Travel Blogs from St. James
... and naturally we were only too happy to share our Mount Gay and make them feel right at home.
Following on their heels on the 24th was an american yacht called "Tsolo" with Phil and Janey aboard and they had heaps to celebrate as they had just completed a 16 year circumnavigation. This had included 3 years in New Zealand. We three boats all enjoyed a Xmas Eve dinner at ...
... lunch-God forbid) where they have a different type of live music tonight. I'm getting hungry, so I'll end for now and plant myself in the lounge for a "pre" dinner drink!
My goodness, this trip is unmatchable... I don't know why Tony always exposes me to the best... then it's so hard to appreciate anything less! I think only one other place on Earth could compare to this, and that would be Fiji... Fiji- here we come!!!
... Upon arrival to Barbados, an "island country," located deep in the Caribbean near South America, we made it through customs with no problem, found our luggage, and experienced the "non island" side of Barbados during our ride to the hotel. Not one McDonalds could be found, (no wonder the Barbadians are so skinny!), but we did see a fast food joint called "Chefette!" Lol. ...
... the heck the players were doing. But I won't bore you with a description of a game that can take several days to play. Not here at least.
The tour of the Abbey was nice. It includes the old plantation home, with an original Thomas ******* brand flush toilet. That's right, we have the picture to prove it. I got to use an official *******. After that excitement, we visited the outbuildings, the distillery, and watched an 18 minute film shot by ...
... and spend more time there. It is quieter and more rugged, but very pretty.
Then they took us to a beach and loaded us up on a catamaran. I loved being out on the water. The boat was too crowded, but I still had fun.
I need to go pack now before it is time to head to air-conditioning. I have also officially run out of outlets, so I'll have to unplug my computer. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Treasure Beach St. James
Tut mir Leid, aber ich war nicht so begeistert und die anderen, mit denen ich sprach und die dort zur selben Zeit waren, waren es auch nicht! Vielleicht deswegen, weil ich vorher in so schönen Hotels übernachtet hatte, dass ich Probleme mit diesem Hotel hatte.
This was our second visit in two years to Treasure Beach, this time with our 6 month old daughter and, for part of our holiday, my parents. Both my parents and my partner and I had ground floor ocean view suites either side of the pool. The suites are simple, but nicely furnished, comfortable and very clean. We were able to step from our terrace, across the lawn - beneath a magnificent mahogany tree - and straight onto one of the nicest beaches on the island. Absolutely idyllic.
We stayed here in the middle of March this year... I am very keen on good food and swimming , so is my husband.. We had stayed at another small hotel about a mile away from Treasure beach two weeks before as we were having a 3 centre holiday. The middle week we spent an a tiny island in the Grenadines... Treasure beach had lovely staff and very sweet bedrooms although the beds we had were dreadful. The beach was perfect until about 11.30 in the morning then sometimes 15 - 25 boats with loads of cruise liner guest arrived near our beach front to see the turtles. These turtles are fed on bread to bring them in for the tourist. So unhealthy. So from a quielt lovely beach you have hundreds of holiday makers splashing around as they snorkle looking for these reptiles. I dive so I know how wonderful to see a turtle in its natural surroundings. However these are fat and sad and so were most of the people looking for them. I would not go back to any part of that beach. Sorry. We thought we could walk down the road and find a reasonably priced restaurant in the evening to have local fish and a bottle of mid priced wine... Nothing lijke that is possible. All the restaurants are about the same price as the hotels. Very expensive.. Lovely place if you have lots of money and love tourists.....No photos as my camera was stolen. Not from the hotel I must add.
My husband and I recently spent 2 weeks at the Treasure Beach Hotel in Barbados (Feb. 2005)....We had read a couple of reviews that indicated the resort was "clique-y" and unfriendly....Nothing could be further from the truth! We were welcomed warmly and treated superbly...Our flight had been delayed and we arrived quite late, but were greeted by Enid who led us to a lovely room and had sandwiches and champagne for us...as it was too late for dinner. This reception set the tone for our entire stay. Although we were nearly the only Americans at Treasure beach during our stay, we met lots of warm, friendly people and had a GREAT time. The catamaran cruise was so much fun....we had sailed on the same boat several times before on trips to Barbados, but it was fun to be on the cruise with several couples from Treasure Beach. The dining room staff is excellent and the food wonderful. The beach is lovely....white sand, comfy chairs and beach service if you want. We would recommend Treasure Beach for anyone....it was a fabulous vacation!
What a fabulous Hotel! We stayed there July, 04 and had a wonderful time. We had an Ocean front room (#25) and it could not have been more perfect. We looked at several hotels in Barbados and wound up taking a chance because at the time we could not find any reviews. The staff from Archie the driver to the security guard catered to our every need. The owner and his family happened to be in from England and we even felt as if they doted on us.
It's just over a month since I stayed at this place and I am still as undecided about it as I was getting in the taxi to leave for the airplane home!
we stayed at treasure beach for 2 weeks. the room was very good, very clean. the staff seemed to be over the top with the service - always coming into the room to check up on something, which after a while got kinda annoying. but the beach is nice, and the pool is good - although a little small. you do feel a little bit of an "outsider" because everyone there knows everyone as they return to treasure beach every year, some have been there for 20 years. the food was very expensive and not worth the money though.
I generally enjoyed staying at this so-called boutique hotel but do have my reservations unlike, it seems, most of the other reviewers.
The staff are generally friendly and the food very good but pricey. Its size though can be somewhat overwhelmingly small and one feels that any anonymity is an impossibility.
Most of the guests have been coming here for years and this creates a clubbish atmosphere that's a bit overwhelming if you want to keep yourself to yourself.
I have no complaints about the room, except that room service was abominably slow.
All in all, a good, very expensive hotel that would certainly suit those for whom grinning at the other guests a seemingly compulsory and pleasurable pastime.
Escape to the Carribean
Treasure Beach is all that you could hope for. A real haven of tranquility. The staff are friendly and unintrusive, and the food is superb. We will certainly be back.
Intimate and comfortable
Treasure Beach hotel is an small hotel, only about 30 rooms, situated on Paynes Bay in the St. James Parish. It is quiet and comfortable compared to many of the larger establishments in the area. The staff is friendly and helpful. You are a step away from a private beach. It has its own gourmet restaurant and a bar facing the hotel's beautiful gardens. The decor of the rooms are a bit dated, but they are clean and comforatble. Plus free amenities -- including snorkeling gear, tea at 4pm everyday, and internet service. Five minutes to Holetown and 30 minutes to the Airport. A great deal during the off season.