A very fitted out villa ideally situated within walking distance of beach. Excellent restaurants within few minutes drive to suit all budgets. Beautiful garden five minutes walk. Even had a visit from a family of monkeys. Highly recommend
This is a fantastic holiday home. It is beautifully furnished and has everything for a luxurious and comfortable holiday. The bedrooms are really spacious with large, comfortable beds, walk-in wardrobes and each with their own ensuite shower room. The air con and ceiling fans in every room kept the inside wonderfully cool even when it was very hot and humid outside. The pool is excellent although at times was a little hot - like getting in a warm bath ! There are beach towels and separate pool towels. The garden is beautiful. The road noise didn't really bother us and is well screened by the trees and plants. The gardeners, pool attendant (both weekly) and housekeeper (every three days) kept everything spic and span. For us a hire car was an essential even just for popping into Holetown or for going to west coast beaches. The walk into Holetown is a bit of a trek in the heat and there aren't any pavements on the road from the house or even on parts of the main road so not particularly safe, especially given how some of the yellow bus drivers drive! Plus the local Massy supermarket was closed so we had to go to the Massy at Warrens (with its Waitrose aisle!!) and it was much easier having the car. We hired the car from Holetown car rentals after we arrived and it was about £430 for 14 days which was competitive compared to other reputable car hire companies on the island. We collected the car from their office (in Jamestown Park, Holetown) but you can have the car brought to you at the house and collected at the end. We enjoyed Mullins beach for its liveliness and beach bar (note that there are public parking spaces at the Royal Westmoreland club house just across the road from Mullins beach) but Gibbes was our favourite beach. It was about a 10-minute drive from the house. It was particularly quiet in the mornings and felt very unspoilt compared to other beaches, backed by large private villas hidden behind the trees (be careful of the small, green, poisonous fruits called Manchineels - we hadn't heard of them before, there were no warning signs and it was lucky that someone on the beach alerted us as two of our children were playing catch with one!). About a quarter of a mile before you get to Mullins there is a road on the right signposted to Highway 2A and we parked there (walk back down to the main road, turn right and just after a house called Dudley Wood you will find a narrow track down to Gibbes beach - stunning !). We enjoyed Carizma in Holetown and loved Carizma on the Hill which is a short drive up the hill from the house. Great for sunset cocktails / milkshakes. We had afternoon tea at Sandy Lane and ate lunch at the Tides in Holetown. Both highly recommended. We drove out to St Nicholas Abbey which was very interesting and drove down the east coast (roads in a very bad condition) to Bathsheba. We also visited Bottom Bay which was beautiful but you can't really swim there, and Crane Beach which has beautiful pinkish sand but is a little crowded and dominated by the resort at the top of cliffs. We had a delicious lunch at Cutters of Barbados near Crane. Do just be aware how expensive Barbados is. Even self-catering is an expensive option. Supermarket prices are double (or, depending on the product, triple or quadruple British prices) and we were unaware before we arrived. Overall an amazing holiday and a great villa to stay in. Highly recommended.
Lovely villa with a nice garden and pool. The bedrooms are beautiful and beautifully decorated. We found the kitchen small, and all the plates in the cupboard were piled on top of each other which was a pain when you wanted something from the very back! There were a few hiccups that is why I have not given it 5 stars.
Recently back from our 1st trip to Barbados and stay at Beira Flor. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our 1st visit. The villa is fabulous, and Sharon as the owner gave us so much helpful information before we arrived. Add that to all the help and assistance that we got from Juliet when we arrived and we were in heaven! Villa and pool perfect, and perfectly located for a short walk to a beautiful beach. We loved Beija Flor and loved our 1st holiday in Barbados- we will most definitely be back - as soon as we can! No complaints whatsoever.