Southern Surf Beach Apartments
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... so today we stop to buy and try. We're very impressed with the knife skills of the guy who prepares them. Ruth and I have one each and the guys take a sip but clearly prefer beer.
When we've finished the water, he chops the coconuts so that we can eat the flesh. It's wonderful and much better than the flesh of the brown coconuts.
Our travels continue and we end up at Lime Grove Mall bar. After a quick drink ...
... tables were several games of dominos that were being played by waiting travelers and the domino games were being watched by more people that were as interested in the progress of the game as local fans at a baseball game. Bones were spun and quickly placed on a long single row of dominos with speed and quiet precision as the contestants adeptly and quietly progressed thru their dominos that were carried in one had in the manner of playing cards.
The Careenage, a concentration ...
... of places selling sandwiches. We made do with a sandwich in the end and took it on the plane. I for one was ready to take flight from there.
The flight took us over the Bahamas, so many islands lined up one after another, they looked fantastic surrounded by turquoise sea. It’s a 3.5 hour flight to Barbados which passed by quickly enough.
Once we got to the hotel we had a look around, it is right on the sea ...
... on the "To Do" list when we got here. We shared the experience with "Just Jane" Arnie and Jo from Adelaide who arrived here a couple of days before us. As a result of our factory tour we are now also well stocked with Mount Gay Rum.
The water temperature is a mere 27.5 degrees, the days are around 34-36 degrees and the nights are in the high 20's. We are once again swimming ...
... that the jaws have the strongest muscles in the body, and mine are no exception. I was able to peel the outer layer and get to the fibrous center. Once there, I bit down and sucked as the cane juice squeezed into my mouth. During our walk, I must have had a couple feet worth of cane juice, which mixed in my veins with the coffee's caffeine, making me unusually alert and talkative.
Upon returning to the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Southern Surf Beach Apartments Christ Church
My husband and I stayed at the Southern Surf Beach Apartments from April 7th to April 10th, 2005 and had a wonderful and very positive experience. This is the place you want to stay if it is your first visit to Barbados. Not only are the rates very reasonable, they're located just across the street from the nicest beach in Barbados (Accra/Rockley).
My fiance and I were lucky enough to find the Southern Surf Hotel when we were planning our wedding in Barbados. It was a rather daunting task to plan a wedding entirely via email but everything turned out perfectly.
Enjoyed our stay!
This was our first time in Barbados and were very pleased with the Southern Surf. If you want clean accomodation, a good location and a reasonable price then this is the place! The owners and staff were really friendly and helped us with eveything we needed. Rockley beach (very nice beach) is right across the street and the hotel pool is in a quiet area in back. Restaurants, shops and a grocery store are just a short walk.
This was our first vacation with our three month old baby. Everything about this place was perfect. Accomodations were comfortable and convenient. The studios are spacious and clean. The kitchen comes fully equiped, there is an AC, cable TV and beach towels are provided. The location is very central, we walked to the grocery store, restaurants, St. Lawrence Gap, Bus stop, and the best part was, we had a view of the beach from our balcony (across the street). The host Derrick was so helpful throughout our stay, he even brought in his own stroller to make life easier for our baby. You can catch the bus to practically everywhere from here. Southern Surf made our trip to Barbados very memorable not just for us, but also for our baby! It was like having our own apartment with all the conveniences of a hotel, and more! We highly recommend it.
Southern Surf reasonable, clean and a perfect place to stay
This great little retreat has it all. Excellent location, friendly, family-oriented staff that soon adopt you. This is new management for those of you who may have been here years ago. They are turning it into what we all want. Super clean and tidy little efficiency units with all you need. Balconies all overlooking the "quieter" end of Rockley Beach.
Security guard in evenings keeps things safe and quiet at night.
Excellent location close to bus stop for trips to Bridgetown or into Oistens for some fun on Friday nights and for any hockey fans close to Bert's Bar for banana daquiris and to catch a hockey game. Also within walking distance of many restaurants and other conveniences. An ideal location for some time in the sunshine. We loved it!
Affordable and on a great beach!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Southern Surf. It is right across the road from beautiful Rockley Beach. Our room as neat and clean -- a bit spartan, but perfect for a beach holiday. Plenty of storage space, good kitchenette, bath and balcony overlooking the sea. A/C worked but ocean breezes kept the room cool enough most of the time. It was safe to walk at night to local restaurants and there was always plenty of buses and taxis. The staff was very helpful in arranging tours. A nice private garden pool with fresh water too.
Considering that Barbados is quite expensive, we opted to stay here. It was Perfect. The price is right and the staff is wonderful. They were always helpful and very friendly. The location is ideal, right across from Accra/Rockley beach. If you need to get around town, the bus stops right infront of the apartment. Cabs are always passing by as well. The room was clean, the kitchen had all the essentials. The Big B supermarket provides a shuttle if you need to get grocerys, but there is another supermarket within walking distance.Chefette is steps away. There was a security guard on watch at night which made us feel secure. We plan to go back.
Perfect location, great price, great beach, best deal
Perfect for saving some cash. Perect location, the room is basic but you cant get a better location for the price. If you dont mind average accomodation with perfect location go here! Beach is perfect, you cant get a better locale. Nightlife is less than 5$ US away by cab and the beach is a 1 min walk. MY buddy and I thought it was perfect.
Good, cheap, clean
Barbados isn't the cheapest place to stay, and affordable accommodations can be grisly. We spent 3 weeks at the Southern Surf, and would stay again. Rooms were clean, air conditioning worked, views from room were good, and the very good Accra Beach was right across the street. It's not a party place (mostly families and people who come year after year for longish stays), but south coast bars are not that far away. The little kitchenettes are great, especially since there's a huge good supermarket (Big B) within walking distance. It's right on the south coast road, so there's a fair bit of traffic, but the upside of that is that buses into town, to the airport and Sam Lord's, and even to the west coast, stop nearby.