|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This luxury self contained holiday apartment is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking for the home from home true Caribbean holiday. The apartment features a swimming pool, fitness room and outdoor gazebo. The picturesque lush landscaped garden creates privacy as well as maintaining its authentic tropical splendour. The Shades luxury apartment is situated just a 2 minutes walk away from Paynes Bay beach which has the calmest waters in Barbados, ideal for swimming and all watersports.
The Shades complex consists of 2 one bedroom apartments, 4 two bedroom apartments and a 2 bedroom penthouse, so please contact us for accurate availability.
On arrival, warmly greeted by Jacqui and Errol and shown to the spotless apartment. First impressions: Spacious, modern, well equipped, airy, fastidiously clean.
Quickly orientated around the facilities, and on getting about on the local buses. We didn't need a hire car, the buses worked really well and were incredibly cheap. A short ride from Holetown with shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants in one direction, and a 30 minute ride from Bridgetown in the other.
Pool area had comfy loungers, a BBQ for guest use and a sound system you could plug your own iPod into. We had the patio area to ourselves when ever we used it. Well equipped gym as well.
Use of the laundry!! Took clean clothes home and saved hours!!
Nothing was too much trouble for Jacqui - she arranged trips for us and advised us of good places to go. Try a Catermaran cruise, a day at The Boatyard in Bridgetown, a boat trip on the glass bottom boats, Jeep Safari for a bit of fun.
The bedrooms were fully airconditioned and were a very pleasant respite from the searing heat. Beautifully finished and appointed, including a safe; with bug screens on the windows and louvres to let the breeze in. I did not get ONE mosquito bite in 10 days. Plenty of hanging space and iron/board in the cupboard. It has been really well thought through.
The bathrooms and shower area again were spotless.
I was glad we called at a supermarket for some basics before getting to the apartment. We arrived on a Sunday and not much was open. Big fridge, cooker, crockery and cutlery - we made our own breakfasts each morning and ate them on the patio. Recommend you get some bits before you get to the apartment.
We ate at Ragamufffins (pricey/small portions); Angry Annies (excellent); Just Grillin' (best jerk chicken salad); The Boatyard (great value for day/beach fayre); Paulo do Churrasco (loved it); The Beach House (romantic/pricey); Surfside (fun), Zaccios (ex Cocomos, great pizza)
Location of this apartment is just off the main road and 150yds from the beach at Payne's Bay. Local lads look after you for beds, drinks etc. A few hawkers but they are not pushy. The beach was pretty empty but not full season. First Street on a Sunday eve is a must!!
Great sunsets, rum punch to die for, an apartment central to the action that was well appointed and spotless - what more could you wish for?
Jacqui explained that they are putting in a snack bar/food terrace shortly - even better!!
Words can not describe this hidden treasure but I will try. From the first moment my partner and I arrived we were blown away by the shear beauty of the place...The beautifully landscaped gardens are breathtaking. We were met by this gorgeous young lady Jacqui who showed us to our apartment. One look at our apartment and we felt we had died and gone to heaven...Photos of this apartment does not do it justice. We had everything you could ask for if not more, the place was very clean and modern. The housekeeper is lovely and made sure that our apartment was cleaned on a daily basis. Shades has all the facilities you could ask for, a well equipped gym, large swimming pool, gazebo...ah the list goes on. I felt like I was staying at the Ritz....but Shades is far better!!!!!
The beach is literally less than a minute down the bottom of the road which was good for us.
Jacqui who manages the apartments was a complete gem, nothing was too much trouble for her, she was always a phone call away and permanently has a smile on her face. She made our holiday that extra special and was able to recommend a few good restaurants and holiday activities...it's very hard not to become a friend, she makes you feel so welcome, as if you have know her for ages. Errol the owner, is a very pleasant man who also made us feel at home, he would check on us every now and again to make sure we were ok.
What more can I say?? Thanks Errol and Jacqui, you have made this our best holiday ever. We will definately be coming back!!! Shades is the only place for us now!!
Local banking, duty free shopping and the supermarket is 5 minutes drive away. There is a 24 hour gas station just a 10 minute walk away that has a well stocked mini mart for your convenience. The buses in Barbados are frequent and there is a bus stop at the end of the road. Shades is situated just 400 yards away from the famous Sandy Lane golf course and 10 minutes drive away from Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and Tennis facilities at the Sugar Hill resort. A 2 minute walk to the end of the road is where you will find Paynes Beach which has the calmest waters in Barbados, ideal for swimming and all water sports.
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Dec 15 2014 - May 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.