We had a wonderful week at Cool Runnings and wished we'd booked for two!
The apartment is spacious, clean and extremely well equipped; a chic and luxurious home away from home.
You could happily spend all your time relaxing in the apartment and lounging by the pool but if you do want to venture out, the picturesque Mullins beach is only a stone's throw away.
The owners, Michelle and Simon, have carefully put together an excellent guide which includes some wonderful restaurant recommendations, we had a great time sampling the local cuisine! For shopping Holetown is definitely worth a visit. I also found a lovely little yoga studio called Sunshine Kula.
Thank you Michelle and Simon for a wonderful stay!
For over 40 years visiting Barbados, I have mostly stayed in hotels so this was the first time we decided to try a villa and what a beautiful one this is and literally a stone’s throw from Mullins Beach!
It is tastefully furnished throughout with a very well equipped kitchen, a spacious lounge, two en-suite bedrooms and a private outside lounge area and pool – where we spent most of our time. Truly 5 star luxury!
Thanks to the management team and the charming housekeeper who works unobtrusively to help maintain such a high standard.
This is well suited for self-catering or for the ‘lazy chilled-out’ person on vacation.
No more hotels for me in the future. Highly recommend.
We stayed at Cool Runnings in October 2018.
The accommodation is situated on the ground floor with its own pool. It was clean, well maintained and obviously newly decorated. When we opened the windows there was a cool breeze through the apartment.
The bedrooms were both a generous size and the beds were very comfortable. The living area was also a generous size. The housekeeper, June, came in on Monday’s and Thursday’s. She did her work discreetly around our requirements. She kept the place clean and tidy, replenished towels and changed the beds.
This is the best equipped self-catering accommodation that I have ever stayed in.
The garden is equipped with a watering system which keeps the garden looking lush.
There is a another pool on the roof terrace which has stunning sea views; the beach is about 1.5 minutes stroll from the apartment.
There were many local restaurants and bars which were all good. The bus service runs frequently.
We recommend Cool Runnings to everyone and will certainly stay there again when we are next in Barbados.
I stayed at Cool Runnings for a second time in November and it was just as fantastic as I remembered it. After a year away the decor was still like new and the owners have actually made some small but really well thought through improvements (eg, a bell on the gate, updated lighting in the kitchen and new depth tiles around the pool).
Once again, the beach was amazing and I still can’t believe how close it is. We also made a bit more use of the rooftop pool this time - it was especially lovely for a late afternoon swim while watching the sun set.
I loved my stay at Cool Runnings and would recommend it to anybody looking for a beautiful apartment in one of the best locations in Barbados. I’m definitely going back!!
“We stayed at Cool Runnings, our first trip to Barbados, last month; the property is fabulous – even better than in the pictures!
It is beautifully finished and furnished with everything you need and we were looked after really well by the housekeeper, gardener and pool man; there’s nothing to do! Cool Runnings is in an excellent location; 1 minute to Mullins beach (plenty of activities available from here) and also local bars and restaurants are a short walk away. The nearby gas station provides for emergency supplies and KFC even deliver!
For a bit more elegance try The Lone Star for lunch, drinks or dinner; Cool Runnings guests benefit from preferred seating and you also get a discount with Stoutes car hire; Michelle (the owner) has it all covered with lots of other recommendations and advice too.
I was fortunate enough to get engaged during the holiday, amazing, and Simon & Michelle even helped source the engagement ring from a local jewellers – now that’s what I call service.
You’ll have an amazing stay at Cool Runnings.”