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Sapphire Beach - Luxury beach side split level self catering apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,630 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6 on the outskirts of St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

One of only 58 residences in the newly built Sapphire Beach complex, Amikka is a duplex apartment of 1630 sq ft, situated right on Dover Beach on Barbados’ South West coast. Downstairs the apartment comprises a double bedroom with king sized bed, en-suite shower room, washer drier and plentiful storage space. Sliding doors open onto your own patio and onto one of Sapphire Beach’s two private fresh water swimming pools with gated access directly onto Dover Beach. Upstairs there is a further double bedroom with king sized bed (rear facing) and en-suite bathroom, plentiful storage, fully fitted and well equipped kitchen, spacious living area leading onto a large covered balcony. Balcony has a six seat table for al fresco dining, whilst the double arch windows give you the opportunity to dine in privacy. The balcony is south facing and from here you will see fantastic sunsets over the Caribbean Sea. The apartment comes with TV, iPod dock, air-con in both bedrooms & lounge. Sapphire Beach has a private gym.

The local beach: our family has been lucky enough to be holidaying in Barbados for a good number of years. So we knew that one of the critical factors for us when we decided to purchase a property on island was the quality of the beach and the safety of the water. We know from experience that there are many beautiful properties on island but the beaches and sea around them can be difficult for young or inexperienced or unsteady swimmers and we wanted to ensure that our whole family, every generation, could enjoy their time together all day. Dover Beach is beautiful but also gently shelving and with much calmer water than even the immediately adjacent beach which we have struggled to swim from. It is the choice of local families at weekends for good reason!

The island: At just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados rivals destinations several times its size. Surrounded by over 70 miles of white sand beaches distinguished as some of the finest in the Caribbean, the island has long attracted visitors to its shores. With a beautiful landscape dotted by pristine golf courses, polo fields and elegant estates, world-class restaurants, vibrant night life and an exciting social calendar of cultural, music and sporting events, Barbados is truly an island paradise.

The climate: Just outside the main hurricane belt, the island enjoys year-round sunshine, cooling north-east trade winds and just enough rainfall to maintain its lush tropical gardens, gullies and rolling green fields of sugar cane, reminiscent of its history as an agricultural colony in the British Empire.

The people: Perhaps the island’s greatest asset is the warmth of its people. Barbadians are proud of their home and welcome visitors with open arms, making them feel as if they have lived next door all their life. We welcome you to experience the island’s unique culture and get a feel of what it truly means to be ‘Bajan’.

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Saint Lawrence Gap Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bedroom has en-suite shower room. Upstairs bedroom has en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Bath and hand towels provided. Beach towels provided. Hair dryer provided in each of the bathrooms. Pull out clothes airer over the bath. 2 free standing towel/clothes airers provided. 2 laundry baskets provided, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • There is a pull out queen size sofa bed in the living area. There is a safe in the upstairs bedroom which is large enough to store a laptop. There is an additional, smaller, safe in the downstairs bedroom. The patio doors in the downstairs bedroom and the upstairs bedroom window have black out curtains should you prefer to keep out the morning sun. Plenty of clothes storage space in both bedrooms, 6 drawer chest provided in the lounge for storage. Bedside tables and lamps provided in both bedrooms, side tables and lamp also next to the sofa bed in the lounge. Both bedrooms and the lounge have separate air conditioning units and ceiling fans. All bed linen provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Apartment comes with cable TV, DVD, Bluetooth music system,separate air conditioning to both bedrooms and the lounge. Beach towels, cool bag, ice packs, picnic set provided. Lounge has sofa bed, 2 chairs and 2 bar stools. Upstairs balcony has armchair, 2 seater sofa, cushioned stool, dining table and chairs for 6. Downstairs patio has two 2 seater sofa, 2 chairs and table. Sapphire Beach has private gym. Playing cards, games, reading books, small selection of DVDs and local information books are also provided. Included in the price of the rental is maid service 2 times per week (additional cleaning available on request, payable locally) and a welcome grocery pack. We employ the services of a local property manager who will meet you on arrival at our apartment and will remain available to you throughout your stay.


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Sapphire Beach - Luxury beach side split level self catering apartment
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo , beautiful setting ,close to all the great restaurants and you walk right outside to a beautiful pool and gorgeous beach , owners are wonderful to work with and their condo is perfect already booked again to stay there for next year

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved It

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank you for the lovely beach front condo. It was everything the pictures showed. We enjoyed being in the heart of The Gap and the beach and ocean were the best we have seen. The condo was just as pictured and more. The kitchen was very well stocked with all the items you would want. The condo is just steps from one of the pools, the grounds were beautiful as well. The condo is a gated complex so we always felt safe during our stay. Andrea and Mike were a pleasure do deal with and provided answers to all of our questions. We hope to return again and would definitely recommend this unit and will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Bit of Paradise in Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo; - stylish, modern, extremely well furnished, clean and very comfortable. Direct access to the two pools and a gate right on to one of the best beaches in Barbados. We certainly tried out many of the suggested restaurants in "the Gap" from fine dining to Rude Boyz Jamaican jerk kitchen which we really enjoyed. This is our second visit to your condo "Amikka" and it will definitely not be our last. Many thanks Mike and Andrea for making our vacation extremely memorable - we will be back; - guaranteed !!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay here was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The bedrooms are large and have a lot of useful storage space. The kitchen is well equipped and very welcoming with the groceries provided.

The location is perfect with just a short walk to a number of really nice restaurants and bars. Even better, it takes a whole 15 seconds to reach the beach from the apartment! The beach is beautiful and there are a few choices for drinks/food within a minutes walk.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment, it felt like home for the week and added to our wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment !

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a weeks holiday at this apartment - wow, what a place!

Our check in was smooth and really simple, and the arrival grocery pack was a really nice touch!

The apartment is spacious, beautifully furnished and in a location that is second to none. The beach is just a few steps from the door, and the restaurants and bars of St Lawrence Gap are just a short stroll away.

We loved the detail that has been put into the fixtures and fittings, with absolutely everything you could need available in the apartment. The beds are HUGE and so comfortable, the kitchen is really well equipped too. We made good use of the ice maker for our rum punch - perfect for sipping while watching the sunset off the balcony!

The local area is great - we had lunch on the beach most days at Johnny Cools, and spent most evenings trying out various cocktail bars and restaurants in the Gap itself. We did not hire a car as we didn't need to, the bus service runs from the end of the gap and there are always taxis available too outside so we were able to get around easily.

I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment - it's super!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sapphire Beach is a GEM. Holiday of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving into Dover Beach, Barbados, we couldn't have been happier with our first impressions! We were greeted at our stunning apartment, given a tour of the complex and blown away by the surroundings, view and spectacular setup. The pool and beach couldn't have been any closer!

The property is incredibly well maintained with everything you could need for your stay. We particularly loved enjoying the balcony in the evening watching the sun go down, whilst playing the board games provided.

The rooms are incredibly spacious, light and airy, and the beds are dreamy - so comfortable and BIG!

The apartment is located in a lovely, unspoilt area of the island with plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from - I'd recommend Dover Beach and the Sapphire Beach apartments in a heartbeat to friends and family alike.

A stunning property, in an even more stunning setting. I would love to return one day!

Thank you so much for the most wonderful week - a holiday to remember and memories to last forever!

With best wishes,

Hannah and Simon

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andrea and Mike Bishop
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
St Lawrence Gap
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barbados Golf Club; Rockley Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
St Lawrence Gap
Car: not necessary

Sapphire Beach is located in Dover, Christ Church; an area known for its beautiful white sand beaches and vibrant lifestyle. From our condo you can enjoy a cocktail by the pool, take a dip in the warm Caribbean Sea or enjoy the sunset from your private balcony. Unlike adjacent beaches, the sea here is considered safe for swimming and is frequented by local families. We are just a 7 minute walk into St Lawrence Gap, home to bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a taste of ‘Bajan’ culture. Listen to a live band, dance under the stars or enjoy a delightful cocktail at a range of lounges and clubs frequented by visitors and locals alike. Local buses take you the short distance into the capital Bridgetown, where you will find a wide range of shopping, or continue further up the West Coast to sample some of Barbados' most exclusive hotels. All beaches on the island are public. A 30 minute drive will get you to the stunning East Coast, battered by Atlantic waves and a surfer's paradise.

Other Activities: Various water sports from local beaches




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are INCLUSIVE of all taxes.Owner is Paypal verified, payments via Paypal subject to 4% surcharge to cover owner costs. 25% deposit required on booking, balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. Full payment taken for late bookings within 6 weeks of arrival. Credit card payments accepted via PayPal - we add 4% to the price of the booking to cover additional costs. Prices can be fixed in GBP or USD.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.