Beach View Hotel is a hidden gem along the coast, without the hefty price tag, but with a unique family charm and spacious rooms designed to make you feel right at home. The perfect base to explore the best of what Barbados has to offer.
Paynes Bay, arguably one of the island’s best beaches, is just a hop & a skip away from your front door. The sea is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You can grab snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrellas from our team and jump right into beach life. A quick 10-15 minute walk to the north will take you to the spot where catamarans anchor to feed the turtles so you can swim with them at your doorstep! You can even borrow a cooler from reception and take your own drinks and snacks over to the beach. A variety of watersports can be arranged including jet skiing, waterskiing and glass-bottom boat trips.
If you like cooking, the Paynes Bay Fish Market is also just over the road and you can buy a variety of inexpensive, fresh fish daily and try your hand at cooking like a Bajan in the kitchen in your unit.
In walking distance, you’ll find:
One of the trendiest spots in Barbados – the famous Cliff Restaurant. The Cliff reopened its doors in September 2022 after a major renovation, new management, and a Michelin Star Chef. A definite treat! Its sister restaurant, QP Bistro (formerly The Cliff Beach Club) is right next door, offering Italian cuisine. Literally just across the road from Beach View!
Also in walking distance you’ll find Positano for Italian food; and several casual, local options including Cariba, Mr. Vic, De Clay Oven, & The Roti Den for grab & go – Rotis are a favourite local dish and must be tried! There’s also an ice cream shop and takeaway options, even a weekend BBQ, just a 10 minute walk. On Sundays, up the hill, you’ll find The Holder’s Farmer’s Market for local foods, crafts and produce.
Just a short drive away:
Dining with your toes in the sand is one of our favourite things to do. We recommend La Cabane in Batts Rock for just this. It’s just a 5-minute drive from Beach View, offering great food and great vibes. Also, less than 5 minutes drive from Beach View, you’ll find Il Tempio, a ‘local Italian’, right on the beach, happy hours most nights, great hosts & recommended by Pavarotti! Another top choice is Sea Shed in Mullins, about a 15-minute drive. The ultimate in beach chic. Lunch, sundowners, or dinner, none will disappoint.
The beach bar lifestyle doesn’t stop there, head to Juju’s at Alleyne’s Bay (10 minutes north) for casual lunch, chilling on the beach and a rum punch that will knock you for six. Just next door to Juju’s, the ultra-chic Lonestar Restaurant is worth a visit and you may rub elbows with a celebrity or two.
The beach lifestyle in Barbados will have you applying for Bajan residency before sundown!
For dining on the water, The Tides is one of the best in Barbados, very upscale and worth a trip. Also, stop by Paul Owens at The Beach House and it’s sister restaurant, Drift.
Off the water, head to 2nd street for a range of cool options including Nishi for sushi, Sitar for authentic Indian food, The Mews for farm-to-table, a fantastic wine list & late-night drinks and dancing. At the end of the strip, the Red Door Lounge will sort you out with amazing cocktails and atmosphere.
If shopping is your thing, don’t miss Limegrove mall. An upscale shopping mall, with fabulous locally owned boutiques like Salt & City and Always Summer as well the posh Cartier, Timothy Oulton and Michael Kors, amongst others. Limegrove also has a selection of restaurants and bars, so it’s a great place to hang out. Try Fusion on the rooftop, The Bearded Rose, Rustic Chef, Lemongrass, Pepenero and Buzzbox.
Look for the row of brightly coloured chattel houses at the Chattel Village and you will find a variety of gift shops, stores selling clothing, jewelry & beachwear and even a small café.
Paynes Bay, St. James
TEL +1 (246) 432 2300
UK Tel +44 203 808 7255
USA Tel +1 (305) 749 5196