What a fab, friendly little hotel. Everything already said about the staff is true. Incredibly friendly and attentive without being intrusive, working long hours, but are always ready for a laugh and banter with guests.
Food was just amazing quality for all-inclusive, all prepared a la carte. We ate at Sandy Lane one night, had seared tuna, then tried it the following night at Soco - just as good! My taste buds were in heaven the whole stay and I had no problem with the portions - a three course meal is ample in this tropical heat! Even though only one house white and red on offer, it was of good quality. We didn't suffer a single sore head despite sampling lots of alcoholic delights on offer. Went along to Blakeys bar a couple of times and yes the alcohol was stronger but frankly I would rather do without the hangover while lying on a hot beach...
There is a nice buzz from the boardwalk, fishermen, locals and others staying in gorgeous traditional Bajan houses right next to Soco. The hotel beach beds are perfect if you don't want to squeeze in round the pool. Great small reef, saw a range of colourful fish just by the barrier rocks.
Accra beach along the boardwalk is an easy stroll, with soft white sand and gentle rollers.
Garrison Savannah racecourse Saturday from early Feb - an easy stroll and thoroughly recommend if you want to soak up local atmosphere. Buses anywhere for $2 - easy, friendly, no hassle.
Soco has a simple modern decor with a nice clean feel to it. Any repair issues seem to be in hand: all walls, paintwork and our room were sparkling clean (although balcony is peeling in places so must need a repaint every year or so) When a scuff appeared on stairwell it was gone the next day. Lights all on in pool toilets. Agree hotel could do with a small changing room and shower for checkout guests to use on transfer day. Perhaps a laundry string you can pull out in the shower too...
The bed was super-comfortable, we slept like babies, take foam earplugs if traffic disturbs you. Just soak up the sound of the sea and the view!
Thanks Soco for a great 10 days,
Sarah & Dave
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SoCo Hotel, located in the heart of Barbados’ south coast, offers an adult all-inclusive holiday in a boutique environment. Ideal for the discerning traveller looking for a modern, high quality hotel facility, The SoCo Hotel provides an uncluttered, chic holiday. Great food and drinks, friendly service, and one of the best views in Barbados are all part of The SoCo Hotel experience. ... more less
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