The Sandpiper, St. James, Barbados
The Sandpiper is one of the most exclusive small hotels in the West Indies. The hotel is embraced by lush gardens filled with tropical flora, creating an atmosphere of ultimate privacy. It is situated on a beautiful sandy beach gently lapped by turquoise waters and bordered by a tree shaded wooden deck.
Much of this hotel’s charm and style are attributed to Wayne and Karen Capaldi who run it with meticulous attention to detail without sacrificing the relaxed manner of the Caribbean. Combined with their staff’s enthusiasm for pampering their guests, this results in many appreciative visitors choosing to return year after year.
Location and Transfers
Situated in St. James, just north of Holetown.
Transfers by road from Grantley Adams International Airport take approximately 45 minutes.
Garden View Room – air-conditioned rooms each consisting of a King size or Twin bedded room, private bathroom and patio or balcony. These rooms can accommodate two guests
One Bedroom Suite – air-conditioned accommodation consisting of King or Twin bedded room, ensuite bathroom, separate living room with sofa bed, kitchen and patio or balcony. These suites can accommodate either three adults or two adults and two children under 12 years
Two Bedroom Suite – spacious air-conditioned accommodation consisting of two King or Twin bedded rooms, two ensuite bathrooms, separate living room with sofa bed, kitchen and a large patio or balcony. These suites can accommodate five guests
Tree Top Suites – the two Tree Top Suites are The Sandpiper’s premier accommodation. They each consist of a bedroom, spacious living room, dressing area and a luxurious bathroom with a large walk-in shower and separate tub; all air-conditioned. There is a large covered terrace complete with wet bar and complimentary starter bar (selection of spirits and soft drinks). There is also an open sundeck with a plunge pool. Featured in the living room is a media centre for television, movies and music. These suites both have views of the sea and can accommodate two adults. They are not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. ‘Whimbrel’ has a King size four poster bed and ‘Sanderling’ can convert from King to Twin beds, if required
Beach House Suites – each of the two ocean front Beach House Suites consist of a large covered patio featuring a wet bar and sun deck. There is a separate living room with sofa bed and media centre for television, movies and music, a bedroom with King size bed, dressing area and bathroom. These suites are beautifully designed and they are connected by way of a common entry hall and a moveable wall on the patio. They can also connect with Tree Top Suite ‘Curlew’ to become a Three Bedroom Villa. Each Beach House Suite accommodates three persons or two adults and two children under 12 years
Tree Top Suite ‘Curlew’ – The Sandpiper’s premier accommodation. It is located on the ocean front and has an uninterrupted view of the sea. It consists of a bedroom, spacious living room, dressing area and a luxurious bathroom with a large walk-in shower and separate tub – all air-conditioned. There is a large covered terrace complete with wet bar and complimentary starter bar (selection of spirits and soft drinks). There is also an open sundeck with a plunge pool. Featured in the living room is a media centre for television, movies and music. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted in this suite.
Curlew is larger than the other two Tree Top Suites with a larger plunge pool and it contains a powder room for guests visiting the suite. The bedroom can convert from King to Twin beds if required. This suite has the capability to connect with the two Beach House Suites to become a Three Bedroom Villa
The Restaurant – Executive Chef, Christophe Poupardin and his team offer eclectic food with a Caribbean flair from dinner menus which change five times each week. They continue to earn a distinguished reputation among visitors and locals alike. Their fusion of European and Asian techniques using the finest local and imported ingredients, create beautifully presented dishes, making cuisine an integral part of the holiday experience
Harold’s Bar – for alfresco lunches and sundown cocktails, Harold’s Beach Bar is the perfect spot. Sample a range of modern tropical cocktails like “Harold’s Smile” renowned for the special charm of its namesake, Harold Shepherd. Harold’s Bar is a timeless “Bajan” treasure, ideally set on the beach with the view of the Caribbean Sea, designed with wood, bamboo and thatched roof, to create the perfect seaside setting
Entertainment – low key live entertainment is offered most nights. Calypso, steel band, jazz, piano, reggae etc
Facilities and Activities
Spa – located at the sister hotel, Coral Reef Club. Complimentary luxury transfers are provided for the two minute drive to the Spa, ensuring that guests arrive relaxed and return revitalised from their treatment
Swimming pool – the Tree Top Suites have their own plunge pools
Floodlit Tennis Court
Hairdressing Salon & Boutique – at the sister hotel, Coral Reef Club
Hobie Cat sailing
Laser and Sunfish sailing
Scuba Diving School at sister hotel, Coral Reef Club
Golf – at several local championship golf courses
Children’s Playground – at the sister hotel, Coral Reef Club, 2 minutes drive away, available for children up to the age of 10 years
Family Programme – for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years