A Weekend at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

by Joanna E
Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados
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It’s been a week since I returned from my weekend in at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados and I’m starting to miss it already. It was one of the best birthday celebrations and I got to spend it with not one, but 3 of my cousins.

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 taken trips 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 upcoming 30th birthday.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Garden

My cousin and I chose to stay at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort which is about 15 minutes from the airport and 5-10 minutes away from Barbados’ popular nightlife hangouts: Oistin’s and the St. Lawrence Gap. Like most airports, there are flat fare rate fares to all destinations on the island.

Related: How I Spent 3 Days in Barbados

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Beach

Beach at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Room & Amenities

From the time we stepped foot in the lobby of the Bougainvillea Beach Resort, we knew we would have a peaceful stay. Our assigned room wasn’t available yet due to our 2 AM  arrival, but the front desk associate Brian found us a room equivalent to the one paid for. The Junior Suite 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’.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Pool and Beach view

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Pool and Beach view

Bougainvillea Beach Junior Suite Seating Area

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Junior Suite Seating Area


Bougainvillea Beach Junior Suite Bed

Bougainvillea Resort Barbados Junior Suite Bed

The Bougainvillea 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

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 the Bougainvillea Resort 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 Barbados on their official site or be social and follow on Twitter, and Instagram. You can also read previous guest reviews of on TripAdvisor.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

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Laura Lynch April 28, 2016 - 5:32 PM

This looks like a really nice place to stay. I like the idea of a rum punch party! I can get on board with that for sure.

Joanna E April 29, 2016 - 10:32 AM

That was our drink most of the weekend. It’s a local favorite.

Holly April 28, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Looks like a lovely resort! Did you feel like you had good access to some of the extras, like the water sports equipment and sun lounges?

Joanna E April 29, 2016 - 10:31 AM

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.

Marianne April 28, 2016 - 11:35 PM

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 🙂

The Adventure Ahead April 29, 2016 - 12:14 AM

We have heard great things about Barbados. The Rum Punch Party sounds fun 🙂

Joanna E April 29, 2016 - 9:43 AM

It was lots of fun. We even bought some rum punch home from the duty free shop.

Carlie April 29, 2016 - 12:59 AM

This sounds incredible! I’ve always wanted to go to Barbados. Now I know where to stay!

Joanna E April 29, 2016 - 9:36 AM

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.

Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren April 29, 2016 - 2:52 AM

Looks like a beautiful place! I love that blue color in your room. Great post, thanks for sharing!

Happy travels 🙂

Lara Dunning April 29, 2016 - 10:53 AM

This hotel looks wonderful. It was so nice of them to accommodate you with a room so early in the morning.

Kevin Wagar April 29, 2016 - 2:39 PM

What an amazing place to stay while exploring your families roots! I’d love to get to Barbados for some R & R

Tomiko April 29, 2016 - 6:17 PM

This has not been on my bucket list but I think I’m going to add it!! Photos look amazing

Marsha April 30, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Looks very nice! I’ve never been to Barbados and now I want to go!

Kim April 30, 2016 - 12:36 PM

I’ve never been to Barbados before, but I’d definitely visit and stay at this resort based off of your review.

Nay May 1, 2016 - 5:54 PM

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

tyra May 1, 2016 - 9:57 PM

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.

Joanna E May 3, 2016 - 2:47 PM

I would love to go on a cruise in general. It was great. Definitely want to go to the fish fry next time around.

Ashlee May 2, 2016 - 9:36 AM

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.

Kasi May 4, 2016 - 8:10 AM

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!

jasminekazera July 6, 2019 - 6:05 PM

I stayed here before and loved it!

Joanna E July 7, 2019 - 12:03 AM

It was a nice place with a good location


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