Hotel Sea Breeze Hotel 3 star
Maxwell Coast Road, Maxwell Coast, Christchurch, Barbados Maxwell Coast, Barbados
Amy Adejokun Section editor

In our opinion one of the best hotels on the south coast, the Sea Breeze is a quality four star property fully deserving of its rating. With excellent dining facilities, comfortable accommodation and a range of fun activities to keep both the young and old occupied, the hotel is a good choice for all sorts of holidaymakers. It also benefits from a handy location between the vibrant centres of Oistins and St Lawrence Gap.

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    Location 3.0 /10

    Perched on Maxwell Beach and overlooking the lovely Oistins Bay, the Sea Breeze is halfway between the nightlife capital of St Lawrence Gap and the fishing village of Oistins, the latter the place to be on a Friday night. The hotel is about a 20 minute drive to Bridgetown and about 15 minutes to the Grantley Adams International Airport.

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    Accommodation at the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel is contained in a series of sandy coloured low-rise buildings with white balconies. There are three storeys of accommodation, those guests with mobility difficulties should ask for rooms on the lower floors due to there being no elevator access. The terraces of the ground floor rooms are equipped with curtains for better privacy, as some of these are right next to the common areas of the hotel.

    There are several room categories; ranging from standard and family standard rooms, to pool/garden view rooms, ocean view rooms, deluxe ocean view rooms and finally the larger 2 bedroom apartments. All rooms are immaculate, decorated in a tasteful Caribbean style and benefit from lots of natural light. While they are spacious, they are not especially enormous, unless you opt for the 2 bedroom suites. Some bathrooms were a tad on the small size, but we liked that all rooms have a roomy furnished balcony or terrace, plus iPod docking station. We loved the views from the deluxe ocean view rooms on the first and second floors (although there are deluxe ocean view rooms on the ground floor also). These rooms are found in a block towards the eastern perimeter of the property.

    Overview 8.95 /10

    You wouldn't think it when arriving at the Sea Breeze but there are only 78 rooms at the hotel, spread throughout 2.5 acres of perfectly manicured grounds. With a wide range of facilities catering to both adults and children, everything appears well-maintained, with the hotel most recently renovated in 2008.

    The large, open-air lobby decorated in contemporary Caribbean style offers a good first impression of the hotel and overlooks the adults-only pool, a medium sized free-form pool with water fountain feature. Couples will no doubt enjoy the day beds nestled in the spacious lawns that offer guests a bit more privacy, plus the alfresco Jacuzzis - there are three, elevated on a wooden deck next to the adults-only pool and overlooking the sea. Meanwhile, a second pool (where children are permitted) is found on the eastern side of the property, next to the Prezzo Beach Bar (see Food and Drink).

    For when you need to work off a week's worth of buffet lunches, sporty types can head to the well-equipped gym that also features a 42 inch LCD TV screen and Wii Fit. If you wish to bring the workout outdoors, there is a great games area only a few steps from the beach with badminton, volleyball, basketball and table tennis. At the time of our visit (November 2010), the hotel spa was undergoing refurbishment and was due for reopening in February 2011.

    The younger guest hasn't been forgotten either; Sea Breeze's kids' club is probably one of the best-equipped on the island! In a cute shack with candy coloured shutters, children can surf the Internet on the iMac computer, play with a selection of Wii games, and watch a special programme of kids' movies and TV shows on the 32 inch LCD TV. Of course, there are all the usual games and activities, the ones that don't require the latest technology...

    Food and drink 9.45 /10

    For a smallish hotel such as Sea Breeze, we were pleasantly surprised to discover three different restaurants on-site. The Mermaid is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day; lunch is always a buffet service, whereas dinner is a mix between buffet and à la carte services. This open-air restaurant takes full advantage of the spectacular views of Oistins Bay, with both indoor and outdoor tables. The buffet lunch is neatly presented and we tasted quite a variety of both fresh salads and hot dishes. The wooden columns and strategically placed white curtains add intimacy to a relaxed dining space. The piano lounge bar next door to Mermaid also tends to draw a crowd in the evening. Meanwhile, a separate lounge area found on a wooden deck is used for daily afternoon tea and at night, is transformed into a dance floor with DJ when the guest occupancy is high. During this time, there is some form of entertainment at the hotel every evening.

    Down by the beach, the Prezzo Beach Bar is open daily from 10:00am until 9:30pm for lunch, dinner or that mid-afternoon hunger craving. Right next to the family pool, Prezzo has a casual vibe and fantastic views of the beach, and serves up a variety of international cuisine. With its own pizza oven, Prezzo lets guests create their own pizza, an option that has so far proven to be very popular with diners.

    The jewel in the crown though, is Azul, Sea Breeze's new, gastronomic restaurant, which has already cultivated a loyal following. And no wonder; forget the cheap and cheerful pub grub of St Lawrence Gap, if you're looking for a gastronomic meal in a romantic setting then Azul is a convenient choice. The all inclusive meal plan allows guests to dine here twice during their stay. Open for dinner only, the décor is low-key Caribbean chic, with contemporary furnishings, a host of giant blue vases and urns and clever use of blue mood-lighting. A separate lounge area is a great place to sample the canapé menu and enjoy an aperitif, while the open grill allows diners to witness the chefs at work. Beside the fine food and intimate atmosphere, diners will no doubt delight in the view over Oistins Bay by night, with thousands of lights twinkling in the distance.

    Beach 8.95 /10

    The Sea Breeze makes the most of its beachfront location and actually boasts access to two separate beaches. One, which faces Oistins Bay, tends to be a hub of activity, while another, is quieter and secluded. The first beach has beach chairs, parasols and outdoor showers, and this is also where you'll find the water sports facility (non-motorised water sports only, free). Beach attendants serve this beach (drinks orders, cold towel service, etc.) from the nearby Prezzo Beach Bar. Mattresses for your sun lounger come at an extra charge except for those guests on the club room upgrade. The beach itself boasts white sands and dazzling turquoise waters and is a safe spot for swimming.


    To know

    The Sea Breeze Beach Hotel operates on an all inclusive meal plan which includes two meals at the Azul restaurant (but excludes top shelf alcohols).
    Free WIFI connection is only available to those guests who have purchased the club room upgrade. Otherwise, WIFI credits can be purchased according to the usage required.
    An on-site convenience store sells all the little things you may have forgotten to pack like toothpaste, deodorant and sun block, etc.
    Guests who upgrade to a club room package can reserve sun loungers and are entitled to mattresses for their loungers; they also receive a stocked mini bar twice a week, a catamaran cruise, and preferential seating and dining times at any of Sea Breeze's restaurants.


    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, massage, beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      fitness, badminton, basketball, sports, volleyball, kayak, sailing, surfing, dance, gym, tennis, golf, beach volley, water-polo

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room


    • Well maintained, modern accommodation and facilities
    • Beachfront
    • Azul fine dining restaurant
    • Practical south coast location


    • The pools are on the small side
    • Some rooms are a little walk from reception; others are on the third floor without elevator access

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonymous. Anonymous.  
      16 Opinions
      • Package deals in October 2010 Posted on 2011-08-02 Couple - 3 to 5 nights (Room with a view)

        Couples getaway last year, good resort on the south coast with an excellent gastronomic seaside restaurant (very romantic!)

      • Advantages

        Azul restaurant, the bright comfortable rooms and not too far from the bars of the Gap/Oistins.

      • Disavantages

        Beautiful beach but not a whole lot of room...

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      • Overall Score 7.83/10