We had a fabulous 3 week holiday in Barbados staying self catering at the Caspian Beach Apartments in Speightstown. The location was excellent with a balcony overlooking the beach on the West coast of the island giving an unspoilt view of the sea and the sunsets, which were spectacular. The area was quiet and we could eat breakfast on our balcony and watch the monkeys playing in the trees.
The apartment had a large open plan kitchen/living room,2 large balconies and 2 en suite double bedrooms all with air conditioning.
The kitchen was very well equipped, including a large cooker, fridge freezer, kettle and a coffee maker. A safe, iron and ironing board and hair dryer were also provided. Along with the cable TV it had everything to make it a home from home.
Speightstown is a fascinating town full of history with an excellent new museum which gives a really interactive history of the island. Another must to visit is the art gallery in the shopping centre full of beautiful paintings by local artists. We also had great fun shopping with the locals in Jordans supermarket and at the outdoor market stalls. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
I would recommend hiring a car as there are only a few restaurants open at night in Speightstown. One of our favourites in Speightstown was the Cassareep beach cafe where you can sit and eat actually on the beach, also Mangoes by the Sea serves more typically European dishes but is more expensive, altho a fab location. There are loads of places to eat in Holetown which is the next town along the coast and a bit more touristy. There are 2 streets running parallel to each other called First and Second streets and all the restaurants there are very good. If you do not want to hire a car the local bus service is excellent and there are loads of taxis in Holetown to get you back at night.
The West coast also has some great beaches - our favourite was Mullins Bay which is a short bus/car ride up the coast, where you can hire a sun bed and umbrella and book lunch in the restaurant if you want to splash out.
All in all we much preferred the self catering experience to staying in an all inclusive hotel and we knew we were guaranteed a spotlessly clean modern apartment with an unobstructed sea view and plan to go back again as soon as possible.
This was a family run small apartment complex and we had excellent service and help about where to go and what to do to make the best of our stay on this fascinating Caribbean island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering stylish yet inexpensive one and two bedroom apartments on the idyllic west coast of Barbados, the Caspian Beach Apartments boast uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea. Add to this the warm, personal service that we pride ourselves on and you have the perfect ingredients for a rejuvenating holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caspian Beach Apartments Barbados/Saint Peter Parish