This this lovely penthouse is set in an ideal position on the very edge of historic Speightstown, with amazing views over the aquamarine Caribbean Sea. Just a couple of steps away from the water, which is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
The apartment is beautifully furnished, fully equipped with everything you could need. Spacious and set over two floors with high cathedral ceilings and cool marble flooring, it gives a feeling of space and calm.
A large sun terrace, which is partially covered giving the option of sun or shade at all times of day, where you can sip a cocktail and drink in the beautiful views, as you listen to the ocean lapping the shore.
Both bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, have both ceiling fans and air conditioning.
With doors and windows open you benefit from the cooling easterly breeze from the rear of the apartment, which is a constant on Barbados.
All amenities are within easy walking distance, including bars, restaurants, banks, ATM machines, supermarkets, fish market, various shops etc.
Historic Speightstown has a lively feel, and is one of the most authentic Caribbean towns remaining., with the locals going about their daily business. Friendly and courteous, they will always take the time for a chat, whether you are buying from the array of exotic fruit and vegetables from the local ladies at the street market, or just shooting the breeze at one of the many rum shops.
There are several restaurants within and around Speightstown, but if you want to venture further afield, Holetown is just a ten minute ride away. Here you will find Limegrove Lifestyle centre, with international shops and restaurants, and also 1st and 2nd street, with a multitude of restaurants and bars, with live music and the famous Sunday night karaoke street party. Something for everyone.
There are numerous fantastic beaches all over Barbados with the west coast or Platinum coast as it is known, having by far the most calm and tranquil, with powdery white sand...a trip to swim with the turtles is a must, you may even be lucky enough to see a turtle come ashore right infront of the property, to lay as many as 160 eggs., especially common at full moon.
Other excursions include, Harrison's Cave, Grenade hall Wildlife centre, Huntes Gardens, Mount Gay Rum Factory, St. Nicholas Abbey, Sunbury Plantation House, the list goes on.
A great fun day out for everyone is a catamaran cruise, where you visit several spots for swimming with turtles and reef diving etc, a great lunch and free flowing cocktails. My personal favourite is Cool Runnings, the crew are friendly and fun and will ensure you have a fabulous day.
No trip to Barbados would be complete without a visit to the wild Atlantic Coast, with it's breathtaking beauty. Car hire can be arranged, but if you prefer not to drive, there is a main bus terminus a mere two minutes walk to the rear of the property, here you can take a bus to all parts of the island, tickets are $2 bds. no matter how long the journey. There are also the yellow reggae buses, which travel up and down the island, costing the same, they are an experience you should not miss!!!
For the sporting, there are numerous activities to both partake in and enjoy.
Apart from the obvious water based activities, there are many world class golf courses within 10 to 15 minutes, including the famous Green Monkey at Sandy Lane Hotel, several polo clubs with regular matches and events, horse racing at the Garrison on Saturdays, cricket..either a local match or a more exciting 20/20 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown..horse riding on the stunning east coast can be arranged, with riding on the beach followed by a flame lit BBQ.
The local dive shop is just across the road, where experienced divers Philip and Michael will take great care of you, night dives can also be arranged.
There are guide books in the property, so you can decide whether you want cultural, sporting or simply just a relaxing chilled holiday. The famous West Coast sunsets are wonderful, watch them from the terrace at Turtle Beach or pop down to a local bar for cool Banks beer, or a Bajan rum cocktail.
My housekeeper, Marva is on hand to assist with anything you require, she also handles check in etc., she's efficient and friendly.
Whether you are a seasoned traveller to Barbados, or a first time visitor, you will be sure to return to this small gem of beauty, with friendly locals and a laid back vibe.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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