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Shades Holiday Apartments

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Laynes Road | Paynes Bay, BB29004, Barbados
Shades Holiday Apartments
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jacqui was enormously helpful in booking our unusually short stay at Shades and provided a wonderful welcome on our arrival. The place is delightful and convenient for beaches, restaurants and other places of interest. The apartment was spacious and well-appointed; we would have been happy to stay longer - and share our 60th birthday celebration with the previous reviewer's 50th!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked the holiday on the Friday and flew out the Sunday to celebrate my 50th birthday waking up to sunshine and palm trees. It was the BEST decision I made going to Shades of Barbados. From the moment I arrived it felt like I had known the Manager all my life, she was SO welcoming and friendly. I also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in a ground floor apartment for 5 nights and loved it here from the moment we arrived. The apartment was beautifully furnished with a modern look and spotlessly clean, everything looked brand new with plenty of space in the living room/kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and a great shower. The air con worked well (and thank goodness, as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic time staying at Shades in March 2015. Great weather and I loved the biggest decisions of my day being beach or pool, and when to have my first drink. I stayed in Apt 6 which was very spacious and had everything I needed (incl AC & wifi). I had breakfast on the patio every morning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Shades for 5 nights prior to a two week Caribbean cruise. The manager, Jacqui, is an absolute star for whom nothing was too much trouble. She arranged for us to be picked up at the airport, organised the provision of a hire car at an excellent rate and allowed us to return for a few hours at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed at Shades for a week, enjoyed every minute and hope to return later in the year. Jacqui met us on arrival and what a lovely lady she is, nothing too much trouble and full of local advice. The apartment which was exceptionally clean was in a lovely location with easy transport links to Bridgetown and Holetown. The apartments are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great apartment. Jackie is very helpful & everything worked properly! It says it's a 3*, but it really deserves a 4* rating. St James is also the best part of Barbados, very civilised compared to the South coast! Shades is half the price of staying in one of the luxury hotels by the beach & only 3 minute walk from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We booked Shades as a family of four during Crop over Festival in August 2014, partly on the strength of excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed, fantastic location in private comfortable surroundings. Apartments are well maintained and spotlessly cleaned and yes Jacqui really is as good as everyone says. We will be back, that's a Promise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is simple, we went once, we have been back half a dozen times... The McColins, (under the watchful eye of Wilf and through the powerhouse that is Errol, of whom, if ever anyone was ever born to do their job, is this marvellous man,) provide the ultimate holiday experience, like staying with your favourite, doting, family members without any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Shades Barbados. Good location with quick access to Paynes Bay beach, a lovely beach with calm waters, white sand and water sports. We chose Shades to get an alternative experience rather than being closed off in a hotel. Most of the reviews give Shades 5 stars and they truly deserve them. The accommodation is excellent... More 

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