Our love affair with Barbados began thirty years ago and continues to grow stronger year on year. The evergreen island has long been our preferred choice for some sophisticated winter sun and we’re always amazed to find something new in Barbados’ incredible array of activities and the world-class dining scene.

This year, Barbados boasts even more star-power and luxe, with a host of new A-List openings that are set to further enhance the island’s stellar reputation as the Caribbean’s supercharged location for luxury. Our office in Barbados ensures we are always the first to know about the island’s latest goings on, and our comprehensive concierge service allows Elegant Resorts clients to be among the first to experience the hot-spots and get onto the guestlist for Barbados’ biggest events. Here is our selection of Barbados’ most exciting new openings and refurbishments, exclusively for you.

Nikki Beach, Port Ferdinand

Nikki Beach is the ultra-cool Beach Club brand that brought its signature laid back luxury to Dubai, Ibiza, Marbella, Monaco and many more of the world’s most affluent social scenes. Finally, the iconic orange towels, VIP cabanas and lavish infinity pools grace the pristine white sand of Barbados’ Caribbean coast.

Guests can expect sumptuous sushi platters, expertly-made cooling cocktails and a prestigious party ambience that only Nikki Beach can provide. The island’s new address with the mostess has arrived with oodles of Bajan bravado.

Enjoying 1.4 acres of Barbados’ most beautiful beachfront, Nikki Beach Barbados is the ideal setting in which to indulge in the island’s most glamourous pool parties.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Holetown

The iconic pink exterior of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados is one of the most recognisable sights on the Platinum Coast. A sprawling luxury resort occupying a prime location overlooking the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, the award-winning Fairmont Royal Pavilion epitomises exactly why Barbados is adored by families and couples alike.

Having undergone extensive renovations, this exemplary resort is now the perfect blend of classic island heritage and chic, contemporary style. Spacious suites flooded with light, generous ocean views and sun-drenched outdoor areas are the signature of this carefully crafted collection of seventy-two suites and one villa, comprising Beachfront Junior Suites, Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms and an expansive Three Bedroom Villa. The ambience is one of relaxed luxury, with all of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion’s first-class facilities on the doorstep.

Hugo’s, Speightstown

Barbados isn’t short of tempting restaurants and exceptional dining experiences. Whether you’re looking to dine like a local, on the catch of the day with Cajun spices, or desire a world-renowned gourmet experience such as The Cliff, Barbados serves up the perfect blend of fabulous flavour, stunning views and charming service every time.

The latest, and much-awaited, addition to the Barbados dining menu is Hugo’s in Speightstown. The glamour of the restaurant’s super-stylish ambience, combined with the panoramic ocean views of the setting have already won over Barbados’ most discerning diners and Elegant Resorts’ Barbados office are expertly placed to organise your reservation, to be among the first to experience Hugo’s impressive hospitality.

Speightstown, Barbados
Speightstown, Barbados

Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay

Elegant Hotels are one of Barbados’ most popular hotel groups, thanks to their enviable locations, friendly service and exclusive Dine Around programme, which gives guests even more options when choosing where to experience the island’s bounty of delicious cuisine.

This year, the Elegant Hotels family has further expanded to incorporate a new adults-only venture, Treasure Beach. Comprising thirty-five one-bedroom suites, recently refurbished to the most exacting standards, guests will enjoy sought-after amenities including a wine cellar, evening sundowners and ultra-modern interiors. Sure, to become one of Barbados’ best loved addresses, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels is a perfect island escape.

Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

13°59°, Port Ferdinand

The idyllic marina of Port Ferdinand is one of Barbados’ most luxurious settings, home to glamorous super yachts and delectable dining. 13°59° restaurant has reimagined its already exceptional menu to become the ultimate destination for foodies. A chef-driven dining concept, the new menu has been designed and managed by polished international chef Eric Drogueux.

His previous experience includes time spent in the industry’s most impressive kitchens, such as St Regis Bora Bora Resort in French Polynesia and under the tutorship of three Michelin Starred chef Eric Frechon. The 13°59° concept is heavily influenced by Drogueux’s fine European training and Polynesian experiences together with the flavoursome cuisine of the Mediterranean and modern Asian elements.

The kitchen design is also inspired, making Drogueux’s hand-picked team of chef’s reach their maximum creative potential for diners, while the concept has been created with the intention of supporting local farmers and independent fishermen on the island. Of course, no restaurant worth its salt in Barbados can impress without a reputable rum punch recipe and 13°59°’s evening Happy Hour is sure to impress even the locals.

Feeling Inspired?

To plan your luxury Barbados holiday, or for further information about any of the restaurants and hotels featured here, please call our expert Travel Consultants on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk