Hello From The Atlantis Hotel

We'll keep you posted on our latest news, including holiday packages, special hotel rates and more.
From time to time, we will also update you on exciting events and things to do in Barbados.

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

02 June 2016
Pin It
  Share This On: Facebook Twitter SEE ALL

THE ATLANTIS HOTEL & RESTAURANT EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

 

St.Joseph, Barbados – 2 June, 2016 The Atlantis Hotel & Restaurant a boutique hotel located on the rugged and majestic, east coast of Barbados today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.  

 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.” 

 

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

 

-Ends-

 

 

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

 

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: 

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com(including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.

 

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

 

For more information, please contact Melissa Chalbaud, Sales & Marketing Manager at melissa.chalbaud@littlegoodharbourbarbados.com

Eat Your Way Around Barbados

26 January 2016 . By The Telegrapg - Annie Richardson
Pin It
  Share This On: Facebook Twitter SEE ALL

Restaurant guide: eat your way around Barbados

Tuck in to flavourful Bajan-inspired food across the island from lavish high-end restaurants to in-the-know local favourites

 
Plate of sauteed scallops, on a large white plate, micro herbs around scallops
Fine dining experience: book in at The Cliff for a memorable meal 
 

Food in Barbabos is as vibrant as the island and its people. And that doesn’t just apply to typical tasty Bajan food. Virtually every style of cuisine seems to be available in hundreds of restaurants, yet every dish seems to have been given a power boost in terms of flavour. 

This is down not only to the local produce – ripe, sweet fruit and veg and super-fresh fish in particular – but the chefs, who just love to experiment with different combinations of ingredients and spices. 

A number of chic restaurants in idyllic seaside settings command a lavish budget, but there are plenty of mid-range options and others that are excellent value. 

Here are some suggestions but you really can’t go too far wrong in Barbados. And don’t forget to try the nectar from one of Barbados’ four rum distilleries. 

 

West coast

Starting at the top end, The Fish Pot is in an old fort and serves up catches that come in to the neighbouring fishing community at Six Men’s Bay. The chef cleverly brings out the natural flavours and the setting is a delight. 

There’s more seafood at the rustic, homely Fisherman’s Pub in the pleasingly ramshackle Speightstown, along with grilled chicken with rice ’n’ peas. 

Nearby Juma’s combines Caribbean, French and Thai cuisines and has an inviting three-course menu that could include flying fish pate followed by thai green curry and rum and raisin cheesecake. 

At the eponymous restaurant on the beach at Mullins, you can sample fish cakes, steaks and salads looking out over a classic scene of palms and powder-blue water. 

Heading down into Holetown, you’re spoilt for choice. Sea Cat does British-style cod and chips, but you should go local and try amberjack, grouper or barracuda – or ask for a platter if you can’t decide. 

Plate of crepes with sauce, and garnishes on white plate

Upmarket Nishi presents top-class sushi and sashimi as well as bistrostyle main dishes. 

A little further south you enter the zone of glamorous waterside restaurants frequented by celebrities. 

Cin Cin by the Sea and Daphne’s are great but if you want one very special experience while in Barbados, book in at The Cliff. It’s pricey, so make the most of your evening by turning up to watch the sunset with a cocktail on the wooden terrace, overlooking the cutest little cove on the island, before taking your seat for dinner. 

Bridgetown sometimes gets overlooked for a foodie night out but there’s a decent selection of eateries here. Waterfront Café on the quayside is a good bet for succulent shrimps and live music and is apparently a favourite of Rihanna. 

It’s easy to work out what Lobster Alive offers at the top end of Carlisle Bay. The spiny crustaceans in the tank are flown in live from the Grenadines by the restaurant’s owner on his private plane. A medium lobster, enough for two, will set you back about £45. 

 

South coast 

A perennial hotspot in Barbados’ south is Champers, where generous portions of quality meat and fish – and divine desserts – can be enjoyed on the terrace above the waves. It won’t break the bank either. 

Tapas is making a name for itself with a choice of small dishes such as calamari and ceviche, as the name implies, or bigger plates of grub including West Indian curry. 

Blakey’s on the Boardwalk is reliable for gourmet burgers and hunks of grilled fish, while for lighter fare visitors are raving about the waffles and paninis at Bliss Café. 

The combination of Caribbean and Japanese cuisine at Naru (jerk spring rolls?) sounds odd but it is receiving great reviews. Plenty of thought has gone into the design of the restaurant, which is right beside the seaside boardwalk. 

There’s satisfying value at Shakers Bar & Grill, where a plate of catch-of-the- day in batter with chips and trimmings will cost less than £9. Washed down with a chilled Banks beer, that’s a tasty lunch. 

Harlequin is a St Lawrence Gap favourite, with tables out on the deck, jazzy background music and a menu that features meaty king fish, tangy pork chops and pasta dishes. 

Man and woman laugh togethe holding beersFor traditional Bajan fayre, the “fish fry” at Oistins is a must. 

At the east end of the south coast, near Crane Beach, is a modern take on the Bajan rum shop: Marco Polo. It offers a collection of classic dishes ranging from grilled mahi mahi to lasagne (it’s run by British expats), with locally-sourced ingredients. There’s a short but well-chosen wine list. 

 

East coast 

The wild east coast of Barbados inevitably has less choice, but the settings can be magical. 

The Round House, a historic inn, looks down on the palm-fringed shore of Bathsheba and has been going for more than a century. The coconut shrimp with vodka-lime sauce is recommended, as are the grilled fish sandwiches. 

Open to non-residents, the restaurant at The Atlantis hotel on Tent Bay is charming. It is well known for the West Indian buffet served on Wednesday and Sunday lunchtimes, though the a la carte menu is worth a look too. 

Casual Dina’s Bar & Café is relaxing with fishy staples, a house-special macaroni pie and friendly service. 

 

And in the middle… 

Much of central Barbados is rural but there are a couple of hidden gems here. Visit the lovely 17th-century Sunbury Plantation House and its horse-drawn carriage collection then dine on calypso chicken or a choice of fish. The Sunday buffet lunch is something of an institution. 

Drive around the lanes of inner Barbados and you may come across Judy’s Watering Hole at a crossroads. One of the most revered rum shops, it is perfectly placed for grabbing a box of grilled chicken, rice and okra along with a cool beer. 

• Find out more about visiting Barbados at visitbarbados.co.uk

East Coast Nature Walk

11 November 2015
Pin It
  Share This On: Facebook Twitter SEE ALL

Barbados is more than just a sea, sun and sand destination!

In 1881, a railway was opened offering a service from the east coast of Barbados to Bridgetown. Primarily used for the transportation of sugar, produce as well as passenger services, the train ran for approximately 53 years with various stops and starts due to maintenance issues as a result of the salty sea spray from the Atlantis Ocean and changing Management several times. 

The Atlantis Hotel was one of the first hotels on the island as a result of the train service as it provided a "staycation" opportunity for "city dwellers" to escape to the rugged and peaceful east coast of the island.

Atlantis Hotel circa 1883

Discover more of the history and untouched beauty of the east coast of Barbados on our weekly, East Coast Nature Walk. 

Enjoy a guided tour from Bath Beach to Tent Bay along the old railway tracks followed by a Welcome Drink on arrival at The Atlantis Hotel followed by our famous, West Indian Buffet Lunch.

The tour is available every Wednesday starting at 9.30am. The cost is US$75 per person and includes transfers to and from your hotel, the guided tour, lunch and use of the hotel pool and loungers. Moderate fitness recommended as the hike is approximately 2 hours long.

Stunning Views!

Contact The Atlantis Hotel at enquiry@atlantishotelbarbados.com or call (246) 433-9445 to make your booking!

 

10 of the World's Best Surf Resorts

21 October 2015 . By Lovin Trends
Pin It
  Share This On: Facebook Twitter SEE ALL

Atlantis is #5 and we couldn't agree more!

 

10 of the World's Best Surf Resorts

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.09.45
 

Check out these awesome surf resorts. All worth adding to the bucket list. Some you have to save up for and some are possible with a cheap flight and a few quid. We selected a few beauties for you to think about. 

1. Wavepark Surf Resort, Mentawais

Set Up: It’s all in the name, a wavepark created by nature! A small island all to yourself in the tropical Mentawais in Indonesia. 

Surf: Only 12 guests are allowed stay on the Island at any one time and its waves are exclusive to guests only. There are 26 different types of waves from fun beginner to challenging to absolute charging waves. Book me in please.

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.20.37
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.20.29
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.28.10

2. Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort, Maldives

Set Up: This islands name Lohi Fushi means the island of white gold! This place is pure heaven, surrounded by white sand and the clearest water you have ever seen. 

Surf: World class Lohi’s left is right in front of the resort while another 10 breaks are within a short boat ride. To keep the crowds down in the surf they only allow 45 people on the island. Stay off my wave number 46!

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.34.24
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.34.17
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.34.10
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.34.01

3. Tavarua, Fiji

Set up: This is the love heart shaped island that you have probably seen a thousand times on Instagram and always thought it was photoshopped. Well it’s not! Tavarua Island has only 16 private beachfront houses so it is never crowded. Look paradise up in the dictionary and it will probably say Tavarua! 

Surf: Home to ‘Cloudbreak’, one of the top 5 waves in the world. And is surrounded by 7 other unique waves from ‘Kiddieland’ for beginners to more advanced spots such as the 200 metre long ‘Restaurants’! A surfers paradise.

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.36.04
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.35.57
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.35.51
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.35.43

4. Paradise Plage, Morocco

Set up: Close to Europe, THE place for warm surf in winter. Built right on a surf beach by Morocco’s answer to Richard Branson whose passion happens to be surfing. Also known for its excellent Moroccan cuisine and one of the best Spa set ups in Europe.

Surf: On a Beginner/Intermediate break and in the middle of Morocco and arguably Europe’s best surf. 10km’s of different surf breaks for all levels including the world famous surf spots Killers and Anchor Point.

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.39.37
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.39.31
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.39.23
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.39.15

5. The Atlantis Hotel, Barbados

Set up: Small boutique lodge with 8 rooms overlooking a beautiful sandy beach in the East Coast of Barbados. Year round sunshine and turquoise water!

Surf: ‘Soup Bowl’ is the islands most famous waves and it is 100 metres from the hotel. It almost always has waves and is great fun and can be epic on its day. Kelly Slater has said it is in his top 3 favourite waves. Plus the island is only 22kms across so there are dozens more waves close by. Slater check out my backside 360!

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.43.12
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.43.05
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.43.00
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.42.04

6. Castillo de Pavones, Costa Rica

Set Up: Castillo means Castle and this is a Castle in the trees with an amazing view of the surf. Located in the off the beaten track town of Pavones on the South West coast, surrounded by luscious rainforest on one side and pumping surf on the other!

Surf: The Pavones wave is considered to be the longest wave in the world. It runs for 1km and has been surfed for 2 and a half minutes, the same amount of time you have to make a cup of tea during Eastenders ad break! 

More info here

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.46.59
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.46.52
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-16.46.32

7. Mukul Resort, Nicaragua

Set Up: This place is nothing short of breathtaking. 37 Private villas surrounded by lush tropical forest and a beautiful private beach. 

Surf: Manzillo Point, a private surf break right in front of the resort, which has different peaks for advanced to beginners. There are 15 different waves types close by in what is one of Central Americas best surf areas. Nicaragua I need you!

More info here

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.09.53
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.09.45
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.09.39
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.09.29

8. Hotel Komune, Bali

Set Up: 66 rooms spread overlooking the spectacular ‘Keramas’, one of Bali’s best waves. Located on the quieter East Coast of Bali, a true surf hotel, and often full of Australian pros. 

Surf: Keramas, a year round wave that is more suited to advanced surfers. The wave is long and lots of fun! You are also within walking distance of plenty of other breaks and 45 minutes drive from Kuta.

More info here

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.14.36
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.14.29
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.14.22
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.14.15

9. Kandui Villas, Mentawai Islands

Set Up: It calls itself “The Worlds Premier Luxury Surf Resorts” and it is easy to see why. The resorts has an infinity pool that looks out onto the beach, luxury spa facilities and with 12 Eco-friendly Umas (beach houses) will never be overcrowded.

Surf: The Mentawais is arguably the best place in the world to surf and the waves selection around Kandui are world class. It is in the area called ‘Playgrounds’ and has 20 plus waves surrounding the island, all accessible via the resorts speed boat.

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.20.13
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.20.07
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.20.00
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.19.53

10. The Helios Beach Houses, Ericeira, Portugal

Set Up: Three bungalows on arguably Portugal’s most reliable surf beach Foz do Lizandro. The bungalows are just above the beautiful sandy beach looking out onto a stunning valley. If you want a quick break to Europe this is a peaceful paradise in one of Europe’s most beautiful surf towns. 

Surf: Foz do Lizandro suits all surf standards. In the winter with big swells it doesn’t work so well but from April to October it has some of the best beginner to advanced surf in Europe. And if you are very advanced and looking for fast barrelling surf then Coxos, one of Europes best waves, is just up the road. Ericeira is one of only 8 areas in the world to be given status as a World Surf Reserve due to its abundance of surf breaks, all within 10 kms of each other! 

More info here.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.22.41
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.22.32
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.22.25
Screen-Shot-2015-10-16-at-17.22.18

Thanks to Surfholidays.com for the images and information.

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

 

The Future Of Mobile And The World In General 

NEXT ARTICLE

 

One For The Kids - Airline Paints One Of It's Jets In "Frozen" Movie Theme

Review by The Telegraph UK

12 October 2015
Pin It
  Share This On: Facebook Twitter SEE ALL

The Atlantis hotel, Barbados: review

Tent Bay, St Joseph, Barbados.Show on map

The Atlantis, in the Caribbean, is a Barbados hotel offering colonial-chic decor, friendly service and renowned Bajan buffet lunches.

Expert Rating

8/10
Rooms from £120
 
 
The Atlantis, Barbados: hotel review
 

Rooms are elegant, understated and comfy

 
 
Destination expert

Fred Mawer lives with his family in Bath. His travels take him to the Caribbean every year, and he has been writing about the islands for the Daily Telegraph and other publications for more than 15 years.

 

Why go?

Dating from the 19th century, this historic seaside property on the undeveloped and beautiful east coast reopened a few years ago after being rebuilt and revamped with a stylish neo-colonial look.

Best hotels in Barbados

Location 

7/10

The hotel lies in the seaside hamlet of Tent Bay. Locals tend to fishing boats in various states of repair in the boatyard yards away. A seaside path takes you to the striking, sandy, surfers' beach at Bathsheba in the next bay in ten minutes. Bear in mind that it's very quiet out on the east coast, especially in the evenings. 

 

Style/character 

8/10

Think colonial chic, with white shutters, darkly polished pine floorboards, photos of Barbados of yesteryear, and yachting prints. Outside, there's a decent sized, kidney-shaped swimming pool. Both the restaurant and rooms are popular weekend boltholes with locals. 

 

Service

7/10

Very willing. The hotel is owned and run in hands-on fashion by Andrew Warden, a friendly Aussie who also has the well-regarded Little Good Harbour and Fish Pot restaurant on the west coast. 

 

Rooms

8/10

Ten in all - elegant, understated, comfy, some with four-poster beds. Several bedrooms look directly out to the ocean through French windows, with the bed aligned with the view, but note that as there are no curtains on the windows, in these rooms you are likely to wake up very early. While rooms in the main building are without a terrace or balcony, two large apartments in a next-door building have their own outdoor spaces, with rocking chairs. 

 

Food & drink 

7/10

The Atlantis has long been famous for its Bajan buffet lunches - and it's keeping the tradition going on Wednesdays and Sundays. Otherwise, there's a mix of appealing international and local dishes on offer, and prices are reasonable for Barbados. Lunchtimes attract day-trippers, and are generally much busier than evenings. 

 

Value for money 

9/10

Double rooms from £120, including breakfast. Accommodation this stylish would cost much more elsewhere on the island. Stay for five nights, and the fifth night is free. Free Wi-Fi is available. 

 

Access for guests with disabilities?

 

No. 

 

Family friendly?

 

Yes - though beaches on the island's other coasts are a lot more appealing to children. 

 
 
Guest Reviews

The Perfect Place To Get Windswept

This hotel is slightly off the beaten track but an ideal base for those who want to spend a few days in peace and quiet. Not much of a beach and swimming in the sea not advised unless of course you enjoy surfing, in which case you are in heaven! The hotel has its own pool and a lovely restaurant with stunning views of the Atlantic coast.

maxhill - United Kingdom
News