An oceanfront, spacious duplex apartment dedicated to relaxed living, on the fashionable west coast. The top floor has high, pickled -pine ceilings to create a lofty atmosphere. From the kitchen you can look along the lounge and out to sea. White Sands is a small development completed in 2007 with secure parking, located just outside Speightstown. There is a lovely beach 25 feet in front of the apartment where turtles come to lay their eggs in season. Occasionally you will glimpse a monkey in the vicinity. The fabulous beach at Port St Charles is 5 minutes stroll away. A range of water sports is available locally from scuba diving to water skiing and snorkelling. World class restaurants and golf are within easy reach. The area is safe, the people are friendly and they know how to dance!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are two double bedrooms, both with airconditioning, ceiling fans and their own bathrooms. The well equipped kitchen has granite work surfaces, a large cooker and microwave plus a large American style fridge freezer with an ice machine, . The dining table can seat 6 in comfort. A Bose Ipod docking station and large flat screen TV are located in the airconditioned lounge which is furnished in style. The utility area on the lower floor has a washer dryer. The bookcase is filled with novels, history books and games. Good quality linen and towels are provided along with a plentiful supply of beach towels. Assorted snorkelling gear is provided along with portable beach chairs and an indispensible cool box to supply chilled drinks on the many beaches visitors will want to explore. If required,a maid is available at a small extra cost to clean the apartment on a daily basis.
|Further details outdoors|
A car is desirable but not essential as there is a good local bus service and a plentiful supply of taxis.The car park gates are operated by remote control. Scuba diving with 'Reefers & Wreckers' in Speightstown can arrange dives, for example, to the large wreck which stands at a maximum depth of 140 feet. Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf courses are about 15 minutes drive away. There are two art galleries in Speightstown and a museum. Whether you are a regular church-goer or not, the local churches make you most welcome.
The apartment is not suitable for children or the severely infirm.
It is a non-smoking apartment.
Barbados is a coral island which stands apart from the other Caribbean islands and is fortunate to lie outside the huricane belt. It enjoys 3000 hours of sunshine annually and average temperatures of 84-88* F (29-31*C) On the rare occasions when it rains, the spectacle is worth seeing! The sea is glorious -- warm, clear and safe. The local currency is the Barbados $ but US $ are also taken. The tap water is safe to drink.
The Fishermans Pub in Speightstown stages a limbo dancing exhibition on a Wednesday night. Its cheap, cheerful and fun particularly if a steel band is playing and the friendly locals turn out to dance. During the day, streetsellers offer fruit, vegetables and artwork. There are doctors, dentists, pharmacies, supermarkets & banks within easy reach. Fresh fish is plentiful and inexpensive.
Holetown is about 10 minutes drive away and offers assorted bars, live music, cabaret and many restaurants.
Old plantation houses such as St Nicholas' Abbey and Sunbury Plantation put on interesting tours and rum tastings.
The east coast of the island faces the Atlantic ocean and so is different in character to the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is worth going to Crane Beach though to play in the surf and experience what the Sunday Times listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Bathsheba is an exceptionally picturesque spot on the east coast.. Whilst down in this part of the island you are close to the Concorde exhibition, located at the airport.
Horse racing and polo are popular on the island and make for a great day out. The George Washington museum is nearby.
St Lawrence Gap, towards the South of the island is more bustling and home to the nightclubs.
Bridgetown has a huge number of jewellers shops, bewilderingly large displays of emeralds and diamonds and keen duty free prices.
Crop Over in August is the time when the island parades, drinks rum, dances and has fun.