Emerald Beach #1 - Solandra

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Emerald Beach is a complex of six luxury beachfront villas located in over an acre of landscaped gardens. Each villa presents its own private patios overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

With a combination of both cosy and elegant design, Solandra is an inviting two storey home situated just a few steps away from the lovely Gibbs beach on Barbados’ West Coast. Only a few miles south of Speightstown, Solandra is also close to a great selection of delicious restaurants and other amenities.

Guests can enjoy eating al fresco with friends in the sizeable outdoor dining area under a wooden gazebo. One of the best features of this home is that a cook is available every day to make lunch or dinner at your request.

An outdoor lounge provides a lovely relaxation area where you can admire awe-inspiring views over woodland. Guests can retreat here after splashing about in the glistening shared pool. Plush sun loungers are placed around the pool, exclusive to Emerald Beach residents, and an additional lounge on the veranda boasts comfy white sofa chairs.

The three spacious bedrooms feature air-conditioning and ceiling fans, so you will always feel at ease during your holiday. Furthermore, every bedroom boasts its own en-suite bathroom and private balcony or terrace, ensuring all guests can have their well-deserved me time!

**Please note that as of January 2020 there will be Maintenance & Construction works near Emerald Beach #1 - Solandra. Efforts will be made to minimalise disturbance to guests. Apologises for any inconvenience caused.**

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What you should know…

  • The community pool is shared among the other 5 villas that are part of the Emerald Beach complex
  • Set in a complex of other residences (e.g. not for those who wish for complete seclusion)
  • Gardens are communal (over an acre of luscious, tropical overgrowth!)

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Villa Solandra is part of a 6 villas complex located just in frontof Gibbes Beach. There are 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms and the villa can host up to 6-people. Guests are invited to use the magnificent communal swimming pool, which is metres from the villa

Ground Floor
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Two Twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room

Exterior
- Barbecue
- Gazebo
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Emerald Beach #1 - Solandra
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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When visiting Barbados, the first thing you are sure to notice are the gorgeous and renowned flat white sand beaches. On the west coast of Barbados, miles of coral shore beaches and fine white sands stretch along a hypnotising turquoise sea. The West Coast of Barbados is also fringed with countless breath-taking Coral Reefs to provide excellent snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. The South Coast also offers something for everyone and is a curious mixture of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can swim in calm waters, snorkel over the inshore reefs and tidal pools, and at the southernmost tip of the island, you can windsurf.

The villa is located on the West Coast of the island, which is not only a great area to enjoy the sea, but it also offers the best variety of activities and attractions on the island. Holetown is only 6 km away from the holiday home, so a visit to Barbados’ oldest settlement is a must! The town has several attractions of interest. Chattel Village is a combination of quaint and colourful shops with great local products. The picturesque town also includes a variety of bars, restaurants and good snorkelling spots!

Inland Barbados is delightful to explore, enchantingly quiet and rural, there are endless fields of sugar cane dotted with old plantation houses. Within less than 30 minutes driving you can go wildlife spotting at Welchman Hall Gully. This Tropical Forest Reserve is home to wild monkeys and majestic rainforest trees. A visit to this tropical hideaway makes a great day out with the family!

While on Barbados, a taste of the island’s rum is a must! The isle has been producing rum for over 350 years, and it is recognised internationally for its quality. Many tours and taster sessions are available at the local distilleries.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport

(32.5km)

Nearest Town/City Speightstown

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub Little Bristol Beach Bar

(2km)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Apes Hill Club

(5km)

Nearest Tennis Advantage Tennis Services

(6km)

About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

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Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:


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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Solandra is a fabulous house for those travelling with children, as with the beach only a few metres away, and a huge garden for them to enjoy, there’s endless opportunities for fun and activity around the home! The garden is bright and varied with a huge communal pool in which they can splash and play to their heart’s content, with sun loungers available for you to keep a close eye on the little ones.

In the nearby Mullins Beach, Spy's Watersports offers several water-related activities, including the exclusive and extreme FlyBoarding! For the little ones, other activities such paddle boarding or swimming with the turtles can also be enjoyed there.

The nearby towns also offer plenty to do, whether it’s exploring the historical, second biggest town Speightstown and visiting beaches, museums, shops and restaurants or stopping by Holetown for a few more bays and beaches and the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre (a 100-store mall perfect for teens).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Security guard
  • Gardener Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

 

 

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit $1,000 to be paid on arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 Noon
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights (Mid April - Mid December); 7 nights (Mid December - Mid April); 14 nights (Christmas period, weeks that include Christmas and/or New Year).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Cot & High Chair available upon request

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 £9,204

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 €9,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Aug 9th 2024 $10,404

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful, beautiful stay!

    Posted by Tanya on 21/03/2016

    This was our second visit to Solandra and it was just as wonderful as the first visit. Beautiful location, fabulous workers. We wouldn\'t change a thing.

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