Saint Peter's Bay
Posted: 13 October 2014
All of Sally's selection are situated on the glamorous west coast of the island where there are ample opportunities for playing golf, dining at outstanding restaurants, or relaxing in the sunshine on the gorgeous beaches.
Saint Peters Bay Resort & Residences
Location: On St Peters Bay, near to Speightstown Suits: Families or friends looking for a self-catering apartment with resort services.
Why Stay: This stunning collection of beachfront apartments, each with three bedrooms and sleeping up to six guests, guarantees a view of the Caribbean Sea. Just because they are apartments, it doesn’t mean compromising on luxuries or space − each is 2,700m². As well as fully-equipped kitchens and flat-screen televisions with Cable TV, you’ll find terraces with hot tubs, an outdoor dining area, a wine fridge and mobile phones to make local calls. If you’re staying in a Premium Penthouse you’ll have a private roof terrace too. Guests can also use the resort’s swimming pool, bar, gym, beauty salon and complimentary private water taxi service − perfect for trips to swim with turtles or to Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences (opening in November) where there is a spa, kids’ club, gourmet store, tapas bar and the 1539 fine dining restaurant.
Location: Gibbs Beach/Reeds Bay Suits: A large group, particularly two families, as the flexible bedroom configuration means that you can be as near to, or as far away from, your little darlings as you wish! Why Stay: Greensleeves is one of the most beautiful, ultimate villas on the island. It is situated on a private beachfront estate and guests can relish the intimacy that the house affords, as well as an incredible range of amenities and a team of fifteen staff overseen by CeCe the House Manager, (who also looks after Blue Point). Huge doors lead to a Japanese water garden and an open-plan living area that incorporates an amazing cinema room and air-conditioned gym, while nine bedrooms feature private terraces and sea views. The villa’s spacious two-bedroom wing comes complete with a separate kitchen, lounge and Nanny accommodation, while outside there is a children’s ‘jungle gym’ and a large free-form swimming pool with a mini island and swim up bar. Across the road there is a park (belonging to Greensleeves) with a nature trail and flood-lit tennis court. The villa can also be rented with Blue Point to accommodate up to thirty guests.
Location: On the Greensleeves estate, Gibbs Beach/Reeds Bay
Suits: Anyone looking for privacy, elegance and classic comfort.
Why Stay: We’re confident that this four-bedroom villa will delight anyone hoping to completely chill out and be looked after by wonderful long-serving staff. The food that Carson (the Chef for both Greensleeves and Blue Point) creates is absolutely delicious; think beautiful Caribbean produce whipped into mouthwatering delights such as mahi mahi (fish) with spiced lentils, followed by lemon sorbet with tropical fruits and lemongrass sauce. He has trained with Chefs from top Barbados restaurants including The Cliff and is a real asset, as are Ian the Butler and CeCe the House Manager. This Oriental-influenced property offers open-plan interiors leading out to a spacious wrap-around covered terrace with lots of different seating areas. On the top floor, the master suite also boasts a wrap-around terrace, with sea views, while the other three bedrooms are downstairs.
Location: Polo Ridge, St James
polo fans and couples looking for a special wedding venue.
Why Stay: Stanford House is located just opposite the Barbados Polo Club and polo matches are held most weekends during the polo season, so if you fancy watching a game, you’re in a fabulous spot to do so. Elegant Resorts can help you to get tickets too; just ask your Travel Consultant for more information. The villa is well suited for outdoor living and entertaining and features an outdoor lounge and bar, a large pool and pool deck, a Jacuzzi, a barbecue area and two gazebos, including one for dining. There is also a second gazebo, decorated with fairy lights, that is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding. The villa can cater for up to fifty wedding guests, while there are five bedrooms, including a master bedroom with its own seating area, to accommodate up to ten overnight guests.
The Westerings Location: Within the Royal Westmoreland Resort
Suits: Families with teenagers, golfers and tennis players.
Why Stay: The Westerings offers views over Royal Westmoreland’s championship golf course and across to the Caribbean Sea. In the main house there are five double bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a private lounge and covered terrace, while the guest cottage offers a sixth bedroom and is ideal if you have teenagers travelling with you as it features a games room complete with pool table, air hockey, table tennis, table football and a PlayStation. The Westerings also boasts a state-of-the-art multimedia room audio system with wall pad controls, so you can plug in your iPod and listen to your music, as well as a lovely swimming pool and an outdoor dining and bar area. In addition, guests have access to the resort’s golf course, tennis facilities, gym and exclusive beach club at Mullins Bay, so there is always something to keep you entertained.