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Glitter Bay Suites

1B Hwy, Porters BB24017 Barbados
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Porters
Glitter Bay Suites operated by Barbados Villa Services comprise of the following apartments 103, 107, 109, 113, 204, 206, 207, 210, 211, 213, 302AS, 302TD, 303, 307, 308, 312, 313 on the west coast of Barbados. These apartments are all individually furnished, fully self contained, air conditioning throughout and all have internet TV and ADSL wireless connection. The units are spacious and well maintained and we provide hotel style maid service 6 days per week. Located on one of the best beaches on the west coast, 5 minutes away from Holetown. The facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, large fresh water swimming pool, fresh water wading pool, bar facility from 11 a.m. To sunset with cable TV, 24/7 security, fitness room with cable TV. Our apartments are all non-smoking. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Table tennis
Kids pool
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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rogerkemp09 wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
my wife and I had a 10 day stay in shells 312, the apartment was very spacious and very well equipped. We had a beautiful view of the pool and gardens, lovely in the evening on the balcony watching the sun go down . Location couldn't be any better, right on the beach and right outside on the main road is a bus stop taking you into Holes town 5mins away speightstown 10mins in the other direction. I would recommend shells 312 to anybody thinking of a holiday in Barbados.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded Aug 7, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of your stay at Glitter Bay 312 Shells, one of our Glitter Bay Suites. We do hope to welcoming you back sometime soon. Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Barbados Villa Services/Glitter Bay Suites
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DiW wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions5 helpful votes
We love Glitter Bay. Well located on the west coast with great facilities, beautiful beach and great staff. Loved the little changes this year, introducing a weekly BBQ and a recycling facility on site. There has been some extra investment this year to help maintain the excellent standards and it’s always lovely to return and see the same friendly team there. We always book through Barbados Villa Services. Marilil is extremely helpful and the villa management team are always on the end of the phone if you need them. The apartment is set up with a welcome pack of goods to save having to worry about shopping immediately on arrival and it all makes for a perfect holiday location.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Rupert N wrote a review Mar 2019
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom38 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I were accompanied by our daughter Amy and Freddy our grandson. We had 206 and they had 103,the apartments were fully equipped with everything,home it certainly was. The whole setup pool,beach,bar,restaurant were professionally staffed by a very friendly helpful team. The balconies on our apartments are set facing southwest so a great view of the sea all day long and a breeze as the site is so well designed. Superb location with other amenities along the beach which are also excellent. We all loved the holiday, we will be back👍🇧🇧
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded Mar 24, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to send in your review of Glitter Bay Suites - this is very much appreciated! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back! Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites Barbados Villa Services
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Michelle C wrote a review Feb 2019
Brooklyn, New York119 contributions34 helpful votes
I stayed at Glitter Bay with my family on a recent holiday in Barbados. Look no further, this location/property is beautiful. See below for clarification around the confusion of the two entries on TripAdvisor. There is only one property which is called Glitter Bay. Regardless of who you book through, this property is great. Its a self catering Apartment/Condo style property with all the amenities you could wish for, for a perfect holiday. The property is ideal for Families. With the location right on an amazing stretch of beach with a pool, tennis courts, bar/restaurant for lunch, coffee, afternoon/sunset drinks. I loved the Beach chair/towel service which removed the need to rush down at 6am to get a spot. Chairs are allocated on arrival. The staff and security were very friendly and helpful. I felt very safe throughout our stay, with visible patrols around the clock. As it’s a self catering style property, the convenience of the Massy Supermarket 5mins down the road via car in Hometown makes it easy to set yourself up for Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your stay if you wish. There are restaurants close by and walking to some of those via the beach in the day in very pleasant - Fairmont beach club, Juju’s, Lone Star. At night walking to these plus others - Seacat, is a little more challenging due to the lack of pavement along the road and the speed of the traffic. Without kids this is doable with care. With kids I wouldn’t advise. We didn’t have a car, used Taxi’s which cost around $10 per trip. I will definitely rebook this place. We had a lovely week. Clarification on Glitter Bay I feel the need to help clarify a question I had before booking this trip which many others I am sure will have too. On TripAdvisor there are two enteries - Royal Glitter Bay Villas and Glitter Bay Suites. On first review, this implies that there are two different locations/[properties. This is not the case. There is only one location called - Glitter Bay. From what I can gather from staying at Glitter Bay and speaking with some of the regular visitors, the two entries on TripAdvisor relate to two different agencies/companies managing different apartments/condos on the Glitter Bay property. I think the apartments/condo’s vary in standards (again gathering from what others around the pool/beach said) We actually booked through a private owner and we were very very happy with our apartment.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded Feb 18, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. It is indeed the same property however they are listed as The Glitter Bay Suites and Royal Glitter Bay Villas as we are two of the largest managing companies for this property and as such differentiate due to this reason and for review/pricing purposes. All the apartments are privately owned and the property is managed by a general manager employed by the Board of owners. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we have a large number of regular repeat guest that book with us every year. Glitter Bay Suites consist of 101, 103, 105/6, 109, 113, 204, 206, 211, 213, 302, 303, 307, 312, 313 (plus others that do not rent) Hope that you will be returning soon. Sunny regards, Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites/Barbados Villa Services
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fayenewman35 wrote a review Feb 2019
Wickford, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited 312 'Shells' in July 2018 with our two children. From the moment we arrived, it felt like luxury. The apartment itself is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and the attention to detail is superb. The views from the spacious balcony are lovely, the grounds are tended too with such care - and if you're lucky you may spot a few of the monkeys - which the children loved. The pool and private beach are a stones throw away and having allocated sun beds on arrival means you're able to take things at your leisure. The white sandy beach is beautiful under your toes and the blue sea is clear and refreshing. The bar and restaurant are great, the food was very tasty and enjoyed by both children and adults in our group. With a drink in the hand it was very easy to slip straight into the pace of Barbados life! The bar tender even showed the children a small sea turtle they were rescuing. This really is a place to be cherished and one where we made unforgettable family memories. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 312 Shells - recommend 100%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glitter Bay Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Nearby attractions include St. James Parish Church (0.7 miles), Team Baywatch Watersports (0.7 miles), and Alleynes Bay (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glitter Bay Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include SeaCat, Lone Star Restaurant, and Ju Ju's Beach Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glitter Bay Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Andromeda Botanic Gardens (8.0 miles), George Washington House (8.6 miles), and Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (8.7 miles).
Does Glitter Bay Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.