Island Inn is steps away from the sandy shoreline of Barbados' Carlisle Bay. The beach is one of the largest on the island, and has shallow waters that are safe for paddling and swimming. Staying here puts you in between the beach and town, and a lot of local shops are within walking distance. The island's capital of Bridgetown is a short drive away from the hotel. Originally built as a rum store, the hotel is part of the Historic Garrison Area of Barbados. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was designated a national treasure of Barbados. The hotel has stone walls, paved paths and floor-to-ceiling latticed windows, while the gardens and pool area are filled with flowers and plants. You can spend days at Island Inn enjoying some cocktails from the bar, which opens from morning until night, or dipping in and out of the pool. You can take advantage of the hotel's All Inclusive meals and enjoy local and Caribbean cuisine. Island Inn puts on music and entertainment three nights per week. There are a few bars and restaurants along the beachfront at Carlisle Bay. Here you can spend relaxing nights taking in the views and enjoying some local food or drinks.
A highlight of this part of Barbados is its tropical coastlines. Carlisle Bay is 1.5km away, and is particularly popular for its underwater marine park, where six shipwrecks provide a scuba diving experience. Dive here and you can see all sorts of sea life, including sea horses, rays, octopus and squid. To see the island's culture and history, head to Bridgetown, which is 3km from the hotel, to experience its mix of traditional and modern Bajan culture. You can shop in bustling markets and commercial stores. You can also visit local hotspot Baxter's Road to find British colonial-style architecture, friendly cafÈs and energetic bars after dark.
The hotel's restaurant provides a buffet breakfast. There are buffet and ‡ la carte options available for lunch and dinner, where you can enjoy local and international cuisine. There is also a barbecue evening every Wednesday. You can get drinks in between meals from the hotel bar.
Activities at Island Inn are centred around the sea, so you might like to go yachting, fishing or snorkelling. You can also swim with native turtles here.
The rooms at Island Inn have wooden furnishings, and each comes with air conditioning, a TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
Distance to city centre 3km
Distance to beach 0.1km
Distance to airport 5km
Address: +12464366393, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, Barbados
South Coast, Barbados, Barbados
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Quirky, Quaint and Colonial is how I would describe this lovely hotel. Only 24 rooms all on one level. We arrived the day before my birthday and what a wonderful birthday it was to. Everything about this was excellent. There were a lot of couples there that were returning and some many times, which tells you something in its self. All the staff were fantastic, always cheerful and happy. Only two minutes out the door to Pebbles beach which is fabulous in its self. My daughter and son in law came one of the weeks we were there and they had a great time. Yes the clientele is on the older side generally but it is so friendly that all ages can enjoy being here. I would add one exception and that it’s not a hotel that is good for a young family holiday.
It is an all inclusive hotel but meals were served at the table. We would all meet at the bar for cocktails before dinner and had wonderful conversation and met some absolutely amazing people and characters. To go on to much would make everything boring for you but I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have had if not the best. Very much thanks to the Management and Staff of the Island Inn Hotel.
I am writing this sadly as we are locked in here in the UK like a lot of the world. But hope that everyone out there are safe and well. We plan to be back in 2021 subject to health. Stay safe everyone.
Here some photos to keep you smiling and.
Until next time
This resort hotel only has 24 rooms so you get to meet most of the guests around the bar !
Decor is beautiful, food excellent not at all like most all inclusive resort food, service excellent , staff
will do anything for you. Literally 2 minutes walk to Carlisle Bay's beautiful beach. Rooms have everything you need. Hopefully it will re-open after the virus has receded.
Our 5th visit and as lovely as ever. Lots of returning couples. Don’t expect lots of entertainment but great for a quiet holiday with easy access to a beautiful beach and easy walk into Bridgetown and busses . Will be back probably for 3 weeks next time.