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Comfortable apartment in beautifully kept tropical gardens just steps from the white coral sands, crystal blue waters and palm trees of Discovery Bay. The apartment is bright and airy with colourful fabrics, hardwood and cane furniture, and fans providing a cooling breeze. There is a very well equipped kitchen so you can rustle up anything from freshly caught tuna to a rum punch for sun downers. Enjoy watching humming birds feeding among the hibiscus and monkeys scampering up trees as you relax on the balcony. A wide range of bars and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and duty free shopping are all just a short walk away in Holetown. If you need to keep in touch there is free wireless broadband access for your laptop.
Eating and Drinking: Zacchios Restaurant is a favourite 5 minutes stroll away with water side eating at sensible prices. Nearby Inn on the Beach has a great value buffet lunch and lovely setting. Surfside Bar & Restaurant has a great Happy Hour, simple beach menu and TV screens for sports lovers. Coxies and Groots are popular bars a short walk North and Lexy Piano Bar enlivens the town. Holetown's First and Second Streets offer a mix including Mediterranean, Bajan, South Indian, Italian and Asian restaurants. For upmarket dining Tides and The Mews deserve their reputations. Further afield The Fish Pot, North of Speightstown is worth the bus ride - as is Cariba to the South. To eat like the locals try the roadside vans - or the fish frys at Oistins and Half Moon Fort. Patisserie Flint can ease you into another laid back day with a latte and delicious banana bread. If you just want to sit on a beach with a rum punch Harry our gardener has a family recipe and will gladly mix you a bottle of his finest.
Beaches around the island: Discovery Bay and Settlers beaches are ideal for swimming with gently shelving sand, jet ski free areas marked by buoys & floating platforms for diving or sunbathing. If you want to chill in the shade with a good book they are fringed with Coconut Palms & Casuarina trees & Bougainvillea adding a splash of colour. Water skiing and other aqua sports are available on the beach - or you can book ahead at Sandpiper's kiosk. Mullins & Gibbs beaches are 4 miles north, Sandy Lane beach 2 miles south. Brighton beach just north of Bridgetown has a glorious expanse of sand + the delightfully laid back Weisers Bar.The South East Coast is a favourite place with all types of surfer. The East Coast is a complete contrast - almost deserted with big Atlantic rollers crashing in rather than the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is rugged and beautiful but beware of the dangerous undertow in many places. Crane Beach is superb - with a great deli en route. Best eating places there: The Cove & The Crane.
Barbados and the Bajans offer so much: Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history, great restaurants. But what makes Barbados special, and the reason so many visitors return year after year, is the Bajans who are warm, charming, always ready with a smile. They make you feel welcome and really at home on this lovely Caribbean Island. - - Do try a half day catamaran cruise up the West coast with lunch, drinks, wreck snorkeling and a swim with turtles. It departs just by Art Studio. - - Barbados has a reputation for having the finest golf in the Caribbean, with championship at Sandy Lane & Royal Westmoreland 5 minutes away and Royal Barbados Golf Club further south. - - Also: Kensington Oval, best known of all West Indian Cricket Grounds - - Rum distillery tour and rum shops - - Wildlife Reserve (north) - - Andromeda Botanical Gardens (east) - - Harrison's cave with impressive stalactites & and stalagmites (centre) - - the largest military garrison in the Caribbean. - - Enjoy.
Tiled bathroom with large walk-in shower - powered by efficient solar panels. There is also an outside shower at the side of the apartment for use after the beach....moreless
You will be well looked after by our friendly staff. Meschelle who is the housekeeper and Harry who is the gardener and maintenance man. They will ensure things run smoothly and answer any questions for you.
We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by either Harry or a local taxi firm....moreless
Apr - Aug 2015 Apr 21 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Autumn 2015 Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
November/December 2015 Nov 1 - Dec 14, 2015 3 night min stay
Xmas & New Year 2015/16 Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
Jan - Apr 2016 Jan 4 - Apr 20, 2016 3 night min stay
Apr - Aug 2016 Apr 21 - Aug 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Rental rates include daily maid service, all utilities and linen - but please bring your own outdoor towels for beach and garden use.
Flexible changeover day. You can rent by the night - just divide the weekly rate by 7.
Additional adults are £100 per week, additional children £50pw.
Late availability special rates - email us.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The apartment is 500 yards North of Holetown on the Platinum Coast - named after its beautiful white coral sand. Settlers Beach is 200 yards North and has Spago, a waterfront Italian restaurant. Folkestone Marine Park lies just beyond with excellent reef snorkeling, a museum, aquarium, picnic tables in the shade and tennis courts. Art Studio sits between the Sandpiper and Discovery Bay hotels which are happy for guests to use their pools and bars. Holetown has more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget (see 'Eating & Drinking' section below). It also offers banks, taxis, post office and a good range of shops. Catch one of Barbados' famous yellow buses from a stop 100 yards away to visit bustling Bridgetown or head north to laid back Speightstown.
Other Activities: Liming, steel band, piano bar, reef snorkeling, swimming with turtles, glass bottom boat, jet ski, rum shops and distillery, marine parks.
Year Purchased: 2000
About: We live in Cambridge UK with Katy and Sammy who are 12 and 10.
They love swimming with the turtles and the fresh fish at Ju Ju's Beach Restaurant.
Why Holetown: We bought Art Studio on our 3rd trip to Barbados. The Bajans are the friendliest people we have ever met, fantastic with children and wonderfully laid back.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: 35 yards/metres from the beach.
Lovely tropical gardens
Holetown on your doorstep.
Everything you need! .
Primary:+44 (0)1223 832012Any time up to 22.00 UK time is fine