Testimonial on Carolyn O’Dell

When booking a holiday over the internet and transferring large amounts of money, one is always a little apprehensive, so to anyone reading this and thinking of booking with Carolyn at BarbadosBarbados – go ahead, you could not be in safer hands.

Colin and Jan
Jersey, Channel Islands
February 2016

Guest reviews of Palm Beach Condos 108

I have been to the island 5 times previous (staying in differing hotels) and Palm Beach 108 was by far and away the best!

Carolyn (who we booked with) was very helpful and it gave me great comfort to know that if called upon she would respond as a matter of urgency, also met the owner who was really friendly and set the tone for the whole holiday.

The party consisted of 3 adults and children aged 15, 10 and 6.

The apartment was lovely and the fact that there was 3 large bathrooms meant no queuing for the showers (which is unheard of in my house !).

Internal Facilities – Huge apartment fitted us with comfort – plenty of room to spare, lots of storage space (including walk in wardrobes in the bedroom) and really was a fantastic setting….everything you could want.

External Facilities – Lovely 3 tiered pool which accommodated small children without having to spoil it for adults who wanted a swim as they would use the deeper tier. Close to beach (which is just behind the pool), which also has a lovely manmade lagoon where you can snorkle with the fish…also the highlight was watching the turtles hatch and make their way to the sea !!. I’m informed that theres also a great gym…but I’ll have to take my partners word on that ! 🙂 .

Location – Walking distance to Garrison & Boardwalk. Close ZR/Bus stop will take you to Bridgetown in minutes or Oistins etc – Fab.

I will be recommending to all my friends and family, definitely will return – this was a better experience than any hotel I have stayed with previously.

Simply stunning setting, only downside was that we had to leave 🙁

Cox family
Cardiff, Wales
July 2015


Wow, what am amazing place in a perfect location. Our first time to Barbados – to meet our son after he rowed across the Atlantic. I spent days looking at different accommodation and believe I chose the best! Extremely well equipped, the apartment had a great feel. It was lovely to meet Gary when we arrived and I’m sure we will be back.

Whittle family
Buckinghamshire, England
February 2016


We had another amazing stay at Palm Beach 108. Andrew learned how to swim and Ava doesn’t want to leave. You have a beautiful place and we cannot wait to come back. Thank you so much.

D’Alessandro family
Ontario, Canada
March 2016


Thank you Tanya, Gary and Carolyn for making our stay at Palm Beach 108 so wonderful. We traveled with our boats from Seaview, Isle of Wight and had 5 days of racing and fantastic hospitality from the Barbados Yacht Club. This condo was absolutely perfect and a peaceful oasis from the bustle of Barbados life. Perfect in every way!

Sally Hardie
Isle of White, UK
March 2016


Guest reviews Tamarind Cottage

Tamarind Cottage sits 100 feet back and 20 feet up from the beach, in a dense patch of lush greenery, allowing the cottage beautiful sea views, but with privacy and wonderful breezes. The design is simple and unadorned: coral stone, pickled wood and white ceramic tile. Best architectural feature: the sea-side veranda that opens up the entire west elevation of the cottage. Advantage that can’t be duplicated: Diana and her amazing Bajan cooking and sense of fun. This is our second visit to Tamarind Cottage; we note (and applaud) that the appliances are being upgraded. We look forward to returning to this charming vacation cottage.
The Fullers
March 2016

A rustic yet charming villa set 50 metres from a very quiet beach. We loved sitting on the terrace in lush greenery with views of the beach. Diana the made was great and cooked for us three times as well as looked after the villa. There are several beach bars (including Lone Star) and fish market within easy walking distance. The appliances had been updated but it is slightly shabby chic. However, we had a 100% fantastic week and loved it.
John E
March 2016

Guest Reviews Seawards Villa

We chose Seawards Villa for the location and amenities offered and we were not disappointed. It was practical and convenient, a perfect house on the beach!

The cook and housekeeper were great and provided excellent service. If we had to be critical we would say that some of the furniture should be replaced or mended (cupboards in the bedrooms/bathrooms).

We stayed for 3 weeks and wish we had stayed longer.

Kaurisch family
November 2014

Guest Reviews Coco in Mullins Bay

Clean beautiful home, walking distance to the beach. Good service provided. Has a nice pool for swimmers with many comforts surrounded.

Richmond, BC, Canada
February 2012


Carolyn, we had a lovely stay at Coco. Meena and Dawn were very helpful and looked after us really well. Everything was so easy.

Mullin Family
England and New York
Christmas 2012/2013

Hi Carolyn

Just arrived home after a great holiday. We had a great time thank you and the accommodation was excellent. Dawn and Meena were very nice and accommodated all our needs. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and should we return to Barbados then we would definitely book Coco again.

Thanks again for organising.

Jack (and the group of golfers)
Derby, England
April 2013


I really cannot describe how amazing the service was that we received from booking this Villa, from arrival to our actual stay. All questions were immediately answered, and concerns addressed.

The home is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. I loved the location. Right across the street from beautiful Mullins Beach, and the pool on the property is basically like having your on private pool rìght outside of your back door.

We had a substitute cook (Margaret)who was totally amazing. We ate all Bajan food and it was wonderful knowing that after exploring the island we would have a terrific meal upon our return to the villa. Our housekeeper (Dawn), was also incredible. Everything was always clean, neat and seemed to magically appear before you had a chance to go get it yourself. We could not find one single thing to complain about except that our stay just wasn’t quite long enough.

Sargeant family
Illinois, USA
June 2013


Our stay at Coco was absolutely perfect. The rooms in the villa are spacious with lovely furnishings. There is a ton of outdoor living space. The downstairs cabana/dining area provided protection from the sun and rain, but allowed us to still enjoy the refreshing breeze. We were able to enjoy meals outdoors.

The maid and chef were amazing! The maid did our laundry daily (we could’ve packed 2 outfits). The chef made delicious local cuisine nightly. She took requests and often surprised us.

The beach is very easy to get to…just a 2 minute walk cross the street. It’s a small quiet beach and the Mullins Beach membership comes with chair and umbrella rental and drink service.

Mullins Bay is located between Speighstown and Holetown, so there’s plenty of dining without having to venture into to the more crowded city and tourist areas. I’d recommend for people looking for a quiet location with beautiful scenery and luxury amenities. All of the comforts of home (plus some) situated in the middle of paradise.

Carolyn went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met. She stopped by often and even visited us on her birthday to answer questions I had about the island. She was very responsive throughout the booking process and provided us with everything we needed.

Trumpet family
Georgia, USA
July 2013

We had a fabulous time in Barbados. Coco is wonderful as was Meena and her delicious food! We certainly hope to come back to Barbados – it’s really given us a taste for the Caribbean.

Eyles-Owen Family
Surrey, England
April 2014


We stayed at Coco for 5 nights in June 2014 and it was absolutely fantastic. The villa is about 20 to 30 minutes drive from the airport and is close to local amenities, bars and restaurants. There are also several beaches nearby including the beautiful Mullins beach which is literally across the road from the villa.

The villa itself is very well decorated with modern furnishings and it is air-conditioned throughout.

Our booking, including the hiring of rental cars, was handled by Carolyn O’Dell and I cannot thank her enough as she made the holiday planning experience very stress free through the concierge service that she offers. She also makes great rum punch and rum brownies which she brought for us on the day we arrived at the villa.

Another major factor which contributed towards the wonderful time we had was the staff provided with the villa. Dawn and Meenaty were both friendly and helpful and Dawn ensured that the villa was spotless whilst Meenaty prepared our delicious meals.

I’d definitely recommend Coco and I would stay there again.

Koon Koon family
Herts, England
June 2014

Hi Carolyn! We all had a great time time – our villa Coco was beautiful, Meenaty and Janice were fantastic and Barbados is great! Now we are now on to our next adventure in Bequia! Thanks so much for all your help- will recommend you to anyone!!

Lisa Woods and friends
Phoenix, AZ
August 2016

Guest Reviews Terraces 402

The Terraces apartment #402 is a very comfortable upper floor apartment in an ideal area of Dover, near to St. Lawrence Gap. The Caribbean is viewable from the balcony and two wonderful beaches are a short walk away. My family (of 5 adults) spent 11 nights in this “homey” space and we had a FABULOUS time. This apartment has three very roomy and comfortable bedrooms and a very functional kitchen. Though there is music playing many nights across the street at a local bar, my family and I felt this was an integral part of the Barbados experience and we enjoyed being a part of this vibrant community. There are many good restaurants within walking distance of this property and a handy market across the street. We would stay in this property again, and would highly recommend it to anyone who was going to Barbados.

Hould Family
from Montana and Seattle/Washington, USA
Christmas/New Year 2014


We stayed at Terraces 402 for ten days in January and loved the apartment. It is large, airy, well furnished and spotlessly clean. The living room and master bedroom have huge windows which open up onto a beautiful terrace. We had all our meals out there. In the evenings it is lovely and cool and very romantic.

The apartment is a few minutes walk from Dover beach, our favourite beach. There is a supermarket just across the road and Lawrence Gap with restaurants and bars.The only drawback is the Gap Bar across the road which plays very loud music till the early hours of the morning at the weekend which can be a nuisance. Carolyn was very helpful with our booking, renting a car and providing us with groceries. She also gave us advice when needed and called us during our stay to see if everything was going ok. A memorable holiday.

Wortely Family
January 2015