|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Recently refurbished to the highest specification, this apartment is entered from street level. It has a superb master bedroom offering without doubt some of the best views in the Caribbean and a unusual second bedroom that offers a double bed on a mezzanine level and a single on the ground level. Both bedrooms have air-con. There are 2 beautifully appointed bathrooms.
The contemporary open plan living area has a traditionally high pickled pine ceiling and leads to the superbly equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and microwave oven. All rooms have ceiling fans
The large balcony is used as a sitting and dinning area, perfect for candle lit dinners and watching turtles swim by.
There is a superb decked area with sun beds and private steps lead down to the sea where you can swim in the beautiful warm waters of the Caribbean.
There is also a housekeeper 5 days a week.
Off road parking is to the front of the property.
Coralita is a spectacular ocean front property located on the beautiful west coast of the island at Prospect, St James, just south of Sandy Lane, and close to the soon to be Four Seasons Resort on Paradise Beach.
This fantastic property sits on a small cliff. It is built on three
levels; each level is a separate apartment with its own entrance.
The first two levels offering 2, 2 bed roomed apartments and the bottom offering a 1 bedroom.
Each apartment is furnished to the highest specification and has its own private balcony offering stunning views of the ocean where you can watch turtles swim by. Outside there is a decked
area with sun loungers, perfect for sunbathing. Private steps lead down to the beautiful clear waters of
the Caribbean. This truly is an ocean front property.
This is a no smoking property and there is a housekeeper 5 days a week.
We had a wonderful stay at Coralita. It was beautiful and exactly as presented in the pictures. Batts Rock beach was so close that we could walk there and return home for lunch and then go back to the beach. The location of Coralita also made it easy for us to get to the grocery store and wine store. We do not like to go out to dinner but prefer to eat on a balcony looking out at the setting sun, the beautiful stars and rolling waves coming ashore. But it is still a vacation and we did not want to cook. We asked Diana for a suggestion for a cook. She found us Tamara. Tamara is a lovely young lady who has studied as a chef. She was very professional. We told her the things we liked and she then used her imagination to create unusual dishes for us. She brought fresh fish every day at 5:30 pm. We went up top to watch the sunset while she cooked. She then cleaned up the pots and pans, served us our dinner, and left by 7:00 pm. We were able to sit and look out and dine in quiet beauty. Sandra took care of all of our needs while still staying out of our way. She is a treasure.
Susan and Craig
My wife and I recently spent a most enjoyable vacation at this wonderful oceanfront apartment. The unit is nicely finished and extremely well maintained. We cooked most of our own meals in the well-appointed kitchen and ate grilled mahi mahi from the Speightstown fish market on our balcony as we watched the sun go down and the cruise ships head out into the horizon. Great views, a choice of palm-shaded reading spots or sun-drenched roof-top patio. The swimming and snorkling at the foot of the steps to the warm sea was excellent -- sand bottom and perfect Caribbean blues. We had a car, as we wanted to explore Barbados, but it's definitely not necessary as the bus is right outside the roadside door. No one who stays at Coralita fails to be impressed by Sandra and Renata; they looked after us and kept the unit spotlessly clean. It's close to good food shopping, with some of the best restaurants in Barbados a few minutes north. We'll be back, for sure!
We have rented some pretty impressive apartments & villas in Florida and Europe, and this one has to be near the very top for comfort, convenience, cleanliness and views !
First, and foremost, any concerns you have about this apartment being safe should melt away - we felt 100% safe there AT ALL TIMES.
The apartment (no 3) is well equipped -especially the kitchen. There's a very extensive range of kitchen ware, pots/pans, utensils etc. And refreshing to find so many kitchen consumable provided too, such as foil, bin bags, washing up liquid etc. Plenty of towels for both the beach and the bathrooms. The Wifi worked well and there are a number of UK sockets as well as some US ones, The bathroom showers & hot water were good. The fresh 100% cotton sheets are a much appreciated & thoughtful touch, given the climate ! Overall impression is that nothing is scrimped on, and the 'extra mile' certainly seems to be the overiding ethos of the apartment owners.
The apartment is kept very clean by Sandra and her assistant - always helpful and never intrusive.
The location is just perfect in so many ways;
There's a 10 minute walk to the mini market based at the nearby Esso garage. Prices there are still reasonable, the range there is good (bread, milk, beer, ice cream etc., what more could you need ?), and they also have an ATM.
Or its a short drive to the supermarkets (5 minutes to 'Jordans' in Fitts - or 12 minutes to the larger, 'Super Centre' at Warrens).
Its a 5 minute walk, or swim, to Batt's Rock beach - a great little 'local's beach' where you are unlikely to get bothered by the vendors or hawkers commonly found elsewhere. However, if you want jet skis, water sports etc. then you can give the vendors a call, and they will come over to the bay for you.
Right outside is a bus stop, on the main coastal route - bus fare $2B but prepare for a white knuckle ride if you catch one at night !They are packed with locals but we never felt intimidated.
The jewel in the crown of this apartment is the view ! Wow - only the apartment we had over looking the Grand Harbour in Valletta (Malta) could hold a candle to this one ! So good in fact ,we could not bear to tear ourselves away each sunset to go to an expensive restaurant - much preferring to have our very own reserved 'table for 4' each evening - the likes of which you'd be paying top dollar for just up the coast ! Save your money - dining here is even more amazing and you don't need a lift home !
We have been to St James a number of times as we have relatives that live on the beautiful island of Barbados. However nothing prepared us for the breath taking view we had whilst staying in apartment 3. From waking to the crushing sounds of the waves beneath us as watching the small fishing boats go by from our fantastic seated view from our eating terrace. This apartment had it all and more. A bus stop outside that will drop you off from your trips out to Oistins and Bridgetown. Sandra was amazing and kept us supplied with clean towels and even came out on a Saturday when our air conditioning got blocked. We are now hooked,and are already making arrangements for our return later this year. The beach was not visable from the stairs when we stayed,however this was not as problem as a few steps up the road took us onto the main beach where we walked everymorning for two hours almost to bridgetown and back. Past the hot bathing part on the beach where the locals flock to bath,past the intoxicating smell of the mount gay factory,past paradise beach and many more stretches of beautiful sand and sea views. Dont be stuck away in a crowded hotel,book this apartment and see the real barbados on the bus. Now just crossing off the days to our return,we miss you Barbados....
This was our first trip to Barbados and we couldn't be happier with our choice of place or the superb accomadation!
We had done lots of research and made loads of enquiries as to where would be the best place to stay for our trip and this apartment ticked all the boxes and definately lived up to all the positive reviews posted!
Straight away we were made to feel welcome by Sandra the maid. She was so good and so helpful - nothing was too much trouble and she guided us expertly to all the places we wanted to go as well as keeping the apartment pristine.
The apartment is beautifully decorated with lots of attention to detail and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could wish for.
The views are stunning too, absolutely breathtaking!
The sea was beautiful for swimming in and we also hired a catamaran for the day which I would highly recommend too!
Overall we had an amazing week and can't wait to return to Coralita and Barbados in the very near future!
Stayed at coralita many times for one reason only....it's amazing..it's a secret little hideaway deceptive from the front, but as soon as you walk in you realise why it is a special place. It is right on the waters edge with stunning views.
We are greeted every year by Sandra the house keepers beaming smile, she keeps the apartments meticulously clean, and is always keen to share her knowledge of the island...
The apartment is stylishly furnished with tv and WiFi and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook up your fish from the local market which is not only an experience but amazing value for money (us$4/pound)...
Sat on the balcony with sundowners is always a highlight, as the sunsets directly in front of you.
There is direct access into the sea and a Sun deck which is perfectly positioned under a shady palm tree, you can swim to the nearby beach or its a 2 minute walk away.
It's also ideally located on the west coast, local buses take you up and down for just $2 usually picking you up and dropping you off wherever you want, always an experience!! Our favourite beach is just below Mullins beach, we take a picnic a few bank's beers...perfect!
Overall we cannot fault coralita, from the excellent customer service from the owners to Sandra's wonderful house keeping...and not forgetting the views...we'll be back next year!!!
Coralita has direct and private access to one of the longest and least busy beaches in the area, considered by the locals as probably one of the best on the island. However the size of the beach can not be guaranteed and it may disappear totally during the winter months. All Types of water sports can be brought directly to your door.
For golf enthusiasts the famous Sandy Lane and Westmoorland are only a 10 min drive away and tennis is available at Suga Suga spa and resort. The nearest Diving centre is a 5min drive north and horse racing, polo and the new Kensington Oval cricket ground are all within a 10 min drive.
Choosing where to eat is never easy especially when surrounded by what are considered to be some of the best restaurants in the world including the Cliff, only 5 mins by car. Some are in walking distance.