Stayed here for 10 nights from 29/05/2014. As it was the low season in Barbados, the hotel was pretty quiet throughout our stay. The property is located in Saint Lawrence gap (close to Southern Palms and Turtle Beach) - a leisurely 5 / 10-minute stroll from the hub of bars / restaurant activity in the gap. There are 2 buildings - one on the beach-side, and one which isn't.
We had an ocean-front room on the 2nd floor of the beach-side building - amazing views of beautiful Dover beach. The room - although not luxurious - was perfectly fine, equipped with television, coffee maker, safe, iron / ironing board, microwave, refrigerator - a perfect base for a Bajan break. Be advised though - neither cutlary or plates are provided, so bring your own!
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beach-front setting - the dinner is generally buffet style with different themes each evening - barbecue, fish, curry, Pasta etc. We chose to dine at the barbecue, where we had our choice of chicken, fish or steak, which was really tasty.
The bar (again beach-front) serves a variety of drinks, with the speciality being the rum punch (which I'm enjoying while I write this). Happy hour (where certain drinks are offered 2 for 1) takes place from 12 - 1 and 5 - 6 daily. Live music was provided at weekends and mid-week during our stay - the authentic kettle-drum was to be heard on Saturdays and Wednesdays - creating the typical caribbean vibe.
Island tours can be organised by the front-desk staff - we visited Harrisons cave with Ian as part of our trip - we couldn't recommend him highly enough - a really nice guy, an excellent guide, and a fantastic sandwich maker! However - we had originally booked our tour for St Nicholas Abbey, and we were only informed on the morning of the tour that the attraction wasn't open on that day. Since it was our 2nd last day on the island, it was somewhat disappointing that we were only informed of this so late in the day - otherwise we would've been able to modify our plans to encorporate the tour. It was very surprising that the staff hadn't told us about this sooner. It may be worthwhile confirming that the attractions you wish to visit are open on your required dates to avoid disappointment.
Super-markets / convenience stores are located a short 5-minute walk from the property for essentials such as bottles of Banks (the local brew), required for warm-up drinks on the balcony before hitting the gap.
Dover beach is typical caribbean - turquoise blue waters, powdery white sands, palm trees - all be it with quite choppy seas, never the less - a picture postcard setting. Loungers are offered complimentary by the hotel, however umbrellas must be purchased from the local beach guy Kenny at 10 BBD per day. Various bars are also available on the beach - ideal for cooling-off drinks, however a lounger service is not provided.
The property has 2 swimming pools - a childrens pool, and one for adults. The adults pool is located in the non beach-front building, however it's a really nice setting, and one which we enjoyed on numerous occasions during our stay. It may become crowded during peak-season though - the number of loungers is limited to 10 / 15. There is also a spa and a bar in the non beach-front building - however - the bar wasn't open during our visit, and we didn't get around to trying the spa.
There is no gym on the property, contrary to what you may read elsewhere. There is a small sports-field opposite the hotel, and a mile-long board-walk circa one mile away for those who are feeling energetic.
All-in-all - Infinity on the Beach is a solid, value for money hotel in a great location - ideal for an enjoyable holiday on the beautiful island of Barbados.
Go for the ocean-front room - you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly, beach front hotel in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap. Intimate and family-run featuring all the amenities of a larger hotel with the personalised service that only a small hotel can offer. FREE WIFI, Conference room, two pools, bar and restaurant with entertainment, 24 hour reception and concierge services available. ... more less
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