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I went to Port Ferdinand today with some friends as I wanted to check it out with a view of using the facilities in the near future. I asked the security guard if we could quickly come inside and have a Look and he bluntly replied "no you can't" and walked away!!!! Now I don't have a problem if you have a policy of no admittance but I found this rude and not what I expect from such an establishment. I was given access for the same reason at Port St Charles and the Crane Hotel and met with friendly responses! Your security guard needs to do better... manners much to be desired!
Accommodation is the BEST... beautifully furnished and very spacious. We booked a one bed apt.. we had 2 bathrooms, very large kitchen and dining room, utility and huge balcony. The furnishings were extremely nice and the whole place was immaculate. Our balcony overlooked the marina. Although when we stayed there, the resort was very quiet this suited us. The poolside bar was great, good quality food and the on site restaurant 13.59 was amazing... the chef there at the moment has a huge following in Barbados and consequently you probably need to book a table. My only criticism were the reception / concierge girls... could have been friendlier and more helpful but I think that is the Bajan way... like to pretend they are busy whilst surfing the internet!! My opining is that they were particularly lazy and wanted to do the absolute minimum for the guests. It was almost like a challenge to get them to do something. Anyway, we would definately return because the positives out weigh the negative
Very well appointed apartments , well furnished but with very little Caribbean about them. The buildings themselves overlook a nearly empty marina and are more Palm Beach than anything else. Half of this development has been built already some 2-3+ years but seemingly little has sold to date as prices are much too high. In the meantime the resort is renting out the apartments on short term lets to help with the cash flow. In many respects the resort offers a good alternative to Sandy Lane except for its location and the lack of a sandy beach just for residents - the only option being Nikki Beach which is not too far but if you are looking for a quiet day by the beach then this is not a good alternative. Speightstown while up and coming is some way removed from the platinum coast so a car rental is a must to move around the island. The only times we visited the resort was dead and there is very little to do immediately on site although there is a spa , yacht and motor boat rentals which are open to the general public. The whole concept appears to be geared to American and / or Canadian guests but Barbados is essentially a British island which means that sales of the apartments will not be easy unless prices drop quite dramatically. There is a good restaurant on site Dockside 1359 and also a snack bar for lunch and drinks run by Gilbert a friendly and efficient local.!! If you are visiting Barbados for a few days then Port Ferdinand is a good option but it is very quiet and there are a number of significant disadvantages compared to resorts along the west coast between there and Holetown and further south on the island.
The resort really isn't a resort, it is a first class condo. The condo itself was outstanding. it is well built, well maintained with top of the line finishes. There is no room service and unfortunately for us no grocery delivery was available the day we arrived. There is limited food and drink service available by the pool but only during the day. The restaurant at the Marina was top of the line and we found a few restaurants close by that were also excellent. All in all it is a very quiet well maintained property .
We chose this resort for the quality of the accommodations and were not dissappointed. The room was luxurious, clean, and the all amenities were available. The kitchen was excellent. The staff were very helpful. Some have written about this resort being a bit of a distance from BridgeTown or other Barbados attractions and have mentioned cabs are expensive. They are expensive, however, if you are willing to take the bus you can go all of the way to BridgeTown for $1.00, max $2.00 if you grab one of the small white busses (we never waited more than 5 minutes for one) to Speighstown. The bus is an experience on its own. We enjoyed it. Ride the white bus to Speightstown and then transfer to the yellow bus to Bridgetown. The yellow bus is odd. Great music on the bus but really quite a quiet ride with everyone keeping to themself otherwise. We bused to Holetown and purchased groceries. The cab ride back was $25,00 U.S.. We also rented a car for one day and that worked out well also. Slight negatives: Nikki Beach Resort is a bit noisy in the early evening. Pounding loud music. You really can’t enjoy your deck until the sun goes down. Annoying buzzing kites all day long. You think I am picky, just wait. Again, they stop when the sun goes down. We would have liked the water taxi to run more often. Huge plus: We had a late flight. Our room was booked so we had to check out at noon. The resort, however, provided us a room to use to shower and change after an afternoon on the beach. Most resorts would not do this. Overall the resort was excellent. It is a place to enjoy your room, deck, drink some wine and spend time with whomever you are on holidays with. There is not really anything going on in the evenings here, but that is what we were looking for on this vacation,
Stayed at Port Ferdinand during the off season, they are luxury residences but you get all the services of staying at a luxury resort, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, they booked multiple reservations and coordinated cabs for us. The rooms are gorgeous, they are very large, there was just two of us and we had enough room for a family of 10. Walking distance to a beach with a nightclub, the beach was nice but the people that frequented there were loud. They have a free water taxi to the sister resort which is an incredible place to watch a sunset. The restaurant was under construction when we were there so we did not dine at Port Ferdinand. It is a little bit of a drive from anything though and cabs are expensive. The service by the pool is slow, would recommend ordering a second drink as soon as you get your first one. all in all a great stay and would recommend for anyone looking for a little secluded spot in Barbados
Port Ferdinand is magnificent! We stayed at the sister property St. Peters Bay but spent an afternoon at Port Ferdinand after fishing. The marina and facilities are stunning, clean and convenient. The pool is beautiful and the restaurant at the pool was excellent with exceptional service from Michelle. The location is fabulous for a fishing excursion from the marina.
I know it’s a few weeks late, but I wanted to reach out to thank the resort for hiring such lovely staff. From start to finish, it was a beautiful holiday! The grounds were gorgeous, and the “adult” kids fully enjoyed the games room. The girls at Concierge always had a smile, and graciously answered all of our questions. The security team were friendly and professional (thanks Eddy), and housekeeping was great. At the Quarter Deck we made fast friends with Gilbert, Michelle, Marcelle, and Phoebe. They were incredible, and more than helpful if you were there for a drink, or to only lounge by the pool. If you’d like to see Barbados in a more than comfortable, beautiful setting...this is your place! Thanks to everyone for an amazing vacation!!
My wife and I stayed for 10 days in a luxury condo overlooking the marina the week of October 19th. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. The condo was beautiful and had all the amenities of home. The service was great. The food was very good. we had a large sea turtle under our balcony and a lot of fist to entertain us as we enjoyed our large patio. I liked the fact that there were only a few yachts in the marina as it was nice and peaceful. The pool was very relaxing and you can go to the near by beach to enjoy the water. The only downside was the beach was very small and had a few locals on the beach playing soccer when there was not the room for it. You can go to the beach at he sister property which was larger with beautiful water but it takes time to get the water taxi to take you there and pick you up to go back to the resort as there is only one water taxi and he does snorkeling trips also. We had a car for the week that they brought us so we could travel the island whenever we felt like it. The reception was first class and so was the check out. Great vacation. We travel 4 times a year to different locations and resorts and we would definitely return to this resort.
Today my wife and I called in to investigate renting an apartment. The man on the gate was very helpful showing us where to park and taking us to Customer Service. Things deteriorated rapidly from this point. The "Lady" in customer services was incredibly rude and unhelpful and us asking about renting was clearly not welcome. When we left (There is no way we would stay there) we noticed that were few people or boats in the place, no wonder, and we later learned that business is not good. I wonder why??
Located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Mullins Beach, Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Barbados Wildlife Reserve. This 46-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.
This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
The 46 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens and balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect 55-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.
Guests of Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100.00 per vehicle one-way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.