The Hilton Barbados
This Eastern Caribbean island, traditionally
favored by Europeans, has seen its share of Americans since the
Hilton Barbados opened in June.
The hotel is easy to like, and not just because of the flawless
service. It sits on a peninsula, so all 350 rooms have ocean views.
Meeting space is plentiful (10,000 square feet), convenient and set
apart from the rest of the hotel. A spa debuts in late 2006. Hotel
dining is excellent, though for variation, investigate St. Lawrence
Gap, the island’s restaurant and nightlife epicenter.
Elsewhere on the island, the all-inclusive Almond Resorts
assumes management of the 300-room Casuarina Beach Resort in early
2006, and Almond Beach Village is adding 170 rooms, bringing the
total to 500 by late 2006.