Have been to Barbados 30+ times. 2nd time to stay at Maresol but this was a different apartment. We stayed in Featherbed Lane this time which is the upper floor. We felt very safe in the apartment, but we felt there was a privacy issue with the back door. There was no curtain and anyone could look in if they came up the back stairs. The safe was locked open so completely useless. Only other safe was at the office which is a little hut just off the road. This is only open between approx 8.30 - 4.30 is not an option.
We were burgled on our 3rd night there. All my electrical items were taken, my sister and her grandchildren also had items stolen. We couldn't figure out how anyone could break in until we were shown - easy if you stood on the handrail leading to the apartment and leaned over to the window. Police were called that night.
Next morning we spoke to management about the burglary. Can you imagine our shock when we discovered that the "Warning security cameras in operation" all over the property were only for show? Obviously the burglars knew that the cameras didn't exist but nobody in management thought to tell us.
We felt duped, lied to and hung out to dry. We left the apartment when another policeman visited us and advised us that the property was dangerous and we were not safe.
We got absolutely no redress from the owner who skimped on the security. I wrote to him twice and he ignored me both times. Hindsight is a great thing so I suggest that nobody stays in this apartment if you want to be safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious well-equipped apartments directly on Dover Beach. Set in a garden environment, we offer self-contained units that are close to all amenities and are situated directly on a 1500 foot white sand beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maresol Beach Apartments Barbados