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It’s been a week since I returned from my weekend in Barbados and I’m starting to miss it already. Of all the places on earth, why would we go to Barbados? Well, my cousin and I always knew that our family has roots in the island and we’ve never been. Since we were kids, we have been to Trinidad a handful of times and though we enjoy visiting family there, it’s not much of a vacation when going. In addition to finding out similarities and differences between the two islands, we also wanted to get away from the busy city life and celebrate my (then) upcoming 30th birthday.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

We stayed at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort which is about 15 minutes from the airport and 5-10 minutes away from Barbados’ popular hangouts Oistin’s and the St. Lawrence Gap. Like most airports, there are flat fare rate fares to all destinations on the island. Our taxi driver tried doubling the price, but my cousin and I knew better. From the time we stepped foot in the lobby of the Bougainvillea Resort, we knew we would have a peaceful stay. There were no fake running water and “night sounds”; it was 100% authentic and we instantly thought ‘Yesssssss’.


Our assigned room wasn’t available yet because we had a 2AM  arrival, but the front desk associate Brian was able to find us a room equivalent to the one paid for. We stayed in a Junior Suite that included a queen-sized bed, full bathroom with tub and shower, kitchenette area with a fridge, microwave, hot plate and sink and separate seating areas to watch TV and eat. We also had an outside terrace with lounging area and view overlooking the pool and beach. When waking up the Saturday morning, my cousin was in such disbelief, she had to ‘touch the water to know it was real’. We appreciated that the manager Sue let us stay in our original room instead of switching the next day. It was a plus since we didn’t have to pack our things up to go to the next area.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Pool and Beach view

Bougainvillea Beach Junior Suite Seating Area

Bougainvillea Beach Junior Suite Bed


Some of the resort’s amenities include:

  • Free Wifi
  • Complimentary Non-motorized water sports (Snorkeling equipment, kayaks, boogie boards and paddle boards)
  • Complimentary sun lounges, umbrellas and beach towels
  • Swim Up Pool Bar
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Guest Laundry
  • Tennis Court
  • Kids Club, Little Bears Club and Babysitting services
  • Conference areas
  • Game Room
  • Concierge Service for Offsite Activities
  • Spa Robes
  • Library
  • Hospitality Lounge
  • Shuttle Services
  • Two Restaurants (Water’s Edge and Lanterns by the Sea)

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Beach

The Bougainvillea Beach Resort also provides entertainment for guests daily. On our last night, we were able to attend the Manager’s Rum Punch party and BBQ Buffet that included live music. They also provide movie night, and live shows throughout the week.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort BBQ Buffet

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Manager Rum Punch Party


Our overall stay was amazing. From the friendly staff, to the location, beautiful views and great weather, we want to go back. If we plan another cousin’s trip, I’d definitely consider Barbados again. We would also like to do more research on my paternal grandfather’s family to see if we have relatives on the island, so at least a week minimum is needed. If you’re looking for a nice resort with awesome service, visit the Bougainvillea Beach Resort on their official site or be social and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also get reviews of previous guest stays on TripAdvisor.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Garden


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20 comments on “Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados”

    • Yes. I think because it was off season we were able to access them better than if it were during the busy season. Our cousins from Trinidad were in another hotel about 10-15 minutes away and it was the same thing. We had a great time.

  1. Looks gorgeous! – just look at the color of the water, amazing! I love that your room overlooked the sea, and that they have a rum punch party for guests 🙂

    • It was a very relaxing vacation and we got to do a lot in the short time. The best part was the fact that the residents didn’t hound us even though they knew we were tourists.

  2. OMG, I have never been to Barbados yet and after this post, it is officially on my list to go sooner rather then later.

  3. You had me at the first photo! It looks so delightful and I have been wanting to get back to Barbados, since I was only there for a day on a cruise.

  4. This place looks pretty awesome. I love the fact that it was a cousins’ trip, I don’t hear that too often. But it looks like I need to be there now.

  5. The resort looks really nice, and I love that they provided live entertainment daily. I haven’t been to Barbados before, but I’d love to visit one day!

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