Little Arches Boutique Hotel
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... I was a little hesitant about this. Barbados follows the same driving rules as England so you have to drive on the left side of the road and the driver sits on the right!
All of the cars here are on the small side so we jammed the 5 of us, our 5 suitcases and carry on bags into a Toyota Yaris! Rob is doing the driving since he has experience with driving on the left. Now I know what some of you are thinking, he only has one ...
... excursion." For the guests they can cost up to hundreds of dollars but the crew get to go for free as "escorts" if there are open spaces. So I decided to take a guided hike to some waterfalls on the beautiful island of Dominica followed by some "champagne snorkeling," so called because of the bubbly water that comes from the volcanic island! Everything was absolutely beautiful! After that I had a little time before I had to be back at ...
... coral deposited on the sea bed before the island rose from the sea.
By now it was time to get back to Harrisons Cave, we were perfectly timed for our tour, they were calling our group as we walked in. They take you into a small theatre to start with and watch a short film about how the island and the caves were formed. Following that it’s an electric open tram that takes you down into the depths of the cave. Claire ...
... Quite a few people were there already even though it was still only 7.00am; obviously quite a few others were still on UK time! We had our breakfast and went out on deck to see which other ships were in port. Next to us we could see another vessel sporting the P & O insignia; it turned out to be none other than the Arcadia, on which we have already done two cruises and are booked to go on her again next year. For a 83,000 ton ...
... bus". Basically it was a contracted van driver that acted like a bus. The "bus" took us back to Speightown but stopping all all bus stops and picking up more and more passengers! People were literally sitting on each other; trying to squeeze in. It was very cramped. It was quite the experience but I don't think I'll do that again. We finally got to Speightown but school was letting out all all the kids were taking the bus. So ...
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We have just enjoyed a remarkable stay at Little Arches. We booked the accomodation purely on the reviews set out on this website and are so glad that we believed them! On arrival, we were treated to complimentary Cheese & Wine on the rooftop of the hotel at sunset - it was here that we first enjoyed the most outstanding service - intimate and attentive, yet in no way overbearing. This theme was to continue for the next week. 'Moo', the canadian chef is a star. Incredibly pleasant and humourous and quick to treat you to one of his infamous 'Moolicious' cocktails. The food at the restaurant (Cafe Luna) was outstanding - We can highly recommend the sushi on Thursdays. The room was excellent. Looking extremely fresh and colourful and situated right on the edge of the pool. Vere, the hotel manager, could not be more helpful and accomodating. We also enjoyed a complimentary luxury sail on the catamaran 'Silver Moon'. An excellent day (helped by the fact that the boat only takes a max of 12 passengers). The hotel is situated 2minutes walk from 'Miami beach'. This is a small and beautiful beach with white sands and a gently shelving incline into the azure water. A small but very nice touch is that the hotel provides beach chairs for you to use on your day out. The hotel is situated on the edge of Oistins (famous for its Friday night fish-fry (do not miss it - great food, great atmosphere)) however, we recommend you hire a car, this is the best way to get to the other 'must-see's' on the island (Crane beach, Sandy Lane beach, Bathsheba etc.). We have never contributed to a review site before, however we have had such an amazing stay at Little Arches that we felt compelled to tell you about it.Part of us is saying 'no, don't tell the world, keep it to yourself'. However, we benefited from this site, so here is us, giving back. GO THERE, it is truly EXCEPTIONAL! Sophia and Ian
My wife and I just got back from five nights at Little Arches. When we first arrived, we were a little disappointed with the location -- very residential and directly under the landing flight path to the airport.However, when we left, we didn't want to go. The Hotel is very charming, the food is spectacular and the beach was the best that we had found on the island. We made a trip to Holetown to check out the resorts and concluded that Little Arches was the best overall experience provided you don't need to go anywhere or you have your own transportation. Public transportation (taxis and buses) was frustrating and/or expensive. Our bus up to Holetown blew a radiator and we ended up walking for a while and then taking another bus -- the driver felt compelled to blast hip hop to the point that we had to get off again.
Little Arches Hotel offers an experience in attention to detail. From its excellent location, wonderful staff and relaxing atmosphere to its rooftop restaurant of amazing cuisine the effect is magical and lasting. I recommend it highly!
Loved Little Arches Hotel
Wonderful ambience, staff could not do enough for quests, food excellent, rooms way above average, will definitely visit again, Emer & Michael O'Connell, London
Worth the Stay
A wondrous little find. My girlfriend and I went for an after the bar exam holiday and this was just the place. The hotel is located on Miami Beach on the south shore and is the only hotel on that beach. It only has 10 well appointed rooms and a wondrous staff making your stay all the better. Moo, part owner and chef, is a delightful host. We could not have asked for a better place. If you want intimate, this is the place to be. BTW, try Mr. Delicious' snack bar on the beach for a flying fish sandwich and a coconut punch.
A very special place
I had the most lovely time at Little Arches recently. Just wanted to let anyone wanting a really special place that it is the place to go.
I have noticed in recent years (I go to Barbados at least once a year) that the larger hotels offer nothing but the same old thing, they have gotten quite complacent in terms of offering mediocre food and service.
However Little Arches was like a breath of fresh air. The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were wonderful; each room different from the next and the restaurant was great. We loved it and recommend it thoroughly.
We can't recommend this hotel enough. Everyone was amazingly helpful and friendly and did everything they could to make it a memorable stay.
The peaceful location was superb, the staff were brilliant- Moo was incredibly accommodating and will cook anything to order. We loved the daily happy hours from 4-6pm to indulge in the fantastic cocktails- still making the Blarney Stones now we're back. The decor was beautiful and individual. The fact that this chic little hotel has only 10 rooms is a definite bonus- it never feels overcrowded and we found it often feels like you've got a fantastic villa all to yourself with staff attending to your every need. What could be better?
It was the perfect honeymoon- a great place to unwind! We can't wait to go back! Amalia and Rick
Just thought I'd write a short review to any of you out there who prefer to stay at small, friendly places rather than the big resorts.
We just got back from a perfect 10 day stay at Little Arches Hotel.
We have just returned after two weeks at "Little Arches", a brand new 10 room chic retreat Boutique hotel. The owners, chef, reception right down to the two lovely maids were all fantastic. Food provided by Mark is outstanding, the whole experience is exellent. They are even re touching paint in the rooms as soon as people check out. If they keep this standard up I am sure they will be fully booked all the time!! If you like peace and quiet, style and very lovely people then this is the place for you. If you visit Barbados then visit "Little Arches" this is the best Boutique hotel on the Island!! Michelle and Mark!!