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My partner and I spent two wonderful weeks at the Tropical Gecko Studio during the last week of September/ first week of October 2018 and we could not have been more happy with our accommodation. The studio offers everything you need and more - a well-equipped kitchenette with a big fridge, a bathroom with a big shower and hair dryer, the beautiful lush garden offering a lot of privacy, a shadowy terrace for relaxing hours in the hammock or on the cosy little bench, fresh towels and sheets every three to five days, and a tranquil atmosphere for a perfect holiday in paradise.
For us the location of the appartment was fantastic, being situated in close proximity to Silver Sands and Rescue beach, where you can go for a walk, work on your tan, or just watch the mighty Atlantic. The Surfer's Bay beach bar and little shops are close by where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, water and beer, and the usual staples. We spent both weeks without having to rent a car because all major locations (Oistins, fish market, big supermarket, all beaches along the South coast, Bridgetown, etc.) are easily reachable with the local public busses leaving a 5-minutes walk away from the appartment. If this sounds like a hassle to you, we can assure you that the bus rides were literally one of the most fun things about our Barbados holiday because the 'reggae bus' experience is one of a kind ;)
Lastly, we would like to thank and warmly recommend the owners Stefano and Elisabetta, who went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Both are incredibly welcoming hosts, who were always available if we had questions, asked for advice, or needed help with something, and kept the place in a spotless condition. They provided an extra set of beach towels and snorkeling equipment without any additional cost and for all water sports fans Stefano rents out equipment at very reasonable prices.
We enjoyed our stay so much and highly recommend this place to everyone who tries to find the perfect accommodation for their Barbados holiday. Whenever we will make it back to the island in the future, the Tropical Gecko Studio will be our #1 address !!
Thank you for everything!
Sending our warmest regards,
Nora and Eric
Larry was an extremely friendly host and was very attentive and helpful at all times without being intrusive. The accommodation is not luxurious however is very reasonably priced, especially for its location and and has everything that a couple would need for a very pleasant stay. The bed was comfortable and the air-con whilst a little noisy was effective. Bed linen and towels were changed on a regular basis and the apartment was also cleaned at the same time. Kitchen towel, toilet paper, and tea towels were also changed on a regular basis. Beach towels are also provided and changed regularly. On a few occasions we made dinner at home and we needed a larger pan, Larry immediately obliged! To the beach and sea it is literally down a few steps and you are right there on the beach! You can easily spot turtles and flying fish amongst others! Location wise the apartment is excellent, already on a lovely beach but also within very easy walking distance of other equally lovely beaches. There is also a supermarket within easy walking distance along with a very well equipped gym, laundrette, ATM, a nice Bar/cafe/Restaurant (surfers cafe) and of course the famous Oistins which is where the party is at on a Friday night!! There is a lovely restaurant Cafe Luna located upstairs at The Little Arches Hotel which is less than a five minute walk away from the apartment. Basically plenty of options for dining out out no matter what your budget! We didn’t hire a car for the duration of our stay but took full advantage of the buses (ZR White buses, the yellow buses and the official blue buses) all of which are two BBN dollar per journey and basically take you anywhere you need to go on the island. We always walked home from Oistins at night and always felt very safe, never felt threatened. Would we stay again-yes definitely!!