We have stayed at Port St. Charles, unit 248 for the last three years and have become very fond of the resort. We have visited Barbados a number of times over the years, sometimes staying closer to Holetown and St. Lawrence Gap where it is busier, but prefer the tranquility of Port St. Charles, the wonderful Heywoods Beach that is calm enough for young children, and the view of the boating activity in the marina.
Unit 248 is a spacious, well maintained one bedroom unit that includes daily housekeeping and free WiFi. It is on the second floor and has a very large balcony with a lovely view of the pool and marina and the ocean beyond. We appreciate being able to walk to Speightstown for our groceries, and often walk up to Six Men's Bay to buy fish for supper. To get around the island it is easy to use the local big blue buses (which are excellent value at $2 Barbados per ride) as the Speightstown bus terminal is within easy walking distance from PSC. This year we went to the Holetown festival, Bathsheba, River Bay and the Northeast coast, Oistins and Bridgetown, all by bus. We enjoy swimming and snorkeling off Heywoods Beach every day, and often use the marina's free water taxi to get to the beach although it is just in front of the resort. The grounds of PSC are beautifully landscaped, with two tennis courts, and the staff, especially the ladies at the reception desk, are very helpful and friendly. The owner of unit 248, John Broadhurst from England, is responsive and reliable and we appreciate being able to pay using Paypal.
Sitting on the veranda in the evening with a cool drink and watching the magnificent sunset at Port St. Charles comes pretty close to paradise, in large part because Barbados is such a wonderful island with very friendly people. Port St. Charles is not cheap, but good value when booked privately. Now if only I could get my sailboat into one of those slips to enjoy the constant 10-15 knot winds.
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