Amazing location and accommodation, this would have got 5+ stars if it was not down to the poor staff running the place in particular “markeisha” who’s attitude is absolutely appalling with paying guests at this venue, We have never experienced so much rude and abrupt customer service from this person mainly in all our experience in travelling. Moving forward a massive shake up of staff and a lot of retraining in customer service would make this venue a top destination in one of the high end locations of Barbados. However not all staff are appalling, a special mention to “frank” who delivered amazing service throughout our trip which must not go unnoticed. We would never return again unless certain staff had a change in attitude and are reminded they are paid to deliver a service instead of trying to ruin your day treating you like a prisoner telling you what you can and can not do throughout your “holiday”.…
We book with Marilil at Barbados Villa Services and the whole experience from initial booking is always excellent. BVS is not to be confused with Eden travel / Royal GB who also rent properties here. The standard of the apartment is high and the beach is magnificent. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel so welcome. We can highly recommend a stay here. We look forward to returning - hopefully next year!
Having visited glitter bay several times before I feel compelled to compliment Marrilil and the team for giving us such a fabulous holiday in such difficult circumstances during the pandemic Their help and advice before and during the visit was invaluable and they made the whole pre travel and travel experience go seamlessly ! As usual i left glitter bay wanting more so I am already looking forward to the next visit in 2023 Best wishes Mark
my wife and I had a 10 day stay in shells 312, the apartment was very spacious and very well equipped. We had a beautiful view of the pool and gardens, lovely in the evening on the balcony watching the sun go down . Location couldn't be any better, right on the beach and right outside on the main road is a bus stop taking you into Holes town 5mins away speightstown 10mins in the other direction. I would recommend shells 312 to anybody thinking of a holiday in Barbados.
We love Glitter Bay. Well located on the west coast with great facilities, beautiful beach and great staff. Loved the little changes this year, introducing a weekly BBQ and a recycling facility on site. There has been some extra investment this year to help maintain the excellent standards and it’s always lovely to return and see the same friendly team there. We always book through Barbados Villa Services. Marilil is extremely helpful and the villa management team are always on the end of the phone if you need them. The apartment is set up with a welcome pack of goods to save having to worry about shopping immediately on arrival and it all makes for a perfect holiday location.
My wife and I were accompanied by our daughter Amy and Freddy our grandson. We had 206 and they had 103,the apartments were fully equipped with everything,home it certainly was. The whole setup pool,beach,bar,restaurant were professionally staffed by a very friendly helpful team. The balconies on our apartments are set facing southwest so a great view of the sea all day long and a breeze as the site is so well designed. Superb location with other amenities along the beach which are also excellent. We all loved the holiday, we will be back👍🇧🇧
I stayed at Glitter Bay with my family on a recent holiday in Barbados. Look no further, this location/property is beautiful. See below for clarification around the confusion of the two entries on TripAdvisor. There is only one property which is called Glitter Bay. Regardless of who you book through, this property is great. Its a self catering Apartment/Condo style property with all the amenities you could wish for, for a perfect holiday. The property is ideal for Families. With the location right on an amazing stretch of beach with a pool, tennis courts, bar/restaurant for lunch, coffee, afternoon/sunset drinks. I loved the Beach chair/towel service which removed the need to rush down at 6am to get a spot. Chairs are allocated on arrival. The staff and security were very friendly and helpful. I felt very safe throughout our stay, with visible patrols around the clock. As it’s a self catering style property, the convenience of the Massy Supermarket 5mins down the road via car in Hometown makes it easy to set yourself up for Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your stay if you wish. There are restaurants close by and walking to some of those via the beach in the day in very pleasant - Fairmont beach club, Juju’s, Lone Star. At night walking to these plus others - Seacat, is a little more challenging due to the lack of pavement along the road and the speed of the traffic. Without kids this is doable with care. With kids I wouldn’t advise. We didn’t have a car, used Taxi’s which cost around $10 per trip. I will definitely rebook this place. We had a lovely week. Clarification on Glitter Bay I feel the need to help clarify a question I had before booking this trip which many others I am sure will have too. On TripAdvisor there are two enteries - Royal Glitter Bay Villas and Glitter Bay Suites. On first review, this implies that there are two different locations/[properties. This is not the case. There is only one location called - Glitter Bay. From what I can gather from staying at Glitter Bay and speaking with some of the regular visitors, the two entries on TripAdvisor relate to two different agencies/companies managing different apartments/condos on the Glitter Bay property. I think the apartments/condo’s vary in standards (again gathering from what others around the pool/beach said) We actually booked through a private owner and we were very very happy with our apartment.…
We visited 312 'Shells' in July 2018 with our two children. From the moment we arrived, it felt like luxury. The apartment itself is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and the attention to detail is superb. The views from the spacious balcony are lovely, the grounds are tended too with such care - and if you're lucky you may spot a few of the monkeys - which the children loved. The pool and private beach are a stones throw away and having allocated sun beds on arrival means you're able to take things at your leisure. The white sandy beach is beautiful under your toes and the blue sea is clear and refreshing. The bar and restaurant are great, the food was very tasty and enjoyed by both children and adults in our group. With a drink in the hand it was very easy to slip straight into the pace of Barbados life! The bar tender even showed the children a small sea turtle they were rescuing. This really is a place to be cherished and one where we made unforgettable family memories. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.…
This is our 12th time to Glitter bay. Always a great time and a great beach. This is not an overly resort but there is always beach chairs for you. In off season there maybe a dozen or so ppl on the beac. just fine by me. Sometimes peace and quiet is just what you need. During peak season it is much busier. Great rooms , beautiful gardens and close to Holetown
We booked through owners direct and stayed at room 203. Two very spacious bedrooms, bathrooms and an open plan living / kitchen area. Amazing decor and overlooking the sea - very relaxed place with walking distance to Lone Star, Ju Jus or Top Deck, or a short trip to Holetown for the Tides or access to the restaurants at the Sandpiper etc. The beach is super clean and our kids saw turtles hatching... really awesome place to stay.