Almond Beach Village All Inclusive

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1 Main Street - Almond Beach, Speightstown, St. Peter
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On Barbados' northwest coast, this 13-hectare (32-acre) resort on a 1-km (half-mi) beach offers shopping trips to Bridgetown, on-site golfing, swimming at 10 pools, and reef snorkeling. read more
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We went there with the family last week and had a wonderful time. I booked three rooms, all of which were adjacent to each other and well kept. Travelling with three small children, we felt it important to have a resort with a kids club and a calm beach with lots of activities. Almond Beach Village does not disappoint. Having read some reviews before we went, our concern was about the condition of the hotel and the service. Although the hotel is older than the Almond Casuarina, where we stayed before, the beach was not as rough and there were lots chances to swim with turtles, scuba, jet ski, fishing, banana boats, etc. The Casaurina resort is for those looking for a really nice beach and convenient access to the St.Lawrence gap for nightlife. Almond Beach Village beach is not as nice but much more kid-friendly as the water is calmer. If the shoreline was a little less rocky, the beach would be perfect. In fact, the beach adjacent to ABV near the marina is beautiful. You can't have everything I guess. Being a large party (9) with kids we were concerned about service during dinner. There was only one night where that was a problem. Overall the food was good and plentiful. We especially enjoyed the local cuisine including fish and Bajan dishes. The variety was fine for kids as well. Hotel service was good. Almond could improve their guest services area. Although all staff were happy to help, both the dinner reservation and overall guest services area was busy and inefficient. The kids club staff were great. Our kids spent one rainy afternoon there and about an hour a day if there was an activity they wanted to do - all of which were posted clearly outside the club. This is a small resort but it has most of the amenities you need. The age of the resort shows but it is not intolerable as some reviews have stated. It was older but clean. If you have kids get a superior room in 7 block. It is the quiet part of the resort with updated rooms, near to pools/kids club/beach, an elevator and has ocean views with breathtaking sunsets. Wifi was on the slow side but available in the rooms and lobby. I found the internet pricing expensive for what you get. Speightstown is a five minute walk. Safe town but in need of some attention. Great upscale restaurant there called Mangos if you want fine cuisine and don't mind paying for the experience. Holetown and Bridgetown are much better for shopping. The hotel offers shuttles at little or no cost. The Wednesday Beach party and Saturday celebration were tonnes of fun. Must do. Bottom line is if you are looking for a sparkling new resort with pristine beaches, active nightlife and fine cuisine this is not the place for you. If you are looking to unwind for a family vacation with good food and service at a fair price, it is perfect.
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Jan 16th, 2008
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa

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Maynards Road, Speightstown, St. Peter
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This spa resort is located in Speightstown (St. Peter), close to the beach, St. Peter Parish Church, Mullins Beach, and St. Lucy Parish Church. Local attractions also include Farley Hill National Park and Barbados Wildlife Reserve. read more
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What a find an absolute gem of a hotel. The general manager Roddy and his team make this hotel like a home. The hotel was purchased by Roddy's family in 2006 and it was closed for 2 years to be refurbished, all i can say is they have done a superb job. We found the public areas, the restaurant, the pool and the rooms to be pristine. If i was going to fault anything the air con unit being in the bedroom is a slight inconvenience as the lounge and bathroom can get a bit warm, but I am being picky here. The food at this hotel is stunning if you go full board be prepared to put weight on, we booked Bed and breakfast and mixed between eating in the hotel restaurant and cooking in the small but adequate kitchen in the room. However be warned Barbados is not a cheap place to eat out or buy food, so half or full board could be a good economic option. The hotel grounds are lovely and we only ventured to the beach on one occasion ( the beach is about a mile away and the hotel run a courtesy bus down and back). The Hotel has a great pool area which I think could be a bit busy if the hotel is full, we had no issue and really enjoyed our time around the pool. The Sugar Cane also has a gym, squash court and Spa, all of which are well equipped and i would recommend the massages. Overall we had a fantastic time that was helped by the Sugar Cane resort, the staff and the way they looked after us. We did get a tour of the 2 bed penthouse a couple of days before we left, had we seen it earlier in the week we would have upgraded. Having stayed in 5 star resorts around the world i would happily put the Sugar Cane up against them, an absolute find and we will return.
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Jul 8th, 2006
St. Peters Bay

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Road View, St. Peter, Speightstown, St. Peter
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This Speightstown condominium resort is by the ocean, set on the beach a short distance from Mullins Beach and St. Peter Parish Church. Area attractions also include Lime Grove Shopping Centre. read more
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Battaleys Mews

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Mullins, Speightstown, St. Peter
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Battaleys Mews is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of beautiful Mullins Beach. The villas provide easy access to amenities, including restaurants, shopping and nightlife. read more
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