If you are planning a visit to the stunning island of Barbados in the Caribbean, you might already have discovered that there is an abundance, even an overabundance, of things to see and do. Naturally, as you are heading to the warm weather and gorgeous waters of the region, you probably intend to spend time along or in those same waters. That means a beachfront accommodation is preferred…but where?

Many opt to head to the island’s “platinum coast” or western shore. Here you can find any number of upscale hotels and resorts, private villas and other desirable communities in which to enjoy a stay. Of course, if you are opting for this area, you will find yourself making plans to visit Paynes Bay Beach, long noted for the amazingly gentle waters, clear seas and silky white sands.

Paynes Bay Beaches Beckon

Located close to popular Holetown, visitors to Paynes Bay Beach can easily enjoy day trips to the many shops, restaurants and sights of this region. Additionally, those eager to savor the locally caught fish will want to visit the Paynes Bay Fishing Complex where “Locals and visitors alike are welcomed here, and many enjoy the chance to purchase freshly caught fish from a variety on offer.”

With a nice assortment of water sports and other activities accessible from this beach, including amazingly shallow reefs ideal for snorkeling and formal catamaran and jet ski rental options, you may end up spending a lot of time at Paynes Bay Beach. Because of that, you will also want to look for a private and ideal place to stay along these same sands and it is Smugglers Cove where you can find that solution.

Smugglers Cove

This luxurious property offers what is often referred to as the most private beachfront in the entire Paynes Bay area. As one savvy traveler noted, during the peak winter cruise season, many travelers make a point of visiting Paynes Bay Beach, but most head to another area, ensuring that Smugglers Cove is much quieter and peaceful.

The property features premium apartment-style premises as well as luxurious villas. They all have terraces that gaze out over the private gardens and grounds and down to the gorgeous stretch of beachfront below. There is also a wonderful little pool tucked into the private grounds and community beach butler to provide you with drinks and other services as you bask in the sun or savor a few hours beneath the swaying palms.

Currently, there are only a handful of premium villas to book in the community, and they are all noted for their gorgeous décor and designs. Most feature a great room that opens out to a private terrace. There are top of the line electronics in the living rooms, opulent and trendy furnishings throughout, and your accommodation might easily become your only destination on the island!

Whether opting for the four-bedroom penthouse with its full staff and stunning terraces, as well as a private plunge pool of its own, or a three-bedroom apartment, you are assured round the clock and attentive service. Each of the properties in the Smugglers Cove feature private cooks and in-house staff. Access and use of the beachfront and the large, landscaped grounds, and a 24-hour property manager along with security, are part of the experience, too.

Barbados has long been a traveler’s destination of choice, and with a stay at the private and prestigious Smugglers Cove, you can discover for yourself just why the island remains so popular. Directly along Paynes Bay Beach, yet utterly private and comfortable, it is a perfect place to recharge and relax in style.