Little Good Harbour
What We Love
- Sunset views over the aquamarine Caribbean Sea
- The small size means never fighting for a lounge chair by the pool or at the beach
- Villa-style accommodations, plus full on-site concierge service
- Choice of two swimming pools, plus the Caribbean Sea
- About 20 minutes from the nightlife mecca Holetown and 25 minutes from the local reggae nights in Speightstown
- Candlelit dinner at the hotel’s intimate seaside restaurant (reservations recommended)
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at check-out on Jetsetter
- You’ll likely want to rent a car
- The main drag address can be quite busy (and loud)
- The decor in the villas is basic
- Closed in September and much of October
- A laid-back hotel; not for travelers expecting fancy amenities
- One-Bedroom Garden Cottages are split-level — the lounge/living area on the ground floor is cooled by ceiling fans, but there's air-conditioning in the bedroom upstairs
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Little Good Harbour in Speightstown (St. Peter), you’ll be convenient to Port St. Charles Marina and Heywoods Beach. This 4-star condo is within close proximity of Speightstown Esplanade and St. Peter Parish Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and microwaves, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the condo’s beachfront restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We ended our stay in Barbados here having checked out early from our previous hotel due to issues.
This is a beautiful boutique hotel with lovely accommodation and a perfect restaurant attached - the Fish Pot. The only negative was the traffic noise starting around 6am, they like to sound their horns in Barbados! We really love peace and quiet and are used to undisturbed sleep at home.
The positives are numerous. The accommodation was excellent. Beautiful bathroom and bedroom with lovely balcony and listening to the tree frogs with a rum and coke before an excellent dinner at the Fish Pot was a perfect evening.
The main pool was quiet and often we were the only ones using it - perfect.
The beach whilst small was ideal, and running to the end of the jetty and diving into ten sea was a treat!
Having been to Barbados a number of times, this is now the place for us for future visits. Not cheap, but quality in Barbados never is...
It's important to note that I'm not particularly picky when it comes to hotels and simply ask that things are clean when I arrive and that sheets are changed regularly. This all definitely happened, so no complaints there. I should also note that someone else paid for my stay, so it wouldn't be fair for me to make an assessment based on cost, however, what I can say is that I was perfectly satisfied with almost everything about this hotel in the context of other vacations I've taken with one very minor exception: some of the exercise equipment in the gym is in dire need of replacing, the bike especially, although during my 2 week stay I think I encountered one other person in the gym, so it's probably not a priority. Aside from that, I can't think of a single criticism to level at this place.
There are very friendly, professional staff working at Little Good Harbour. Because of the setup of the hotel, it has a friendly, intimate atmosphere and you will have the opportunity to get to know the people looking after you during your stay.
The beach house we stayed in was basically open plan in that the main room comprised the living room and kitchen with a door each side leading to double bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms. One entrance had a "back door" feel to it, while the other main door opened onto the veranda, which held another sitting area and dining table.
The kitchen area featured a fridge, freezer (keep them stocked with liquids and fresh fruit at all times!), cooker, oven, microwave and toaster. All worked fine during my stay.
I rarely used the "living room" area, choosing instead to lounge in the cooler bedroom or on the veranda, sharing my company with the local, incredibly bold finches. I must take a moment to advise you to remember to use insect repellent if you're hanging around outside for any significant period of time, because the mosquitoes on this island aren't messing around.
My bedroom was perfect in that it was clean, had a spacious walk-in shower, a toilet and basin, an area to hang and fold clothes, an electric outlet each side of the bed and a door that opened straight out onto the veranda. Very important to note that the air-conditioning was so efficient that I only needed to use it for about half an hour when returning to my room after any extended period of time and it would become into a refreshingly cool fridge. I also had access to high speed internet for the duration of my stay.
Leaving the house, the area within the hotel felt like an exclusive neighbourhood, with heavy vegetation lining the paths and surrounding the houses adding to the feeling of privacy and seclusion. There was a small pool next to our house which I didn't use, but the larger pool further up the property's hill was lovely for just jumping into. (I wouldn't recommend it for getting laps in because a) I was able to complete a length in about 5 strokes and b) there's a vast flat sea literally right across the road!)
The hotel is in a fantastic location. This part of the island is pretty isolated and because it's on the West coast, the sea is crystal clear and calm as a lake with a gentle current. What that means quite simply is that there are no crowds on a beach where I'd expect there to be plenty. I spent hours just lazing in the sea, letting the current carry me out and then gently paddling back in. The sea traffic was minimal and aside from the very occasional sounds of islanders going about their business from the road and the soft lapping of water, it was a peace I just haven't experienced for years. It's truly something else.
It's also a good place to go exploring from if you're using a hire vehicle, while the hotel will be able to advise on bus times if public transport is more your thing and a 30 minute walk to Speightstown does get you to a substantial bus station.
It's not immediately relevant to this review, but since I mention it Speightstown is a lovely place and while not large, you should still familiarise yourself with it as it is where you'll be buying your supplies (Jordan's Supermarket), getting your hands on inexpensive but delicious food (Fisherman's Pub), sorting currency and a few other things you can discover for yourself.
I realise now that I've gone on for quite a while and so I'm going to stop here. I'll simply finish by saying that Good Little Harbour's restaurant served exquisite food, that this hotel was a perfect home during my stay in Barbados and I would recommend it to anyone.
A real little gem. A relaxed dining experience with lovely staff and delicious food in a beautiful spot on the island. We took our children and they all loved it. You would need to book for dinner. Delicious cocktails!
We had another wonderful stay at the beginning of May. Four of us stayed in a two bedroom cottage with private en suites and another two stayed in a one bedroom cottage.
We were all delighted with the accommodation and since last visit the one bedroom cottages have had their bathrooms updated so they are lovely and modern. We would spend many evenings after dinner sitting on our veranda with cold drinks from the fridge.
All the staff were delightful and could not do enough for you. We ordered groceries for the fridge prior to arrival with Trevor. Their resident Taxi Driver, Victor, was so knowledgeable about the Island and such a lovely character and took us all over. We would ask the restaurant to call him when we were ready to leave and without fail he would arrive in the timescale quoted. Andrew the owner is very hands on and can often be seen multi tasking but however busy he is always had time for a chat.
The pools are lovely, and the majority of the time we would have these to ourselves. The beach is small but perfect for snorkelling. There is a jetty with a roped off area for swimming. Beds and umbrellas are set out in the morning and there were always beds available.
The property is just steps away from the fabulous Fishpot restaurant. We had lovely lunches and dinners here and the food is very good. Too many lovely dishes to choose from. The decking at the front of the restaurant has been extended and is a nice place to have a drink.
There are some lovely bars and restaurants popping up in Speightstown which is a short ride on the local bus or taxi.
I have stayed in several hotels and all inclusive resorts in Barbados but Little Good Harbour is by far the best. Fabulous accomodation, very relaxed atmosphere, and excellent personal attention from Graham and Trevor, the managers. The Fishpot restaurant is superb and if you don't want to cook yourself or eat in the restaurant you can take the food back and sit and eat on your own terrace