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Barbados beach apartment with 5* guest reviews and price match promise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

Apartment 207 (Palm Trees) Glitter Bay Resort, Barbados

Glitter Bay apartment 207 ('Palm Trees' on the first floor), has 2 bedrooms. The apartments is one of 48 exclusive apartments set within the extensive tropical gardens, pools, and beach front of the Glitter Bay condominium resort. The apartments are located on Alleynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados's Platinum West Coast, 1/2 mile from Holetown shopping, bars, and restaurants. There is a bus stop outside Glitter Bay, a taxi rank, or we offer car hire to guests as an option.

Glitter Bay has a large pool, children’s pool, 2 tennis courts, a gym, table tennis, a beach bar, and BBQ. Water sports and scuba diving are from the beach, with fantastic snorkeling. Next door is the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Hotel; you can also stroll along to a beach bar or the Lone Star restaurant (the Ivy of the Caribbean).

The pictures show Glitter Bay beach and pool, then photos of apartment 207 ('Palm Trees').

We are pleased to offer guests our price match promise. If you are offered a comparable two bedroom Glitter Bay apartment and service at a lower price (including taxes) then please let us know the details and we will do our best to match the price. We aim to be the John Lewis of Glitter Bay and offer the best value for money for our guests !

What we include at 207 Palm Trees, and makes us different....

. fold-away third bed if required for second bedroom.

Top quality egyption cotton sheets and duvets.

Local Barbados property manager.

• maid/housekeeper service

On-wall TV in lounge and on-wall TV in master bedroom. DVD player in living room.

• Free super fast Internet in unit

More of what what we include at 207 Palm Trees:

• Personal safe in master bedroom

• Coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, blender, microwave, dishwasher

• Crib, high chair available.

• Our apartment games (Scrabble, Pictionary, beach bowls) set.

Glitter Bay Resort facilities:

• Daily Concierge assistance 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m to arrange restaurants, taxis, trips, car hire etc.

• Complimentary beach and pool loungers, umbrellas and towels

• Beach Attendant

• 24 hour, 7 days a week security, manned gatehouse

• Glitter Bay wireless internet connection available from the bar/concierge lounge.

• Drinks Bar with cable TV 11.00 a.m. to sunset

• Lunch snack bar 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (seasonal) and BBQ to hire.

• Flood lit tennis courts, complimentary day use, racquet and ball rental available

• Large fresh water swimming pool

• Large fresh water wading pool

• Childrens playground equipment and play area by wading pool

• Air conditioned gym/fitness room with cable TV

• Table tennis table

More Details

Property Manager
Kelvin Medley-Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Kelvin Medley-Jones

Rental of Palm Trees is done exclusively through Reservation Barbados.

Please see below from the owners -

Pippa and I live in Christchurch, Dorset, England. We have owned Palm Trees since 2002. We have fully renovated and furnished the apartment to create a romantic experience.

We feel Palm Trees has the ideal location at Glitter Bay. Palm Trees is located ideally at the end of Block 1 – nearest to the beach - of the Glitter Bay apartments. As such, we are a good distance from and do not hear the noisy road. We are opposite the pool, and close to the beach. We have great views across Palm Trees, the beautiful gardens, and the pool (lovely when lit-up in the evening).

We find staying at Palm Trees very relaxing. The Master bedroom is very romantic, with a massive super-comfy 4 posted bed, and an ensuite with marble countertop and large enclosed walk in shower.

Each time we come here we take time from our own holiday to try and ensure that all items of maintenance or repairs have been carried out to a good standard, and also to add further features or improvements to Palm Trees.

Our aim is to ensure that all our guests love it here as much as we do, and will want to return to stay at Palm Trees again and again.

We have, at last count, seventeen 5* independent reviews from happy guests who have all loved their holiday at Palm trees. Lots of guests return, one set of guests for the past 8 years ! Some like to stay a week, some even stay a month.

Kelvin Medley-Jones purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Kelvin Medley-Jones chose Porters

As they are all privately owned, the 40 Glitter Bay apartments vary greatly in location, tranquility, apartment facilities, quality of internal finish, and services provided to support guests. Choosing a Glitter Bay apartment for your holiday is choosing between very different standards of accommodation.

Our intention is to give our guests a memorable high quality holiday experience at good value, competitively priced compared with other Glitter Bay apartments available.

Pippa and I try to monitor what other Glitter Bay owners and their agents offer in terms of quality, service, and price, and do our best to give our guests the best value for money.

The prices offered at Glitter Bay do vary a lot; we will not always be the cheapest, but we aim to give the best apartment holiday at Glitter Bay. We also try to offer late booking, or single bedroom use discounts on our published prices.

Pippa and I hope you have found our website helpful. We look forward to your enquiry and can let you have more information if you are considering Palm Trees for your next holiday.

Please do check out our guest reviews for independent opinions of Palm Trees.

What makes this apartment unique

The other features distinguish Palm Trees from other Glitter Bay apartments are:

. We have wireless Internet, flat screen TV in the lounge , a TV in the master bedroom, satellite TV sevice, a DVD player in the lounge.

Cool and Dry. The apartment is fully air conditioned, and the balcony has ceiling fans at both the dining and seating (as it can be very uncomfortable if you have dinner in the evening without a ceiling fan). We also have a sun awning to keep the balcony shady and cool for relaxing, and this and our wooden shutters keep the balcony dry if it rains. You can still relax and enjoy yourself on the Palm Trees balcony even when it rains !

Fun. We provide a few items to make your stay fun, such as our games libraries, snorkels masks and flippers, and a beach ball).

Guestbook comments from the manager

Barbados has amazing beaches and one of the best is at Glitter Bay. Palm Trees is a modern apartment and we have stayed there for many years.

There is an excellent daily cleaning lady and all the facilities you need including a lovely en-suite shower, the TV is tuned in to world channels including Premier League football.

The balcony is particularly charming with space for dining and beautiful views over one of the finest gardens on the Island with rare trees and fauna.

There is a swimming pool, easy beach access, tennis, and table tennis, and helpful staff.

The owners are lovely people who go out of their way to make sure that you have the most wonderful holiday experience.

All towels are supplied at the beach and apartment and shopping facilities are in Holetown where there are some lovely restaurants.

It is my favourite holiday destination and when we leave we count the days until we return, and feel it is our home when we arrive back.

Stuart J Marchant (Xmas/New Year 2004-2009)
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porters, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite marbled bathroom with very large walk-in shower, and shower power massage head. There is a second marbled bathroom in the apartment. This also has a large walk-in shower with glass door.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom is very romantic. The bedroom has air-conditioning, and opens out directly to the terrace sitting area; guests have said that waking up to the view of the tropical gardens, palm trees, and pool is like being in paradise. There is an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom bed can be made as a 6 foot king bed or as twin beds.. We can also provide on request a third bed or cot for this room so as to accommodate 3. The room is very quiet with views over palm trees. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 40 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The living room is furnished in colonial style with settee, chair, sideboard, and side tables. There is a TV with satellite channels, and DVD player. The kitchen at 207 Palm Trees has granite work-surfaces and is fully equipped with modern white Italian cupboards, and with Smeg dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, and fridge freezer. There are two bar stools and a bar to have a drink before dinner. A feature of 207 Palm Trees is the large terrace balcony with a dining area with table seating 5-6, and a separate relaxing area with corner sofa, chairs, and coffee table. There are ceiling fans on both terraces (essential for comfortable dining.


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Barbados beach apartment with 5* guest reviews and price match promise
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews
By Oban

Simply the best.

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 14 days at this wonderful apartment. Everything about it was just as described if not better. The pool and beach areas were superb and the apartment itself was comfortable and extremely well equipped. Any advice or help was dealt with by quickly and efficiently by Jaimie, and Keishas visits twice weekly kept everything immaculate .Glitter Bay itself is quiet and peaceful and ideally situated. We loved every minute of our stay and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday after too long away from Barbados

  • 5 of 5

It was a nervous return to Barbados for us, after 19 years ! We booked the holiday to celebrate my husbands birthday, and after spending a lot of time on the island with a lot of happy memories, before we had our children , we returned with our 3 teenage boys not sure what to expect. We needn't have worried as we were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The driver was there to meet us as promised at the airport and on arrival at the apartment Eleanor was waiting outside to greet us. The apartment is beautiful, clean and spacious. Now home in the cold we are already missing the outdoor balcony, with its views over the pool and gardens, where we had our breakfasts and evening drinks. Waking up to the sounds of the birds, and watching the family of monkeys playing from the balcony [ with their 3 babies ! ], then listening to the crickets at night was amazing.Eleanor looked after us really well and the apartment was always immaculate, and we even organised for groceries to be delivered there for our arrival through the owners. They have everything really well organised.The resort of Glitter bay was perfect, with one of the best beaches on the island, a lovely pool, and tennis courts which the boys also used. Sunbeds are allocated on arrival and are yours to keep for your stay, so you don't need to rush down to the beach in the mornings ! There are plenty of beach bars within walking distance along the beach, we enjoyed lunch at the Glitter bay Beach bar and at the Fairmont Royal Pavillion next door. These both stay open until the evening for drinks too..perfect for sunset and watching the flying fish. Be warned the Fairmont beach bar also shows football !! Which is kind of a double edged sword. Annoying if you have men that really can't bear to miss the premier league even when you are away for the week somewhere amazing , but also great if you are travelling with teenage boys as it enables you to enjoy 90 minutes peace and quiet in the sun .We were pleased that the West Coast hasn't been overdeveloped still, and has improved for the better, with a wider selection of bars and restaurants and the Limegrove shopping centre all nearby. There is a good selection of bars and restaurants , of all price ranges from rum shops and beach bars to the amazing restaurants. Lonestar is a short walk along the beach and is fantastic with great atmosphere. The resort is in a great central location. Would definitely recommend it and we will return soon. Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Barbados and the apartment fully lived up to our expectations.The apartment has two great bedrooms with the best of furniture and linens, and a wonderful balcony for lazy breakfasts and lunches.

Careful thought went into every aspect of this apartment and it is ideally located for a great beach vacation.

Many thanks for the welcome pack which was gratefully received, and many thanks to Eleanor for her kind attentions.

Thank you for sharing this lovely apartment with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An immaculate apartment in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

On arriving at the apartment, we were impressed by the cleanliness and attention to detail of everything. Lovely crisp white sheets, fluffy white towels and beautiful furniture. We were recommended this apartment by my brother who had stayed here previously and it did not disappoint. The location of Glitter Bay on the West Coast of Barbados is excellent. Lots of lovely restaurants in Holetown or a 10 minute stroll on the beach to JuJu's for lunch and Lonestar for lunch or dinner. We also had lunch at the Glitter Bay beach bar which was very good. A car is recommended however as the walk into Holetown can take 30-45 minutes on precarious paving which is sometimes non-existent! Finally I have saved the best til last and must mention Eleanor the maid who looked after the apartment to an extremely high standard. Nothing was too much trouble for her. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is just perfect! It was our second visit to Glitter Bay, but our first time staying in 207. We were met by Eleanor, the Maid, with a cold bottle of Prosecco and Sprite for the children. Throughout our 3 week stay, Eleanor was an absolute pleasure to have around. She goes the extra mile for her guests and keeps the apartment in superb condition. You really couldn't ask for anything more to be included in this apartment, it has everything.

Our children, aged 12 and 15, vote Glitter Bay their best ever holidays as it has everything that children could want - super pool, beautiful beach, completely safe, amazing friendly staff, awesome wildlife (turtles, monkeys, crabs, tropical fish etc etc) and lots of other children to play with. And for adults it's pretty perfect, too!

There is a fairly new lunch bar that has opened up the beach - just past the Lone Star - called Santi, that we would highly recommend for lunch. And Alan (the GB barman) makes a mean Rum Sour!

We will definitely be going back to Glitter Bay, and to apartment 207!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our 10 night stay at this wonderful apartment at the beautiful Glitter Bay resort. Loved everything about it, everything was just as described, if not better. The property was exceptionally clean and well maintained and it was oh so good to have such a comfortable bed. Palm Trees is very well located, right next to what we think is one of the best beaches in Barbados. Juju's bar is just a short stroll away which is ideal for a basic tasty snack and rum punch. Just a little further along is the more elegant Lone Star which we enjoyed for both evening and lunch time meals. Our favourite restaurant was Caribou, just a short drive away just past Holetown. Also enjoyed the Noodle Bar in Holetown. We would definitely recommend Palm Trees to anyone wishing to visit the beautiful island of Barbados. Our only disappointment is that it is already booked for when we want to return next year but have booked another apartment at Glitter Bay, only hope it comes up to the standard of Palm Trees that we so enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Glitter Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Westmorland
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Glitter Bay
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Alleynes Bay
Car: recommended

'Palm Trees' is number 207 (first floor). We are part of 48 exclusive apartments set within the extensive tropical gardens, pools, and beach front of the Glitter Bay condominium complex.

We are on Alleynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados's Platinum West Coast. Glitter Bay is 1/2 mile from Holetown shopping, bars, and restaurants. There is a bus stop outside Glitter Bay, a taxi rank, or we offer our car to guests as an option.

The Glitter Bay complex has an adult pool and separate children’s swimming pool, two tennis courts, a gym, table tennis, a childs play area, and its own beach bar and BBQ. Water sports and scuba diving are available from the beach, with fantastic snorkeling.

Next door along the beach is the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Hotel; you can also stroll along the beach to the Lone Start restaurant or JuJu beach bar/restaurant.

There are world class golf courses nearby; we are well situated for cricket

Golf: World class golf courses are near by at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porters, Barbados

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shelf Season
16 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
3 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax 2.5% per night. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival.

Please note that VAT of 7.5% is applied to the nightly rate.

We do offer one bedroom use of Palm Trees for one or two persons; please let us know and we will advise the reduced rate.

Please contact us for late booking offers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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