went for a last minute short getaway to barbados - 4 days - cab to the hotel from the airport was about 35 BD - negotiate your price before getting in the cab - make sure you know if it's BD or USD that you have agreed to avoid any hassle.
all the rooms at the south gap have mini kitchenettes - we were trying to do it on a tight budget so we packed lots of pastas, dry soups, breakfast stuff etc and bought burgers / chicken etc from the vendors that set up outside the hotels to have along with what we had brought with us --- (saved a ton of cash doing this) - bring some mini dishsoap.
didn't hear much outside noise from the bars from our room but we had one that was tucked behind the lobby area on the main floor which may have helped.
friendly housekeeping staff / hit and miss bar/wait staff.
Rooms are very basic but we really didn't spend much time in the room or at the hotel anyway . Hop on a bus/taxi and head to Oistens market on a Friday night - definitely worth checking out...
interesting mix of locals and tourists...lots of food stalls / drinks etc. / clothing/jewellery/artwork stalls etc.
Dover beach is beautiful and is just a short walk down the road -
(walk out of the hotel and turn right)
you'll have to pay 10-20 dollars BD for loungers with an umbrella but it's yours for the whole day....well worth it to avoid the mega-sunburns. All kinds of activities there too if that's your thing...windsurfing / jetski / etc. / Food stands...beer etc. Great beach for swimming.
RBC bank and the ship inn are directly across the street from the hotel / small shop is steps away for all of your beer and munchy needs.
overall a small and simple hotel...would go back eventually but the St. Lawrence Gap personally was a bit touristy for our tastes. From what we could tell, all of the rooms have great views of the Sea with great sunsets.... watch out for the crabs walking around by the pool!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This delightful three star boutique style hotel is situated on the south coast of Barbados, 7 miles from the airport and only 5 miles from the island's capital, Bridgetown. Located in the very popular and lively St Lawrence Gap, it is within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Just a few yards away, the stunning Dover Beach offers a serene and peaceful contrast for those wanting to relax during the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel South Gap
- South Gap Christ Church
- South Gap Hotel Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap