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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Ocean's edge for our second visit, after previously staying at Firefly. Both are excellent options, though Ocean's Edge has an extra seated area overlooking the ocean, and a larger private area. The development has changed little in the 15 years between visits, and is an idyllic location for a special family trip. The is direct access to...

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Looks like a mini Santorini. Reaaly nice villa. Only issue is that there are too many steps for older people. Very nice and private. Cheryl the cook and Jessica the cleaner are easy to work with. Cheryl food was great!

2Thank Farzaana R
Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The villas at Merlin Bay are not new and glossy, but are really well designed to allow a family plenty of space and privacy. The plunge pools are great, but the kids rapidly move on to the bigger communal pool, which is big enough for a few families to enjoy simultaneously. And then on to the gentle ocean beach for...

Thank James D
chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We rented Gingerbread for just over a week; our group of four included 4 adults (our kids are 22 & 26) The accommodations were very nice and the staff was wonderful. Some highlights: -Cheryl is a wonderful cook and such a sweet lady, -Jessica did our laundry so quickly that next time we will definitely pack less! -We booked through...

1Thank nota2rist
Grand Island, New York
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We stayed in Ocean View (villa #5) and it was fabulous! Steps from the pool (we had our own "plunge pool" on the deck) and a few more steps to the beach. The location was perfect!! The staff (Patsy and Yvonne) were wonderful. We will definitely stay here again.

3Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Excellent position with excellent staff and lovely food. Accessible location on the bus route and parking for hire cars. These villas are all next to the beach with the use of a communal pool, individual plunge pools and night security. A very relaxing holiday for the whole family.

4Thank RosalindLoughton
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We rented nutmeg for one week in May. The villa is perfect, lovely decorated. We have 4 young kids, it was big enough. The housekeeper, Marion is very nice, and so sweet! We had a wonderful cook too, Adamna. It made a big difference having both of them to help in the house, well basically doing everything! The villa was...

2Thank castellet12345
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Two years since our last visit and very happy that we returned. Villa had been fairly recently repainted inside & out , new towels, soft furnishings and a new fridge. Biggest change was that as standard only comes with the housekeeper , Yvonne ( seems to like being there on her own ) - whilst Joan was an amazing cook...

3Thank elestoban
Kent. UK
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We stayed in Ocean View on this complex of eight villas. Built to give each villa a degree of privacy with there own plunge pool and a shared large pool. The location on the West Coast just north of the Lone Star is superb. With difficult access to the beach here its almost private, Excellent snorkeling (wear a marker!) and...

3Thank Pauls1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

My family spent a week at Merlin Bay and had a wonderful vacation. It is easily accessible to the restaurants in Holetown and has a beautiful beach. There was plenty of privacy as there are only 8 villas and they are tucked between beautiful vegetation. The villa, however, was clearly old construction and didn't appear to have been modernized- everything...

1Thank LKM2014

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Additional Information about Merlin Bay Villas

Address: Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Merlin Bay Villas Hotel Saint James
Merlin Bay Villas Barbados/Saint James Parish
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“Ocean's edge and one other villa are directly above the beach, while others are set back around the pool.”
989ChrisH, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best villas are Gingerbread, Ocean View and Eden on the Sea. Secret Garden is separated; walk to pool”
nota2rist, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A must is the staff; they make the experience better than any hotel I have stayed at.”
margareta627, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View is great but probably all good although I would avoid Secret Garden as too close to the road”
elestoban, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Early morning/evening for turtle activity on the beach. Watch out for the monkeys and humming birds in the villa grounds, Day out with Marvelous Marvin (glass bottom boat) he will pick you up from Merlin Bay (Great with the kids!)”
Pauls1, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
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