by Lissa Poirot
This upscale resort features luxury villas and residences on the island of Barbados. A lagoon-style swimming pool and a beachfront location with watersports and activities provides traditional Caribbean fun in the sun, with kids’ activities, babysitting, organized group activities, and a private water taxi that accesses the hotel’s sister property, Port Ferdinand, for more amenities. You will have a home-away-from-home with these villa properties providing a selection of beachfront options ranging in size from one to five bedrooms with fully equipped kitchens, laundry and private pools. The most standard Beachfront Residences range from 2,500 to 2,700 in square feet with up to three bedrooms. Beachfront Penthouses start at 3,100 square feet and three bedrooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided daily at the resort’s poolside restaurant, and in-home private dining can be arranged. Guests are welcome to visit Port Ferdinand for dining at its pizzeria and fine dining offerings. A kids’ activities centre is located on the property for ages 3 to 17. Toddlers must have adult with them to enjoy the programs. At Port Ferdinand, an outdoor kids’ park and indoor kids’ club are available. En suite babysitting and nanny services can be arranged. During Spring Break and Christmas holidays, special activities take place for both children and families.
Our Editor Loves
- Private villas with up to five bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Children's programs and babysitting
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Let me start by saying this was our family's first "big" vacation. First time in Barbados and first time out of the country for the kids (aged 7,11,15). I spent an absurd amount of time researching the best island to visit and place to stay. Looking back we made the best choice by staying here. We wanted a 3 bedroom, ocean front property. You really cant find that elsewhere. The resort is quiet, which we liked. Plenty to do for the kids. And I think we tried just about everything on the menu at the Gazebo. We took the free water taxi to Niki beach one day. We took again to the sister resort and had the pool and bar to ourselves. We used the included water sports activities a lot. We did go out on the big mable and fishing. The included swimming with the turtles was better than the one we paid for. They basically let you swim for a full hour. The staff was great, especially Raymond on the beach. We had room 308 which was great. Huge, amazing view and large outside area for eating, relaxing or just sitting in the jacuzzi. I could go on forever. My only issue was with check out, we were running late and did not have the time to review our detailed bill until we got home. I did discover we charged for things I already paid for, such as the breakfast and room levy tax. Upon contacting the hotel they responded quickly and gave me a refund the next day. If we come back to Barbados this would be the place we stay!
We are a family of 4 in a 3 bed apartment ( villa ). We paid for a 2 bed and the third bedroom has been locked, fairly enough! The property is stunning, massive apartment and truly 5 star ( and I am very fussy ). Beach is fantastic, pool fantastic, little restaurant fantastic, staff fantastic. Lots of restaurants close by. Absolutely love it here.