White Sands Beach Villas Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Southern Barbados, Barbados

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Pros

  • Quiet stretch of beach with constant turquoise waves
  • Great location near a bustling neighborhood
  • New condos have stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer
  • Private balconies and/or terraces
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite and cable channels
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Rental cars on-site
  • 24-hour security on premise

Cons

  • No restaurant or bar attached to the property
  • The outdoor pool is small and not directly in the sun
  • Some suites lack direct ocean views
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

This 22-unit condo building on the island’s lively south coast is walking distance to an ATM, grocery store, and numerous restaurants and bars along “The Gap.” A busy neighborhood, yes, but guests will feel like they have this hidden gem all to themselves, especially when taking advantage of the beautiful stretch of beach that has zero crowds and constant turquoise waves. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are decorated with a contemporary flair, and full kitchens come with high-end stainless steel appliances. Rental cars on-site and at-home accommodations make this a fantastic option for those looking for that rare mix of quiet relaxation and nearby nightlife.

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 Scene

A hidden gem that remains quiet, and yet close to the action

Beach at the White Sands Beach Villas
Beach at the White Sands Beach Villas

The “WSB” sign on the street near the St. Lawrence Gap guides guests to the new pale-yellow-and-white Italianate style building tucked at the end of a narrow side street. Security is present round-the-clock, and one of the staff members will give a tour of the unit, including a lesson on how to operate the high-end appliances and televisions. Use this time to ask for recommendations and get an earful on nearby attractions and local hot spots.

The main communal attraction is the small outdoor pool area, where guests can pick up a lounge chair and mark their spot on the quiet beach a few steps away. Grab a drink from the bar next door, and sit under a palm facing the perfect turquoise waves. The atmosphere here appeals to those looking for total relaxation with as much or as little action as they so choose.

 Location

Tucked away on the lively south coast near St. Lawrence Gap

Located on the south coast -- a buzzing area of Barbados -- White Sands Beach Villas remains a hidden gem, taking up a beautiful stretch of beach with constant waves that aren’t too big or too small. St. Lawrence Gap or “The Gap” -- a one-mile-long area of restaurants, shops, and bars -- is within walking distance. With so much nearby, guests won’t need a car for their whole stay, as rental cars are available at the property for day trips. Staff will readily assist with directions, tours, taxis, and airport transfers.

  • 14-minute drive to Grantley Adams International Airport
  • 10-minute walk to “The Gap”
  • 8-minute drive to Oistins Fish Fry
  • 11-minute drive to Bridgetown
  • 25-minute drive to Sandy Lane Country Club and golf courses
  • 26-minute drive to Holetown
  • 26-minute drive to Harrison’s Cave
  • 26-minute drive to Flower Forest Botanical Gardens
  • 32-minute drive to Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
  • 33-minute drive to Soup Bowl

 Rooms

Choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom spacious condos

Master Bedroom at The Villa G at the White Sands Beach Villas
Master Bedroom at The Villa G at the White Sands Beach Villas

These bright and spacious units are individually decorated depending on the owner (most offer a riff on chic beach decor), and all come equipped with a modern kitchen, living/dining room, washer/dryer, and covered patio or balcony. Front-facing units have the best views over the ocean. Master bathrooms have shower/tub combos, and second bathrooms have a shower only. (Toiletries other than soap are not provided in the rooms, but the nearby grocery store sells them.)

Upgrade to the Penthouse three-bedroom suites for an outdoor private plunge pool and two separate patios.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances
  • Covered private balcony or terrace with seating
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite and cable channels
  • Washer/dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Features

Special amenities include rental cars on-site, and a friendly staff ready to assist

Pool at the White Sands Beach Villas
Pool at the White Sands Beach Villas
  • A beautiful area of beach with nice ocean breezes
  • An outdoor pool that is small and covered, which is good during occasional rain showers
  • Rental cars are available on-site
  • A grocery store nearby, or order a “stock pack” prior to arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • For private dining, a personal cook can be arranged
  • Tours, taxis, and airport transfers are available for a fee
  • A beach bar next door allows guests to take drinks back to White Sands Beach Villas area.
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 Bottom Line

This 22-unit condo building on the island’s lively south coast is walking distance to an ATM, grocery store, and numerous restaurants and bars along “The Gap.” A busy neighborhood, yes, but guests will feel like they have this hidden gem all to themselves, especially when taking advantage of the beautiful stretch of beach that has zero crowds and constant turquoise waves. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are decorated with a contemporary flair, and full kitchens come with high-end stainless steel appliances. Rental cars on-site and at-home accommodations make this a fantastic option for those looking for that rare mix of quiet relaxation and nearby nightlife.

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Address

  • St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados, 10175

Room Types

  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 22
Pool: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Southern Barbados, Barbados
Address: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados, 10175
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