Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
A hidden gem that remains quiet, and yet close to the action
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.
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.
Choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom spacious condos
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.
Special amenities include rental cars on-site, and a friendly staff ready to assist
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.