The Australian owners of Little Good Harbour have managed not only to create a Barbados boutique hotel that captures the essence of the island’s beach life 20 years ago, but have also opened one of the most impressive restaurants in the country. A scattering of whitewashed coral-stone cottages, the seaside hotel smacks of unpretentious luxury – the perfect in-the-know hidey-hole for Caribbean beach-bunnies.
Fishermen haul their daily catch to the village next door at 5pm every Friday – pick up the finest and the freshest and fix yourself a fish supper in your fully fitted kitchen.
As well as snorkelling in the warm waters of the Atlantic just outside the hotel, other watersports, and fishing can all be arranged in the area – talk to the hotel. For more sedate sports, the golf course at nearby Sandy Lane (www.sandylane.com) provides a diverting afternoon on the green.