PHOTO: Lone Star Hotel

The 6 Best Hotels in Barbados for a "Hip" Trip

Jane Zarem | January 10, 2018

Some of these “hip” hotels are for adults only, and some welcome families… but all seem cooler than cool due to their design or the atmosphere that they evoke. These are the best boutique hotels in Barbados.

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South Beach Hotel

Why it made the list

Having to cross a footbridge over a 110-foot-long lap pool to enter the hotel’s sleek lobby sets the stage. Suites are modern and decorated with cool white walls, off-white flooring, and white furniture. Think of a Miami Beach vibe on the south coast of Barbados.

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Ocean Two

Why it made the list

Style is key here, and that becomes evident as soon as you enter the lobby of this high-rise hotel. The furnishings are contemporary, the artwork is modern, and the undulating pool is 150 feet long. Very cool, indeed.

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The SoCo Hotel

Why it made the list

It has only 24 rooms, it’s for adults only, and the modern-minimalist design, contemporary furnishings, and cool attitude borrow from Miami’s "hip" South Beach. The well-regarded restaurant has an open kitchen and a beach view. Best of all, it’s all-inclusive.

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Port St. Charles

Why it made the list

Who doesn’t think mingling with the yachting set is a “hip” vacation? Beautiful, spacious villas surround a tranquil lagoon, and each unit has its own berth—in case you bring on your own boat. Mega-yachts, however, tie up at the yacht club on a connected island—where, of course, you can have a meal and a swim.

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The House

Why it made the list

Making The House your home is the objective, and it would definitely be lovely to have a home like this—especially with someone to provide a complimentary “jet lag” massage upon arrival! Casual yet sophisticated equals hip, in this case.

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Lone Star Hotel

Why it made the list

To start with, it used to be a gas station! And each of the six snazzy guestrooms is named for a classic car: Buick, Studebaker, and so on. The fact that celebrities have discovered the Lone Star—and it’s fab beachfront restaurant—doesn’t hurt, either.

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