Yellow Bird Hotel: Barbados

Budget friendly, highly praised and value for money

I’m a stickler for reviews, Trip Adviser etc…and was really impressed with the overwhelming positive feedback on the Yellow Bird Hotel Barbados.

Furthermore, it’s very reasonably priced in comparison to the big east/west coast, all-inclusive resorts.

If you’re on a tight budget, or want to claw back more money for spending, you could easily spend your entire holiday using this (or similar) hotel as your base.

Alternatively, mix it up to get a taste different parts of the island.

Whether you can afford it or not, all inclusive deals do not always give you best value for money. If you’re in an area with plenty of local places to eat, why not put more of your money in the hands of local businesses and sample more of the culture, cuisine and community of the country you are visiting?

This was my first time ‘not’ staying in a big ‘all inclusive’ style hotel and, well, sometimes less really is more!

My top things about The Yellow Bird Hotel Barbados:

  1. Location, location, location!!  Right at the start of  St Lawrence Gap – a lively down to earth side of Barbados, with easy access to Dover beach
  2. A short bus ride into Bridgetown
  3. A short drive from Oistins
  4. Great for people watching!
  5. Gorgeous balcony sea views, and stunning sunsets
  6. Small, friendly and family run (a nice contrast from being in a giant hotel with hundreds of people)
  7. Fully equipped kitchen and clean modern decor
  8. Relatively more affordable than the bigger hotels on the west coast

Tip: if you’re planning on self catering – head up to one of the bigger and better priced supermarkets, towards Bridgetown (rather than the small one’s in St Lawrence Gap, the bigger supermarkets will give you more for your money!

A special shout out

The staff here were all very helpful and friendly – though I must point out the lovely ‘Sonia’ who maintained our rooms with smiles and helpful advice along the way, never too busy to stop and say hello  – even when she was tired and working beyond her normal hours in order to support the business and guests during an unexpected ‘water cut’ – carrying large heavy containers of water up to guests rooms…..that’s another story, anyway – a huge and heartfelt thank you Sonia.

Any downsides – not really 😊

The staff are strong!

Rooms are on three  upper floors but there are no lifts – the hotel staff were strong enough to carry my baggage up the stairs, but I still felt bad because my cases normally feel like they’re full of bricks!

I would highly recommend Yellow Bird and would certainly stay there again.


Good morning Barbados…



Fresh vibrant rooms





Delicious breakfasts, flying fish is always on the menu!




No greasy food – perfect





We booked all our excursions from the very friendly reception desk staff – they’re also really good at recommending things to do, as they’ve sampled most it themselves! The staff were very honest  – e.g. about new excursions that they hadn’t tried yet – rather than just trying in vain to get you to book – much appreciated.



Early in the morning seemed like the best time to go for a swim here, as the tide is out and you can wade quite far out in the shallow waters.


10 days straight and I never once grew tired of the view from my room and the sunsets are priceless.




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