All Seasons Resort – Europa

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

All Seasons Resort - Europa

Date of travel

May, 2014

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Product country

Product city

Travelled with

Wife

Reasons for trip

Relaxation

The All seasons is located just outside Holetown on the beautiful West Coast. It is about a 15 minute walk from the local supermarket and Holetown beach. Buses run regularly and you can take any bus journey for the equivalent of about 60p, Bridgetown approx 20 mins on a reggae bus. All seasons is described as a budget stay, all the rooms are in the form of condominiums. They have a terrace with furniture, are all ground floor level, some are garden facing, others are pool facing. They have a lounge area, dining area, well equipped kitchen, seperate bedroom and shower room. Fans in living space and bedroom plus air con in bedroom. You need it at night as the temp does not drop much below 25c. The pool area is nice, lots of palm trees a laid back bar, Asian style restaurant and reception. The staff at All Seasons are the best, very knowledgeable, helpful, courteous and very friendly. They can arrange any excursions you want to do, and will arrange taxi transfers to the airport if required. The cleaning staff change your towels every other day, and there is a linen change every 4 days. They always seem too know when you are not there as every time I returned to my room, the floor in the kitchen had been cleaned, bins emptied, and this is a budget self-catering establishment. A couple of tips to mention. Restaurants in Barbados are quite expensive if you are on a budget. Eat street food, every week day around 1230, two sisters park up a couple of vans just by the entrance to Sunset crest, a couple of minutes walk from All Seasons. They cook some of the best stews, jerk chicken, blackened fish that I have ever tasted and only 16 Barbados dollars a plate, that's just over £5.00 GBP a plate. There is also a burger/ steak bar about 15 mins walk that is inexpensive called Just Grillin, fast food but not a McDonald's. Real homemade burgers and delicious side orders. If you like fish, buy it fresh from the fish market at Paynes Bay, a 6 minute bus ride. I bought 12 flying fish fillets for 10 Barbados dollars, that's less than £4.00 GBP. There's also a Roti at Paynes Bay, another eating establishment that makes spiced wraps with chicken, beef or fish for about £6.00 GBP, you can get them to make them as hot as you like. The local beach at Holetown is lovely and when I was there very quiet. Paynes Bay beach is beautiful too. Excursions worth doing are visiting the Harrisons caves, definitely swim with the turtles and for the young at heart the dinner dance at the Harbour Lights. The Harbour Lights is an evening of loud carribean music, fire eaters, stilt walkers, a limbo dancer and good fun. Back to the All Seasons. For those of you less mobile the resort is fairly wheelchair friendly with ramps for access. All the grounds are fairly flat and there were a number of wheelchair user guests whilst I was there. So my summary for All Seasons, it did exceed expectations, a relaxing stay, very clean, well equipped rooms with satellite TV, reasonably priced bar, excellent staff. The only negative comment I would make is that the beds are a little on the hard side if you are not used to a firm bed, other than that, I can't wait to go back again.

Sergio

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