Peach and Quiet
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Henry had decided that today is the day for him to take charge of making breakfast. It's omelettes all round and they're delicious. That's it, he's on breakfast duty for the rest of the holiday.
We decide to visit the Mount Gay Distillery to pay homage to the place that produces the nectar that has us smiling, singing and dancing in the streets.
Ruth and Malcolm decide that sun worship is the order of ...
... the troops is now a racecourse grandstand. Great recycling. It did make it a little difficult to find though. We were seeking directions to a historic area but if we had known of its current uses it would have been easy!
Cannons are displayed around the Savanah area but here is the recycling bit again - used cannons have become bollards, fence posts and have found there way ...
... when I realised it was seafood night – but we both chose Seafood Cascade. White fish cooked in a white wine sauce with shrimps, served in creamed mashed potato with spring onions, with sweet potato crisps on the top and pesto around the outside. It was gorgeous!
Alvan has arranged for us to have a bit of an Island Tour tomorrow with one of his taxi driver friends. Should be ...
... powdered coffee or whatever!
Our return bus trip was a bit stressful- first of all we waited nearly half an hour for the "big blue/yellow bus" and when it finally flew into view it was totally full and flew by. Small private buses kept stopping but were packed like sardine tins and would not take our bus token. Some friendly ladies gave us advice and a ...
... Dead Surf Shop to explore the possibility of surfing. It sounds like it will not work out today, given our late start and delayed arrival due to poor traffic. Instead, we agreed to go to Barbados Blue dive shop, just up the road. It was almost 1pm, so we signed up for the 2pm snorkel trip and ate our lunch on their picnic table.
***WARNING*** social commentary coming up...
The trip was just under two hours, and most of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Peach and Quiet Christ Church
We spent 10 days as guests of Margaret and Adrian at Peach and Quiet and frankly I wish some of my close friends and family could be as hospitable. This place is fantastic. Beautiful rooms (we stayed in Papaya, which is ocean facing and had been recently decorated and was a real treat), but the real beauty of the place is Margaret, Adrian and the other staff's attentive and caring attitude towards their guests. They made our stay extra special.
My husband and I were married at Peach & Quiet. Margaret did a wonderful job of arranging everything for us. Our wedding turned out exactly the way we had envisioned it. The property is beautiful. It really is the epitome of paradise.
This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The Peach has everything: a scenic location, excellent food and a knowledgeable and courteous staff. We will definitely make a return trip.
Peach and Quiet
Peach and Quiet has large, very comfortable rooms and is located right on the ocean. It is located in a quiet residential area with well-cared for homes. Its prices are reasonable. It has an excellent restaurant and beautiful grounds. The swimming pool is very nice and the hotel is very well-run. It's probably advisable to rent a car if one wishes to see more of Barbados; however, it would be very pleasant to simply spend an entire week at the hotel. We plan to return.
My husband and I were in Barbados 30 years ago, so we couldn't wait to return to this island. We found this hotel on the Internet. We were blessed to have found this wonderful place. It's run by Margaret and her husband, Adrian. THE FOOD IS FABULOUS. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had in our lives! We liked it so much, that we have rebooked for next year.
We just arrived back from 3 nights (April 8 - 11, 2005) at Peach and Quiet for our 2nd anniversary. Even after reading the great reviews, we were hugely impressed with every aspect of our stay at this gorgeous location. The hotel has everything you need on a beach vacation and nothing more. The room was simple, clean, and had an amazing view of the ocean. If you want TV, waiters with ties, or chocolates on your pillow then there are plenty of hotels on the west coast for 4 times the price that can provide these.
Return to paradise
Just returned from another wonderful visit to Peach and Quiet. It truly felt like our home away from home and so great to see Margaret, Adrian and the staff again. Because this was a return visit, a bottle of bubbly was waiting for us in our room along with some beautiful flowers. Truly the most relaxing week full of fabulous food, drink sun, surf and fun. We did the package again this year which included a car for two days, visits to Harrisons Cave, The Plantation dinner show and the unforgettable Tiami catamaran cruise in addition to incredible breakfasts and dinners. A great value and just the right amount of activity. Cannot recommend this place enough if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. We will definitely be going back!
If you're seeking a quiet haven from civilization while remaining very much civilized, you should consider a stay at the Peach and Quiet.
Fabulous value, beautiful setting
The Peach and Quiet is one of the best deals in Barbados- a lovely hotel with spacious rooms and a beautiful pool with an unparalleled view sitting right next to the sea (which is good for snorkeling on a calm day). The owners (a delightful British couple) can take you on information-filled walking tours of the island or recommend driving tours of your own- they warmly and graciously extend to all their guests the utmost in hospitality. Conveniently located within a short driving distance of the airport, this hotel should certainly be your first and last night's stop if not your whole vacation!
One Night was too much
One night here was too much. It was more like alcatraz than holiday resort. The bathroom was small, dark and dingy. There was no balcony and the room was drab. There was no TV, phone and the room was basic. It was more like a hostel than a hotel. This would all be ok if the room was cheap but it was $80 in early June and we stayed elsewhere for another night for much cheaper and it was much nicer!
This is a place where you can bring a thick hardcover book and feel you belong. A lovely pool ten paces from the sea, a man-made lagoon for snorkeling (equipment free), no hovering waiters or locals dressed in traditional garb, management by two former U.K. tour operators (he conducts walking tours of the island), a low-cost 'honour bar' where you make your own drink and just put a tick by your name, super buffet breakfasts, superb dinners for those who don't want to take the 10-minute taxi to St. Lawrence Gap, close to the airport. It was originally a posh and sexy and ritzy resort called The Arawak Inn, built by a Canadian eccentric who only drank champagne, etc. Mortgaged to more than one bank at a time, it fell to ruin for ten years. The Loveridges are reviving it as a non-exclusive clientele, people who can speak full sentences without question marks at the end of each one. It's underpriced for where and what it is. Beautiful Moorish archicture. Some lovely beaches within walking distance, but the south end of the island is windy. The world's best windsurfers congregate at a beach about ten minutes away. Have I said enough?