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The best places to stay when in Barbados

Once we’re post-Covid and all the travel bans have been lifted, we would have all earned a Caribbean getaway

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By Amy Saunders | November 30, 2021 | Travel Leisure

After nearly 400 years of colonial rule under the British Monarchy, Barbados is now the independent republic of Barbados and Sandra Mason has been sworn in as the republic’s first president. And, we cannot forget to mention, that the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, officially declared Rihanna a National Hero of Barbados during the prestigious ceremony.

This magical eastern Caribbean island is known for its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and incredible culture and nightlife. So to help you plan your next adventure to Rihanna’s home country, we have put together a shortlist of the best places to stay when in Barbados.

Before you start making your travel arrangements there are a few things you need to know. First, South African citizens do not require a Barbados tourist visa for a stay of up to 180 days. And secondly, all travellers are required to present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at an accredited or recognised laboratory within 3 days prior to arrival. The date of the test and not the date of the result is what will be assessed against the 3-day time frame.

Here are the best places to stay when in Barbados:

Coral Reef Club Barbados

A boutique resort with pristine coral-stone cottages scattered over 12 acres of flower-filled gardens.

Sandals Barbados

A luxury adults-only retreat located in St Lawrence Gap, Barbados.

This Paynes Bay, Barbados hotel offers spacious and elegant accommodation.

Port St Charles

This resort in the Barbados riviera offers the perfect hotel and accommodation fit for a Caribbean getaway.