Little Good Harbour
- Style Old-style Bajan beach houses
- Setting Palm-fringed fishing village
The Australian owners of Little Good Harbour have managed not only to create a Barbados boutique hotel that captures the essence of the island’s beach life 20 years ago, but have also opened one of the most impressive restaurants in the country. A scattering of whitewashed coral-stone cottages, the seaside hotel smacks of unpretentious luxury – the perfect in-the-know hidey-hole for Caribbean beach-bunnies.
Need to know
- Rooms 21 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $367.00, excluding tax at 18.75 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast.
- Facilities Exercise room, massage room, free WiFi by the pool and in reception. In rooms: four-poster beds, TV, DVD/CD player, full kitchen (fridge, oven, and microwave; two- and three-bedroom suites have dishwashers, Vineyard suites have washer/dryers).
- Poolside The hotel has two pools; one is a small, Romanesque affair adorned with greenery; the other is much larger, lined with slick grey slate and flanked with cushioned wicker loungers.
- Check–out Midday; later check-out is subject to availability.
Children Welcome throughout the year – under-12s stay free on rollaway beds. Babysitting can be arranged locally, for $10 an hour, and the restaurant kitchens have a flexible attitude to child-friendly cooking.
- Hotel closed 30 August to 17 October 2010.
- Also Non-smoking throughout. You can pre-order grocery packs if you’re keen to cook for yourself.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The one-and two-bedroom suites overlooking the little pool encompass two floors and a terrace, all decorated in inimitably Caribbean greens and yellows, and offer as sublime sense of privacy for couples seeking escape. The newer Vineyard suites at the top of Little Good Harbour are more geared to families, with high spec kitchens, spacious showers and large tiled verandas. The most historic rooms are in the three-bedroom Fort Suite, part of the original Fort Rupert building on the beachfront, where you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea.
- Packing tips If you plan to explore Barbados, a driver’s licence is an essential – Little Good Harbour is relatively remote. Snorkelling gear will help you make the most of the coast.
- Also Fishermen haul their daily catch to the village next door at 5pm every Friday – pick up the finest and the freshest and fix yourself a fish supper in your fully fitted kitchen.
Food and drink at Little Good Harbour
- Hotel restaurant The Fish Pot is one of the most celebrated spots on Barbados, serving a delicious medley of fresh seafood and pasta dishes, accompanied by a wide selection of wines expertly chosen by the owner, who’s something of an oenophile.
- Dress code Not just any old bikini beachwear, we’re talking stylish sarongs, diamante flip-flops and smart summery shirts.
- Top table Book one of the tables for two on the terrace – these are right on the sea, with enchanting views of the beach and the boast-builders working under the palms.
- Last orders Lunch hours are midday to 2.30pm; dinner is 6.30pm to 9.15 pm.
- Room service On request and subject to availability.
- Hotel bar Drinks are available from the Fish Pot during restaurant hours.