Blue Orchids Beach Hotel
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... off to find food and come back with a feast provided by the food van just up the road - rice, peas, lamb stew, macaroni pie and salad. No matter where you buy food here it's always good.
I get the beers in and have a chat and laugh with the vendors hanging around the bar. They're crazy.
Ruth and Malcolm go for a short walk along the beach and were amazed that there was nobody else in that stretch or beach. Ruth ...
... was between six and eight feet high. I had seen it coming, so I turned my back. As soon as it hit me I felt my sunglasses rip off of my face. I immediately dove to try to recover them; however, the surf was too strong and the water too murky. I will have to call Wal Mart to replace them.
That evening before dinner we stopped in the hotel bar for a beer, the Sand Bar. We tried 10 Saints. It is one of my favorites ...
... and of course Alvan knew her from years back. Alvan remembered watching Concorde taking off and landing every Saturday morning in Barbados, it was one of only 4 permanent destinations that Concorde flew to, the others being New York, Paris and of course London. The plane here was the actual one that Alvan would have seen, it was donated by the British Government in recognition of one of the more profitable routes it flew. I remember ...
... lecture we went back to our cabin and changed for lunch. We went to the Palms Café and ate outside, next to the Lido Bar. From here we could see and hear the ship's wake. We enjoyed a couple of ice cold beers and whiled away a pleasant hour or so in the sun, talking to our fellow passengers and just enjoying being on holiday and not at work. :-)
Later that day I went to the hair salon and had my hair put up in preparation for the ...
... getting calls. 5 minutes before packing up to get my car, I get a note from Haifa who tells me her flight was cancelled and I was reminded to check my flight. Upon doing so, I learned my flight was cancelled. Radio silence--while my mind is usually running a mile a minute and my heart too, the world just stopped. Pathetically, I actually felt a sense of relief! I was rushing out the door, feeling frantic and that things were left unfinished. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Orchids Beach Hotel Christ Church
We stayed at the Blue Orchids for 13 nights from 1st December 2005. We stayed in a one bedroom deluxe room in the front block.
My husband and I stayed here for just 3 days on our honeymoon after being moved by Virgin Holidays from a dreadful hotel nearby called South Beach Resort (to be avoided!). The hotel is beautiful, wonderful location on the beach, friendly staff, clean and spotless. We have been to Barbados a few times and this hotel is the best by far. Highly recommended
Just arrived back from blue orchids in barbados. This hotel is the cleanest and friendliest 3 star hotel i have stayed in. It is in a great location the maids make up the room and change towels etc every day. We travelled with first choice and found them to be yet again first class. The trip on the submarine was well worth it as was the roots and rythm party night. This was our second trip to Barbados and the island i now very expensive for almost everything especially eating. I would definitely go back to this hotel.
We have just spent 2 weeks at the Blue Orchids and had a great time.It was our 10th visit to Barbados and would thoroughly recommend the Blue Orchids for anyone looking for 3 star accomodation.The rooms have lovely sea views, we had a studio which was perfect for the two of us. It was clean and comfortable with good fridge freezer, toaster and coffee maker all in good condition. There is also a television in the room. There is a beautiful sandy beach next to the hotel and the sea was lovely to swim in although it could get a bit choppy at times due to the weather being inclement. The hotel is in a great position for shopping and restaurants and is a 5 minute ride to St.Lawrence Gap. The staff at Blue Orchids were lovely and friendly. We would definitely go back.
Great little hotel with beautiful beach
We stayed here oct 20th for 11 nights and loved it and would return again. Great location, you can walk to the gap or other lovely eateries such as Mosaic, Sugar reef too. Beach is lovely with hardly anyone on it. We only got asked to buy something by one seller on the beach and got no hassle. Rooms where kept clean and equipped with all you need. Supermarkets were just round corner for everything you need. Great holiday.
My husband and I have just returned from two fab weeks at the Blue Orchid. We had previously been to Barbados and stopped at Almond Beach Village about 3 years ago and although we loved Barbados were not keen to return to that hotel. We therefore decide to try self-catering as we wanted a lower priced holiday and chose coral mist from all the good reviews on this site. We actually got put in Blue Orchid, Virgin use both hotels and don't guarantee which you will be in, this wasn't a problem as we were in a loveley studio in block c which is closest to the beach of all the buildings and had spectacular ocean views. What everyone else says is so true the beach is so quiet, nobody bothers you, often I was the only one in the sea, which is so clear and a beautiful turquoise colour, I also agree with what many people say about it being the, or one of the best beaches in Barbados after seeing many of them. The studio is a good size with 2 queen beds which can be put together to make a king, dining table, patio with table and chairs, bath and toilet, sink and vanity area with a fitted wardrobe and a kitchen area. The kitchen was clean and well equipped with a big fridge/freezer. The studio was nice,don't get me wrong its not 5 star but then you aren't paying for that and believe me the ocean view every day certainly makes up for that. Maid service was great we had a nice Bajan lady who came in every day and gave us fresh towels and cleaned. You get beach towels too. We ate in and out, St Lawrence gap is close $15 Bajan each way (about£5) we had great meals at a mexican and McBrides, the Chinese virtually across the road was great too. I was pleasantly surprised by cost of meals about $80 -$90 bajan with main course drinks and sometimes dessert which is around £30, I though about the same or cheaper than home so was great. We bought food beer etc from the local supermarket which is a right turn out of the hotel, turn left at Esso garage and 1 minute on left called big B. Its apparently cheaper than the supermarket accross from the garage. My husband then often popped from our sunlounger to our room to exchange his empty carib beer for a fresh one! About 50p a bottle rather than £2.50 at hotel bar. We rented a jeep for a week from Stoutes, they were fab, highly recommend, we had hard top with ac and were very glad. We had driven around before and loved it again this side. Make sure you do East Coast, Cherry Tree Hill view is spectaucular, beaches are deserted too around Bathsheba which is also spectacular in scenery. We also went to Harrisons Cave which was well wortha visit. Went to Sandy Lane and Crane beach both nice. Also went on Tiami Cat and swam with Turtles, just loveley! All in all fab holiday and will definateley return to Blue Orchid, just sad it went so quickly! always a sign of a good holiday! enjoy!
The Blue Orchid Hotel is located in Worthing on the South West Coast approx 1kms from St Lawrence Gap. It is a self catering hotel with a restraunt on site. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with plenty of storage and a fully equipped kitchen. Although the hotel is located on a busy noisy road the rooms all face the beach and you do not hear the noise in the bedrooms. The two bedroom suites also has room for a crib/cot. Air conditioning is in the bedrooms only. The hotel pool is quite small but you can use the pool at the sister hotel next door, they both have plenty of inflatables and plenty of poolside seating.
We just returned from a wonderful family vacation in Barbados, staying for six nights at the Blue Orchids on Worthing Beach. With my husband and I, and our four children aged 17 to 24, we had one of our best vacations.
This hotel situated on the beach is rated a 3.5 star but clearly is the best 3.5 star hotel in Barbados that we've seen and stayed at! It is a newly renovated hotel... From the airport, our rate was $13.00 usd. We stayed early November, 2004 for 1 week. The welcome we had from Sharon and Vahula when we arrived made us feel right at home. The hotel room we booked at a reasonable price, was a studio apartment that was very clean, well layed out and perfect. It came with a/c (very quiet!!), television, kitchenette, private balcony, full bath. The location itself is situated on a main road but you can not hear the light traffic because your room has french doors opening up onto a patio, facing the ocean and the sound of the ocean drowns any other noises, if any. The hotel is attached to Coral Mist Hotel and you could use their kayaks, snorkels, boogey boards, etc. Each of the hotels have their own swimming pool and patio/ lounge chairs... There is a small restaurant situated beachfront as well. The beach itself is wonderful, clean and isn't crowded at all. The waves aren't too aggresive which is the nice part about staying in the southern part of the island. The bus ride to Bridgetown is approx. 10 minutes (with the stops included) A walk to St. Lawrence Gap is about 15 min. and to the west of the hotel, there is quite a bit of shopping and a few restaurants about 2 minutes away. There is also Big B's supermarket and Trimarket as well close by. This is where we will be coming back!