Little Arches Boutique Hotel
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... I wanted to the happy dance right then and there! ( Any of you with a family of five know that laundry seems to go up exponentially as you add more people.)
It was raining when we arrived so we did not head over to the beach but Robbie managed to jump right into the lap pool that is outside of our terrace. The terrace is like a slice of heaven, private and pretty. There is a 40 foot lap pool , dining area , sitting area and 2 ...
... doing. They just brought me wine, I didn't even ask for it (which is good because I probably wouldn't have been able to pronounce them.) My waitress then proceeded to describe the wine in detail, and I had no idea what she was talking about. For my first course I was served "salmon mousse with caviar." It was strange, but not bad. Then I had a "goat cheese soufflet" which was very good, and for my main course I had duck. I don't know ...
... 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 ...
... was lovely to be back. We walked unobtrusively through the hotel lobby, past the swimming pool and onto the private beach, trying to look as though we were staying at the hotel and meant to be there. We got changed into our cossies and went onto the beach and grabbed a sun-lounger each. The sand was soft and white and the sea blue, with a constant roar from the lively surf you always seem to get in Oistins. We decided to get ourselves a ...
... on the main road going parallel to the shoreline. It was still dark so there wasn't much to see other than the warehouses we passed. There was a large cricket/soccer stadium I remember seeing. The run itself was rough. My left shin was still sore so that kind of limited me. There were a few hills. But I think the main challenge for me was running in the dry heat. And the sun didn't even come out yet! Sometimes ...
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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!!