Submitted: June 4, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
I chose to stay at the GU GU Villa, by reccomondation from my family who had stayed there two years previous. As I have a small child I thought staying in a villa would suit me and my partner more than staying in a hotel.
When I first arrived in Barbados we picked up the car from the airport, and I was a bit nervous as I had never driven in Barbados, and I had no idea were the villa was, but we were given a map and clear directions by the rental company. The journey to the Villa wasnt very long at all from the airport, after the long flight that was a definite bonus.
When we arrived at the house we were greeted by Jeanne the property manager, she was great, very warm and friendly,after showing us around she left, and we got settled in.
The house was AMAZING! so much better than I expected the pictures are very true to life but to see it is to believe it. It was interesting to discover new things in the house every day, every cupoard had a little surprise. Anything I thought I would need was already in the house somewhere you just had to find it.
After we had got settled we went to find the local Supper Market Emerald City, it was very easy to find and had eveything you would need for your stay, we must have shopped there at least 3 times a week.
By reading the Guest book and the Guide book, it gave us plenty of ideas of where to venture out to and also were to aviod. My partner was excellant at reading the map so we managed to see a large part of the Island. Places I would reccommend to visit are. St Lawrence Gap, for the beaches, Dover Beach,Harrisons Cave, Holetown and the Animal Reserve, ask for a guide to show you around as it makes the whole experience much more enjoyable, cause you get to learn more about the animals. We initially visited the animal reserve to see the monkeys, but they were not about at the time, we were told that they get fed at 2pm everyday so if you want to see them, try to be there around that time.
There are plenty of places to eat out, you will not be disappointed. Cave Shepherd in Bridge Town is a must, Oistins, Cheffette and many more.
In Barbados you are never really far from anywhere, as long as you have a car, I would say that is an essential to easy travel around the Island, there is a petrol station just down the road from the villa so fill up and ENJOY EXPLORING THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND!!!!!!
I will definitely be staying at GU GU Villa again in the future, see you soon...
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