Peach and Quiet
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... a blast! The only issue we had was that I had a run in with my own Segway.
Less than 5 minutes into the trip, I was distracted by the beautiful surroundings and by making sure everyone was following along properly, that I did not see a large rock in my path and over I went, with my Segway landing on top of my leg. I was a bit squished and scraped but nothing major, except for the embarrassment ! The tour guides were so knowledgable and fun! The Segway's are cool ...
... meal and as the rain begins to fall heavily we head indoors ready to watch a movie. Well mum sleeps through it and I play on the iPad writing my first blog. Besides its Prometheus and it was no good the first time I watched it.
The rain continues to pour and gets even heavier. The cicadas are louder than ever. Ooh it's midnight, time for bed. Ruth and Malcolm will be coming tomorrow so our little family will be expanding.
I was feeling a bit of a pain in my back today, so it was time to have a rest day. Too much time on those sun loungers yesterday I think!
We thought we would treat ourselves to breakfast in the hotel restaurant as we weren't rushing off anywhere, but by the time we ventured downstairs there was no sign of breakfast anywhere!
As we were nearly out of milk in ...
Woke up this morning really early; in fact we'd been awake since about 4.00am due to the 4-hour time difference. So at 5.45am I was up and onto the balcony, looking from our vantage point on Deck 11 over the awakening port of Bridgetown. Directly ahead we could see the floodlights of the famous West Indies cricket ground, Kensington Oval.
After showering and getting ready, we went up to the Waterside buffet on the Lido deck for ...
... was also a zip line place nearby but sadly it was closed as well. So we drove on back to the Southwest side of the island and visited the Mount Gay rum plant. It wasn't as nice as St. Nicholas Abbey but I was able to pick up some rum and rum cakes. We ended the night at our favorite place: Pisces. Tonight's menu was Kingfish salad, pecan crusted fish, and rum and raisin ice cream.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Peach and Quiet Christ Church
Truly a home from home
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.
The food was some of the best on the island and very reasonably priced. The honesty bar system they operate is a wonderful way to lose a few hours in rum punch and sparkling conversation. The prices they charge are silly, you wonder if they make a profit.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. If you have come across it here, chances are you already know a bit about it. I would recommend reading up on it so you know exactly what to expect, as this place won't be suitable for everyone. I read a review on this site that contained a quote, which perfectly sums up the place "everything you need, nothing you don't".
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.
Perfection in simplicity
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.
The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were always fantastic and fresh, and very reasonably priced. Hosts Margaret and Adrian were helpful and friendly, and most of all they strive to provide outstanding value to their clients. They even provide an "honor" bar, where you can help yourself to mineral water, beer and cocktails throughout the day and simply mark down what you took.
We have stayed in all types of accommodation from open-sided huts with mosquito nets to expensive luxury resorts - Peach and Quiet sits very nicely in the middle.
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!
Everything You Need and Nothing You Don't
If you're seeking a quiet haven from civilization while remaining very much civilized, you should consider a stay at the Peach and Quiet.
Our stay in late October 2003 was one of the most serene and yet most affordable trips weve had in years.We felt like honored guests of Adrian and Margaret Loveridge's four-acre piece of heaven. The Loveridges seem have an almost preternatural instinct about the needs of each guest. When we wanted to enjoy the view of the ocean and do a bit of snorkeling, it seemed as if the view and the natural pool were all our own. But when we wanted explore and learn about Barbados, Margaret scheduled everything we needed (even taking care to help us schedule our excursions to avoid sunburn). And Adrian was a wealth of history and information about the country.
A traditional beach is just a five-minute walk, and that meant we could get there quickly, but there werent loads of other tourists crowding us.
The honor bar is a nice touch for those who prefer not to have a costumed waiter serving $10 drinks. Just mix them yourself, mark the sheet, and youve paid little more for a cocktail than you would in your own home. The meals were wonderful and always included a vegetarian option.
The overall property and rooms are spacious and elegantly spare in a tropical way. We found the scents of frangipani trees and handmade soaps enticing our senses rather than the blare of a radio, television, or telephone. There are even small collections of books in each room which prompted during our stay a literary discussion at dinner with other guests. (Bonus for us: no children are allowed at the Peach.)
We took advantage of the Summer Breeze package which included two days car rental, breakfast every day, several dinners, a snorkel tour, and dinner at Carambola, one of the islands best restaurants. It was an incredible deal by any standards, but we felt like we were living like kings on usually-expensive Barbados.
If you want roaring air conditioning, a screaming social director leading a limbo line, and a tacked-on charge for every little thing, go to one of the big resorts on the West Coast. Or better yet, just go to Orlando. If you want to chill out and enjoy true island life, consider 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?