My wife and I have stayed at the Magic Isle exclusively since almost the beginning of our travels there around 1973. The owners are still the same great people. The office staff have many friends/clients worldwide because most visitors are repeats and they are repeats for a reason. The visitors know the staff by name and the staff know the visitors by name. That includes Kendrake and Edward who look after the grounds. Sheila, Rose and the other ladies who look after the rooms. And the office staff of course.
We have stayed in nearly every room at the property. And it doesn't really matter which room they assign because inside they are all the same and they all have balconies or a patio.
Accra (Rockley) Beach is 60 or so stepping stones from the furthest room. It is a beautiful sight to see. Which is probably why we walk it from sun up to sun down with breaks at the pool in the shade when needed.
Everything is handy the Magic Isle. Airport 15-20 minutes. Downtown Bridgetown 20 minutes. Many restaurants, banks, grocery stores, wine shops, liquor stores. The now famous Boardwalk starts at the beach directly in front of Magic Isle. Even a great doctor is only 5-10 minutes drive.
The apartments are big and bright with everything needed for housekeeping. We were dismayed when they put phones and tv in the rooms years ago because we liked the isolation. So we don't use the tv, have never made a phone call (although we have received a few that we could have done without :). We do put the radio on for some local music every once in a while. But that's about it. The rest of the time is on the beach, in the pool or on the balcony with a Mount Gay or 2.
Before a reader of this says we wouldn't know a good place to stay in Barbados because we've only stayed at the Magic Isle let me say that I owned a travel agency for many years and have been in nearly every property in Barbados, every property in Bermuda, have been to nearly every island in the Caribbean and I still say Barbados is a fantastic place to visit and the Magic Isle is a fantastic place to stay. I only wish we could get there more!!
- Also Known As:
- Magic Isle Beach Apartments Hotel Barbados