With rock-bottom rates and a nice beach, the Dover Beach Hotel is conveniently located in the St. Lawrence Gap (which is known in Barbados for its bars, restaurants, shops, and nightlife). With a tranquil atmosphere, it’s a solid value, especially for couples. The pool is small and unimpressive, the rooms are very basic and dated (not surprising considering the price point) and some have lackluster views, the fitness center is small and cramped, common beach resort amenities such as a swim-up bar and live entertainment are missing here, the ocean can be a little rough for swimming at times, and the only on-site restaurant/bar has a very limited menu; but the property offers a nice white-sand beach (the main highlight other than the St. Lawrence Gap location, this factor upgrades the Overall Beach Resort Rating from the lower C range to the lower B range), a small spa, a nice sundeck overlooking the ocean with great sunset vistas, and a babysitting service. Rooms come with king or twin beds, kitchenettes, and air conditioning; most have balconies or terraces and some have ocean views. Activities include sailing, kite surfing, and a daily happy hour at the bar; surfing and body surfing are also possible. An excellent selection of off-site shops and restaurants is available within easy walking distance.
All travelers to Barbados are required to present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at a an accredited or recognized laboratory within three days prior to arrival. It is also necessary to complete your on-line immigration and customs form by going to www.travelform.gov.bb. The form should be completed 24 hours prior to arrival, and preferably include the upload of your negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Travelers will be required to retest with a COVID-19 PCR test 5 days (120 hours) after their arrival in the country. If the result of that second PCR test is negative, that traveler can now enjoy unrestricted movement to public spaces (including the beach). Guests from High and Medium Category countries (which currently includes the UK, the US and Canada) must quarantine in their rooms until the second test is negative.