As a 'prelim' to the review below...
My wife and I have been traveling to the Caribbean regularly for the past 25 years or so. We fell in love with Barbados early in our traveling and ended up owning a beach house on the island for ten years. Once we sold it, we continued to revisit yearly (or more...).
I just wanted to mention that to explain that we know Barbados very well...have stayed at an array of resorts and private rentals through the years.
We booked Barbados for ten days at Astra for a number of reasons and could not be happier with our choice.
Absolutely without doubt, the BEST place we have ever experienced on the island.
The manicured grounds...the gardens...the villa itself...the pool (amazing) and the view from the pool deck to Foul Bay (even more amazing...) were outstanding.
The villa is very very comfortable, spacious and has everything a group or family needs. (we were there with our children and grandson...).
The St. Philip breeze from the sea just adds to an already perfect spot.
I cannot thank Stoute and Sons enough for everything they did to ensure we had a perfect holiday.
We will return in 2017, without doubt.
If you are thinking of a villa holiday in Barbados to experience something away from hotels and crowds...book Astra. You will NOT be disappointed, that is for sure.
Many thanks again.
Laura and Steve Watt