Though not all-inclusive, Accra Beach Hotel & Spa is one of the very best values in Barbados (the TripValue here is +5, which is excellent); it caters well to both couples and families with a great location along laid-back Rockley Beach on the South Coast, spacious rooms, a nice spa, and an excellent selection of off-site shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The rooms are somewhat basic and dated (although they were recently refreshed, they weren’t completely renovated), on-site activities are almost non-existent, and the fitness center is a little cramped with limited equipment; but the property offers a nice beach area with white sand and more space than most on the island, an expansive central swimming pool area with a large swim-up bar, a small adults-only pool, two upscale restaurants plus a more casual buffet, a kids club for ages 4-11, and quality overall service. The spa is quite good for a resort in this price range; it offers six treatment rooms, massages, Chakra Ceremony wraps using spices and Barbadian cane sugar, and the spa’s signature Chakra Organics product line – which leverages local organic ingredients. Rooms come with balconies with ocean or pool views (in most), flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges; some have jacuzzi tubs. Activities include weekly managers’ cocktail parties, karaoke, and sailing. Downtown Bridgetown, the capital, is about a 10-minute bus ride away (the bus stops at the hotel).
All travelers to Barbados are required to present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at a an accredited or recognized laboratory within three days prior to arrival. It is also necessary to complete your on-line immigration and customs form by going to www.travelform.gov.bb. The form should be completed 24 hours prior to arrival, and preferably include the upload of your negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Travelers will be required to retest with a COVID-19 PCR test 5 days (120 hours) after their arrival in the country. If the result of that second PCR test is negative, that traveler can now enjoy unrestricted movement to public spaces (including the beach). Guests from High and Medium Category countries (which currently includes the UK, the US and Canada) must quarantine in their rooms until the second test is negative.