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Little Good Harbour
St. Peter, BarbadosEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Little Good Harbour
This charming family-run hotel delivers a slice of authentic island life on the remote northwest coast of Barbados.
Little Good Harbour Hotel has been giving lessons in unpretentious luxury since it opened in 2000. (It was one of the first hotels in the area to do away with a formal reception desk in favor of an in-room check-in.) Set near a private beach, the one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites in gabled gingerbread cottages are just a minute's walk through a garden of lush vegetation (and by the occasional green monkey in a banana tree). Here it's all about relaxing—in style. Suites are done in muted island colors, and all have four-poster beds, large living rooms, and fully equipped kitchens. Ask for rooms in Fort Rupert, a 17th-century fort on the property and the only guest accommodations with full-on sea views. Days are filled with snorkeling, swimming (either in the sea or in the hotel's two pools), and kayaking; the best meals are served at the hotel's Fish Pot restaurant and are paired with vintages sourced from hotel owner Andrew Warner's native Australia. Visit Property Website
Just a few miles from the hotel, Speightown, the island's second biggest town, is full of crumbling colonial houses. Head there for market stalls selling fruits, then make a 4 p.m. visit to Six Men's Bay fishing village, just when the fishermen are coming in to shore. Ask a fisherman's wife to tell you how to clean the fish with lime and salt, then cook it up in your kitchen.
Hunt around the hotel for 17th-century relics of battles against the English Navy. Keep your eyes peeled for one of the rusted cannons peeking out of a garden.
Arrive at Bridgetown's Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is approximately 15 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 30 minutes of travel time, though it may take up to 90 minutes with heavy traffic. The hotel offers transfers: $70 each way.Shermans, St. Lucy, St. Peter's Parish, Barbados
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 2 Outdoor Pools
- Provisioning Service
- Spa Services
- Fitness Center
- Private Terraces
- Full Kitchens
- Dining Terraces
- Living Areas
- Ceiling Fans
- Private Dining
- 2-person occupancy in 1-bedroom suite
- 4-person occupancy in 2-bedroom suite
- Welcome drink
Why We Love St. Peter
St. Peter is home to the most impressive Georgian mansion in Barbados: Farley Hill. Not impressed? It was featured in the famous 1957 film, Island in the Sun as the Belfontaine Mansion. See? Pretty cool, after all.
Top Restaurant: Pile your plate with pickled green banana salad, pumpkin fritters, Madras curry goat, and coconut bread at the Bajan buffet lunch at Little Good Harbour's sister property, Atlantis, in Tent Bay, St. Joseph. The Atlantis, Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Barbados; (246) 433.9445; buffet lunch $18.
Best Cocktail Spot: The vibe at Scarlet's is Manhattan-meets-Caribbean. The former chattel-house on the west coast, across from famed Daphne's restaurant, is the island's current chic nightspot. The vibrant red walls and long red bar give the bar its name, the Bajan Espresso Martinis its cool after-hours rep. Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados (246)432-3663; drinks for two $30.
Local Crafts: Stop into Earthworks Pottery for pretty sea-colored ceramic dinnerware. 2 Edghill Heights, St. Thomas; (246) 425-0223.
Why Go Now
Brighton Farmers' Market
This is a favourite meeting place of locals, expatriates and tourists alike. Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing, and local craft.
Brighton Plantation, St. George.
November 16-19, 2012
Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festivall
Epicurean superstars, celebrity chefs, wine and spirits experts gather on the island to offer the very best in food, wine, rum and culture, from the culinary capital of the Caribbean.
Various locations in Bridgetown, St. Michael.
February 10-17, 2013
Festival commemorating the first settlers landing in Barbados in 1627. Highlights of the festival include a street fair and the beating of the Retreat by the colourful Barbados Defence Band Zouave Band.
Holetown, St. James.