Travel Dream - Winter 2017/18

17 T he Sandpiper, together with sister hotel Coral Reef Club, are the only family owned and managed luxury resorts on Barbados. Located on a long white sandy bay in St James, this intimate retreat features 50 beautifully furnished garden rooms and one or two bedroom suites, all with private terraces. However, the “pieces de resistance” are the three stunning Treetop and Beach House Suites. Designed by top British interior designers Helen Green Designs, each suite has its own private sundeck with plunge pool and an oversized wrap- around terrace with covered dining for up to six people. The Sandpiper’s delightful restaurant is rated as one of the top dining venues in Barbados. Executive Chef, Christophe Poupardin and his teamprepare incredible cuisine with a unique Caribbean flair. A more informal setting is ‘Harold’s Bar’ (the maestro is pictured left!) known locally as a timeless “Bajan” treasure. The bamboo fronted bar is famous for its location right on the beach, a perfect spot for guests to unwind and enjoy a cocktail and lunch. O wned by the O’Hara family and member of ’Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, the Coral Reef Club is one of the most exclusive hotels in the Caribbean. Set in 12 acres of lush tropical gardens and overlooking a picturesque bay, this colonial-style resort is now one of the most sophisticated and elegant on the West Coast. All the rooms, cottages and suites have private patios or balconies and are stylishly furnished; the Luxury Cottages have a separate living room, a wrap-around terrace and private plunge pool. The five Plantation Suites are beautifully furnished equalling, if not surpassing, any other hotel rooms on the island; they have a sitting room, bedroomwith four-poster or canopied bed, dressing room, magnificent bathroom, wrap-around terrace with private plunge pool and ocean views. Colonial Elegance Refined sophistication of the Coral Reef Club Suite Dreams at The Sandpiper