Beautiful beaches – there are so many of them in Barbados, but the Dover Beach on the south of the Island is not only covered with perfect white sand but also poses many benefits! So when arriving at the airport: After a short 15 minutes taxi ride for 20 US Dollars I checked in at the Four-Star-Hotel Southern Palms Beach Club. After 11 hours flight from Germany I walk directly to the beach with my pink beach towel that every guest receives for the duration of the stay.
The Southern Palms offers 92 rooms and suites, most with a nice sea view. The beginning of the four-star hotel dates back to the 1950s, today the hotel offers beautiful colonial mansions and modern architect houses with very different rooms to the guests. The six buildings of Southern Palms shine in colorful pink, in the inside nice furniture and colorful patterns ensure Caribbean flavor.
All rooms have a balcony or terrace, the beach is always only a few steps away. The view from the two-story suites with their huge windows is absolutely amazing. When I open the door to my room with the keycard (there are pink palms on it!), I was really surprised! On the lower floor a small kitchen with a huge fridge for ice and cold drinks is waiting for me, directly followed by a large living room with a sofa, coffee table, dining area and large windows. Curiously I open the balcony door and enjoy the view over the hotel pool to the beach.
Then I climb the stairs to the upper floor of my small duplex apartment and find a huge king size bed with a caribbean colorful bedspread. But the highlight is the view through the huge windows! Large palm trees, white beach and turquoise sea shine through them! There is also a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a tub. An exterior door leads to the large roof terrace with two sun beds.
At the restaurant a Steel Band is playing regularly Caribbean rhythms, in the afternoon there is a free English Teatime at one of the hotel pools.
Before breakfast I jump into the sea, yet the waves are low. In the afternoon local wind surfers come with their boards to the beach and surf clever about the now growing waves. Cheering loudly, I jump into the sea again and let me drive by the waves back to the beach.
In the evening I discover another advantage Dover Beach! On the other side of the hotel there is the famous St. Lawrence Gap which attracts with its countless Caribbean restaurants and bars! I start with a colorful rum punch at the beach and choose one of the restaurants serving Caribbean cuisine. I try the Flying Fish. It is very famous for Barbados Jazz bars and cozy pubs invite for a nightcap before I return to the hotel on foot.
Southern Palms Beach Club
St. Lawrence Gap
Christ Church, Barbados
Double room from 175 Euro.
This text has been translated to the best of my knowledge into English.
Note: This trip was supported by the Hotel. The report represents our own opinions.