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Reeds, Glitter, or Payne bay ?

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Reeds, Glitter, or Payne bay ?

I have only been to Barbados once and stayed at Christ Church near Miami Beach. I would like to return and stay on the "platinum coast". I am looking for a nice peaceful condo for Christmas 2011 ( I need peace and quiet after visiting crazy St. Martin) .

I want a great beach with super soft sand bottom good for swimming. Have found nice condos on Paynes, Reeds, and Glitter ........can you let me know the pros and cons of each ?

I do not know St James that well

thanks so much, RW

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Glitter Bay

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Agree Glitter Bay. Reeds too isolated and has a poor beach and . Paynes Bay is too busy with cruise ships. Also Glitter Bay has a pool for use if the sea is rough a definite possibility at this time of year.

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I think if you want peace and quiet at that time of year, then Reeds is your best bet! Having just returned from Paynes Bay, I know it was pretty lively. I also visited friends at Glitter Bay where quite a lot of people stay at this time of year, so again the beach was pretty busy. Christmas & New Year is always a busy time on the West Coast, but I would say Reeds is likely to be the quietest of your choices.

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Glitter Bay is the best beach and close to restaurants, shopping, supermarkets etc. Reeds House does not have the nicest beach and is a bit further north. Paynes Bay beach is always busy especially catamarans and jet skis and is a bit away from Holetown as well. Try www.barbadosvillaservices.com for accommodation at Glitter Bay

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I had the same question..Reeds, Paynes or Glitter. Now I'm trying to decide between Reeds and Glitter. I haven't been able to find any reviews for Reeds House 9 & 10 and I have read that there have been some robberies etc. in Holetown and not sure if I want to be too isolated. Any comments?

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