Vauxhall, St. James, Barbados
"Fantastic Resort !"
Posted by: jonathan
on Jun 13, 2011 >
2 contribution(s) United Kingdom
Visited on: Jun, 2011 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
343 people found this review helpful
Last week I got back from the best holiday I had ever been on. My girlfriend and I took a pre summer holiday to the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados; we stayed at the notorious Almond beach club resort, as we had heard many good reviews about it.
On our arrival to the small spa resort we we’re greeted in the foyer by a assembly of friendly butlers who instantly relieved us of our luggage and bought us two large coco nuts bursting full of fruity rum punch, it was just what we needed after a long flight and uncomfortable transfer.
We we’re lead to our room and left to unpack before the phone rang; it was the concierge. We we’re invited to attend the monthly Gala; The Galas are usually for Almonds prised clients but as it was our first stay with the hotel chain we’re kindly invited. The evening was filled with traditional Caribbean music, authentic steel bands and lots of dancing, it was an awesome evening and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our days consisted of lounging under the beautiful warm Caribbean sun either by the quite pool or beside the picturesque beach. Evening walks in the sugary white sand we’re a daily must, so was drinking plentiful amounts of rum at the several bars.
The dinning and cuisine was out of this world, there were only two restaurants at the small resort but they we’re superb, extensive menus of locally sourced food served all day, you can’t beat fresh fruit either which was probably picked only a few miles away.
The overall experience at the Almond beach club was fantastic; I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxury holiday to Barbados on a budget.
I’d like to thank all of the staff at Almond club resort for their great hospitality.
"Calling this place a dump would be an insult to dumps!"
Posted by: Mike
on Jan 21, 2010 >
1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jan, 2010 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
422 people found this review helpful
Please, for the love of God, don't ever stay in this shabby, overpriced, poor excuse for a resort! It's advertised as a 4-star resort, but the truth is that's it barely deserves a 1-star rating. 1.) There's no beach. Instead, there's a rock cliff strewn with boulders which overlooks the ocean. 2.) The rooms are tiny and smelly. 3.) The room features a luxurious 10" television!!! 4.) To get to our 2nd floor room we had to walk up a rickety, outdoor wooden fire escape whose paint was peeling and which felt like it could collapse at any time! 5.) When we asked about internet access, we were told that we could use the reception desk computer when the staff wasn't busy!!!!!!!! 6.) The plastic room key cards we were given had some kind of sticky brown sludge on them. I don't even want to speculate on what it was. 7.) There are no gift shops or any other kind of shopping in the resort. 8.) The entire facility is old, dim, dirty and shabby. I repeat...please, for the love of God, don't ever stay in this shabby, overpriced, poor excuse for a resort!