and freshly cooked eggs is one of the best I have enjoyed anywhere in the world. Dave did a great job of making us feel very welcome every day (and getting me some fresh milk to take back to the room for my copious cups of tea through the day!). The lunch menu is very varied - with classics - such as burgers and pasta and our daughters favourite, the blackened-chicken wrap, as well as daily specials. In the evening the restaurant food remains first class - with a varied selection of daily specials as well as their selection of classic haute cuisine meals. We also very much enoy the buffet night and BBG evening where the catering team show how good they are at a beautiful range of salads, main dishes and desserts - far too many desserts - the choice was very tricky! While enjoying relaxing on the beach, the things we really value at the Sandpiper are the excellent tennis courts and the dinghy sailing. Once again, the 'hightide' beach crew were super helpful making sure that my wife and daughter enjoyed sailing the laser dinghy - whilst we never had any problem booking at tennis court, with Olinda and David on the front desk always being super helpful. As ever, 'super-helpful' is true of all the team. Every one of the staff is really first class. However, we would really like to thank LeMar, Victor and Patrick on the beach; Gavin, Jamel and Kyle in the restarant, along with Anthony, Nicholas, Tina and Marvin. David, Janal and Eulene as Maitre D'. Everyone of these went the extra mile to make our stay supremely relaxing after a hectic year. And of course, we also need to thank Harold! The star, of the week, however, was one of the the newest members of the team - Destiny - who is a great addition to the Sandpiper family. Ken Flockhat has inherited a great team and a wonderful hotel! Quite simply, we never tire of visiting the Sandpiper and cant recommend it highly enough if you want simple, comfortable, luxury. We are already booked for 2023.
Having read lots of reviews on other hotels whist planning our first ever visit to Barbados, several said that if you really want a first class hotel, go to The Sandpiper. So we did. The hotel did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded our expectations. We are used to high end accommodation: the luxury of the Sandpiper, from the very well laid out gardens and whole set up is up there with the best. The restaurant is so well designed, and a really nice place to dine- the food and service is excellent. But what really sets The Sandpiper apart, and what I didn’t expect, was how lovely and genuinely pleased to help, the people who work there are. They are all really nice. A special shout out to the legendary Harold; Bob from Watersports, and our new friend Patrick, who kept us reminded about what we were meant to be doing that day 😁 Also to Olinda, who managed, at very short notice, to order me the most amazing bunch of flowers for my wife’s birthday, All in all, a magical place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to this lovely hotel and have planned our next visit already. Can’t wait to return!