Skeetes Hill, Bridgetown
There are breathtaking sea views all over Barbados, and still, the one at Champers feels special. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows lining the dining hall, waves practically crash on the floor. The food, a mix of seafood and meat infused with Caribbean flavors, includes shrimp and mango salad, crab crepes, and an upscale take on the local classic, Bajan fried flying fish. Don’t miss the art gallery upstairs, which features a selection of pieces for sale from the island’s local talent.
Paynes Bay, Bridgetown
Once you book, you are assigned to someone that basically looks after you throughout your trip. Your ambassador will do everything from picking you up at the airport, to getting you a rum punch, to setting up ‘jet lag revival’ massages upon arrival and arranging private dinners on the beach. Complimentary ice cream (we hear the house rum raisin is pretty insane), water and fruit by the pool and champagne breakfasts are nice perks. It’s a small place with only a handful of rooms and is adults only—so best for a couple.