Our apartments are set in peaceful tropical gardens, just yards from a beautiful beach – clear blue sea, white coral sands & palm trees.
They are simply, but well furnished, as they are our family holiday homes rather than just rental properties.
The beds are large & comfortable, as is all the patio furniture. The kitchen area has every appliance you could possibly need, including a blender for mixing up cocktails & a cafetiere to make that fresh cup of coffee in the morning! Towels, linen & soft furnishings are colour coordinated, creating a bright & cheerful atmosphere. All linens are renewed annually. Large fans keep the apartment cool & comfortable, allowing you a good nights sleep. There is a daily maid, who will also provide a laundry service at a small cost. Of course an iron & hairdryer are available for use by our guests. You are an easy stroll from an excellent selection of bars & restaurants, a well-stocked supermarket & local transport- an ideal location!
The gardens surrounding the property are carefully tended by Harry. You will see Frangipani, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and many other tropical flowers. We also grow avocado, grapefruit, coconut, breadfruit and bananas.
Eating Out - Reasonable to Ridiculous:
There are numerous places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets – all within easy reach of the apartment. For up-market dining we can highly recommend Lone Star and The Tides. The Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour is north of Speightstown, but well worth the 15-minute drive.
For well-priced, good fresh food, served by friendly, relaxed staff, visit Zaccios – a 5-minute walk away. We are regular visitors here and the bar staff are fabulous too – ask Dave or Trudi to make you a cocktail – say Mikey and Mary sent you! Happy Hour 4.30 - 6pm!
Also try Jus Grillin opposite The Beach House - very good value and freshly cooked to order.
Sample an excellent lunch from a street vendor, where the food is truly Bajan and freshly cooked - what more could you want?
Papa Earl sells superb vegetarian food from his car at the end of our road from Tuesdays to Saturdays - we can highly recommend this tasty food at excellent prices.
There is also a 'fry' at the end of the road during the evenings of Thursday to Saturday. this has an extensive menu and everything is freshly cooked for you. You can either eat there of bring the food back to the apartment.
You could always eat at Lobster Alive just south of Bridgetown, but it is very expensive. However the beach in front of this establishment - Browns Beach - is stunning. Hire a bed and umbrella for $30 and spend all day here!
Out and About in Barbados:
So many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time. But don't hurry! Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport system is excellent, it is fun to hire a moke or jeep for a couple of days so that you can drive around at your leisure, and discover parts of the island that other tourists may not reach! You should drive over to the east coast - it is rugged and beautiful - visit Morgan Lewis Beach and Bathsheba, having driven over Cherry Tree Hill, from where the views are truly stunning. We also suggest that you treat yourself to a catamaran cruise along the west coast - swimming with turtles, and sampling wonderful food and rum punch whilst on board - the island looks so different when seen from the ocean. A lunchtime tour of the Mount Gay Rum distillery is also an excellent good value outing! If you don't want to hire a car, a Jeep Safari is a very good way of seeing most aspects of the island in a day - of course it includes your lunch and drinks!
Beaches - Near and Far:
Coconut palms, Casuarina and Machineel trees fringe the beach at Discovery Bay, where our apartment is situated. You can sit quietly and soak up sun on a beach chair, or indulge in a variety of water sports - all of which are available from 'beach vendors' or bookable at The Sandpiper sports bar. There are buoyed off areas so that you can swim and snorkel safely without fear of being run down by over-enthusiastic jet skiers! Overall the bay is peaceful and offers something for everyone. The Folkestone Marine Reserve is a few minutes walk up the beach and is well known as an excellent snorkeling area over a beautiful coral reef. South of Discovery Bay is Sandy Lane - one of the most famous beaches and hotels in the Caribbean - all beaches are public so you can visit here if you wish. Payne’s Bay and Mullins Bay are also well known beauty spots within easy reach. The East Coast is deserted and beautiful, but swimming can be dangerous due to the undertow – so care should be taken.