My husband and I have stayed at Inchcape Sea Side Villas for many years now but always in Jan or Feb which is the high season in Barbados. Every review I have written has been better and better each time as it improves year after year. ( if that is possible). We have recently retired and had the fantastic opportunity to stay for five weeks in the low season, we wandered what the weather would be like ( although I would stay there what ever the weather wind rain or snow ) it was amazing we arrived just after a down pour and it remained cloudy until the next morning. For the next five weeks we had one night heavy rain ( which is very common in the high season) and only two cloudy days. We had a few days of high humidity but at Inscape there is always a lovely place to find a nice breeze. Although it never gets too busy in the high season it was lovely to experience it even quieter. Everything was at an even slower pace if that is possible all the restaurants were still all open with people having even more time and space for their customers. A very good time to go if you just want to explore Barbados and what it has to offer which is a lot.
Inchcape it self never disappoints it has so much to offer all age groups so much to do if you wish and so little if like us you are a bit lazy.
Kite and wind surfing facilities are right on your door step. The villas themselves are charming immaculate and all different adding to the establishments charm, it is like driving into a little oasis. The owner's and staff are amazing,happy charming and are always there all you have to do is ask and they will do anything for you they really do want you to have a good time. It is advisable to have a car to get out and about but we met a couple who were there for three weeks and they just used info from the internet to get around on public transport and probably saw more of the island than we did they really enjoyed doing it that way. There is alway's the almost resident taxi driver Rodney
who will take you any where you want on the island he is lovely.
We have stayed at Seaside,Sunset upstairs ( which is something else!) and our daughter at Seaside cottage all of which have a different charm.
Once again I would like to thank all the staff I miss them already.
Rosi and Wolfang really know what they are doing brilliant !
If you love sea sunsets and lovely people you must go !
Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
This truly was the trip of a life time! It was absolute paradise. It was the prettiest island, most gorgeous ocean and the kindest people on staff. No attitude there and they totally could have it because the resort is top shelf and extremely special. We were supposed to stay a week and extended it to 10 days because we didn't want to go home. It is immaculate, low key and very relaxing. The Inchcape Seaside Villas are very unique and beautiful, surrounded by pure nature, a white sand beach, tropical gardens. We loved snorkeling with turtles. This vacation, Barbados and above all the Inchcape Seaside Villas made my dreams come true. Can't wait to go back.
My wife and I recently returned from our Barbados trip, where we stayed at Inchcape. It's a beautiful property and unique with amazing views, well designed rooms and a very accommodating staff. We have both traveled extensively and can honestly say this was one of the most enjoyable experiences we've ever had at a hotel or resort.
You will have difficulty finding another location like this one anywhere in the world.
The resort itself is beautiful, and designed to be self contained with an emphasis on ecology and preserving the environment. Every architectural detail in the rooms and across the property is very well done.
Every single staff member was friendly, knowledgeable and polite, from the airport pick up service driver, all maids to the manager.
The view from any apartment we saw, is relaxing, unique and beautiful... looking out past the waters of the Atlantic side of the Caribbean to the reef that surrounds the island in the distance. We even saw turtles surfing the shorebreak right in front of our house.
The food all over the island is very good too. Also be sure to sign up for daily excursions. Everyday we either snorkeled, toured the island by car or boat, sailed, paddle boarded or did some type of watersports activity.
We came for two weeks and stayed in two of the apartments, Seaview and Sunset. Other travellers seem to suggest Tower, but we cannot comment!
The best thing about Inchcape is its location to the Kitesurfing Capital of Barbados, Silversands. If you're not a surfer, it's isolated and you need a car to find bars, restaurants and other beaches.
Sunset (Downstairs). A much larger 2-bed apartment with the gardens and sea beyond. This has a kitchen, lounge/dining area and a master and triple suite, both with ensuite bathrooms, plus a very large verandah with great views.
Overall view on location is this: if you want a get away from it all place with great views, or you are a keen surfer, kitesurfer, wind surfer, this place is most definitely for you.
If not, get a car and it's minutes to beaches you can safely swim at like Miami (Enterprise) Beach or Carlisle Bay; or places to eat like Oistins Fish Fry (try Uncle George's!), Surfers Bay beach bar, Kermit's Bar (very local), St Lawrence Gap, Worthing, Accra, Hastings and Rockley.
The nearest walk to eatery/bar is Surfers Bay, but it only really opens at 5pm. The food is great and Sunday Night is their big night.
There is loads to do and see on the south of the island. Crane beach is 30 mins by car, lovely lovely beach - plenty of other trip advisor ideas too if you search.
We loved Inchcape. Wolfgang found us a hire car and managed our planned change of rooms very efficiently for us. The maids are friendly and cheerful. The rooms are kept clean, and fresh towels and linen every three days is fine. Salt air and occasional showers mean windows sometimes must be closed, but we didn't need the AC in the room, the gentle breeze was very comfortable in 29 degree heat.
And no bugs at this time of year!! Marvellous!!
Definitely worth serious consideration if you're after peace and tranquility, are prepared to use the reggae buses or get a car, for a more local vibe than the West Coast offering. We loved it and will be back.
Stayed March 2015, travelled as a couple
Have had the pleasure of staying at inscape for the past six years the whole complex is wonderful ! We normally stay at seaside which is beautiful you feel as if you are living on the beach.This year we were lucky enough to stay in sunset upstairs words cannot describe haw beautiful it was I had to keep pinching myself
to make sure it was real I thought I had died and gone to heaven what more can I say !
Our stay there in sunset villa was perfect. loved the Barbadians nothing was too much trouble. Rodney our taxi driver took us on a tour of the island so very relaxing. Sonia our maid kept the villa spotless, Larry our security man told us lots of stories of his life in Barbados & Natalie was there for anything we wanted. We would stay at Inchcape again but we would hire a car next time now we know the Island ~ look forward to our next visit Joan & Chris Powles