An amazing place to stay, clean, quiet and close to the beach on the Platinum Coast! Will book again.
When one books a vacation there are certain expectations, which vary from person to person. What ever you desire in your trip to Barbados, Cee Cee provides it.
Location is perfect between to beautiful beaches, Gibbes and Mullins, as well as between to lovely towns, Speightstown and Holetown.
Both of these places have shopping to stock the fridge at Cee Cee so you can make a home cooked meal, or restaurants and rum shacks to take the pressure off.
Transportation in either direction is as simple as waving down one of the yellow buses and riding with the Bajans as you listen to local music.
The grounds at Cee Cee are spectacular with 200 year old mango trees dropping fruit, which the local cadre of green monkeys eat with abandon while you sit quietly and sip coffee in morning.
Sandra takes care of your accommodations while Antoine looks after the many jobs in the yard. Both of these people are warm and kind and show you why Barbados is such a delightful place to visit.
The area around Cee Cee is safe and quiet allowing you to achieve the purpose of travelling to paradise, relax and enjoy.
There is nothing else needed when you stay at Cee Cee and my family and I will be returning, hopefully in the near future.
Cee Cees Barbados is a great safe place . The apt. is kept very clean by Sandra the house keeper who will ensure the apt. is kept up to standard and even do your laundry, so you can enjoy your holiday. The place sits back off the road and is private and quiet. The garden is lovely, nice and cool after a day in the sun and makes for a great place to have your morning coffee or tea You will also enjoy the monkeys venturing through at various times of the day and they even stop to eat fruit on the trees which makes for a great photo op. The kitchen has everything you need if you choose to stay in and there is also a barbecue on the back patio for your use. A constant breeze moves through the open doors and windows.
The beachs, Mullins and Gibbes are within a 5 or 10 minute walk in either direction which are not crowded and are amazing. Charlene provides everything you need to spend a longer time at the beach...chairs, towels, coolers. The bus services that whizz up and down the highway make it easy and cheap to access both Speightstown and Holetown where you will find great restaurants all listed in the information Charlene provides. The “crazy” yellow buses were so much fun and will stop at the end of the driveway! They play Caribbean music and are filled with friendly people! A dollar will take you anywhere on the island. There are also blue or city buses which are a little more normal and are the same price.
Charlene is a wonderful host. She has everything covered and offers great tips on what to do and where to go. She also provided us with information on who to call prior to arrival to Barbados for a taxi service to her apartment. I highly recommend booking this apartment for your holiday in Barbados - it is great value, the location is superb and Charlene will ensure a hassle free and memorable stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cee Cee's. The apartment is comfortable, spacious and well-appointed with an excellent covered terrace, perfect for relaxed reading and eating outdoors, and a lovely garden. Sandra, who comes in every weekday morning to clean up, make beds and do the laundry, is delightful and friendly, as is Anton, the gardener, who also comes in in the mornings.
Charlene was extremely helpful prior to our visit, putting us in touch with a taxi service and a car hire service and answering all my questions. There's an excellent information leaflet in the apartment, with details of facilities, shops, restaurants, places to go, etc. which we found really useful.
The only reason I've given this a 4 star, rather than a 5 star rating was down to the slightly disappointing weather - a factor outwith the owners' control. During our stay, the NW coast of Barbados experienced unusually large waves, making it unsafe for bathing in the sea for much of our time there and eroding Gibbes and Mullins beaches of much of their sand. Gibbes was returning to normal (albeit still a bit pebbly) by the end of our stay but the Mullins Beach Bar was so severely damaged that is has had to be closed indefinitely and the watersports and sunbeds were still out of action.
The bus services that whizz up and down the highway make it easy and cheap to access both Speightstown (our favourite) and Holetown without a car but, to see more of the island, I'd definitely recommend hiring a car. Although we spent less time than anticipated on the beach, this was more than compensated for by our sight-seeing trips exploring the island. Particular highlights included Harrison's Cave, St Nicholas Abbey, the view from Cherry Tree Hill, the Flower Cave and the spectacular rocks nearby, and the Foursquare Distillery and Heritage Park. If you like nature and wildlife, I recommend a visit to the Garrison Hall Forest walk and Wildlife Reserve. Aim to be in the Wildlife Reserve for feeding time at 2pm - it's a surreal sight, watching monkeys scrambling with tortoises for the best bits of banana. And don't miss the Arlington House Museum in Speightstown.
For eating out we can recommend Bombas, which is within easy walking distance of the apartment. It overlooks the beach just north of Mullins and, if you get there before sunset, makes a wonderful spot to sip a rum punch whilst watching the sunset, framed by palm trees.
We spent an amazing week at Cee Cee’s apartment! The pictures do not do justice to the large, bright space! A constant breeze moves through the open doors and windows. One of the best times of day was drinking coffee on the shady back patio after an early morning swim! Gibbes beach is incredible and is only a few minutes walk away! Charlene provides everything you need to spend a longer time at the beach...chairs, towels, coolers, etc. People cannot park at this beach so there are only people who can walk there! It’s like having a private beach! We went to many of the recommended restaurants (great local food!) but also enjoyed being able to prepare our own meals in the well equipped kitchen and on the barbecue. The “crazy” yellow buses were so much fun and will stop at the end of the driveway! They play Caribbean music and are filled with friendly people! $1 will take you anywhere on the island. Sandra came in every day and took such good care of us! A gem! We even came back with a case full of clean clothes! Bamboo, monkeys, tiny frogs chirping, birds, mangoes, bananas, comfortable sleeps, gorgeous sunsets, and relaxation are some of the wonderful memories we have of our stay! We will be back... hopefully for a longer stay!