# 8 Palm Beach | Holetown luxury Barbados holiday apartment with a pool | Self-catering accommodation in St. James on the west coast
Contact: Irene or Peter
# 8 PALM BEACH
For up to 4 people.
Under-occupancy rates are available*
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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
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.
MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF PALM BEACH CONDOMINIUMS:-
This is one of 14 privately-owned condos set within lush tropical, landscaped gardens that lead down to the white sandy beach and the enticing crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Outside facilities include a freshwater swimming pool (3 feet to 7 feet deep and approximately 30 feet long by 15 feet wide), a sun deck, loungers and sunshades. A BBQ is also available for guests’ use.
This bright and airy property is very tastefully decorated and furnished in pretty tropical colours.
The large, private, furnished veranda - complete with a ceiling fan - leads out to the gardens and swimming pool (attractively illuminated at night) and down to the beach.
The comfortable, spacious lounge/dining room - which has a rear entrance door that leads out from the lounge area - 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, a coffee table, and 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.
The 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.
The 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.
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 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/
We do not currently offer to pre-book transfers from the airport, however there are always plenty of vehicles for hire just outside the arrivals hall at Grantley Adams International Airport.
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.
No smoking in the property.
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:- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking. (If you wish to pay via a cheque or Banker's Draft, please advise us of this preference when you request to make a booking).
For non-UK residents:- A sterling money transfer for 25% is required to secure a booking.
Once your deposit payment has been received you will receive a Booking Confirmation via e-mail, together with some '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.
A balance reminder will be sent to you a couple of weeks before your
payment is due.
booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at
# 8 Palm Beach, the
full payment will be required.
In addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ documents will also contain:-
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.
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).
"Hello Irene & Peter,
We had a lovely time, thank you - and we were sad to come home.
Thank you for arranging another fantastic stay at # 8. It has been 2 years but we found the condo was still to the same high standard.
One more you've provided a complete service, making the planning painless. It has been a pleasure to use your services.
We look forward to our next stay in 2019 !"
Emma & Kevin - Devon, UK. April/May 2018. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
"Dear Irene & Peter,
Thanks for organising our holiday.
The gardens and pool at Palm Beach were better than we had envisaged.
We had a great holiday and thanks to all involved.
Looking forward to returning.
Mike & Celia - Guernsey, Channel Islands. Feb./Mar. 2018.
We would like to say thank you very much for everything you did to organise our stay at # 8 Palm Beach.
The information we received from you was comprehensive and useful and it was great to be able to have some groceries waiting for our arrival.
We did have some concerns about paying by bank transfer but you dealt with this efficiently
The accommodation was lovely and as described. We can't think of any improvements.
Deborah & Duncan - Manchester, UK. January 2018.
"It had been almost 2 years since our last visit to Palm Beach, and we were so pleased to be back !
Once again we stayed in # 8 and had booked through Irene & Peter at Bajan
Retreats who are always so efficient and helpful. This time we were here to
celebrate my 50th Birthday so my 23 year old son joined us for the first
week of the two we had booked.
Lynn, Rob & Sam - Lincolnshire, UK. December 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
"We returned to # 8 Palm Beach again in December and had the
Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
"We visited your website and found it to be very informative and user
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.
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.
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.
Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
"The accommodation was good as always, clean and comfortable.
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".
Sorry it's taken me so long to review # 8 Palm Beach. Just didn't want
to admit the holiday is over.
"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.
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,
We'll be back next year !"
Lynn & Rob - Nottinghamshire, UK - March 2016.
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.
Pete & Sue - Cambridgeshire, UK. February 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December2015. (5th stay)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex - West Sussex, UK. March 2015.
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.
Alfie & Linda - West Glamorgan, Wales. Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015
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).
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 & Josie - Hampshire, UK. May/June 2014. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).
We had a lovely holiday and the apartment was great.
Pat was excellent.
Linda & family - Co. Durham, UK. March/April 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiona - Cheshire, UK. February 2014.
Donna & Family - Essex, UK. February 2014.
Everything was fantastic once again. I would like to book again for October.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
"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)
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)
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.
Irene - Stirling, UK. February 2011.
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.
Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. (2nd 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 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.
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.
Lynn & family - Quebec, Canada.
"Everything was very good – clean & well kept & Pat was very friendly & helpful".
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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