“If you really want to feel at home on holiday, look no further.” After a fantastic stay last year we returned here for 2 weeks in April/May (this time 5 of us). Yet again despite its size and very modern feel we immediately felt at home – definitely a property for living, rather than just staying in. And with so much room & sleeping options (and 3 huge bathrooms with walk in showers) on two floors, and living space in the middle, it is perfect for groups. There are lots of communal areas to share or not as the mood takes you, but also privacy when needed. We love that there are 3 terraces so you can follow the sun round the house (or in my case hide from it). It was pretty warm & sometimes humid, so the plunge pool really came into its own. It’s a great place to nurse a Rum Punch and watch while more energetic friends get the huge BBQ going and load up catch of the day from the local fish market.
It’s also in a very quiet and safe area, but only a short walk away from the beach/nightlife/shops. We loved the early mornings, breakfasting on the terrace and watching monkey patrol & spotting the odd Parrot or Hummingbird from the terrace. We also really appreciated the lounging space outside at the end of the day, returning for a dunk in the plunge pool & a gaze at the stars after our sunset cocktails & supper on the nearby beaches.
The other thing that really makes this great property to stay in is its proximity to everything Holetown has to offer, but without the party noise at night. There is a choice of high-end restaurants (The Tides – wow) or bars with a more local vibe really close by, so no need to drive or grab taxis. Try Zacccios, where Happy Hour while the sun goes down may well become a favourite destination. Also on a Sunday night (but after about 9) try people watching in 1st Street where the TML One Love Bar Karaoke - but not as we know it - turns the entire street into a mini block party, filled with more locals than tourists.
The other thing to mention is the value of staying somewhere owned by people who clearly love the island & know it well. Their Big Black Book was filled with local hints & tips & made sure we didn’t waste a moment. We quickly found the best places to eat, drink, swim & watch the sun go down & every one of their suggestions delivered. Perfect!
While the West coast has glitzy hotels a plenty if you really want to feel at home, look no further. It’s a great alternative to the increasingly fancy but ultimately ubiquitous hotels that ring the Barbados west coast. And while it feels like it would be great to stay on the beach, a few nights walking back amongst the carousers convinced us we were right to choose this property.
“Fantastic Villa” Just returned from 2 weeks at villa Beija Flor and found it excellent. All the rooms were lovely and extremely spacious. The pool and garden were great and we loved watching the beautiful humming birds. Had a few BBQs but had to time them well to avoid the sudden downpours! The villa had everything you could possibly need & more with iPod docks and hair dryers in every room & the kitchen was very well equipped. Juliet the property manager was fantastic and couldn't do enough to help us. We enjoyed exploring the local area and Heron Bay was just a short walk away along with a few local bars. We walked into town a few times and also got the local 'Boogie Buses' from the end of the road (sometimes a hair raising experience!). The only difficulty we found was that to get to the main road you had to walk down a fairly busy road with no footpath which could be a bit tricky, especially at night, but taxis are easy to get if you don't want to walk. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa.
“Unbeatable Location” This was our first time to Barbados and we were a group 3families with teenage kids. The location was just superb,right on the beachfront, beautiful clean quiet beach. House facilities also amazing with 2 lounges and 4 bedrooms. All furnished to a good standard and well maintained. Facilities were exactly as described.AC only in bedrooms but this was not a problems as the sunsets from the lounge were just to die for. We had 2 housekeepers who were generally good and kept the place nice and tidy. Laundry was done every day. Unfortunately they had a bit of an "attitude" which could have spoilt our holiday and pestered us regularly about making sure we left good comments. However we considered that they meant no harm and got on with enjoying. Some things we were not told about beforehand was that if you ask the agents to get shopping for you beforehand, they charge an extra 10%. Also taxi firms recommended by agents tended to hike up their fares (don't know if there was a cut for them somewhere) as local taxi firms were generally 40% cheaper. However overall it was a memorable holiday and, subject to what I have said, I would recommend the place.
“An absolutely amazing place to stay!!!” Supernova is truely an amazing place to stay in barbados. It is very luxurious and is in a perfect location. Mullins Beach is just at the bottom of the garden and is lovely to take a morning stroll along to Gibbs Beach. The maid Brenda is lovely!! It is perfectly situated between Holetown and Speightstown and has a bus stop very close, so getting about is simple.There is also the use of a larger pool and jacuzzi on the side of the apartments.We have stayed here twice now and will hopefully be returning in may 2012.
and many more times in the future. We seem to take different friends with us each time as we highly reccomend this property for rental.
“Fantastic location, amazing views and everything you need for a relaxing getaway” Had a lovely first stay on Barbados at Coralita and can't wait to return. The location is beautiful. On arriving at the property, we couldnt have imagined the views from the balcony would be so breathtaking. Everything we needed for a relalxing family week ( 4 adults ) was provided. The 3 balcony's and a sun terrace meant we could have had one each!
Its a superb spot to explore the island from and hire car is recommended to access the lovely restauarants near by.
Holetown chattel village has a nice vibe approx 1 mile away.
Highly recommended as a lovely "home from home" on holiday!
“BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, WELCOME TO PARADISE!!!!!” My girlfriends and I rented the house to celebrate my 30th Birthday. The house was absolutely breathtaking. The pictures do it no justice. Chef Anthony made the trip unforgettable, going above and beyond to accommodate us! Our stay would have not been the same without him. Judy (house keeper) was so pleasant and thorough. And Deborah (house manager) was always a phone call away. I am so pleased with my experience at The Atelier House!
Sometimes known as Little England, Barbados is the ultimate in tropical get-aways. Lying just to the east of the Caribbean and surrounded by coral reefs this is a truly idyllic island. Relax and soak up the sun on the fine pinky-white sands or take a dip in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Surfers should head to the South coast where the sea is full of gentle waves and you will also find some of the world's best windersurfing conditions. In total contrast is the rugged and wild seascape of the North and East coasts with huge waves crashing down upon the Atlantic shore.
Barbados naturally lends itself to watersports- try scuba diving and snorkelling in the crystal waters- but don't miss out on everything else the island has to offer. Take a trip to the capital Bridgetown and visit the historic Parliament buildings. Or a visit to an old plantation house will provide an important insight into the island's past. Natural wonders abound with the vast caves and underground lakes and the great Baobab tree. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with a selection of world-class courses, not to mention fantastic weather. And of course watch the Barbadians at what they do best, cricket! Head to the Kensington Oval and discover why this is the island's national sport, even friendly matches on the beach are a treat to watch!
So pack your bags and find out for yourself why so many visitors return to the island year after year!
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Great Location, Great House
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We had a wonderful stay
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We Felt it was great value
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