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“Memorable visit to the east coast!!”
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Santosha Barbados
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“Memorable visit to the east coast!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at the Santosha, Barbados for 2 fantastic nights with our 3 children under 4. We were met by Andre who was a real host and had even upgraded us to an lovely suite to give the children more space. This in itself shows how much they cared about our custom. The suite had a real contemporary feel and fitted out with every thing you could possibly need and of course the view from the bed had unbeatable uninterrupted views along the rugged walkers beach on the east coast. The satellite TV and the Wifi connection were fantastic which is essential with children nowadays but I am sure not as necessary if you are lucky enough to have chosen the Santosha for a romantic break!. The pool facilities were so quiet and calm with large loungers and a pool Jacuzzi where you can relax and listen to the ocean. There is a large pool clubhouse which has a self service drinks available.
The premises did not have a restaurant but this in itself was probably a good thing as it made us leave our retreat and eat at the superb Round house bar and restaurant and the Atlantis hotel restaurant. These restaurants were our favourite pick as they have stunning sea views, brilliant staff and amazing food, places you really don't like to leave. The Atlantis Restaurant has a really nice buffet breakfast on Sunday morning which is a nice treat and both restaurants are only 10min drive away. There are quite a few other restaurants in the area, but of course everywhere is close in Barbados so the Santosha can be a base to explore. All in all I dont think you can compare any other hotel on the east coast for tranquility and comfort to a high standard, truly this is a gem of a hotel!

Alan (Barbados/Ireland)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Santosha offers all the luxuries that one expects as a a traveller - but the tranquility and sea views that makes this the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Overlooking the rugged East Coast - where the sounds of the waves 100 yards away lull you to sleep. A lovely walk on the beach - where you are the only one on it.
Great pool for those time when you do not want to go too far from the hotel - a nice restaurant about 3/4 mile away and a little supermarket about a mile away where one can get all the basics.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for three days and fell asleep to sounds of waves every night. Rooms are modern, clean and all offer stunning sea views. The location on the east coast is really special, wild waves, few tourists and pure nature that relaxes the soul. Close by is a beautiful, bit rough, beach suited for morning workouts and a quick swim as long as you respect the undercurrents. The staff was amazing, they recently started the hotel and live in a house on the same property, they even took us to a nearby restaurant since there was a thunderstorm when we arrived. Otherwise food can be purchased at the excellent nearby Sand Dunes restaurant or mini market. For the best experience we would advise to rent a car, you'll reach all parts of the island in no time and get max value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Santosha offers you the tranquility away from the every day hustle. From its breathtaking views to the warm friendly staff. It's home away from home. Take a walk on the beach or a relaxing swim in the pool. If you want to feel what paradise is all about then this is the hotel for you. There are a few small restaurants nearby & small grocery which makes it ideal! Next time in Barbados try spending sometime at Santosha you will love it!

Room Tip: All the rooms are magnificent since there are all facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Apparently these guys are still in their pre opening period but I really hope that when it does open with the bar etc. it keeps the peaceful laid back approach. It took us maybe 4 drive bys before we found it but as you drive up the drive way it just looks amazing laid out it front of you.

Located at the top of the East Coast means that it is away from all the tourists and drama of the west and south coasts. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous furnished in a variety of woods and over looking a fabulous pool. The views out to the ocean are mesmerising. There were only one other set of guests when we stayed so we virtually had the place to ourselves with the exception of Lady, the very friendly dog.

The staff on site are friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were ok. There is no breakfast or restaurant facilities on site at the moment but the rooms have everything you need, ours even had an additional toilet and wardrobe room. The beds are heavenly and guarantee a good nights sleep.

Skip all the other resorts, if you really want somewhere to relax this is the place! All the best for when you fully open guys.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Words are not enough to describe my joy of having the first wedding held at Santosha. I was touched by the assistance of the staff and Management, the love shown and the ever willingness to make my nuptials go as smooth as possible. We chose not to do alot of decorations because Santosha on a whole is a gorgeous Resort. It offers privacy and a breath-taking view from each patio. The rooms are tastefully equipped with modern gadgets and it gives you this 'i dont ever want to leave' feeling. Joanne, Omar and Andre' I would never forget your contribution to our wedding day and making Santosha readily available.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Santosha is a gem on the east coast of Barbados, off the usual tourist trail. We spent the weekend there and loved the views and tranquility of it's location. A great place to enjoy a quiet evening on the balcony, with the stars overhead and the moon shining on the Atlantic. We also enjoyed a stroll on one of Barbados untouched beaches. The one bedroom suite, with its high ceilings, air conditioned bedroom, double bathroom and large balcony was very spacious and had everything you could need. I'd highly recommend it to locals and tourists looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the south and west coasts.... we'll be back, with the kids next time!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Santosha Barbados
Address: Windy Hill, East Coast Road | St Andrew, BB25031, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Andrew Parish
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Andrew Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santosha Barbados 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santosha is the Sanskrit word for contentment, a perfect name for these remarkable, one bedroom and studio self catering suites boasting wide verandas and traditional jalousie windows that open onto a panoramic view of the beautiful east coast of Barbados and the island's longest beach. Santosha Barbados is set in natural countryside with a spacious breezy sundeck with a large swimming pool and jacuzzi offering stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. All suites are fully equipped, with air-conditioned bedrooms and have ocean view balconies. Daily housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged. ... more   less 
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