If you are looking for a perfect start to your vacation or just need to be in a tranquil environment and be pampered for the full stay of your vacation, then Sweetfield Manor (SM) is the ideal destination in Barbados. We were travelling for 16 days with 2 kids, aged 4 and 8, and wanted to kick off the first leg of our vacation somewhere relaxing and away from the usual hotel atmosphere with a genuine island flair. We chose SM because of its reputation of being authentically Caribbean.
SM is a beautifully renovated plantation house situated close to Bridgetown and just a 20 minute walk from one of the most delightful beaches in Barbados, Browns beach. SM is a charming and elegantly furnished enclosed hide-away with a reputation of being a fitting wedding backdrop, simply because to its lavishly kept gardens and scenic view of the Barbados coast.
Our reservation was seamless and the staff at SM are very friendly and attentive. On arrival, we were graciously welcomed with greeting cocktails and were shown to our Captains quarters for the first 2 nights in the main house. A typical Bed and Breakfast is an understatement, as the main house on this plantation, is handsomely outfitted and deservingly boasts a huge king size bed that provided a very comfortable sleep. Every morning an elaborate breakfast was prepared for us with fresh local produce and for the kids there was always something special added.
For 3 nights we stayed in the Carriage House. Here we had the chance to really let ourselves go in terms of the added space and a beautiful open terrace. The kids had bunk beds, which is always treat and we had a small kitchenette, which was handy to prepare food for ourselves throughout the day. Again the setting here, right in the garden, was picturesque and above all, the rooms where immaculate and clean. SM has such charm and as a guest, it is obvious that attention has been paid to every detail.
We had a perfect stay at SM. I cannot emphasis more how happy we were with our decision to stay there. Thank you again to the staff for their hospitality and for making our stay so memorable for our Family.