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Shangri La is a stately single storey holiday villa in Barbados that sleeps up to eight guests. With gorgeous views from the Courtyard garden, you and your guests are guaranteed a phenomenal experience.
Entering the villa, you will first be greeted by the Great Room. This is perhaps the most opulent living space in Shangri La. The room is brightened by the Crystal Versailles Chandeliers that showcase the lounge area at one end and the dining space at the other. Open the French doors to allow the sea’s breeze to gently role into this classically styled room. The Media Room has the most relaxed atmosphere in the villa. Not only are guests welcome to use the modern media set-up, but there is also a bar, where guests are encouraged to whip up a cocktail or two whilst trying their hand at a game of cards. If there are any keen cooks amongst the party, they will love the fully equipped kitchen that runs alongside the villa. With large prepping counters and a granite-topped island, some serious meals can be conceived in this very space.
All the bedrooms in Shangri La have been designed with the upmost comfort in mind. Firstly, the White Room can be found next to the Media Room and has a queen-sized bed and its furnishings are in keeping with the Colonial theme that runs throughout the Courtyard. The Polo Room is home to two double bedrooms, that are found in the South Wing of the villa. With a Mahogany Armoire and Bureau, these bedrooms are really well suited to lovers of traditional themes that have continued to embrace a Spanish influence present in other parts of Shangri La. The North Wing is home to The Princess Margaret Room. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and skylights, that allow guests to star gaze at night and enjoy the warmth of the breaming down on their faces in the morning.
The Courtyard has perhaps the most striking setting throughout Shangri La, allowing guests to make use of the game table or simply frolic amongst the snug furnishings that are scattered around the private swimming pool. A Colonial period theme runs all over this space the central piece being a three-tiered coral stone fountain, with carved dolphins.
The villa has a selection of exceptional staff to help you and your guests enjoy your stay even more, including – a Housekeep, Laundress and Cook.
What you should know…
- Being just off the coast, it can get quite breezy occasionally. Make use of the enclosed Courtyard for some weather protection
In search of a charming villa with lots of character and near the beach? Eager to have dedicated staff who are happy to make your experience special? Shangri La has it all! This traditionally styled Caribbean villa can accommodate 8-guests in 4-bedrooms and is all spread across one floor.
- The Princess Margaret Room - Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- The White Room - Queen bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- The Polo Room - Two double bedrooms
- Communal bathrooms
- The Great Room (dining & living area)
- Fully equipped kitchen, with pantry
- Laundry room
- Media Room
- Private swimming pool, with ladder access
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Pergola, with dining area
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
Barbados is a truly phenomenal holiday destination, and geologically unique; a coral island, initially pushed from the sea as two separate land masses by volcanic activity many years ago. Over time these two land masses merged together creating the isle we now know as Barbados. Barbados lies on the boundary of the Caribbean and South American continental plates making it unlike any other Caribbean Island. Within the core of the island, made up mainly of coral sediment, numerous caves and underground lakes can be found. Arguably the most famous of these is Harrison’s Cave; a network of caves, waterfalls, pools and fantastic stalagmites and stalactites.
Descendants of the indigenous Arawakan-speaking tribes tell that the original name for Barbados was ‘Ichirouganaim’ meaning ‘red land with white teeth.’ The reason for the later name Barbados is controversial; some believe that the Portuguese, en route to Brazil, were the first Europeans to come to the island. Others say that it was this Spanish which gave it the Spanish name ‘Los Barbudos’. The word Barbados means ‘bearded ones’ but it is really personal preference as to whether ‘bearded’ refers to the long, hanging routes of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia) indigenous to the island; to the allegedly bearded ‘Caribs’ who once inhabited the island; or, more romantically, to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs, giving the impression of a beard.
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.
Grantley Adams International Airport BGI
Apes Hill Club
Bush Hall Road Tennis Court
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.
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
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.
Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:
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Shangri La is a great place to bring the family, especially the kids. Barbados has everything you could expect from a top holiday destination – sun, food and epic culture.
As it’s important to keep the little ones entertained, perhaps take a day trip to Harrison’s Cave. Kids can witness all kinds of rock formations and delve deep into the spooky depths of this cave system. After your morning excitement, the next stop should be Welchman Hall Gully…this one’s not underground! With pretty little waterfalls trickling down mountains and busy birds diving in and out of trees, your children will be in awe of not only the wildlife but also the natural scenery.
There’s many schools and businesses that specialise in water sports in Barbados, so try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding for instance. Not only is it a great form of exercise for children – Mum & Dad can watch on from the beach with a rum cocktail as the kids splash around in the water.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Board games
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Chef/Cook Included
- Maid Service Included
- Chef/Cook Included
- Maid Service Included
- Security guard
- Property host
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!
This property is Quarantine Approved. Please note that there may be additional security costs and reduced staffing levels for the period of quarantine only (2 - 3 days after arrival). You will be advised of these on booking. Please enquire for further information.
- Prices may be subject to local taxes and service charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- Please note that a 50% Deposit is required for any bookings travelling between (or including) the 20th December and the 10th January.
- Villa availability is structured on a Request Basis, so please enquire with our Consultants when booking a Holiday
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||$1,500 to be paid upon arrival|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||11.00 a.m.|
|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 10% Shared Economy Levy and a 1.5% Service Fee have been included in the rental rates. Please just select your dates for an accurate price.|
|Minimum stay||14 nights between 20/12 - 10/01. Otherwise, 7 nights|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included|
|Pets welcome?||Pets are not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021||£6,896|
|Dec 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021||£9,688|
|Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022||£11,587|
|Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||£9,688|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||£6,896|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022||£9,688|
|Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||£11,587|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 30th 2023||£9,688|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021||€7,561|
|Dec 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021||€10,622|
|Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022||€12,704|
|Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||€10,622|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||€7,561|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022||€10,622|
|Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||€12,704|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 30th 2023||€10,622|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Sep 26th 2021 - Dec 11th 2021||$8,862|
|Dec 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021||$12,449|
|Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022||$14,889|
|Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||$12,449|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||$8,862|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022||$12,449|
|Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||$14,889|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 30th 2023||$12,449|
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.
Exceeded expectations on all levels. House, grounds, and location were excellent and staff very accommodating.
This was awesome
We had a wonderful holiday in Barbados, loved the house, the staff, location , the pool and the island.
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