You can't beat the Hyatt Place when it's a cash and points deal. $55 + 4k points is one of the best values in the points world.
It's only an hour from BGI to POS. We took LIAT which cost $106/pax. The plane is an ATR 42-600 prop plane. Nothing spectacular to discuss. It took off and landed safely. The bags were free...
The question of this trip is not whether the Radisson Barbados is a nice hotel. The question is whether it is worth staying at a nice hotel or whether is better to save those points and pay for day passes at a beach club. Before I get into that, let's talk hotel.
I left for the airport early because traffic in Guadalajara is a nightmare. (see Guadalajara Travel Guide) I arrived promptly only to find out that my flight was delayed for hours. No worries, there was a Priority Pass Lounge that was Lounge of the Year in 2016.