To all our potential guests and valued operators,
On March 20, 2019, the Government of Barbados presented their budget and made amendments to the existing tax and room rate levies collected by the Tourism Industry for Hotels. Please note the amendments below:
Room Rate Levy
Apartment US$4.38 per bedroom per night
Guest House US$4.38 per bedroom per night
Hotel “B” Class US$ 4.38 per bedroom per night
Hotel “A” Class US$ 9.63 per bedroom per night
Hotel Luxury Class US$17.50 per bedroom per night
Vacation Rental Properties 3.75% of the rate charged
per night. However, where that amount exceeds US$17.50 per night, the rate to be charged shall be US $17.50 per bedroom per night.
VAT on accommodation
The VAT currently charged on accommodations is at a rate of 7.5%. Effective January 1, 2020 this rate will increase to 10%.
As a result of the amendments Royal Glitter Bay Villas has been classified in the apartment category by the Barbardos Tourism Product Authority. Therefore the nightly room levy of US$4.38 per bedroom, per night is applicable to each reservation.
We will keep you updated as to any internal changes we will have to make given the new taxes and levies, but will do all we can to ensure our apartments remain attractive to our customers.