If a buzzing beach resort isn’t your thing, but Bajan charm, trade breezes without the compromise of sweeping ocean vistas, and breakfast with green monkeys on your veranda is, then Sugar Cane Club Hotel and Spa might just be your idea of a peaceful paradise.
Perched on the hillside inland, this Mediterranean-style, adults-only haven offers a unique Caribbean holiday experience, set within a vibrant nature gully teeming with tame birds, bullfrogs and coconut trees, and promising experiences to explore, relax and indulge.
A typical holiday to a Caribbean island may be sipping rum punch with your toes in the sand, but this is not your typical Caribbean holiday and Sugar Cane Club is not your typical hotel. We’re not disputing that this sounds idyllic, and there’s no shortage of serene shores here, but take a fresh look at Barbados and explore this island for all it has to offer with one of the scheduled activities available at this intimate, boutique property. The gully walk with Rodney is a highlight for many of the repeat guests here, which takes you through the lush gardens to the sound of humming birds, cutting fresh coconuts as you go, and informing you of the exotic wildlife and plants that call Sugar Cane Club ‘home’. For the aquatic enthusiasts among you, the glass bottom boat sets sail to explore Barbados’ surrounding reef, a burst of kaleidoscopic colour at your feet and, wildlife permitting, a chance to swim and snorkel with turtles. Active Speightstown is also just a short shuttle journey away, or private tour if you prefer, boasting colonial charm and an intriguing history; be sure not to miss the street vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as local fisherman showcasing their catch on the jetty.
Recharge and unwind at the Sugar Cane Spa, featuring seven treatments rooms offering hydrotherapy, a soothing steam room, and relaxation area with dipping pool. The Barbados Rumba therapeutic massage is a comforting combination of warm oils and Swedish massage techniques to calm nerves, relax tight muscle groups and relieve stress, while the signature hydrotherapy bath with effervescent crystals is believed to increase circulation and soothe nerves as you sink into the tranquil waters. Of course, dotted around the well-manicured hotel gardens, you can find two refreshing pools and a splash pool to laze by in the Bajan sun, mango daiquiri in hand.
Loud, late party nights are not on the agenda at Sugar Cane Club, but Bajan barbecues, steel pan performances and local Caribbean flavours may be worth staying up for. Enjoy a selection of themed evening dinners, including Monday’s international night and Saturday’s Bajan buffet with solo guitarist, giving you a taste of the warm Bajan culture intertwined with their love of food, music, and genuine hospitality. Open for dinner each evening, La Salsa Restaurant serves a wide choice of both international and local dishes, including macaroni pie, Jerk chicken and beef stew in a romantic setting. If you’re seeking a night in the lively hub of the St Lawrence Gap, the Oistins dinner excursion ticks off one of the must-do Barbados experiences with a trip to the famous Oistins Fish Fry, serving their iconic fresh lobster and flying fish in an eclectic atmosphere of tantalising smells, sea views and reggae beats.
Throughout 2016 and 2017, guests can upgrade their stay with a choice of packages incorporating the many activities and sights on and surrounding Sugar Cane Club Hotel and Spa. The Chill Out! Package has guests board the Jolly Roger for a day of scenic vistas and snorkelling with colourful marine life, or if you’d rather stay on land than walk the plank, explore the beaten tracks of Barbados with the Explore! Package island safari tour. Please ask our sales team for more details on the packages and tours we can offer you!