About This Listing
Located in a cottage detached from the main house is this charming one bedroom unit.
This unit has a very large space with an open-concept layout design consisting of living room, Corian-Type covered kitchen and counter-dining area with lots of storage space.
The bedroom with its king-size bed is enclosed with windows all around allowing for complete privacy when closed or totally open.
Just opposite the front entry is an outdoor shower. Your own private dining
and entertaining area awaits you with a picnic-style table and seating protected with an umbrella.
-2 minute walk from beach
- Air-conditioner in the bedroom
- Ceiling Fans
- Internet / (Wi-Fi)
- Private outdoor shower
- Outdoor dining
Isham and the owner, Carl, were very accommodating. The Plum was not available for our first night, so they let us stay in Jamoon and gave us an overall discount for the inconvenience of having to move.
Once we arrived, Carl came to meet us at a nearby restaurant to help us navigate to the place.
The setting is an old walled plantation that Carl has developed into a collection of apartments. The yard and overall atmosphere is very relaxing.
The inside of both the Jamoon and Plum are even better decorated than their photos would indicate. We were quite happy our stay.
Ishma and Carl welcomed us to Barbados in the lovely Karibu Gardens grounds. The 1BR cottage was even bigger than it appeared, fully stocked kitchen, and comfortable common space. Carl even woke up early to meet us at 4am when our flight arrived.
The location is a 10min walk to the center of Hastings, another 10mins to popular Accra beach. 10mins in the other direction to the Garrison/racetrack area. Very easy location.
Be aware that the bells from St Matthias Church across the street will wake you up promptly at 6am with a soothing jingle. They ring every hour during the day. Good motivation to start your day early.
Our stay was excellent and the hosts Jennifer and Carl were marvelous! Everything was well organized, from instructions to finding the place, to all the necessities in the cottage itself. There was more than enough space, we were even able to use our boxing gear to train in the mornings. The location is perfect, we had a car and drivingwise, the best beaches were at most 30 minutes away, both east and west. Also, Oistins is 12 min drive, which meant we got fresh fish everyday for lunch/dinner. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxed holiday, not bound by hotel schedules.
Great place to stay during the trip to the Barbados. Excellent, helpful, easygoing hosts, short walk from beaches and bus stops, close to the capital. All cottages are surrounded by the garden, assuring high level of security. You literally become a part of great community of people living there.
We left with outstanding memories and willingness to go back.
Overall I definitely recommend the Karibu Gardens as a perfect choice to stay in Barbados.
I cannot say enough about our truly amazing stay at the Plum Karibu Garden!!
Firstly, the grounds and accommodations are STUNNING! If you want a homey experience (complete with two cool dogs that I miss already),literally steps from amazing beaches and dining look no further!
All of this pales in comparison to the hosts Jennifer,Carl and Ishma Best,who are the most welcoming,engaging,fun and knowledgable hosts! For those of you who have not experienced how,at times,frustratingly slow everything works in Barbados,you wont have that experience staying at the Best family establishment. Communication and most importantly follow thru with any query or request lobbied was instantly addressed and resolved(example we came back on evening and the AC was on the fritz,within 10 mins it was fixed). They arranged a loaner mobile for us while in the island and invited us to a few local goings on as well. I wish I could expound more on what a pleasant stay we had at Karibu Garden,but the only way I can do that is by saying-reserve a room or cottage,pack your bags IMMEDIATELY,if not sooner,leave your cares behind as the Best family(could not be more aptly named!) will make sure you stay in the island and at Karibu Garden a memory that will last an absolute lifetime. They are TOP NOTCH!
By the by add the groundsman,Andrew and the dogs Handsome and Marley to that equation
One word - WOW! I actually stayed in a different apartment than the Cherry cottage but it was probably even nicer. Ishma, Jennifer, and Carl are just fantastic people and you instantly feel their warmth and generosity of spirit when you arrive at the Karibu Gardens. This place is phenomenal. Not only do you have a beautiful apartment and surroundings, you also instantly become part of a community of very cool people who are staying there - some for short term stays, other for longer term.
The location is absolutely perfect. 5 Minutes from the beach by foot. Great restaurants and bars in the area. Beautiful architecture abound. I will definitely be back to Karibu Gardens and even after only 3 days away, I look forward to seeing Ishma, Jennifer, and Carl again. Such awesome people with an fantastic concept in the Karibu Gardens. You also have a bunch of natural friends there - monkeys, lizards, birds .... I even encountered two land turtles mating, on Earth Day too :).
I am left with great memories and the inclination to go back - I don't think you can ask for anything more from a stay somewhere.
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