Located close to Speightstown along the northern end of Barbados is the prestigious and exclusive Schooner Bay Resort. Unique among other private communities, it is incredibly spacious and set directly along the sands. However, it also has one of the most appealing community pool areas. Landscaped and featuring a fluid shape that incorporates foot bridges, gazebos and gardens, it is an amazingly appealing spot to spend time with family, friends or simply enjoying the flawless island weather.
A gated community, it is also low density, and is made up of premium condominium style properties, each with an elegant amount of private outdoor space to enjoy. Large and sheltered terraces let you take in the beauty of the carefully designed grounds and the sea beyond, and interiors are decorated to the highest levels of style, comfort and visual appeal.
The luxury condos vary in size, some are two-story properties capable of sleeping even larger groups. The ground floor condos feature patios with barbecuing and al fresco dining in addition to comfortable seating, and additional patios off some of the bedrooms. Some feature a Jacuzzi on the private patio, too. All are furnished with great rooms, featuring open floor plans and enormous, modern kitchens. Most of bedrooms are ensuite for optimal privacy.
Whether traveling on your own, as part of a couple or in a family or group, you can find two to four bedroom options with an abundance of luxuries to savor. Home-like and spacious, every property at the Schooner Bay Resort is sure to delight.
While the stretch of beach in front of the community is private and authentically delightful, you can also explore some of the other famed beaches set along the island’s “Platinum Coast”. The famed Mullins Beach is a short trip south along the sands and features a trendy and noted beach bar along with amazing sunset views. Popular, it is worth a visit as you might visit during the baby turtle season or just enjoy a dip in the safest waters around.
As a simple example, you are moments from famous Arlington House, an 18th century colonial home perfectly preserved and now a National Trust property. You are also close to an endless list of popular eateries and shops including the perennial favorite, PRC Bakery that is noted as one of the finest traditional Caribbean bakeries (don’t forget a currant roll!). You are also within minutes of the famed Fisherman’s Pub along the waterfront, noted for its steel pan music and its daily fresh fish specials. Naturally, you must pay a visit to the Town Square and consider a walking tour.
Of course, water sports are often the order of the day here, and you will want to give over at least one day to enjoying a few such options. There are diving and snorkeling shops, jet ski rentals, board sailing providers, and more. If you wish to just see rather than do, you can also easily find any number of enjoyable boat tours – and a sunset cruise may be a perfect way to increase the delight factor of your visit.
A visit to the Schooner Bay Resort means a very luxurious, private and peaceful experience. Close to the many excitements of Speightstown, it might also just be your new, favorite retreat on the lovely island of Barbados.