This was a real find thanks to the wonders of the internet and TripAdvisor!! We wanted good quality not necessarily luxurious self catering accommodation for a family holiday in Barbados and Shades does not disappoint. It thoroughly exceeded all our expectations in every way. We booked apartment 7 the two bedroom penthouse villa and it was totally perfect for us and two teenage children. Plenty of space, excellent bathrooms with large walk in showers, high quality fixtures and fittings throughout and flat screen plasma tv with hundreds or channels, not that it was ever used very much! The bedrooms are airconditioned with good quiet fan units, a real plus is the free wifi, great to look for and book local restaurants on your smartphone or iPad etc.
There is a lovely small pool and gardens and the staff are fantastic. Jacqui our host looked after our every need and booked a car, catamaran trip for us and even stocked us with a few groceries for our arrival tea, milk etc. Nothing was too much trouble and we will definitely return.
The fabulous Paynes Bay beach is only 5 minutes walk away and Holetown is only 5 minutes drive where there is a good supermarket (even selling Essential Waitrose products!) and lots of good restaurants catering for all budgets.
Shades is excellent value for money and perfect for a family holiday, thoroughly recommended, we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!
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- Also Known As:
- Shades Holiday Apartments Hotel Saint James
- Shades Holiday Apartments Barbados/Saint James Parish