Barbados as a couple

Published:
October 3, 2020
By:
Lorraine McCowan
Barbados as a couple

Barbados is considered as one of the world’s most romantic destinations, it sits where the Atlantic Ocean & the Caribbean Ocean come together.  There are some fantastic sun rises on one side of the island, with spectacular sunsets on the other!

Year round sunshine, breathtaking landscapes, amazing cuisine & a warm & friendly atmosphere, a perfect romantic getaway! Renowned for its spectacular beaches with turquoise waters, there is so much more to do, see & experience!

Here are a few tips to create life long memories with someone special:-

STAY IN A PRIVATE VILLA:-

For something more intimate a villa holiday offers you a unique experience as a couple!

Our one bedroom villas at WEST ROCK offer a quaint & quiet oasis away from sun seeking crowds.  They are cosy, relaxed, romantic & fun and located in an elevated upmarket area with amazing long distance views of the ocean beyond.  They are ideally located to explore all the best beaches, ‘cool’ beach bars, fine dining restaurants, spa’s & much more!

WATCH AN ATLANTIC SUNRISE:-

Head over to the East Coast first thing in the morning to watch the spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

You can head over to PEG Farm & Nature Reserve :-

Located in St. Joseph around a 30 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

They offer an early morning walking tour starting @ 6.30am - 10 am.

A breathtaking experience as the sun rises over the forest with some awesome views!

Then enjoy a sumptuous ‘Farm-to-Table’ breakfast in the cafe!

Or just pack a ‘breakfast’ picnic of Pastries & Champagne, drive over to the East Coast and find your own spot!

RELAX WITH A SPOT OF YOGA:

We do recommend attending a Yoga class at SINGITA WELLNESS around a 7 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS. SINGITA WELLNESS is a holistic centre designed to soothe your soul, rejuvenate your body and invigorate your mind. For more information please visit our wellness page.

GO TO THE BEACH:-

Barbados beaches are accessible to all!

There are so many to choose from - busy beaches with lots of activities - small intimate secret beaches - exclusive ones like the famous ‘Sandy Lane’ beach!

There are so many to choose from!

Why not try a different beach everyday!

Another advantage of staying in a Villa, you have the freedom to explore!!!

Your can take a 10/15 minute walk down the wooded path onto ‘Reids Gap’ from WEST ROCK VILLAS & access the gorgeous ALLEYNE’S BEACH arguably the best beach on the West Coast!

TRY A LUXURY COUPLES SPA EXPERIENCE:-

Experience a sense of calm & serenity and enjoy a ‘Romantic Couples Spa Package’!

Pamper yourselves, unwind & Rejuvenate!

Here at WEST ROCK VILLAS we are friends with Michelle who owns ‘SINGITA WELLNESS’

The best Spa on the West coast!

Located in St. James - around a 7 minute drive away from WEST ROCK VILLAS

Across from Mullins Beach

Enjoy a day of treatments together with first class personal service in amazing & relaxing surroundings.

1,2 & 3 day packages are available.

Guests of WEST ROCK VILLAS receive 10% discount!

HIRE A CAR & EXPLORE TOGETHER:-

You can hire a ‘Mini Moke’ car synonymous to Barbados with removable soft top & no doors!

They're great for travelling around & exploring this beautiful island, you feel close to the road, the scenery & the culture!

A sense of freedom you won’t experience staying in a resort!

Take a road trip through the winding country lanes, use a paper map!,

Seek out the best views, & have fun exploring!

ENJOY A PICNIC:-

Pack a picnic & take a drive up to ‘Cherry Tree Hill’ through the lines of spectacular Mahogany Trees, perhaps spot a monkey or two!

Be truly amazed with the breathtaking view at the top of the rugged East Coastline, 850 ft above sea level!

Perfect for that unforgettable social media shot!!

Follow the road down to the ‘Bathsheba’ area, stop by ‘Barclay Park’ (with shower & bathroom facilities) take a romantic stroll along the magnificent beach with the breathtaking Atlantic ocean waves, it truly is another worldly experience!

ENJOY HORSEBACK RIDING:-

Local riding stables offer trails & scenic beach rides for those with any level of experience!

The East Coast is ideal with amazing views , miles of coastline & the cooling Trade Winds!

You could visit the ‘Ocean Echo Stables’ on the East Coast to reconnect, celebrate nature & experience a unique slice of island life!

GO TO THE CINEMA:-

The Limegrove Cinema is a luxurious, air conditioned, modern, boutique cinema!

Located on the 1st floor of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown around a 5 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

This is where savvy cinema goers go to watch competitively priced latest movie releases!

Order food & beverages from your seat at the touch of a button!

Menu includes popcorn, burgers, curly fries & pizza with a vegetarian option, soft drinks, beer, wine & Champagne!!

For true luxury there are full leather lounge seats on the front row, & Ottomans on the back row!

GREAT PLACES FOR THAT ROMANTIC PROPOSAL OR JUST TO SAY ‘I LOVE YOU’:-

‘Hunte’s Gardens’ is described as ‘The most enchanting place on Earth” with rare exotic plants & vibrant colours & an easy to walk path with cosy hidden seating areas.

Located in St Joseph - around a 30 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

Also in St. Joseph you will find the ‘Flower Forest’ - a heavenly garden of eden, where time stands still, 850ft above sea level with spectacular views!

Exotic plants & meandering peaceful trails.

Another romantic place is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Barbados - ‘Animal Flower Cave’

Located in St. Lucy, the very north of the island - around 25 minutes drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

A natural sea cave under the clifftops with huge natural ‘windows’ out onto the ocean & deep rock pools where you can swim!

Also a fabulous restaurant sitting on the edge of the cliff with the best views ever!

May spot a whale or two!!

WATCH THE SUNSET:-

Barbados is one of the most spectacular locations in the world to watch the most stunning sunsets!

Where could be more romantic than to watch the sunset on the beach!

There are also lots of great restaurants & beach bars right on the beachfront where you can enjoy a great meal whilst the sun slips into the ocean!

Here are some of our favourites:-

‘Drift Ocean Terrace & Lounge’ - Located in Holetown - a 5 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

A fun bar - perfect for a cocktail & sunset - with an outside deck - a comfy sofa! - romantic lanterns & also an air conditioned lounge!

‘La Cabane' - Located on the beach, Batts Rock, St. James - around a 10 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

A coastal, chic getaway with a carefree atmosphere!

Promoting a rustic & luxurious lifestyle with a simple natural quality!

Fresh local ingredients cooked Mediterranean style

Cocktails & wine designed & selected by famous local mixologists!

Live Entertainment - DJ’s & Jazz!

‘Sea Shed’ - A New place located on Mullins Beach St. Peter - around an 8 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

Can make a sunset reservation!

Laissez-faire beach vibe!

Easy going - barefoot chic with a touch of tropical elegance & rustic luxury!

A new style of beach experience in Barbados!

DJ’s & Champagne every Sunday!

‘One Eleven East Beach Bar’ - Located beachfront in Speightstown - around a 10 minute drive from WEST ROCK VILLAS

Trendy a bit quirky with laid back vibes & a laid back huge dog called Charlie!!

Jazz nights with a world famous saxophonist!

OR - Just enjoy the sunset from your villa terrace! at WEST ROCK VILLAS

Observe the sun slip into the ocean sipping on your favourite drink along with the natural backing music provided by the whistling frogs whilst the fireflies dance, & be amazed by the breathtaking night skies!

Pure Romance!!

Lorraine McCowan
Written by:
Lorraine McCowan
It is our absolute pleasure to introduce ourselves as Paul & Lorraine from the UK, & to welcome you to West Rock Villas. We have been visiting Barbados for many years with our children & now grandchildren. So along with our love for this beautiful island, our travel experience in the aviation industry & property development knowledge, we have created this ‘Special Place to Be’! We wanted to provide something a little different, but with the essence of a traditional Barbadian ‘Chattel’ house & contemporary stylish interiors.