Around 3km north of Speightstown, the village of Shermans is the home of Little Good Harbour House, a stylish three-bedroom holiday home right by the beach. On Barbados wonderful west coast, this cottage offers beachside living all on one level, with its own pool and terrace among the highlights.
The sought-after location of this villa is close to the renowned Fish Pot restaurant, with its excellent seafood and sea views. A little further down the coast in the direction of Speightstown, you have the beautiful and quiet Heywoods Beach, a great place to swim and snorkel, and when you reach the town, many old buildings to see in this historically rich former port.
Little Good Harbour House sits in a well-kept garden which surrounds the deck area, with its sun terrace and plunge pool. A covered seating area looks straight out on the Caribbean Sea, a truly incredible ocean view, and golden sands are just a few steps away from the house. A barbecue and outdoor dining area can also be found here.
The house is made extra-secure with a gated entry system, and it is completely enclosed for your privacy. Inside, you have contemporary living spaces to enjoy, with lots of comfortable seating, flat screen television and eye-catching artworks lining the walls. A spacious kitchen offers a large fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and breakfast bar, and much more besides.
All of the bedrooms enjoy uninterrupted sea views, with the master bedroom opening onto the garden, and one other bedroom opening onto the pool terrace. There are two twin rooms, ideal for children, as well as a king and queen – all of them with air-conditioning.
The islands second-largest town, Speightstown, is within easy reach of the villa. Despite its size, it is quieter and slower-paced than Holetown or Bridgetown further south, and offers good shopping and dining. You can visit the regions premier art gallery, the Gallery of Caribbean Art, in the town known as ‘Little Bristol, and enjoy wonderful Bajan cuisine at the iconic Fishermans Pub.
Little Good Harbour House is a cute 3-bedroom villa, which is immediately on the beach at Smitons Bay.
- Open-plan living & dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom
- Private plunge pool (7 feet x 6 feet, 3 feet in depth)
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Sun loungers
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms
Formerly an important port, nicknamed ‘Little Bristol in reference to its trade links to that British city, Speightstown has an authentic edge which sets it apart. It hasnt been overly developed for tourism, aside from a recent marina development, and this is perhaps what gives it its charm. While its no longer a seafaring hub, its still busy and enjoyably historic. A museum and gallery of Caribbean Art are among the attractions worth seeking out.
Just north of the town, the Six Mens Fish Market offers a taste of this still-important Barbadian trade. On Friday and Saturday nights, theres a fish fry with drinks and side dishes, where you can the fresh catch under the night sky, often with live entertainment. It is also a popular area for scuba diving – a 165ft-long wreck called the Pamir lies just off Six Mens Bay, and is the impetus for many people to get down there and see it.
As you head south of Speightstown, you come to the glamorous area known as the ‘platinum coast, where the rich and famous come to play. Even without the luxury stores and hotels its a good-looking place, with beautiful white sands and quiet coves lining the stretch around Holetown.
This is the place to be if youre looking for upscale nlghtlife, much of it around Holetowns First and Second Streets, where youll find cool hangouts like the Red Door Lounge. There are excellent beachfront restaurants and bars too, and a great atmosphere as you stroll along the boardwalk as the sun sets.
If you choose to head inland from Speightstown, you will be rewarded by the natural beauty of the Farley Hill National Park. Only eight minutes drive from town, it enjoys a fresh Atlantic breeze from the east, and views of the coast too – a fine place for a picnic or to enjoy some live entertainment, as it sometimes hosts events like the Barbados Reggae Festival.
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