Holiday with the rich and famous on the West Coast of Barbados at an affordable price in our lovely one bed apartment at Golden View.
The Apartment is located in Holetown only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and a range of facilities. Within 10 minutes’ walk are the Sunset Crest shopping centres with banks, a supermarket and a range of stores catering to all of your needs. The upmarket Lime Grove complex offers designer shopping plus a range of restaurants and a luxury cinema. Dining offers in the area range from world renowned restaurants like The Cliff and elegant dining at Tides to beach bars, local rum shops and fast food outlets. There is a Chinese Restaurant / Bar on site. There is even a 24-hour medical centre within a few minutes’ walk.
The coral sand beaches of Barbados are on your doorstep and all beaches have public access. You can swim at the exclusive Sandy Lane Beach or on the nearby beaches in Holetown. A newly opened boardwalk provides access to many lovely coves.
The apartment is in a peaceful complex set in beautiful mature grounds with a 25 metre pool. There is a small bar/restaurant on site and 24 hour reception. The complex is very safe and secure. The apartment is on the second floor and reached by a modern lift.
The accommodation comprises a large living/dining room, a good sized balcony with views over the garden towards the sea, a compact well equipped kitchen and a large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The bedroom is spacious and has two single beds or a large 6 ft king size bed. A third bed can be provided on request. The bedroom has free air conditioning.
The apartment also benefits from high speed fibre wifi.
Although set well back from the main road the apartment enjoys good access to public transport with bus services to Speighstown to the North, Oistins to the South and easy access to the island’s capital, Bridgetown. It is roughly 45 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport which has daily flights from the UK, USA and Canada as well as flights from neighbouring islands, Germany and South America.
Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and unlike most of its volcanic neighbours it is a coral island producing some of the finest white beaches and crystal clear waters in the world. It is a small island of 166 sq miles and is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. Although it is not mountainous it rises to nearly 1.000 ft above sea level. On the West of the island the scenery is characterised by rolling hills and beautiful beaches with calm turquoise sea. The spectacularly stunning East Coast with its wild beaches and Atlantic breakers provides a real contrast. Because of its geology much of the island is criss-crossed by underground rivers and caves. Harrison's Cave is a major attraction open to the public and well worth a visit. Collapsed caves or gullies provide the natural habitat for local wild life including the green monkey.
Barbados was first settled by the British in 1627 and Holetown is the site of the first settlement. Until the island gained independence in 1966 Barbados was a British colony. The official language is English, cars drive on the left hand side of the road and the island has the third oldest Parliament in the world. Barbadians (or Bajans as they are known) are proud of their island, its political stability and the high standard of education. They are also great sports lovers with a passion for cricket, horse racing, sailing, surfing and motor sports. Mount Gay Rum (the rum that invented rum) is only one of a number of world class rum producers in the island and the local beer, Banks, helps to quench the thirst on a warm afternoon at the beach.
As to be expected on an island fish is the mainstay of the local cuisine. Flying fish is a local delicacy, but game fish like Mahi Mahi (locally referred to as dolphin), Marlin, Sword Fish and Tuna are on the menus of most restaurants, as is lobster. It is worth trying the local fish cakes made from salted cod and, for those who are happy with a challenge, pudding and souse (black pudding and pickled pork). There are a large number of excellent restaurants selling a range of international foods and local produce.
Street food and van food is also plentiful, including fish, chicken and pork, peas and rice and the island's favourite, macaroni pie. There are fish fries at many of the local fish markets where freshly caught fish is served grilled or fried. The most famous of these are at Oistins on the south coast and Moontown north of Speighstown.
Another local favourite is roti - an Indian dish imported from our neighbouring island, Trinidad. These are West Indian curries served in a roti wrap – an excellent takeaway food.