What We Love
- It's small, and privately owned, so you'll be spoiled and you can easily get around the resort.
- The rooms - boho chic with either ocean, pool or garden views from your own Private Idaho private balcony.
- The oh-so British afternoon tea. You'll feel so freakin' royal.
- Karma Spa that offers ice baths for detoxing and purification.
- Creche/nursery for your babies and Teen club for your zesty adolescents.
Things to Know
- It's only 15 short minutes from the airport and located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Woo hoo!
- The capital, Bridgetown, is just 10 minutes away.
- If you want to get hitched, you can get the Sugar & Spice Wedding Package. It's dreamy.
- The Mount Gay Rum Factory is near. Gotta get a taste of this.
- The George Washington House, the South Coast Boardwalk and the Garrison Savannah Horseracing track are just a short hop away.
This is the paradise you've been waiting for.
General Policies & Fine Print
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating1525 reviews
We highly recommend Sugar Bay. We have been to a few other islands and this is a small scale hotel, but it was the best experience. Again, as the large scale buffets at bigger places offer more variety, the meals they did offer were fantastic tasting, the service team was friendly and sociable and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The beach is worth it all. There are humming birds flying everywhere, the beach is clean and bar is close plus they had beach waitstaff. The swim area is closed in by a break and keeps the heavy waves at bay. The break offers a snorkeling wonder as I saw tang, puffer, and an array of wonderful, colorful fish. You could literally kneel at low tide 11:30am ish and stick your face in to see the fish. In the afternoon you could ride waves if you have a floaty with, like a relaxing wave pool. It was awesome. The hotel is close to town and the George Washington house. Excursions were close and we felt comfortable catching cabs. The house track is across the street if you are there when they have races. We were there on off days. We recommend this resort and location to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation with a worlds of exploring at your fingertips.
We had a weeks holiday for my 40th with Husband, 3 year old daughter, sister and friend. Firstly the staff at the hotel are so lovely and friendly and can’t do enough for you. We had a room with sofa bed for little one.. very spacious, clean and tidy. Sister had a similar room but slightly smaller due to no sofa bed required but still a good size. Water place in fridge everyday, kettle and tea/ coffee ( although never used) All had balconies which was nice. Food was great with a good selection.. there is a kids menu as well to choose from which I didn’t realise until the 3rd day although little one ate froM Buffett most days. There’s a coffee/ tea machine to the side of the patio dining area which was handy for tea or coffee and even a cake or cookie through the day. They even did afternoon tea but was always to fill from lunch to attend. Night entertainment was great at start of week Saturday to Monday and then after that wasn’t anything really which was the only disappointment. Pool and access to beach was great. More sun lounger available on the beach as unfortunately a lot of people where reserving the ones around the pool well before breakfast which was a shame! We did a bit of swimming and snorkelling ( free gear to borrow from hotel ) just of the beach from the hotel lots to see by the rocks! There’s is a kids club but never used as little one didn’t fancy it. I used the spa for a deep tissue massage which was fantastic. Concierge service was good for booking a private island tour and boat trip ( tranquility for boat trip great with kids and not great swimmers ( highly recommend both) We walked into Bridge town one day which took us about 55 mins with a pushchair (we like walking, although got a taxi back because of the heat) Just be mindful of going out walking with a pushchair/stroller some of the side walls aren’t in great condition or non existent in some places but was safe enough walking along.
Great hotel - highly recommend
Our stay was cut short as our flight home was brought forward due to coronavirus restrictions. However, we had a lovely 8 night stay and hope to return to the hotel in the future. Food was fantastic. Speciality restaurants were great, especially the filet mignon at Sizzle. Drinks quality was excellent. Location fantastic - right on the beach. Staff were lovely, especially the guys who ran the watersports and oversaw the beach. Only small criticisms would be that the our bathroom was a bit worn and could do with a revamp. Cleaning of the rooms could also be improved. Would not stop us returning to the hotel.
Fantastic location Amazing staff
We are due to leave this perfect holiday haven tomorrow Under the extreme world crippling conditions created by the Chinese Flu / Covid 19 the staff have maintained a professionalism above and beyond We wish all the staff here at Sugar Bay to remain healthy and safe it is so sad seeing they have to close up this perfect immaculately clean hotel The restaurants are great and the buffet serves food of very good quality We hope to be back !!
Relaxing Time at Sugar Bay
We spent 3/10-3/16 at the resort. We were in Room 212 which was an oceanfront room. Room was nice with a balcony. Clean, with a comfortable bed and more than enough room for the two of us. We spent most of our time at the beach, which was a nice stretch of beach that the resort uses (apparently all beaches in Barbados are considered public). We learned to get there early in the morning to get a good spot with the provided blue beach towels. Each day within a few minutes of getting settled in our spot, the beach staff asked us if we wanted an umbrella. We used one every day, really nice. Drink service started around 10:30am from what we could see. Entire beach/sports staff was friendly, nice and helpful. Bar staff was the same . Excellent drinks from the main bar by the Reef restaurant. Great Mojitos. We didn't use the pool or the pool swim up bar. Food at all the restaurants was very good. Breakfast each day at the Reef was very good. We lunched there and at Colin's at the edge of the property by the towel shack. Good burgers and fries. You have to make a reservation at UMI and the Sizzle Steakhouse. We ate at both, twice at UMI, which had great Asian food. Beef Teriyaki and sushi were awesome, as good as any we have had in the states. Sizzle was a good diversion from the usual island food. Decent food and some selections of meat was an extra charge. We had the small filet and the ribeye, all very good. We didn't get to the Mongoose pub. The restaurant staff was all excellent. No missteps, no wrong orders (except for one drink order at Sizzle, no issue), no poor service at all. We went on one offsite excursion to Mt Gay Rum Visitor Center. I made the arrangements online but used the resorts' in house taxi to get there. No issues, in fact the driver gave us a little tour of Bridgetown. I wish we would have went to the George Washington House, looked interesting. I used the gym a couple times and it was adequate for my needs. Take a walk around the grounds, we got a personal tour of the gardens by the lady who appears to oversee the growing of the plants the resort and other affiliated properties use. We fell into it by accident and the folks in that area couldn't have been nicer. It is located to the far left of the entrance to the main building. We did not use the spa. This is not a adults only resort but we only saw a few small children. I found that I usually have something to complain about, but this place runs pretty flawlessly. Overall, we would return to Sugar Bay. It was perfect for a 5 night getaway that was nice and relaxing.