The resort is set amongst tropical gardens, on grounds sprawling several acres. It is a simple hotel with a friendly, down to earth feel. Overall, facilities at Almond Beach Club and Spa are well-maintained, but the resort is probably due for a few nips and tucks here and there (it was last renovated in 2008).
The buzz of activity centres on the resort's three pools and outdoor Jacuzzi. Most guests tend to gather here and grab a sun lounger on the adjacent lawns. The lovely gardens are bursting with coconut palm, flamboyant and pandanus trees, as well as colourful ginger lilies and the national flower, the Pride of Barbados.
Almond resorts are famous for providing a wealth of leisure activities to their guests and the Beach Club and Spa is no different. Active holidaymakers can try their hand at tennis, West Indian dance, yoga, ping pong, aerobics or volleyball. There is also a large, well-equipped gym (although some of the equipment itself is looking a bit worn out), and next to it, a steam room. For more laidback pursuits, head to a Bajan cooking class or take a shopping tour to the island's capital Bridgetown; the resort runs a free twice weekly shuttle bus. The highlight of the hotel however, is the spa, offering a range of treatments in a beautiful, tranquil setting decorated with local artwork and sculpture.