I had a very enjoyable week with Christy and Victor. They are amazing hosts and never tire of providing advice and assistance. Their home is delightful and comfortable, and has easy access to many of Barbados's attractions. It's only a quick walk to buses, or a 5 minute drive to Carlisle Bay, 10 minutes to St Lawrence Gap and south coast.
They are vegan/vegetarian and made it fun to explore their world of food with fantastic breakfasts and treats, largely made from things they grow in their organic garden. They took me and other guests to some of their favourite watering holes and social attractions which was very enjoyable. Their knowledge of Barbados and Bajan culture was such a nice complement to what could otherwise be quite a passive experience.
Treat yourself to a week or more staying with this great couple, and let them treat you like an honoured guest.
Quite nice place that is mainly furnished and decorated with good taste. Still I would advise you to have a look at different apartments available before deciding to stay. One apartment I was shown smelled terribly musty and there is not a single word on Tripadvisor that the Palmetto Apartment does not have an ensuite bathroom. Not unimportant if you do not like adjacent bathrooms and even need barrier-free access. Surprisingly enough, wheelchair access is guaranteed on Tripadvisor.
I prefer accommodation with a safety box inside my room or at a 24/7-staffed front desk – both not available here. No matter how safe a country might be perceived, it feels strange to leave my valuables just like that in my room or somewhere else unattended.
I do not need daily room cleaning, but sweeping the floor and cleaning the bathroom every third day would surely make a stay more pleasant. Put some money aside since your apartment will only be cleaned on request and at extra charge. You should also bring really good earplugs since the owner´s and neighbour´s dogs will howl at the moon like a pack of wolves.
And one more good advice from me: do not agree on room rates with anybody but the owner! Thus, you will do yourself a favour and save yourself some troubles when finally settling the bill on departure day. Also be aware that there is no credit card machine available. Only cash will do.
Leaving with a bitter aftertaste … I do not see myself returning. And every business owner should know: there is a big difference between a simple repeat customer and a more valuable return customer.
When you arrive at the Chi Centre you quickly realize that this is not a normal hotel or B & B. The wonderful hosts, Christy and Victor, want everyone to enjoy themselves and to make it an exceptional experience for their guests. They welcomed us as if we were close family and made the experience so memorable for us. There cannot be a better way of seeing the island, eating the food and getting all the best tips. With all their knowledge, helpfulness and hospitality, Christy and Victor were so friendly and we will be back as soon as possible. Whenever I sit at work, in my boring office and I think of our stay, it makes me smile. Many thanks for such a wonderful holiday.
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What a splendid cozy zen retreat. Christy and Victor took amazing care of us and our children, they both have so much passion for Barbados, we all leaned a ton! The flat was perfect, it was so nice to have a kitchen, and the grounds are truly magical.
The ChiCentre was peaceful and breathtaking. Christy our host was so thoughtful and made our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The property was a home away from home. The property was clean and was so in tune to nature. We were able to see and hear the birds singing enjoy the mangoes and just walk around the property. We would definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you Christy for a memorable vacation :-)
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