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Family Family Suites

  • All suite accommodation
  • Family friendly with exceptional service
  • Located on beautiful Maxwell Beach
  • Wide range of water sports and activities

Bougainvillea has a first-class location on the south coast, close to many of the islands attractions. Located on one end of picturesque Maxwell Beach, with over 350 metres of white sandy beachfront, and crystal clear turquoise waters. Not far from popular spots like St Lawrence Gap and Oistins, where you can find a real feel of Barbados. This beautiful resort puts you in a tropical environment that's perfect for relaxing, surrounded by lush greenery, waterfalls and rock pools and of course lots of stunning bougainvillea.

The ambiance is relaxed, so enjoys days unwinding by one of the three pools, sipping a refreshing cocktail at the swim-up bar and soaking up the sunshine. For the more active, there’s plenty of fantastic water sports to keep you entertained, or you could indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the Karma Spa and Salon.

This is a super family-friendly hotel – kids have their own club with activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and games, and there's also a games room with everything from air hockey to table tennis.

There is a variety of suite options to choose from. All are fresh with muted white and beige tones and splashes of brightly-coloured Caribbean artwork, and all have a welll-equipped full kitchen or kitchenette.


Bars & Restaurants

Calabash Cafe

The Calabash Café is Bougainvillea's main restaurant. Its casual and stylishly simple and is directly behind the beach. Breakfast buffets are generous, offering a range of continental options, made to order omelettes and pancakes with all the toppings. Dishes on the dinner menu are inspired by Caribbean and international flavours.In the evenings the food is a mix of Caribbean and international fare, and portions are very generous.

Pool Bar

  • Pool bar- enjoy refreshing cocktails and try the local Banks beer at this swim-up pool bar.

Beach & Pools

Swimming pools

There are three swimming pools to choose from. The  lap pool is ideal for swimming, while the meandering waterfall pool is just perfect for kids! For adults seeking out a lazy afternoon with cocktails or soaking up the sun, there's no better spot than the third pool with a swim up pool bar.

Activities & Entertainment

Games Room

For older children the games room has air hockey, pool, table tennis, foosball, mini basketball and a 57" flat screen so you don't miss any the big games. Video games and a current DVD library are also available.


Karma Fitness Center

Karma Fitness Centre is air-conditioned and well equipped with the latest cardiovascular and strength training machines, including free weights, stair climbers, weight machines, treadmills, elliptical cross training machines and exercise balls. Available between 6am-6pm daily for guests over 16 years of age.

Karma Spa and Salon

Karma Spa and Salon uses the award winning skincare line, Elemis. The team of therapists offer a range of services from private and couples' massage treatments, renewing facials and scrubs, to manicures and pedicures. The salon offers a full hair care service featuring top of the line hair products

Kids Club and Babysitting

The exciting kids' club promotes fun activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling, board games, dress up and beach games. The kids’ club is aimed at children who are 3 to 12 years old (although it only operates when a minimum of three children attend).

Available Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.00pm Babysitting can be arranged outside these times


From windsurfing, kite surfing and paddle boarding to kayaks and snorkelling, there is everything you need for a great day at the beach. Now, you can also set sail with Captain Corey aboard our new six seater Hobie Getaway - a 17 foot Hobie Cat guaranteed to provide hours of fun for all.

  • The Water sports Hut is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Snorkelling equipment, kayaks, boogie boards and paddle boards are complimentary.

About the location

Set on Barbados' south coast, St. Lawrence Gap probably ticks off every box on your Caribbean retreat wishlist. By day, relax on white-sand beaches and cool off with a spot of snorkelling (this area is packed with tropical fish), and when the sun goes down, embrace your inner Bajan with a night on the town. Make a beeline for The Gap (as hip as its nickname), a road lined with restaurants, rum shacks, and clubs. Tuck into a fresh fish supper, before ordering a rum punch or two and soaking up the atmosphere. For those who like to show off their moves, the nightclubs in the area play a variety of music genres, from reggae to dance. You’re only 10 minutes’ drive from Bridgetown, too, so exploring the island’s historic capital is nice and easy. 

Transfer time

Bougainvillea is located approx. 20 minutes from Barbados Airport
Junior Suite

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These spacious junior suites enjoy lovely views of the ocean, pools and / or gardens from the furnished balcony or terrace. Located on the west side of the resort, these welcoming suites feature a king bed, separate seating area, kitchenette with microwave, stove top, refrigerator, and private bathroom with elegant shower.

*Twin bed available on request.

One bedroom penthouse

Max 4 adults

For something extra special - opt for a one bedroom penthouse suite. These room are enormous, airy and have the most spectacular views. These welcoming suites feature a spacious bedroom with king bed, living room with sofa bed, private bathroom with elegant shower and Kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator.

130 sqm

One Bedroom Deluxe Suite

Max 4 adults

One bedroom deluxe suites enjoy delightful views of the ocean, pools and / or gardens from the furnished balcony or terrace. Furnished in a blend of cool Caribbean colours and soothing fabrics and textures with all the touches of home. Tthese spacious suites feature a king bed, living room with sofa bed, private bathroom with double vanity and elegant shower and kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator.

56 sqm

Deluxe Studio

Max 2 adults

Deluxe Studios have views of the ocean, pools and / or gardens from the furnished balcony or terrace. Located on the west side of the resort, these welcoming suites feature a king bed and private bathroom with elegant shower and kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and stove top. 

30 sqm

Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite

max 6 adults

Two bedroom suites are ideal for families who are wanting that extra space, and convenience of having a home from home. There is either a furnished balcony or terrace adding even more space and areas to enjoy. These fabulous suites can either have two separate bedrooms or they can be made up of a Deluxe One Bedroom Suite with connecting door to a Junior Suite. These suites feature two bedrooms with king beds or one king bed and one queen bed, living room with queen sofa bed, private bathroom with elegant shower and kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator. 

70 sqm

Two Bedroom Beachfront Luxury Suite

max 6 adults

A true home from home, in a fabulous location, with stunning oceans views from a selection of balconies and terraces. These welcoming suites feature a master bedroom with king bed, second private bedroom with king bed or one king bed and two double beds, living room with queen sofa bed, two bathrooms with elegant showers, and a kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator.

102 sqm

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A Barbadian. Family Holiday

S2798SYneils, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Jul 13 2024
Fantastic place to stay as a family. We have had a week here and are really sad to go back. The location is fabulous and you can literally roll out of bed and be on the beach. They are offer various...
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Five star experience, from a truly exceptional hotel.

Chez A,

Tripadvisor review Jul 11 2024
Bougainvillea is one of many hotels I have stayed at in during my numerous visits to the Barbados and I have to say that hands down it was one of the best experiences. Why do I say this? Every...
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