We’ve been daydreaming of slowing things down and taking that quiet Caribbean getaway. The haven of Little Good Harbour in Barbados will instantly put you on ‘island time’ – chill out with a day at the beach, in the spa, or trolling through the local markets.
Style Old-style Bajan beach houses
Setting Palm-fringed fishing village
Why this week? Basking in the sun is closer than ever on Barbados, a surprisingly accessible Caribbean island with direct flights from most major UK and US cities. It’s even simpler once you arrive; Little Good Harbour is home to one of the island’s most celebrated restaurants. The highly acclaimed Fish Pot takes its name seriously, filling its menu with the freshest seafood from the sea just outside your front door; it’s no wonder that the restaurant draws a buzzy crowd of locals and guests alike, night after night.
Lest you need any further encouragement, the hotel is offering an impressive 50 per cent off stay of seven nights or more before August 31 in one-bedroom suites, just for Mr & Mrs Smith members. Even if you can’t escape before the end of August, book before September 1, and get 25 per cent off your stay of seven nights or more in a one-bedroom suite from October 9 to December 15.
Our favourite bits… After awakening to the sounds of the waves crashing outside your whitewashed cottage, step out onto the beach, relax and dig your toes into the sand. Learn to catch a wave with the help of the hotel’s in-house surfing instructor, or, if you’re already an expert, let the concierge point you towards the best local sports for snorkelling, scuba diving, paddle boarding and sailing. After a day in the sun, pamper yourself at the Little Spa, where your toughest choice will be selecting a treatment from a menu full of massages, facials, body wraps and more. The restaurant is a must, but embrace the island’s fishing culture and pick up the daily catch from local fishermen to prepare in your fully outfitted kitchen for a night in.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘As the equatorial sun bursts through the plantation shutters and sends shafts of light across our four-poster bed into our pitched-roofed, white beamed, wooden-floored bedroom, the ambience is nothing less than charming. When we step out onto our balcony, we realise that all that separates us from the glittering Atlantic Ocean is an equally enticing swimming pool and the coastal road we came in on. Perfect.’ Read the full anonymous Mr & Mrs Smith review…
*Copy by Jennifer Trattler