Recently returned from a 10 day trip to lovely Barbados, was lucky enough to have found this place to stay. Where do I begin.....
Barbados itself was such a great place to visit, we felt safe at all times regardless of where we were or what time we were there! Many people would offer friendly unsolicited help when we were out and about, without any hitch. The groceries available on the island were first rate, very similar to what is available in Canada, and at about 1/2 the cost. There were many supermarkets on the island, Emerald City and IGA were the best ones. The local rum and beer were delicious and very cheap, however, all other alcohol was expensive. Financial transactions weren't a problem, as ATM's were everywhere and major credit cards are readily accepted. I wasn't able to use my debit card there however, even though it was in the "plus" system. My credit card worked fine at ATM's so that solved that.
The owner, Maurice, was very helpful during the planning phase of our trip, and was readily available via the internet and telephone for any questions we had. There was a very minor mixup upon our arrival, and it was quickly looked after by the couple who maintain the property, thanks for the presents!
We loved that it was in a quiet area of the island, we used the bus system to get around, but i think we'd get a jeep next time. We did have one for a day and found Barbados a bit confusing to get around, but no real dangerous driving conditions. The beaches near Hummingbird are so private and breathtaking, fun for swimming if you're brave, but careful of the undertow. There are many different types of beaches on the island that cater to all different types of people. All in all every beach we visited was amazing. The grocery store Emerald City was only a 5 minute drive away. We always felt safe in the area near Hummingbird house, seemed like a quiet residential area.
Wow. It looked nice on the internet, but was even better in person. The villa was clean and modern. The computer with internet was a nice touch. Bedrooms were air conditioned which proved to be very nice and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was complete with modern appliances and cookware/utensils, which was excellent because we ate at home mostly. The deck and pool area was the best, we could have lazed around out there for the entire trip!
Overall this place was fantastic, I was hesitant to write a review because I don't want it to be fully booked for the next time I want to go there!
- Also Known As:
- Hummingbird House Barbados/Saint Philip Parish