Having visited Barbados and fallen in love with the area around Gibbes Glade it took a year to find and acquire the land. The Glade is within walking distance of the best beaches in Barbados yet in a quiet residential area away from hotels, development and traffic. It took a further 3 years to bring an idea drawn on a napkin to reality; a real labour of love to achieve something to be proud of.
The Villa’s design draws inspiration from the famous ‘Messel houses’ of Barbados and unites tradition with modern specification to produce light, airy and luxurious surroundings. The heart of the villa is the vaulted main living area with stairs and wrap-around balcony leading to 4 large bedrooms all with en-suite. Three of the bedrooms are doubles with a fourth that can be configured as double or twin on request.
The outdoor facilities and surrounds are ample but within 5 minutes walk are the famous Mullins Beach with all its facilities and the more tranquil and shady Gibbs Beach just to the south. Holetown with its comprehensive range of shops and restaurants is 10-12 minutes south by bus or car, with Speightstown and its quaint character, shops and restaurants 5 minutes to the North.
Seasonal Availability and Activities
Equatorial maritime Barbados, unlike our other destinations, can be visited year-round with a constant average daytime temperature of 28-30C and pleasant sea breezes. There are only two real seasons; wet and dry, with daylight fairly constant around 6.30am-6.30pm.
The Wet SeasonJuly - November
The seasons are less distinct than in the past but what remains true is that from June through November, humidity increases and night time temperatures remain as high as 25C, making the air conditioned rooms an attractive feature. It tends to rain more frequently during this time, but often during the night or as late afternoon showers and sunshine and pool time remain plentiful.
August to October is Atlantic Hurricane season, but Barbados being the most easterly Caribbean island tends not to be in their path and brief tropical storms are the main occasional risk.
The Dry SeasonDecember - June
December to June. Glorious sunny days, pleasantly hot and it cools down at night to a comfortable 20-22C. Even in the “dry” season there can be the occasional shower, but they rarely last long and freshen the air nicely.