The Atlantis Hotel
- Style Colourful seafarer’s house
- Setting Breezy Caribbean bay
Stay in a stately slice of Barbados history at the Atlantis Hotel, a brightly coloured ranch turned airy contemporary getaway. Over 100 years old, this hospitable hideaway has superlative sea views – early-risers will enjoy watching the town’s intrepid fishermen set out for the days catch – and an elegant island-life vibe.
Need to know
- Rooms Eight, including two suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $217.02, excluding tax at 17.5 per cent.
- More details Rates include Continental breakfast.
- Facilities Lounge with library, and a flatscreen TV; iPod dock and minibar in rooms.
- Poolside Set in a palm-ringed, flowerpot-filled garden, the pool is lined with a sparkly turquoise mosaic.
- Check–out 12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Children Children are welcome in the two-bedroom suites.
- Hotel closed The hotel is closed during the month of September.
- Also There’s a four-night minimum stay (and a small extra fee) over Christmas and New Year.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Ocean-facing Three Boys is a corner room with views north to that surfer’s paradise, Bathsheba. On the other side of the house, you can’t go wrong with the comfort (and extra sitting room) of Joe’s River. The tricky choice is between jaw-dropping views out to sea, and being tucked away and so peaceful you never want to leave.
- Packing tips Super-size sunglasses for catamaran cruising; solid shoes for heading up the hill to explore the orchids, cacti and palms at the Andromeda Botanical Gardens.
- Also Get up early one morning to watch from the terrace as the fishermen swim out to their boats for the catch of the day; head down to the fish market to buy it.
Food and drink at The Atlantis Hotel
- Hotel restaurant Famed for its West Indian Sunday buffets, the restaurant excels in all things Bajan: flying fish fillets, conch patties, pickled seacat (octopus), pepperpot stew and breadfruit cheesecake. Black and white historic photos on the walls and plantation shutters keep it Caribbean.
- Dress code Casual cottons and nautical stripes.
- Top table Out on the terrace to watch the bobbing boats of Tent Bay.
- Last orders Breakfast is served from 8am until 10am; lunch is 12pm to 3pm; dinner is from 6.30pm until 9pm. The bar opens at 10am and shuts when the restaurant does.
- Room service The full restaurant menu is available until 7pm every day except Sunday.
- Hotel bar Listen to the waves as you sip various rum-based drinks from the bar in a corner of the restaurant: rum punch with nutmeg and cinnamon, rum and coconut water, vintage sipping rums…