COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update
If you have a direct booking with us, we would greatly appreciate that you reconfirm your booking with us a month before your stay. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and the planned reductions in air traffic to Barbados, it may be that your original flight date is not available. If you've booked through a tour operator or travel agent, we recommend that you contact them for the reconfirmation of your travel plans. Rest assured we are here and happy to help you adjust your stay dates accordingly.
We require all guests to use our ADVANCED CHECK-IN SERVICE prior to arrival, to assist with reducing the length of the check in process, and also to reduce contact for our teams on arrival as possible.


Should you or anyone in your traveling party be diagnosed with COVID 19 prior to the start of your holiday. Ocean Hotels agrees to extend your booking to future dates subject to availability and season, provide a credit note for any unused days or cancel without penalty. Additionally, this will also be applicable if your country of origin or Barbados prohibits travel or if your flight is canceled or changed. Medical or Airline documentation must be provided. Should you test positive prior to returning to your home country you may be able to remain on the property to isolate in your room (if asymptomatic and with Ministry of Health approval), a special distressed rate will apply past your original departure date. Terms and Conditions apply.


Please ensure that you are aware of the Barbados travel protocols and ensure that you monitor them regularly in case of any changes. These were put in place to ensure that both citizens and visitors alike can StaySafe. Please click on the button below to find the most up to date copy of the requirements, along with the link to the ED card which must be completed prior to arrival and some useful FAQs.  



We are happy to advise that South Beach Hotel has been inspected by the Ministry of Health and has been approved as a "Designated and Approved Hotel" to accept guests from high-risk countries. 


New protocols for travellers have been in effect from May 25, 2022 and the following applies to: 

Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take a pre-flight COVID test to enter Barbados. 
Fully vaccinated guests arriving at the hotel will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival. 

Fully Vaccinated means: A person who has received both shots of any vaccine listed on the approved list of vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and 14 days have passed before arriving on the island. Any party of persons composed of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated or non-fully vaccinated persons travelling together will be treated as non-vaccinated in keeping with the national protocols. Children will be deemed the same status as their parents. 

Summary: Restricted to room for minimum of 3 Days 

Unvaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation for 3 days, after which they are required to take a second approved COVID-19 test. Test results may take 24 - 48 hours to be returned. 

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that unvaccinated guests advise us prior to arrival to ensure that quarantine protocols can be pre-booked and arranged ahead of arrival. Please also note that unvaccinated guests must book a minimum of six nights at South Beach.

Please also note that in accordance with current COVID protocols unvaccinated guests are required to stay in their rooms prior to the confirmation of a negative result of their mandatory second test. Additionally, it is a requirement for guests to provide the Ministry of Health with twice daily temperature checks and we recommend bringing your own thermometer. 

Breakfast will be served via room service with no additional charges. There is an all-day menu available from the on-site restaurant until 5.30pm, however lunch or dinner can also be easily ordered in and delivered to your room from many different local restaurants in the area. Guests arriving after 5.30pm are recommended to contact us prior to arrival for dinner arrangements on their first night. 

A grocery delivery service is also very popular and can be arranged prior to arrival, please feel free to email for details. 

Housekeeping service will be on request. Staff are not permitted into occupied quarantine rooms. Linen, towels and other supplies will be provided to the guest room door. 

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that unvaccinated guests advise us prior to arrival to ensure that quarantine protocols can be pre-booked and arranged ahead of arrival. 

Unvaccinated travellers are required to have a negative pre-flight test within three days prior to arrival in Barbados, they are also required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. Once the result is negative, they are allowed to continue to the hotel for their stay. 
As of June 1st they will no longer be required to quarantine in their rooms on arrival at the hotel and will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival. 

Housekeeping service will be provided daily and linen will be changed every 3 days. Staff are not permitted to be in the room when guests are present. 

Guests should also note that the hotel operation and its implementation of the hotel's COVID protocols are guided by the Ministry of Health of Barbados, and services may be affected due to mandatory government policies. We apologize in advance for any disappointment caused due to any disruption of our services but will endeavor to provide the highest level of service possible through this difficult time. 

Guests are required to ensure that the maintain physical distancing, wear masks when in public areas and wash or sanitize their hands regularly. 

We strongly advise all guests to complete their check-in form in advance to ensure an expedited check-in with reduced contact. Prior to arrival. please complete this form and read our StaySafe protocols which are available on our website. 



As of January 17, 2022 the following will be in effect:

STAFF: All staff working in the operations of the hotels are fully vaccinated or are required to present a negative PCR test result weekly. 

GUESTS: Additionally, both local and international visitors will be required to produce the following documents on check-in which are in line with the island's travel protocols.

Proof of vaccination or an approved negative COVID-19 test result, taken within the approved time period of their check-in date. Self-administered tests, or home kits will not be accepted. 

Children 12 and over must be fully vaccinated or show an approved negative test result
Children 6 - 11 are required to show a approved negative test result
Children 5 and under are not required to show a negative test result



For your convenience, PCR testing can be arranged next door to the hotel using the BARBADOS COVID LAB section and QUAYSIDE location option on this link  The cost of the PCR test is US $99 per person. Test results will be guaranteed within 24 Hours but are usually returned within 12 hours. The cost of an Antigen test is US $44 (Results 1 - 4 hours). Should you wish to have the tests conducted on-site please contact the front desk (supplement payable)

DEPARTURE: Please check your countries requirements for re-entering your country. 

STAYSAFE @ South Beach - Our COVID19 Protocols

Committing to the highest standards of cleanliness, sanitization and disinfection, we've created our new StaySafe health and safety protocols specifically in response to the COVID-19 situation and in line with all National and Regional Protocols. You can be sure you can StaySafe with us, and that we always have the safety of our team members and our guest's top of mind at all times. Please read our South Beach StaySafe Protocols prior to arrival.

StaySafe Protocol 



Whether you have an existing booking with us or are looking to book in the future we understand that so much is uncertain right now and to help we have created the most flexible booking conditions possible with modification or cancellation allowed up to 7 days before your check in date with a full refund. Terms and Conditions Apply.


When booking direct you could benefit from some extra savings by paying for your holiday in full at the time of booking. You would still benefit from the flexible booking conditions so it's a WIN-WIN deal! Applicable to stays in 2022.




Please click the below button for a list of testing clinics provided by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. These details were current on the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Ocean Hotels has no affiliation with these clinics and are providing the details for information only and are not providing recommendations. Opening hours may vary over the festive period.