What we love
With more of the same popping up all over, it's refreshing to find somewhere that's doing it a bit different. The Lone Star may be small but it's quirky and fun and doesn't take life to seriously, like the rest of Barbados.
Setting the scene
Formally a 1950s Texaco garage, The Lone Star Hotel and Restaurant is a favourite among celebrities for its idyllic location on the platinum coast and its buzzy yet laid back atmosphere. Designed with its retro roots in mind, each of the five suites is named after a car of that era. There is also the four-bed Beach House, which has the intimacy of a home, with the amenities and services of a hotel.
With rooms named after 1950s cars you can still feel the lingering vibe of old-school Barbados, which just adds to its charm and uniqueness. The 3 luxury suites are Cadillac, Buick and Studebaker, each with ocean views, beach fronted terrace and dining area. Corvette and Shelby are the deluxe garden suites, each with garden terraces and direct access to the beach.
The Gazebo seats up to 8 people, or for larger bookings they can offer sea-front deck seating for up to 30 people. With an international menu peppered with some local specialities, dining is intimate and atmospheric, and with the warm evening breeze floating off the ocean you will linger at the bar sampling cocktails until the wee small hours.
There are many off-site activities to be enjoyed including tennis, horse riding, diving, fishing, waterskiing and windsurfing, as well as island tours. Golf can also be booked at the Sandy Lane course or at the New Barbados Golf Club on the south of the island.
Children are welcome but there are no special facilities.
The Lone Star is 35 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.
Prices on request