I had 3 nights in Barbados, and spent 2 nights at Sugar Cane, my first night at Hilton (see separate review). Hotel's at the opposite end of island from airport. It's inland, on top of a hill with views of the sea. Grounds are beautiful, with cabanas/accommodations scattered around the grounds, reasonably far apart so you don't feel crowded. Saw monkey on my gully walk around the property.
Take the shuttle service to Almond BEach - it's a sister resort, so can have meals, drinks there if you're on an inclusive. Sun lunch was roast beef. It was the low season when I was there so the beach wasn't crowded. The Almond BEach is also beautiful - spacious grounds, with pools adjacent to beach, and walking distance to Speightstown. Also no seaweed on beach!
I recommend the all-inclusive package otherwise you'd have to go to Speightstown - food was plentiful, ranging from OK to good. Breakfast doesn't start till 8 am.
Traveller from Oz
Nestled graciously on the exotic west coast of Barbados, this boutique hotel enjoys a private location in a secluded setting …More
"Friendly staff, great beach access, average food"
Nice place to stay for the money. Facilities are slightly run down but rooms are clean. Our original room had a leaking air conditioner so they upgraded us to an ocean view for free. If you can afford the ocean view room I recommend it!! Otherwise, you could have a view of a playground which is oddly placed.
Activities make up for the average food selections - paddle boards, kayaks, tennis, road tennis, ping pong (all free). The main issue we had was paying for our transportation when wishing to leave the resort. Almond Beach seems to provide the same transport company with all of their business which is overpriced.
Whilst this hotel is about an hours drive from the airport, Bridgetown and the tourist nightlife, it more than makes up for it with it's quiet, peaceful location and the friendliness and quality of it's staff. If you want to visit different locations around the island you will need to hire a car (for an adventure, try the bus services - quite an experience - but try to avoid school in & out times unless you want to experience being a sardine). Navigating in Barbados is not the easiest thing in the world.
Graham, Trevor and the rest of the staff are very friendly, helpful and courteous and the hotel, grounds and suites are clean and well maintained. We stayed in a 2 bedroomed suite which had all the facilities necessary to holiday as we pleased. There is an excellent restaurant - The Fish Pot - located across the road and directly on the beach, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner - try the Fish of the Day.
You may well see monkeys and hummingbirds when swimming or sunbathing by the main pool and there is a second smaller pool if the main one is too busy for your liking. The beach is small but beautifully formed with sun loungers available as well as water sports and water taxi services.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday at a great hotel.
Traveller from Baildon, UK.
Situated around a central pool, these guest cottages in Barbados are across the street from the beach and two miles from …More
A beautiful place if one goes with a family or friends.One should hire a car though.Very quiet,but staff are extremely obliging & most kind.Not a place for a sole traveller,but I imagine in a party of people,it would be a dream world.Thank you for all your help.
Linda from Sweden
Port St Charles in Barbados is a resort of timeless elegance and an enclave for ultimate vacationing in the Caribbean. Set …More
Staff are best & most friendly we have had pleasure to come across in 20 years visiting many Carabbean islands.
Afternoon Tea, Gardens, accommodation (especially the 2 grand rooms, one of which we are hoping to have on our return)
& whole experience was unbelievably good!
Thanks & congratulations to all staff
At Conblers Cove Barbados.
Great holiday with the family , lazing around the pool ,swimming in the nice warm sea - complementary boat trips during the day to swim with the turtles .
Really good complementary wifi in the rooms and on the private beach. The Resort Manager "Jeff" was really nice , as was his concierge Charlene and the Gazebo bar manager Gilbert and Franz ( he's great fun guy , full of positive energy ) .
When we'd had enough of relaxing either Franz or Rico ( another great guy) took us to nearby restaurants and to pick up food supplies . The Yacht Club at Port St Charles was well worth the visit, as was the Lone Star restaurant which we regularly visited as it was up market for us adults , whilst also had a great kids menu for our young children.
What was also good was the readily available use of jet skis from Sebastian at $75 US per half hour ( great fun and half hour chunks worked out just fine when in need of an adrenalin boost ). Complementary use of the resorts paddle boards was great fun also ( the kids had great balance - unfortunately my balance not so good , so I stuck to using the resorts canoe and kayak which I found much easier ) . There was also a platform out at sea that we would swim out to daily and then rest whist laying on the floating platform - "most relaxing".
The best thing of all was meeting Will Smith ( yes , " Will Smith " ) at the St Peters Bay resort , meeting him was just so great as my family and I are huge fans of him :-)
We stayed at Battaleys Mews for a week and were very happy with the overall experience. I recommend hiring a car as it's the easiest mode of transport to getting around. It's a 5 min walk to the beach and on our way we were greeted by lovely locals. There is a 24hr gas station at the end of the road which is very handy. Our tv wasn't working for the first 2 days but the helpful staff got to the bottom of it and was fixed in due course. Highly recommend.
The crowds thin further up the west coast in St. Peter parish. Locals and tourists alike enjoy Mullins Beach, also a favored place to watch the sunset. The island’s northernmost spot, the Animal Flower Cave, is a short drive from St. Peter. The cave is filled with flower-shaped sea anemones. Also nearby is the Barbados Wildlife Refuge. Its mahogany forest is home to the island’s green monkeys.
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