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Southern Palms Beach Club

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

great food/location but even better staff. Staff go out of their way to make you have a great stay they also very kindly upgraded us without us even asking as was think was quite at the time ,is very chilled there ,lovely beach, would defo go back

We are just back from two weeks in paradise! Amazing location situated right on the beach. Suite was luxurious! Bed was huge! Everywhere was immaculately clean and the only thing warmer than the weather was the welcome we received from all the staff! Food was pretty amazing too! Nothing was too much trouble! Would recommend this place to anyone and intend going back in the future. Thanks to all!

We have visited Southern Palms several times now and cannot wait to go back again next year. Wonderful location on the best beach that has an amazing cooling breeze. Fantastic rooms,great staff very well managed. Great location right on the beach.

We stayed here a week and we did not want to leave. Beautiful hotel with a restaurant beach front and two swimming pool. Free ping pong, mini golf and gym. Really nice beach even if the sea is a bit wavy in this area. Really nice staff too. We will hopefully come back!!

This is a small hotel which has a family feel. The hotel is in a beautiful location, just 10 minutes walk from the main part of St Lawrence Gap. The beach is beautiful with white sand and plenty of shade is provided by the well cared for tress. The sea can be a little choppy but the beach does not have as many pebbles as other beaches in Barbados. The staff in the hotel were always friendly and polite. There were a lot of returners staying at the time we visited which did lead to a slightly older and quieter feel to the hotel. The bar was only open until 11 on most nights. I would stay here again if I was visiting that part of the island.

My wife and I can't say enough about the Southern Palms. It's an older hotel, but beautifully maintained. The grounds are beautiful and our room was very clean and well maintained. The staff throughout, including front desk, house keeping, security and restaurant, were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very conveniently located. In addition to the hotel restaurant, which has a great breakfast buffet, there are several places to get a great local meal just a short walk (like 3 minutes) from the hotel and there is a convenience store directly across the street. I was also very happy to find a coffee bar directly across from the hotel, which I enjoyed patronizing once the sun went down. The hotel also has an incredible beach front. It's probably the largest hotel beach front we've ever seen. The sand is smooth and comfortable to walk on. Overall, we loved our stay in Barbados and loved the Southern Palms. We very seldom visit the same place twice because we like trying new places, but we are seriously thinking about going back to the Southern Palms.

Booked this holiday through Virgin Holidays over a year ago because of a recommendation from our travel agent. She told us that a lot of people return year after year because of the location and how friendly the staff are. When we arrived we had a few teething issues with room booking complications but was soon sorted. As soon as we walked into the lobby it was like looking at a windows screensaver, it was beautiful even though it was raining when we arrived. First impressions of the room was better than I imagined as had previously seen photos of outdated old fashioned rooms but ours looked as though it had been refurbished and was not too modern to lose feeling but still felt traditional. Our bed was huge even though it was two pushed together you couldn’t feel the gap. Every morning we went down for breakfast either in the hotel or across the road. The hotel had a good selection of food for breakfast and was very impressed with the choice. As we were there for our wedding we scheduled a meeting with our wedding planner Jenni who was fantastic and ran us through the procedure. All I can say was the whole day ran so smooth without any glitches or minor issues it was perfect. I definitely recommend anyone to come here to marry. Bar staff were very attentive and made a good selection of drinks. A water dispenser is provided throughout the day with lemon water in which is very refreshing after sunbathing. As it was coming to the end of season our pool was so empty it was lovely having it all to ourselves some days and then having the opportunity to go onto the beach 20 seconds later. The pool area leads directly onto the beach which is fab. The hotel is located in a perfect area on the gap and the only noise you can hear is either from the steel drums band that play or the evening entertainment ending at 2330. Food was good, staff were extremely helpful and our wedding was so amazing I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you Southern Palms for an amazing stay. Will definitely be returning.

Stayed here for 7 nights but wish we had booked 10 or more. Everything about the hotel makes for a completely relaxing time. It's just a few steps from the hotel grounds to the pristine white sandy beach. Just pick your palm tree, lay out your beach lounger and drift away listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. However, for the duration of our stay the red flags were flying on the beach, which meant that it was not safe to enter the water, but the hotel pool is also a great place to cool off. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are cleaned daily. Our room (217) had a large balcony overlooking the pool with a view of the sea beyond. The hotel bar has great views of the ocean and is the perfect place to chill out (happy hour 6 to 7 pm) but there are a number of bars within easy walking distance too. The Steak and Grill bar, opposite the hotel and Happy Days, a few yards further down the road, are worth a visit. There are also numerous bars and restaurants further along the Gap. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to return again very soon. Many thanks to all the staff at the Southern Palms.

So excited about my first trip to Barbados, Kept looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor about Southern Palms and was excited even more.. The photos, the staff reviews etc, it all seemed amazing.... And it was PERFECT! Upon arrival we were met at the door and we checked in, and the staff helped us with the baggage to our rooms, they were polite, welcoming and I knew I was going to love the hotel! The room was a perfect temperature, nice large TV on the wall and plenty guide books to help us along the way.. Extremely comfortable and huge bed, so relaxing even away from the Sun was amazing. The hotel is literally a few steps away from the beach, and literally only a few steps! Someone described to me Barbados was like a “Windows Screensaver”and the beach was that image! A image in my mind I’ll never forget. I wanted one memory even before I left and it was to see a turtle in its natural habitat, I saw dozens swimming on the shoreline, and even one baby one on the beach on my second day, There’s even turtles in the hotels water feature/pond! The beach with white sand and the perfect turquoise waters.. The Free WiFi even reaches the beach too. The staff - Seriously the politest people, most friendly and helpful staff you can imagine, nothing was too much for them. I had extremely bad sunburnt feet (Remember me now) but all the staff everyday asked after me, and one (Chad) even went out to get me fresh Aleo Vera for me which worked a treat. Jacqueline from restaurant was also very friendly, kind and came over everyday to ask how I was doing. Food - The food was fantastic, if you’re Bed & Breakfast and like a good “English” breakfast then it’s perfect, Sausage and bacon and eggs cooked to order, continental breakfast too, fresh fruit, toast, muffins, croissants etc all available daily Hotel - It’s pink, you can’t miss it, With pool, good priced bar looking into the sea, entertainment and a lovely bar menu throughout the day There’s literally so much positivity about this hotel I can’t explain.. I’ve had a wonderful time.. Thank You Chris, Room 220 (Burnt feet guy) x

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Southern Palms Beach Club Hotel in St Lawrence Gap,Barbados. This was our second visit and I am pleased to say it has not changed at all.It is what is, a slightly older hotel which would benefit from a makeover but you have to remember it is only a three star rating so some things are somewhat dated.The rooms are fine,on the large side as are the beds (which are very comfortable).The bathrooms could do with an update but everything worked and there was always hot water and the shower had sufficient power to do the job.The big attraction for my wife and I (and many of the returning guests some 9 and 11 years) was the position with a thousand yard frontage of glorious clean sandy beach.This meant that the beach looked deserted every day,no fighting for space and loungers and parasols. The views from the beach bar area were breathtaking,a beautiful turquoise ocean where occasionally you might see a turtle or two.There is entertainment on some nights and the Sunday lunch is always a popular venue both with the hotel guests,locals and guests from other nearby hotels.However this is really a place to come and relax but if you want to explore the island, the bus service is cheap and excellent,particularly the Reggae bus.However there were a couple of negative comments which I have to make.1.The sunbeds around the pools need updating or the hotel needs to invest in a greater number of mattress toppers for the beds.There is a bar going across the width of the lounger which digs into your back making it quite painful to lie on. With very few mattress toppers available from the towel man this is a problem. It would be reasonable for the hotel tor request a deposit from guests for this facility which would be refunded on return of the mattress at the end of the holiday. 2). Waiting, bar staff and reception staff: the older staff were cheerful and very helpful. Particularly the dining room team under the lead of Maureen, who herself was a mine of information. However the younger members of the waiting team showed no enthusiasm for their work and during our stay there were many that never smiled or entered into any casual conversation with guests. They need reminding that a Caribbean holiday is expensive and guests want to feel the Barbados vibe, which the majority of the young staff did not exude. Having said all that, this is still one of our favorite hotels in Barbados and we both had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Three tips: take American dollars and change into Barbados dollars at reception, you get a much better rate. If you want to stock your fridge with your own drinks, take spirits out with you as spirits in Barbados are very expensive apart from dark rum (which is actually cheaper than a litre of milk). Unfortunately access to the duty free at Barbados Airport is only accessible on departure but strangely it is one of the cheapest duty free shops I have been in. There is always a plentiful supply of ice cubes and an ice bucket is available in your fridge. Register your interest in a mattress topper for your lounger on arrival with the towel man as there are very few and most get passed on from departing guest to newly arrived guest. To summarise: all in all a very good holiday at a lovely hotel with in the main friendly, helpful and cheerful staff. Give it a try, I think you will enjoy it. Most people do as shown by the numbers who return year after year.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Southern Palms Beach Club places you next to Dover Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Turtle Beach. This 24-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also a short walk from St. Lawrence Bay and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.


This resort serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 24 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Southern Palms Beach Club enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Ocean View - 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Ocean View - 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1077 reviews