One of the more affordable all-inclusive options in Barbados, the boutique Island Inn Hotel is located in the Garrison Historic Area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former location of the British Military headquarters in the Caribbean) and caters best to couples. The beach is across the street, the pool is small and lackluster (and has cramped patio space surrounding it; these factors have a strong negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, lowering it from the lower B range to the upper C range), there’s just one on-site restaurant (which is well below average in terms of variety for an all-inclusive), the rooms are fairly basic, there are complaints about mosquitoes, and the fitness center is as bare bones as it gets (with just a couple of pieces of equipment); but the property offers a relatively quiet atmosphere, traditional English tea each afternoon, and a good selection of off-site bars and restaurants within walking distance. Pebbles Beach is quite nice, with beautiful white sand; but again, the fact that it’s across the street strongly influences the Beach Quality score. Rooms come with flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee makers, daily housekeeping, beach towels, and air conditioning. Activities on-site and in the immediate vicinity include scuba diving and snorkeling via Barbados Blue Water Sports or GFish (both are nearby), horseback riding (nearby), jet skiing, parasailing, swimming with sea turtles, and stand-up paddleboarding yoga classes.
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.