We spent two weeks at Santa Neta in late February and early March of this year and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Sandie, our gracious and knowledgeable host, was most attentive to our every need and as a result, our visit exceeded all expectations.
The Santa Neta is a delightful place, well-appointed, well-run, economical, air-conditioned and centrally located. We were fortunate to have the suite with the deck - overlooking the Caribbean, Police Bandstand and South Coast Boardwalk across the street - where we enjoyed magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Minutes away at both end of the boardwalk are fabulous beaches, powder white sand, crystal clear water and turtles!
There are four large suites available – two facing aft (both have outdoor seating area and two forward. We were impressed with how clean the exterior grounds and interior spaces were. In a previous life the Santa Neta was a plantation residence that has since been subdivided into four rental holiday units on the second story and at street level an art gallery (Arts Splash) and gourmet breakfast haven combo. On Wednesdays and Saturdays the courtyard surrounding the Santa Neta transforms into a market for well-priced souvenirs, pottery, paintings, local fruits and vegetables.
Within a short stroll there are several good eateries including Blakey’s, across the road, featuring live music on certain nights.
On our departure day we learned that our flight was delayed over 9 hours because of a major winter storm in Canada. Sandie extended our check out time so that we had somewhere to wait out the arrival of our aircraft in comfort. Now that is good service!
Working with Sandie is RC, whose wit and vast knowledge of local attractions and history was also most helpful. RC will welcome you to Barbados at the airport and deliver you when you leave. Money very well spent.
Looking forward to returning to the Santa Neta in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Neta is a delightful boutique apartment complex comprising four apartments all uniquely designed to provide very comfortable, yet affordable accommodation. A true home away from home in the heart of the south coast, they are just a mere few steps away from its beautiful beaches and array of bistros, restaurants, shops and bars. Thus making it a very convenient location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa Neta Apartments Barbados/Hastings