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Royal Glitter Bay Villas

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Barbados, Caribbean
St James

This lovely hotel can be found in St James.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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As good as the photos

Review by O6306PLpaulf England, United Kingdom

Unlike many holiday destinations 109 lived up to, and even exceeded its photo images. The apartment was full of personal bric a brac which made it feel like home. All the equipment was modern and in good condition...

Our only minor comment would be the wet rooms - but I guess that is a matter of personal taste. The little sparrow shown in the photos was a welcome daily breakfast visitor. The gate from the terrace to the extensive Glitter Bay grounds made the apartment feel more like a villa. We rarely used the front door. Glitter Bay is a fabulous understated resort with extensive amenities and the best beach on the West coast. The pre booked beach chairs system works well relieving the tension about securing chairs. All the staff were excellent, particularly Rocky, who was in charge of beach chairs and towels and made the best rum punch on the island. Our only regret was that during our last week the bar stopped serving lunch. The bar during Happy hour was a great venue from which to watch the setting sun.

Glitter Bay is well located being within walking distance of Holetown either by the road, or at low tide, the beach. There is an excellent supermarket (Massy) in Holetown serving all needs. The bus ride back for $3.50 Barbadian (a flat fee to any destination) is an experience not to be missed. The drivers are better than the Le Mans start from the bus stop sounds. There are frequent buses both north and south from Stops just outside the entrance gates

Also thanks to everyone at BVS for all there help and assistance before and during our stay at Glitter Bay. A special thanks to them for introducing us to Perry the taxi driver, who never let us down during the many taxi trips we took during our stay.

As you will gather we loved our stay and when we return to Barbados there will only be one place to stay - 109 Glitter Bay.

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Beautiful but maybe too quiet!

Review by CumbriaMum Beetham, United Kingdom

This place is stunning. Superb location, wonderful beach, easy access to fabulous beach bars and top quality restaurants. The pool is lovely, 7yo could stand at either end and there’s a toddler pool too and little play area...

Beautiful grounds. Only complaint, and this is a very slight one, is that it was so quiet there was little atmosphere. If you want anonymity and seclusion this place is for you. We stayed in Villa 103 and would definitely return.

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Beautiful and relaxing

Review by Frankie0509 Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful place and lovely, friendly locals. Shells 312 is an amazing apartment, extremely comfortable and has everything you need to enjoy a superb holiday. The local supermarket was a short walk away and a reasonable taxi trip back cost wise...

Felt comfortable enough to walk into holetown for evening meals but due to dark roads and lack of pavement In some areas it’s is best to use a taxi back. Lots of helpful information in the apartment to enjoy outdoor activities and planning meals. Only one issue regarding using US dollars at the beach bar, our daughter handed over an amount to the waiter in our absence and what she was given back in Barbados currency meant she had paid a ridiculous amount for a coke. Honest mistake?.....take note..... make sure you know what you should get back in change before you pay for anything.

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Great location, but the condo development is lacking

Review by 703deenap Long Island

We stayed in Glitter Bay 113. The location on the beach is great. Very quick walk to the beach, beautiful sand and amazingly blue water...

From Glitter Bay, you can walk to a couple of hotel restaurants and bars. The beach at Glitter Bay was never crowded. While their system of reserved beach chairs is nice, as you do not have to worry about getting chairs, it was clear that only “regulars” got front row spots. We were put in the last row of chairs and every day asked if people had checked out and were told “no.” However, the rows of chairs in front of us were empty almost every day. The beach attendant would also not give us an extra umbrella (despite tons not being used,) nor could we get more than one towel per person. One day we were leaving early for an excursion and they said there were no towels available. The villa is adequate. It had an odd smell and all of things in the closets (clean clothes, suitcases) had that smell upon returning home. The unit has a lovely balcony and the master bedroom was nice. The rest of the unit could use updating. While they provide daily maid service, it was more like a quick straightening up than staying in a full service villa. Driving up to Glitter Bay is unimpressive and the grounds at the front of the property are unattractive. The attraction is the “back” or beachfront area. There is a small restaurant on site where you can have lunch. A couple of days a week they also serve breakfast. There is a bar, but after the first day, they stopped coming around on the beach to take drink orders. You had to go up to the bar for a drink. There is an office for an on site concierge but it was almost always closed. Overall we were disappointed in the “villa” but the beach was one of our favorites.

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Review by A8411WTchristineb Hemingford Grey, United Kingdom

Apartments are very clean and well maintained. Beach is lovely. Walking distance to Ju Ju's and Top Deck...

Great staff all round the resort from housekeeping, gardening, maintenance to bar staff, kitchen staff and beach staff. Gets very busy in peak times .

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