stayed in apartments 3 bed villas and also a bigger villa in Coconut Grove for some of the trip(The Royal ones are the newest and have often Bose hifi & TVwide screens ) agree with other comments on Clubhouse as over stuffy and dress code stupid and not open for evening meals - the Rum Shack is open SOME nights otherwise you have to cook in or drive to HoleTown - we really liked Groots fish n chips and curries - dont judge a book by cover - Tides the best for us too -VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE AND SETTING NEXT TO WATERFRONT but note everywhere is expensive - Spago next to ocean nice also - prebook for best seats - having not visited Barbados we didnt realise no AC in any rooms in most apartments,villas ONLY BEDROOMS so it can get VERY HOT in the kitchen or watching TV late at night - this time of year there are lots of VERY noisy bugs and most bedrooms (worth checking your residence pre arrival or booking) DO NOT HAVE SEALED WINDOWS so if you are a light sleeper like me you get no sleep as its like sleeping in a tropical jungle !
Bugs everywhere frogs,mosquitos,lizards,some monekeys none threatening etc and birds seem to fly into the houses often - suggest DONT FEED ANY animals as we were pestered by cats and birds that appeared to have been fed by owners or previous residents ! - keep kitchen surfaces clean to keep flies away and always keep everything chilled - we ve holidayed a lot especially in FLORIDA this is very different and appreciate its not fair to make a like for like comparison - we liked the Bajan people very much......
but Mullins Beach bar part of Westomreland was VERY dissapointing and we were like other reviews HASSLED on the beach for rides and my teenage daughter was offered a massage - probably not appropriate - The Westmoreland need to up their game with the Beach area it is VERY SHABBY as its the bar......we probably wont come back - the people were nice but we DONT GET IT despite being a seasoned and well travelled family.....We also didnt know our fault that there are no private beaches in Barbados - we drove to THE CRANE and it looked like a shabby tenerife resort we turnaround and drove away - yes the beach was nice - but that was it ....At Westmoreland they should also have a jogging track in my view for those of us in a mid life crisis ! No bar at night meant lots of trips to the supermarket where you can top up on Gin 150% of the price in UK and Waitrose Houmus if you are missing it !We had a nice break for about 2 weeks but will that was all - expect to pay for dinner without going mad 250 to 250 per night for four people -- when it rains - it really rains so you can get stuck in the house with no AC for hours with kids - so be warned ! There is no proper shopping like in Florida or elsewhere - we went to Sheraton Mall and that was dire. Sorry to be negative but we hope some of this helps you have a better holiday than we had !! Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Westmoreland is an exclusive Barbados estate and country club, a gated community of luxury homes and holiday villas with exceptional facilities, including the world-class Royal Westmoreland championship 18 hole golf course. Spread across 750 acres of lush tropical landscape in the Parish of St James overlooking the Platinum coast, Royal Westmoreland offers the ultimate Caribbean lifestyle, for a holiday or for a lifetime. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Westmoreland Hotel Saint James
- Royal Westmoreland Saint James
- Royal Westmoreland Barbados/Saint James Parish