Speightstown was a charming, quaint little town, not too tourist-y, with beautiful beaches and some nice places to eat (Orange Grocer, Nino's by the Sea, Juma's, Island Plates), banks/ATMs and a decent supermarket (Jordan's). The condo was very well-equipped, with everything you could possibly need, even beach chairs and a beach umbrella. There are beaches steps from the condo (you can see them from the condo terrace) and it's a very short walk into Speightstown to eat. Thilo was incredibly helpful and provided loads of information on the condo, transport, the area, etc. Also great to have an on-site caretaker. I'd book again if I return to Barbados.
Carib Edge was the perfect spot from which to launch and maintain a wonderfully restorative 28-day Barbados vacation. I highly recommend it.
The apartment is housed in a very well-maintained complex featuring a security gate with a keypad as well as a locked front door to the building itself. As a single female traveller I felt secure.
The unit was lovely and clean and well appointed with lots of everything: towels, sheets, kitchenware and beach gear, including chairs, umbrellas and snorkelling equipment. It was also amazingly quiet, given the usual noise associated with a non-hotel setting.
The bedroom at the back of the unit was large and airy, as is the entire unit, thanks to beautiful vaulted ceilings. The bedroom had lots of closet space with good hangers and a double dresser. It was so serene that I had some of the best sleeps of my life there. The mattress provided the perfect amount of firmness and the ceiling fan kept the air moving so that I didn't need to turn on the air conditioning or use the mosquito net over the bed. For a deadline-weary journalist, this bedroom was sheer bliss.
The patio was lovely and the ocean-view featured an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour, movement and sky/ocean awesomeness. I enjoyed connecting with the day each morning as well as the gorgeous sunset views.
I was told that the new ocean-side restaurant, Hugo's, across the road might create some noise but didn't find this to be the case. I also found the staff there friendly, approachable and very helpful, even when all I needed was a cab! A drink and an appetizer in the beautiful lounge was also a less expensive alternative to a full-on meal in the open-air dining room, and featured the same front-row view of the the sea crashing onto giant rocks. Stunning.
The apartment is so well located that renting a car is optional. I walked everywhere. That's the fabulous thing about Speightstown: it's small, historic, friendly, and everything is on the water within 10 minutes walking distance of the apartment.
In the evenings I took a cab to fab restaurants like The Fish Pot (don't pay more than $30 BBDs for the taxi) and during the day I braved the yellow buses to fly down the coast to the Sunshine Kula yoga studio in Holetown.
There are lots of great places to eat in Speightstown. You'll find authentic Bajan cuisine at Fisherman's Pub and terrific chicken rotis at Juma's (where you can eat lunch from you umbrella-shaded lounger on the beach). I also enjoyed the thin-crust wood-fired pizzas and salads loaded with avocado, feta, and walnuts at The Orange Grocer (ask for Nick or Julie).
The new place in town, One Eleven East, was my absolute fave. The owners are really lovely people and the place is a beautiful but laid-back oasis featuring great coffee, drinks and interesting people of all stripes. It quickly became my go-to spot for cappuccino and a Paris-worthy almond croissant, beach lounging, swimming, paddle-boarding (they rent), delicious crusty gooey grilled cheese sandwiches (which I never usually eat and at 5 pm, a paddle board yoga class with a view of the setting sun. This was invariably followed by a sundowner with the instructor and classmates.
Did I enjoy my stay? I've already re-booked.
Our stay at Caribe Edge was an incredible experience. There was everything you could want in this one bedroom apartment. Extra linen, beach towels, pillows and an incredibly well equipped kitchen. The walk in shower was a bonus.
It is well and comfortably furnished. You only need to bring your bathing suit here.
The patio accessed by two French doors a lovely place to catch a few rays , watch the sunset or enjoy a meal. There were two umbrellas for those who need shade, and no shortage of patio furniture and loungers. You have a lovely view of ocean although partially blocked by a new restaurant.
For those who love the beach, it is a mere 20 seconds across a rarely travelled road, You will have to carry the beach chairs or beach umbrellas yourself.
Everything is within walking distance on safe side walks or road. There are two grocery stores and a bakery around the corner that is to die for! There is lots of beer and wine available in the grocery stores
If you are into the bar scene there are a couple of small bars in town on the water as well as a few nice restaurants.
One of the nice things about this apartment is the housekeeper Sonjia. She is so pleasant and helpful and is usually around the building somewhere and available by phone. Our kettle broke and she arrived the next morning with a new one.
If you do have a car, there is a locked garage so security is not an issue.
My only criticism would be the lack of screens in the living room and kitchen areas. We do not like air conditioning so would like to have been able to leave the windows open in those areas in the evening. The two ceiling fans worked well to circulate the air and there are three air conditioners for those who like it cool.The bedroom and bathroom are screened. The unit is on the third floor and there is a considerable climb up the stairs.
All in all this is one of the best apartments we have ever stayed in and I can't imagine anyone else thinking otherwise.
The carib edge penthouse was a wonderful place to stay.Our hosts made everything to feel us at home in the place in the Caribbean.The penthouse is very well equipped, tastefully furnished, has a large terrace which is open to the west and north and allows therefore a wide view.We enjoyed sitting there for our breakfast and especially in he afternoon and evening, watching the sunset, the birds, and enjoying the trade winds.
The location is really greater mostly empty beach infront of the condo and this is just a few minutes away from a little town where you find all amenities needed.Speightstown is not crowded by tourists.You see the local Bajan population doing their shopping, selling and buying vegetables on the street.
No rental car is needed if you want to enjoy the beach live.if you want to explore the island a car is convenient of course, perhaps just for a few days.
from Speightstown bus terminal almost all places on the island can be reached by bus, which is very cheap indeed.
This is an ideal place but perhaps not for people enjoying disco music and noisy night life.If you want this go to the south coast.we will certainly return.
Carib Edge was all that we had hoped for in our Caribbean holiday. The apartment was tastefully and immaculately furnished, well equipped, with interesting art work, books, plants and local information. We particularly appreciated the “one level” living and the large walk-in shower.
Its location is ideal – just across from a lovely beach, easy walking distance into the friendly and colourful town of Speighstown, which has good restaurants, a supermarket and a couple of beach bars.
We particularly liked sitting on the large terrace and watching the glorious sunsets and ever changing skies, followed by a BBQ (electric, so no hassle!)