There are many options when it comes to taking a holiday. There are hundreds of countries and thousands of destinations from which to choose. Sometimes with so many wonderful places to visit, it can be difficult to settle on the right place to spend your money. One of the very best places to take a luxury holiday is Barbados. It has a lot to offer, and there are many different resorts from which to select. I have spent many vacations there because I love it so much, and I think that two resorts stand out head and shoulders above the rest.
The first of the two is the Coral Reef Club Barbados located in St. James. This luxury resort has all the wonderful amenities you would expect. The spa has a Zen feeling that instantly relaxes me. I usually spend a large portion of my time at the resort in the spa. It has a wonderful hydrotherapy pool, amazing masseuses and body treatments featuring locally harvested botanicals.
What makes this resort really special is that it is a family-run establishment. The O’Hara family specializes in service, and they make it a point of emphasis with their staff. I have found them to be extremely accommodating, quick to offer me upgrades and to do anything possible to make sure that I leave feeling as happy and relaxed as possible.
The beach is quite beautiful and the resort is spread out over twelve acres. The gardens are spectacularly beautiful, and it is amazing to wake up every morning to the plethora of birdsong that these gardens support.
There are options to stay in cottages and suites on the property, which all come with their own pools.
I have never left a stay at Coral feeling less than satisfied. The only problem I have with it is that it is so wonderful that I find it hard to leave.
The other resort that is amazing on the island is the Sandy Lane Barbados. This luxury resort is located on a former sugarcane plantation. It has two world-class golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, one of which held Tiger Woods’ wedding. It has a coral reef that has a sunken ship, which makes it absolute heaven for scuba divers. I am not a scuba diver myself due to bad ears, but my friends have told me that the scuba diving here is world class. I will say that I have found the water to be crystal clear when I go snorkeling here.
This resort also has an amazing spa, one that offers all the relaxation and pampering you would expect from a world class resort like this. When I am here I spend most of my time at the beach, as it is extremely beautiful with spectacular water. The restaurant has the best in gourmet cuisine, and I have never had a better steak anywhere in the world. The whole resort is stunningly beautiful, and I would recommend a stay here to anyone who wants to get away from it all.