We absolutely loved our 6 night stay at Barrier Beach Resort!! Julie, Calvin and all the staff (including Christine, Emmy, Rocky) are all so lovely and accommodating. The resort is large and sits on a private beach, which was absolutely stunning (never seen such turquoise water in real life). Snorkelling was amazing (so many fish! including Nemo clown fishes), standup paddle boards and kayaks were plentiful. They provide ample snorkel gear and beach towels to use, so no need to bring your own. We stayed in Fare 14 with the plunge pool. The room was really spacious, the bed super comfortable, and has everything you need. Wifi was very good in the room and throughout the resort. I booked in for a one hour massage at the on-site day spa and Jessica was amazing! The restaurant has good variety and rotating daily specials which was nice. Food does take a while to come out (everything made to order), but that is pretty standard across every place in Santo. We had an early flight to catch upon check out, and they really looked after us by providing breakfast for us to keep in our room the night before, which was thoughtful.
The only minor thing I could have done with was a line to dry our swimwear on our patio. They have a large rack in the bathroom but things dry slower inside than outside.
Otherwise no faults at all, Barrier Beach Resort was amazing and we had to most relaxing and fun time there. It was totally worth the money to stay here and be pampered!