Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Enter the property from the road and you feel almost as if you're stepping into a castle - a massive stone structure that requires one walk over a wooden bridge-like structure. But inside, you're home. Quite literally - the name implies what one gets, service that's as casual and unpretentious as if you were in the home of a good friend, albeit one with quite a bit of staff.
Settle into comfortable white couches arranged living-room style around dark wood coffee tables (the whole look is very Pottery Barn meets beach house) or opt for check-in in the comfort of your room.
Rooms are spacious, with expansive balconies or terraces, so we'd suggest opting for a junior suite, which offers a large living area, powerful air conditioning (a must), plus amenities like over-sized soaking tubs, flat-screen televisions and in-room Nespresso machines. Despite being almost on top of the beach, rooms are quiet and private, perhaps due to the hotel's small size.
Should the need for privacy really strike, ask for one of the four garden suites, facing inward towards the hotel's central courtyard. Each of these rooms comes complete with a private plunge pool, perfect for a late night dip.
Awaken each morning to a Champagne breakfast served buffet-style in the hotel's living room, including both hot and cold dishes that range from the expected (bacon and eggs) to the Bajan (fried flying fish or plantains with veggies and onions). Each booking comes with a short Jet Lag massage for each guest, which can be ordered at your convenience in a variety of locations throughout the hotel or its sister property, Tamarind, which recently re-opened after a $10 million renovation. If you're traveling with children, this property allows guests under 18.
Gallery: The House Barbados