We didn't want to stay at a big all-inclusive resort and wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful. Bayfield House was just that. The house is on a quiet road but about ten minutes’ walk to Mullins Beach. The gardens are very private and planted with a variety of palms and plants, as well as mango trees. It was fun watching the local troop of monkeys come through the garden in the afternoon and Jason trying to stop them stealing the avocados off the tree. In the evening it was very relaxing sitting on the patio with a rum punch and listening to the tree frogs.
We had the Bulkeley room, which is on the first floor and overlooks the front garden. There is a veranda outside the room with cane chairs to use. Although the room had an air conditioner, we found that the ceiling fan was more than adequate. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities and a large fridge. There is a local mini mart but a bigger supermarket in Holetown, where you can get wine etc.
Trevor and Pam were very helpful on places to visit and when we went to Bridgetown, Holetown or Speightstown, advised the best places to go for lunch or dinner. Mullins and Tides (in Holetown) are good for a special meal. Fisherman's Pub in Speightstown is good value for lunch with typical Bajan food. Orange Street Grocer is Speightstown is also good (also sells Marmite!).
We used the local buses and there is a bus stop at the bottom of the road. The yellow buses are good fun with loud Reggae music and mostly mad drivers. We took the bus from Speightstown to Bathsheba and visited Andromeda Gardens and it was a great day out. Huntes Garden, Flower Forest and Welchman’s Gulley are worth a visit.
All in all, the best holiday we have had and we hope that we can return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities include a restaurant, bar, fresh water pool and complimentary WiFi connection. The wide and breezy wrap-around verandas on both ground and first floors have clusters of comfortable chairs making an ideal location to relax, read or just soak up the tranquility of the surrounding tropical gardens. Our colourful landscaped gardens with seasonal flowering trees also include mangoes, bananas, plaintains, fig bananas, limes, avacado and grapefruit. These attract a variety of wildlife including the Barbados green monkey. Arrangements have been made for our guests to use the Spa and Beauty Treatment facility "Indulgence" operated by Royal Westmoreland which is just a four minute walk away. On Mullins beach there are chaises and umbrellas for rent and a variety of water sports. Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant is an ideal spot for lunch, dinner or maybe a sunset cocktail. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bayfield House Hotel Mullins
- Bayfield House Barbados/Mullins