# 8 Palm Beach | Holetown luxury Barbados holiday apartment with a pool | Self-catering accommodation in St. James on the west coast

BAJAN RETREATS

Contact: Irene or Peter

E-mail:

barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk

 

 

 

# 8 PALM BEACH

For up to 4 people.  

Under-occupancy rates are available*

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE FULL DETAILS, RATES*, BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS & GUESTS' COMMENTS.

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ENQUIRY FORM:- If you would like to check the availability of # 8 Palm Beach please click on the following link:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireN08PalmBeach.htm

This luxury, modern, ground floor condominium is one of 14 privately-owned properties set within lush tropical gardens with a freshwater swimming pool (3 feet to 7 feet deep and approximately 30 feet long by 15 feet wide), sun deck and loungers.  A BBQ is also available for guests’ use.

THE LOCATION:-

View from VerandaPalm Beach Condominiums are situated on St. James' beach in Holetown on Barbados’ beautiful ‘platinum’ west coast. Many water sports, including scuba diving and snorkelling, are available locally.

Two world-class golf courses - The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane - are within easy reach.

An excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets are located in Sunset Crest & Holetown. Other amenities including the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre - with its shops, cafes & cinemas, plus lots more - bars, banks, a supermarket*, mini markets, a butchers, an ice cream parlour, wine shops, fruit and veg stalls, bakeries, coffee shops, a Post Office, medical centres, the Chattel Village shops (offering everything from souvenirs to gourmet food), and Sunset Mall - a shopping plaza with a small department store (Cave Shepherd) and a cafe plus other outlets - are also within easy walking distance.

* The Massy supermarket (in what was the West Coast Mall) in Holetown will be closed - due to expansion - from the end of April to November 2017, however there are numerous other shops and mini-markets in or close to Holetown.

Meanwhile, during the period when their Holetown supermarket is closed, Massy have advised that they intend be provide a shuttle service to/from their branch in Warrens.

MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF PALM BEACH CONDOMINIUMS:-

 

THE ACCOMMODATION:-

Veranda# 8 Palm Beach is bright and airy and very tastefully decorated and furnished in pretty tropical colours. High standards of decoration and cleanliness prevail.

The large, private, furnished veranda - complete with a ceiling fan - leads out to the tropical gardens and swimming pool area (attractively illuminated at night). There is also a rear entrance door that leads out from the lounge area. The landscaped gardens lead down to the beach and the enticing blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. 

# 8 Palm Beach has the most private veranda because it is located at the end of the garden, therefore there are no passers-by. 

LoungeThe comfortable, spacious lounge/dining room includes a ceiling fan, a tower fan, a flat screen cable TV, a multi-national DVD/MP3 player, a sofa (that can be converted to a double bed), arm chairs and a coffee table.

 # 8 is also equipped with a telephone for accepting incoming calls and making outgoing local calls - which are free. There is an additional telephone in the bedroom.

Free WI-FI is usually available in the condo and on the veranda as well as in the gardens.

KitchenThe kitchen is well-equipped and includes a ceiling fan, an oven & hob, a large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee percolator, toaster, kettle, an electric fan, an iron & ironing board, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

BedroomThe air-conditioned bedroom offers a ceiling fan, twin beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, bedside tables with lamps & a clock/radio plus a dressing table. For guests from the UK there is a UK style 3 pin electrical socket in the bedroom. The en suite dressing area - with a ceiling fan, hairdryer and ample wardrobe space - leads into the bath/shower/WC room. A small safe is also provided for guests' valuables.

Bath/shower/WC roomThere are parking spaces to the rear of the condos should you wish to hire a car during your stay.

Pat, the manager - who lives in one of the Palm Beach Condominiums - will meet and greet you on your arrival at the condo and she will happily answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay in Barbados.

 

The RATES (in pounds sterling) for renting # 8 Palm Beach are shown below.

To calculate the cost per person, please divide the rates by the number of people sharing.

YOU WILL HAVE SOLE USE OF THE APARTMENT REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY. 

 

15th April 2017

to
14
th December 2017

 

      Up to 2 people: £ 90.00 per night.

              3 people: £ 100.00 per night.

             4 people : £ 110.00 per night.

 

15th December 2017

to
14
th April 2018

 

      

        Up to 2 people: £ 125.00 per night.

                 3 people : £ 135.00 per night.

                 4 people : £ 145.00 per night.

 

 

15th April 2018

to
14
th December 2018

 

 

       Up to 2 people: £ 95.00 per night.

              3 people: £ 105.00 per night.

             4 people : £ 115.00 per night.

 

St James' Beach

The rates shown above include all taxes, maid service (3 times a week), gas, electricity (including air-conditioning), linen and towels (including beach towels).

If you wish to see how much the prices equate to in a different currency, please enter the pounds sterling (GBP) rates that are shown above into a currency converter such as the one available online at www.xe.com/ucc/

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:- 

A pre-arranged transfer from Grantley Adams Airport to Palm Beach. (Approx. 40 minute drive. BDS$ 65-BDS$ 80). Payable locally.

A welcome pack of groceries can be ordered to your specification. It will be delivered to the apartment prior to your arrival and you will be required to pay for the goods after you arrive.

RESTRICTIONS:-

No pets.

No smoking in the apartment.

This is a holiday rental property and cannot be hired as a party venue.

HOW TO BOOK AND TERMS & CONDITIONS:-

If you would like to make a booking for # 8 Palm Beach please contact Bajan Retreats via e-mail to:- barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk or via the Enquiry Form at:- www.relaxingretreats.co.uk/enquireN08PalmBeach.htm

Credit card payments are not accepted. This is in order to keep the rates low and to avoid high bank charges for this small business.

For UK residents :- A deposit cheque, Banker's Draft or money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. If you wish to pay via a money transfer please request this at the time of booking.

For non-UK residents:- A sterling Banker's Draft, a sterling International Money Order or money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. If you wish to pay via a money transfer please request this at the time of booking.

Once I have received your deposit payment I will e-mail you a Booking Confirmation, together with my 'Car Hire' and 'Before you Travel' information.

Your balance - via the payment methods shown above - will be required 8 weeks prior to your arrival at # 8 Palm Beach.

I will e-mail you a receipt as soon as I receive your balance payment.

If your booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at # 8 Palm Beach, the full payment will be required.

You will receive my 'Useful information' documents 10-14 days prior to your arrival in Barbados.

In addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ documents will also contain:-

  • A customised local area map with detailed directions to your accommodation in Barbados.
  • The name and telephone number of the person who will be your contact on the island if you have any questions or concerns during your stay.
  • The number of the guests’ telephone in your accommodation – complete with international dialling codes – so that you can advise the number to any family and friends who you think may wish to contact you while you are in Barbados.
  • Telephone numbers for recommended local taxi drivers.
  • Invitations to pre-book any ‘optional extras’ – such as a transfer from the airport to Palm Beach and a ‘welcome pack’ of groceries.

The following cancellation charges apply:-

Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date - Loss of deposit.

Cancellation less than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date – Loss of 100% of the total cost.

As with all holidays, travel insurance is strongly recommended.

REVIEWS.

The comments shown below have been received via e-mail or in writing. Other guests have chosen to add their comments to the Guest Book within the property (if a Guest Book is provided).

 

"We visited your website and found it to be very informative and user 
friendly as always. 

# 8 Palm Beach was exactly as we expected it. The photos and information 
given on your website is absolutely spot on. 

We can think of nothing else that could be added to improve either the 
accommodation or the facilities - it really was perfect. 

As always it has been an absolute pleasure booking our accommodation 
with you. The service you provide really is outstanding and fingers 
crossed we will be booking next years with you very soon." 

Donna, Tony, Jess & Charlotte - Essex. UK. March/April 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"Sad to have to leave Barbados after such a lovely time at Palm Beach.

It is just the perfect place. Julia's apartment is so comfortable and well equipped. Julia was such a great host and Pat was so helpful. It was great getting to know everyone and they all came out to see us off - which was so touching.

Regarding your service:- we very much appreciated having someone in this country to contact and book through and all the information you sent was very useful.

Many thanks".

Jan & Rod - Surrey, UK. February/March 2017.

 

 

"We were very happy with the condo.

It really was a lovely holiday and Tides was a fabulous restaurant.

All of the information you provided was clear and easy to follow.

We do hope to return to Barbados one day and definitely to Palm Beach Condos and would have no hesitation recommending anyone to book through yourselves.

Kind Regards".

Keith & Alison - Staffs, UK. February 2017.

 

"We had absolutely everything we needed.

We were delighted with your service and that at Palm Beach.

We will be in touch soon regarding 2017 when the flights are released.

Regards",

Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"The accommodation was good as always, clean and comfortable.

Best wishes",

Roger & Marjorie - West Sussex, UK. November/December 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"Having stayed at Palm Beach before we had high expectations of of # 8 and all were met. LOVE LOVE LOVE the location - couldn't be better for eating, recreating, shopping and relaxing. The condo is completely stocked with all the gadgets you could need. Feels like home.

The information you provided was great".

Herb & Mary - Phoenix, USA. September 2016.
(Repeat Palm Beach guests).



"Hi Irene

Sorry it's taken me so long to review # 8 Palm Beach. Just didn't want to admit the holiday is over.

Firstly thank you so much for our anniversary card, it was a lovely to receive it in time to take with us and open on our special day.

We had a fantastic time, as always.

The apartment was clean, tidy and just perfect. The gardens looked really good and in bloom.


Pat looked after us perfectly with our groceries all ready and put away for our arrival and answering any queries. With Harold making sure we were picked up from the airport and dropped off on time.

We exchanged our personally written vows on the beach outside the apartments with a fantastic fellow guest kindly taken photos. Zaccios for lunch with free fizz with our meal.

As Pete is recovering from surgery we didn't do a lot of exploring so it forced us to adopt the slower pace of the island, which was just what we needed.

Once again your information pack was perfect.

Thank you so very much for such a fantastic and extremely easy way to book a holiday.

Hope you and Peter are Ok?


Till the next time....." xx

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. July/August 2016.
(Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"Hi Irene & Peter,

We found your website easy to navigate and full of useful information about the property.

The description on your web site was accurate and everything about # 8 exceeded our expectations. We can't think how the accommodation can be improved, it was like a 'home away from home' equipped with everything you could possibly need and the location was perfect, within easy walking distance of many shops, bars and restaurants.

It was a pleasure dealing with you both at Bajan Retreats, the booking process was very efficient and straightforward.

The information pack you provided was very comprehensive and the little extras, such as a pre-arranged taxi and grocery shopping, were much appreciated.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next holiday at Palm Beach.

Thank you".

Emma & Kevin - Devon, UK. June/July 2016.

"# 8 Palm Beach did match our expectations - as it has done in the past. Nothing needs to be improved.

We will be booking again for 2017".

Penny & Dave - Nova Scotia, Canada. April/May/June 2016.

"Dear Irene and Peter,

Thank you so much for the fantastic informative and friendly service you provided during the booking procedure and as our holiday approached. Yet again we found your website information and photos to be honest and very accurate.

Our accommodation and all the facilities were exactly as we had expected, in some areas it far exceeded our expectations. We could not have wanted for anything more.

We met other guests who had, at various times, booked through you and all shared our view that you provide a service that goes above and beyond most people's expectations.

Thank you once again and we look forward to speaking to you soon about our next booking."


Donna, Tony, Jess and Charlotte - Essex, UK - March/April 2016.

 

"Hi Irene,

As always, we had a great time at # 8 and are sad to leave.

We're sitting on the veranda after such a wonderful day ! We left the island tour in William's capable hands and we're so pleased we did. He drove through old Speightstown telling us about the history of it all, up the west coast and across to the Animal Flower Cave to take in the views, wow !!

Then he took us up Cherry Tree Hill to see 'Scotland' .....another amazing view. We ended up at Bathsheba which was just beautiful. We saw some brave surfers there !! He took us to the Seaside Bar and we all had some lunch....very authentic. We had fish, rice and peas. We'd love to spend the day at Bathsheba sometime to watch the surf. It's a totally different world on the east coast.

What we loved is how much history we got out of it. All the plantations and the stories William told us. It has opened our eyes to the island and we can now look at it in a different way, and really appreciate it. William is brilliant and I think he quite enjoyed himself !

We got back to Palm Beach in the afternoon and had a dip in the pool and chilled on the beach at sunset.

We'll be back next year !"

Lynn & Rob - Nottinghamshire, UK - March 2016.

 

"Hi Irene,

We would like to thank you for everything you did for us - arranging our holiday.

As last time everything was just as promised and more.

Pat and the owner of # 8 were brilliant as normal and couldn't have been more helpful.

We just love it there and hope to go back again sometime within the next couple of years.

Thanks". 

Pete & Sue - Cambridgeshire, UK. February 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"Hi Irene,

We had another wonderful stay at Palm Beach.

As always, the accommodation and facilities absolutely matched our expectations. Both # 8 and # 10 really cannot be improved. We had everything we needed and the owner of both condos always makes contact to check things are ok whilst we are there - and to see if we need anything. Pat and yourself were helpful as always - much appreciated !"

Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December2015. (5th stay)

 

"Dear Irene,

The apartment was better than ever - nothing wanting and all clean and very tidy.

We are booking again for next year.

Best wishes",

Roger & Marjorie - West Sussex, UK. November/December 2015. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"I just wanted to say thank you for another excellent holiday in Barbados - as usual everything was perfect in # 8.

I am looking forward to going back in November - and again next year".

Fiona - Cheshire, UK. September 2015. (Repeat Palm Beach guest).

 

"The facilities were excellent".

Adrian & Rosie - Derbyshire, UK. Aug./Sept. 2015.

 

 "We stayed in # 8 Palm Beach for 2 all too short weeks. The holiday was everything we had hoped it would be and then some. 
I do not think your web site can be improved on. It's very informative and your useful information pack covered everything.
We expect to be revisiting in the not too distant future as Barbados has left a permanent impression".

Bob & Karen - Kent, UK. July/August 2015.
 

"We would not change a thing in # 8. We will be booking again for next year.

The info. package that you sent was great".

Penny & Dave - Nova Scotia, Canada. May 2015.

 

"Hi Irene

We had a most enjoyable stay in # 8 Palm Beach.

The condo was very much as expected. The location is perfect. We did not expect to learn to water ski in our sixties !

Your web site is excellent and the information you supplied was both timely and perfect in detail. We cannot suggest any improvement.

Dealing with you has been a pleasure and it would be nice to think that we will have dealings with you one day in the future.

Best regards",

Jane and Rob - North Yorkshire, UK. April 2015.

 

"Our holiday was perfect and we loved everything about # 8.

We think the service you provide is fantastic and the bigger holiday companies could learn a thing or two from you.

All of the information you provided before our holiday was 'spot on' as usual.

Your web site is brilliant and very easy to navigate.

We will definitely book with you again.

Thank you Irene".

Donna & Family - Essex, UK. March/April 2015.

 

"Hello Irene

We had a very comfortable & enjoyable stay at # 8.

We forgot our electrical adapter and it was a joy to have a 3 pin socket available.

We would not hesitate to use the apartment again if on return to Barbados we stay in Holetown.

Regards".

Alex - West Sussex, UK. March 2015.

 

"Hi Irene,

That was a cracker of a holiday.

All of the information that you provided was comprehensive.

What a great location and facilities # 8 has to offer. It's a lovely personal apartment with no commercial starkness or corporate imaging in sight.

Pat, Vita and Chris all worked away to make my stay a pleasant one - plus of course having the bonus of Julia, Mali and their many friends ensuring the days flowed along nicely. That was not the only thing that flowed ! Plenty of champagne and rum. Headache gone now !

Thanks for setting it all up for me...I will return".

Terry - Chichester - West Sussex. Feb./Mar. 2015.

 

"Irene, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at # 8 Palm Beach. Everything was perfect.

The Palm Beach Condos are set in the ideal location for all of the amenities that Holetown has to offer - and they are just a few steps away from the beach !

Pat was very helpful during our stay and your service was second to none from start to finish.

We appreciated the fact that the owner of the condo called us to make sure that we had settled in nicely - which we had. That was a very nice touch !

We will have no hesitation in recommending you and # 8 to our family and friends - and we will certainly return to Palm Beach ourselves.

Warm wishes",

Alfie & Linda - West Glamorgan, Wales. Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015

 

"Hi Irene,

I have had an amazing time as ever and can think of nothing that would have improved it.

This was my 2nd stay in # 8 and it was lovely. The accommodation and facilities more than exceed my expectations".

Fiona - Cheshire, UK. September 2014. (Repeat Palm Beach guest).

 

"Hi Irene,

We had a very good time out there as usual, and are now looking forward to next year.

We were very pleased with accommodation and liked the general style and local art in # 8".

John - Hampshire, UK. May/June 2014. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).

 

"Hi Irene,

We had a lovely holiday and the apartment was great.

Pat was excellent.

Regards",

Linda & family - Co. Durham, UK. March/April 2014.

 

“Hi Irene,

Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. We had a fantastic time at Palm Beach once again.

We very much enjoyed our stay and # 8 Palm Beach was as clean and comfortable as ever.

 The condo is beautiful and its facilities are perfect.

Pat was as welcoming as usual and she was always on hand to help with anything. She did our grocery shopping and put it away ready for our arrival.

Vita did us proud and kept us clean and tidy and it was great to catch up with her.

We caught up with some friends we had made locally and it was great to just relax.


 The information that you provided prior to our holiday was perfect. You are amazing at helping us book our holidays from start to end. We are already thinking about our next stay !" 

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. April/May 2014. (4th visit)

 

"Everything was to our complete satisfaction and it was real value for money considering the high spec. of the location. It more than matched our expectations and we can’t think of anything that would improve the accommodation or facilities at # 8.

We didn’t self cater – apart from making some sandwiches – but the condo would seem very well-equipped if you did want to prepare your own meals.

We’d like to thank you for a great holiday and must say that # 8 Palm Beach knocked our next accommodation (in St Lucia) into a cocked hat !"

Sue & Paul – Leigh, UK.  March 2014.

 

“Dear Irene, 

The accommodation and facilities at  # 8 Palm Beach exceeded my expectations.

 We truly had an amazing time and would like to repeat it later this year.

Once more thank you so much for an excellent, smoothly organised trip that exceeded my expectations and made my holiday so easy and enjoyable. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. I wish I had had your information when I first went to Barbados in 1999”.

Fiona - Cheshire, UK. February 2014.

 

"Dear Irene, 

Just to let you know that everything at # 8 Palm Beach is perfect - just how you described. I am having a truly wonderful time in a real home from home as is Mark.

Thank you so much for your expert organisation. Will be in touch properly when I am back in the UK.

Kind regards",

Fiona - Cheshire, UK. February 2014.

 

"Hi Irene

We visited your website and found it to be very informative, very truthful and plenty of photos which gave a very clear and true picture of what we could expect.

# 8 Palm Beach was excellent and everything was exactly as we were expecting from the information and photos you had provided. We loved the location, the relaxed atmosphere in fact there was nothing not to like !

The service you provided was excellent, above and beyond what we would have expected. It has been an absolute pleasure booking with you and we would not hesitate to contact you again or to recommend your services.

Thank you once again Irene".

Donna & Family - Essex, UK. February 2014.

 

"Hi Irene,

Everything was fantastic once again. I would like to book again for October.

 Kind regards".

Chris - Hampshire, UK. January 2014.

 

"Irene, we had another wonderful stay at Palm Beach. We didn't think # 8 could be improved on but with new ornaments, pictures and wall hangings, it really looks fresh and really homely. The owner has really excelled herself - offering high quality kitchenware, lovely soft towels and we even found lilos and beach mats which we made use of.

As always, we had excellent service from Pat the Manager, and Vita our cleaner, and throughout the whole week we felt relaxed and wanted for nothing.

Eating out, well thank you for recommending Cafe Carizma, the best meal out that we had and a real find. It will be first on our list when we return to Palm Beach in May !! The best self catering meal was a BBQ on the beach, cooking up the barracuda I caught on a fishing trip with Marvin and his glass bottom boat !! Of course we always recommend Spagos, Zaccios and Surfside.

Palm Beach ticks all the boxes for us. It's excellent quality, fantastic value for money and is a little gem of seclusion, right on the beach. We can't wait to return in May and would like to thank you for all the information you gave us before we flew".

Lynn & Rob -  Nottingham, UK. December 2013/January 2014. (6th visit)

 

"Very comfortable beds, including sofa bed !

We were very happy with the service and information that you provided Irene.

Best wishes",

Mary & family - Somerset, UK. December 2013.

 

"# 8 Palm Beach was perfect !

A fab. break.

We have already booked again for next year".

Roger & Marjorie - West Sussex, UK. November/December 2013.

 

"Hi Irene,

We have really enjoyed our stay at #  8 Palm Beach and we would like to re-book it again for 3 weeks next year".

Val & Steve - Surrey, UK. November 2013.

 

"Irene,

Everything was perfect with # 8 Palm Beach. We wanted for nothing. Pat was always there if we needed anything.

A big thank you to you, Pat and the owner of the condo.

Your web site is perfect".

Renee & Stan - Lancs, UK. April/May 2013.

 

"The owner has done the apartment beautifully - lovely artwork !

Your information pack was very informative and our query re. the safe was quickly answered.

Many thanks Irene.

Regards",

 Maureen & Adi - Cheshire, UK. March/April 2013.

 

"Can you improve on Palm Beach's location?! NO ! it's perfect ! We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

The interior of the condo is modern, bright and clean - and the attention to detail is second to none.

We have already booked again for next year !"

Kath & Gerry - West Sussex, UK. Jan./Feb. 2013. (6th visit)

 

" Hello Irene !!

We're having a wonderful time here at Palm Beach as always ! We have everything we need and more !

Eating far too much and putting on weight by the hour !!

Knowing how popular these condos are we thought we would strike whilst the iron's hot and hopefully book # 8 for next January !!"

Lindsey Carter - Dorset. UK. January 2013.

 

"The accommodation was excellent with all facilities.

Pat was extremely helpful and an asset.

Thank you so much, we had a wonderful holiday".

Paul & Linda - Dorset, UK. December 2012.

 

"Hello Irene,

Well, just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we all had.

The apartment was super, very clean, maid service brilliant .

Could not fault anything. The location was perfect.

Pat was so helpful and friendly and we met some lovely people. Would not hesitate to stay there if ever we decide to go back to Barbados.


Would just like to thank you Irene for making it a holiday to remember and the super service you gave us.

Regards,"

Julie - Manchester, UK April 2012.

 

"As in the previous 4 years, all aspects of our holidays at Palm Beach were excellent. We will book again for 2013".

Kath & Gerry - West Sussex, UK. Jan./Feb. 2012. (5th visit)


 
"Palm Beach is in a fabulous location right on the beach but close to the bars and restaurants in 1st & 2nd Street.

That said we never heard any noise from the bars. The apartment is very well-equipped and has a maid service provided. You have the beauty of having cooking facilities and a fridge etc.

The pool area was well-maintained and there were plenty of sun beds available.

We spent a great day at Mullins Beach as well as eating out at the beach side restaurant one night. The food was as always fabulous. We also splashed out for the Sunday brunch at the nearby Sandy Lane. Expensive but worth it for a treat!  You just won't need to eat for the next few days ! Other restaurants worth a mention are Cariba and The Mews. Great meals and service in both.

There are so many great restaurants in and around Holetown you really are spoilt for choice which is why we opted to stay in an apartment rather than an expensive all inclusive hotel.

We also had a great trip swimming with the turtles - great fun ! A must is a visit to Lexy's piano bar too.

All in all Holetown is a great place and Palm Beach is in one of the beach locations to enjoy it ! Hope to return soon !! "
 

Oct./Nov. 2011.

 

"Hi Irene,

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for another wonderful holiday at # 8 Palm Beach Barbados.

We were looked after by Pat and Vita brilliantly - with Vita keeping us clean and tidy. We had fresh flowers every time Vita visited which was a lovely touch.

We spent a lot of time relaxing and reading and had a visit (3rd visit now) to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery and had a lovely Bajan buffet and several drinks of that fine rum.

We are looking to visit again in October 2012.

Once again many, many thanks for a fantastic holiday".

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. April 2011. (3rd visit)

 

"Hi Irene,

Just to let you know we had a fabulous time in Barbados. The condo is just perfect and Pat was excellent at making sure everything was fine for us. We really enjoyed ourselves and hopefully will return again at some point in the future.

Thanks again".

Irene - Stirling, UK. February 2011.

 

"Hi Irene,

 We had a great time at # 8 Palm Beach. The accommodation was A-1, very clean and comfortable. The housekeeper, Sonja, was excellent, and a very nice person.

We have no complaints. We would recommend Palm Beach as a perfect relaxing place".

 

Bill & Theresa - Ontario, Canada. January/February 2011.

 

"I had a lovely relaxing holiday in a lovely condo (# 8). Everything was great and I couldn't have asked for more.  Pat and Chris were also lovely.

I've been to Barbados several times, normally with my family (I love it !) but I think Holetown is my favourite spot. This was the best spot I've visited.

Your service and information were impeccable. Thank you once again !"

Lindy - Devon, UK.

 

"We had a fantastic holiday again. As always, the apartment was wonderful and clean.

Thanks Irene".

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. (2nd visit)

 

"Hi Irene

Just to say a big THANK YOU for a another wonderful holiday.

Could you please say thank you to Pat & Chris for all their help and kindness.

We are working our next dates out and will contact you to check availability asap.

Once again "Thank you".

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK.
(1st visit)
 

"All in all Irene, our holiday was brilliant. The condo was great, the people we met were lovely, and it was very personal staying there.  You can stay at any hotel, and they wouldn't give you the familiarity we experienced at the condos. My only problem now is that I need to win the lottery to buy one of my own, and as I don't even do it....!!

Harold, the mini bus driver, picked us up at the airport as we requested, and Pat met us when we arrived at Palm Beach.

Sonia, the cleaner, kept the place spotless. There were beach towels exchanged whenever she cleaned which was every other day, and she even gave us tips such as to take our empty bottles back to the bottle bank to get some money back.

The grounds were kept very tidy. Pat's partner, Chris, did a grand job, and was very sweet when I burnt my back and he picked me some Aloe Vera fresh from the garden ! The pool is a decent size and it was well tended. We lived round the pool from 7am !
 
We purchased take-away breakfasts from the deli at the top of the road, and that was great.

We kept the condo right up until the time we had to leave, just before 3pm. That was great, and at no charge like all these hotels. Even if we had had to leave because of incoming guests, Pat had a condo lined up for us to shower in before leaving".

Lynn, Rob and Sam -  Nottingham, UK.

Greetings Irene,

Bob, Gabriel, Luc and I very much enjoyed our stay at Palm Beach.  The condo suited us very well.  While the kitchen is small, it is functional and very well equipped.  The kingsize bed was very comfortable (Bob and I are considering switching our home mattress to foam now) and the many fans ensured that we did not have to turn on the air conditioning once!  We spent a lot of time on the condo's veranda as well as by the pool and on the beach, playing cards, swimming, snorkeling.  The boys are well on their way to becoming amphibians!

 Pat and Chris, Vita, as well as the other residents, were very welcoming, helpful and made us feel comfortable.

 Barbados was a treat to visit and Bajans are open, friendly and confident. We explored the east coast for a couple of days, with its wild ocean, stunning and invigorating winds.

 We hope to return to Barbados and Holetown some day.

Cheers,

Lynn & family - Quebec, Canada.

"Everything was very good – clean & well kept & Pat was very friendly & helpful".

 

Deb and Simon - London, UK.

"The condo was very clean and the maid was friendly. We loved the fact that we could hear the gentle crashing of the waves - it was an added bonus. The property managers were friendly. We felt a sense of safety and security in this location as it was tucked in a corner with management on site. We hope to visit again".

Lucille & Anthony - Grenada, West Indies.

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