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1 room, 2 adults

The Sandpiper

4.5-star4.5 stars
Holetown, Holetown, St James, BB24017, Barbados, 800-246-8357

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Sandy Lane Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • Exceptional service; would revisit again.Dec 18, 2019
  • Beautiful property and incredibly friendly staff. Our stay was just too short and I can…Nov 7, 2019

The Sandpiper

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Suite (Beach House)
  • Standard Room
  • Suite (Tree Top)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite (Tree Top Curlew)

What’s around The Sandpiper


  • On the beach
  • Sandy Lane Beach - 20 min walk
  • Paynes Bay Beach - 32 min walk
  • St. James Parish Church - 2 min walk
  • Holetown Beach - 3 min walk
  • Lime Grove Shopping Centre - 4 min walk
  • Folkestone Marine Park - 6 min walk
  • Holetown Monument - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Grantley Adams Intl. Airport (BGI) - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed February-February

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Sandpiper’s small print

Also known as

  • Sandpiper Hotel St James
  • Sandpiper St James
  • Sandpiper Hotel Holetown
  • Sandpiper Holetown
  • The Sandpiper Hotel
  • The Sandpiper Holetown
  • The Sandpiper Hotel Holetown


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 9.62 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Sandpiper

  • Does The Sandpiper offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sandpiper does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sandpiper?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Sandpiper?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sandpiper?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sandpiper?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sandpiper?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fusion Rooftop (3-min walk), Nishi (4-min walk), and The Mews (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Sandpiper?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 39 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Th resort was absolutely wonderful - the food was outstanding and the staff was beyond nice and helpful! There are a few things for consideration - the hotel could do a better job giving information and options on activities to do - boat tours, snorkeling, hikes, spa treatments at the sister hotel etc. As someone who doesn't know what the island has to offer, you rely on the staff to help guide you. The other thing, which is sort of out of the hotel's control is the presence of children. Since the property is small and you will either lounge at the pool or beach, if they are in both places, it's hard to escape their noise etc.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sandpiper is Great!
Nice hotel, clean and excellent service. High prices for food at the hotel and a taxi to other locations like Bridgetown. Will cost you about $55 USD roundtrip. The other option is to take the bus with the locals but being first time in Barbados, we werent sure about taking the bus and not knowing where we were going. Overall felt safe during our stay. Nice people! Recommend Sandpiper, in a good location, if you can afford it .
Charles, us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Superb resort!
We just came back from this wonderful place. We have been to Barbados many times before and stayed in various hotels and resorts. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed at- terrific experience!! beautiful sea-side property with testefully decorated rooms and great beach. Staff are courteous, non-intrusive but attentive- they go above and beyond to insure their guests are happy and taken care of. This hotel is well-situated and is within short walking distance to Limegrove and to a supermarket. There is no doubt we will be back and will refer our friends and family to this wonderful property.
MARINA, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff, cleanliness, attitude, and over property was absolutely impeccable !! EVERY guest we met have been coming to the Sandpiper repeatedly for years- which I now see why and speaks volumes. We will be one of those guests. Never rate or post but felt compelled to for people like myself who want 5-star and very much received it at the Sandpiper.
us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pure bliss
Amazing. Beautiful location and accommodations. Lovely service.
Laura, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
What an awesome and unique hotel and experience. Just steps from the beach and a short walk to Holetown means it's perfectly situated. Everyone was so friendly, the food and drinks were so good, and loved the breakfast in our rook each morning and the 11am sorbet on the beach!
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel , amazing breakfast buffet and wonderful staff with the most beautiful ocean.... Would definitely love to return !
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
My husband and I just spent a glorious week at The Sandpiper and it was amazing. Right from the 'non check-in' arrival where a manager simply walks you through the resort to your room and asks you to complete the paperwork at your convenience to as we left where it was like leaving a family. We are fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful places so not easily impressed, but we absolutely loved this place. Loved the food, location and staff. The rooms were fabulous and so clean. Great to either eat in or take a short walk to the nearby restaurants. Thoroughly recommend for couples out of school holidays and also to families at holiday times.
Jo, us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of my favorite in Barbados
Excellent complete package. I've stayed at many other hotels and definitely prefer this one. High quality rooms, great privacy and very interested.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely superb!
Amazing hotel, as a returning guest, all the staff were as helpful as ever delivering a personal yet professional service. It’s great to have them all back after 6 months of closure! They also arranged my fast track at the airport, transportation and my Covid test which came back in 20 hours meaning quarantine was a short process!
ANTONY, gb5 night trip

The Sandpiper

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